Admitting this to have been an ex- traordinary case of mental deterioration, it proves at least that the white slave can sink as low in the scale of humanity as the black one.
what longings after freedom took possession of his breast, and how his misery augmented, in proportion as he grew reflective and intelligent,--thus demonstrating that a happy slave is an extinct man
One of these slaves shall maintain the fire beneath thee, while the other shall anoint thy wretched limbs with oil, lest the roast should burn.
or thinkest thou that these swarthy slaves, who have neither law, country, nor conscience, but their master's will who use the poison, or the stake, or the poniard, or the cord, at his slightest wink thinkest thou that they will have mercy, who do not even understand the language in which it is asked?
Just so," replied the galley slave
, "and the offence for which they gave him that punishment was having been an ear-broker, nay body-broker; I mean, in short, that this gentleman goes as a pimp, and for having besides a certain touch of the sorcerer about him.
Would the convention have been impartial or consistent, if they had rejected the slaves
from the list of inhabitants, when the shares of representation were to be calculated, and inserted them on the lists when the tariff of contributions was to be adjusted?
Similarly the existence of a master necessitates the existence of a slave
, and that of a slave
implies that of a master; these are merely instances of a general rule.
Only among the seats are there left any of your fighting-men, and they and the slave
women are fast being cut down.
When war was begun between the North and the South, every slave
on our plantation felt and knew that, though other issues were discussed, the primal one was that of slavery.
The bath is ready, Tara of Helium," the girl responded, her eyes still twinkling with merriment, for she well knew that in the heart of her mistress was no anger that could displace the love of the princess for her slave
The man's stooped and narrow shoulders and weazened chest proclaimed him the true child of the crowded ghetto, and strong on Martin was the age-long struggle of the feeble, wretched slaves
against the lordly handful of men who had ruled over them and would rule over them to the end of time.
Another day my attention was struck by about a score of the slave
-makers haunting the same spot, and evidently not in search of food; they approached and were vigorously repulsed by an independent community of the slave
To this day, if I hear a distant scream, it recalls with painful vividness my feelings, when passing a house near Pernambuco, I heard the most pitiable moans, and could not but suspect that some poor slave
was being tortured, yet knew that I was as powerless as a child even to remonstrate.
Why, public opinion in the slave
States IS slavery, is it not?
So we determined to put our plan to an immediate test lest the Mahars who made it possible should awake before I reached them; but we were doomed to disappointment, for no sooner had we reached the main floor of the building on our way to the pits beneath, than we encountered hurrying bands of slaves
being hastened under strong Sagoth guard out of the edifice to the avenue beyond.