AFRICA AND AMERICA.
his piteous entreaties with the exclamation—"Thou
ART a man and a brother!" The friends of Abolition
had the most noble compeers. Such a galaxy of Genius,
Rank and Talent, never surrounded a cause, as was
associated with this. And therefore to the latest times,
the light and influence of this example shall go spread¬
ing down, to Scholars and Statesmen, to Bishops and
Ministers, to Rulers and Nations, with its high and lofty
significance and its heavenly teachings.
3. This moral effort establishes the principle, to use
the words of Mr. Clarkson, " That commerce itself shall
have its moral boundaries." This result is of the last
importance. Too long has religion been abstracted
from the lives and business pursuits of men. Too long
has Christianity been isolated, yea almost localized to
the Minister, the Cathedral, the Cloister or the Church !
That day is past, and the ^usages therewith connected,
are numbered with the things that were. Christianity
henceforth permeates all the relations of life, and sits in
judgment upon all its moral concernments. From its
severe scrutiny no man can conceal himself, from its
severe arbitrament no man be shielded. And hence¬
forth Trade, Barter, Commerce, Enterprise, and all
the other concerns of life, shall yield to its dictates, and
submit to its injunctions.
4. The most notable of all the results of the Abolition
of the Slave Trade is that which lies far beyond it, and
of which it was but the prelude. I allude to the high
hope which it furnishes the children of Africa all over
the globe,—that the days of Slavery shall soon be