1 It is no more true of this race than of every oppressed race, the world over.
2 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression; they speak loftily.
3 And behold the tears of such as are oppressed; and on the side of their oppressors there was power.
4 Not one throb of anguish, not one tear of the oppressed, is forgotten by the Man of Sorrows, the Lord of Glory.
5 And in those tears they all shed together, the high and the lowly, melted away all the heart-burnings and anger of the oppressed.
6 My dear cousin, you may as well understand, once for all, that we masters are divided into two classes, oppressors and oppressed.
7 In the very depth of physical suffering, bowed by brutal oppression, this question shot a gleam of joy and triumph through Tom's soul.
8 Being a young man of energy, he had escaped, some years before his mother, and been received and educated by friends of the oppressed in the north.
9 It is with the oppressed, enslaved African race that I cast in my lot; and, if I wished anything, I would wish myself two shades darker, rather than one lighter.
10 Having been called in the furnace of injustice and oppression, they have need to bind closer to their hearts that sublime doctrine of love and forgiveness, through which alone they are to conquer, which it is to be their mission to spread over the continent of Africa.
11 Having "nothing of the bear about him but the skin," and being gifted by nature with a great, honest, just heart, quite equal to his gigantic frame, he had been for some years witnessing with repressed uneasiness the workings of a system equally bad for oppressor and oppressed.