Dear Readers, today I'm posting
a letter written by Phillis Wheatley
to the Countess of Huntington
if you compare her letter to a letter we would
write nowadays our letters just sound sloppy
sloppy English our letters compared to hers
are like that of a childs isn't that strange because
we have been American citizens since we were young
and she was only here from the time she was eight and so fourth.
Come to thing of it we even try to make it shorter how are you we say
How r u or instead of saying how have things been for you we say how have things been 4 u.I don't know about you but I'm going to try to use proper English from now on not all the time mostly on my blog but I'm not going to shorten my English.
Most noble lady
The Occasion of my addressing your Ladyship will,I hope,
Apologize for this my boldness in my doing it: it is to enclose a few
lines on the decease of your worthy Chaplain, Rev'd Mr.
Whitefield, in the loss of whom I Sincerely sympathize with
your Ladyship; butyour great loss which is his greater gain, will,
I hope, meet with infinite reparation in the presence of God, the
Divine Benefactor whose image you bare by filial imitation.
The Tongues of the learned are insufficient, much less the
pen of an untutor'd African, to paint in lively characters, the ex-
cellencies of this citizen of Zion! I beg an interest to your Lady-
ship's prayers and Am,
With great humility
your Ladyships most
Obedient Humble Servant
[Boston Oct. 25, 1770]
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Goodbye for now