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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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 12

1808
...pride in claiming as an ancestor, than the man to whom we owe our power of repeating with truth — ' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...; They touch our country, and their (hackles fall. Oh ! this is iioble ! ' Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself in developing and...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 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 Receive...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefling. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
...why abroad ? And they themfelves, once ferried o'er the wave That pans 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 befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1805 - 254 pages
...why abroad ? And they themfelves once 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 mbment they are free ; They touch our country, and their {hackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...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 ? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...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? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 4, Part 2

1808
...England, he became free. To him we owe the exultation of saying, iii the memorable words of Cowper, • *' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; " They touch our country, and their shackles fall !" * To him,' (says Mr. C.) ' we owe it, that we no longer see our public papers polluted...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - 213 pages
...than any on record from the days of Demosthenes to the present hour. Cowper says, very beautifully, " Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall." The celebrated Mr. Curran, in the course of one of his splendid orations, thus expressed...
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The Panoplist, Or, the Christian's Armory, Volume 3

1808
...following lines of Confer emphatically apply to Massachusetts ; " SLAVES cannot breathe in Massachusetts ; 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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1808
...ferried o'er the ware, That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot hreathe in England i if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles faU. That's nohle, and hespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the hlessing. Spread it then,...
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