descendants and it was effected when the Canaanites
became slaves to the Jews. It is said by some writers
that slavery existed among all the ancient nations.
It existed among the Israelites, the chosen people of
God, and the interpreters of His religion to mankind.
In ancient Greece it found a resting place; and there
it stood while Liberty was announcing herself God¬
dess of all, and Eloquence was shaking the very walls
of Athens. It grew in Greece with the same rapidity
that distinguished it in the annals of Egypt and Car¬
thage. And Rome, though she freed herself from the
tyranny of Tarquin and overturned the load which many
an ambitious aspirant had treacherously placed upon
her, took along in her march this evil of mankind.
So widely extended was this doctrine, that it stopped
not at the mansion of the enlightened nor the tent of