"Uncle Tom's Cabin" Contrasted with Buckingham Hall, the Planter's Home: Or, A Fair View of Both Sides of the Slavery Question

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D. Fanshaw, 1852 - 152 pages

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Page 42 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master laid thy keel, What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge, and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Page 122 - If to do were as easy as to know what were^ good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 23 - Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head ; The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp ; her- eyes in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright, That birds would sing, and think it were not night.
Page 78 - He fed on poisons, and they had no power, But were a kind of nutriment; he lived Through that which had been death to many men, And made him friends...
Page 43 - And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us ; and to be merciful, just, and pure (Science and Health, p.
Page 42 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well : For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.
Page 91 - THE shades of evening closed around The boundless prairies of the west, As, grouped in sadness on the ground, A band of pilgrims leaned to rest : Upon the tangled weeds were laid The mother and her youngest born, Who slept, while others watched and prayed, And thus the weary night went on. Thick darkness shrouded earth and sky, — When on the whispering winds there came The...
Page 4 - It was a warning voice, coming from the grave to the Congress now in session to beware, to pause, to reflect, before they lend themselves to any purposes which shall destroy that Union which was cemented by his exertions and example.
Page 91 - God ! the Prairie was on fire ! Around the centre of the plain A belt of flame retreat denied, — . And, like a furnace, glowed the train That walled them in on every side : And onward rolled the torrent wild, — Wreaths of dense smoke obscured the sky! The mother knelt beside her child, And all, — save one, — shrieked out, " We die ! " " Not so !
Page 45 - when he is urged by a violent motive, resulting from the command of another" FIRST, "The motive must be violent.

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