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l a thinker as Theodore Parker; but I cannot accept his argument and for this reason,--he says the Caucasian race, each man of it, would kill twenty men and enslave twenty more rather than be a slave ;. and thence he deduces that the colored race, which suffers slavery here, is not emphatically distinguished for courage.
I take issue on that statement.
There is no race in the world that has not been enslaved at one period.
This very Saxon blood we boast, was enslaved for five centuries in Europe.
We were slaves,--we white people.
This very English blood of ours — Saxon — was the peculiar mark of slavery for five or six hundred years. The Slavonic race, of which we are a branch, is enslaved by millions to-day in Russia.
The French race has been enslaved for centuries.
Then add this fact,--no race, not one, ever vindicated its freedom from slavery by the sword; we did not win freedom by the sword; we did not resist, we Saxons.
If you go to the catalogue of races that have actual
rship — took from me as I went up to Rome, and which now lie at Civita Vecchia, waiting for me if I ever return that way.
'T is a melancholy tour, this through Europe; and I do not understand how any one can return from it without being, in Coleridge's phrase, a sadder and a wiser man.
Every reflecting mind at home must be strs vile.
Here one seems really to stand on the matchless shores of that sea where have passed some of the most interesting events in the history of our race.
All Europe is, indeed, the treasure-house of rich memories, with every city a shrine.
Mayence, the mother of printing and free trade; Amalfi, with her Pandects, the fountai the siren voice of his own tastes to drown the cry of another's necessities.
The Woman Question is another topic in which every one who-becomes familiar with European customs must, I think, take a still deeper interest than before.
Most Americans are shocked to see women engaged in every kind of labor, and doing full one half