1 Standeth God within the shadow.
2 I remember well when the shadow swept across me.
3 The shadow of an old plantation lies at its edge, forlorn and dark.
4 And before the bluff, kind-hearted man the shadow seemed less dark.
5 And thus in the Land of the Color-line I saw, as it fell across my baby, the shadow of the Veil.
6 The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia the Shadowy and of Egypt the Sphinx.
7 I saw the shadow of the Veil as it passed over my baby, I saw the cold city towering above the blood-red land.
8 I am no coward, to shrink before the rugged rush of the storm, nor even quail before the awful shadow of the Veil.
9 We seemed to rumble down an unknown street behind a little white bundle of posies, with the shadow of a song in our ears.
10 Then we talked of death: Fanny and Fred were gone; a shadow hung over the other daughter, and when it lifted she was to go to Nashville to school.
11 These movements are not, to be sure, direct results of Mr. Washington's teachings; but his propaganda has, without a shadow of doubt, helped their speedier accomplishment.
12 She had about her a certain fineness, the shadow of an unconscious moral heroism that would willingly give all of life to make life broader, deeper, and fuller for her and hers.
13 Here it was that the Home was ruined under the very shadow of the Church, white and black; here habits of shiftlessness took root, and sullen hopelessness replaced hopeful strife.
14 Men call the shadow prejudice, and learnedly explain it as the natural defence of culture against barbarism, learning against ignorance, purity against crime, the "higher" against the "lower" races.
15 In Washington the military governor, at the urgent appeal of the superintendent, opened confiscated estates to the cultivation of the fugitives, and there in the shadow of the dome gathered black farm villages.
16 Like some grave shadow he flitted by those halls, pleading, arguing, half angrily demanding admittance, until there came the final NO: until men hustled the disturber away, marked him as foolish, unreasonable, and injudicious, a vain rebel against God's law.
17 She fled like a shadow, paused, startled over the first apple, but even as he stretched his hand, fled again; hovered over the second, then, slipping from his hot grasp, flew over river, vale, and hill; but as she lingered over the third, his arms fell round her, and looking on each other, the blazing passion of their love profaned the sanctuary of Love, and they were cursed.
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