The History of Florence, Massachusetts: Including a Complete Account of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry

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Charles Arthur Sheffeld
The Editor, 1894 - Florence (Mass.) - 250 pages
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Page 63 - In the words of John Morley : "A great wave of humanity, of benevolence, of desire for improvement,—a great wave of social sentiment, in short,—poured itself among all who had the faculty of large and disinterested thinking.
Page 64 - It seemed a war between intellect and affection ; a crack in nature, which split every church in Christendom into Papal and Protestant ; Calvinism into Old and New Schools ; Quakerism into Old and New ; brought new divisions in politics ; as the new conscience touching temperance and slavery.
Page 132 - This world is full of beauty As other worlds above ; And, if we did our duty, It might be full of love.
Page 231 - we request that these resolutions may be extended on the records of this court, and that a copy be transmitted to the family of the deceased.
Page 128 - The place and the people struck me as the most democratic I had ever met. It was a place to extinguish all aristocratic pretensions. There was no high, no low, no masters, no servants, no white, no black. I, however, felt myself in very high society.
Page 130 - genuine specimen of the uncul-tured negro. She cared very little for elegance of speech or refinement of manners. She seemed to please herself and others best when she put her ideas in the oddest forms.
Page 146 - the brotherhood of the human race and the equality of human rights, we make no distinction as to the conditions and rights of membership in this society, on account of sex, or color, or nationality.

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