1 I had now a new conception of my degraded condition.
2 I sank down again, mourning over my wretched condition.
3 I preferred the condition of the meanest reptile to my own.
4 It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy.
5 It was ever present to torment me with a sense of my wretched condition.
6 My pathway became much more smooth than before; my condition was now much more comfortable.
7 I taught them, because it was the delight of my soul to be doing something that looked like bettering the condition of my race.
8 I suppose he thought I was never better satisfied with my condition than at the very time during which I was planning my escape.
9 I have already intimated that my condition was much worse, during the first six months of my stay at Mr. Covey's, than in the last six.
10 The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition.
11 The impression which I had received respecting the character and condition of the people of the north, I found to be singularly erroneous.
12 We were one; and as much so by our tempers and dispositions, as by the mutual hardships to which we were necessarily subjected by our condition as slaves.
13 I therefore, though with great prudence, commenced early to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition, and to imbue their minds with thoughts of freedom.
14 Those beautiful vessels, robed in purest white, so delightful to the eye of freemen, were to me so many shrouded ghosts, to terrify and torment me with thoughts of my wretched condition.
15 But the most astonishing as well as the most interesting thing to me was the condition of the colored people, a great many of whom, like myself, had escaped thither as a refuge from the hunters of men.
16 It is partly in consequence of such facts, that slaves, when inquired of as to their condition and the character of their masters, almost universally say they are contented, and that their masters are kind.
17 They began to put on airs, and talk about the "niggers" taking the country, saying we all ought to be killed; and, being encouraged by the journeymen, they commenced making my condition as hard as they could, by hectoring me around, and sometimes striking me.
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