* * * * * CONTENTS PREFATORY REMARKS ON THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY CHAPTER I Introduction.--Estimate of the evil of the Slave Trade; and of the blessing of the Abolition of it.--Usefulness of the contemplation of this subject CHAPTER II Those, who favoured the cause of the Africans previously to 1787, were so many necessary forerunners in it.--Cardinal Ximenes; and others CHAPTER III Forerunners continued to 1787; divided now into four classes.--First consists of persons in England of various descriptions, Godwyn, Baxter, and others CHAPTER IV Second, of the Quakers in England, George Fox, and his religious descendants CHAPTER V Third, of the Quakers in America.--Union of these with individuals of other religious denominations in the same cause CHAPTER VI Facility of junction between the members of these three different classes CHAPTER VII Fourth, consists of Dr. Peckard; then of the Author.--Author wishes to embark in the cause; falls in with several of the members of these classes CHAPTER VIII Fourth class continued; Langton, Baker, and others.--Author now embarks in the cause as a business of his life CHAPTER IX Fourth class continued; Sheldon, Mackworth, and others.--Author seeks for further information on the subject; and visits Members of Parliament CHAPTER X Fourth class continued.--Author enlarges his knowledge.--Meeting at Mr. Wilberforce's.--Remarkable junction of all the four classes, and a Committee formed out of them, in May, 1787, for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
"I shall not know how to manage a houseful of servants," she said, with such a comical air of distress that he had to laugh again.
Their hospitality was great, the housefull of women and pretty children seemed all of one mind.
I would never behave that way, and housefuls to fall into my hand.
"I should say every sort of excuseful thing I could think of, knowing very well that the most ingenious lie would fall far short of atoning for the offense," he replied humbly.
His spirits are so low, his voice is drown'd, He hears as from afar, or in a swound, Like the deaf murmurs of a distant sound: Uncomb'd his locks and squalid his attire, Unlike the trim of love and gay desire; 540 But full of museful mopings, which presage The loss of reason, and conclude in rage.
He cares not how unuseful anything be, so it be but unuseful and rare.
Were my mind quite at ease, I could enlarge, perhaps not unusefully, upon this subject; for I have considered it with as much attention as my years, and little experience and observation, will permit.
The play of Hamlet is opened, without impropriety, by two centinels; Iago bellows at Brabantio's window, without injury to the scheme of the play, though in terms which a modern audience would not easily endure; the character of Polonius is seasonable and useful; and the Gravediggers themselves may be heard with applause.
Sir E. Grey to Sir E. Goschen, Aug. 4 CHAPTER V NEGOTIATORS AND NEGOTIATIONS For purposes of reference the following list of dramatis personae may be useful:-- GREAT BRITAIN: King George V, succ.
What I wanted was an example,--not too stilted to be useful,--a life flowing out of circumstances not dissimilar to their own, but marked by a steady will, an unswerving purpose.
And in various cases he insists that "it is lawful to tell a lie," although "the lie must be charitable and useful,"--a good lie, and not a wicked lie; for a good lie is good, and a wicked lie is wicked.
In India, as chairman of the Board of Education, as legal adviser of the Council, and in drafting a code of penal laws for that part of the Empire, he was very useful,--although as a matter of fact the new code was too theoretically fine to be practical, and was never put in force.
"Oh, of course," said Miss Prissy, "it's just like a fading flower; all is to be good and useful,--and that's what she is.
"No, no, not in her shoes to steal anything, I hope; but I can do housework, sweep, make beds, sew, and make myself useful,--as I will show, if I can have a trial."
It is perhaps, of all things, the usefulest for each of us to do, in these loud times.-- As Dante, the Italian man, was sent into our world to embody musically the Religion of the Middle Ages, the Religion of our Modern Europe, its Inner Life; so Shakspeare, we may say, embodies for us the Outer Life of our Europe as developed then, its chivalries, courtesies, humors, ambitions, what practical way of thinking, acting, looking at the world, men then had.
Monday.--A splendid day, and we have all been as busy as bees, if not as useful,--H. making a whip to chastise the cow with, M., Nep and myself collecting mosses and toadstools; of the latter I brought home 185!
Similarly when he spoke about houses, (12) and argued that "the same house must be at once beautiful and useful"--I could not help feeling that he was giving a good lesson on the problem: "how a house ought to be built."
The perfect Cook; a right Method in the Art of Cookery, whether for Pastery, or all other manner af All-a-mode Kick shaws; with the most refined ways of dressing of Flesh, Fowl, or Fish; making of the most poinant Sawces, whether after the French or English manner, together with fifty five ways of dressing of Eggs; by M. M. Admirable usefull Treatises Newly Printed.
It ain't fashionable now, but it needs a sight of trainin' to be perfect in all that's required, and I've an idee it would be a sight healthier and usefuller than the paintin' and music and fancy work young women do nowadays."
There is one thing more which I shall desire to be considered concerning reason; and that is, whether SYLLOGISM, as is generally thought, be the proper instrument of it, and the usefullest way of exercising this faculty.
Weston wrote: "The proprietor wishes particularly to impress upon the overseer the criterions by which he will judge of his usefullness and capacity.
The ways of industry," he continued, "are constant and regular, not to be in a hurry at one time and do nothing at another, but to be always usefully and steadily employed.
He did not believe in the usefulness or even in the possibility of trying the Kaiser and the German officers.
So that there appears to be two divisions of usefulness,--safety and power.
In process of time, when their numbers had increased, and when and wherever they were tolerated; when money began to flow into the treasuries; and especially when some gifted leader (educated perhaps in famous schools, yet who was fervent and eloquent) desired a wider field for usefulness,--then church edifices became necessary.
I began to wonder that I had been contented to seek knowledge all my life for my own pleasure, or with an indefinite idea that it might contribute in some way to my usefulness,--without any distinct plan.... I then began to inquire what results I had of "all my labor which I have taken under the sun" and these are my conclusions: 1.
For measuring boats, as for clubs and regattas, for seamen, and often for the so-called Spranzen (copying) of English models, my apparatus, I doubt not, will be very useful.--Neuste Erfindungen und Erfahrungen.
28) (28) Or, "I presume it is well and good and beautiful to use this, that, and the other thing for the purpose for which the particular thing is useful?"--"That nobody can deny (he answered)."
Various mechanical contrivances have been imagined for preventing the wind from blowing down Chimnies, and many of them have been found to be useful;--there are, however, many of these inventions, which, though they prevent the wind from blowing down the Chimney, are so ill-contrived on other accounts as to obstruct the ascent of the Smoke, and do more harm than good.
How few can listen with interest to a speech of statistical information, if ever so useful,--unless illuminated by the oratorical genius of a Gladstone!