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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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The dominions of these and other nations are like so many stages on which such men as Belteshazzar, Cyrus, Alexander, Sesostris, and Caesar, - have been seen figuring.

God works among men. We see the fool dealing foolishly, the proud lifting up the horn on high, as if promotion came from the north, south, east, or west ; but too soon God the judge of strife, appears among the actors. The high are brought down, and the low are set on high against him that puffeth at him. I have often been struck with wonder at the expression of the whites that we are their" natural enemies." I know full well what they mean, and for this reason I object against the phrase. They refer to that lesson in the history of divine providence, in which we are taught that a man's own measure cup is sometimes returned to his own hand with the same fill, from the same hand into which he placed it. So also with nations. But these people ought to see the wide difference between our disposition and the constituted

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