The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-trade, by the British Parliament

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John S. Taylor, 1836
 

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Thomas Clarkson, an ardent advocate of British Abolition details the road to the Act of the Abolition of the Slave Trade that was passed in 1807. The book orginally published in 1808, highlights his ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 110 - And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus ; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us ; and to be merciful, just, and pure (Science and Health, p.
Seite 87 - There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
Seite 88 - With stripes, that Mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man seeing this, . And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man ? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.
Seite 40 - He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute ; that right we hold By his donation ; but man over men He made not lord ; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.
Seite 46 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way...
Seite 110 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Seite 91 - It is the sense of this meeting, that the importing of Negroes from their native country and relations by Friends, is not a commendable nor allowed practice, and is therefore censured by this meeting.
Seite 88 - And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — Then why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
Seite 46 - His soul, proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way; Yet simple Nature to his hope has...
Seite 76 - The slaves, torn away from parents, wives, children, from their friends and companions, their fields and flocks, their home and country, are transported to the European settlements in America, with no other accommodation on shipboard than what is provided for brutes. This is the second stage of cruelty; from which the miserable exiles are delivered, only to be placed, and that for life, in subjection to a dominion and system of laws the most merciless and tyrannical that ever were tolerated upon...

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