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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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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

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

Cindy Weinstein - 2004 - 250 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...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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The History Of The Rise, Progress And Accomplishment Of The Abolition Of The ...

Thomas Clarkson - 2004 - 528 páginas
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Narrative of the Life of James Watkins

James Watkins - 2004 - 48 páginas
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Native Life In South Africa Before And Since The European War And The Boer ...

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje - 2004 - 240 páginas
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Legal History of the Color Line: The Rise and Triumph of the One-drop Rule

Frank W. Sweet - 2005 - 540 páginas
...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 are 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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An Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

John Winton - 2005 - 232 páginas
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England My England: A Treasury of All Things English

Gerry Hanson - 2005 - 240 páginas
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Slavery, Colonialism, and Connoisseurship: Gender and Eighteenth-century ...

Nandini Bhattacharya - 2006 - 201 páginas
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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 328 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.55 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters of recommendation...
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