Salmagundi; Second Series Volume 1

Salmagundi; Second Series Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... cousins and second cousins to keep estates in.the family, degenerate into a sort of libel upon the human race j andr if I might be allowed the conjecture, I would give" it as my opinion, that the orang-outang and the Hottentot, are the progeny of some of those exceedingly ancient families supposed to be extinct, but which gradually lost their rank in the scale of human dignity, by a too great care in marrying among themselves in order to keep the blood. pure, and the estate in the family. But let the future take care of itself; it is sufficient for me, that this propensity of our fellow-creatures to come among us from the uttermost ends of the earth, if not a proof of the superior plenty and happiness we enjoy, is at least a demonstration of the good opinion entertained towards us by these strangers. Let us, therefore, be proud of our country and its institu tions; and, above all, let us endeavour to justify their good opinion, not only by a becoming hospitality, but by cherishing those laws, and preserving those habits, which have made us an object of trembling interest to the lovers of rational freedom all over the world, and Our country the refuge and the home ef the stranger and the oppressed. I was led into these reflections from having by chance strolled into the burying-ground of the Catholic church, now standing on what, within my memory, was called Bayard's farm. I remember it was in consequence of my being one of a party of boys that robbed an orchard on this very spot, that I felt the first pricks of that monitor, whose struggles are so powerful atfirst, but grow weaker and weaker, like flie receding thunder, as we advance in life; and at last are awakened to new and terrible energy, by the approach ef death. I more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631595
  • 9781236631596