Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

This quote was added by irreverent487
I have often been utterly astonished, since I came to the north, to find persons who could speak of the singing, among slaves, as evidence of their contentment and happiness. It is impossible to conceive of a greater mistake. Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.

Train on this quote


Rate this quote:
4.1 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.

Edit Text

Edit author and title

(Changes are manually reviewed)

or just leave a comment:


Test your skills, take the Typing Test.

Score (WPM) distribution for this quote. More.

Best scores for this typing test

Name WPM Accuracy
kitesinflight 136.67 98.5%
gbzaid 130.23 95.8%
heiga 128.28 99.8%
mcspeller 124.34 97.4%
marinate 121.28 99.0%
lynchrobinson 120.94 97.6%
hiyaman10 117.30 97.8%
user76248 116.83 95.1%

Recently for

Name WPM Accuracy
user258817 89.96 94.7%
user87400 76.61 95.3%
kgreven 86.24 91.1%
user88629 64.82 98.3%
m_shaghaee 39.99 95.1%
user89803 46.53 95.8%
user86487 38.68 95.8%
stephendumeyer 81.12 90.7%