It is to them I look in the solitary hours of meditation, and when, overwhelmed with the cares of the patriot, my soul is groaning under nameless woes, it is your freedom's sunny light which dispels the gloomy darkness of despondency; here is the source whence the inspiration of hope is flowing to the mourning world, that down-trodden millions at the bottom of their desolation still retain a melancholy smile upon their lips, and still retain a voice in their bleeding chest, to thank the Almighty God that the golden thread of freedom is not yet lost on earth.
It feels like--Saturday--" she said at last, "--freedom, rest, plans, ambitions--it has them all, and it has something deeper still in it--it is like a section of a tree, in which history can be read, storms and winds and sunshine," for Pearl knew instinctively that it was a tower-room that Annie Gray had made for an armor for her soul, so it would not be pierced by the injustice and unkindness of the world.
"--"Freedom," September 14.
Sashes, frocks, to those that need 'em-- Philip's limbs have got their freedom-- He can run, or he can ride, And do twenty things beside, Which his petticoats forbad: Is he not a happy lad?
sold----And you promised to give me my freedom!-- Promised me, for the sake of our little boy in Saint Louis!
Doctrine of Freedom.% The system of identity had, with Spinoza, distinguished two worlds, the real world of absolute identity and the imagined world of differentiated and changeable individual things; it had traced back the latter to the former as its ground, but had not deduced it from the former.
Thoughtful men doubtless might ask whether freedom was a blessing capable of being thus bestowed, and what was the value of freedom to a nation apart from union and unity; but the rejoicing was great and sincere, as the intention of the senate was sincere in conferring the freedom.(2) Scodra The Achaean League Enlarged The Aetolians The only exceptions to this general rule were, the Illyrian provinces eastward of Epidamnus, which fell to Pleuratus the ruler of Scodra, and rendered that state of robbers and pirates, which a century before had been humbled by the Romans,(3) once more one of the most powerful of the petty principalities in those regions; some townships in western Thessaly, which Amynander had occupied and was allowed to retain; and the three islands of Paros, Scyros, and Imbros, which were presented to Athens in return for her many hardships and her still more numerous addresses of thanks and courtesies of all sorts.
Mr. Hopkins then proceeded to recount the public glories of Massachusetts, which he summed up in "Religion, Education, and Freedom,--a tricolour for the world."
But with the man of uncommon character, again, in whom a germ of irrepressible Force has been implanted, and will unfold itself into some sort of freedom,--altogether the reverse may hold.
This "noble-minded African," at least, estimated his own desert at a high standard: he demanded freedom,--and obtained it.
and of all whose patience had been exhausted by the quarrels among the commanders; and, when an exemption was suggested in favour of the lord-general, it was lost on a division by seven voices, in a house of one hundred and ninety-three members.a However, the strength of the opposition encouraged the peers to speak with more than their usual freedom.b They contended, that the ordinance was unnecessary, since the committee was employed in framing a new model for the army; that it was unjust, since it would operate to the exclusion of the whole peerage from office, while the Commons remained equally eligible to sit in parliament, or to fill civil or military employments.
Passage to Barbadoes,--Bridgetown,--Visit to the Governor,--To the Archdeacon,--Lear's Estate,--Testimony of the Manager,--Dinner Party at Lear's,--Ride to Scotland,--The Red Shanks,--Sabbath at Lear's; Religious Service,--Tour to the Windward,--Breakfast Party at the Colliton Estate,--Testimony to the Working of the Apprenticeship,--The Working of it in Demerara,--The Codrington Estate,--Codrington College,--The "Horse,"--An Estate on Fire,--The Ridge Estate; Dinner with a Company of Planters,--A Day at Colonel Ashby's; his Testimony to the Working of the Apprenticeship,--Interviews with Planters; their Testimony,--The Belle Estate,--Edgecombe Estate; Colonel Barrow,--Horton Estate,--Drax Hall Estate,--Dinner Party at the Governor's,--Testimony concerning the Apprenticeship,--Market People,--Interview with Special Justice Hamilton; his Testimony,--Station House, District A; Trials of Apprentices before Special Magistrate Colthurst,--Testimony of the Superintendent of the Rural Police,--Communication from Special Justice Colthurst,--Communication from Special Justice Hamilton,--Testimony of Clergymen and Missionaries,--Curate of St. Paul's,--A FREE Church,--A Sabbath School Annual Examination,--Interview with Episcopal Clergymen; their Testimony,--Visit to Schools,--Interview with the Superintendent of the Wesleyan Mission,--Persecution of the Methodists by Slaveholders,--The Moravian Mission,--Colored Population,--Dinner Party at Mr. Harris's,--Testimony concerning the objects of our Mission,--A New Englander,--History of an Emancipated Slave,--Breakfast Party at Mr. Thorne's,--Facts and Testimony concerning Slavery and the Apprenticeship,--History of an Emancipated Slave,--Breakfast Party at Mr. Prescod's,--Character and History of the late Editor of the New Times,--Breakfast Party at Mr. Bourne's,--Prejudice,--History and Character of an Emancipated Slave,--Prejudice, vincible,--Concubinage,--Barbadoes as it was; "Reign of Terror;"--Testimony; Cruelties,--Insurrection of 1816,--Licentiousness,--Prejudice--Indolence and Inefficiency of the Whites,--Hostility to Emancipation,--Barbadoes as it is,--The Apprenticeship System; Provisions respecting the Special Magistrates,--Provisions respecting the Master,--Provisions respecting the Apprentice,--The Design of the Apprenticeship,--Practical Operation of the Apprenticeship,--Sympathy of the Special Magistrates with the Masters,--Apprenticeship, modified Slavery,--Vexatious to the Master,--No Preparation for Freedom,--Begets hostility between Master and Apprentice,--Has illustrated the Forbearance of the Negroes,--Its tendency to exasperate them,--Testimony to the Working of the Apprenticeship in the Windward Islands generally.
