oth of the Sanitary and the Christian Commission, who walks on the Common, who 'orates' at Bunker Hill on Independence Day, who has friends in Beacon street, who has dined at the Revere or the Parker House — and not by a sour Puritan with a steeple crowned hat, and hair closely cropped round his ears, a camlet cloak and Geneva bands."
No! not in a steeple crowned hat, etc., but the same animal notwithstanding.--The wolf, dressed in sheep's clothing, or in the raiment of Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother, is none the less a wolf.
This horrible perversion and distortion of the Scripture, to justify the most abominable crimes, was always characteristic of Puritans.
When you tell them that the Bible sanctions slavery, they scornfully reply,--falsely, of course,--that this was only under the Old Dispensation, adapted to the infamy of a barbarous nation, but that the Gospel has introduced a new law,--"Do unto others as ye would that others should do unto you." But when they want a