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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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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: Particularly Designed to ...

Richard Green Parker - 1835 - 144 pages
...seem'st* And dreaded as thou art. 754. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free: They touch our country,...Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. 755. Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous, confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ. Dangerous...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation ...

John Pierpont - 1835 - 480 pages
...loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; 16 They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's...Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. LESSON LXXVII. The same Subject.—MONTGOMERY. THE broken heart, which kindness never heals, The home-sick...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 4

William Cowper - 1835
...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,...every vein Of all your empire ; that, where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too." The Task—The Time-piece. But, highly as we appreciate...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1835
...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 Britnin's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too."...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English ...

Charles John Smith - 1890 - 781 pages
...though but reflected, shines ; That place is earth, the seat of man ; that light Hi« day." MILTOK. "Sure there is need of social intercourse. Benevolence,...and mutual aid Between the nations, in a world that seems To toll the death-bell of its awn decease. And by the voice of all its elementa To preach the...
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The Task And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1891
...That parts us, arc emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free, They touch our country...Of all your empire; that where Britain's power . Is foU, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence and peace...
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The Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 pages
...parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs 40 Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country,...Spread it then, And let it circulate through every vein 45 Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems 50 To toll the...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pages
...scented summer air. Cow PER: Chari1y. 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: Task. The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself th' inferior gift of heaven....
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A thousand and one gems of English poetry, selected and arranged by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1897
...THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN ENGLAND. SLAVES cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free. They touch our country...Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too! ANTICIPATION OF THE MILLENIUM. THE groans of Nature In this nether world, Which Heaven has heard for...
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Poems of the Love and Pride of England

Sir Frederick Wedmore - 1897 - 290 pages
...20 The Abolition of Slavery in England SLAVES cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free. They touch our country...Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too ! Written at the request of the opponents of the Slave Trade. 21 On the Loss of the "Royal George"...
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