An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species: To which are Added, Animadversions on Certain Remarks Made on the First Edition of this Essay, by Mr. Charles White ... Also, Strictures on Lord Kaim's Discourse on the Original Diversity of Mankind. And an Appendix (Google eBook)
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Page 284 - And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
Page 265 - Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites ; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid : and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous.
Page 266 - Misery is often the parent of the most affecting touches in poetry. — Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry. Love is the peculiar oestrum of the poet. Their love is ardent, but it kindles the senses only, not the imagination.
Page 276 - ... many have been brought up to the handicraft arts, and from that circumstance have always been associated with the whites. Some have been liberally educated, and all have lived in countries where the arts and sciences are cultivated to a considerable degree, and have had before their eyes samples of the best works from abroad.
Page 266 - Most of them indeed have been confined to tillage, to their own homes, and their own society: yet many have been so situated that they might have availed themselves of the conversation of their masters; many have been brought up to the handicraft arts, and from that circumstance have always been associated with the whites.
Page 37 - Asiatick continent we pass at once from the fair to the olive, and thence by various gradations in the darkness of the hue, to the black, colour which prevails in the southern provinces of the peninsulas of Arabia and India.
Page 268 - I am not prepared either to deny or affirm. 1 am inclined, however, to ascribe the apparent dullness of the negro principally to the wretched state of his existence first in his original country, where he is at once a poor and abject savage, and subjected to an atrocious despotism; and afterwards in those regions to which he is transported to finish his days in slavery, and toil. Genius, in order to its cultivation, and the advantageous display of its...