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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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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 328 pages
...alone that gives the flower of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs...are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall."—Cowper. 55 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters of...
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The Cathedral Cities of England - English Cathedrals

Emma Marshall - 2006 - 368 pages
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William Cowper - Poems

William Cowper - 2006 - 448 pages
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 2006 - 732 pages
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The Harem, Slavery and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in ...

Diane Robinson-Dunn - 2006 - 225 pages
...England stood. One quoted the oftrepeated lines Slaves cannot breathe in England: when their lungs reach our air, that moment they are free, they touch our country, and their shackles fall and stated that the poet, if still alive, would have to rewrite those treasured words as Her Majesty's...
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International Law with Materials for Code of International Law

Leone Levi - 2006 - 356 pages
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British India 1600-1828

Hesperides - 2007 - 296 pages
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Collected Works of Lydia Maria Francis Child

Lydia Marie Child - 2007 - 196 pages
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William Wilberforce: A Biography

Stephen Tomkins - 2007 - 238 pages
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Amos Huntingdon

Theodore P. Wilson - 2007 - 300 pages
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