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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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Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America: During ...

John Davis - United States - 1803 - 454 pages
...with a glow of enthusiasm the force qf the poet's exclamation : " Slaves cannot breathe in England ! They touch our country, and their shackles fall; That's...noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of their rights." * Vide Notes on Jlrginia. 6 2 It is, indeed, grating to an Englishman to mingle with...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
...once ferried o'er the wave That pans 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 fhackles fall. That's noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 12

1808
...than the man to whom we owe our power of repeating with truth — ' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their (hackles fall. Oh ! this is iioble ! ' Solicitous, even to anxiety, as our author shows himself in...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 pages
...ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loofed. 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 is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefling. Spread it then,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...ferried over the wave, That partc us, are emancipate and loofed. 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 is noble, and befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...ferried over 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. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...ferried over the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs .Receive our air, that moment they...free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
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The Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an association of ...

1808
...Co-super emphatically apply to Maiiachiuettt r " SLAVES cannot breathe in Matsachusetts ; if their lunge Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They...circulate through ev'ry vein Of our republic : That where Columbia1! рои'г Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too !" TO CORRESPONDENTS. ' ALFHA, XENOS,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 4, Part 2

1808
...exultation of saying, iii the memorable words of Cowper, • *' Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs " Receive our air, that moment they..." They touch our country, and their shackles fall !" * To him,' (says Mr. C.) ' we owe it, that we no longer see our public papers polluted by hateful...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - Books and reading - 1808 - 213 pages
...Demosthenes to the present hour. Cowper says, very beautifully, " Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are...They touch our country, and their shackles fall." The celebrated Mr. Curran, in the course of one of his splendid orations, thus expressed himself: ——'...
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