’Would you have doomed me, at any time, to the frost and blight that have hardened and spoiled me?
…the garden — oh, my brothers, and shall I as a man not add, my sisters too, what do you say, now, of Stephen Blackpool, with a slight stoop in his shoulders and about five foot seven in height, as set forth in this degrading and disgusting document, this blighting bill, this pernicious placard, this abominable advertisement; and with what majesty of denouncement will you crush the viper, who would bring this stain and shame upon the God-like race that happily has cast him out for ever!
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The once thriving downtown has become an example of urban blight with abandoned buildings and too much crime.