10.0909 author?

Willard McCarty (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:15:57 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 909.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 09:22:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: source for quotation?

On behalf of a friend not subscribed to Humanist, I'm forwarding this query:
please reply to me.

>The following was written by Peter Hairston at the beginning of his
>1845 travel diary, in which he describes his clashes with the British
>over the issue of slavery. I need to identify the author (and work)
>to which Hairston is referring. Do you recognize the "old English
>Author" he cites?
>"Many gentlemen, says an old English Author, coming to their lands
>sooner than their wits, adventure themselves to see the fashion of other
>countries; hence they see the world as Adam had knowledge of good and
>evil, with the loss and lessening of their estate in this English
>paradise; and bring home a few smattering terms, flattering garbs, apish
>carriages, foppish fancies, foolish guises and disguises, the vanities
>of mightier nations."


John Unsworth