The whole being of a mulatress is given over to sensual pleasure and the flame of this goddess burns in her heart so as only to be snuffed out with life itself… Even the most
inflamed imagination can conceive of nothing that she has not fathomed, concocted,
experienced. Her sole vocation is to bewitch the senses, deliver them to the most
delicious ecstasies, enrapture them with the most seductive temptations; nature, pleasure’s accomplice, has given her charms, endowments, inclinations, and what is indeed more dangerous, the ability to enjoy such sensations even more keenly than her partners, including some unknown to Sappho.
-Moreau de Saint-Méry, Description topographique, physique, civile, politique, et historique de la partie Française de l’isle Saint-Domingue, (1797): 104.