Don Juan 05-007
Canto the Fifth

A crowd of shivering slaves of every nation,
     And age, and sex, were in the market ranged;
Each bevy with the merchant in his station:
     Poor creatures! their good looks were sadly changed.
All save the blacks seem'd jaded with vexation,
     From friends, and home, and freedom far estranged;
The negroes more philosophy display'd, --
Used to it, no doubt, as eels are to be flay'd.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)