The Quarterly Christian Spectator Volume 7

The Quarterly Christian Spectator Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...and active. He knew that to seek sympathy is generally to lose in respect, more than is gained in compassion; and that for a wounded spirit, the only remedy is divine. No mortal eye can penetrate those deep and secret places of the heart, where griefs spring up and are nourished from the very fountains of life. Some such were rooted, perhaps, in the soul of Ashmun. Some barbed thoughts were there, some dark imaginings of perished hope and broken joys, some gentle echoes of a voice now dead, some gleams reflected from a sun now set, but they were buried in his bosom alone, as in the vaults of a sepulcher. He braced his soul for duty; he walked before men as one who was with them for high purposes; he sought help from God, and confided in his providence; and, like the father of the faithful, called to go out from his country and kindred, he obeyed, and went out, not knowing whither he went.' pp. 94, 95. Here we may mark the commencement of the third and last act in the drama. On the eighth of August, 1822, an American vessel, (the brig Strong, from Baltimore, ) arrived at Cape Montserado, which, six months before; had become the site of an AfricaAmerican colony. Eighteen re-captured Africans, liberated and restored to their native land by the government of the United States, and thirty-five free colored emigrants, sent out by the Colonization Society, were passengers in this vessel. Ashmun, in his perplexities, ready for any desperate movement to obtain relief, had formed a scheme of mercantile adventure in Africa, by which he hoped to obtain the means of satisfying the claims of all his creditors, and had come out in this vessel, intrusted only with the superintendence of the expedition during the voyage, and with authority, in case...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948793
  • 9781236948793