He assured the Captain that his hiring me out in the first instance, to Mr. Tower, forfeited his claim to me, and gave me a right to freedom,--but if he chose to join issue, they would have the case tried in the Supreme Court; but this proposition the Captain declined: he knew well enough that it would result in my favor; and after some flattery and coaxing, he left me with my friend, Mr. Comstock, in liberty and peace!
Thy counsell now, deere friend; for at thy direction Stands my thrall or freedome.
"The great comprehensive truth written in letters of living light on every page of our history--the language addressed by every past age of New England to all future ages, is this: Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom;--freedom, none but virtue;--virtue, none but knowledge: and neither freedom, nor virtue, nor knowledge, has any vigour or immortal hope, except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.
Give him freedom,--give him gold.
The crown was offered to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, who at first accepted it; but when that prince began to look into the real state of the country,--curtailed in its limits by the jealousies of the English government, rent with anarchy and dissension, containing a people so long enslaved that they could not make orderly use of freedom,--he declined the proffered crown.
* * * * * ABOUT FREEDOM.--He is free who lives as he wishes to live; who is neither subject to compulsion nor to hindrance, nor to force; whose movements to action (Greek: hormai) are not impeded, whose desires attain their purpose, and who does not fall into that which he would avoid (Greek: echchliseis aperiptotoi).
Are all set at liberty that are of age, capacity, and ability suitable for freedom?"--Ibid.,
But if I have maintained the same habits that I have already adopted in the republic,--that is, if I have spoken my opinions concerning the affairs of the republic with freedom,--in the first place, I beg that he will not be angry with me for that; but, in the next place, if I cannot obtain my first request, I beg at least that he will show his anger only as he legitimately may show it to a fellow-citizen.
THE APPRENTICESHIP IS NO PREPARATION FOR FREEDOM.--Indeed, as far as it can be, it is an actual disqualification.
Now, considering that I plead for republican principles, to which the Reverend Father Jesuits should be here warmly attached, if they are willing to have the reputation of good citizens, and not to be traitors to your Republic, which affords to them not only the protection of its laws, but also the full enjoyment of all the privileges of your republican freedom;--it is indeed a strange, striking fact, to see these reverend fathers here in a Republic so warmly advocating the cause of despotism, and so passionately persecuting the cause I humbly plead, which at the same time is the cause of political freedom and religious liberty for numerous millions of Roman Catholics throughout Europe.
STANDARD OF FREEDOM.--"It will amply repay an attentive perusal, and we have no doubt that it will be very generally welcomed."
Elsie was afraid of freedom,--not equal to it,--unable to deal with it; satisfied with being a child, with being a slave, when it came to be a question whether she should accept and use her highest privilege and dignity.
Dee'll drib d' English into d' sea, and wese t' hab ouh freedom,--ouh freedom an' plenty lan' t' lib on."
First of all, the luxury of freedom,--political, social, and domestic,--with the habits it creates, is the source of great and ever-increasing expense.
But MARGARET tells me I am "a goose"--(I think I have mentioned that she is my aunt, and hence allows herself these pleasing freedoms of speech)--and says that I shall take her to see the old comedies every night, until I am willing to say that I like them.
In the pub/e.texts/freedom.shrine directory, you'll find copies of important historical documents, from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation.
