his master, does not become free—and that his master's
right and property in him is not thereby determined or
Then exulted the slavemaster. Then sunk the soul of
the slave. The last citadel on earth of liberty, seemed
demolished—and man was let loose to prey upon man, with.
out restraint. England became a slave market, and adver¬
tisements such as the following, disgraced the metropolis
" Public Advertiser. Tuesday 28th Nov. 1769.
"To be sold, a black girl, the property of J. B.; eleven years of age,
who is extremely handy, works at her needle tolerably, and speaks Eng¬
lish perfectly well—is of an excellent temper and willing disposition.
Enquire of Mr. Owen, at the Angel Inn, behind St. Clement's Church, in
Mischief framed by law, yet against law, thus took deep
root in Britain. And the crown and the nobles—and the
monied interests—and the church and the bench and the
bar, watered together the deadly plant. The whole nation
seemed gone away with one consent, from God, and from
law, and from its poor brother.
But God had more than seven thousand men in England,
who had not bowed the knee to Baal. Rejoice, ye poor!
the same God reigns forever, and the time is hastening
when for you, He shall cry, as He cried for them " For
the oppression of the poor—for the sighing of the needy—
now will I arise, saith the Lord—I will set him in safety
from him that puffeth at him." Pa. x/i. 5.
In 1765, David Lisle, a lawyer and a slave master of Bar-
badoes, then living in London, nearly killed one of his
slaves, named Jonathan Strong, by most brutally beating
him ; and then turned him adrift in the streets. William
Sharp, an eminent surgeon, Granville's brother, residing
in the neighborhood, became acquainted with the facts and
got Strong admitted to Bartholomew's Hosjpiital. There
he was partially cured—but his sight remained so dim in
consequence of the wounds received on his head, that he
continued to need aid from the brothers, and was by them
put into the service of a benevolent apothecary, named
Brown, in Fenchurch street. He served Brown about two