1 The slave is always a tyrant, if he can get a chance to be one.
2 Ye say that the interest of the master is a sufficient safeguard for the slave.
3 The land groans under it; and, bad as it is for the slave, it is worse, if anything, for the master.
4 He was received with great enthusiasm by the employer, who congratulated him on possessing so valuable a slave.
5 My mother was a slave woman, and my father had always meant to set me free; but he had not done it, and so I was set down in the list.
6 She had been married to a bright and talented young mulatto man, who was a slave on a neighboring estate, and bore the name of George Harris.
7 When Legree returned, baffled and disappointed, all the long-working hatred of his soul towards his slave began to gather in a deadly and desperate form.
8 Safe under the protecting care of her mistress, Eliza had reached maturity without those temptations which make beauty so fatal an inheritance to a slave.
9 Those who have been familiar with the religious histories of the slave population know that relations like what we have narrated are very common among them.
10 His master had bought him at a slave warehouse, for his handsome face, to be a match to the handsome pony; and he was now getting his breaking in, at the hands of his young master.
11 His mother was one of those unfortunates of her race, marked out by personal beauty to be the slave of the passions of her possessor, and the mother of children who may never know a father.
12 Everybody knows this, and the slave knows it best of all; so that he feels that there are ten chances of his finding an abusive and tyrannical master, to one of his finding a considerate and kind one.
13 As to honesty, the slave is kept in that dependent, semi-childish state, that there is no making him realize the rights of property, or feel that his master's goods are not his own, if he can get them.
14 We hear often of the distress of the negro servants, on the loss of a kind master; and with good reason, for no creature on God's earth is left more utterly unprotected and desolate than the slave in these circumstances.
15 He saw, plainly, that when, as was often the case, his violence and brutality fell on the helpless, Tom took notice of it; for, so subtle is the atmosphere of opinion, that it will make itself felt, without words; and the opinion even of a slave may annoy a master.
16 It was on his grave, my friends, that I resolved, before God, that I would never own another slave, while it was possible to free him; that nobody, through me, should ever run the risk of being parted from home and friends, and dying on a lonely plantation, as he died.
17 When, therefore, St. Clare began to drop off those gallantries and small attentions which flowed at first through the habitude of courtship, he found his sultana no way ready to resign her slave; there were abundance of tears, poutings, and small tempests, there were discontents, pinings, upbraidings.
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