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I wish God speed to all they do," she said of abolitionists in general, "which is calculated to hasten the day of release to the wretched bondman.
There is a broad sense in which this is a matter of theatrical convention, ultimately traceable to classical sources (including Plautus), where messenger-function is often degraded by association with slave or bondman status.
Keigwin claimed that Lincoln pointed the way to the ultimate fulfillment of the Apostle Paul's hope for the Church (Colossians 3:11): "Where there cannot be Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bondman nor freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
when the slave and the prisoner, the bondman and the bond-woman, and the child and the servant, shall be set free for ever, and oppression of body and mind shall be known no more.
45) Several of Massinger's plays (The Bondman, The Double Marriage (with Fletcher), The Fatal Dowry (with Field), The Roman Actor, and The Unnatural Combat) have sources in the Controversiae, (46) and it is suggestive that among his lost works are plays with the titles The Orator and The Tyrant (see Edwards and Gibson, I, XXV).
Riehl well observes that the feudal system, which made the peasant the bondman of his lord, was an immense benefit in a country the greater part of which had still to be colonized, rescued the peasant from vagabondage, and laid the foundation of persistency and endurance in future generations.
In the hard-won ending of The Bondman, for instance, a `reformed traditional hierarchy' is established - real slaves are not triumphant, but `contributions to the commonwealth from whatever initial station' are rewarded.
Mose Smith, a former Louisiana bondman, attested: "When I growed up they give me so many rows of cotton to hoe or pick.
He demonstrates how Caine's attempt to reconcile realism with romance contributed to the enormous popularity of works such as The Bondman, and how this is linked to the advertising and distribution practices of the book's publisher, Cassell.
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
The Bondman (1623), about a slave revolt in the Greek city of Syracuse, is one of Massinger's seven tragicomedies and shows his concern for state affairs.
It is also, perhaps, no small tribute to the scope of Langland's poem that, includiag alle maner of men, its faire felde ful of folke finds place even for the despised Welsh bondman.