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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 poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...priz'd above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, then 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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Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through ..., Volume 1

Edward Allen Talbot - 1824
...know is a most righteous shame. You are entirely mistaken, Sir; we have no slaves in Great Britain. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. LAND. Aye, Aye I you mean, you have no negirs in England : We know all that, but we...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...celestial-born ; When the first man became a living soul, His sacred genius thou. Dyer's Ruins of Rome. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...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. Cowper's Task,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824 - 423 pages
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...complete triumph in its native land. L. SLAVE TRADE. " Slavts cannot breathe In England ;~if their laagi 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,...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 220 pages
...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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Hints to Parents ...: No. I[-VI], Issues 1-6

1825
...will not rest satisfied with approving and admiring, but that you will also endeavour to imitate. " We have no slaves at home. Then why abroad? And...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 Scrap-book, Or, A Selection of Interesting and Authentic Anecdotes

1825 - 180 pages
...in claiming as an ancestor, than the man to whom we owe our power of repeating with truth. 121 > " Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free : " They touch our country, and their shackles fall." QUEEN CHARLOTTE. MANY unostentatious acts of humanity and benevolence are related of...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 pages
...priz'd above all price ;. 1 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 ? And they themselves OHCC ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England...
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Hints to Parents: In Two Parts

1825 - 72 pages
...will not rest satisfied with approving and admiring, but that you will also endeavour to imitate. " We have no slaves at home. Then why abroad ? And they themselves, once ferried over the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their...
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