She was the daughter of a gentleman of those isles, by a lady whose misfortune it was, if you will," said the old man, proudly, "to be descended, remotely, from that unfortunate class who are so basely enslaved
to administer to the wants of a luxurious people.
The maiden lady arose upon her feet, as pale as a ghost at cock-crow; for she was an enslaved
spirit, and this the talisman to which she owed obedience.
The wind that made great bellies of their sails, and rushed the vessel on by arms invisible as irresistible; this seemed the symbol of that unseen agency which so enslaved
them to the race.
It is with the oppressed, enslaved
African race that I cast in my lot; and, if I wished anything, I would wish myself two shades darker, rather than one lighter.
I was far from expecting ever to belong to him, for the price asked for me from the time I was first enslaved
was exorbitant, and always provoked either anger or derision, yet my master stuck stubbornly to it -- twenty-two dollars.
If the lineal descendants of Ham are alone to be scriptur- ally enslaved
, it is certain that slavery at the south must soon become unscriptural; for thousands are ushered into the world, annually, who, like myself, owe their existence to white fathers, and those fa- thers most frequently their own masters.
Molly knew that the cause of her dingy rags was not her husband's neglect, but the demon Opium to whom she was enslaved
, body and soul, except in the lingering mother's tenderness that refused to give him her hungry child.
In this point of view, what can be more natural, than that the Templars, who, we know, copied closely the luxuries of the Asiatic warriors with whom they fought, should use the service of the enslaved
Africans, whom the fate of war transferred to new masters?
Master as he was of his bit of merry England, no man could have enslaved
him, and he might at least have lived and let live.
It is possible, though not easy, that the people of that island may be enslaved
from other causes; but it cannot be by the prowess of an army so inconsiderable as that which has been usually kept up within the kingdom.
Not only are they slaves of the bourgeois class, and of the bourgeois State; they are daily and hourly enslaved
by the machine, by the over-looker, and, above all, by the individual bourgeois manufacturer himself.
Our countesses, moreover, were adored by their husbands; these gentlemen were enslaved
by the charm possessed by every woman who loves; and, with even supererogatory simplicity, afforded us that just sufficient spice of danger which increases pleasure.