In New France, the Jesuit missions had secured settlement for a brief period of time at the northern end of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, where the first Creoles were in fact born. Another group of black or African immigrants made their way along the shores of the southeastern part of the North American continent.
Birth and early years. Elizabeth Fry was born in Norwich, on the 21st of June, Bell was a descendant of the ancient family of the Barclays of Ury in Kincardineshire, and granddaughter of Robert Barclay, the well-known apologist of the Quakers.
John Gurney of Earlham, born inwas educated in the principles of the Society of Friends, but as he advanced in life, and associated with persons of various Christian denominations, the strictness of his religious opinions was much relaxed, and he showed liberality of sentiment towards others, even if they were indifferent to all spiritual concerns.
In fact, in those times there was throughout England, in all the churches, a decay of faith and a tendency to unbelief; against which a few men made noble protest, till the religious Revival, led by Whitefield and Wesley, inaugurated a happier era.
She was gentle and quiet in temper, yet evinced a strong will. Begins A private journal: With record of her experiences. Inwhen in her seventeenth year, Elizabeth Gurney began to keep a private Journal. It is a most instructive record, especially for the young. This Journal was kept up by her till the close of her life, and contains not only a full account of events, but a personal record of her thoughts and experiences.
It is preserved with pious care by members of the family. A Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, published by her daughters, in two volumes, was widely circulated after her decease.
Innumerable biographies and memoirs have since appeared, the best of which, by Susanna Corder, contains selections from the private Journal.
Elizabeth Gurney entered into all the gaiety, but she was ill at ease. My mind is very flat after this storm of pleasure.
I think I never saw any person who appeared so totally destitute of it. First visit to London. He took her there, and left her for several weeks, under the care of a relative.
It was a perilous trial for a young girl, but the result was for her happy. The effect was to disgust her more with the world and mere worldly amusements, and to fix her heart more surely where true peace can alone be found.
Page 3 In the middle of April, after having been seven weeks in London, her father came to take her home, and very thankful she was to get back to the quiet country. A few days after, a letter came from William Savery, to whom she seems to have written asking his counsel.
A few sentences will give the substance of his letter, which may be read by others with as much advantage as it was by Elizabeth Gurney. The common people seemed very much occupied, and wrapt up in the service, which I was pleased to see; afterwards I went to the cathedral.
It might increase morality among the lower classes if the Scriptures were oftener and better read to them. All this time she was diligent in study, and in the intellectual culture of her own mind, as we find from her Journal.
Isaac Watts, his Logic especially, which Dr. At Colebrook Dale, and on A journey to Wales.
In the summer ofJohn Gurney took the whole of his seven daughters an excursion through parts of England and Wales. At Colebrook Dale, where they saw several relatives, members of the Society of Friends, Elizabeth Gurney received the deepest impressions.
She was especially struck with the veteran philanthropist, Richard Reynolds, who having made a large fortune in his well-managed iron-works, spent his money and time in seeking the moral good of the working people.
At Colebrook Dale also she spent some days with an elderly cousin, Priscilla Hannah Gurney, cousin to the Earlham Gurneys by both father and mother, her father being Joseph Gurney and her mother Christiana Barclay.
Being left by her father alone for some days with this cousin, the influence of the visit was very powerful on her. She was of the old school; her costume partook of this, and her long retention of the black hood gave much character to her appearance. She had early renounced the world and its fascinations; left Bath, where her mother and sister Christiana Gurney resided; became eventually a minister among Friends; and found a congenial retreat for many years at Colebrook Dale.
Most of the Colebrook Dale Friends were present, and further converse with Priscilla Gurney induced her niece to resolve openly to conform to Quaker customs, though at what precise time she became professedly a Friend we are not told.
She seems as if she thought I was to be a minister of Christ. Can I ever be one? The last year at home. Page 5 The early months of were passed in Norwich, where she engaged in works which she believed to be right and useful.The Sonnets furnish us with no knowledge of Shakespeare's personal affairs, and only a meager basis even for gossip as to some of his experiences with men and women.
Another kind of inquiry has sought to discover in the sonnets not facts or incidents of Shakespeare's life, but indications of his emotional experiences.
"The basis of his [George Fox's] But no one has found the true George Fox when he stops with an analysis of the views which he held.
Almost more remarkable than the truth which he proclaimed was the fervor, the enthusiasm, the glowing passion of the man. physic, and divinity (so called). He showed me that the physicians were out of the.
mon experiences for female slaves during the Middle Passage. Because of the abuse suffered at the hands of captain and crew and the greater free-. Feb 23, · The History Of Slavery And Capitalism The Middle Passage • Introduction: The Middle Passage • Olaudah Equiano describes the horrors of the Middle Passage () • Alexander Falconbridge, a doctor, describes conditions on an English slaver () Part III.
Arrival in the New World. Life at Sea: Middle Passage Page 2 of 2 Name: _____ Date:_____ Questions: 1. According to the words of Olaudah Equiano and referring to at least one supporting primary sources, state 3 conditions aboard the slave ship that would decrease his chances of surviving the journey.
2. Falconbridge because of this attention to detail, failing to recognize that Falconbridge based his account on “interviews he conducted with Richard Philips, a member of the Anti-Slavery Society.”50Although Falconbridge “revealed gross abuses and [the] inhumanity of the Middle Passage,” and his account is surely not entirely exaggerated.