Frederick Douglass about happiness (“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, 1845) - The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness, as the singing of a slave; the songs of the one and of the other are prompted by the same emotion.
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The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness, as the singing of a slave; the songs of the one and of the other are prompted by the same emotion.
 Frederick DouglassNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). copy citation

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