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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 265
1855
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1799 - 356 pages
...why abroad ? And they themtelves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and bef peaks a nation proud And je:ilous of the blefsing. Spread it then,...
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The Medical and Physical Journal: Containing the Earliest ..., Volume 24

1810
...he (reads the soil of this favoured country } for ever fled from amongst us ? The poet tells us, " Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; " They touch our country, and their shackles fall." The peculiar appearance of this woman at once fixes our attention, and suggests a query...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...why abroad f And they thcmfelves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, ate emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...our air, that moment they are free; They touch our countryi and their fliackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing....
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The temple of Apollo, being a selection of the best poems, from the most ...

Apollo - 1800
...ppiz'd above all price, I had much rather be myfelf the SLAVE, And wear the bonds, than faften them on him. We have no SLAVES at home then why abroad ? And they themfelves once ferry'd o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. SLAVES cannot breathe...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 12

1801
...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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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - 1801 - 231 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?...themselves, once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, arc emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their luiis;* Receive our air, that...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 288 pages
...priz'd above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, 35 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 40 Receive our air, that moment they are...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1802
...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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Poems

William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave. That parts us, are emancipate and loofed_ Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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