An Essay on the Late Institution of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour, of the United States (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from An Essay on the Late Institution of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour, of the United States We need not indulge in much comment in this place upon the extraordinary Opinion of this writer, that the whites have degenerated more from the original complexion of mankind, in Noah and his sons, than even the Indians and Negroes; and that to the worst extreme, the most delicate, tender, and sickly except to remark, that this respectable author seems to have over-looked, or at least to have been insensible to the beautiful moral effect, which the blushes of a modest white woman have upon the opposite sex. The intermixture of red and white forming the carnation of the cheeks, so Visible to the eye in coming and retiring as the sentiments of the mind ebb and ﬂow, surely gives an excel lence to the whites of which the blacks are destitute.' The ﬂowing hair too, of the former is so much'more susceptible of ornament in the changeable Variety of fashion; as to af ford to them manifest advantages in the art of pleasing by novelty. But, what is of obvious disadvantage to the blacks, and what forms an objection to them of great importance with the sensualist is their offensive odour; which not all the perfumes of Arabia can conquer or subdue. Health, certainly, is essential to beauty, and sicklinessf' a defect; but in their appropriate climates the whites seem not to be inferior in this respect to the blacks. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 20 Jan 2018
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