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Our Civil Rights
406                       CHURCH REVIEW.

children feel forlorn, but that mother has her being and watches
every falling tear.
  She may be seen in the elegant work she has left behind her;
seen in the cypress-vine, trained upon the trellis-screen; seen in
the running woodbine, clustered over the lintel of her door; seen
in the grassy-fringed parterres, loaded with tulips and cowslips,
pinks and verbenas, violets and fragrant roses; seen in the artistic
form of the uplifted terrace, adorned with urns and statues; and
in the velvety beauty of the extended esplanade, bedecked with
mallow plants and smiling daisies.

                Wife, it is but an angel that's like thee 
                Mother, who thy substitute can be?

  When woman is considered in her home-life alone, she is per-
ceived to be so exalted that no outside position can raise her any
higher. She is worthy of all that is ascribed unto her.
  Her stately form and virgin brow, her silvery tongue and
graceful air, her constitution, framed for good, made her the
shining symbol for the time when "there appeared a great won-
der in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon
under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."

                    OUR CIVIL RIGHTS.
                     BY FRANK J. WEBB, JR.

      The surest way to prevent seditions is to take away the matter of
        them; for if there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell from whence
        the spark hall come that shall set it on fire.--Lord Bacon.

  SEATED almost under the shadow of our nation's capitol, with
Howard University at arm's length, and  Charles Sumner's
picture over my desk, my mind naturally reverts to my race in
the far distant Southland, where my kindred and my all find home
and shelter, and inwhich I expect to live and die. With those
thoughts in my mind it is but natural that my subject is as
 One can scarcely comprehend how our civil rights are abridged
and denied till he has dwelt even for a day in the free balmy air
of Indiana, or among the freedom-loving patriots of Ohio.  Here
we have no separate coaches, or separate theater seats; the hotels
are free from colorphobia; a man can sit in the finest hotel in
America and order what he likes, although his skin be as black
as the ink that prints this page; and in public places it is as much
as a franchise is worth to make distinction.  And yet thirty


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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, [Vol.08, Num. 4]

Our Civil Rights


Volume:  08
Issue Number:  04
Page Number:  406
Date:  04/1892


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