Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color: To which is Added a Selection of Pieces in Poetry

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W. Alexander & Son, 1826 - African Americans - 240 pages

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Page 170 - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn. Chorus. Let us pity the white man; no mother has he, &c.
Page 46 - Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth : for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib : but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 134 - Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. But I will deliver thee in that day...
Page 26 - He shines in the hearts and lives of all his true people. He commands them to let that " light so shine before men that they may see their good works and glorify their Father who is in heaven.
Page 8 - Deut. xvi. 20, and to do to others as we would they should do to us.
Page 59 - Blessing, honour, glory, and power be unto him, that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever.
Page 193 - For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Page 217 - ... long heaven will grant to us the enjoyment of that precious gem which we possess in thee; but, however short the period, endeavour to live exactly, praying God continually to assist thee. He created thee; thou art His property. He is thy Father, and loves thee still more than I do; repose in Him thy thoughts, and day and night direct thy sighs to Him. Reverence and salute thy elders, and hold no one in contempt. To the poor and the distressed be not dumb, but rather use words of comfort.
Page 168 - He therefore advised me to lodge at a distant village, to which he pointed, for the night ; and said that in the morning he would give me further instructions how to conduct myself. This was very discouraging. However, as there was no remedy, I set off for the village ; where I found, to my great mortification, that no person would admit me into his house.
Page 170 - Mercy's voice has hush'd the blast, The wind is heard in whispers low; The White Man far away must go; — But ever in his heart will bear Remembrance of the Negro's care.

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