The Democratic Party: A Political Study (Google eBook)

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Press of J. Wilson and son, 1875 - 63 pages
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Page 57 - For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
Page 28 - But when the rebellious traitors are overwhelmed in the field^ and scattered like leaves before an angry wind, it must not be to return to peaceful and contented homes ! They must find poverty at their firesides, and see privation in the anxious eyes of mothers, and the rags of children.
Page 57 - The children are sold ; the wife is driven out of doors at pleasure ' (Burton). Among the Soudan negroes there is no family or personal love. Of certain South African negroes Dr. Bainey writes, ' It is seldom that one cares for another : the utmost they will do is to assist each other if their back itches. Even for their sick and dying they have no concern.
Page 60 - Educated free blacks from a distance are to be avoided : they are expensive, and are too much of gentlemen for your work. You may in a few months raise natives who will teach reading to others better than they can, and teach you also much that the liberated never know. A cloth and some beads occasionally will satisfy them, while neither the food, the wages, nor the work will please those who, being brought from a distance...
Page 27 - In each, the characteristic features are a contempt for antiquity, a shifting of prejudices, an inward sense of self-esteem leading to an assertion of private judgment in the most uninformed, a sanguine confidence in the amelioration of human affairs, a fixing of the heart on great ends, with a comparative disregard of all things intermediate. In each there has been so much of alloy in the motives, and, still more, so much of danger and suffering in the means, that the cautious and moderate have...
Page 46 - Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon...
Page 33 - ... vegetable and animal world, which man may improve, and corrupt, and even destroy, but which he cannot create. We have long learned to despise the ignorance or the hypocrisy of those who speak of giving a free constitution to a people, and to explain with a great living poet ' A gift of that which never can be given By all the blended powers of earth and heaven...
Page 61 - We have rights which the Federal Government must not invade rights superior to its power, on which our sovereignty depends, and we do mean to assert these rights against all tyrannical assumptions of...
Page 57 - ... given them in Charleston they immediately rent to pieces. It is seldom that one cares for another; the utmost they will do is to assist each other if their back itches. Even for their sick and dying they have not the least concern. If one of them has died, they let the corpse lie among them for hours, as if nothing had happened.
Page 57 - Niagara' rescued 455 Africans from the slave-ship ' Elcho,' in order to carry them back to their native country. Dr. Kainey, who accompanied them, writes of these savages : ' They are altogether very dirty, and refuse to wear any clothes. They cannot be prevailed upon to comply with even those measures of cleanliness which are absolutely indispensable for the preservation of health. The clothes which...

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