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Phillis Wheatley - To The King's Most Excellent Majesty

YOUR subjects hope, dread Sire--
The crown upon your brows may flourish long,
And that your arm may in your God be strong!
O may your sceptre num'rous nations sway,
And all with love and readiness obey!
But how shall we the British king reward!
Rule thou in peace, our father, and our lord!
Midst the remembrance of thy favours past,
The meanest peasants most admire the last*
May George, beloved by all the nations round,
Live with heav'ns choicest constant blessings crown'd!
Great God, direct, and guard him from on high,
And from his head let ev'ry evil fly!
And may each clime with equal gladness see
A monarch's smile can set his subjects free!

* The Repeal of the Stamp Act. 

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Poet: Phillis Wheatley
Poem: To The King's Most Excellent Majesty
Year: Published/Written in 1768
Poem of the Day: Aug 9 2007

Comment 3 of 3, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
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Vedlinejada from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 2 of 3, added on October 27th, 2010 at 1:32 PM.
Symbolism and Racial Tensions

I like this poem

Nicky Hyman from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on October 14th, 2005 at 11:44 AM.

Very nice poem. It was very well written and had a clear point. It was written with a good tone and told the king what she wanted him to do and why. Overall it was a great poem.

Ishaan Shah from United States

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