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Q: Literary Quotation ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Literary Quotation
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: chris1963-ga
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Posted: 08 Jul 2004 15:39 PDT
Expires: 07 Aug 2004 15:39 PDT
Question ID: 371547
In a novel that I am reading, the following quotation appears:
??Unbind, unbind my galling chain, [/] And set, oh! set me free: [/]
No longer say that I?ll disdain [/] The gift of liberty.? This is
probably a stanza from an abolitionist anthology, but its source has
not been identified. I would like the name of the author, and the name
of poem or work from which it comes. If you can give line references
(with stanza or act number, etc) and the page number to a an edition
with the details of the edition, including editor, publisher, place of
publication and date, that would be very helpful.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Literary Quotation
From: answerfinder-ga on 09 Jul 2004 00:59 PDT
It appears as an unsourced quote in Clotel; or The President's
Daughter by William Wells Brown, Chapter XI The Parson Poet - 1853. He
may have been quoting a hymn or poem.

"Unbind, unbind my galling chain, 
And set, oh! set me free: 
No longer say that I'll disdain 
The gift of liberty."

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