The poem that declared, "'Tis better to have fought and lost than never to have fought at all," displayed in him a rare decision, while, even among his hideous hexameters, we find the great satiric line--fit motto for spectators at the bull-fights of freedom--"So that I 'list not, hurrah for the glorious army of martyrs!"
And besides, continued he, "the arbitrary control of a master can never be a preparation for freedom;--sound and wholesome legal restraints are the only preparative."
Yet they knew that he had wished their freedom,--that he had loathed their wrongs: for that came up the tribute of millions.
But then its extension will be purchased with its freedom,--the quality be debased as the quantity increases.
Freedom"--the moral result of all this intellectual effort is that same cleansing of the soul from vain desire and that subordination of the earthly self to its divine idea which we are taught in the Sermon on the Mount.
Do the unfortunate offspring ever consent to be slaves?--They are slaves from their birth.--Are they guilty of crimes, that they lose their freedom?--They are slaves when they cannot speak.--Are their parents abandoned?
Drewett, I must hasten to thank her to whom I owe my freedom;--will you accompany me?"
As you walk across the little valley which stretches down from the hills to the lake where Brunnen is, you remember that it is the town of Schwyz you come to, where dwelt once the hardy, valorous little colony which gave its name to Switzerland,--famous in the annals of this stout-hearted mountain-land for the "peculiar fire" with which they have always fought for their ancient freedom,--worthy to leave their name, in lasting token of the service they did to their fellows and to mankind.
As we pass, we may just glance at the verses and read: "What is Freedom?--ye can tell That which slavery is, too well-- For its very name has grown To an echo of your own.
IV.--Freedom Mrs. St. Clare decided at once to sell the place and all the servants, except her own personal property, and although she was told of her husband's intention of freeing Tom, he was sold by auction with the rest.
The night they--took my father off to Siberia, with his bare feet in the snow--for distributing papers they found on him--papers that used the word 'svoboda'--'freedom.'
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Alcatraz Author: Max Brand Release Date: February 20, 2004 EBook #11195 Last updated December 3, 2010 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ALCATRAZ *** Produced by Suzanne Shell, Carol David, Nicolas Hayes and PG Distributed Proofreaders MAX BRAND Alcatraz 1922 CONTENTS CHAPTER I.--CORDOVA II.--THE COMING OF DAVID III.--CONCERNING FIGHTERS IV.--THE STRENGTH OF THE WEAK V.--RETRIBUTION VI.--FREEDOM VII.--THE PROMISED LAND VIII.--MURDER IX.--THE STAMPEDE X.--THE THIEF XI.--THE FAILURE XII.--FROM THE HIP XIII.--THE BARGAIN XIV.--STRATEGY XV.--THE KING XVI.--RED PERRIS: ADVOCATE XVII.--INVISIBLE DANGER XVIII.--VICTORY XIX.--HERVEY TAKES A TRICK XX.--THE TRAP SHUTS XXI.--THE BATTLE XXII.--MCGUIRE SLEEPS XXIII.--LOBO XXIV.--THE CRISIS XXV.--THE LITTLE SMOKY XXVI.--PARTNERS XXVII.--THE END OF THE RACE ALCATRAZ The characters, places, incidents and situations in this book are imaginary and have no relation to any person, place or actual happening.
By my sweet soul, I mean setting thee at liberty, enfreedoming thy person; thou wert immured, restrained, captivated, bound.
There was one cry, one watchword common to all,--Personal liberty!--freedom to act and speak without the fear of inquisitions, spies, informers, prisons, and exile.
The absolute freedom of religious belief and practice, for the first time found in this colony, had, as its first effect, the banishment of all forms of sectarian persecution, so that the maxim of the Broad Church--"Freedom in non-essentials"--was here put in practical activity to an extent probably never before known in the Christian world.
Survey of the Reign of George III.--The Cato Street Conspiracy.--The Queen's Return to England, and the Proceedings against her.--The King Visits Ireland and Scotland.--Reform of the Criminal Code.--Freedom of Trade.--Death of Lord Liverpool.--The Duke of Wellington becomes Prime-minister.--Repeal of the Test and Corporation Act.--O'Connell is Elected for Clare.--Peel Resigns his Seat for Oxford.--Catholic Emancipation.--Question of the Endowment of the Roman Catholic Clergy.--Constitutional Character of the Emancipation.--The Propriety of Mr. Peel's Resignation of his Seat for Oxford Questioned.
A single defeat can confuse us no longer: It adds to the combat's last gathering might, It bids us but doubly to struggle, and stronger To raise up our battle-cry--"Freedom and Right!"