The "negro pew": being an inquiry concerning the propriety of distinctions in the house of God, on account of color (Google eBook)

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I. Knapp, 1837 - African Americans - 108 pages
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Page 89 - For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive ? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
Page 91 - For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
Page 51 - When a trader wants slaves he applies to a chief for them and tempts him with his wares. It is not extraordinary if on this occasion he yields to the temptation with as little firmness, and accepts the price of his fellow creatures' liberty with as little reluctance as the enlightened merchant.
Page 91 - He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Page 88 - For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment ; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him ; Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor; Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool ; are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts...
Page 55 - Peter,* (whose deliverance from prison was so sudden and extraordinary, that he thought he was in a vision) I could scarcely believe I was awake. Heavens! who could do justice to my feelings at this moment! Not conquering heroes themselves, in the midst of a triumph Not the tender mother who has just regained her long-lost infant, and presses it to her heart Not the weary hungry mariner, at the sight of the desired friendly port Not the lover, when he once more embraces his beloved mistress,...
Page 96 - Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Page 92 - Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Page 90 - How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor ? for they all are the work of his hands.
Page 56 - ... thought. Some of the sable females, who formerly stood aloof, now began to relax and appear less coy; but my heart was still fixed on London, where I hoped to be ere long. So that my worthy captain and his owner, my late master, finding that the bent of my mind was towards London, said to me, 'We hope you won't leave us, but that you will still be with the vessels.

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