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Daemon
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We have no right to distress any of God's creatures without a very good reason.

Anna Sewell (1820-1878)
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Daemon wrote:
We have no right to distress any of God's creatures without a very good reason.

Anna Sewell (1820-1878)


Yeah. Though sometimes it is difficult to recognize in your neighbor - God's creature...
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Sewell, Anna
Sewell, Anna (so͞o`əl), 1820–78, English author. Her only work, Black Beauty (1877), the story of a horse, became a children's classic and has gone into many reprints. Her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, 1797–1884, was also a popular writer for children.
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See study by M. J. Baker (1957).
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Context from: Black Beauty

Chapter 46.

Jakes and the Lady

"Is it not better," she said, "to lead a good fashion than to follow a bad one? A great many gentlemen do not use check-reins now; our carriage horses have not worn them for fifteen years, and work with much less fatigue than those who have them; besides," she added in a very serious voice, "we have no right to distress any of God's creatures without a very good reason; we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. But I must not detain you now; I thank you for trying my plan with your good horse, and I am sure you will find it far better than the whip. Good-day," and with another soft pat on my neck she stepped lightly across the path, and I saw her no more.


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Could one be any more idealistic than this, I wonder...
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Boo hoo! Maybe, she wants a better world, I do, too.
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Daemon wrote:
We have no right to distress any of God's creatures without a very good reason.

Anna Sewell (1820-1878)


Both the "very good reason" and the nature of "distress" being left up to our reason?

We have no right to distress any of God's or Nature's creations.


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