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  1. Nov 2021
  2. digital-grainger.github.io digital-grainger.github.io
    1. aukwardly harmonious

      Is this some kind of oxymoron? I think this combination of awkwardness and harmony indicates that Grainger finds it difficult to understand the dance and music from his point of view. Awkwardness indicates his confusion, but harmony implies that music and dance may transcend cultural barriers, and he can somehow resonate with the melody and detect the melancholy emotion in the music.

    2. Of Typhon, or of hurricane, destroy.

      fierce nature!

    3. reward their pains.

      Can their pains be really "rewarded?" Grainger here assumes that material benefits can be exchanged for the enslaved laborers' cruel labor?

    4. Let the loud bell recall them to the hoe.

      This bell sound indicates another round of labor for the enslaved people. They became manipulated and controled by bell sound, and even the laborers' themselves become like working machines.

    5. Let health and youth their every sinew firm; Clear roll their ample eye; their tongue be red; Broad swell their chest; their shoulders wide expand

      This part represents the colonizers' or the slave traders' point of view, emphasizing the enslaved people's physical capability and health. It is also quite crucial to meditate on the complicated theme of bodily description.

    6. With heart-felt anguish, they lament their home; They will not, cannot work; they never learn Thy native language; they are prone to ails; [70] And oft by suicide their being end

      This part reveals the enslaved laborers' nostalgic feeling. They believe that death can bring them back to their original homeland. The only way out is through suicide. The similar belief can be found in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, in which the protagonists would rather kill Imoinda, his baby, and himself to avoid being enslaved.

  3. Jul 2018
  4. Jun 2018
  5. ktakahata.github.io ktakahata.github.io
    1. a West-India georgic
    2. Vos sequor, o Graiae gentis decus, inque vestris nunc Fixa pedum pono pressis vestigia signis; Non ita certandi cupidus, quam propter amorem, Quod vos imitari aveo.——

      from De Rerum Natura by Titus Lucretius Carus

    3. Basseterre

      the capital of St Kitts

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    1. Dyer

      John Dyer (?1700-57), English poet, author of The Fleece (1757)

    2. Philips

      John Philips (1676-1709), English poet, author of Cyder (1708)

    3. West-Indies
    4. Pere Labat

      Jean-Baptiste Labat (1663—1738), the author of Nouveau Voyage aux lies de I'Amerique (1722)

    5. Colonel Martyn

      Colonel Samuel Martin (c. 1690-1776), author of An Essay upon Plantership

    6. That gentleman’s pamphlet

      Colonel Martyn's An Essay upon Plantership

    7. Virgil
    8. Hesiod
    1. Agredior primusque novis Helicona movere Cantibus, et viridi nutantes vertice sylvas; Hospita sacra ferens, nulli memorata priorum. MANIL. —