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     Be mine the better task to find
A tribute for thy lofty mind,
     Amidst whose gloomy vengeance shone
Some milder virtues all thine own,
     Some gleams of feeling pure and warm,
Like sunshine on a sky of storm,
     Proofs that the Negro's heart retains
Some nobleness amid its chains,—
     That kindness to the wronged is never
Without its excellent reward,
     Holy to human-kind and ever
Acceptable to God.


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