Sketches from the Life of a free Black,
IN A TWO-STORY WHITE HOUSE, NORTH.
SHOWING THAT SLAVERY'S SHADOWS FALL EVEN
That care has iron
crowns for many brows;
That Calvaries are everywhere, whereon
Virtue is crucified, and nails and spears
Draw guiltless blood; that sorrow sits and drinks
At sweetest hearts, till all their life is dry;
That gentle spirits on the rack of pain
Grow faint or fierce, and pray and curse by turns;
That hell's temptations, clad in heavenly guise
And armed with might, lie evermore in wait
Along life's path, giving assault to all."
PRINTED BY GEO. C. RAND &
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859,
BY MRS. H. E. WILSON,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the
District of Massachusetts.