S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.
Bishop Samuel Horsley
In the beautiful character of the blessed Jesus there was not a more striking feature than a certain sensibility which disposed him to take part in every ones affliction to which he was a witness, and to be ready to afford it a miraculous relief. He was apt to be particularly touched by instances of domestic distress, in which the suffering arises from those feelings of friendship growing out of natural affection and habitual endearment, which constitute the perfection of man as a social creature, and distinguish the society of the human kind from the instinctive herdings of the lower animals.
The riches of the world, and the gratifications they afford, are too apt, when their evil tendency is not opposed by a principle of religion, to beget that friendship for the world which is enmity to God.
What can the utmost humanity of the master do for the slave? He may feed him well, clothe him well, work him moderately; but, my lords, nothing that the master can do for his slave, short of manumission, can reinstate him in the condition of man. But the Negro Slave in the West Indies!my lords, you may pamper him every day with the choicest viandsyou may lay him to repose at night on beds of rosesbut, with all this, he is not in the condition of man; he is nothing better than a well-kept horse. This is my notion of slavery.
Bishop Samuel Horsley: Speech in the House of Lords.