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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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Memoir of His Own Life

Roger Lamb - 1811 - 296 pages
...aggregate ground of our Empire at home. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Kc'ceiv.o our air? that moment they are free; , 'they touch our country and their shackles fall, That's noble, and bespeaks a natioir proud, Ahd jealous of the blessiug. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1812
...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 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 - 1812 - 356 pages
...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 o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs R-ceive our air, that moment they are free...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1814 - 480 pages
...pria'd above all price, I had mnch rather be myself the slave,, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home- then why abroad...they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts ns, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves caunot breathe in England , if their lnngs Receive onr air, that...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1815
...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 - 1815 - 262 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 longs 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 - 1815 - 264 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...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 - 1816 - 254 pages
...DESCRIPTIVE PIECES. 205 I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, that fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home ; then why abroad ?, And (hey themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1817 - 188 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 rhapsodist; or, Mes souvenirs, an epistle [in verse].

Richard Esmond Comerford - 1817 - 99 pages
...western field ; * Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instaotis Tyranni Monte quatit solida. -]- Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...moment they are free, They touch our Country, and their shackles fall. £ " And this spirit of liberty is so deeply implanted in our Constitution, and rooted...
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