The communion left, on the simple and unpractised off Spring of the Puritans, its impression both of good and evil. The inhabitants of the country, while they derived from the intercourse a portion of that bland and graceful courtesy for which the gentry of the southern British colonies were so distinguished, did not fail to imbibe some of those peculiar notions concerning the distinctions in the races of men for which they are no less remarkable. Rhode Island was the foremost among the New England provinces to recede from the manners and opinions of their simple ancestors. The first shock was given through her, to that rigid and ungra cions deportment which was once believed a necessary con comitant of true religion, a sort of outward pledge of the healthful condition of the inward man; and it was also through her that the first palpable departure was made from those purifying principles which might serve as an apology for even more repulsive exteriors. By a singular combina tion of circumstances and qualities, which is however no less true than perplexing, the merchants of Newport were be coming, at the same time, both slave-dealers and gentlemen.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - James Fenimore Cooper
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9781528065887
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Page Count - 495
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