Right and Wrong in Massachusetts

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Dow & Jackson's Anti-slavery Press, 1839 - Antislavery movements - 177 pages
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Page 1 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 77 - ... bound not to content himself with merely refusing to vote for any man who is opposed to the emancipation of the slave, BUT TO GO TO THE POLLS, AND THROW HIS VOTE FOR SOME MAN KNOWN TO FAVOR IT.
Page 152 - We know the arduous strife, the eternal laws To which the triumph of all good is given, High sacrifice, and labour without pause, Even to the death : — else wherefore should the eye Of man converse with immortality ? XV.
Page 97 - Congress provides for the location of a national sanitarium which is to be under the control of the Board of Managers of the...
Page 104 - I ask you again,' persisted the infatuated questioner, ' do you or do you not believe it a sin to go to the polls ?' ' Sin for me' — was the same imperturbable reply.
Page 77 - That a weekly and ably conducted anti-slavery paper, which shall take right, high, and consistent ground on this subject, and constantly urge abolitionists, as in duty bound, to use their political, as well as their moral and religious, power and rights for the immediate overthrow of slavery, is now greatly needed in Massachusetts.
Page 87 - The spirit which produced still animates it, and with magnetic influence draws from all parts of society everything like around it. Other measures may suit different circumstances and other parts of the country ; but here, and now, the spirit of the Liberator is the touchstone of true hearts. Almost all the opposition it has met with, various as it seems, springs from one cause. At starting, some who agreed with its principles (!) denounced it as ' foul-mouthed and abusive ' ; next, the occasional...
Page 18 - Bible to ihe extreme ends of the earth. * * * Why don't he give the Bible to his own slaves then, and teach them to read it, before he asks for our money to help him send Bibles to the slaves in sin in distant lands ? How does he look ; the agent of the Virginia Bible Society, begging for money, to give the Bible to Chinese men...
Page 8 - That the formation of a National AntiSlavery Society is essential to the complete regeneration of public sentiment on the subject of slavery, and to the speedy overthrow of that iniquitous system ; and that the Board of Managers be authorised to call a national meeting of the friends of abolition, for the purpose of organizing such a Society, at such time and place as they shall deem expedient.
Page 109 - Stanton's original resolution, simply declaring it the imperious duty of every abolitionist who could conscientiously do so to go to the polls.

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