Years Ago; A Tale Of West Indian Domestic Life Of The Eighteenth Century: a tale of West Indian…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byTheodora Elizabeth Lynch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... In the bamboo's gentle moaning, In their soft and rustling quiver, Let us hear the angel-song--Chains and bondage, Lord, how long?" I never before heard Hugh express such vexation towards papa. He says he is surprised and grieved that my father continues to have anything to do with that inhuman traffic. It cannot be right, and I must say I like Hugh all the better for setting his face against it. He recited to papa some lines from a poem called " Charity," which has lately been composed by Cowper, of whom I have so often made mention in my journal; I thought them very much to the purpose. "Canst thou, and honored with a Christian name, Buy what is woman-born, and feel no shame? Trade in the blood of innocence, and plead Expedience as a warrant for the deed? So may the wolf, whom famine has made bold To quit the forest and invade the fold; So may the ruffian, who with ghostly glide, Dagger in hand, steals close to your bed-side, Not he, but his emergence forced the door--He found it inconvenient to be poor. Has God, then, given its sweetness to the cane, Unless His laws be trampled on--in vain? Built a brave world which cannot yet subsist, Unless His right to rule it be dismissed? Impudent blasphemy! So folly pleads, And, avarice being judge, with ease succeeds." September 2oth. It is quite laughable to see aunt Ellie's excitement when she has a letter from her Yorkshire friends; but it is more pleasant than I can describe in writing to have her among us, with her gentle influences, her pious and holy thoughts. I have felt lately as if I could hardly bear the burden of the secret of my engagement to Hugh, which feeling is growing deeper and deeper every day, from the very circumstance that no one alludes to it, and that Hugh is even colder to me than he wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... In the bamboo's gentle moaning, In their soft and rustling quiver, Let us hear the angel-song--Chains and bondage, Lord, how l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217958206

ISBN - 13:9780217958202

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