Frederick Douglass about sorrow (“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, 1845) - Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.
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Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.
 Frederick DouglassNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). copy citation

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