Poets: Phillis Wheatley African, American, Poet and Slave.

 

‘But how presumptuous shall we hope to find

Divine acceptance with the Almighty mind

While yet o deed ungenerous they disgrace

And hold in bondage Afric: blameless race

Let virtue reign and then accord our prayers

Be victory ours and generous freedom theirs’.

By:

Phillis Wheatley

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