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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. "
The Panoplist, Or, the Christian's Armory - Page 384
1808
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the ..., Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - Abolitionists - 1808
...ferried o'er 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...; 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...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...ferried o'er the ware, That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot hreathe in England i if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...free ; They touch our country, and their shackles faU. That's nohle, and hespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the hlessing. Spread it then, And let...
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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 and holding...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...ferried o'er 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...it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire ; that when Britain's Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is need of...
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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810
...loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; 41 They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's...it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire; that, where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...ferried o'er 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, And let...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...once ferried o'er 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...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. SECTION III. Reflections...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 pages
...ferried o'er 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...it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire; that where Britain's pow'r T~ felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is...
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Memoir of His Own Life

Roger Lamb - Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777 - 1811 - 296 pages
...aggregate ground of our Empire at home. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Kc'ceiv.o our air? that moment they are free; , 'they touch...their shackles fall, That's noble, and bespeaks a natioir proud, Ahd jealous of the blessiug. Spread it then, • And let it circulate through fv'ry...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1811 - 254 pages
...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loofeJ. • Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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