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THE BLACK MAN'S LAMENT.
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SUGAR-CANE.


There is a beauteous plant[1], that grows
In western India's sultry clime,
Which makes, alas! the Black man's woes,
And also makes the White man's crime.


  1. "A field of canes, when standing in the month of November, when it is in arrow or full blossom, (says Beckford, in his descriptive account of the Island of Jamaica,) is one of the most beautiful productions that the pen or pencil can possibly describe. It, in common, rises from three to eight feet, or more, in height; a difference