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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 Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 4, Part 2

1808
...England, he became free. To him we owe the exultation of saying, iii the memorable words of Cowper, • *' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs..." They touch our country, and their shackles fall !" * To him,' (says Mr. C.) ' we owe it, that we no longer see our public papers polluted by hateful...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - 213 pages
...than any on record from the days of Demosthenes to the present hour. Cowper says, very beautifully, " Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...They touch our country, and their shackles fall." The celebrated Mr. Curran, in the course of one of his splendid orations, thus expressed himself: ——'...
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the ..., Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - 1808
...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...; They touch our country, and their shackles fall *. That 's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, . And let...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1808
...ferried o'er the ware, That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot hreathe in England i if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...free ; They touch our country, and their shackles faU. That's nohle, and hespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the hlessing. Spread it then, And let...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 1

Enos Bronson - 1809
...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 Receive our air, that moment they ara free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall. Oh ! this is noble !" Solicitous, even to...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

1809
...power of repeating with truth — . " Slaves cannot breathe in England. If dieir lungs Receive oui- air, that moment they are free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall. Oh "this is noble!" Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself, in developing and holding...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 193 pages
...abroad J 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 when Britain's Is...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 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...free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fajl. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let...
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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810
...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 - 212 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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