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George Moses Horton was an African-American poet and the first African American poet to be published in the Southern United States. His book was published in 1828 while he was still a slave; he remained a slave until he was emancipated late in the Civil War.

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Early Affeection
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The Slave's Complaint
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Mr. Clay’s Reception At Raleigh, April, 1844
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Reflections From The Flash Of A Meteor
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Departing Summer
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Heavenly Love
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The Lover's Farewell
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General Grant -- The Hero Of The War
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Death Of A Favorite Chamber Maid
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On The Pleasures Of College Life
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The Eye Of Love
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Death of an Old Carriage Horse
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To Miss Tempe
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On An Old Deluded Suitor
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The Musical Chamber
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On Spring
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The Retreat From Moscow
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The Graduate Leaving College
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The Powers Of Love
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On The Death Of An Infant
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Praise Of Creation
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The Rising Sun
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A Billet Doux
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On The Conversion Of A Sister
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Clay’s Defeat
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On Hearing Of The Intention Of A Gentleman To Purchase The Poet's Freedom
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On Winter
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The Fate Of An Innocent Dog
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The Dirge
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To Catharine
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The Happy Bird’s Nest
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Imploring To Be Resigned At Death
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The Loss Of Female Character
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The Traveller
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George Moses Horton, Myself
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Death Of Gen. Jackson - An Eulogy
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On The Death Of Rebecca
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On The Silence Of A Young Lady
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The Setting Sun
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Regret For The Departure Of Friends
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On Death
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Pride In Heaven
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Division Of An Estate
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To Eliza
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Farewell To Frances
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On The Poetic Muse
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True Friendship
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To The Gad-Fly
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False Weight
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Meditation On A Cold, Dark, And Rainy Night
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Rosabella - Purity Of Heart
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The Woodman And The Money Hunter
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On Liberty And Slavery
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On The Evening And Morning
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The Creditor To His Proud Debtor
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On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages
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On The Truth Of The Saviour
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The Swan - Vain Pleasures
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The Tipler To His Bottle
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On Summer
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Recent Appearance Of A Lady
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Man, A Torch
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The Fearful Traveller In The Haunted Castle 28 ViewsRate it:
Troubled With The Itch, And Rubbing Sulfur
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To A Departing Favorite
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To The King Of Macedonia
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