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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 1: re-formation and Reanimation.—1841. (search)
years ago. Almost the whole assembly sprang with one accord to their feet, and the walls and roof of the Athenaeum seemed to shudder with the No, no! loud and long-continued in the wild enthusiasm of the scene. As soon as Garrison could be heard, he snatched the acclaim, and superadded: No!—a thousand times no! Sooner [let] the lightnings of heaven blast Bunker Hill monument till not one stone shall be left standing on another! Compare a similar scene in the Boston State House on Jan. 27, 1842 (Lib. 12.26). Collins, at Mr. Garrison's instance, Lib. 15.75, from the preface to Douglass's Autobiography. But Edmund Quincy wrote: I believe I was the first person who suggested to him becoming an A. S. speaker (Ms. Dec. 13, 1845, to R. D. Webb). lost no time in securing Mr. Douglass as an agent of the Massachusetts Society; and the late graduate from the peculiar Life of F. Douglass, p. 217. institution, with his diploma written on his back, as Collins used to say, proved an