Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

by Phillis Wheatley

"To Captain H. D. of the 65th Regiment."

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1773
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Wheatley, P. (1773). Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.London, England: A. Bell.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.5
  • Word Count: 86
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: 18th century literature, american authors, poetry
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SAY, muse divine, can hostile scenes delight
The warrior's bosom in the fields of fight?
Lo! here the christian and the hero join
With mutual grace to form the man divine.
In H–––––D see with pleasure and surprise,
Where valour kindles, and where virtue lies:
Go, hero brave, still grace the post of fame,
And add new glories to thine honour'd name,
Still to the field, and still to virtue true:
Britannia glories in no son like you.