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Thus man devotes his brother and destroys
The inscription is a poem by William Cowper (1731-1800): 'Thus man devotes his brother and destroys/And worse than all, and most to be deplored/As human nature's broadest, foulest blot/Chains him, and tasks him and exacts his sweat/With stripes, that Mercy with a bleeding heart/Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast.'
- Image reference: E9123
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund