Harriet Martineau, on meeting Garrison

“Harriet Martineau, famous British author, who met Garrison in 1835, declared:  His aspect put to flight in an instant what prejudices his slanderers had raised in me.  I was wholly taken by surprise.  It was a countenance glowing with health and wholly expressive of purity, animation and gentleness”   (Robert V. Remini, in Portrait of America, Stephen Oates)

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