The pro-slavery argument; as maintained by the most distinguished writers of the southern states

 
9781231185575: The pro-slavery argument; as maintained by the most distinguished writers of the southern states

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. 1853 Excerpt: ...and contrast the examples for himself. They will do no harm, even if they escape all objection. Indeed, the book itself can do no harm. On the contrary, I am half disposed to think it may be of some benefit, if it brings us only to the knowledge of some of our errors. Like the spite ful octavo of Mrs. Trollope, it tells us an occasional home truth, North and South, which wo may ponder, and upon which we may improve. And yet there may be some unkindness, in requiring the reader to toil through this weary wilderness of chaff, in the hope of such small wheat as it promises. Miss Martineau is a monstrous proser. She has a terrible power of words, and is tyrannical as she is powerful, in the use of them. We have no doubt she is herself free from stain or reproach; but her tongue is wretchedly incontinent. She is probably one of those persons who never believe that they have been talking all the while. She declaims constantly, and is forever searching after exceptions. She scruples at no game, fears no opponent, and, whether the meat be washed or unwashed, hawk or heron, it is all the same to her. She discusses the rights of man, and--heaven save the mark!--the rights of women too, with her chambermaid, when she cannot corner a senator. Smart exceedingly, well practised in the minor economies of society, and having at her tongue's end all the standards of value in the grain, cotton, beef and butter markets, she does not scruple to apply them to the more mysterious involutions of the mind and society. It is but too evident that, with all her cleverness, she lacks that more advantageous wisdom which begins with humility. She is too dogmatical ever to be wise. She comes to teach, not to learn. She gets nothing from her hearer, for she does not hear him. If she liste...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 152 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.3in.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. 1853 Excerpt: . . . and contrast the examples for himself. They will do no harm, even if they escape all objection. Indeed, the book itself can do no harm. On the contrary, I am half disposed to think it may be of some benefit, if it brings us only to the knowledge of some of our errors. Like the spite ful octavo of Mrs. Trollope, it tells us an occasional home truth, North and South, which wo may ponder, and upon which we may improve. And yet there may be some unkindness, in requiring the reader to toil through this weary wilderness of chaff, in the hope of such small wheat as it promises. Miss Martineau is a monstrous proser. She has a terrible power of words, and is tyrannical as she is powerful, in the use of them. We have no doubt she is herself free from stain or reproach; but her tongue is wretchedly incontinent. She is probably one of those persons who never believe that they have been talking all the while. She declaims constantly, and is forever searching after exceptions. She scruples at no game, fears no opponent, and, whether the meat be washed or unwashed, hawk or heron, it is all the same to her. She discusses the rights of man, and--heaven save the mark!--the rights of women too, with her chambermaid, when she cannot corner a senator. Smart exceedingly, well practised in the minor economies of society, and having at her tongues end all the standards of value in the grain, cotton, beef and butter markets, she does not scruple to apply them to the more mysterious involutions of the mind and society. It is but too evident that, with all her cleverness, she lacks that more advantageous wisdom which begins with humility. She is too dogmatical ever to be wise. She comes to teach, not to learn. She gets nothing from her hearer, for she does not hear him. If she liste. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781231185575

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