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d to accumulate. The instinct of aristocracy dreads the moral power of a proprietary yeomanry; the perpetual degradation of the cultivators of the soil was enacted. The leet-men, or tenants, holding ten acres of land at a fixed rent, were not only destitute of political franchises, but were adscripts to the soil; under the jurisdiction of their lord, without appeal; and it was added, all the children of leet-men shall be leetmen, and so to all generations. Constitutions, sect. 22. Grotius, in a former generation, had defended slavery as a rightful condition; a few years later, and William Penn is said to have employed the labor of African bondmen; it is not surprising that John Locke could propose, without compunction, that every freeman of Carolina shall have absolute power and authority over his negro slaves. By the side of the seigniories, baronies, and manors, it was supposed that some freeholders would also be found; no elective franchise could be conferred on a free
f Veigatz, while, in a large ship, William Barentsen, whom Grotius honored as the peer of Columbus, coasted Nova Zembla to th Virginia, vast designs were ripening among the Dutch; and Grotius, himself of the commission to which the affair was referreild. The party that desired peace with Spain, and counted Grotius and Olden Barneveldt among its leaders, for a long time suhe States General; while the party of Olden Barneveldt and Grotius, with greater reason in point of historic facts, claimed so violent counsels. In August, 1618, Olden Barneveldt and Grotius were taken into custody. In November, 1618, a few weeksno organization took place. In May of the following year, Grotius, the first political writer of his age, was condemned to i. In profound confidence of firm peace, the countrymen of Grotius were planning liberal councils; at home they designed an the dikes were broken up; the country drowned; the son of Grotius, suppressing anger at the ignominious proposals of the Fre
piece of sculpture to a Vandal. Let then the pedant plume himself in the belief, that erudition is wisdom; the waters of life, welling up from the soul, gush forth in spontaneous freedom; and the illiterate mechanic need not fear to rebuke the proudest Sam. Fisher. rabbis of the university. The Quaker equally claimed the emancipation of conscience from the terrors of superstition. He did not waken devotion by appeals to fear. He could not grow pale from dread of apparitions, or, like Grotius, Barclay. establish his faith by the testimony of ghosts; and in an age when the English courts punished witchcraft with death, he rejected the delusion as having no warrant in the free experience of the soul. To him no spirit was created evil; the world began with inno- Fox. 180. 324. cency; and as God blessed the works of his hands, i. their natures and harmony magnified their Creator. God made no devil; for all that he made was good, without a jar in the whole frame. Discord procee