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We have asserted the right of slavery, as founded upon the principle that universal right holds a just and hereditary control over wrong; and as the African is a race of barbarians, and barbarism is wrong, it follows that it is the right of civilization to hold the African subject to those rules of justice which pertain to civilization, and to protect him from the injustice, violence, and degradation, which are the concomitants of barbarism.- "The Right of American Slavery", True Worthy Hoit.
And now, in addition, Mr. Harry, I have the squire's commands to speak to you as a man of business, on what may be deemed a delicate subject, though from the business point of view no peculiar delicacy should pertain to it.- "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- "The Happy Family", Bertha Muzzy Bower.