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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

William Wilberforce

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The life of William Wilberforce, who died on this day in 1833.
'And who, Carruthers, was William Wilberforce?' 'He was the man who freed the slaves, sir.' Yet the answer to the schoolmaster's question could just as well be that he was the man who called his countrymen to repentance, the leading lay...
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