An Oration Delivered By Hon. Charles Sumner

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Страница 7 - Therefore the tariff was only the pretext, and disunion and a Southern confederacy the real object. The next pretext will be the negro, or slavery, question.
Страница 3 - Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed. The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man, are to sacrifice estate, ease, health and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country. These manly sentiments, in private life, make the good citizen; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
Страница 6 - ... rests upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man, that slavery, subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. "This, our new government, is the first in the history of the world based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.
Страница 12 - Who rules the kingdom ? The king. Who rules the king ? The duke. Who rules the duke? The devil.
Страница 15 - You will, however, in general, avail yourself of the services of any persons, whether fugitives from labor or not, who may offer them to the National Government.
Страница 9 - Rebellion begun in conspiracy. The election of Mr. Lincoln is made the occasion for the exercise of this pretended right ; certain opinions at the North on the subject of Slavery are made the pretext. Who will not deny that this election can be a just occasion ? Who will not condemn the pretext...
Страница 15 - Reason and sentiment both concur in this policy, which is only according to the most common principles of human conduct. In no way can we do so much at so little cost. To the enemy such a blow will be a terror, to good men it will be an encouragement, and to foreign nations watching this contest it will be an earnest of something beyond a mere carnival of battle. There has been the cry, 'On to Richmond,' and still another worse cry, 'On to England.
Страница 7 - Evil, be thou my good : by thee at least Divided empire with heaven's King I hold, By thee, and more than half perhaps will reign ; As man ere long and this new world shall know.
Страница 12 - South are cultivated by slaves, and labor there is performed by this class, the white freemen are at liberty to play the part of rebels. The slaves toil at home, while the masters work at rebellion; and thus, by singular fatality, is this doomed race, without taking up arms, actually engaged in feeding, supporting, succoring, invigorating those battling for their enslavement. Full well I know that this is an element of strength only through the forbearance of our own Government...
Страница 8 - ... of six millions are supposed to have been stolen, and much of this treasure doubtless went to help the work of rebellion.