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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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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 sidor
...why abroad? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and lops'd. 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. Spread it then,...
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The Poetical Melange

1828
...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...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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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1828 - 404 sidor
...Of all your empire ; that, where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Cotope'\ Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our county, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud 71. Irruption of Hyder AIL...
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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 304 sidor
...abroad ? 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...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud CHAPTER JV. SECTION 1. ; The. morning in summer....
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The Christian's sketch book

Jabez Burns - 1829 - 352 sidor
...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...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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A Treatise on the Capability of Our Eastern Possessions to Produce Those ...

John Jackson (of Hull.) - 1829 - 37 sidor
...had much rather be myself a slave, And wear the bonds that fasten them on him. Slaves cannot breath in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that...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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Moral and Sacred Poetry

Thomas Willcocks - 1829 - 296 sidor
...they themselves once ferried o'er tk* wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves caunot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are frei; ; They touch oar country, and their shackle; fall. That's noble ! and bespeaks a nation proud...
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Illinois Law Review, Volym 18

1924
...(955-6)]. THE SLAVE IN ENGLAND. — It was no idle boast of William Cowper's — "Slaves cannot live in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free — but that was in 1783, more than a decade after Lord Mansfield had said in the case of the Negro,...
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The Negro in American History: Men and Women Eminent in the Evolution of the ...

John Wesley Cromwell - 1914 - 284 sidor
...no such law. This decision inspired Cowper's lines: Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lunga Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. "The Story of the Slave," see, also, "Slavery and Anti-Slavery," William Goodell, for...
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From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980

Michel Fabre - 1993 - 358 sidor
...represents an early, important, and for a time the only, cultural link between American Negroes and France. Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive...moment they are free, They touch our country, and their shackles fall. Cowper's lines epitomized England's aspiration to be the champion of abolitionism. In...
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