An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species: To which are Added, Animadversions on Certain Remarks Made on the First Edition of this Essay, by Mr. Charles White ... Also, Strictures on Lord Kaim's Discourse on the Original Diversity of Mankind. And an Appendix

J. Simpson and Company, 1810 - 411 Seiten
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Seite 280 - And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
Seite 273 - Misery is often the parent of the most affecting touches in poetry. — Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry.
Seite 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Seite 261 - Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites ; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid : and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous.
Seite 1 - An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species. To which are added, Animadversions on certain Remarks made on the first edition of this Essay, by Mr. Charles White, in a series of Discourses delivered before the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester in England. Also, Strictures on LordKaims' Discourse on the Original Diversity of Mankind.
Seite 262 - Most of them indeed have been confined to tillage, to their own homes, and their own society: yet many have been so situated that they might have availed themselves of the conversation of their masters; many have been brought up to the handicraft arts, and from that circumstance have always been associated with the whites.
Seite 18 - cast out an orphan of nature, naked and helpless, into the savage forest, must have perished before he could have learned how to supply his most immediate and urgent wants. Suppose him to have been created, or to have started into being, one knows not how, in the full strength of his bodily powers, how long must it have been before he could have known the proper use of his limbs, or how to apply them to climb the tree ?
Seite 2 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Seite 264 - I am not prepared either to deny or affirm. 1 am inclined, however, to ascribe the apparent dullness of the negro principally to the wretched state of his existence first in his original country, where he is at once a poor and abject savage, and subjected to an atrocious despotism; and afterwards in those regions to which he is transported to finish his days in slavery, and toil. Genius, in order to its cultivation, and the advantageous display of its...
Seite 329 - By confounding the language of men, and fcattering them abroad upon thp face of all the earth, they were rendered favages. And to harden them for their new habitations, it was neceflary that they mould be divided into different kinds, fitted for different climates.

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