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Philip Morin Freneau (1752—1832) revolutionary poet and journalist in America


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Poem by Freneau, written in the West Indies in 1776 and printed in his Poems (1786). This piece, in iambic pentameter quatrains, extols the beauties of the tropics and describes the horrors of slavery, which blot the country's native charms.

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