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have been here eight days, and I have not yet and meagre to give utterance and expression to waked from my astonishment; the ruins that I || the boundless and interminable extent of the came to study cover a space of from twelve to fif.
“ evils" resulting from slavery as it is now prac. teen leagues upon the declivity of a chain of moun. tains which are along the river Michol : there are
tised in the West Indias, and in the UNITED STATES buildings of all dimensions, which do not resem- of North America. A slight and cursory survey ble those I have seen in Mexico; here rudely only, of the “evils of slavery,” is taken in these sketched, there beautifully finished, and every lectures. It is said, that “it invariably curses the where grand and astonishing: I am persuaded that Pelenque was built by persons advanced in soil in which it exists, and hurries it fast to stericivilization, in an epoch approaching the heroiclity," and that "it has been the cause of the slave times of Greece ; and that it is from here that trade in all ages of the world.” The first of these Quetzal Coatl, (the white and bearded man) set out, who was the first law.giver to the Mexicans. propositions is proved by an appeal to facts which I have perceived some inscriptions which appear have been verified in the experience of every counto me not to be hieroglyphics, as those of the an- try in which the system has been predominant. cient fultaces. I am going to commence the work,
The second is so nearly allied to a self-evident and the abundant harvest of facts and designs which I hope to accumulate, will pay me for the truth, that it needs no argument to prove it. Hence fatigues and dangers which I have encountered.” we agree with the lecturer, that the noble band of
philanthropists of England, with Wilberforce and
Clarkson at their head, greatly erred when they The colored population of Philadelphia have, for || confined their first great effort to the abolition of a few years past, progressed in the melioration of the slave trade alone, and left the system of slavetheir moral and physical condition with a rapidity which cannot but be gratifying to the philan. ry untouched. They lopped off one of the branch. thrupic. Several libraries have been established, es of the corrupt tree, but left the root and main reading rooms opened, and debating societies or. trunk sound and vigorous. But if the axe had ganised. We have been informed by a gentleman been laid to the root of the tree, all the branches present at the regular meeting of one of their de. bating clubs, that the discussions were conducted
would have perished,—if slavery, the source and with a degree of spirit and propriety, and display- origin of all the evils connected with it, had been ed a cogency and acuteness of reasoning, and an
abolished, there would have been an end of the elevation and elegance of language for which he trade, without any further parliamentary enact. was little prepared. The subjects of discussion generally relate to their own rights and interests,
ments. They succeeded, it is true, in making the and frequently result in decisions from which the trade unlawful, but it is still illicitly carried on; prejudiced mind of the white man would startle | and after twenty years experience, they are con. and shrink with apprehension. A change is ra
vinced that there is no remedy for the evil but in pidly coming over this people. They are now namerous, united, and bitterly conscious of their the abolition of slavery-and that the whole field degradation and their power. To this let the of labour has to be traversed again to consum. pride, the independence, and ambition which sci- | mate the great work of justice and humanity. ence ever imparts, be added, and the consequen
We cannot withhold from our readers, the elo. ces, thongh beyond the reach of conjecture, would doubtless be such as to involve the character and I quent and touching appeal of the lecturer in favor condition of the whole country.
of emancipation, when speaking of the “evils of slavery."
Another of the evils of slavery is, that it dooms “ Three Lectures on British Colonial Slavery, the infant, even before it comes into this breathing delivered in the Royal Amphitheatre, Liverpool, on
world, to interminable slavery. Oh, Sirs, I be.
seech ye, think of this, and reconcile it if ye can the 28th and 30th of August, and 6th of September with professions of strong desire for the terminalast, by George Thompson.”
tion of slavery. It is five and twenty years since (Continued from page 69.)
