It is often attempted to palliate slavery by comparingthe state of slaves with our poorercountrymen: if the misery ofour poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but byourinstitutions, great is our sin; but how this bears on slavery, Icannot see; as well might theuse of the thumb-screw be defended inone land, by showing that men in another landsuffered from somedreadful disease.What would be the opinion of ageologist, viewing suchan enormous collection of bones, of allkinds of animals and of all ages, thus embedded inone thick earthymass? Would he not attribute it to a flood having swept over thesurface ofthe land, rather than to the common order of things?(7/10. " Here the coating is of arichbrown instead of a black colour, and seems to be composed offerruginous matter alone.When frightened, this littlespider either feigns death by extending its front legs, orsuddenlydrops from the web. The next day I obtained lodgings within a stone's throw
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