Frederick was indignant. Scornfully he rejected the proposal, saying, 鈥淪uch a paltry sum might with propriety, perhaps, be offered to a petty duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, but it is not suitable to make such a proposition to the King of Prussia.鈥? CHAPTER VIII. DEVELOPMENTS OF CHARACTER. He continued the kindness of Catherine II. to Doyen, who was now very old, and lived prosperous and happy, and, as Mme. Le Brun said, if her father鈥檚 old friend was satisfied with his lot at St. Petersburg, she was not less so. Again: it is wonderful how the credulity of the North is subjected to imposition in regard to the kind treatment of slaves. For myself, I can clear up the apparent contradictions found in writers who have resided at or visited the South. The 鈥渕ajority of slave-holders,鈥?say some, 鈥渢reat their slaves with kindness.鈥?Now, this may be true in certain states and districts setting aside all questions of treatment except such as refer to the body. And yet, while the 鈥渕ajority of slave-holders鈥?in a certain section may be kind, the majority of slaves in that section will be treated with cruelty. This is the truth in many such cases, that while there may be thirty men who may have but one slave apiece, and that a house-servant, a single man in their neighborhood may have a hundred slaves,鈥攁ll field-hands, half-fed, worked excessively, and whipped most cruelly. This is what I have often seen. To give a case, to show the awful influence of slavery upon the master, I will mention a Presbyterian elder, who was esteemed one of the best men in the region,鈥攁 very kind master. I was called to his death-bed to write his will. He had what was considered a favorite house-servant, a female. After all other things were disposed of, the elder paused, as if in doubt what to do with 鈥淪u.鈥?I entertained pleasing expectations of hearing the word 鈥渓iberty鈥?fall from his lips; but who can tell my surprise when I heard the master exclaim, 鈥淲hat shall be done with Su? I am afraid she will never be under a master severe enough for her.鈥?Shall I say that both the dying elder and his 鈥淪u鈥?were members of the same church, the latter statedly receiving the emblems of a Saviour鈥檚 dying love from the former! 色妹妹成人电影-快播电影-伦理电影天堂网 The patience of the Duchess of Orl茅ans, which had for many years been so extraordinary, and her blindness, which had been the wonder of everybody, had for more than a year been worn out, and now had come to a decided conclusion.