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438 psl. - And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
205 psl. - That through a determined and persevering, but, at the same time, judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of his Majesty's subjects.
232 psl. - Which monarchs cannot grant, nor all the powers Of earth and hell confederate take away : A liberty, which persecution, fraud, Oppression, prisons have no power to bind; Which whoso tastes can be enslaved no more. 'Tis liberty of heart derived from Heaven, Bought with His blood, who gave it to mankind, And seal'd with the same token.
21 psl. - MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
202 psl. - It is in the nature of things that they should be so. Let then the British House of Commons do their part themselves ! Let them not delegate the trust of doing it to those who cannot execute that trust fairly ! Let the evil be remedied by an assembly of freemen, by the government of a free people, and not by the masters of slaves. Their laws can never reach, could never cure the evil.
202 psl. - NEVER CURE the EVIL. There is something in the nature of absolute authority, in the relation! between Master and Slave, which makes despotism in ALL cases, and under ALL circumstances, an incompetent and unsure executor, even of its own provisions in favour of the objects of its power.
178 psl. - I cannot too distinctly impress upon you that it is the settled purpose of His Majesty's government to sanction no colonial law, which needlessly infringes on the religious liberty of any class of His Majesty's subjects...
415 psl. - Servitude most laborious, their Punishments most severe. And thus many thousands of them spend their whole Days, one Generation after another, undergoing with reluctant Minds continual Toil in this World, and comforted with no Hopes of Reward in a better. For it is not to be expected that Masters, too commonly negligent of Christianity themselves, will take much Pains to teach it their slaves; whom even the better Part of them are in a great Measure habituated to consider, as they do their Cattle,...