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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Anti-Slavery Poems (search)
spires sanctify the air Of the calm Sabbath, with their sign of prayer. Like sudden nightfall over bloom and green The curtain dropped: and, momently, between The clank of fetter and the crack of thong, Half sob, half laughter, music swept along; A strange refrain, whose idle words and low, Like drunken mourners, kept the time of woe; As if the revellers at a masquerade Heard in the distance funeral marches played. Such music, dashing all his smiles with tears, The thoughtful voyager on Ponchartrain hears, Where, through the noonday dusk of wooded shores The negro boatman, singing to his oars, With a wild pathos borrowed of his wrong Redeems the jargon of his senseless song. ‘Look,’ said the Showman, sternly, as he rolled His curtain upward. ‘Fate's reverse behold!’ A village straggling in loose disarray Of vulgar newness, premature decay; A tavern, crazy with its whiskey brawls, With ‘Slaves at Auction!’ garnishing its walls; Without, surrounded by a motley crowd, The shrewd-e