Frederick Douglass

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Small, Maynard, 1899 - Abolitionists - 141 pages
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Page 144 - Daniel Webster, by NORMAN HAPGOOD. The following are among those in preparation: — John James Audubon, by JOHN BURROUGHS. Edwin Booth, by CHARLES TOWNSEND COPELAND.
Page 143 - BEACON BIOGRAPHIES OF EMINENT AMERICANS Edited by MA De Wolfe Howe THE aim of this series is to furnish brief, readable, and authentic accounts of the lives of those Americans whose personalities have impressed themselves most deeply on the character and history of their country.
Page 86 - Come with me, Douglass, I will defend you with my life. I want you for a special purpose. When I strike, the bees will begin to swarm, and I shall want you to help hive them.
Page 143 - The aim of this series is to furnish brief, readable, and authentic accounts of the lives of those Americans whose personalities have impressed themselves most deeply on the character and history of their country. On account of the length of the more formal lives, often running into large volumes, the average busy man and woman have not the time or hardly the inclination to acquaint themselves with American biography. In the present series everything that such a reader would ordinarily care to know...
Page 128 - And that which should accompany old age, As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honor, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Page 135 - ... President Harrison to Hayti as United States Minister. 1889. He died in Washington as above mentioned , and was buried at his old home, Rochester, NY, in Mount Hope Cemetery, with unusual public honours. The following sonnets to his memory were written in Paris, France. immediately after his funeral. I KNEW the noblest giants of my day, And he was of them— strong amid the strong: But gentle too : for though he suffered wrong, Yet the wrong-doer never heard him say
Page 69 - About four years ago, upon a reconsideration of the whole subject, I became convinced that there was no necessity for dissolving the " union between the northern and southern states ; " that to seek this dissolution was no part of my duty as an abolitionist ; that to abstain from voting, was to refuse to exercise a legitimate and powerful means for abolishing slavery...
Page 108 - He was more than six feet in height, and his majestic form, as he rose to speak, straight as an arrow, muscular, yet lithe and graceful, his flashing eye, and more than all, his. voice, that rivaled Webster's in its richness, and in the depth and sonorousness of its cadences, made up such an ideal of an orator as the listeners never forgot.
Page 83 - He fulfilled St. Paul's idea of the head of the family[.] His wife believed in him, and his children observed him with reverence. Whenever he spoke his words commanded earnest attention. His arguments, which I ventured at some points to oppose, seemed to convince all; his appeals touched all, and his will impressed all. Certainly I never felt myself in the presence of a stronger religious influence than while in this man's house.
Page 114 - I have hardly heard his equal, in grasp upon an audience, in dramatic presentation, in striking at the pith of an ethical question, and in single illustrations and images...

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