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Wheatley   /wˈitli/  /hwˈitli/   Listen

American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784).  Synonym: Phillis Wheatley.

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"Wheatley" Quotes from Famous Books

... said Charles Larkyns, "which always contained a full, true, and particular account of his Wheatley doings. He used to go over there, Verdant, to indulge in the noble sport of cock-fighting, for which he had a most unamiable and unenviable weakness; that was the reason why he was called 'Cocky' Palmer. His elder brother ...
— The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green • Cuthbert Bede

... myself the other night at Niblo's Garding, which is now, by the way, Wheatley's Garding. (I don't know what's bcum of Nib.) I couldn't see much of a garding, however, and it struck me if Mr. Wheatley depended on it as regards raisin things, he'd run short of gardin sass. ...
— The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 7 • Charles Farrar Browne

... expression for its innermost emotions, their attempts have been, for the most part, divisible into two classes. In the first of these may be grouped the verses in which the lyrist put forth sentiments common to all mankind and in no wise specifically those of his own race; and from the days of Phyllis Wheatley to the present the most of the poems written by men who were not wholly white are indistinguishable from the poems written by men who were wholly white. Whatever their merits might be, these verses cast little or no light upon ...
— Fifty years & Other Poems • James Weldon Johnson

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