All 3 Uses of
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers;
Chpt 1established = caused to be accepted (legally)
- The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition. The frequency of this has had the effect to establish among the slaves the maxim, that a still tongue makes a wise head.
Chpt 3 *establish = createeditor's notes: A maxim is a short saying that expresses some general truth or wisdom.
- They are professedly a custom established by the benevolence of the slaveholders; but I undertake to say, it is the result of selfishness, and one of the grossest frauds committed upon the down-trodden slave.
Chpt 10established = created
(establish as in: establish a positive tone) create, start, or set in [a] place