the slave trade was extinguished, and during the
whole of that time we have been told by the hold. The attempt to describe, in appropriate lan
ers of slave property that they were desirous of guage, the “evils of slavery,” opens a “wide and witnessing the extinction of slavery. We are now comprehensive field,” which cannot be traversed told by the same parties that they are as anxious in a single lecture, or in a single volume of ordi- termination of the system; but they assign as a
as any portion of the community to aid in the ex. nary dimensions. They are so numerous and reason for opposing immediate manumission, that complicated, and so effectually infuse their delete. | the negro is not fit for freedom; yet with these rious and poisonous qualities into the morais and professions upon their lips, they doom the hapless politics of the community in which slavery exists, || its birth to the latest period of its existence. Yet
infant to the bonds of slavery, from the moment of that a full development of all the evils attendant
we are unblushingly told that their only reason upon it would be a Herculean trisk which no sin for continuing slavery is to prepare the slave for gle individual is competent to perform. The En. the reception of the boon. What application, I
ask, has this argument to the unborn child ? Is glish language, when employed on such a theme, the infant unfit for liberty? Can the infant not shrinks into insignificance, and is found too feeble || be trained for liberty ? Ah, it is impious to say
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that an unoffending being is not fit for liberty; it | “take them up," and cause them to live upon the is a libel upon the government of the great God bounty of his hand. himself. I repeat it, and I charge my opponent to put it down, and should he fail, I know the gen- Again, the contrast in the feelings and motives tlemen of the press will not ; I repeat it, it is both of an English laborer, who is incited to exertion cruel and impious to say that men are not fit for by the hope of remuneration for all his toils, and freedom. The wretched subterfuges of ancient times. Pharaoh sct the example, "Let my peo
that of the miserable slave, without hope, without ple go," said God, by Moses, to the Egyptian ty- a single motive to cheer the tedium of unrequited rant. “I will not let them go," he replied; and labor, is portrayed in appropriate colors. he might have added, and perhaps did add "they are not fit for freedom-they cannot cross the Red I now proceed to another of the evils of coloni. Sea--they will starve in the wilderness they are al slavery. It depresses the body with more than numerous and powerful where they are, it would the ordinary amount of labor, and yet withholds be unkind to let them go." “Let my people go,” || from the mind the necessary incentives to exertion. was, however, the imperative command; and when || The negroes upon sugar estates are compelled to he hardened his heart and refused, God sent a perform more labor than the majority of field lafearful plague, and the command was reiterated, borers in this country, and taking into considera“Let my people go:"-again he hardened his tion the climate, more than any other men in any heart, and again the Almighty sent the plague; part of the world, and yet, generally speaking, and it was not until the first-born throughout they have not one of the ordinary motives to labor. Egypt were destroyed that he sent them forth to Ask the peasant in this country how he is sustainserve God in the wilderness. And what was the led in his labor? Ask the miner? Ask the wea. consequence ? were they led forth to destruction, ver ? Stop the ploughman as he hastens cheerily or left to perish? No. The same arm which to his labor at five in the morning, with his pipe brought them forth out of the "house of bondage" || in one hand, and his wallet in the other. Inquire divided the waters of the Red Sea, so that they of him, “ Why are you hastening thus contented. went over upon dry land ; and the same arm over- ly to devote yourself to toil during the hours of whelmed their enemies beneath its surges. Were the long day, by what feelings are you sustained, they left to hunger, to thirst, and to die in the wil. | how animated, and reconciled ?" You might not derness? No. They were fed with manna from get a very philosophical answer from such a man, heaven, and refreshed with water from the smit- not accustomed to analyze the motives under ten rock; and the liberated people of the Lord which he acts, but after a little consideration, he, were thus sustained until they entered the “ land perhaps, would say, “ In yonder cottage I have flowing with milk and honey.” “Let my people left a sleeping wife, with an infant at her breast go,” is the command still given in the sacred ca- that calls me in lisping accerts father;' that wife, non of our faith. The practical reply is, “No, that child, to me are dear, inestimably dear; their we will not let them go;" and the motive is the comfort and happiness are objects of infinite im. same as in ancient times-Pharaoh wanted more portance to me; that cottage, that garden, are also bricks, and the West Indians want more sugar. dear, and though by others they are viewed as But to return to the particular evil upon which 1 humble, and perhaps worthless, they are all to was dwelling, what can illustrate the inhumanity me, and they are mine.” Yes, Sirs, there is a of slavery more than the fact, that innocent, help. charm in that word MINE; throughout the voca. less infants should be devoted from the womb to abulary of our language there is no word more condition of abject bondage, without a chance of dear to an Englishman than that word mine; my rising to a higher or a better station? No fault, house, my wife, my children, my garden, my dog, no crime, no stain attaches to them, yet are they | my cat. So thinks the ploughman, and, influen. doomed to ignominy and toil. Tell me, ye chris-ced by love for home and its inmates, he goes to tian slave-dealers, where you obtain your warrant the field, nor grudges the labor that enables him for such a practice? Tell me, ye humane proprie- | to carry to that home sufficient for its wants. tors, who hold your victim in bondage merely be. This is my philosophy of labor, and though it may cause he would abuse his freedom, tell me why not suit the refined taste of a Cambridge scholar, you cannot train the child for liberty? Tell me it is the philosophy of nature, in whose school my why it is that the infant, the youth, looking opponent does not seem