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Phillis Wheatley, The Freedom of Imagination


Imagination! Who can sing thy force?

Or who describe the swiftness of thy course?

Soaring through the air to find the bright abode,

Th’ empyreal palace of the thund’ring God,

We on thy pinions can surpass the wind,

And leave the rolling universe behind.

Phillis Wheatley, 1773