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First Line: High in the air exposed the slave is hung
Last Line: "against the deep damnation of your deed."
Variant Title(s): "high In The Air Exposed The Slave Is Hung"";
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


High in the air exposed the slave is hung
To all the birds of Heaven, their living food!
He groans not, though awaked by that fierce sun
New torturers live to drink their parent blood!
He groans not, though the gorging vulture tear
The quivering fiber! Hither gaze O ye
Who tore this man from peace and liberty!
Gaze hither ye who weigh with scrupulous care
The right and prudent; for beyond the grave
There is another world! and call to mind,
Ere your decrees proclaim to all mankind
Murder is legalized, that there the slave
Before the Eternal, "thunder-tongued shall plead
Against the deep damnation of your deed."





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