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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
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A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African American Studies

Floyd Windom Hayes - 2000 - 630 pages
...docks at Liverpool he jumped for joy and thought of the words of the English writer William Cowper: Slaves cannot breathe in England. If their lungs receive our air that moment they were free. They touch our country their shackles fall. (Watkins, 1852, p. 37) Frederick Douglass experienced...
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Africa: Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with ..., Volume 4

Frederic Shoberl - 2001 - 202 pages
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Negro History Bulletin, Volume 13

Carter Godwin Woodson - 1950
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Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

Marcus Wood - 2002 - 467 pages
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - 2003 - 704 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 every vein Of all your empire; that where Britain's power...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 pages
...wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs 40 Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch...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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Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

Moses Roper - 2003 - 64 pages
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Mansfield Park

Jane Austen - 2003 - 418 pages
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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 pages
...ADVENTURES AND ESCAPE OF MOSES ROPER, FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY; WITH A PREFACE BY THE REV. T. PRICE, DD "Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment theyjj They touch our country, andj'"^ That's noble ! and I And jealous of the blesajftg^S^read it...
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - 2004 - 432 pages
...irresistible genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION." The same sentiment is breathed forth in the verse of Cowper: "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 every vein Of all your empire, that where Britain's power...
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