Notes on the United States of North America: During a Phrenological Visit in 1838-9-40, Volume 2

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Carey & Hart, 1841 - Phrenology
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Page 295 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
Page 295 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?
Page 373 - And this is a politic establishment, contrived by the policy of the law, for the safety of all persons, the necessity of whose affairs oblige them to trust these sorts of persons, that they may be safe in their ways of dealing; for else these carriers might have an opportunity of undoing all persons that had any dealings with them, by combining with thieves, etc., and yet doing it in such a clandestine manner as would not be possible to be discovered. And this is the reason the law is founded upon...
Page 29 - Great were the hearts, and strong the minds Of those who framed, in high debate, The immortal league of love that binds Our fair broad empire, state with state.
Page 295 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions; the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other.
Page 350 - By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and so became dead in sin, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body.
Page 393 - Laura is acquainted ; whenever she is walking through the passage-ways, she perceives by the jar of the floor or the agitation of the air that some one is near her, and it is exceedingly difficult to pass her without being recognized. Her little arms are stretched out, and the instant she grasps a hand, a sleeve, or even part of the dress, she knows the person and lets them pass on with some sign of recognition. "The innate desire for knowledge, and the instinctive efforts which the human faculties...
Page 295 - ... the gift of God ? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just : that his justice cannot sleep for ever : that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events : that it may become probable by supernatural interference I The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.
Page 286 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in punishment of crimes, whereof the party- shall have been duly convicted...
Page 390 - It was amusing to witness the mute amazement with which she submitted to the process, the docility with which she imitated every motion, and the perseverance with which she moved her pencil over and over again in the same track, until she could form the letter. But when at last the idea dawned upon her, that by this mysterious process she could make other people understand what she thought, her joy was boundless. " Never did a child apply more eagerly and joyfully to any task, than she did to this...

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