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Frederick Douglass

  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    I shall never forget his first speech at the convention—the extraordinary emotion it excited in my own mind—the powerful impression it created upon a crowded auditory, completely taken by surprise—the applause which followed from the beginning to the end of his felicitous remarks. I think I never hated slavery so intensely as at that moment; certainly, my perception of the enormous outrage which is inflicted by it, on the godlike nature of its victims,
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    There stood one, in physical proportion and stature commanding and exact—in intellect richly endowed
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    This Narrative contains many affecting incidents
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    A beloved friend from New Bedford prevailed on Mr. DOUGLASS to address the convention: He came forward to the platform with a hesitancy and embarrassment, necessarily the attendants of a sensitive mind in such a novel position.
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    Mr. DOUGLASS has very properly chosen to write his own Narrative, in his own style, and according to the best of his ability, rather than to employ some one else. It is, therefore, entirely his own production
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    Again, we have known you long, and can put the most entire confidence in your truth, candor, and sincerity. Every one who has heard you speak has felt, and, I am confident, every one who reads your book will feel, persuaded that you give them a fair specimen of the whole truth. No one-sided portrait,—no wholesale complaints,—but strict justice done, whenever individual kindliness has neutralized, for a moment, the deadly system with which it was strangely allied. You have been with us, too, some years, and can fairly compare the twilight of rights, which your race enjoy at the North, with that "noon of night" under which they labor south of Mason and Dixon's line. Tell us whether, after all, the half-free colored man of Massachusetts is worse off than the pampered slave of the rice swamps!
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    I am glad the time has come when the "lions write history."
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    I got hold of a book entitled "The Columbian Orator."
  • Teddyje citiralaпре 2 године
    I saw nothing without seeing it, I heard nothing without hearing it, and felt nothing without feeling it.
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