EN: Thou art a bitter draught

Arn9

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French
Good evening, I'm French and I try to translate an extract, or simply to get another formulation in English. The character is opposed to slavery in America and says

"Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, thou art a bitter draught".

Thou = Thy = You / Your ?
Wilt = Want ?
Art = are ?
Bitter draught : bitter beverage ?

I understand "Disguise yourself as you want, still, slavery, you are a calamity" ?

Art : is that a verb here, like "you form", "you are" ? Is that a sort a conjugasion of the verb "be" in the archaic or biblical language ?
 
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