He deplored the alternative much, as he had been born and bred a slave in Carolina, and, by untiring assiduity, had saved money enough to emancipate himself and his wife; "In fact," he added, "I feel this is my country, and leaving it will come hard."
Once I made a cotton scraper out of a piece of hardwood.
Goethe's Mephistopheles is a gentleman of culture for whom such savagery would be impossible.
I'm free As you by birth, and I can cope with you In every virtue that beseems a knight.
They are divided into the greater and the less; Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo, and Porto Rico are called the Great Antilles, all the others the less Antilles.
In the morning I had been following a species of paroquet, and, the day being rainy, I had taken an umbrella to keep the gun dry, and had left it under a tree: in the afternoon, I took Daddy Quashi (the negro) with me to look for it.
Once in a while a distant step resounded in the great building, or again there came the distant voices of the negroes singing in their quarters beyond.
"I carried it around in my wallet, and then when I was in New Zealand I made the box out of Kauri wood."
Previous panics have been arrested by good luck; this last one in America, for example, found Europe strong and prosperous and helpful.
Once or twice I thought my last struggle for life had come, but a merciful Power gave me the strength and coolness that this trying ordeal required, and I somehow weathered the dangerous oyster reefs above Skull Creek, and landed at "Seabrook Plantation," upon Hilton Head Island, near two or three old houses, one of which was being fitted up as a store by Mr. Kleim, of the First New York Volunteers, who had lived on the island since 1861.
It is traversed with shady walks of elms and limes, and its inmates lie amidst thickets of ornamental shrubs and plantations of the most gaudy flowers.
Every colored man picked a tree, and the hounds kept coming, finally showing up jumping the fence, and entering the woods, and the planter cut a club to beat off the dogs.
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He becomes more and more convinced that the success of the War calls for definite action on the part of the administration in the matter of slavery.
In all insurrections, the standing wonder seems to be that the slaves most trusted and best used should be most deeply involved.
One angle of this side, which is in Kent, whither almost all ships from Gaul are directed, looks to the east; the lower looks to the south.
He had brought up his eldest son to the trade; the other he had given a professional education, in the proud hope that his children or his grandchildren might be gentlemen in the town where their ancestors had once been slaves.
This perfection of type--no good American could for a moment doubt that it will be as perfect as everything else American--is to be brought about by a combination of all the best characteristics of the different European races, and the elimination, by some strange alchemy, of all their undesirable traits--for even a good American will admit that European races, now and then, have some undesirable traits when they first come over.
It may be questioned whether these views have not interfered with the sound training of certain young persons, sons of clergymen and others.