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Phillis Wheatley - A Rebus, By I. B.

I.
A BIRD delicious to the taste,
On which an army once did feast,
Sent by an hand unseen;
A creature of the horned race,
Which Britain's royal standards grace;
A gem of vivid green;

II.
A town of gaiety and sport,
Where beaux and beauteous nymphs resort,
And gallantry doth reign;
A Dardan hero fam'd of old
For youth and beauty, as we're told,
And by a monarch slain;

III.
A peer of popular applause,
Who doth our violated laws,
And grievances proclaim.
Th' initials show a vanquish'd town,
That adds fresh glory and renown
To old Britannia's fame. 

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Poet: Phillis Wheatley
Poem: A Rebus, By I. B.

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 15th, 2005 at 7:44 AM.

This is very well written, I like it a lot!

Ashley from United States

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