A rare portrait of Phillis Wheatley shows her facing forward, wearing an evening dress and jewelry.
The portrait appeared in Revue des Colonies in Paris between 1834 and 1842.
Image Credit: Schomburg Center
" 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 "
For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following sources:
Perspectives in American Literature
National Women's History Museum
Here's a link to her poems and articles about Wheatly
National Poetry Foundation