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    Where is this from? I read it in 1975. The New York Times?

    I used this pre-internet and pre-google...although I did use mid-seventies Poetic License.

    "The Fugitive Slave Bill 1850
    An Act Respecting Fugitives
    from and Persons
    escaping the Servitude
    Of their Masters
    Arriving from:
    Richmond, Norfolk,, New Orleans, Dorchester County, South
    Carolina, Hartford County, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Prince
    George’s County
    Joe T. White
    Would rather fight than eat.
    Perry Johnson
    Eye knocked out.

    Charles Gilbert
    Fleeing From Davis, A Negro Trader, Secreted Under a Hotel, Up a Tree,
    Under a Floor, In a !icket on a Steamer.
    /ey travel past old towns
    Peering through cracks
    In mailrooms and rail cars.
    Newspapers mold in corners
    near the furnace and obituaries
    on page two are faces without names:
    Harper Parker Rachel
    Pennypacker Gilbert Garrison
    Gibbons Cleveland Rhoades
    White McKim Johnson
    Fussell Goodwin Garrett
    Purvis Furness
    Mott Marian
    Shipley Moore
    Hopper Burris
    Corson Miller
    Harriet Tubman"

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    If there are no answers, I leave it to Poetic License.

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    Weaving found facts with metaphor...

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    ...and Found Poetry.

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    Is there a website I can use to find the source?

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    Googling the beginning I found the law:
    https://www.google.com.br/search?q=T..._SJ7PL8geisb1g
    But your text seems to be a quotation from a literary text.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Blues of a Mumbling Train by Charles Fort

    Thank You! I found the source! I read well in Graduate School.!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Googling the beginning I found the law:

    https://www.google.com.br/search?q=T..._SJ7PL8geisb1g
    But your text seems to be a quotation from a literary text.

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    Thank you Danik!

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