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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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 12

1808
...pride in claiming as an ancestor, than the man to whom we owe our power of repeating with truth — ' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...they are free ; They touch our country, and their (hackles fall. Oh ! this is iioble ! ' Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself in...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 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 Receive...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefling. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 pages
...why abroad ? And they themfelves, once ferried o'er the wave That pans 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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Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America: During ...

John Davis - 1803 - 454 pages
...with a glow of enthusiasm the force qf the poet's exclamation : " Slaves cannot breathe in England ! They touch our country, and their shackles fall; That's...noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of their rights." * Vide Notes on Jlrginia. 6 2 It is, indeed, grating to an Englishman to mingle with...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave, That partc us, are emancipate and loofed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...moment 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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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1805 - 254 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 •Receive our air, that mbment they are free ; They touch our country, and their {hackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...abroad ? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...why abroad? And they themselves once ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
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The Panoplist, Or, the Christian's Armory, Volume 3

1808
...following lines of Confer emphatically apply to Massachusetts ; " SLAVES cannot breathe in Massachusetts ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it, then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of our republic : That where Columbia's pow'r...
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The Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an ..., Volume 3

1808
...Co-super emphatically apply to Maiiachiuettt r " SLAVES cannot breathe in Matsachusetts ; if their lunge 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 our republic : That where Columbia1! рои'г...
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