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" I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. "
Poems - Page 36
by William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees infticted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing this, And having...to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have ever earn'd. No...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1786
...human feelings, does not bhifli And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? 1 would not have a (lave to till my ground| To carry me, to fan me while I lleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and ibid have ever earn'!....
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1787 - 186 pages
...his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing this, And having...to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth . That fmews bought and fold have ever earn'd. .....
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...exacts his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees infli&ed on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing this, And having...And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? I would aot have a flave to till my ground, . To carry me, to fan me while I.fleep, And tremble when I wake,...
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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species: Particularly the ...

Thomas Clarkson - Blacks - 1787 - 134 pages
...Your Lordfhip's much obliged, and obedient fervant, Extraft from Cowper's Poem, called, THE TASK. f " I would not have a flave to till my ground, " To carry me, to fan rne while I fleep, " And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth " That finews bought and fold have...
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Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive, in Prose and Verse

American literature - 1787 - 198 pages
...the billows raging ftrife, Aid the kind breaft, and waft Ms boat to land." I WOULD not have a Slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while i fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have ever earn'd. No...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing this, And having...would not have a flave to till my ground, To carry me, or fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...his fweat With ftripes, that mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man, feeing this, And...not blufh, And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? 1 would not have a Have to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795
...when flic fees inflicted on a beafh Then what is man ? And what man, feeing this, : And having hitman feelings, does not blufh, And hang his head, to think...to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have ever earn'd. No:...
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An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of ..., Volume 3

William Winterbotham - America - 1795
...thoufand dollars. Vote him a triumph, crowa him with laurels, and let the millions liften while he fings " I would not have a flave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finevvs bought and fold have ever earn'd. No...
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