Some Recollections of Our Antislavery Conflict

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Fields, Osgood, & Company, 1869 - Antislavery movements - 408 pages
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Page 232 - The gentleman said that he should sink into insignificance if he dared not gainsay the principles of these resolutions. Sir, for the sentiments he has uttered, on soil consecrated by the prayers of Puritans and the blood of patriots, the earth should have yawned and swallowed him up.
Page 40 - I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — and I will be heard.
Page 20 - Yet scorns the immortal mind this base control! No chains can bind it, and no cell enclose. Swifter than light, it flies from pole to pole, And in a flash from earth to heaven it goes! It leaps from mount to mount; from vale to vale It wanders, plucking honeyed fruits and flowers; It visits home, to hear the fireside tale, Or in sweet converse pass the joyous hours. 'T is up before the sun, roaming afar, And in its watches wearies every star!
Page 362 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor ; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, ;. . . to set at liberty them that are bruised
Page 268 - I love thee with a brother's love, I feel my pulses thrill, To mark thy spirit soar above The cloud of human ill. My heart hath leaped to answer thine, And echo back thy words, As leaps the warrior's at the shine And flash of kindred swords!
Page 5 - Tis thus the spirit of a single mind Makes that of multitudes take one direction, As roll the waters to the breathing wind, Or roams the herd beneath the bull's protection ; Or as a little dog will lead the blind, Or a bell-wether form the flock's...
Page 41 - But that deep feeling of evils, which is necessary to effectual conflict with them, and which marks God's most powerful messengers to mankind, cannot breathe itself in soft and tender accents. The deeply moved soul will speak strongly, and ought to speak so as to move and shake nations.
Page 247 - The power of woman is in her dependence, flowing from the consciousness of that weakness which God has given her for her protection, and which keeps her in those departments of life that form the character of individuals and of the nation.
Page 191 - This part of his speech was referred to a joint committee of two from the Senate and three from the House of Representatives, Hon.
Page 247 - But when she assumes the place and tone of man as a public reformer, our care and protection of her seem unnecessary; we put ourselves in self-defence (1) against her; she yields the power which God has given her for her protection, and her character becomes unnatural.

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