to spring from personal hostility,--from a zeal which undue attention to a single subject has made to outrun discretion.
Your appeals sink deep,--they can neither be avoided nor blunted by any such pretence, and their first result must be conviction.
Distance lends them something of the awful weight of the verdict of posterity.
May they never cease!
Let the light of your example shine constantly upon us, till our Church, beneath its rays, like Egypt
's statue, shall break forth into the music of consistent action.
, too, is the fountain-head of our literature.
The slightest censure, every argument, every rebuke on the pages of your reviews, strikes on the ear of the remotest dweller in our country.
Thank God, that in this the sceptre has not yet departed from Judah
, that it dwells still in the land of Vane
, of Pym
, of Sharp and Cowper
The dead but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule
Our spirits from their urns.
May those upon whom rests their mantle be true to the realms they sway!
You have influence where we are not even heard.
The prejudice which treads under foot the vulgar Abolitionist dares not proscribe the literature of the world.
In the name of the slave, I beseech you, let literature speak out, in deep, stern, and indignant tones, for the press,--
like the air,
Is seldom heard but when it speaks in thunder.
I am rejoiced to hear of your new movement in regard to India
It seals the fate of the slave system in America
The industry of the pagan shall yet wring from Christian hands the prey they would not yield to the commands of conscience or the claims of religion.