A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions, Svazek 3

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839

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Strana 38 - cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred ' rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people, who ' never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery ' in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their ' transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium ' of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great ' Britain. Determined to keep open a market where men should * be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative...
Strana 149 - ... the education of the young. They look to the future; and they really have great advantages in doing so. They send out teachers excellently qualified ; superior, certainly, to the run of native teachers. Some value the European modes of education, as the more excellent; others value them as the mark of fashion: the demand for instruction, too, is always beyond the supply, so that they find little difficulty in obtaining the charge of Protestant children. This, in my judgment, is the point of policy...
Strana 74 - I must go into the presidential chair the inflexible and uncompromising opponent of every attempt, on the part of Congress, to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, against the wishes of the slaveholding states ; and also with a determination equally decided to resist the slightest interference with it in the states where it exists.
Strana 38 - This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived...
Strana 173 - ... her hair, Kneel on the grass That fringed its side, And make its tide Her looking-glass. And when the man of God From Egypt led his flock, They thirsted, and his rod Smote the Arabian rock ; And forth a rill Of water gushed, And on they rushed, And drank their fill. Would Eden thus have smiled, Had wine to Eden come ? Would Horeb's parching wild Have been refreshed with rum? And had Eve's hair Been dressed in gin, Would she have been Reflected fair? Had Moses built a still, And dealt out to that...
Strana 75 - States rests, and beyond the jurisdiction of Congress; and that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper, touching or relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to slavery, as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid upon the table, without being debated, printed, or referred.
Strana 229 - Consequently it was determined to take him into the woods and lynch him — which is a mode of punishment provided for such as become obnoxious in a manner which the law cannot reach. He was immediately carried out under a guard, attended by a crowd of respectable citizens — tied to a tree, punished with stripes — tarred and feathered, and ordered to leave the city in 48 hours.
Strana 274 - The former vice may be ascribed to the business-habits of the country( which leave so little time for parental instruction, and perhaps in some degree, to the arts of political agents, who, with their own advantage in view, among the other expedients of their cunning, have resorted to the artifice of separating children from their natural advisers, by calling meetings of the young, to decide on the fortunes and policy of the country.
Strana 143 - In the catholic church, the religious community is composed of only two elements ; the priest and the people. The priest alone rises above the rank of his flock, and all below him are equal.
Strana 163 - In the short space of its existence, upwards of seven thousand temperance societies have been formed ; embracing more than one million two hundred and fifty thousand members. More than three thousand distilleries have been stopped ; and more than seven thousand persons who dealt in spirits have declined the trade. Upwards of one thousand vessels have abandoned their use ; and, most marvellous of all ! it is said that above ten thousand drunkards have been reclaimed from intoxication.

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