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" He had always been very zealous against slavery in every form, in which I with all deference thought that he discovered " a zeal without knowledge." Upon one occasion, when in company with some very grave men at Oxford, his toast was, " Here's to the... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Страница 444
по James Boswell - 1807
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 страници
...drivers of negroes? ' 'sand 'in company with some very grave men at Oxford, he gave as his toast, " Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies." ' " As early as 1740 he maintained ' the natural right of negroes to liberty and independence.' ' An...

The American Colonies, 1583-1763

A. Wyatt Tilby - 1912 - 302 страници
...whose whole-hearted devotion hardly admits that there were any spots on his literary sun, allows that ' his violent prejudice against our West Indian and...settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity.' What that prejudice was, we have Johnson's own words to show. ' In America there is little to be observed...

Making the Most of Life

William Cunningham - 1920 - 101 страници
...moneyed men and their ways, and with all his regard for the established order once gave as a toast, ' Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies.' * He complained that ' the laws of Jamaica afford a negro no redress. His colour is considered as sufficient...

The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 705 страници
...passionate adversary of slavery. Boswell, much to his regret, was constrained to report that Johnson, "upon one occasion, when in company with some very grave men at Oxford," had offered the toast: " 'Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies.' "5 Johnson...
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A History of Christianity

Owen Chadwick - 1998 - 304 страници
...Johnson, a devout Anglican, was passionately against slavery; his biographer James Boswell records that 'Upon one occasion, when in company with some very...insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies."' Johnson said that moral right was being forced to give way to political convenience: 'No man is by...
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Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

Kevin Hart - 1999 - 244 страници
...for the sake of a poetic conceit. Far from it. In the Life itself we hear Johnson at Oxford toasting 'here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies' and then, a little later, Boswell the narrator sharply marks his distance from his friend on this issue....
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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870

Hugh Thomas - 1999 - 908 страници
...always opposed slavery, and once, when he was with "some very grave men at Oxford," his toast had been, "Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies." Boswell professed himself shocked. Johnson's "violent prejudice against our West Indian and American...
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The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire

Francis Jennings - 2000 - 340 страници
...extensively from Anthony Benezet. Other Englishmen took strong stands. Dr. Samuel Johnson toasted, "Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies." Even the House of Commons, under Quaker prompting, appointed a commission to look into the slave trade.21...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - 2001 - 481 страници
...wealth' (Bate, 1977, 192-3). Boswell has Johnson startling some 'very grave men at Oxford' with the toast 'here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies' (ibid., p. 194). Boswell's attitude was the routine mercantile self-interested one, dressed up as liberal...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 страници
...Johnson was hostile: he stunned 'some very grave men at Oxford', Boswell reports, by proposing the toast: 'Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies': Hill, Boswell's Life of Johnson, vol. iii, p. 200. 124 Vincent Carretta (ed.), Unchained Voices (1996),...
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