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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 American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; 16 182 THE AMERICAN [Lesso* They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's...blessing-. Spread it then, And let it circulate through every vein • '• Of all your empire ; that, where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...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...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. Sure there...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...once ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate through every vein Of all your empire ; that, where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too....
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...complete triumph in its native land. L. SLAVE TRADE. " Slavts cannot breathe In England ;~if their laagi Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They...blessing. Spread it, then, And let it circulate through every vein Of 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 of The ...

British poets - 1824
...became a living soul, His sacred genius thou. Dyer's Ruins of Rome. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...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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True happiness found only in the Christian life: letters

Andrew Reid (of London.) - 1824
...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are..., They touch our country, and their shackles fall. COWPEH. Edinburgh, 2ith July, 1323 SLAVERY, horrific name ! torn from kindred and country, forced by...
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Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through ..., Volume 1

Edward Allen Talbot - Canada - 1824
...You are entirely mistaken, Sir; we have no slaves in Great Britain. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. LAND. Aye, Aye I you mean, you have no negirs in England : We know all that, but we also know that...
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Hints to Parents ...: No. I[-VI], Issues 1-6

Education - 1825
...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." There is no feeling...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - Readers - 1825 - 302 pages
...ferried o'er the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. 6. 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. COWPKR. *•...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1825 - 264 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 power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. — COVVTER,...
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