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Amusing Trial in which a Yankee Lawyer Renders a Just Verdict

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1841
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,709 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 806
Added to site: 2006.01.26
mnybks.net#: 12603
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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A time there was, when no one thought
It sin, to hold a slave he'd bought,
And of his strength have the command,
As much as of his house and land.
A Yankee Lawyer long had kept
A negro-man with whom he slept.

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And ate, and Sabbath day,
He half the time from church would stay;
When Cuff his master's garments wore.--
'Twas strange you say, but he was poor;
And though he cared not for Cuff's soul,
Yet such th

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