in God, my aim to walk in the footsteps of his Son, my rejoicing to be crucified to the world, and the world to me. So much for the charge of infidelity.
Here we must take leave of the subject of poisoning
Ms. Nov. 9, Dec. , 1840, E. Pease to Collins. the English mind against Mr. Garrison—an operation in which Birney and Stanton,
Mr. Birney returned in the Great Western, a few days since.
I see that he and Stanton have taken a pretty extensive tour through England, Scotland and Ireland; and I am glad that they have been so well received as American abolitionists (Ms.
Dec. 1, 1840, W. L. G. to E. Pease). after his departure, had been active, with the zealous cooperation of Captain
Ms. Nov. —, 6, Collins to Stuart; Nov. 7, Stuart to Collins. Stuart, who renewed his warfare on the old organization in the persons of Collins and Remond.
Stuart, brought to book by John Murray, specified these grounds of his present hostility to his old friend Garrison: He is an abolitionis
which he met the fresh blows showered upon him, but in the renewed activity of his muse—this last being also a sign of good physical condition.
No fewer than five sonnets proceeded from him in December—partly contributed to the Liberator,
Lib. 10.199, 207; 11.3, 4. and partly to the Liberty Bell, the annual publication of the Anti-Slavery Fair, under the auspices of Mrs. Chapman.
We can fancy him composing them on his lonely midnight walks across the long bridge to Cambridge, over the Charles River.
These two, the best of the five, if not at his high-water mark, have, perhaps, a claim to be quoted:
Sonnet to Liberty. They tell me, Liberty!
that, in thy name,
Lib. 11.4; Writings of W. L. G., p. 135. I may not plead for all the human race; That some are born to bondage and disgrace, Some to a heritage of woe and shame, And some to power supreme, and glorious fame. With my whole soul I spurn the doctrine base, And, as an equal brotherhood, embrace All people, and for all fa