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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. "
Poems - Page 35
by William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1805 - 254 pages
...their lungs •Receive our air, that mbment they are free ; They touch our country, and their {hackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefllrig. Spread it then, And let it circulate -through ev'ry vein Of all your empire ; that where...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...the wave, 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 their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 4, Part 2

1808
...saying, iii the memorable words of Cowper, • *' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs " Receive our air, that moment they are free ; " They touch our country, and their shackles fall !" * To him,' (says Mr. C.) ' we owe it, that we no longer see our public papers polluted...
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The Panoplist, Or, the Christian's Armory, Volume 3

1808
...Confer emphatically apply to Massachusetts ; " SLAVES cannot breathe in Massachusetts ; 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,...
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the ..., Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - 1808
...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 shackles fall *. That 's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - 213 pages
...the present hour. Cowper says, very beautifully, " 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 celebrated Mr. Curran, in the course of one of his splendid orations, thus expressed...
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The Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an ..., Volume 3

1808
...Co-super emphatically apply to Maiiachiuettt r " SLAVES cannot breathe in Matsachusetts ; if their lunge 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,...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

1809
...power of repeating with truth — . " Slaves cannot breathe in England. If dieir lungs Receive oui- air, that moment they are free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall. Oh ¡"this is noble!" Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself, in developing...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 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 shackles fajl. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 193 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 shackles falL That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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