from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a brute; the condition of being brute or brutish in nature or habits.
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If science be right -- and by _mere evidence_ its contention is plausible -- then original sin is a figment and natural man is a glorious triumph over brutehood, not only requiring no saviour -- since he is under no curse of God -- but having every reason to believe that the divine favour has ever attended him in his upward trend.
Man, meant for manhood, self-reduced to brutehood, -- that is drunkenness.
For the brute from its brutehood looks up thus and eyes life --
Page 400 it with brutehood; or, at best, deals with all similes of freedom as treason against the "peculiar institution."
That day, in the woods, I would have exchanged my manhood for the brutehood of an ox.