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Integrated Literary Assignment 5 – U3.2.3 Compare the role of women, African Americans, American Indians, and France in helping shape the outcome of the war. By: Elise Wiegers
A society of patriotic ladies, at Edenton in North Carolina
On Virtue – By Phillis Wheatley O thou bright jewel in my aim I strive To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach. I cease to wonder, and no more attempt Thine height t’explore, or fathom thy profound. But, O my soul, sink not into despair, Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand Would now embrace thee, hovers o’er thine head. Fain would the heaven-born soul with her converse, Then seek, then court her for her promised bliss. Auspicious queen, thine heavenly pinions spread, And lead celestial Chastity along; Lo! now her sacred retinue descends, Arrayed in glory from the orbs above. Attend me, Virtue, thro’ my youthful years! O leave me not to the false joys of time! But guide my steps to endless life and bliss. Greatness, or Goodness, say what I shall call thee, To give an higher appellation still, Teach me a better strain, a nobler lay, O Thou, enthroned with Cherubs in the realms of day!
Our Women ALL hail ! superior sex, exalted fair, Mirrors of virtue, Heaven's peculiar care; Form'd to enspirit and enoble man The immortal finish of Creation's plan ! Accept the tribute of our warmest praise The soldier's blessing and the patriot's bays ! For fame's first plaudit we no more contest Constrain'd to own it decks the female breast. While partial prejudice is quite disarm'd, And e'en pale envy with encomiums charm'd, Freedom no more shall droop her languid head, Nor dream supine on sloth's lethargic bed. No more sit weeping o'er the veteran band, Those virtuous, brave protectors of her land; Who, nobly daring, stem despotic sway, And live the patriot wonders of the day. For lo! these sons her glorious work renew, Cheer'd by such gifts, and, smiles, and pray'rs from you! More precious treasure in the soldier's eye Than all the wealth Potosi's mines supply. And now ye sister angels of each state, Their honest bosoms glow with joy elate, Their gallant hearts with gratitude expand And trebly feel the bounties of your hand. And wing'd for you their benedictions rise, Warm from the soul and grateful to the skies Nor theirs alone th' historian patriots fir'd, Shall bless the generous virtue you've inspir'd. Invent new epithet to warm their page, And bid you live admired from age to age; With sweet applauses dwell on every name, Endear your memories and embalm your fame, And thus the future bards shall soar sublime, And waft you glorious down the stream of time; The breeze of panegyric fill each sail, And plaudits pure perfume the increasing gale. Then freedom's ensign thus inscribed shall wave, "The patriot females who their country save;" Till time's abyss absorb'd in heavenly lays, Shall flow in your eternity of praise.
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Women of the American Revolution Lessons Native Americans’ Role in the American Revolution: Choosing Sides American Revolution Web
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