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" Never, it seems to me, since man first lived and suffered, was his infinite longing for peace uttered more plaintively than in that line. "
Afro-American Folksongs: A Study in Racial and National Music - Page 109
by Henry Edward Krehbiel - 1914 - 176 pages
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The American Missionary, Volume 76

Congregational churches - 1922
...Negro Spirituals, the greatest gift of the Negro to society, said, " Never it seems to me since men first lived and suffered was his infinite longing for peace uttered more plaintively than in the lines, ' I lay in de grave and stretch out my arms.' The very fact that no one person or generation...
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Slave Songs of the United States

African Americans - 1867 - 115 pages
...of de day When I lay, &c. 7 And my soul an' your soul will meet in de day When we lay, &o. [ " I'll lie in de grave and stretch out my arms.' Never,...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line." Col. Higginson.] HEATEN BELL A-EING. 1. My Lord, my Lord, what shall I do ? And a heav'n bell a-ring...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1867
...by dis body down ; And my -oui and your soul will meet in de day When I by dis body down." ft I 'll lie in de grave and stretch out my arms." Never, it...to me, since man first lived and suffered, was his infmite longing for peace uttered more plaintively than in that line. The next is one of the wildest...
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Army life in a black regiment

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1870
...lay dis body down ; And my soul and your soul will meet in de day When I lay dis body down." " I '11 lie in de grave and stretch out my arms." Never, it...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line. The next is one of the wildest and most striking of the whole series : there is a mystical effect and a...
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Army Life in a Black Regiment

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - United States - 1882 - 296 pages
...soul will meet in de day When I lay dis body down." " I '11 lie in de grave and stretch out my arras." Never, it seems to me, since man first lived and suffered,...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line. The next is one of the wildest and most striking of the whole series : there is a mystical effect and a...
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The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery, Volume 2

Booker T. Washington - African Americans - 1909
...your soul will meet in de day, When I lay dis body down. "Never, it seems to me," says Mr. Higginson, "since man first lived and suffered, was his infinite...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line, 'I'll lie in de grave and stretch out my arms.'" Another and more familiar one of the plantation hymns...
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The Art of Music: Music in America

Daniel Gregory Mason - Music - 1915
...soul will meet in de day When I lay dis body down." "Never, it seems to me,' comments Col. Higginson, 'since man first lived and suffered, was his infinite...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line.' There are many other examples of such funeral songs preserved; some of them Mr. Krehbiel has reprinted...
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The Book of American Negro Poetry

James Weldon Johnson - African Americans - 1922 - 217 pages
...Thomas Wentworth Higginson of Boston, one of the first to give these slave songs serious study, said : "Never it seems to me, since man first lived and suffered,...peace uttered more plaintively than in that line." These Negro folksongs constitute a vast mine of material that has been neglected almost absolutely....
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Three Negro Classics

James Weldon Johnson - Social Science - 1999 - 512 pages
...the one that heads this chapter, of one line of which Thomas Wentworth Higginson has fittingly said, "Never, it seems to me, since man first lived and...infinite longing for peace uttered more plaintively." The second and third are descriptions of the Last Judgment, the one a late improvisation, with...
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Black & White in American Culture: An Anthology from the Massachusetts Review

Jules Chametzky, Sidney Kaplan - History - 1969 - 478 pages
...Lay dis body down. Reflecting on "I'll lie in de grave and stretch out my arms," Higginson said that "Never, it seems to me, since man first lived and...longing for peace uttered more plaintively than in that line."36 There seems to be small doubt that Christianity contributed in large measure to a spirit of...
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