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" I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. "
A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams - Page 581
by Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
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Into the Mouths of Babes: An Anthology of Children's Abolitionist Literature

Deborah C. De Rosa - Education - 2005 - 390 pages
...and these people and their children are the slaves spoken of in the poetry Lucy has been saying: — 'I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep.' "These were things the slaves were employed to do. When it was very hot, the masters and mistresses...
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 408 pages
...sinews bought and sold have ever earnM* No : dear as freedom )s, and in my hcarfs Just estimation prilM above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him* We have no Blavet at home — why then abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o*er the wavt That...
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