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Pàgina 492 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Pàgina 444 - ... for the comforting of such that delight in music, it may be permitted that in the beginning or in the end of common prayers, either at morning or evening, there may be sung an hymn or such - like song to the praise of Almighty God, in the best sort of melody and music that may be conveniently devised, having respect that the sentence of the hymn may be understanded and perceived.
Pàgina 458 - God ! if my course were not stopped by this sea, " I would still go on, to the unknown kingdoms " of the West, preaching the unity of thy holy " name, and putting to the sword the rebellious " nations who worship any other gods than " thee *." Yet this Mahometan Alexander, who sighed for new worlds, was unable to preserve his recent conquests.
Pàgina 197 - From enthusiasm to imposture, the step is perilous and slippery : the daemon of Socrates affords a memorable instance, how a wise man may deceive himself, how a good man may deceive others, how the conscience may slumber in a mixed and middle state between self-illusion and voluntary fraud.
Pàgina 493 - That this House is anxious for the accomplishment of this purpose at the earliest period that shall be compatible with the well-being of the slaves themselves, with the safety of the colonies, and with a fair and equitable consideration of the interests of private property."] Mr.
Pàgina 493 - 2. That, through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Pàgina 464 - That, weak and feeble as this colony is, from its very small number of white inhabitants, and its peculiar situation from the incumbrance of more than 200,000 slaves, it cannot be supposed that we now intend, or ever could have intended, resistance to Great Britain. That this colony has never, by riots, or other violent measures, opposed, or permitted an act of resistance against any law imposed on us by Great Britain, though always truly sensible of our just rights, and of the pernicious consequences,...
Pàgina 294 - The pulpit, that safe and sacred organ of sedition, resounded with the names of Pharaoh and Holofernes ; 89 the public discontent was inflamed by the hope or promise of a glorious deliverance ; and the seditious saints were tempted to promote the accomplishment of their own predictions.
Pàgina 444 - ... the queen's majesty neither meaning in any wise the decay of any thing, that might conveniently tend to the use and continuance of the said science, neither to have the same in any part so abused in the church, that thereby the common prayer should be the worse...