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  • Tags: 17th century

Illustration of Puritan men in the process of a trial of a women accused of being a witch.

This famous image was the cover of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan"; it depicts a figurative representation of Hobbes' 'social contract', in which each individual person assents to the rule of a greater monarchy.

A passage from Oroonoko where Oroonoko gives a speech to a group of slaves, trying to inspire them to try to escape.

In this quote, Aphra Behn extolls the innate ability and cognition of the native population of Suriname.

An excerpt from Oronooko on the "simplicity" and impressionability of the natives.

Oronooko is kidnapped by the captain of a slave-trading ship, but the captain manages to dupe Oronooko into thinking it was all a misunderstanding.

"The relation between the human physiognomy and that of the brute creation""Physiognomy is a practice of assessing a person's character or personality from their outer appearance—especially the face."

A depiction of the Old Bailey court with the children of a drunkard being held for robbery under the influence of alcohol.
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