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" Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 13
1801
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The African Slave Trade - Part II, Part 2

Thomas Fowell Buxton - 2005 - 324 pages
...bondsmen; " ye be idle, ye be idle," says the master to the slave in all nations and in all ages. " T is liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it, I now proceed to the enumeration of the symptoms which lead me to hope that in due time the African...
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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 314 pages
...Vermont. far as I can tell, is stated in page 98. [Roper's note] "'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are free; They...
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William Etty: The Life and Art

Leonard Robinson - 2007 - 493 pages
...sound of Minster Clock and sight of the Tower. Tis Soberly! [Sobriety?] alone which gives the flower of fleeting life its lustre and perfume and we are weeds without purity of mind and body for ever. The command "Never bind yourself again" suggests a commitment...
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