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189 페이지 - boldness, that these were a people, who were destined never to be free ; who were without the understanding necessary for the attainment of useful arts ; depressed by the hand of Nature below the level of the human species; and created to form a supply of slaves for the rest
182 페이지 - Whereas the trade to and from Africa is very advantageous to Great. Britain, and necessary for supplying the plantations and colonies thereunto belonging with a sufficient number of negroes at reasonable rates, and for that purpose the said trade should be carried on.
188 페이지 - for committing, under the name of trade, acts of perpetual hostility and perfidy against his neighbor. Thus had the perversion of British commerce carried misery instead of happiness to one whole quarter of the globe. False to the very principles of trade, misguided in our policy,
190 페이지 - it even yet, in spite of all our great pretensions. We were once as obscure among the nations of the earth, as savage in our manners, as debased in our morals, as degraded in our understandings, as these unhappy Africans. But in the lapse of a long series of years, by a progression slow, and for a time almost imperceptible, we
49 페이지 - was associated. Let us not, he said, despair. It is a blessed cause ; and success, ere long, will crown our exertions. Already we have gained one victory. We have obtained for these poor creatures the recognition of their human nature,* which, for a while, was most shamefully denied them. This is the
242 페이지 - Both thy bondmen and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen, that are round about thee ; of them shall
288 페이지 - The chairman then read the bill, and it was agreed that he should report it with the amendments on Monday. The bill enacted, that no vessel should clear out for slaves from any port within the British dominions after the first of May, 1807, and that no slave should be landed in the colonies after the first of March, 1808. On the
100 페이지 - was a wholesale sacrifice of a whole order and race of our fellowcreatures ; which carried them away by force from their native country, in order to subject them to the mere will and caprice, the tyranny and oppression, of other human beings, for their whole natural lives, them and their posterity for ever
82 페이지 - In vain she started from the office. He beat her, till he made her take up the child and carry it to the side of the vessel. She then dropped it into the sea, turning her head the other way that she might not see it. Now it would naturally be asked, Was not this