Bygones Worth Remembering, Volume 1

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Page 230 - We must forget all feelings save the one — We must resign all passions save our purpose — We must behold no object save our country — And only look on death as beautiful, So that the sacrifice ascend to heaven, And draw down freedom on her evermore.
Page 137 - ... shall forfeit the sum of fifty pounds to any person who shall sue for the same, with full costs of suit...
Page 285 - As regards the abstract lawfulness of slavery, I acknowledge it simply as importing the right of one man to the labour of another ; and I rest it upon the fact that Scripture...
Page 235 - SICARIA. Again her brow Sicaria rears Above the tombs : Two thousand years Have smitten sore her beauteous breast, And war forbidden her to rest. Yet war at last becomes her friend, And shouts aloud ' Thy grief shall end. Sicaria ! hear me ! rise again ! A homeless hero breaks thy chain.
Page 286 - We are agreed that both the physical and the moral bondage of the slave are to be abolished. The question is as to the order, and the order only; now Scripture attacks the moral evil before the temporal one, and the temporal through the moral one, and I am content with the order which Scripture has established.
Page 128 - Complaint], and to be further dealt with according to Law. Given under my Hand and Seal, this Day of in the Year of our Lord at in the [ County] aforesaid.
Page 285 - Constitution can be defended ; that the duties of governors are strictly and peculiarly religious ; and that legislatures, like individuals, are bound to carry throughout their acts the spirit of the high truths they have acknowledged.
Page 287 - ... instruments which attain his liberty shall likewise render him competent to use it; and thus, I earnestly trust, without risk of blood, without violation of property, with unimpaired benefit to the negro, and with the utmost speed which prudence will admit, we shall arrive at that exceedingly desirable consummation, the utter extinction of slavery. And now, gentlemen, as regards the enthusiasm with which you have rallied round your ancient flag, and welcomed the humble representative of those...
Page 286 - Scripture attacks the moral evil before the temporal one, and the temporal through the moral one, and I am content with the order which Scripture has established. To this end, I desire to see immediately set on foot, by impartial and sovereign authority, an universal and efficient system of Christian instruction, not intended to resist designs of individual piety and wisdom for the religious improvement of the negroes, but to do thoroughly what they can only do partially. As regards immediate emancipation...
Page 17 - I require in every thing what, for lack of another word, I may call propriety, — that is, a reason why the thing is at all, and why it is there or then rather than elsewhere or at another time.

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