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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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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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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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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1825 - 302 pages
...the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home—then why abroad 1 And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. 6. Slaves cannot breathe in .England : if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...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?...Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch oar country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the...
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