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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. "
English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry - Página 251
por Lindley Murray - 1827
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Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference

Suzanne Miale Miller, Suzanne M. Miller, Barbara McCaskill - 1993 - 300 páginas
...hypocrisy. "Slaves cannot breathe in England," William Cowper had rejoiced in 1785, "if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free! / They touch our country, and their shackles fall" (Task, 1836-1837, Book II, line 40). By act of Parliament and official decree, England had emancipated...
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Literacy Across Languages and Cultures

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramirez - 1994 - 346 páginas
...Cowper's "Time-Piece," the second book of his Task: Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. (Lines 40-43) I have read these same lines in The Liberator, the point guard of the abolitionist press,...
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Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood

1997 - 378 páginas
...the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England. If their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are 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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Simisola (v.o.)

Ruth Rendell - 1994 - 323 páginas
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Civilization and Black Progress: Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on ...

Alexander Crummell, Southern Texts Society - 1995 - 265 páginas
...bones." Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 3.2.81-82. 5. "Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free; / They touch our country, and their shackles fall." William Cowper, The Task 2.40-42. 6. "The fair humanities of old religion." Samuel Taylor Coleridge,...
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The Educational Works: Abridgement of Murray's English grammar

Lindley Murray - 1996 - 228 páginas
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Slave Girls

Wensley Clarkson - 1996 - 288 páginas
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The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature

Juda Bennett - 1996 - 142 páginas
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Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Critical Reader

Karen L. Kilcup - 1998 - 272 páginas
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Classical Economics: January 1819 to January 1820, Volumen1

Donald Rutherford - 1996 - 1986 páginas
...subject: — it might have occurred to him that — 'Slaves cannot breathe in England: — if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free! They touch...bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing.' Of this, however, Mr. Fearon knows nothing — he found it not in the enlightened pages of the Examiner...
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