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William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves. 1 1 Browse Search
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William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture XI: teaching the slaves to read and Write. (search)
and prospects. In their circumstances, it would be even more objectionable than it could be to take the time and labor of a white youth, which (we will also suppose) were required for the immediate support of himself and of those depending upon his labor, and educate him for the learned pursuits of a Newton or a Macaulay, whilst at the same time, for causes beyond his control, he was doomed for the remainder of his days to work in the mines of Cornwall or Chesterfield, by the light of Sir Humphrey Davy's lamp! No one of the important objects of so high an education is accessible to him. The least part of the objection to such a course as this is, that it would be a useless expenditure of time and labor. But the reason is much stronger in the case of the African. The civil offices are all closed against him. No one of the learned professions is open to him. The Law of caste which forbids his amalgamation bars him out from every thing of the kind. He is doomed to occupy, so long
The male line of Sir Criatopber Wren was speedily extinguished, and was sometime since stated the belief that the female line had also ceased; a correspondent, however, mentioned that, at the time be wrote, (a few years ago) and old lady descending from the great architect was still living. Sir. Joshua Reynolds, Cowper, the poet, Pope, Locke, Seldon, Thom as Campbell, Thomas Moore, Oliver Goldsmith, Wilkie, Dan, Swift, Sir Isaac New on, Hogarth, Turner the landscape painter, Sir Humphrey Davy, Edmund Burke, Patt — left no descendants Robert Stephenson ended the line of his father George. Notwithstanding the anxiety of Sir Walter Scott to establish a family inheritance, his direct race have perished, and those of but slight relationship inherit his land and title. We believe that with the sons of Robert Burne, the family of the national poet of Scotland will expire. Lord Byron to only represented on the feni de le side. It would he easy to prolong th
A Beautiful Paragraph. --The following since are taken from Sir Humphrey Davy's Salmonia: "I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others.--out be it genius, power, wit, fancy,--if I could choose what would be most delightful, and I believe most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to any other blessing; for it makes life a discipline of goodness; breathes new hopes, varnishes and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all light; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty and divinity; makes in instrument of fortune and shame the ladder of ascent to Paradise; and far above all combination of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions of psalms and amaranths, the gardens of the blest, and security of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and skeptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation and despair."