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Poems By a Slave (Classic Reprint)

  • Author:George Moses Horton
  • Publisher:Forgotten Books
  • Category:Book
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:34
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.1
  • Publication Date:July 25, 2012
  • ASIN:B008XDI74C
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Synopsis
Mr. Horton owns, in circumstances of the greatest possible simplicity. His master says he knew nothing of his poetry, but as he heard of it from others. George knows how to read, and is now learning to write. All his pieces are written down by others; and his reading, which is done at night, and at the usual intervals allowed to slaves, has been much employed on poetry, such as he could procure, this being the species of composition most interesting to him. It is thought best to print his productions without correction, that the mind of the reader may be in no uncertainty as to the originality and genuineness of every part. We shall conclude this account of Geobge, with an assurance that he has been ever a faithful, honest and industrious slave. That his heart has felt deeply and sensitively in this lowest possible condition of human nature, will easily be believed, and is impressively confirmed by one of his stanzas, Come, melting Pity, from afar, And break this vast enormous oar Between a wretch and thee ;P urchase a few short days of time, And bid a vassal soar sublime, On wings of Liberty. Raleigh July 2, 1829. PREFACE TO THE SECOJVD EDITION. Of these poems, the present publisher has never seen or heard of but one copy, which was recently obtained by Joshua Coffin, of this city, from a gentleman who met with it in Cincinnati a few years ago. The pamphlet is republished, without any alterations, even verbal; except the insertion of the headline, Poems by a slave, over the pages, and the omission of the title page, which ran as follows: The Hope of Liberty, containing a number of poetical pieces. By George M. Horton. Raleigh, printed by Gales Son, 1829. Observe 1st, That Gales, the printer of the pamphlet, is now one of the firm of Gales Seaton, at Washington, no abolitionist. 2nd, The publisher admits slavery to be tk the lowest possible condition of huma
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