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THE BLACK MAN'S LAMENT.
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BOILING AND COOLING THE SUGAR.




Our task is next to catch the juice
In leaden bed, soon as it flows;
And instant, lest it spoil for use,
It into boiling vessels goes.

Nor one alone: four vessels more
Receive and clear the sugar-tide.
Six coolers next receive the store;
Long vessels, shallow, wooden, wide.