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POEMS ON SLAVERY.

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(The following poems, with one exception, were written

at sea, in the latter part of October. I had not then heard of Dr. Channing's death. Since that event, the poem addressed to him is no longer appropriate. I have decided, however, to let it remain as it was writ. ten, a feeble testimony of my admiration for a great and good man.)

POEMS ON SLAVERY.

The noble horse, That, in his fiery youth, from his wide nostrils Neighed courage to his rider, and brake through Groves of opposed pikes, bearing his lord Safe to triumphant victory, old or wounded, Was set at liberty and freed from service. The Athenian mules, that from the quarry drew Marble, hewed for the Temple of the Gods, The great work ended, were dismissed and fed At the public cost; nay, faithful dogs have found Their sepulchres; but inan, to man more cruel, Appoints no end to the sufferings of his slave.

MASSINGER

TO WILLIAM E. CHANNING.

The pages of thy book I read,

And as I closed each one, My heart, responding, ever said, “ Servant of God! well done 1 "

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(The following poems, with one exception, were written

at sea, in the latter part of October. I had not then heard of Dr. Channing's death. Since that event, the poem addressed to him is no longer appropriate. I have decided, however, to let it remain as it was written, a feeble testimony of my admiration for a great and good man.]

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