The Anti-Slavery Alphabet by Anonymous


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Anti-Slavery Alphabet, by Anonymous

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Title: The Anti-Slavery Alphabet

Author: Anonymous

Release Date: June 17, 2005 [EBook #16081]

Language: English

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THE
ANTI-SLAVERY
ALPHABET.


* * * * *

"In the morning sow thy seed."

* * * * *


PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE ANTI-SLAVERY FAIR.
1847.

Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, 7 Carter's alley.




TO OUR LITTLE READERS.

Listen, little children, all,
Listen to our earnest call:
You are very young, 'tis true,
But there's much that you can do.
Even you can plead with men
That they buy not slaves again,
And that those they have may be
Quickly set at liberty.
They may hearken what _you_ say,
Though from _us_ they turn away.
Sometimes, when from school you walk,
You can with your playmates talk,
Tell them of the slave child's fate,
Motherless and desolate.
And you can refuse to take
Candy, sweetmeat, pie or cake,
Saying "no"--unless 'tis free--
"The slave shall not work for me."
Thus, dear little children, each
May some useful lesson teach;
Thus each one may help to free
This fair land from slavery.

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