Slavery


Note on ruled paper. Looks like a quote.

Please excuse any mistakes, I can barely make out the words:

There is no slave be
he only supplied with
an endurable condition
of slavery who does not
shudder at the boldness
of the citizens.

Found in "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction" by J.D. Salinger. Published by Little Brown, 1963.

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3 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

I believe I found it, toward the end of the following:
VIII. It is worth while, O conscript fathers, to know the inclinations of the freedmen; who, having by their good fortune obtained the rights of citizens, consider this to be really their country, which some who have been born here, and born in the highest rank, have considered to be not their own country, but a city of enemies. But why should I speak of men of this body whom their private fortunes, whom their common republic, whom, in short, that liberty which is most delightful has called forth to defend the safety of their country? There is no slave who is only in an endurable condition of slavery who does not shudder at the audacity of citizens, who does not desire that these things may stand, who does not contribute all the good-will that he can, and all that he dares, to the common safety.

from THE FOURTH ORATION OF M. T. CICERO AGAINST LUCIUS CATILINA
DELIVERED IN THE SENATE.
as found here:
http://app.libraryofliberty.org/

unmoderated said...

Nice work.

Avid Reader said...

Oh, I love this one! What a treat to find in Salinger.

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