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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 114 0 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 46 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 38 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 32 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 30 0 Browse Search
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tient, and see clearly how vain will be his effort, when I call to mind, that, within this very century, other divines sought to throw the same seamless garment over the more shocking slave-trade; and that, among many publications, a little book was then put forth with the name of a reverend clergyman on the title-page, to prove that the African trade for negro slaves is consistent with the principles of humanity and revealed religion; and, thinking of these things, I am ready to say with Shakespeare, In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text? XXVIII. II. I am now brought, in the second place, to consider the Practicability of the Enterprise. And here the way is easy. In showing its necessity, I have already demonstrated its practicability; for the former includes the latter, as the greater includes the less. Whatever is necessary, must be practicable. By a decree which has ever been a by-word of tyranny, the Israelit
introduced into this discussion. By a principle essential to Christianity, says Coleridge, a person is eternally differenced from a thing; so that the idea of a Human Being necessarily excludes the idea of property in that Being. With regret, though not with astonishment, I learn that a Boston divine has sought to throw the seamless garment of Christ over this shocking wrong. But I am patient, and see clearly how vain will be his effort, when I call to mind, that, within this very century, other divines sought to throw the same seamless garment over the more shocking slave-trade; and that, among many publications, a little book was then put forth with the name of a reverend clergyman on the title-page, to prove that the African trade for negro slaves is consistent with the principles of humanity and revealed religion; and, thinking of these things, I am ready to say with Shakespeare, In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text?