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" To abolish a status, which in all ages GOD has sanctioned, and man has continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow-subjects, but it would be extreme cruelty to the African savages, a portion of whom it saves from massacre,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Página 43
por James Boswell - 1821
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907
...continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow-subjects ; but it would be extreme cruelty to the African Savages, a portion...treatment there, is humanely regulated. To abolish this trade would be to " shut the gates of mercy on mankind." Whatever may have passed elsewhere concerning...
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A Treatise on Social Theory, Volume 1

W. G. Runciman, Senior Research Fellow at University of Cambridge and Fellow W G Runciman, Runciman W G, Walter Runciman Runciman (Viscount) - 1983 - 350 páginas
...When Boswell sets out the basis of his disagreement with Johnson about the slave trade and argues that 'To abolish that trade would be to ". . . shut the gates of mercy on mankind" ', he is claiming, however implausibly, that 'African Savages' are happier transported to the West...
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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 705 páginas
...fellow-subjects," not merely an assault on a "status, which in all ages GOD has sanctioned," but also "extreme cruelty to the African Savages, a portion...and introduces into a much happier state of life." As Boswell poetically concluded, quoting from Gray's Elegy in a breathtaking display of moral earnestness...
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Letters from New-York

Lydia Maria Child - 1998 - 268 páginas
...only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow subjects, but it would be extreme cruelty to African savages; a portion of whom it saves from massacre,...trade, would be to shut the gates of mercy on mankind." These changes in the code of morals adopted by society, by no means unsettle my belief in eternal and...
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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870

Hugh Thomas - 1999 - 908 páginas
...of our fellow subjects, but it would be extreme cruelty to the African savages, a portion of which it saves from massacre or intolerable bondage in their...country; and introduces into a much happier state of life To abolish this trade would be," he added with a surrealistic extravagance, "to shut the gates of mercy...
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Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave-ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and ..., Volume 15

John Donald Wade, William E. Phipps - 2001 - 270 páginas
...continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow subjects; but it would be extreme cruelty to the African savages, a portion...that trade would be to shut the gates of mercy on mankind.134 Bernard Martin satirizes the theological dimension of Boswell's argument: Negroes were...
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Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, and ...

Neta C. Crawford, Professor of Political Science Neta C Crawford - 2002 - 466 páginas
...Englishman Boswell said: "To abolish [slavery] . . . would be extreme cruelty to the African savage, a portion of whom it saves from massacre or intolerable bondage in their own country, and introduced into a much happier life, especially now when their passage to the West Indies, and their...
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The School for Widows

Clara Reeve, Francois M La Rochefoucauld - 2003 - 382 páginas
...continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellowsubjects; but it would be extreme cruelty to the African Savages, a portion...country, and introduces into a much happier state of life (156). Reeve's beliefs on the abolition of slavery, then, though mistaken, were quite conventional...
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The Essential Mary Midgley

Mary Midgley - 2005 - 413 páginas
...continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow-subjects, but it would be extreme cruelty to the African Savages, a portion...treatment there is humanely regulated. To abolish this trade would be to 'shut the gates of mercy on mankind'.9 Again, it is worth while to notice this...
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Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation

Tzachi Zamir - 2009 - 160 páginas
...structural similarity of such claims to past justifications of slavery: "[The abolition of slavery] would be extreme cruelty to the African savages, a portion...and introduces into a much happier state of life." Citation ascribed to James Boswell and is given in M. Spiegel, The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal...
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