Famous Quotes of Poet Phillis Wheatley

Here you will find a huge collection of inspiring and beautiful quotes of Phillis Wheatley.Our large collection of famous Phillis Wheatley Quotations and Sayings are inspirational and carefully selected. We hope you will enjoy the Quotations of Phillis Wheatley on poetandpoem.com. We also have an impressive collection of poems from famous poets in our poetry section

Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their color is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.

(Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784), U.S. poet. On Being Brought from Africa to America (l. 1-8). . . Norton Anthology of American Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Nina Baym and others, eds. (2d ed., 1985) W. W. Norton & Company.)