Is Slavery A Blessing?; A Reply To Prof. Bledsoe's Essay On Liberty And Slavery, With Remarks On Slavery As It Is by Charles B. Shaw

Is Slavery A Blessing?; A Reply To Prof. Bledsoe's Essay On Liberty And Slavery, With Remarks On…

byCharles B. Shaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 12 beings. Shall we abridge and mutilate the image of God stamped on the soul at its creation, by which we are capable of knowing and obeying his law, in order to secure the aid and protection of man ? Shall we barter away any portion of this our glorious birthright, for any poor boon of man's devising ? Yes ! we are told--and why ? ' Because,' says Blackstone, ' legal obedience and conformity is infinitely more valuable than the wild and savage liberty which is sacrificed to obtain it." " But how is this ? Now this natural liberty is a thing of light, and now it is a power of darkness. Now it is the gift of God, that moves within a sphere of light, and breathes an atmosphere of love; and anon, it is a wild and savage thing that carries terror in its train. It would be an angel of light, if it were not a power of darkness; and it would be a power of darkness, if it were not an angel of light. But as it is, it is both by turns, and neither long, but runs through its Protean changes according to the exigencies of the flowing discourse of the learned author. " Surely, such inconsistency, so glaring and so portentous, and all exhibited on one and the same page, is no evidence that the genius of the great commentator was as profound as it was elegant and classical." Now, kind reader! is all knowledge--all truthful ratiocination--pent within the walls of universities ? Do we inhabit an outside fog of ignorance and stupidity--an incapability of seeing truth in any other aspect than the one in which it shall suit the pleasure, or the interest, of so kind a gentleman as Dr. Bledsoe to exhibit it to our obfuscate vision ? We really pity the manes of Sir William Blackstone. We would propose to Judge Edmonds or some of his disciples to evoke the spirit of the great jurist, ...

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Title:Is Slavery A Blessing?; A Reply To Prof. Bledsoe's Essay On Liberty And Slavery, With Remarks On…Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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