A Plea for Africa: Being Familiar Conversations on the Subject of Slavery and Colonization, [originally Published Under the Title " Yaradee"

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William Stavely, 1838 - 359 pages

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OCLC Number: 191241911
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Cresson, Elliott, -- 1796-1854 -- Portraits.
Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature.
African Americans -- Colonization -- Africa.

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Page 235 - Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Page 74 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.
Page 40 - Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ? Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well...
Page 118 - Vainly, but well, that chief had fought, He was a captive now, Yet pride, that fortune humbles not, Was written on his brow. The scars his dark broad bosom wore Showed warrior true and brave; A prince among his tribe before, He could not be a slave.
Page 91 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God ? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Page 156 - Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it.
Page 236 - I stood under a large tree, on the side of it, and called to most of the inhabitants of the town, The kingdom of heaven is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.
Page 116 - Fleecy locks and black complexion Cannot forfeit Nature's claim ; Skins may differ, but affection? Dwells in white and black the same.
Page 91 - Cayenne, with a view of emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity. Would to God a like spirit might diffuse itself generally, into the minds of the people of this country. But I despair of seeing it. Some petitions were presented to the Assembly at its last session, for the abolition of slavery, but they could scarcely obtain a reading.
Page 81 - Palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned, and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our Country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

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