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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 American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - 1823 - 480 pages
...why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; 16 182 THE AMERICAN [Lesso* They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...why abroad t And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. 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...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...celestial-born ; When the first man became a living soul, His sacred genius thou. Dyer's Ruins of Rome. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Cowper's Task, b. 2. Liberty, like day, Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from heav'n Fires all the...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...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 Ot all your empire ; that, where Britain's...
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...complete triumph in its native land. L. SLAVE TRADE. " Slavts cannot breathe In England ;~if their laagi 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 every vein Of all your empire, — that where Britain's...
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Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through ..., Volume 2

Edward Allen Talbot - 1824
...know is a most righteous shame. You are entirely mistaken, Sir; we have no slaves in Great Britain. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. LAND. Aye, Aye I you mean, you have no negirs in England : We know all that, but we also know that...
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True happiness found only in the Christian life: letters

Andrew Reid (of London.) - 1824
...abroad ? And they themselves, once ferried o'er 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. COWPEH. Edinburgh, 2ith July, 1323 SLAVERY, horrific name ! torn from kindred and country, forced by...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 pages
...why abroad ? And they themselves OHCC 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 power...
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Hints to Parents ...: No. I[-VI], Issues 1-6

1825
...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 power...
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The Scrap-book, Or, A Selection of Interesting and Authentic Anecdotes

1825 - 180 pages
...in claiming as an ancestor, than the man to whom we owe our power of repeating with truth. 121 > " Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...They touch our country, and their shackles fall." QUEEN CHARLOTTE. MANY unostentatious acts of humanity and benevolence are related of her late Majesty,...
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