The new abolitionists, a narrative of a year's work, an account of the mission undertaken by mrs. Josephine E. Butler, and of the events subsequent thereupon

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Page 9 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder : The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 187 - ... from the North and from the South, from the East and from the West, all anxious to join as members of one nation for the good of our country.
Page 200 - I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall. But I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
Page 9 - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Page 200 - We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Page 200 - It is the failure to apprehend this great truth that induces so many unsuccessful attempts at final compromise between the slave and free States, and it is the existence of this great fact that renders all such pretended compromises> when made, vain and ephemeral.
Page 52 - to whom a thousand years are but as one day, and one day as a thousand years...
Page 57 - ... mission, to conquer and subdue the earth, and space too, and time, and all things, — even, hardest of all tasks, yourselves, my cunning brothers ; ever learning some fresh lesson, except that hardest one of all, that it is the Spirit of God which giveth you understanding. Yes, great railroads, and great railroad age, who would exchange you, with all your sins, for any other time? For swiftly as rushes matter, more swiftly rushes mind ; more swiftly still rushes the heavenly dawn up the eastern...
Page 93 - Then the words came back to me : — ' I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.
Page 92 - Much more, and in a far more awful sense, does abused womanhood become the fiery scourge, the torment, and the tyrant of the men who systematically outrage, in her. God's best gift. Just so far as the soul of a woman is above all inanimate things which are susceptible of abuse, so far is the punishment of the man who outrages it increased. It is true he does not become the slave of the woman, but merely of the female. Yet. inasmuch as she is not a mere inanimate thing, like intoxicating drink, nor...

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