George Moses Horton

(1797 - 1884 / Northampton, North Carolina)

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  • Jessica (2/23/2018 9:31:00 AM)

    is this guy any good project person?

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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.


Say unto ...

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Departing Summer

When auburn Autumn mounts the stage,
And Summer fails her charms to yield,
Bleak nature turns another page,
To light the glories of the field.

At once the vale declines to bloom,
The forest smiles no longer gay;
Gardens are left without perfume,
The rose and lilly pine away.

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