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Simon, Simon Legree.
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Legree, who owns a cotton plantation on the Red river.
2000; Burns & Stalker, 1966; Damanpour, 1991; Kenny & Reedy, 2006; LeGree, 2004; Ruiz-Moreno, Garcia-Morales, & Llorens-Montes, 2008; Prakash & Gupta, 2008; Robbins & Judge, 2009; Roxborough, 2000; Walker, 2007).
The days of an employer being Simon Legree are gone," he said, referring to the cruel slave owner in "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
By the same token, he presumably would not object to preferring whites to play Simon Legree or to infiltrate the Klan.
The mysterious voices that swirl around, stupefy, and command the characters in Brockden Brown's Wieland (1798) belong not to some supernatural agent but to the sinister, highly skilled biloquist, Francis Carwin; the allegorical ghost of slavery that drives Simon Legree to alcoholic insanity in the chapter "An Authentic Ghost Story" from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) is really the slave Cassy seeking revenge against Legree for his multiple atrocities; and the curse hurled at Colonel Pyncheon by Matthew Maule--that "God will give him blood to drink" (7)--which was used to explain the blood-coughing deaths of several Pyncheon patriarchs is clarified as apoplexy.
When he refuses to reveal the escape plans of two women slaves, Legree beats him to death.
Johnson observes that the performance was retitled "Old Plantation Days,' [that] the offensive parts were expurgated, [that] Simon Legree was transfigured into a sort of benevolent patriarch, [and that) Uncle Tom was made into a happy old darkey who greatly enjoyed being a slave and who ultimately died of too much good treatment" (1995, 12).
Rumour held that Calhoun was a model for Simon Legree, the slaveholder in "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
I knew the dissolute half of Legree well," one declared with reference to their reading of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Toms Cabin.
Robert Bruhaker was a strong vocal presence as Mao and Richard Paul Fink, as Kissinger, brought some real terpsichorean flair to his Simon Legree role in the "Red Detachment of Women" ballet.
Dixon intended to refute Stowe's novel by turning Simon Legree into a carpetbagger and defending the honor of the South, but many (though not all) reviewers saw his book as a superior successor to Stowe's.
Austin; cornerbacks Korey Lindsey of Southern Illinois and Trumaine Johnson of Montana; and safeties Mark LeGree of Appalachian State, Eugene Clifford of Tennessee State and James Vercammen of Dayton.