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Thomas Clarkson, an ardent advocate of British Abolition details the road to the Act of the Abolition of the Slave Trade that was passed in 1807. The book orginally published in 1808, highlights his ... Leer comentario completo
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abolition Africans afterwards answer appeared argument attended became become began believed bill brought called captain carried cause circumstances colonies committee Commons concerned consequence consideration considered continued desired duty effect evidence evil examined existed facts favour feelings former further gave give given hand heard honourable hoped House humanity hundred immediately important increase interest islands justice labour less letter lived Liverpool Lord manner means measure meeting mentioned mind motion natives nature necessary Negroes never object observed obtained occasion opinion parliament passed persons planters present principles produced promotion proved Quakers question reason received respect sent ship situation Slave Trade slavery society soon sufferings taken things thought thousand tion took traffic vessels voyage West Indies whole Wilberforce wished witnesses
Página 586 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Página 244 - And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Página 87 - There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
Página 415 - O'er the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, Paid my price in paltry gold ; But, though slave they have enroll'd me, Minds are never to be sold. Still in thought as free as ever...
Página 54 - Whereto thus Adam fatherly displeased. "O execrable son so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurped, from God not given; He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.
Página 103 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Página 58 - Lo the poor Indian! whose untutored mind sees God in clouds or hears him in the wind; his soul proud science never taught to stray far as the solar walk or Milky Way; yet simple nature to his hope has given behind the...
Página 89 - It is the sense of this meeting, that the importing of negroes from their native country and relations by Friends is not a commendable nor allowed practice, and is, therefore, censured by this meeting.