Having "nothing of the bear about him but the skin," and being gifted by nature with a great, honest, just heart, quite equal to his gigantic frame, he had been for some years witnessing with repressed uneasiness the workings of a system equally bad for oppressor and oppressed
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed
, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
His tender compassion towards oppressed
worth can go no farther.
Marianne was in a silent agony, too much oppressed
even for tears; but as Mrs.
My heart beat thick, my head grew hot; a sound filled my ears, which I deemed the rushing of wings; something seemed near me; I was oppressed
, suffocated: endurance broke down; I rushed to the door and shook the lock in desperate effort.
She had never granted a constitutional privilege to her oppressed
father and mother since the time when she cut her first tooth.
Remain at home, then, ungrateful lady,'' answered Cedric; ``thine is the hard heart, which can sacrifice the weal of an oppressed
people to an idle and unauthorized attachment.
I chiefly fed mine eyes with beholding the destroyers of tyrants and usurpers, and the restorers of liberty to oppressed
and injured nations.
But on account of those you have despoiled and oppressed
, I take this money, and will use it far more worthily than you would.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed
, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
The writer spoke of acute bodily illness--of a mental disorder which oppressed
him--and of an earnest desire to see me, as his best, and indeed his only personal friend, with a view of attempting, by the cheerfulness of my society, some alleviation of his malady.
I felt the first inkling of a thing that presently grew quite clear in my mind, that oppressed
me for many days, a sense of dethronement, a persuasion that I was no longer a master, but an animal among the animals, under the Martian heel.
Today, for instance, I am particularly oppressed
by one memory of a distant past.
It was necessary, therefore, to Moses that he should find the people of Israel in Egypt enslaved and oppressed
by the Egyptians, in order that they should be disposed to follow him so as to be delivered out of bondage.
I am here, Sir Governor, because the cry of an oppressed
people hath disturbed me in my secret place; and beseeching this favor earnestly of the Lord, it was vouchsafed me to appear once again on earth, in the good old cause of his saints.