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" And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble... "
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it - Page 180
by Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Historic Americans

Theodore Parker - Theology - 1871 - 236 pages
...odious peculiarities. . . . Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. . . . The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest/ * Some person asked Mr Jefferson 'whether he had made any change in his religion.' He replied, ' Say...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...that his justice cannot sleep forever; that ... an exchange of situation [between masters and slaves] is among possible events; that it may become probable...has no attribute which can take side with us in such Certainly Jefferson never believed for a moment that such thoughts as these ought to be coerced by...
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The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White

Henry Wiencek - History - 2000 - 400 pages
...His writing suddenly took a mystical turn. Having lived through one revolution he foresaw another — "a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events." He was seized by a dread that some biblical cataclysm would befall the nation over slavery: "I tremble...
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Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of ...

Thomas G. West - History - 1997 - 219 pages
...dealt with the problem by the continuation of slavery. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever: that...no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.57 But slavery could only be right in this limited way if its wrongness was admitted and people...
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano - Social Science - 2001 - 331 pages
...Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...attribute which can take side with us in such a contest. - But it is impossible to be temperate and to pursue this subject through the various considerations...
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A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

Philip F. Rubio - Social Science - 2009 - 342 pages
...God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." Yet equally revealing are his very next words: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.0 Abraham Lincoln, who quoted Jefferson's "God is just" phrase in one of his 1858 debates with...
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History
...thought it was impractical.79 "I tremble for my country," he wrote in the Notes, "when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever: that...events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!"80 Slavery surely had a profound effect on Jefferson. Here was the scientist of Monticello,...
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The German-American Encounter: Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Cultures ...

Frank Trommler, Elliott Shore - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...contemporaries of violent things to come. Based on demographic reality, Jefferson indicated in 1785 that "a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange...attribute which can take side with us in such a contest." He concludes his reflections with the ominous expectation of nearly inescapable genocidal violence:...
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The Escape, Or, A Leap for Freedom: A Drama in Five Acts

William Wells Brown - Drama - 2001 - 54 pages
...Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...may become probable by supernatural interference!" Jefferson was not alone in such musings. Indeed, many northern states (with economies less reliant...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 292 pages
...for my country," he admits, "when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situations, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!" (163;...
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