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THE BLACK MAN'S LAMENT.
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THE BRUISING-MILL.




When 18 months complete their growth,
Then the tall canes rich juices fill;
And we, to bring their liquor forth,
Convey them to the bruising-mill.

That mill, our labour, every hour,
Must with fresh loads of canes supply;
And if we faint, the cart-whip's power,
Gives force which nature's powers deny.