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Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Preface. (search)
brave and true living in the Republic, so that the problems knocking at its door for solution may find the heads, the hands, and the hearts equal to the performance of the duties imposed by them upon the men and women of this generation. William Lloyd Garrison was brave and true. Bravery and truth were the secret of his marvelous career and achievements. May his countrymen and countrywomen imitate his example and be brave and true, not alone in emergent moments, but in everyday things as wellr and achievements. May his countrymen and countrywomen imitate his example and be brave and true, not alone in emergent moments, but in everyday things as well. So much for the author's firstly, now for his secondly, which is to acknowledge his large indebtedness in the preparation of this book to that storehouse of anti-slavery material, the story of the life of William Lloyd Garrison by his children. Out of its garnered riches he has filled his sack. Hyde Park, Mass., May 10, 1891.
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 1: the father of the man. (search)
Chapter 1: the father of the man. William Lloyd Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusettsented him with a boy, whom they called William Lloyd Garrison. Three years afterward Abijah desertempetition was doing in that world when William Lloyd Garrison entered it. It took him up into an excfe of the nation sixty-four years ago. And if Garrison did not then so understand it, neither did hiand town life a genuine pearl. We will let Mr. Garrison tell the story in his own way: Going the development of his remarkable genius. Garrison had not only found a true poet, but a true frsion and pursue the even tenor of my tale. Garrison had stepped down from his elevated position abster in the House of Representatives. Young Garrison attended this caucus, and made havoc of its cy the leaders. Harrison Gray Otis was one of Garrison's early and particular idols. He was, perhapat his opponent's evident ignorance of William Lloyd Garrison. It is true, he replied, with the pro[3 more...]
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 2: the man hears a voice: Samuel, Samuel! (search)
he rescue. Such an epochal first moment came to William Lloyd Garrison in the streets of Boston. Amid the hard struggle thropist in Boston, March 4, 1826. The editor was one of Garrison's earliest acquaintances in the city. Garrison went aftGarrison went after awhile to board with him, and still later entered the office of the Philanthropist as a type-setter. The printer of the paper, Nathaniel H. White and young Garrison, occupied the same room at Mr. Collier's. And so almost before our hero was awathe Philanthropist, and in April 1828, formally installed Garrison into its editorship. Into this new work he carried all h God for the issue. What an inestimable object-lesson to Garrison was the example of this good man going forth singlehandedgle righteous soul for good, we may be sure, exerted upon Garrison lasting influences. What a revelation it was also of thely appeal for aid. And this, with the instinct of genius, Garrison did in the temperance reform, nearly seventy years ago. H
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 3: the man begins his ministry. (search)
or danger. The story of the trial of William Lloyd Garrison, from which the above brave words are ays after entering Baltimore jail a prisoner, Garrison recovered his freedom. The civil action of Tainst him was still pending. Nothing daunted Garrison went North two days after his discharge to obuccessful from a business standpoint. For as Garrison playfully observed subsequently: Where friendgenerous offer of a hundred dollars to effect Garrison's release, he made at the same time an offer nership in the cause of emancipation. And so Garrison's visit to the North was taken advantage ored by the unproductiveness of the Genius. Garrison returned to Baltimore, but he did not tarry l wrongs of fellow-creatures in bondage. As Mr. Garrison truly said at the time: If I had visited Nes in their meetinghouse, in Julian Hall, that Garrison gave his lectures, giving the first one on thd we introduced each other. I said to him, Mr. Garrison, I am not sure that I can indorse all you h[4 more...]
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 4: the hour and the man. (search)
e was quite the reverse of his friend Lundy. Garrison was gifted with a body that matched his mind,On his way from New York to Philadelphia with Garrison, Mr. May fell into a discussion with a pro-slthat hair-brained, reckless, violent fanatic, Garrison, will damage, if he does not shipwreck, any c wonder at the citizen who, seeing a print of Garrison at a shop window without a name to it, went iid review of events anterior to the advent of Garrison will serve to place this matter more clearly d labored for the freedom of the slave before Garrison had thought upon the subject at all. Washington of mankind. What his predecessors lacked, Garrison possessed to a marvelous degree — the undivido gradual emancipation, was not original with Garrison, nor was he the first to enunciate it. More that they failed to effect, it is the glory of Garrison that he achieved in his own person. He was tn. Of such vast consequence verily was the coming into American history of William Lloyd Garrison. [6 more...]
