Thursday, January 6, 2011

More on Phillis Weatley

Dear Readers, if you enjoyed my
earlier post on Phillis Weatley and
her poems
you'll enjoy this one.


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 favors past,
The meanest peasant must admire the last.*
May George, beloved by all the nations round,
Live with heav'n's choicest constant. blessings
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.

Goodbye for now
Poem Girl.


  1. Very intesting - especially in view of the last sentence. It reminds how we ought to pray for our leaders. "Great God, direct and guard him from on high - and from his head let ev'ry evil fly!" That's wonderful.

  2. I learn much from reading blogs. And now I am learning about the lovely Phillis Weatley. What a great share about such as she.