This people must cease to hold slaves
, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.
Well, to the king, the nobles, and all the nation, down to the very slaves
and tramps, I was just that kind of an elephant, and nothing more.
He was a fairly humane man toward slaves
and other animals; he was an exceedingly humane man toward the erring of his own race.
The odd superstitions touched upon were all preva- lent among children and slaves
in the West at the period of this story -- that is to say, thirty or forty years ago.
It will probably be only of ivory with a nice screen of peacock feathers for a background; but you shall have a comfortable chair very near it, with quantities of slaves
to do what they call in novels your `lightest bidding.
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves
of African descent.
uf, followed by the two Saracen slaves
of the Templar, entered the prison.
That is a chain of galley slaves
, on the way to the galleys by force of the king's orders.
All this is admitted, it will perhaps be said; but does it follow, from an admission of numbers for the measure of representation, or of slaves
combined with free citizens as a ratio of taxation, that slaves
ought to be included in the numerical rule of representation?
Even the lowest soldier is a god, and has his slaves
to wait upon him.
But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave
: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave
are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves
of different sexes.
The earliest impressions I can now recall are of the plantation and the slave
quarters--the latter being the part of the plantation where the slaves
had their cabins.