Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African ...: To which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life ...

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Page 9 - ... as fifty - for I love not a multiplicity of doctrines - A few plain tenets, easy, simple, and directed to the heart, are better than volumes of controversial nonsense. - Spectators - Guardians - and Tatlers you have of course. - Young's Night-Thoughts - Milton - and Thomson's Seasons...
Page 171 - There is at this present moment at least a hundred thousand poor, miserable, ragged rabble, from twelve to sixty years of age, with blue cockades in their hats - besides half as many women and children, all parading the streets - the bridge - the Park - ready for any and every mischief. - Gracious God! what's the matter now? I was obliged to leave off - the shouts of the mob - the horrid clashing of swords - and the clutter of a multitude in swiftest motion - drew me to the door - when every one...
Page 42 - BEYOND the fix'd and settled rules Of vice and virtue in the schools, Beyond the letter of the law, Which keeps our men and maids in awe, The better sort should set before 'em A grace, a manner, a decorum ; Something, that gives their acts a light ; Makes 'em not only just, but bright ; And sets them in that open fame, Which witty malice cannot blame.
Page 57 - Almighty with fervor — with love and fimplicity — carry his laws 'jn your heart— and command both worlds; — but I meant mere fatherly advice, and I have wrote a fermon. — Dear boy, 'tis my love preaches ; N begged me to write a line for him, as hefaid you wanted news.
Page 4 - WestIndies - and even on the coast of Guinea. - The grand object of English navigators - indeed of all Christian navigators - is money money - money - for which I do not pretend to blame them Commerce was meant by the goodness of the Deity to diffuse the various goods of the earth into every part - to unite mankind in the blessed chains of brotherly love, society, and mutual dependence: the enlightened Christian should diffuse the Riches of the Gospel of peace, with the commodities of his respective...
Page 178 - P re's chapel4 - and they believe it, and that he pays out of his privy purse Peter-pence to Rome. Such is the temper of the times - from too relaxed a government - and a King and Queen on the throne who possess every virtue. May God in his mercy grant that the present scourge may operate to our repentance and amendment! that it may produce the fruits of better thinking, better doing, and in the end make us a wise, virtuous, and happy people! - I am, dear Sir, truly Mrs. Spink's and your most grateful...
Page 57 - t is my love preaches. - N begged me to write a line for him, as he said you wanted news - I have none but what you know as well as myself - such as the regard and best wishes of Mrs. Sancho, the girls, and myself - such as wishing a...
Page 3 - My good friend, you should remember from whom they learnt those vices: - The first Christian visitors found them a simple, harmless people - but the cursed avidity for wealth urged these first visitors (and all the succeeding ones) to such acts of deception - and even wanton cruelty - that the poor ignorant Natives soon learnt to turn the knavish and diabolical arts - which they too soon imbibed - upon their teachers.
Page 92 - Ireland almost in as true a state of rebellion as America - Admirals quarrelling in the West-Indies - and at home Admirals that do not chuse to fight - The British Empire mouldering away in the West, annihilated in the North - ... and England fast asleep ... - for my part, it's nothing to me, as I am only a lodger, and hardly that.
Page 6 - ... kindness, and charity be thy guide! - With these even Savages will respect you - and God will bless you. Your father, who sees every improvement of his boy with delight, observes that your handwriting is much for the better - In truth, I think it as well as any modest man can wish. - If my long epistles do not frighten you - and I live till the return of next spring - perhaps I shall be enabled to judge how much you are improved since your last favor - Write me a deal about the natives - the...

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