The Slaves' Champion: The Life, Deeds, and Historical Days of William Wilberforce
New Leaf Publishing Group, 2007 - 230 pages
First published in London in 1861, this revealing biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce gives a revealing look at his impact on British society and explores how he inspired American abolitionists in their effort to end slavery within the United States.
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Page 113 - THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.
Page 108 - FAR from the world, O Lord, I flee, From strife and tumult far ; From scenes where Satan wages still His most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and praise agree, And seem by thy sweet bounty made, For those who follow thee.
Page 137 - Is there, as ye sometimes tell us, Is there one, who reigns on high ? Has he bid you buy and sell us, Speaking from his throne the sky...
Page 121 - We cannot say the cause set forth by this return is allowed or approved of by the laws of this kingdom ; and therefore the man must be discharged.
Page 123 - to consider what step they should take for the relief and liberation of the negro slaves in the West Indies, and for the discouragement of the slave-trade on the coast of Africa.
Page 110 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Page 43 - When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not : in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills and they To heaven.
Page 184 - Cambridge — announced a prize for the best Latin essay on the question, " Is it right to make slaves of others against their will ?" A young man, then a student in one of the colleges, entered into the competition.
Page 222 - God on the heart of man ; and by that law, unchangeable and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they will reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy, that man can hold property in man...