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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. "
Poems, - Página 39
por William Cowper - 1803 - 363 páginas
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The Christian's sketch book

Jabez Burns - 1829 - 352 páginas
...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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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 304 páginas
...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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A Treatise on the Capability of Our Eastern Possessions to Produce Those ...

John Jackson (of Hull.) - 1829 - 37 páginas
...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 páginas
...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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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery: As Applied to Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1830 - 404 páginas
...abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave 35 That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud 40 And jealous of the blessing. Spread it...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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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The Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 5

1834
...the first beams of whose sun melt his servile bonds ; and whose boast and glory it is to say, that ' Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive...they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall ;' — . Owing my earliest impressions to such a land, I can have no fellowship with...
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Abolition of the African Slave-trade: By the British Parliament, Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - 1830
...why abroad ? And they themselves once 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 ; They loach our country. and their shackles fall.* That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous...
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Illinois Law Review, Volume 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 páginas
...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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