Treasure Island

Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

An Hymn to Humanity

I.

Lo! for this dark terrestrial ball
Forsakes his azure-paved hall
A prince of heav'nly birth!
Divine Humanity behold,
What wonders rise, what charms unfold
At his descent to earth!

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