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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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1817
...slave, And wear the honds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home. — Then why ahroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves caunot hreathe in England ; if their lungs Receive oar air, that moment they are free ; They touch...
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The Art of Reading: Containing a Number of Useful Rules, Exemplified by a ...

Daniel Staniford - 1817 - 240 pages
...prized above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fas.en them on him We have no slaves at home — then why abroad And they, themselves, once ferry do er the wa$e That parts us, are emancipate and loos d. " New England h*3 iw slaves, Jrier fit,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1817 - 288 pages
...priz'rt ahovi all price; I had much rather be m} self the slave, And wear the honds, then fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home ; then why abroad'?' And they themselves, one* ferried o'er the wav$ That parts us, are emancipate and loos*d. Slaves cannot breathe in England;...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1817
...as, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves caunot hreathe in England; if their lungs THE TIME-PIECE. f7 Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is nohle, and hespeaks a nation proad And jealous of the hlessing. Spread it Ihen,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 420 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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Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - 1819
...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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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 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 Itos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 21

1819
...disadvantage, with that of the United States on this subject: — it might have occurred to him that — ' 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.' Of this, however,...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1819
...disadvantage, with that of the United States on this subject: — it might have occurred to him that— ' 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.' Of this, however,...
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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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