George Moses Horton

(1797 - 1884 / Northampton, North Carolina)

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  • Hadley (5/31/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    This photo is of Martin Robinson Delany, not George Moses Horton

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  • Jessica (2/23/2018 9:31:00 AM)

    is this guy any good project person?

Best Poem of George Moses Horton

On Liberty And Slavery

Alas! and am I born for this,
To wear this slavish chain?
Deprived of all created bliss,
Through hardship, toil and pain!


How long have I in bondage lain,
And languished to be free!
Alas! and must I still complain--
Deprived of liberty.


Oh, Heaven! and is there no relief
This side the silent grave--
To soothe the pain--to quell the grief
And anguish of a slave?


Come Liberty, thou cheerful sound,
Roll through my ravished ears!
Come, let my grief in joys be drowned,
And drive away my fears.


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A Billet Doux

My brightest hopes are mix'd with tears,
Like hues of light and gloom;
As when mid sun-shine rain appears,
Love rises with a thousand fears,

To pine and still to bloom.
When I have told my last fond tale
In lines of song to thee,
And for departure spread my sail,

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