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" I perceived a negro, suspended in the cage, and left there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes... "
The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ... - Page 151
1822
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The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel ...

Ralph Bauer, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - History - 2003 - 295 pages
...perch on the cage. Actuated by an involuntary motion of my hands more than by any design of my mind, I fired at them; they all flew to a short distance,...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes; his cheek-bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind

Linda Bolton - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 209 pages
...witness to a moment in American letters nearly unequaled in its visual horror and unadulterated violence: Horrid to think, and painful to repeat, I perceived...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes, his cheek bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity ...

John David Cox - Social Science - 2010 - 264 pages
...(177). Perceiving some birds of prey on a cage, James involuntarily fires his gun and scares them off, "when, horrid to think and painful to repeat, I perceived...Negro, suspended in the cage and left there to expire" (178). Unable to travel to safety, the slave is literally being eaten alive by birds and swarming insects....
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Letters from an American Farmer: Easyread Edition

Hector St. John De Crevecoeur - Social Science - 2006 - 244 pages
...perch on the cage. Actuated by an involuntary motion of my hands, more than by any design of my mind, I fired at them; they all flew to a short distance,...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes, his cheek bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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Letters from an American Farmer: Easyread Comfort Edition

Hector St. John De Crevecoeur - Social Science - 2006 - 304 pages
...perch on the cage. Actuated by an involuntary motion of my hands, more than by any design of my mind, I fired at them; they all flew to a short distance,...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes, his cheek bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America

Susan Clair Imbarrato - History - 2006 - 254 pages
...Letters from an American Farmer, provides a more impassioned response to his encounter with slavery: "I perceived a Negro, suspended in the cage and left...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes; his cheek-bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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Upon These Shores: Themes in the African-American Experience, 1600 to the ...

William Randolph Scott - History - 2000 - 450 pages
...the cage. Actuated In an involuntary motion of my hands, more than by any design of my mind, I tired at them; they all flew to a short distance, with a...there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes, his cheek bones were bare; his arms had been attacked in several...
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