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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 Task, and Other Poems - Page 30
by William Cowper - 1831 - 179 pages
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1786
...the wave, That parts us, arc emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that 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
...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 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
...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 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
...the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungt 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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788
...the wave That part us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; 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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs THE TIME-PIECE. 35 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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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...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 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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The Bee: A Selection of Poetry

English poetry - 1796 - 191 pages
...parts us, are emancipate and loos'c.. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Receive the air, that moment they are free, They touch our country, and their fhakles fait That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jc;il:ins of the blefling. Spread it then,...
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Medical Extracts: On the Nature of Health, with Practical ..., Volume 4

1797
...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
...ever fled from amongst us ? The poet tells us, " 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 peculiar appearance of this woman at once fixes our attention, and suggests a query interesting...
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