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Beilby Porteus (1731 – 1809)

Anglican reformer and leading abolitionist.
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Beilby Porteus
One murder made a villain,
Millions a hero. Princes were privileged
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
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War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
In sober state,
Through the sequestered vale of rural life,
The venerable patriarch guileless held
The tenor of his way.

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He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.
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Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.
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