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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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William Cowper - Poems

William Cowper - 2006 - 448 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...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 2006 - 732 páginas
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The Harem, Slavery and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in ...

Diane Robinson-Dunn - 2006 - 225 páginas
...England stood. One quoted the oftrepeated lines Slaves cannot breathe in England: when their lungs reach our air, that moment they are free, they touch our country, and their shackles fall and stated that the poet, if still alive, would have to rewrite those treasured words as Her Majesty's...
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The Cathedral Cities of England - English Cathedrals

Emma Marshall - 2006 - 368 páginas
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Shadow of Death: Literature, Romanticism and the Subject of Punishment

Mark Canuel - 2007 - 206 páginas
...laws" (12). Rather than withdrawing British power from Africa, he urges readers of The Task (1785) to "Spread 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" (2.44-47). What becomes perfectly clear, moreover,...
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Collected Works of Lydia Maria Francis Child

Lydia Marie Child - 2007 - 196 páginas
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British India 1600-1828

Hesperides - 2007 - 296 páginas
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Amos Huntingdon

Theodore P. Wilson - 2007 - 300 páginas
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - 2008 - 408 páginas
...iteceive our air, thit moment they art free \ They touch our country, and their shackles fait. That '& noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of...blessing* Spread it then, And let it circulate through every vein Of all your empire* That where Britain*! power Is felt} mankind may feel her mercy too....
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