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Poem by John Pierpont


Economy of Slavery


"One mouth and one back to two hands," is the law
That the hand of his Maker has stamped upon man;
But Slavery lays on God's image her paw,
And fixes him out on a different plan;Ч
Two mouths and two backs to two hands she creates;
And the consequence is, as she might have expected;
Let the hands do their best, upon all her estates,
The mouths go half fed, and the backs half protected.



John Pierpont


John Pierpont's other poems:
  1. Her Chosen Spot
  2. Temperance Song
  3. Death of Charles Follen
  4. Christian's Duty to Attempt the Salvation of Drunkards
  5. For the Album of Miss Caroline C---


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