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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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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 288 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 fatli That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volym 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 348 sidor
...have no flaves at home — Then why abroad ? And they themfelves, once ferried o'er the wave That pans us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe...bleffing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire; that where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too....
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 sidor
...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...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, And let it...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volym 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 are free ; They touch our country, and their (hackles fall. Oh ! this is iioble ! ' Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself in...
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Poems, Volym 2

William Cowper - 1805
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave, That partc us, are emancipate and loofed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...free; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then, And let it...
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Poems, Volym 2

William Cowper - 1805
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loofed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...free; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then, And let it...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volym 2

William Cowper - 1806
...abroad ? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volym 2

William Cowper - 1806
...why abroad? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - 213 sidor
...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 Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volym 4, Del 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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