ID 14253
Title An elegiac poem, on the death of that celebrated divine, and eminent servant of Jesus Christ, the late reverend, and pious George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess of Huntingdon, &c. &c. Who made his exit from this transitory state, to dwell in the celestial realms of bliss, on Lord's-Day, 30th of September, 1770, when he was seiz'd with a fit of the asthma, at Newbury-Port, near Boston, in New-England. In which is a condolatory address to his truly noble benefactress the worthy and pious Lady Huntingdon;-- and the orphan-children in Georgia; who, with many thousands are left, by the death of this great man, to lament the loss of a father, friend, and benefactor. By Phillis, a servant girl of 17 years of age, belonging to Mr. J. Wheatley, of Boston:--And has been but 9 years in this country from Africa.
Contributors Wheatley, Phillis (Author)
Signed Author By Phillis, a Servant Girl of 17 Years of Age, belonging to Mr. J. Wheatley, of Boston ;--And has been but 9 Years in this Country from Africa.
Pseudonym
Firms Ezekiel Russell (Bookseller); John Boyles (Bookseller)
Self-published No
Volumes 1
Pagination
Date of Publication 1770
Edition Statement
Edition Number
Date of First Publication 1770
Imprint Sold by Ezekiel Russell, in Queen-Street, and John Boyles, in Marlboro'-Street.
Colophon
Copyright Statement
Location of Printing Boston US
Format broadside (bs)
Length (cm) 42
Width (cm) 26
Price (pound)
Price (shilling)
Price (pence)
Total Price (in pence)
Non-UK Price
Genre Poetry
Sources Sabin Americana: History of the Americas 1500–1926 GALE|CY0103367922
American Antiquarian Society (#https://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=331125)
ESTC (#W31824)
Shelfmarks
Notes Imprint and date of publication taken from American Antiquarian Society data; Sabin Americana digitization missing imprint. Assumed to be one of the 62-line broadsides Young lists with the following publisher and date data: "Boston: publisher unknown, 1770 [printed 5 times]"; title IDs 15521, 15534, 15539, 15540 are the four other records created for this data.
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Bibliographic Entry

@book{ wphp_14253
  author={Wheatley,Phillis},
  year={1770},
  title={An elegiac poem, on the death of that celebrated divine, and eminent servant of Jesus Christ, the late reverend, and pious George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess of Huntingdon, &c. &c. Who made his exit from this transitory state, to dwell in the celestial realms of bliss, on Lord's-Day, 30th of September, 1770, when he was seiz'd with a fit of the asthma, at Newbury-Port, near Boston, in New-England. In which is a condolatory address to his truly noble benefactress the worthy and pious Lady Huntingdon;-- and the orphan-children in Georgia; who, with many thousands are left, by the death of this great man, to lament the loss of a father, friend, and benefactor. By Phillis, a servant girl of 17 years of age, belonging to Mr. J. Wheatley, of Boston:--And has been but 9 years in this country from Africa.},
  publisher={},
  address={Boston},    }

Recommended Citation

Wheatley, Phillis. "An elegiac poem, on the death of that celebrated divine, and eminent servant of Jesus Christ, the late reverend, and pious George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess of Huntingdon, &c. &c. Who made his exit from this transitory state, to dwell in the celestial realms of bliss, on Lord's-Day, 30th of September, 1770, when he was seiz'd with a fit of the asthma, at Newbury-Port, near Boston, in New-England. In which is a condolatory address to his truly noble benefactress the worthy and pious Lady Huntingdon;-- and the orphan-children in Georgia; who, with many thousands are left, by the death of this great man, to lament the loss of a father, friend, and benefactor. By Phillis, a servant girl of 17 years of age, belonging to Mr. J. Wheatley, of Boston:--And has been but 9 years in this country from Africa." The Women's Print History Project, 2019, title ID 14253 https://womensprinthistoryproject.com/title/14253. Accessed 2021-09-24.

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