These godlike virtues wherefore do'st thou hide,
Affecting private life, or more obscure
In savage wilderness?|
Cornels, and savage berries of the wood, And roots and herbs, have been my meagre food.
Chain me to some sleepy mountain's top,
Where roaring bears and savage lions roam.|
Tyrants no more their savage nature kept, And foes to virtue wonder'd how they wept.
|3.||Uncivilized; barbarous; untaught.
Hence with your little ones:
To fright you thus, methinks, I am too savage;
To do worse to you, were fell cruelty.|
Thus people lived altogether a savage life, 'till Saturn, arriving on those coasts, devised laws to govern them by.
The savage clamour drown'd Both harp and voice.
A herd of wild beasts on the mountains, or a savage drove of men in caves, might be so disordered; but never a peculiar people.
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Publication information: Book title: Into Slavery:Racial Decisions in the Virginia Colony. Contributors: Joseph Boskin - Author. Publisher: J. B. Lippincott. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication year: 1976. Page number: 57.
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