Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and
DERBY AND MILLER,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of New-York.
ENTERED IN LONDON AT STATIONERS' HALL.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE:
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE
THIS NARRATIVE, AFFORDING ANOTHER
Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
"Such dupes are men to custom, and so prone
To reverence what is ancient, and can plead
A course of long observance for its use,
That even servitude, the worst of ills,
Because delivered down from sire to son,
Is kept and guarded as a sacred thing.
But is it fit, or can it bear the shock
Of rational discussion, that a man
Compounded and made up, like other men,
Of elements tumultuous, in whom lust
And folly in as ample measure meet,
As in the bosom of the slave he rules,
Should be a despot absolute, and boast
Himself the only freeman of his land?"