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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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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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The Culture of English Antislavery, 1780-1860

David Turley - 1991 - 284 sidor
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Angela Partington - 1992 - 1061 sidor
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The Andrew Carnegie Reader

Andrew Carnegie - 1992 - 325 sidor
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Subject to Others: British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

Moira Ferguson - 1992 - 465 sidor
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Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference

Suzanne Miale Miller, Suzanne M. Miller, Barbara McCaskill - 1993 - 300 sidor
...Americans' own hypocrisy. "Slaves cannot breathe in England," William Cowper had rejoiced in 1785, "if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free! / They touch our country, and their shackles fall" (Task, 1836-1837, Book II, line 40). By act of Parliament and official decree, England...
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Simisola (v.o.)

Ruth Rendell - 1994 - 323 sidor
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Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood

1997 - 378 sidor
...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 Receive...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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Civilization and Black Progress: Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on ...

Alexander Crummell, Southern Texts Society - 1995 - 265 sidor
...after them. / The good is oft interred with their 1 o bones." Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 3.2.81-82. 5. "Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs...they are free; / They touch our country, and their shackles fall." William Cowper, The Task 2.40-42. 6. "The fair humanities of old religion." Samuel...
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The Educational Works: Abridgement of Murray's English grammar

Lindley Murray - 1996 - 228 sidor
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