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Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter
: the heavy world is moved. (search)
Chapter 6: the heavy world is moved. Archimedes with his lever desired a place to stand that he might move the world of matter. Garrison with his paper, having found a place for his feet, demonstrated speedily his ability to push from its solid base the world of mind. His plan was very simple, viz., to reveal slavery as it
ort, and means for the salvation of our country, and for the interests and security of infatuated slaveholders, as well as for the relief of the poor slaves.
Archimedes with his lever had moved the world.
Archimedes in a small chamber, unfurnitured and mean, had set a world of pro-slavery passions and prejudices spinning away moved the world.
Archimedes in a small chamber, unfurnitured and mean, had set a world of pro-slavery passions and prejudices spinning away into space: Such earnest natures are the fiery pith, The compact nucleus, 'round which systems grow; Mass after mass becomes inspired therewith, And whirls impregnate with the central glow.