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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 Quarterly Review - Page 117
edited by - 1819
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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810 - 502 pages
...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; 41 They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - 1811 - 228 pages
...why aboad ? 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...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire; that where Britain's pow'r...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1811 - 428 pages
...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...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire, that where Britain's power...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1811 - 286 pages
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loofeJ. • Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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Memoir of His Own Life

Roger Lamb - 1811 - 314 pages
...aggregate ground of our Empire at home. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Kc'ceiv.o our air? that moment they are free; , 'they touch...their shackles fall, That's noble, and bespeaks a natioir proud, Ahd jealous of the blessiug. Spread it then, • And let it circulate through fv'ry...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 378 pages
...That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs R-ceive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our...shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud .> Aud jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1815
...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...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire ; that, where Britain's...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 276 pages
...the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their longs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire : that where Britain's pow'r...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 274 pages
...why abroad? And they themfelves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 326 pages
...abroad ?, And (hey themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs...shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation prood And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through every vein Of oil your...
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