The Undergraduates' Answer to Livingstone (Google eBook)

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J. Vincent, 1876 - Missions - 30 pages
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Page 24 - ... before the ancient and consecrated monarchy of Brazil, the awful might of Portugal, the compact, consolidated, overwhelming power of Spain ! My Lords, I trust I expect we shall pause and falter, and blanch and quail no more ! Let it be the earliest, and it will be the most enduring glory of the new reign, to extirpate at length this execrable traffic! I would not surround our young Queen's throne with fortresses and troops...
Page 5 - WE passed a woman tied by the neck to a tree, and dead. The people of the country explained that she had been unable to keep up with the other slaves in a gang, and her master had determined that she should not become the property of any one else if she recovered after resting for a time.
Page 21 - ... to be taken up by the cruiser, and become a witness against the murderer. The escape of the malefactor is thus provided, both by lightening the vessel which bears him away, and by destroying the evidence of his crimes. Nor is this all. Instances have been recorded of other precautions used with the same purpose. Water-casks have been filled vrith human beings ; and one vessel threw twelve overboard thus laden.
Page 26 - Buffer the traffic to be revived, in the hope that we shall again be able to work its extirpation? Trust, say the friends of this abominable measure, trust to the force which gained the former triumph. Expect some Clarkson to arise, mighty in the powers of persevering philanthropy, with the piety of a saint and the courage of a martyr hope for some second Wilberforce who shall cast away all ambition but that of doing good, scorn all power but that of relieving his fellow-creatures, and reserving...
Page 20 - Vie chooses the heaviest of his goods with i the same regard for them as if they were all inanimate lumber. He casts overboard men and women and children. Does he first knock off their fetters...
Page 24 - In alliance with such virtues as these I would have her name descend to after ages. I would have it commemorated for ever, that in the first year of her reign, her throne was fortified, and her crown embellished, by the proudest triumph over the worst of crimes the greatest triumph...
Page 6 - To-day we came upon a man dead from starvation, as he was very thin. One of our men wandered and found a number of slaves with slave-sticks on, abandoned by their master from want of food ; they were too weak to be able to speak or say where they had come from; some were quite young.
Page 22 - On the deck and in the loathsome hold are to be seen the living chained to the dead the putrid carcase remaining to mock the survivor with a spectacle that to him presents no terrors to mock him with the spectacle of a release that he envies ! Nay, women have been known to bring forth the miserable fruit of the womb, surrounded by the dying and the dead the decayed corpses of their fellow victims.
Page 22 - Spain have registered only ordinary tales of avarice and suffering though these have won for her an unenvied pre-eminence of infamy ! scenes not exceeded in horror by the forms with which the great Tuscan poet peopled the hell of his fancy, nor by the dismal tints of his illustrious countryman's pencil, breathing its horrors over the vaults of the Sistine chapel ! Mortua quin etiam jungebat corpora vivis! On the deck and in the loathsome hold are to be seen the living chained to the dead...
Page 21 - ... padlocked, so as to be removed in case of danger from tempest or fire, but they are rivetted welded together by the blacksmith in his forge, never to be removed, nor loosened, until, after the horrors of the middle passage, the children of misery shall be landed to bondage in the civilised world. The irons, too, serve the purpose of weights, and if time be allowed, more weights are added, to the end that the wretches may be entangled, to prevent their swimming. Nor is this all Instances have...

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