introductions had been prepared for him; and the expectation of meeting the abolition apostles whose names he spoke only with reverence, and whose example he strove to imitate, with their coadjutors of all ranks and degrees, could only have had an exhilarating effect on his imagination.
All difference of station, fortune, and training vanished in the equality which the anti-slavery cause gave to its promoters everywhere, and left no room for anything but a manly self-confidence and a manly ambition for recognition in the cause.
To these reasons for buoyancy of feeling at starting, must be added Mr. Garrison
's discovery that his affections were at last captivated.
A new image haunted and consoled him amid the physical discomforts of the voyage.