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     We seek to unchain ours. Will ye
Join hands with the oppressor?

And is it Christian England cheers
     The bruiser, not the bruised?
And must she run, despite the tears
     And prayers of eighteen hundred years,
Amuck in Slavery's crusade?

Oh, black disgrace! Oh, shame and loss
     Too deep for tongue to phrase on!
Tear from your flag its holy cross,
     And in your van of battle toss
The pirate's skull-bone blazon!

1862.

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