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Frederick Douglass on Sancho

ITEM #65615
August 31, 1855
Rochester, New York

“<< Sancho>> ,” said a dying planter to his slave, “for your faithful services, I mean to do you honor; I will leave it in my will that you shall be buried in my family ground.” “Ah! Massa,” answered the slave, “<< Sancho>> no good be buried there. << Sancho>> rather hab de oney or de freedom; besides, if the debil come in the dark to look for Massa, he make do mistake, and took this poor nigger.”

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Archer: Who's Who in British Guiana

Patricia Adora Theresa Loncke (1945-1983)

Patricia Adora Theresa Loncke (1945-1983) BA, M. Phil., LRSM, LTCL. Outstanding Musical Composer.

Educated at Queenstown R. C. School, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
She grew up surrounded by music. Her mother held the ATCL and LRSM diplomas in music and gave piano lessons. Her father was the first Guyanese to gain the violin LRSM and spent his weekends conducting the Princessville Orchestra and teaching and rehearsing the Brickdam R. C. Cathedral Choir where he was Choir master and organist.
She studied English at the Mona Campus of the UWI, enrolling simultaneously at the Jamaica School of Music. In music she gained Premier Prix in the Advanced Piano classes in 1970 and 1971, the Licentiate diploma of the Royal Schools of Music, and the Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music (in teaching).
Her paintings won prizes at Jamaica National Festival 1970, and she was awarded a Certificate for Creative Dance at UWI.
It was in Musical Composition that she excelled. One early co…