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

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Mahlor Day, 1837 - African Americans - 255 pages
 

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Page 68 - Man that is born of a woman Is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Page 57 - Be ye angry, and sin not : let not the sun go down upon your wrath : neither give place to the devil.
Page 50 - I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there ye may be also.
Page 197 - That the senators and representatives of this state, in the Congress of the United States...
Page 123 - Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, "Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
Page 156 - The rites of hospitality being thus performed towards a stranger in distress, my worthy benefactress — pointing to the mat, and telling me I might sleep there without apprehension — called to the female part of her family, who had stood gazing on me all the while in fixed astonishment, to resume their task of spinning cotton, in which they continued to employ themselves great part of the night.
Page 46 - For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty ; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Page 41 - Blessing, honour, glory, and power be unto him, that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever.
Page 11 - To the Publick" that prefaces Phillis Wheatley's book and that reads in part: We whose Names are under-written, do assure the World, that the Poems specified in the following Page, were (as we verily believe) written by Phillis, a young Negro Girl, who was but a few Years since, brought an uncultivated Barbarian from Africa, and has ever since been, and now is, under the Disadvantage of serving as a Slave in a Family in this Town. She has been examined by some of the best Judges, and is thought qualified...
Page 136 - My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee, so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding ; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures ; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

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