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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 Poems of William Cowper - Page 183
by William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1786
...abroad .* And they themfclves once ferried o'er the wave, That parts us, arc emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...moment they are free, They touch our country, and their fliackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...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...moment they are free, They touch our country and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefling. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...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...moment they are free, They touch our country and their fhackles fall. That's noble, andbefpeaksa nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1787 - 186 pages
...country and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire. That where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sufe there is need of focial intercourfe, Benevolence...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788
...why abroad? And they themfelves, once ferried o'er the wave That part us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...country and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire : that, where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is need of focial intercourfe, Benevolence...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 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...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their fhackles falL That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefiing. Spread it then,...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795
...abroad ? And they themfclves, once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...moment they are free; They touch our country, and their fhackles fait That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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Medical Extracts: On the Nature of Health, with Practical ..., Volume 4

1797
...ferried o'er the wave that parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in LNGLAND ; if their lungs receive our air, that moment they are free ; — they touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and bcfpcaks a nation proud and jealous of the blefiing. Spread it then,...
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The Medical and Physical Journal: Containing the Earliest ..., Volume 24

Chemistry - 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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