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 5: the day of small things. (search)
Chapter 5: the day of small things. After leaving Baltimore, Garrison clung pathetically to the belief that, if he told what he had seen sin of slave-holding, for not espousing the cause of the slave, Mr. Garrison made his famous retort: Then you had better let all your resumption it must have seemed to these mighty men this attempt of Garrison to impress upon them a proper sense of their obligations to their Undismayed by the difficulties which were closing in around him, Garrison resolutely set himself to accomplish his purpose touching the estaaith obstacles vanish; the impossible becomes the attainable. As Garrison burned to be about his work, help came to him from a man quite as which thenceforth he was to make in his word and life. It was Mr. Garrison's original design, as we have seen, to publish the Liberator fro consideration from a mere businests point of view, in determining Garrison to locate the Liberator in another quarter, it was not decisive.
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 6: the heavy world is moved. (search)
tand that he might move the world of matter. Garrison with his paper, having found a place for his and a price put upon the head of the author. Garrison deprecated the sanguinary character of the bor he himself was the very reverse of Walker. Garrison was a full believer in the literal doctrine on his way to the rights and estate of a man? Garrison had put no such bloody import into the cut. I produced a profound sensation in the Union. Garrison himself, as he records, was horror-struck at hroughout the free States. October 15, 1831, Garrison records in the Liberator that he is constantlhis message, copies of the Liberator and of Mr. Garrison's address to the Free people of color, for rgia reward of five thousand dollars was as Mr. Garrison put it, a bribe to kidnappers. The Southerld not do. It demanded, legal or illegal,that Garrison and the Liberator be suppressed. To the Bostry of children bombarding Fort Independence. Garrison's moral earnestness and enthusiasm seemed to [1 more...]
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 7: master strokes. (search)
me editing The Christian Soldier, disciple of Garrison then, and ever after his devoted friend. Theas much, for the spirit of prophecy fell upon Garrison just as they were stepping out into the stormonfidence on the part of Lundy in the scheme, Garrison became acquainted, for the first time, with tof this bolt, the roots of the Bohun Upas, as Garrison graphically designated the society, were seeneral Samuel Fessenden, of Portland, Me., to Mr. Garrison, dated December 14. 1832. Among the remarkting incident of this visit is best told in Mr. Garrison's own words. He said: On arriving incolonization could be pursuaded to accept it. Garrison was bent on a joint public discussion between, and Daniel O'Connell, showed how thoroughly Garrison had accomplished his mission. The protest despensable to its overthrow in Great Britain. Garrison had won to his side all the staunch anti-slavovement against slavery in America manifold. Garrison writing from London to the board of managers,[27 more...]
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 8: colorphobia. (search)
Chapter 8: colorphobia. Garrison's Abolitionism was of the most radical character. It went the whole length of the humanity of the colored race, and all that ts pew! These cruel and anti-Christian distinctions in the churches affected Garrison in the most painful manner. He says: I never can look up to these wretc all proofs of the moral depravity of the nation which slavery had wrought. Garrison's vindication of the free people of color in Exeter Hall, London, on July 13, street, on the evening of January 29, 1833, she discussed this business with Mr. Garrison. This visit and interview confirmed the brave soul in her desire to change tdone by Canterbury Christianity. The circumstances of this outrage kindled Garrison's indignation to the highest pitch. Words were inadequate to express his emotionists are rejoicing and Abolitionists looking sternly. Like a true general Garrison took in from his Liberator outlook the entire field of the struggle. No frien
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 9: agitation and repression. (search)
hapter 9: agitation and repression. William Lloyd Garrison's return from his English mission was ases, had reached the country in advance of Mr. Garrison. The national sensitiveness was naturally hrough society? shrieked on the morning of Mr. Garrison's arrival in New York Harbor, the malignant The true American has returned, alias William Lloyd Garrison, the Negro Champion, from his disgraceon the subject of slavery. The peril which Garrison had twice escaped was indeed grave, but neithiladelphia, and the time December 4, 1833. Garrison bestirred himself to obtain for the conventiottee named three of its number, consisting of Garrison, Whittier, and Samuel J. May to draw up the document. The sub-committee in turn deputed Garrison to do the business. Mr. May has told in his ew crop of writings betokening the vigor of Mr. Garrison's Propagandism, says that storehouse of antThe special province of moral reformers, like Garrison and the Abolitionists, seems to be to set the[3 more...]
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