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Wheatley [married name Peters], Phillislocked

(c. 1753–1784)
  • John C. Shields

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Wheatley [married name Peters], Phillis (c. 1753–1784), poet, was born along the banks of the Gambia River, probably of aristocratic African parentage. The slender facial features, small nose, thin lips, and narrow brow rendered in the woodcut portrait used as the frontispiece to her only printed volume most closely resemble those of ...

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