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Thomas Day
 
Date of birth: 22 June 1748
Date of death: 28 September 1789
Country Of Origin: England
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   Thomas Day was born about 1801 in Virginia to a free black mother. To his fortunate birth (black children's legal status being defined by their mothers'), Day added initiative and artistic vision--and a bold determination to carve out a life little constrained by white supremacy.

In 1823, Day moved to North Carolina. Within a decade, he had established himself as one of the state's pre-eminent furniture craftsmen and entrepreneurs. His creative work was widely recognized a .... (More...)
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But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification.

Thomas Day
But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation.

Thomas Day
But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?

Thomas Day
I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.

Thomas Day
In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune, whose name was Merton.

Thomas Day
Let eunuchs and figurants, those respectable guardians of modern discipline, insult the memory of Lycurgus; and fellows of colleges establish their monkish institutions on the ruin of the Lyceum.

Thomas Day
Let the wild inconsistent claims of America prevail, when they shall be unmixed with the clank of chains, and the groans of anguish.

Thomas Day
Let us remember, there is a people, who share the government and name of Britons; among whom the cruelty of Sparta is renewed without its virtue.

Thomas Day
Modern Philosophy, like modern Honor, has chosen her residence in courts and Palaces.

Thomas Day
The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.

Thomas Day
There are certain forms in which vice appears not only monstrous, but ridiculous; the cruelty of Nero is more disgusting than that of Tiberius.

Thomas Day
Tommy Merton, at the time he came from Jamaica, was only six years old. He was naturally a very good-natured boy, but unfortunately had been spoiled by too much indulgence.

Thomas Day
We boast of the gentleness of our manners, and think the rugged virtues of antiquity ill-adapted to the genius of the present times.

Thomas Day
We have no right to luxuries while the poor want bread.

Thomas Day
When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.

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