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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 North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 314 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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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology

William L. Andrews - 2006 - 314 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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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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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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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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