Representation of the State of Government Slaves and Apprentices in the Mauritius: With Observations, Volumen1

J. Ridgway, 1830 - 78 páginas

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Página 66 - Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers ; but in singleness of heart, fearing God : 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
Página 71 - For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman : likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
Página 72 - Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit These things teach and exhort.
Página 71 - For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Página 66 - Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ...
Página ix - Accordingly they endeavoured that all past controversies should be forgotten ; and that enough for the day should be the evil thereof. There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. Men may tolerate injuries whilst they are only personal to themselves. But it is not the first of virtues to bear with moderation the indignities that are offered to our country.
Página 66 - ... what was so fully stated to you when you were accepted as a missionary to the West Indies, that your only business is to promote the moral and religious improvement of the slaves to whom you may have access, without, in the least degree, in public or private, interfering with their civil...
Página 26 - ... being nearly at the rate of one death yearly in every ten or eleven persons, or about ten per cent. of deaths per annum ; the ordinary mortality of Europe being not more than an average, on all ages, of from two to three per cent. per annum. . " Now it has never been asserted that there is any thing unfavourable to negro life in the climate of the Mauritius generally, or of the Port Louis district in particular. The contrary indeed may be proved by the returns of the whole free black and coloured...
Página 45 - Black neighbour's place ? or does he love him as himself while he seeks to rivet on him the chains of slavery ? But it is the wrong done to our holy religion which most displeases us in such publications as that under review. Our author says : " The Christian religion seems not to have been intended for the Utopian world of the amiable and devout theorist, or to have held forth that promise of complete triumph among frail and mortal men, which is expected by the rapt M ¡llenarían ; for (to use...
Página 23 - Slaves as these unfortunate black people are, and dull as all men are from slavery, must they not a little suspect the offer of freedom from that very nation which has sold them to their present masters ? from that nation, one of whose causes of quarrel with those masters is their refusal to deal any more in that inhuman traffic. An offer of freedom from England would come rather oddly, shipped to them in an African vessel, which is refused an entry into the ports of Virginia or Carolina, with a...

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