Excerpt from Thomas Southerne's stage adaptation of Oroonoko about the Enslaved Imoinda's Free Mind

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Title

Excerpt from Thomas Southerne's stage adaptation of Oroonoko about the Enslaved Imoinda's Free Mind

Subject

slavery, free will

Description

Lines from Oroonoko: A Tragedy in which the Lieutenant-Governor informs Oroonoko that he would not force Imoinda to do something against her will

Creator

Thomas Southerne

Source

Southerne, Thomas. Oroonoko: A Tragedy. Printed for H. Playford, B. Tooke, and S. Buckley, London, 1696, p. 27.

Publisher

H. Playford, N. Tooke, and S. Buckley

Date

1696

Contributor

Sarah Sorme

Relation

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

Language

English

Type

Play

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LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
Fye, fye, I wou'd not force her. Tho' she be
A Slave, her Mind is free, and shou'd consent.

OROONOKO.
Such Honour will engage her to consent:
And then, if you'r in love, she's worth the having.
Shall we not see this wonder?

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
Have a care;
You have a Heart, and she has conquering Eyes.

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Citation

Thomas Southerne, “Excerpt from Thomas Southerne's stage adaptation of Oroonoko about the Enslaved Imoinda's Free Mind,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/95.

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