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" Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. "
The Defender - Page 257
1855
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The Baptist Magazine, Volume 11

1819
...whatever are the defects of our Constitution in principle or in practice, thanks be to God — • Slaves cannot breathe in England — if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall ; That's noble— and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing." What are...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...themselves once ferried o'er the waves That part us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breath in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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The baptist Magazine

1819
...And whatever are tlie defects of our Constitution in principle or in practice, thanks bo to God — ' Slaves cannot breathe in England — if their lungs...Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They roucli our country, aim their shackle^ full ;• That's noble — and bespeaks a nation pioud And jealous...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...-,..-.- .— I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, thut fasten them on him. \Ve have no slaves at home — then why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the waves That part us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breath in England ; if their lungs Receive...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1820 - 480 pages
...priaed above nll price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — then why abroad...the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Staves caunot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They...
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Figures of Elocution exemplified; or, Directions for reading and reciting ...

Charles RICHSON - 1820 - 76 pages
...prized above all price ; 72 I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — then why abroad?...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...prized above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — then why abroad...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble ! and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 pages
...priz'd above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — Then why abroad...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 pages
...priz'd above all price ; I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home ; then why abroad...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and l<> is'd. Slaves cannot Ijreathe in England : if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 263 pages
...price ; I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, thpn fasten fhem on him. We hare no slaves at home — then why abroad ? And they themselves...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. • Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they ;ire...
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