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BLACK GAỨNTLET;

A TALE OF

Plantation Life in South Carolina. .

BY
MRS. HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,
mm or tak INDIAN HISTORIAN, AND AUTHOR OF " AFRICAN LETTERS," ETC. ETC.

*Is TRELLE NOT SOME CHOSEN CURSE,
SOME WIDDEN TUUNDER IN THE STORES OF HEAV'N,
Ro WT UNOOMMON WIATI, TO KLAST THE MAN
We ow. HIS GREATNESS TO HIS COUNTRY'S RUIN

Addison's Oato.
"For m was OF THAT STEHBORN CREW
OF KANT KLINTS WHOM ALL MEX GRANT
TO BE THE TRTE CHURCH MILITANT;
SOCR AS DO BUILD THEIR FAITH UPON
THE HOLY TUT OF PIXE AND QUX;
DECIDE ALL CONTROVERSIES BY
ISPALLIKLA ARTILLERT."

Bulla't Hudibras.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co.

MARYARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

TNE GIFT OF Frisms 05 THE LIBRARY

Geb. 22, 1932

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

MRS. HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Distri

of Columbia

DEDICATION

TO

HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT, LL.D.

" Brutes find out where their talents lie;

A bear will not attempt to fly;
A founder'd horse will oft debate,
Before he tries a five-barr'd gate ;
A dog by instinct turns aside,
Who sees the ditch too deep and wide.
But man we find the only creature
Who, led by folly, combats Nature ;
And when she loudly cries -- forbear,
With obstinacy fixes there ;
And where his genius least inclines,
Absurdly bends his whole designs."

NE NA BAIM,* you have so repeatedly urged me to write sketches of character in Washington (the omnium gatherum of the world); and sketches of plantation life, in my own native State of South Carolina, where my ancestors have lived from its earliest settlement, that I have, for two months past, snatched every moment I could dutifully spare from my innumerable domestic cares, to comply with your wishes, by describing every-day life on the plantations. South Carolinians,

• Ne na baim, Indian word meaning my husband

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