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1775; 1751-1800
Bound slave lifts a sword to heaven. Decorative elements include chains and scenes of slavery, a white man taking a black woman's child and a white man with three black men pulling a cart.

This poem was one of the earliest direct literary attacks on slavery and the slave trade. The third edition, enlarged with an essay opposing slavery, dedicated to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the definitive edition and was reprinted well into the nineteenth century.
u. r.: Tho. Burgh
Part of
Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
The dying Negro, A poem. The third edition, corrected and enlarged
London; Printed for W. Flexney, opposite Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn; J. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Robson, in New Bond-Street
D775 D275d / 1-SIZE
1.5X 1.1X
21.5 cm. x 29 cm.

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