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1  Meanwhile, I would learn to write.
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2  I was put there to learn how to calk.
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3  There was no time to learn any thing.
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4  They came because they wished to learn.
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5  During this time, I succeeded in learning to read and write.
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6  After I had learned this, she assisted me in learning to spell words of three or four letters.
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7  I had at one time over forty scholars, and those of the right sort, ardently desiring to learn.
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8  I would then make the letters which I had been so fortunate as to learn, and ask him to beat that.
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9  In learning to read, I owe almost as much to the bitter opposition of my master, as to the kindly aid of my mistress.
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10  I was too young to think of doing so immediately; besides, I wished to learn how to write, as I might have occasion to write my own pass.
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11  Some of the slaves of the neighboring farms found what was going on, and also availed themselves of this little opportunity to learn to read.
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12  Henry and John were quite intelligent, and in a very little while after I went there, I succeeded in creating in them a strong desire to learn how to read.
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13  Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read.
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14  Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read.
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15  But, from some cause or other, he did not send me to Alabama, but concluded to send me back to Baltimore, to live again with his brother Hugh, and to learn a trade.
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16  While I lived with my master in St. Michael's, there was a white young man, a Mr. Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
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17  That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought; and the argument which he so warmly urged, against my learning to read, only served to inspire me with a desire and determination to learn.
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18  That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought; and the argument which he so warmly urged, against my learning to read, only served to inspire me with a desire and determination to learn.
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19  The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Bailey's ship-yard, and frequently seeing the ship carpenters, after hewing, and getting a piece of timber ready for use, write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended.
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20  It was necessary to keep our religious masters at St. Michael's unacquainted with the fact, that, instead of spending the Sabbath in wrestling, boxing, and drinking whisky, we were trying to learn how to read the will of God; for they had much rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving like intellectual, moral, and accountable beings.
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