The Slave States of America, Volume 2

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Fisher, Son & Company, 1842 - Slavery - 587 pages

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Page 133 - Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Page 514 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 79 - Land of the South! — imperial land! — How proud thy mountains rise! — How sweet thy scenes on every hand! How fair thy covering skies! But not for this — oh, not for these, I love thy fields to roam — Thou hast a dearer spell to me — Thou art my native home!
Page 226 - And in the thickest covert of that shade There was a pleasant arbour, not by art But of the trees...
Page 482 - FATHER of all ! in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind...
Page 331 - The ground was strewed with broken limbs of trees, eggs, and young squab pigeons which had been precipitated from above, and on which herds of hogs were fattening; hawks, buzzards, and eagles were sailing about in great numbers, and seizing the squabs from their nests at pleasure; while from twenty feet upwards to the tops of the trees, the view through the woods presented a perpetual tumult of crowding and fluttering multitudes of pigeons, their wings roaring like thunder, mingled with the frequent...
Page 332 - Not far from Shelbyville, in the State of Kentucky, about five years ago, there was one of these breeding places, which stretched through the woods in nearly a north and south direction ; was several miles in breadth, and was said to be upwards of forty miles in extent ! In this tract, almost every tree was furnished with nests, wherever the branches could accommodate them.
Page 501 - ... with him ; that upon no danger would send them where he would not lead them himself ; that would never see us want what he either had, or could by any means get us ; that would rather want than borrow, or starve than not pay ; that loved actions more than words, and hated falsehood and cozenage more than death ; whose adventures were our lives, and whose loss our deaths.
Page 503 - You were not afraid to come into my father's country, and strike fear into every body but myself; and are you here afraid to let me call you father? I tell you, then, I will call you father, and you shall call me child; and so I will forever be of your kindred and country.
Page 80 - heaven's best gift to man" is thine, God bless thy rosy girls ! Like sylvan flowers they sweetly shine ; Their hearts are pure as pearls, And grace and goodness circle them Where'er their footsteps roam. How can I, then, whilst loving them Not love my native home?

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