to have taken a degree. through the vista of firture years, beholds nothing Wherefore does the tradesman toil? Is it not in but slavery without deliverance till he stands upon expectation of the otium cum dignitate of future the brink of the cold river of death, and plunges years? He rises early, he sits up late, he eats the beneath its waves to be seen no more for ever? In bread of carefulness, satisfied, if, "in the sear and the name of humanity and of God, I demand re- || yellow leaf” of life, he finds himself possessed of demption from slavery for every infant that is, or a moderate independence; and he bequeaths to his shall be born in the British colonies. Meet us not children the same means and the same prospects with the cant that negro mothers are unfit guar- | he himself once possessed; he leaves to them the dians for their own offspring, and that planters, bustling scenes of life and prepares to make a and overseers, and drivers are the best nurses. peaceful exit from this world of strife. Why toils What! does the raven feed its'young ; does the ti- the scholar and the statesman ? For literary fame, gress provide for her whelps; do the whole brute for political renown. Why toils the soldier? For race provide for, love, and cherish their young;|| the laurels of the well fought field. What cheers and shall it be said that the negro mother would the sailor when distant on the trackless main ? forsake hers, and suffer them to perish from ne. The thought that he is guarding the freedom of glect? If so, then I look to Heaven, and I say, his native land! The thought that he shall one He who sees the sparrow when it falls, who hears day clasp to his bosom his wife and smiling babes, the ravens when they cry, who clothes the lily of no more to leave them for adventures on the waste the field, and who numbers the hairs even of the of waters. Such are some of the motives which negro's head, will care for these “little ones," will ll influence freemen to labor, whether they labor on
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the "great deep” or mix in the more peaceful and teen, twenty-five, thirty, or thirty-nine lashes on less dangerous occupations of the land. Why || their backs What says Mr. Jeremy on this subtoils the negro? Toils he under the sustaining | ject? He says, “With slave-holders for judges influence of any of their motives? No. Toils he slave-holders for magistrates-slave-holders for ju. for a wife? Ah no, he may say with Othello :- rymen--slave-holders for witnesses, and slave evi. My wife? I have no wife.”
dence inadmissible, it is impossible for the slave to She is a slave like himself. Hark! that was her | obtain justice in a court of judicature in the cologroan in yonder field! She is stretched upon the nies.” ground; the murderer's lash is going across her If it be said that justice cannot always be had body; he may not help her, he dare not be seen in England, ask the poor man whether he cannot to pity her. Now she shrieks with agony;
she | get it from an English court of justice, when he bleeds, she faints. The evils of slavery! The accuses a rich man of cruelty and oppression, and whip! The whip! The flogging of women with whether he is sent away with lashes on his back, the cart whip! If this were the only evil pecu- | if he fails to prove his charge. In the West Inliar to slavery, it should be enough to induce us dies every difficulty is thrown in the way of the never to rest till a system that could engender so slave who seeks redress, and that, too, by those foul a practice was brought to an end.
who are appointed and paid to administer what is The negro has no wife ; she is the property of called justice. I have not now time to go into another : and there is no law in Jamaica to pre- || the numerous evils growing out of this obstrucvent the master from selling her from the bosom tion of justice; but they are great and numerous. of her lawful husband. Toils he for children? No. Another evil is the danger of slavery. When Children he may have; but he toils not for them. Your opponents talk of the danger of emancipation, They are slaves like himself; fed like beasts, we place upon the other side the danger of conti. worked as beasts, estimated as beasts. They are || nuing a career of vice and cruelty. I pray them slaves for ever, after the order of the colonies. I just to remember this; and if they do not, I hope Toils he for compensation ? No. For preferment? || it will be circulated by the press, -I hold it to be No. For fame? No. For honor ? No. Why, then, | a sound maxim both in morals and religion, that does he toil ? The whip is behind him. The whip there is no danger so great as that of continuing compels him. That is the motive supplied by men | in a course of wrong doing. There is no danger calling themselves christians to immortal beings, so great resulting from doing right as that which to force them to labor for their profit and pleasure. must inevitably attend doing wrong. I care not The whip is the only stimulus which the great how many imaginary dangers they may conjure majority of the slaves have under the incessant, | up to deter us from doing justice to the siaves. I the degrading, and life-destroying toils which are care not how great the danger may be of doing now imposed upon them in the sugar colonies. right; I say there is no danger so great as that of Another of the evils of our slave system is, that || doing wrong. I speak not now merely of the it entails upon its hapless victim all imaginable amount of guilt upon our own consciences, but suffering. I have not time, upon the present even. || also of the present and imminent dangers which ing, to go into the harrowing detail
, but they in. I grow out of the system of slavery. I mean the clude stripes, mutilations, chains, collars, dun- | danger of insurrections,—the danger of conspirageons, disease, blows, brand marks, shackles, | cies,—the danger of assassinations,—the danger sores, scorn, scars,-in a word, a painful life, of the interposition of Heaven on behalf of those and an unpitied death! If this be denied, and you for whom Heaven cares, and whose wrongs Heawill grant me your patience, I will overwhelm
my ven will avenge, if we do not speedily put the adversaries with a host of evidence, unimpeach. || abomination from amongst us. ed, and unimpeachable, even till that table groans under the weight. But it will not, methinks, be
For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. denied that many of the slaves actually suffer, and all are liable to the sufferings I have just enumerated.
