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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

...aternized with the “Yankees” in the pleasantest manner. In fact, under the humane policy of our commander, I ques- tion whether the great majority of ... ...sed the national sport. The sight to me was sickening. I could not see how human beings could enjoy the sufferings of beasts, and often of men, as the... ...dency. The civilized world has learned the conse- quence. Four millions of human beings held as chattels have been liberated; the ballot has been give... ...able, all talk of its abolition ceased where it existed; and naturally, as human nature is constituted, ar- guments were adduced in its support. The c... ... cabinet preparing for war upon their government, either by destroying its resources or storing them in the South until a de facto government was esta... ...timents, whether Union or Secession. After this, however, I regarded it as humane to both sides to protect the persons of those found at their homes, ... ...d of August I was ordered from Washington to live upon the country, on the resources of citizens hostile to the government, so far as practicable. I w... ...esponse was that we had endeavored to feed ourselves from our own northern resources while visiting them; but their friends in gray had been uncivil e... ...to all the people, from Bruinsburg to Jackson and back to Vicksburg, whose resources had been taken for the supply of our army. Very large quantities ...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...and past study renders present deprivation more bearable. If our pecuniary resources be exiguous, let our resolution, Dick, supply the deficiencies of... ...round his brawny neck and arms hung innumerable bracelets and necklaces of human teeth, extracted (one only from each skull) from the jaws of those wh... ...told him that the purshuit of hagriculture wos the noblist hockupations of humannaty: I spoke of the 103 Burlesques yoming of Hengland, who (under th... ...n the theme of general remark. Y esterday’s paper, it was supposed, in all human probability 114 Thackeray would have contained an account of the mar... ...hese proceedings, which before had always justly exasperated him (he was a humane and kind little man), used now to smile fiercely and say, “D— the bl... ... white elephant’s roasted tail. The third day the attack was repeated. The resources of genius are never at an end. Y esterday I had no ammunition; to... ...s for succor, and calculating with his secre- tary the small amount of the resources which he could bring to aid him against his advancing and powerfu... ... King and courtiers bore. “And he sternly bade them never more to kneel to human clay, But alone to praise and worship That which earth and seas obey:...

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

... Harry Esmond under his special protection, and would exam- ine him in his humanities and talk to him both of French and Latin, in which tongues the l... ...arry Esmond’s harsh countenance bearing, as long as it con- tinued to be a human face, the marks of the disease. My lord laughed again, in high good-h... ... it, we should look at these agreeable and disagree- able qualities of our humanity humbly alike. They are conse- quent and natural, and our kindness ... ...ce to the person most concerned in it; and if a satire upon 361 Thackeray human vanity could be needed, that poor soul afforded it in the altered com... ...rom the conference with an air of great satisfaction; he was a man full of resources, and of a most assured fidelity, and possessed of genius, and a h... ...ondon without notice yesterday, when the opportunity happened which in all human probability may not occur again; and had the King not chosen to ride ...

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The Contest in America

By: John Stuart Mill

...orn; who would then have remembered that England raised up this scourge to humanity not for the evil’s sake, but because some body had offered an ins... ...by one person over others; which has no moral repugnance to the thought of human beings born to the penal servitude for life, to which for the term of... ... any kind whatever of skilled labor, that it causes the whole pro ductive resources of the country to be concentrated on one or two products, cotton ... ...ricultural system; which cannot be done without treat ing the slaves like human beings, nor without so large an employment of skilled, that is, of fr... ...; nor do I believe that any person, accustomed to reflect on the course of human affairs in troubled times, can expect any thing else. Those who have... ... they could, universally. When it is wished to describe any portion of the human race as in the lowest state of debase ment, and under the most cruel... ... or marching an army through it, but by wearing them out, exhausting their resources, depriv ing them of the comforts of life, encouraging their slav...

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