Definition of Simon Legree
1. Noun. A cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees.
2. Noun. The cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Literary usage of Simon Legree
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1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1916)
"... IIA NEGRO SERMON Simon Legree (To be read in your own variety of negro dialect) ... Simon Legree."
2. The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden--1865-1900 by Thomas Dixon (1902)
"... CHAPTER XI Simon Legree IN the death of Mr. Lincoln a group of radical politicians, hitherto suppressed, saw their supreme opportunity to obtain control ..."
3. Uncle Tom's Cabin in Ruins!: Triumphant Defence of Slavery! In a Series of by Nicholas Brimblecomb, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"MADAM: — You evidently intended, in furtherance of the treasonable design of your book, to make much out of Mr. Simon Legree ; and upon this character you ..."
4. The Chinese Nightingale: And Other Poems by Vachel Lindsay (1919)
"... THE BOOKER WASHINGTON TRILOGY A MEMORIAL TO BOOKER T. WASHINGTON I. A NEGRO SERMON : — Simon Legree (To be read in your own variety of negro dialect. ..."