DEAR Sır: Another of the evils of slavery, which stands Some time since, I sent you an account of a No. 10 upon my list, is the difficulty experienced mechanic who, by paying each of the slaves by the slave in obtaining redress for his wrongs. whom he had hired one dollar per week, obtained You will be told, no doubt, of certain laws, in cer- more work from five, than he had been able to tain islands; but those laws want one principle, I procure before from eleven of them, To-day a and that is what Mr. Burke, I think, called an circumstance has come to my knowledge which "executory principle.” Some of them would, no ought to speak volumes to those who keep slaves. doubt, be very good laws, only it happens for the A person who has been in the habit of trading want of this principle that they are good for noth- to York River, for oysters, was in the practice of ing. I need not tell you that a law may be very hiring black men from their masters. These poor good to be read; very good to be laid on the shelf dispirited creatures worked so slow, that it gener. of a magistrate ; and, therefore, very good to be ally took about three weeks to load his vessel
. At appealed to by a planter, when West Indian jus. || last he hit upon the experiment of giving them a tice is called in question; but, at the same time, reward of fifty cents a day, (for themselves,) for it may be a very poor law in respect of affording each good day's work. The consequence is, that the slave either protection or redress. They say he now gets his vessel loaded in about five days, there is a law for the protection of the slave; but, | at a much less expense. This shews that volunwill you believe it? more punishments are inflict-tary labor is much SUPERIOR to that which is comed upon slaves for what are designated frivolous | PULSORY. and vexatious complaints, than for almost all other Let those who employ slaves, remember that it offences put together. I have here a long list of would be better to hire even their own slaves, or cases in which slaves came to slave protectors, pay those whom they hire from others, than to complaining of acts of cruelty of various descrip.undertake to compel them to work. tions, and they were sent back with five, ten, fif
TO THE EDITOR.
Fiat Justitia Ruat Celum.
PRINCIPALLY CONDUCTED BY A LADY.
Christ, but have not departed from this iniquity."
I am the more anxious to urge this request, Philanthropic and Literary,
that your nation may serve as an example to ours. For Bible England refuses “to undo the heavy
burdens, and let the oppressed go free,"--and has SPRING.
recently cut off all hope of help from man, for It is the season of gladness-exulting, abound- | violence. On the 13th of July last, a resolution
those, whom she possessed herself of by fraud and ing gladness. There is joy over all the face of by Mr. Brougham, for the early consideration of the earth. Joy in the breeze and in the sunshine the state of the enslaved population in the British -in the springing of every green blade, and the ultimate extinction of slavery, was negatived by a
colonies, only, with a view to the mitigation and unfolding of every blossom; joy in the broad majority of fifty-six to twenty-six, in the British stretch of the smiling heavens; joy over the moun. House of Commons; and our home secretary, Sir tain tops, and in the quiet depths of the “green | Robert Peel, said at the same time, he was not haired vallies.” It is ponred out on the air in the of slavery, until he saw the means of effecting it;
prepared to give any pledge to the final abolition song of the birds, in the hum of the awakened in- which, if he cannot discover in 1830, he is never sects, in the perfume of the thousand flowers. I likely to discover till the day of doom. The fetterless streams have caught its influence, You, who have so long felt and labored for the and go carolling along their pleasant paths, and defenceless and unoffending Africans, still con
signed with their guiltless offspring to interminatossing up their tiny waves to the smiling sun.
