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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Sketches and tributes (search)
ide with the honored dead of Massachusetts. Thither let the friends of humanity go to gather fresh strength from the memory of the martyr. There let the slaveholder stand, and as he reads the record of the enduring marble commune with his own heart, and feel that sorrow which worketh repentance. The young, the beautiful, the brave!—he is safe now from the malice of his enemies. Nothing can harm him more. His work for the poor and helpless was well and nobly done. In the wild woods of Canada, around many a happy fireside and holy family altar, his name is on the lips of God's poor. He put his soul in their souls' stead; he gave his life for those who had no claim on his love save that of human brotherhood. How poor, how pitiful and paltry, seem our labors! How small and mean our trials and sacrifices! May the spirit of the dead be with us, and infuse into our hearts something of his own deep sympathy, his hatred of injustice, his strong faith and heroic endurance. May that
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Historical papers (search)
t to speak, the Indian allies of the French in Canada suddenly made their appearance in the westerlyndians started on their long winter march for Canada. Tradition says that some thirteen persons, parently without cause. One man, on his way to Canada, was killed because they did not like his look the next year learned that she was a slave in Canada. He immediately set off through the wildernesvince gave him as a present to the Governor of Canada. After encountering almost incredible hardshi if they pursued the party on their retreat to Canada, the other prisoners should be put to death. were carried away captive married Frenchmen in Canada and never returned. Instances of this kind wehe spring. This discovery was a painful one. Canada, the land of Papist priests and bloody Indiansing from their masters before they started for Canada. It was now winter; it would have been littles began to make preparations for journeying to Canada; and Isaac, who had during his sickness devise[3 more...]