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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 Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1819
...subject: — it might have occurred to him that— ' 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.' Of this, however,...
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The Baptist Magazine, Volume 11

1819
...principle or in practice, thanks be to God — • 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." What are...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...the waves That part us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breath 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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The Quarterly review, Volume 21

1819
...subject: — it might have occurred to him that — ' 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.' Of this, however,...
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Figures of elocution exemplified; or, Directions for reading and reciting ...

Charles Richson - 1820
...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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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 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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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 pages
...wave That parts us, are emancipate and l<> is'd. Slaves cannot Ijreathe 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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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...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's noble ! and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 36

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822
...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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The British poets, including translations, Volume 80

British poets - 1822
...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's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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