By Ebenezer Davies
First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary layout, of yank lifestyles, nature, tradition, and its slave exchange throughout the 19th century, as saw through a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels in the course of the usa. Davies were the minister of undertaking Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this choice of letters, he bargains priceless modern views at the humans and the manners of the USA as they seemed to him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some comparable letters that have been released within the Patriot journal prepared the ground for the instruction of this e-book. The book's 37 chapters list the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of recent Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, ny, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's studies of nineteenth-century the USA.
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17, and read, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come; and let him that heareth say, Come," &c, &c, and closed abruptly, with neither an Amen nor an invocation of any kind. Such was the first sermon I heard in the United States. It was thoroughly evangelical and good; but I listened to it with mingled feelings. It was painful to think that such a ministry could co-exist with slavery. The creed it is evident may be evangelical, while there is a woful neglect of the duties of practical piety. 35 LETTER V.
Charles's " than we supposed. The machine at last stopped, and we alighted, thankful to have escaped a complete stoppage of our breath. We were there. A waiter (he was not to be mistaken,—he bore a family resemblance to all the waiters of the world) was instantly at the coach-door, to help us out and to help us in. He conducted us into a 16 THE U ST. CHARLES'S" SALOON. lobby, up a flight of stairs, and through a long passage, to a large saloon, where about 150 ladies-and gentlemen were assembled,—some sitting, some standing, some talking, some laughing, and some playing with their fingers.
In its external aspect, the exhibition was not altogether unlike what I have sometimes seen in England, when some wandering Italian has ranged against a wall his bronzed figures of distinguished men, —Shakspeare, Napoleon, Wellington, Nelson, &c. It was between twelve and one in the day; but there was no crowd, not even a single boy or girl looking on,—so common and every-day was the character of the scene. " Never did I feel my manhood so insulted. My indignation burned for expression. But I endeavoured to affect indifference, and answered in a don'tcare sort of tone, " No, I am not particularly in want 24 TEXTS FOR SOUTHERN DIVINES.