that is a precious book — the rule of conduct.
I have always supposed that its spirit was directly opposed to everything in the shape of fraud and oppression.
However, sir, I should be glad to hear your text.
M. (hesitatingly)--Ham — Noah's curse, you know.
G. (hastily)-Oh, sir, you build on a very slender foundation.
Granting even-what remains to be proved — that the Africans are the descendants of Ham, Noah's curse was a prediction of future servitude, and not an injunHam, Noah's curse was a prediction of future servitude, and not an injunction to oppress.
Pray, sir, is it a careful desire to fulfill the Scriptures, or to make money, that induces you to hold your fellow-men in bondage?
M. (excitedly)-Why, sir, do you really think that the slaves are beings like ourselves?-that is, I mean do you believe that they possess the same faculties and capacities as the whites?
G. (energetically)-Certainly, sir, I do not know that there is any moral or intellectual quality in the curl of the hair, or the color of the skin.