ble bondage, under a system of tyranny, alike debeams. It is well for the human heart to be basing to the oppressor and the oppressed, will be opened to these pleasant influences; well to suffer willing now to raise your voice in their behalt; them to steal in and perform their allotted minis- loves his own children, and must feel for those
and surely you will be heard by your King, who tering offices there, till it is insensibly won from who are forever parted from theirs, wherever avaits wonted selfishness, into a better and holier na- rice requires the separation. ture, If the gloriousness and beauty of the crea- Before I conclude, I think it may not be unin. tion declare to us, all over the earth, that God is || teresting to you, to learn, that the females of Eng
land become increasingly desirous of aiding the love, they should also impress upon the heart, the
cause of negro emancipation; and many are anxsinfulness of aiding, be it as indirectly as it may, | ious to have no further participation in this cryin the oppression of his children. They should ing sin, and are exerting themselves that their teach us sympathy for the miserable, and fill us
beloved country may, if possible, escape the judg.
ments of that God, who will sweep away every with earnest desires for the moral and intellectual || refuge of lies when the waters shali at last overimprovement of all the human race. They should How the hiding place, when the slave will at last speak to every bosom of the claims of the wrong-1 of human beings that ever existed on this globe,
be set free from his master, and all the multitude ed slave, and bid every hand engage in the task will be divided into the just and the unjust.” of loosening his fetters.
I regret to state, that not even on the estates The following letter we presume will be read well instructed and christian people, are they con
where the negroes are declared to have become a with interest, by many of our readers.
sequently emancipated by their owners—nor hare TO THE MARQUIS LAFAYETTE,
we yet heard of any West Indian proprietor, wlin From the Sucretary of the Ladies' Negro's Friend has washed his hands of the flagrant iniquity of Society.
inaking slaves of the unofending children born on
August 16, 1831. his estates. From Philadelphia, I have recently My Lord,
learnt, that females there as well as here, are deA letter I received from Dr. Philip, describing | sirous of peaceably removing the bonds of the capa most interesting interview he had with you, and | tive negro; and in a letter dated Philadelphia, 6th your grandson, when you were surrounded by month 7th, 1830, addressed to the Female Antisome of the descendants of the children of Africa, Slavery Societies of Great Britain, I learn "that who regarded you as their parent, induces me the friends of the oppressed negro, desire to intipwithout much fear that my letter will be ill re- | duce and promote the manufacture of cotton, cul ceived, to submit to your consideration, whether tivated by free persons, and as much as possible, it be not a measure well suited to the present exi- to abstain from the purchase and use of articles, gence, to draw immediately the attention of your procured from slave labor." I am sure you will new King and Queen, to the victims of oppres- excuse my mentioning these things which may sion, now suffering in the colonies belonging to be already known to you, and also for presuming christian* Kings - who have named the name of to entreat you, for the sake of France and Eng* Since this letter was written, our good and blot from the christian name ; and may onc nation
land, to call on both countries to remove this foul patriotic King has delivered himself from the great dishonor .of enriching his treasury by the say to the other, “we are verily guilty concerning coerced labor of his liege subjects, condemned our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his without the commission of a single crime, to the soul when he bescuchi us, and we would not horrors of perpetual slavery. The slaves belong hear,”--that they may not have to add,-“there
Gen. lxii. 21. ing to the crown are free. Our King no doubt for is this distress come upon us.” will feel a growing impatience at there being any
I am, with much respect, my Lord, slavery at all, beneath the paternal sway of his
Your most obedient, humble servant, sceptre.
Fiat Justitia Ruat Cælum.
For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. Dark was the storm-cloud that o'er thee hung
When that vile trader's foot entered thy door. I have been out among the pleasant hills, At the cool hour of evening; when the sun Was sinking to his slumber, and the rills Were shadowed with the twilight, when the gun
From the West Chester Register & Examiner. Of the lone hunter, sent from cliff to cliff, FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONS-AN EXTRACT. Its lingering echoes, and the wave's calin rest, Julia. We have just received a number of pam. Was lightly broken by the fisher's skiff, phlets from the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in En.
