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Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life 58 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 46 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 40 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 30 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 18 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 18 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 16 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 16 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Life of Isaac T. Hopper. (search)
mary to load sloops with wood. Upon one of these occasions, he persuaded a party of boys to pry up a pile of wood and tip it into a sloop, in a confused heap. Of course, it must all be taken out and reloaded. When he saw how much labor this foolish trick had caused, he felt some compunction; but the next temptation found the spirit of mischief too strong to be resisted. Coming home from his uncle's one evening, he stopped to amuse himself with taking a gate off its hinges. When an old Quaker came out to see who was meddling with his gate, Isaac fired a gun over his head, and made him run into the house, as if an evil spirit were after him. It was his delight to tie the boughs of trees together in narrow paths, that people travelling in the dark, might hit their heads against them; and to lay stones in the ruts of the road, when he knew that farmers were going to market with eggs, in the darkness of morning twilight. If any mischief was done for miles round, it was sure to be
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Thomas Cooper. (search)
now repeat it. I mean no disrespect to anybody in authority; but neither thou nor any other magistrate would dare to grant a warrant to search my house. I am a man of established reputation. I am not a suspicious character. The mayor smiled, as he replied, I don't know about that, Mr. Hopper. In the present case, I am inclined to think you are a very suspicious character. And so they parted. The master resorted to various stratagems to recapture his victim. He dressed himself in Quaker costume and went to his house. The once happy home was desolate now; and the anxious wife sat weeping, with her little ones clinging to her in childish sympathy. The visitor professed to be very friendly to her husband, and desirous to ascertain where he could be found, in order to render him advice and assistance in eluding the vigilance of his master. The wife prudently declined giving any information, but referred him to Isaac T. Hopper, as the most suitable person to consult in the ca
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The Disguised slaveholder. (search)
er younger son escaped, and went to live in Philadelphia. Her owner, knowing she had free sons in that city, concluded as a matter of course that she had sought their protection. A few weeks after her flight, he followed her, and having assumed Quaker costume, went to the house of one of her sons. He expressed great interest for the woman, and said he wished to obtain an interview with her for her benefit. His friendly garb and kind language completely deceived her son, and he told him that stable and immediately went to the place described. Fortunately, the son was at home, and it being warm weather he sat near the open door. The mother was seated at a chamber window, and saw a constable approaching the house, with a gentleman in Quaker costume, whom she at once recognized as her master. She gave the alarm to her son, who instantly shut the door and fastened it. The master, being refused admittance, placed a guard there, while he went to procure a search-warrant. These procee
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The slave of Dr. Rich. (search)
ans all free from prejudice against color; and in later times, I think they have not proved themselves at all superior to other sects in their feelings and practice on this subject. Friend Hopper, Joseph Carpenter, and the few who resemble them in this respect, are exceptions to the general character of modern Quakers, not the rule. The following very characteristic anecdote shows how completely Isaac was free from prejudice on account of complexion. It is an unusual thing to see a colored Quaker; for the African temperament is fervid and impressible, and requires more exciting forms of religion. David Maps and his wife, a very worthy couple, were the only colored members of the Yearly Meeting to which Isaac T. Hopper belonged. On the occasion of the annual gathering in Philadelphia, they came with other members of the Society to share the hospitality of his house. A question arose in the family whether Friends of white complexion would object to eating with them. Leave that to m
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The Uncomplimentary invitation. (search)
riend Hopper, you have mistaken the house. No, I have not, he replied. But that is a house of notorious ill fame, said the gentleman. I know it, rejoined he; but nevertheless I have business here. His acquaintance looked surprised, but passed on without further query. A colored girl came to the door. To the inquiry whether her mistress was within, she answered in the affirmative. Tell her I wish to see her, said Friend Hopper. The girl was evidently astonished at a visitor in Quaker costume, and of such grave demeanor; but she went and did the errand. A message was returned that her mistress was engaged and could not see any one. Where is she? he inquired. The girl replied that she was up-stairs. I will go to her, said the importunate messenger. The mistress of the house heard him, and leaning over the balustrade of the stairs, she screamed out, What do you want with me, sir? In very loud tones he answered, James Simpson, a minister of the Society of Friends,
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The Umbrella girl. (search)
inquired into the merits of the case, replied Friend Hopper. By this kind of thoughtlessness, many a young creature is driven into the downward path, who might easily have been saved. The kind-hearted man next proceeded to the hotel, and with Quaker simplicity of speech inquired for Henry Stuart. The servant said his lordship had not yet risen. Tell him my business is of importance, said Friend Hopper. The servant soon returned and conducted him to the chamber. The nobleman appeared surprised that a stranger, in the plain Quaker costume, should thus intrude upon his luxurious privacy. When he heard his errand, he blushed deeply, and frankly admitted the truth of the girl's statement. His benevolent visitor took the opportunity to bear a testimony against the selfishness and sin of profligacy. He did it in such a kind and fatherly manner, that the young man's heart was touched. He excused himself, by saying that he would not have tampered with the girl, if he had known her
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The two young offenders. (search)
hey can. Those who are well acquainted with Quaker views, are aware that by the inward light, theyoung man, descended from a highly respectable Quaker family in New-Jersey, went to South Carolina a sins. Thy friend, I. T. H. The worthy old Quaker in New-Jersey was not aware of his son's villed in the Society. Sometimes when he attended Quaker meetings during the early portion of his visit characteristic openness. When a stranger, in Quaker costume introduced himself, and invited him t. As if convicting an honest and kind-hearted Quaker of being accomplice in a felony could do anyth, and Charles Marriott were excommunicated; in Quaker phrase, disowned. I thus expressed myself and said, I would trust the countenance of that Quaker gentleman anywhere. Let us go with him. Theyy educated under influences totally foreign to Quaker principles, he was somewhat disturbed. But heo remember everybody in the distribution. His Quaker library was left in the care of his children, [11 more...]