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Unformatted text preview: 3.14.2011 1 st Selection narrative of the Life of John Marrant, a black 1785 Edition Closer something is to being more direct the easier we can believe it; the less mediated it is In response to objection of illegitimacy (have to take Aldridges word for what he says) o 1 st reason God wouldnt let it happen o 2 nd reason I think hes a pretty good guy and will vouch for him; believe him o 3 rd reason he really meant what he said in his story could see that he was moved when telling it; now really believe him Always preserved Mr. Marrants ideas though I could not his language. (This quote is in paragraph in close locale to previous notes concerning objections) o Different bc at beginning he said the language was plain and artless but now is saying some of that language is his In one page of text we have controversial ideas and evidence that shows us we should...
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- Spring '11
- American Literature