float, unhurt by the spoliation of time or the missiles of a desperate foe-yea, till every chain be broken and every bondman free! Let Southern oppressors tremblelet their secret abettors tremble-let their Northern apologists tremble-let all the enemies of the persecuted blacks tremble. I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject I do not wish to think or speak or write with moderation ... I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch--and I will be heard. ... Posterity will bear testimony that I was right.The picture of this shabby room with the pale young man at the case deserves to hang in the rotunda of the National Capitol, next to those of Columbus landing on the shores of the new world and Washington receiving the sword of Cornwallis. Who was this rash and intemperate fellow, who dared for many years to shock every respectable fiber in the character of New Englander and Northerner as well as of Southerner? William Lloyd Garrison was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1805, the eldest of three children. When he was three years old, his father, who “followed the sea” and had taken to drink, deserted his wife and family and was never heard of more. They were left utterly destitute, and the mother, a noble woman, supported her babes
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