The Substance of a Course of Lectures on British Colonial Slavery: Delivered at Bradford, York, and Scarborough

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Ellerton and Henderson [for] J. Hatchard, 1830 - Enslaved persons - 171 pages

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Page 63 - The parent storms ; the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
Page 108 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work : but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates...
Page 63 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Page 112 - There is abundant authority for saying that Christianity is part and parcel of the law of the land...
Page 121 - History, expressed her concern lest any of the Africans should be carried off without their free consent, declaring, " that it would be detestable and call down the vengeance of Heaven upon the undertakers.
Page 91 - But every man, when he enters into society, gives up a part of his natural liberty, as the price of so valuable a purchase ; and in consideration of receiving the advantages of mutual commerce, obliges himself to conform to those laws, which the community has thought proper to establish.
Page 132 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Page 91 - This natural liberty consists properly in a power of acting as one thinks fit ; without any restraint or control, unless by the law of nature ; being a right inherent in us by birth, and one of the gifts of God to man at his creation, when he endued him with the faculty of free will.
Page 147 - Nemesis visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation...
Page 143 - Slavery. However specious their laws may appear, depend upon it they must be ineffectual in their operation. It is in the nature of things that they should be so. Let then the British House of Commons do their part themselves. LET THEM NOT DELEGATE THE TRUST OF DOING IT TO THOSE WHO CANNOT EXECUTE THAT TRUST FAIRLY. Let the evil be remedied by an assembly of freemen, by the government of a free people, and not by the Masters of Slaves, THEIR LAWS CAN NEVER REACH, COULD NEVER CURE the EVIL.

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