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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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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
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Romanticism: An Anthology: with CD-ROM, Second Edition

Duncan Wu, David S. Miall - 2000 - 1121 páginas
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Slave Narratives (LOA #114): Ukawsaw Gronniosaw / Olaudah Equiano / Nat ...

William L. Andrews, Henry Louis Gates - 2000 - 992 páginas
...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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Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Suvir Kaul, Professor Suvir Kaul - 2000 - 337 páginas
...reshape it into a more humane and justifiable enterprise. "Spread [freedom] then," the poet writes, 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. (2.44-47) The new, British Empire, post-dating the slave trade,...
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Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform ...

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall - 2000 - 303 páginas
...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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Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

Marcus Wood - 2002 - 467 páginas
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 páginas
...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...ev'ry vein Of all your empire; that where Britain's pow'r Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence,...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - 2003 - 704 páginas
...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 free; They touch...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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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 páginas
...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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Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

Moses Roper - 2003 - 64 páginas
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