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" I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 436
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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A Short and Easie Method with the Deists: Wherein the Certainty of the ...

Charles Leslie - Apologetics - 1723 - 132 pages
...Daniel de Foe, who certainly knew his own Scheme. To be as- free as Nature flrfl made Man, E'er the bate Laws of Servitude began. When wild in Woods the noble Savage ran. This is their wild Notion of an indefendent State of Nature. But the Vanity and Falfehood of this brutal...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...many sentiments either or bulky, and many images either just or splendid :, I am as free as Mature first made man^. • Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild ia woods the noble savapje ran. —Tis 1-. ' . Tis but because the Living death ne'er knew, They fear...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry. These lines have no meaning • but may we not say, in imitation of Cowley on another book, Tis so...man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild ia woods the noble savage ran. — Tis but because the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...; that \*,ftr those beings ttaa are cattle, and Аи use that is man. The is used in both numbers. I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran, Drjdm. Many words are used without articks; as, 1. Proper names, as John, Alexander, Lon~ ginui, Aristarcbus,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...right to give me death? Obeyed as sovereign by thy subjects be, But know, that I alone am king of me. I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. Boab. Since, then. no power above your own you know, Mankind should use you like a common foe ; You...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1810
...of independence and a hatred of control amounting almost to the sublime rant of Almanzor. ' He was as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.' In general society Burns often permitted his determination of vindicating his personal dignity to hurry...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...produced many sentiments either great or bulky, and many images either just or splendid : 1 am as free RS Nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude...in woods the noble savage ran. — 'Tis but because thu living death ne'er knew, They fear to pro\e it as a thing that's new : Let mi. thf experiment before...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8, Issue 1

Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in a tone which would lit some modern agitators, I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained freedom ever existed, except...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8

Walter Scott - Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in ft tone which would fit some modern agitators, I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woodi the noble savage ram But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8

Walter Scott - Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in a tone which would fit some modera agitators, I am as free as nature first made man. Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in wood» the noble savage ran, But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained...
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