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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 131
1819
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The Medical and Physical Journal: Containing the Earliest ..., Volume 24

1810
...he (reads the soil of this favoured country } for ever fled from amongst us ? The poet tells us, " Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...They touch our country, and their shackles fall." The peculiar appearance of this woman at once fixes our attention, and suggests a query interesting...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1799 - 356 pages
...why abroad ? And they themtelves 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 bef peaks a nation proud And je:ilous of the blefsing. Spread it then,...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 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...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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...why abroad f And they thcmfelves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, ate emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...our air, that moment they are free; They touch our countryi and their fliackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing....
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The temple of Apollo, being a selection of the best poems, from the most ...

Apollo - 1800
...ferry'd o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. SLAVES cannot breathe in EN GLAND; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment 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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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - 1801 - 231 pages
...the wave That parts us, arc emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their luiis;* 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 Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 12

1801
...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 toucn our country, and their shackles lall. That's noble ' and bespeaks a nation proud • . And jealoui...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1802
...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 pow'r...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave. That parts us, are emancipate and loofed_ Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 288 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 our country, and their shackles fatli That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let...
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