From Dixie to Canada: Romances and Realities of the Underground Railroad, Volume 1

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H.U. Johnson, 1894 - Antislavery movements - 194 pages
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Page 102 - But a woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world; it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures; she sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul in the traffic of affection, and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless, for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.
Page 163 - Jesus! the name that charms our fears, That bids our sorrows cease; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 'Tis life, and health, and peace.
Page 152 - Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you " ? This was the doctrine of Lao-tsze.
Page 103 - We can but blush for our country's shame when we recall to mind the fact, that while George and Mary Green, and numbers of other fugitives from American slavery, can receive protection from any of the governments of Europe, they cannot return to their native land without becoming slaves.
Page 68 - The honest voice of sincerity, as d'Artagnan had called it, had pierced through his heart like a sword-blade. D'Artagnan had said all he had to say.
Page 97 - I observed a tall young man with long black hair eyeing me very closely, and then talking to the trader. I felt sure that my time had now come, but the day closed without my being sold. I did not regret this, for I had heard that foreigners made the worst of masters, and I felt confident that the man who eyed me so closely was not an American. " The next day was the Sabbath. The bells called the people...
Page 6 - That they have done so, is now fully demonstrated. Colonel Hardy, a tobacco planter, residing in the District, about five miles from the city, lost five more slaves last Sunday evening. They were pursued by an expert slave catcher, but no trace of them was discovered. The search was abandoned this morning, the Colonel having received a paper called the Liberty Press, printed in Albany, with an article marked, so as to attract his attention, which reads as follows : " 'ARRIVED, this morning, by our...
Page 6 - Arrived this morning by our fast line three men and two women. They were claimed as slaves by Colonel Hardy of the District of Columbia, but became dissatisfied with the Colonel's ways and left the old fellow's premises last Sunday evening, arriving at our station by the quickest passage on record.
Page 171 - XXX. In Rome when the white rabbit hangs high the Praetor leads the Vestal band by linden fields, that he may hear the tuning of the great profaner's voice ere the game goes to Quintus Anno Mundi.

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