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3.10: Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–1784)

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    Introduction Needed

    Phillis_Wheatley_frontispiece-236x300.jpg
    Portrait of Phillis Wheatley, attributed by some scholars to Scipio Moorhead

    “Brought from Africa to America”

    ‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
    Taught my benighted soul to understand
    That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:
    Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
    Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
    “Their colour is a diabolic die.”
    Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
    May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.


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