To Captain H—–d, of the 65th Regiment

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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Phillis Wheatley's poem To Captain H—–d, of the 65th Regiment

1 Comment

  1. Nancy Myerholtz says:

    Has anyone discovered the full name of the Captain in her poem? Was it a real person?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Phillis Wheatley better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.