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" The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always... "
SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, 19th and ... - Página 9
1856
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Quantrill's War: The Life & Times Of William Clarke Quantrill, 1837-1865

Duane Schultz - 1997 - 352 páginas
...made him an enemy of the abolitionists. "The senator from South Carolina," Sumner said sarcastically, "has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself...course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the...
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War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861

Th Goodrich - 1998 - 296 páginas
...then lowered his sights to a chamber colleague, an aging Andrew Pickens Buder of South Carolina. The senator from South Carolina has read many books of...course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the...
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Taking Off the White Gloves: Southern Women and Women Historians

Michele K. Gillespie, Michele Gillespie, Catherine Clinton, Professor Catherine Clinton - 1998 - 187 páginas
...particularly slanderous double entendre, Sumner called Butler the "Don Quixote of slavery . . . who has chose a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who,...in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight . . . the harlot, Slavery."18 This attack was a thinly veiled reference to hypocritical slaveholders...
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South Carolina: A History

Walter B. Edgar - 1998 - 716 páginas
...habit of expectorating when he spoke and said that although Butler considered himself a knight, he had "chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight — I mean the harlot...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - 2009 - 100 páginas
...made him incapable of speaking truthfully or coherently. "He has chosen a mistress" — slavery — "to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others and polluted in the sight of the world, is always lovely to him." So much for the distinguished and...
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Genteel Rhetoric: Writing High Culture in Nineteenth-century Boston

Dorothy C. Broaddus - 1999 - 136 páginas
...Butler "believes himself a chivalrous knight," he has chosen the "harlot Slavery" as his mistress, who "though ugly to others is always lovely to him;...in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight" (9). Senators who heard Sumner 's speech and many other people who read about it in newspapers were...
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The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860

David A. Copeland - 2003 - 423 páginas
...several Senators, especially Andrew P. Butler of South Carolina who was not present for the speech. "Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has...always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of die world, is chaste in his sight. I mean the harlot, Slavery," Sumner said of Butler. Sumner continued...
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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - 2003 - 395 páginas
...institution of slavery to the sort of relationship a man would have with a particularly hideous whore, "who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him;...in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight" (quoted in Donald 1960, 285). The history of free speech shows that the very concept itself developed...
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Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional ...

Gary V. Wood - 2004 - 249 páginas
...Carolina Senator Andrew Butler to Don Quixote. The senator from South Carolina has read many books on chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course, be has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ug1y to others, is a1ways love1y...
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Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Paul F. Boller - 2004 - 479 páginas
...Andrew F. Butler of South Carolina, He called Butler the Don Quixote of slavery; he also said Butler "has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows,...though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polhtted in the sight of the world. is chaste in his sight. 1 mean the harlot Slavery." Two days later...
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