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It is a comfort to hope, as so many of the world’s sorrows and wrongs have,
from ate to age, been lived down, so a time shall come when sketches similar to
these shall be valuable only as memorials of what has long ceased to be.
When an enlightened and Christianized community shall have, on the shores
of Africa, laws, language, and literature, drawn from among us, may then the
scenes of the house of bondage be to them like the remembrance of Egypt to the
Israelite,- a motive of thankfulness to Him who hath redeemed them!
For, while politicians contend, and men are swerved this way and that by con-
flicting tides of interest and passion, the great cause of human liberty is in the
hands of One, of whom it is said:
“He shall not fail nor be discouraged
Till He have set judgment in the earth."
“He shall deliver the needy when he crieth,
The poor, and him that hath no helper."
“He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence,
And precious shall their blood be in His sight."