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    To the KING's Most Excellent Majesty.
  --  1768.   Table of Contents     On the Death of the Rev. 
Dr.
 SEWELL.
  --   1769.

Wheatley, Phillis.
Poems

- POEMS -- ON -- VARIOUS SUBJECTS.
- On being brought from AFRICA to -- AMERICA.


On being brought from AFRICA to
AMERICA.


"TWAS mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our fable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
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    To the KING's Most Excellent Majesty.
  --  1768.   Table of Contents     On the Death of the Rev. 
Dr.
 SEWELL.
  --   1769.