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Thrice Through the Furnace: A Tale of the Times of the Iron Hoof (Classic Reprint)

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Thrice Through the Furnace: A Tale of the Times of the Iron Hoof (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Thrice Through the Furnace: A Tale of the Times of the Iron HoofThe little work, now presented to the public was writ ten the Autumn after the passage of the Fugitive Slave law. It was written in haste, and in the interval of an other employment. It was put into the hands of a friend for publication at that time. Circumstances over which the Author had no control, prevented its immediate pub lication. I refer any one who desires to know the facts in thehor had no control, prevented its immediate pub lication. I refer any one who desires to know the facts in the case to Mr. John H. Willard, of Pawtucket. It was written as a testimony against the Fugitive Slave Law. I wished that my feelings, concerning that law, should reach the ears of the people. I know that we over come by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. I considered the mode here adopted,the sur est method of access to the people. It was not till I had decided to publish it that I met with that wonderful book, Uncle Tom's Cabin. T hus while my little bark lay hin dered in port, God had launched forth a noble vessel on the chafed waters of the public mind. If any one thinks I have exaggerated the cruelties of slavery, let them read Theodore vveld's Testimony of a thousand ix itnesses and see how the dreadful truth exceeds anything my pen has here portrayed! The characters are in their main, delineations from the life. The charity, the loveliness, the piety of Marian, are not Ideal - Sybil's character is drawn from one I know; and who, acquainted with Anti Slavery life, has not seen Gilbert among the Fugitives? The character of the warrior clergyman, I am sorry to say, is also not altogether imaginary, but while the Chris tian ministry numbers such men as the martyrs, Torrey and Lovejoy, and he who now lies in a southern prison.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more