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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. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate... "
The complete poetical works of William Cowper, with life and critical notice ... - Page 126
by William Cowper - 1855
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...in its native land. L. SLAVE TRADE. " Slavts cannot breathe In England ;~if their laagi Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country,...vein Of all your empire, that where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too." COWPKR. THERE was a time when slavery was the common...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...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,...blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Ot all your empire ; that, where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too....
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...sacred genius thou. Dyer's Ruins of Rome. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free, They touch our country...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 Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...circulate through every vein Of all your empire; that, where "Britain's power Is felt, mankind may fed her mercy too. Sure there is need of social intercourse....and mutual aid, Between the nations in a world that seems To toll the death-bell of its own decease And by the voice of all its elements To preach the...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 220 pages
...That parts us are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country,...and mutual aid Between the nations in a world, that seems To toll the death-bell of its own decease, And by the voice of all its elements To preach the...
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Hints to Parents: In Two Parts

1825 - 72 pages
...free ; They touch our Country, and their shackles fall. * Life of Granville Sharp, by Prince Hoar. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous...Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too." There is no feeling of the heart that is more acceptable to God, than an ardent love to all mankind,...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1825 - 302 pages
...parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. 6. Slaves cannot breathe in .England : if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country,...blessing. 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....
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 pages
...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,...blessing;. 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....
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Hints to Parents ...: No. I[-VI], Issues 1-6

1825
...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,...blessing. 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."...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch oar country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and...and mutual aid, Between the nations in a world, that seems To toll the deathbell of its own decease, And by the voice of all its elements To preach the...
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