Epigram (Poem)

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Title

Epigram (Poem)

Description

To purify their wine, some people bleed
A lamb into the barrel, and succeed;
No nostrum, planters say, is half so good
To make fine sugar, as a negro's blood.
Now lambs and negroes both are harmless things,
And hence perhaps this wondrous virtue springs,
'Tis in the blood of innocence alone--
Good cause why planters never try thir own.

Creator

William Cowper

Source

The Slave's Friend: 8, p. 20

Date

1.1.1836

Collection

Citation

William Cowper, “Epigram (Poem),” No Stain of Tears and Blood, accessed March 4, 2024, http://productsoffreelabor.com/items/show/86.

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