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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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Classical Economics: January 1819 to January 1820

Donald Rutherford - 1999 - 512 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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Slave Narratives

James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, William Wells Brown, Ellen Craft, Henry Bibb, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Jacob D. Green, William Craft - 2000 - 1035 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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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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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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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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