Some view our sable race with scornful eye,"Their colour is a diabolic die."Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
"On Being Brought from Africa to America" lines 5-8, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773)
Creation smiles in various beauty gay While day to night, and night succeeds dayPhillis Wheatley
But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside,And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd,In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain,Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain,Your pains they witness, but they can no more,While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore.Phillis Wheatley
When first thy pencil did these beaties give; And breathing figures learnt from thee to live.Phillis Wheatley