The South-west, Svazek 2

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Harper & brothers, 1835
 

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Strana 76 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts ; even one thing befalleth them : as the one dieth, so dieth the other ; yea, they have all one breath ; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast : for all is vanity. All go unto one place ; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Strana 92 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen ; But, seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Strana 126 - Rockabye Baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, cradle and all.
Strana 285 - Then begins another push, which continues until the whole crop is gathered and housed. During 'picking time' . . . the hands are regularly roused, by a large bell or horn, about the first dawn of day, or earlier so that they are ready to enter the field as soon as there is sufficient light to distinguish the bolls. As the dews are extremely heavy and cool, each hand is provided with a blanket coat or wrapper, which is kept close around him until the dew is partially evaporated by the sun.
Strana 97 - A huge colonnaded structure, crowning an abrupt eminence near the road, struck our eyes with an imposing effect. It was the abode of one of the wealthiest planters of this state ; who, like the majority of those whose families now roll in their splendid equipages, has been the maker of his fortune. The grounds about this edifice were neglected ; horses were grazing around i 2 the piazzas, over which were strewed saddles,whips, horse blankets, and the motley paraphernalia with which planters love...
Strana 195 - s farm in Wirginny." " Then you are a Virginia negro." " Yes, master, me full blood Wirginny." " Did you drive your master's carriage ?" " Yes, master, 1 drove ole missus' carage, more dan four year." " Have you a wife ?" "Yes, master, I lef young wife in Richmond, but I got new wife here in de lot. I wishy you buy her, master, if you gwine to buy me.
Strana 127 - ... church member. The whole plantation is also frequently formed into a Sabbath class which is instructed by the planter or some member of his family, and often such is the anxiety of masters that they should perfectly understand what they are taught— a hard matter in the present state of African intellect— that no means calculated to advance their progress are left untried. I was not long since shown a manuscript catechism, drawn up with great care and judgment by a distinguished planter, on...
Strana 90 - But the southern farmer can make from fifteen to thirty per cent, by his farm. He works on his plantation a certain number of slaves, say thirty, which are to him what the sinewy arms of the Yankee farmer are to himself. Each slave ought to average from seven to eight bales of cotton during the season, especially on the new lands. An acre will generally, average from one to two bales. Each bale averages four hundred pounds, at from twelve to fifteen cents a pound. This may not be an exact estimate,...
Strana 127 - In every cabin the men are shaving and dressing— the women, arrayed in their gay muslins, are arranging their frizzly hair, in which they take no little pride, or investigating the condition of their...
Strana 127 - ... doors ; and those of the younger portion who are not undergoing the infliction of the wash-tub, are enjoying themselves in the shade of• the trees, or around some little pond, with as much zest as though slavery and freedom were synonymous terms.

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