man, by a mute appeal more eloquent than words, had said, give me liberty, or give me death.
The answer came— we will give you death.
The negro, who imposed on himself no such extreme alternative, took the place thus made vacant.
When Hawkins made his voyage to the coast of Africa, there to collect a cargo of heathen raw material to be built into pious uses, Queen Elizabeth lent him her good ship Jesus, for the prosecution of his missionary zeal.
One of the few features of the Peace of Utrecht which gave general satisfaction (Queen Ann went in person to communicate it to the peers) was that Assiento treaty whereby the right to supply Spanish colonies with negro slaves was transferred to England.
A te deum composed by Handel was sung in thanksgiving.
The elder Pitt made this trade a central object of his policy.
Great is England's pride in the Somerset case, wherein the greatest judge who ever sat on a common law bench decided that the law of England provided no remedy whereby,