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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 English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ... - Sida 207
efter Lindley Murray - 1815 - 264 sidor
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Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform ...

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall - 2000 - 303 sidor
...slave lands in England; you know what one of our best poets said, that if their lungs but breathed our air, that moment they are free; they touch our country and their shackles fall. But how is it with an Englishman? Why an Englishman, if he goes to the Cape, he can...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - 2003 - 704 sidor
...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...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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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 sidor
...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 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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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 sidor
...ADVENTURES AND ESCAPE OF MOSES ROPER, FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY; WITH A PREFACE BY THE REV. T. PRICE, DD "Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment theyjj They touch our country, andj'"^ That's noble ! and I And jealous of the blesajftg^S^read it...
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The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cindy Weinstein - 2004 - 250 sidor
...why abroad? And they themselves, once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Receive...moment they are free, They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. (lines 39-45)18 Cowper's words here, which...
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - 2004 - 432 sidor
...irresistible genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION." The same sentiment is breathed forth in the verse of Cowper: "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. Spread it then...
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Legal History of the Color Line: The Rise and Triumph of the One-drop Rule

Frank W. Sweet - 2005 - 540 sidor
...of September 2, 2004, the Royal Archivist at Windsor Castle was unable to find any record of it. 131 Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...moment, they are free! They touch our country and their shackles fall. Figure 18. Lord Mansfield To be sure, this was the same period when the idea of "racial"...
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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Adam Hochschild - 2006 - 468 sidor
...Thus ended G. Sharp's long contest with Lord Mansfield." The poet William Cowper hailed the ruling: Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free. But the fine print made the air look not so liberating. Mansfield carefully couched his decision in...
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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 328 sidor
...alone that gives the flower of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall."— Cowper.55 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters...
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The Harem, Slavery and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in ...

Diane Robinson-Dunn - 2006 - 225 sidor
...England stood. One quoted the oftrepeated lines Slaves cannot breathe in England: when their lungs reach our air, that moment they are free, they touch our country, and their shackles fall and stated that the poet, if still alive, would have to rewrite those treasured words...
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