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When my babe was born, they said it was premature. It weighed only four pounds; but God let it live.
I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away
When they told me my new-born babe was a girl, my heart was heavier than it had ever been before. Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.
The slave child had no thought for the morrow; but there came that blight, which too surely waits on every human being born to be a chattel.
Lives that flash in sunshine, and lives that are born in tears, receive their hue from circumstances.
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