This Narrative contains many affecting incidents, many passages of great eloquence and power; but I think the most thrilling one of them all is the de- scription DOUGLASS gives of his feelings, as he stood soliloquizing respecting his fate, and the chances of his one day being a freeman
, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay--viewing the receding vessels as they flew with their white wings before the breeze, and apostrophizing them as animated by the living spirit of freedom.
It is with us a Law of Nature that the brain of the Isosceles class shall begin at half a degree, or thirty minutes, and shall increase(if it increases at all) by half a degree in every generation; until the goal of 60 degrees is reached, when the condition of serfdom is quitted, and the freeman
enters the class of Regulars.
Such was Regis Brugiere, a freeman
and rover of the wilderness.
Neither one nor t'other; I might have got it for less, I dare say; but I hate haggling, and poor Freeman
They got down the coast twenty miles, and were hidden in the hut of a Malaita freeman
, who dwelt in that village.
Down the road, on the right hand, on Brister's Hill, lived Brister Freeman
, "a handy Negro," slave of Squire Cummings once -- there where grow still the apple trees which Brister planted and tended; large old trees now, but their fruit still wild and ciderish to my taste.
If we are asked to determine which of these four qualities by its presence contributes most to the excellence of the State, whether the agreement of rulers and subjects, or the preservation in the soldiers of the opinion which the law ordains about the true nature of dangers, or wisdom and watchfulness in the rulers, or whether this other which I am mentioning, and which is found in children and women, slave and freeman
, artisan, ruler, subject,--the quality, I mean, of every one doing his own work, and not being a busybody, would claim the palm--the question is not so easily answered.
He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman
of the whole estate.
If Job Higgins and Noah Freeman
hadn't spoken for the last six months, their "old women" would be sure to get it patched up by that day.
Tell the deceitful liar, I have not come like a beggar to pick his bones, but like a freeman
asking for his own; and have it I will.
I've heard that there is no harm in being a Freeman
anywhere but here; so why should I think the worse of you for that?
In contrast, Freeman
regards the mind as the product of an unfolding sequence of goal-directed behaviors that provides the individual with constant feedback, thus shaping perceptions and future actions.