That glanced in beauty o'er its dimpled breast. gland. In their Second Annual Report, page 7th, Proud hills were gathered round me; on their brows || authority, and the strong
opposition every amelio.
the committee considering the inertness of men in Dark piles of foliage rose against the skies, Drawn out distinctly, with their graceful boughs long protracted delays, and seeming utter hopeless.
rating measure met with in Parliament, says, “the Tinged with the sinking sunlight, and faint dies
ness of any effective ligislative interposition, have Of coming autumn; on the hills green side,
made numberless proselytes to the conviction that All motionless, the outstretched shadows lay, While heaped up rocks were clustering in their the disuse of slave produce is the most probable
means of abolishing slavery. The idea of effectpride, Some wreathed with vines, and some all bare ling an object so vast, by a process so simple, is no
longer regarded as visionary and absurd. Whilst
the substitution of the produce of free, for that of Thou who wert with me!-watching the sweet | slave labor, was adopted only by a few individu. sky,
als, it would naturally be regarded as a useless Until the silver moonbeam melted through scrupulosity ;--now that it is adopted by hundreds The pure and holy azure, and the eye
of thousands, hope smiles upon the conscientious Of gentle Hesper, o'er the waste of blue protest, and animates to quickened exertions in Smiled added beauty,—do thy thoughts still dwell | urging its indispensable obligations upon every Upon that scene of passing loveliness?
friend of humanity and justice. If the voice of And linger, sister friend! o'er stream and dell, authority, and the arm of power withhold their in. Whose brightness even yet have power to bless! | terposition, the obligations to individual exertion
are not cancelled, but increased. The cause of Or wakens in thy heart, as mine, the sadder | emancipation being a righteous cause, its final.
thought, Of those who wear a wretched life away,
triumph must be secure, and that triumph will
be accelerated, rather than retarded by the supine. Pining beneath the chains by christians wrought,
ness of the Legislature, and by all the powerful And bound upon them, till the cold links lay
continuations of interested opposition, should they With a dead weight upon their very souls,
rouse the slumbering principle of private indivi. Crushing out life and hope, and planting there
duals into vigorous, concentrated anti-slavery ef. With every torturing coil that round them rolls,
fort :-and such are their evident effects in vari. A canker of incurable despair !
ous parts of the country. Hope long deferred of Oh land beloved ! my country! thou hast heaped parliamentary redress, has made the heart of huAgainst thyself a measure full of wrath! manity sick; she turns to private benevolence; Thy guilty hands in human blood are "steeped, she stretches her imploring hands in behalf of the
And from the heart of the oppressed one, hath 800,000 outcasts from legal justice and protection A cry ascended unto heaven! oh turn
to sensitive tender-hearted women. Can we hear While penitence may yet thy pardon win, of the exertions to promote the objects of our soForth from thy breast its cherished evil spurn, ciety, which are now making in so many parts of And wash from thy polluted hands their sin! the kingdom, especially in Bristol and Liverpool,
where they have to encounter such deep-rooted
prejudices? Can we hear of the indefatigable For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. perseverance of our Birmingham friends, which
has left but one-sixth of a population of nearly SLAVE, WHO HAST BEEN TOILING.
100,000 unvisited from house to house? Can we Slave, who hast been toiling long and wearily, hear of the stupendous undertaking to pursue the
Lift thy bent form, for the darkness is nigh, same plan in London, and withhold our zealous The mild star of eve, in the west smileth cheerily, co-operation ?" I read that part of the report, to Lighting their footsteps as homeward they hie. show with what zeal, what untiring, persevering
industry and diligence, British females prosecute All day long has thy thought been a reveller,
the noble undertaking; not dismayed at failure of Feasting on the memory of home-born joys;
success from the source they had relied upon; we But now, as in the heart of a long gone traveller, see them now directing their attack against the Fear with its bodings thy gladness allows.
strong hold of the oppressor; and a breach once
effected, the citadel must surrender at discretion. Why from thy door spring no dear one's delighted,
Susan. I always rejoice to hear of the activity Striving in a fond race to welcome thee home ? || which is followed by abasedness, when I think of
and devotedness of our transatlantic coadjutants, Wert thou a lingerer so far benighted, They cannot distinguish thy form midst the our own unfaithfulness. Surely if British sym.
pathy can be awakened, British interest excited, gloom.
and the spirit of the whole nation roused, on be. Wo for thee, Slave ! though they still love thee half of the 800,000 human beings held in bondage faithfully,
by sanction of English laws; surely if Britons can Children nor wife shall e'er welcome thee thus feel for eight hundred thousand souls, in her more;
distant colonies, what greater depth of feeling