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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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Slave Narratives

James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, William Wells Brown, Henry Bibb, Ellen Craft, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ann Jacobs, William Craft, Jacob D. Green - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 1035 pages
...FREEDOM; OR, THE ESCAPE OF WILLIAM AND ELLEN CRAFT FROM SLAVERY. "Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. " COWPER. LONDON: WILLIAM TWEEDIE, 337, STRAND. i860. Ellen Craft, the fugitive slave. PREFACE. HAVING...
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Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform ...

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall - History - 2000 - 303 pages
...slave lands in England; you know what one of our best poets said, that if their lungs but breathed our air, that moment they are free; they touch our country and their shackles fall. But how is it with an Englishman? Why an Englishman, if he goes to the Cape, he can vote; if he goes...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - History - 2003 - 704 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...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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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 pages
...wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs 40 Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch...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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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 279 pages
...fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are...free; They touch our country and their shackles fall." — Cowper.16 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters of recommendation...
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - Political Science - 2004 - 432 pages
...EMANCIPATION." The same sentiment is breathed forth in the verse of Cowper: "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 Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cindy Weinstein - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 250 pages
...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...shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. (lines 39-45)18 Cowper's words here, which celebrate the British love for freedom and the proud nobility...
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Legal History of the Color Line: The Rise and Triumph of the One-drop Rule

Frank W. Sweet - History - 2005 - 540 pages
...Archivist at Windsor Castle was unable to find any record of it. 131 Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment, they...free! They touch our country and their shackles fall. Figure 18. Lord Mansfield To be sure, this was the same period when the idea of "racial" African inferiority...
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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - Literary Collections - 2006 - 328 pages
...fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are...They touch our country, and their shackles fall."— Cowper.55 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters of recommendation...
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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - Literary Collections - 2006 - 328 pages
...fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall."—Cowper. 55 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters of...
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