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1  With these, I learned mainly how to write.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
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2  During this time, I succeeded in learning to read and write.
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3  Hearing the word in this connection very often, I set about learning what it meant.
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4  Thus, after a long, tedious effort for years, I finally succeeded in learning how to write.
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5  After I had learned this, she assisted me in learning to spell words of three or four letters.
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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  As I writhed under it, I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing.
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8  Every thing he possessed in the shape of learning or religion, he made conform to his disposition to deceive.
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9  With their kindly aid, obtained at different times and in different places, I finally succeeded in learning to read.
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10  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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11  After learning how to calk, I sought my own employment, made my own contracts, and collected the money which I earned.
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12  He who proclaims it a religious duty to read the Bible denies me the right of learning to read the name of the God who made me.
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13  I soon learned the names of these letters, and for what they were intended when placed upon a piece of timber in the ship-yard.
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14  By this time, my little Master Thomas had gone to school, and learned how to write, and had written over a number of copy-books.
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15  And I have the happiness to know, that several of those who came to Sabbath school learned how to read; and that one, at least, is now free through my agency.
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16  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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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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