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" I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. "
The English Reader; Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ... - Page 205
by Lindley Murray - 1839 - 253 pages
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 217 pages
...when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man 1 I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when...
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Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and in Italy

Moyle Sherer - 1825 - 435 pages
...there, we should go home and shudder. " Then what is man ? and what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man ?" Yes! Arabian fiction may have charmed, and cheated, our unthinking youth, and we may still delight...
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The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 9

1825
...family, to inherit his PENURY and his FAME. i H " What man seeing this . ' " And having human feeling, does not blush " And hang his head, to think himself a man?'* MH Cross's numerous inventions form a grand sera ia in the history of the art of weaving, and will...
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American Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 2

1825
...motherless family, to inherit his PEMURT and FAME. ' What man seeing this, And having human feeling, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man ?' " Mr. Cross's numerous inventions form a grand em in the history of the art of weaving, and will...
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Between Mothers and Daughters

Susan Koppelman - 1987 - 293 pages
...fruit of love, to Slavery from the womb." MONTGOMERY. "And what man seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head to think himself a man?" COWPER. On the finely macadamized road which leads from La Prairie to Montreal, a number of low...
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Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid ...

Moira Ferguson - 1993 - 175 pages
...passage from William Cowper's poem, The Task, which was popular with the contemporary reading public: I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation priz'd above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the...
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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

Dorothy Sterling - 1994 - 480 pages
...novels of Scott and Jane Austen that were absorbing her contemporaries. She could quote Thomas Cowper's "I would not have a slave to till my ground/ To carry me, to fan me while I sleep," and "Fleecy locks and black complexion/ Cannot forfeit nature's claim;/ Skins may differ, but affection/Dwells...
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Feminist Interpretations of Mary Wollstonecraft

Maria J. Falco - 2010
...poignant passage from William Cowper's poem, "The Task," popular with the contemporary reading public: I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when 1 wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and...
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Lucretia Mott

Dorothy Sterling - 1999 - 237 pages
...moral. Lucretia's favorite was William Cowper. When, with flashing eyes and ringing voice, she recited: "I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the gold That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No; dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation,...
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African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Century: The Politics of Race and ...

Helena Woodard - 1999 - 180 pages
...Nevertheless, in "The Task" (1785), Cowper argues that individual liberty is sanctioned by nature: "I would not have a slave to till my ground, / To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, / And tremble while I wake, for all the wealth / That sinews bought and sold have ever earned (2: 29-32, 40-44)....
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