Running a thousand miles for freedom, or, The escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery

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William Tweedie, 1860 - 111 páginas
 

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Página 96 - Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: he shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best : thou shalt not oppress him.
Página 97 - I venerate the man whose heart is warm, Whose hands are pure, whose doctrine and whose life, Coincident, exhibit lucid proof That he is honest in the sacred cause.
Página 11 - A slave is one who is in the power of a master to whom he belongs. The master may sell him, dispose of his person, his industry, and his labor. He can do nothing, possess nothing, nor acquire anything, but what must belong to his master.
Página 38 - United States ! your banner wears Two emblems: one of fame; Alas, the other that it bears Reminds us of your shame ! "The white man's liberty, in types, Stands blazoned by your stars; But what's the meaning of your stripes? They mean your negroes
Página 12 - Slaves shall be deemed, held, taken, reputed, and adjudged in law to be chattels personal in the hands of their owners and possessors, and their executors, administrators, and assigns, to ALL INTENTS, CONSTRUCTIONS, AND PURPOSES WHATSOEVER.
Página 108 - Thou livest in the life of all good things ; What words thou spak'st for Freedom shall not die •, Thou sleepest not, for now thy Love hath wings To soar where hence thy Hope could hardly fly. And often, from that other world, on this Some gleams from great souls gone before may shine, To shed on struggling hearts a clearer bliss, And clothe the Eight with lustre more divine.
Página 12 - Any person who shall maliciously dismember, or deprive a slave of life shall suffer such punishment as would be inflicted in case the like offence had been committed on a free white person, and on the like proof, except in case of insurrection of such slave.
Página 18 - Why stands she near the auction stand? That girl so young and fair; What brings her to this dismal place? Why stands she weeping there? Why does she raise that bitter cry? Why hangs her head with shame, As now the auctioneer's rough voice So rudely calls her name! But see! she grasps a manly hand, And in a voice so low, As scarcely to be heard, she says, "My brother, must I go?

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