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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. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate... "
Poems - Page 37
by William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blefling. Spread it then, And let it circulate through ev'ry vein Of all your empire. That where Britain's power...and mutual aid Between the nations, in a world that fecms Xo toll the death-bell of its own deceafe, And by the voice of all its elements To preach the...
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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
...befpeaks a nation proud And jealous of the bleffing. Spread it then, 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. Sufe there is need of focial intercourfe, Benevolence and peace and mutual aid Between the nations,...
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The Bee: A Selection of Poetry

English poetry - 1796 - 191 pages
...befpeaks a nation proud And jc;il:ins of the blefling. Spread it then, And let it cireulate through ev'ry vein, Of all your empire. That where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her merey too. A NIGHT PIECE, BY P4RNEL. BY the blue taper's trembling light No mote I wafte the wakeful...
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Medical Extracts: On the Nature of Health, with Practical ..., Volume 4

1797
...bcfpcaks a nation proud and jealous of the blefiing. Spread it then, and let it circulate through cv'ry vein of all your empire, that where BRITAIN'S power is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. COWPER. O Liberty, thou goddefs heav'nly bright, profufe of blifs, and pregnant with delight ! Eternal...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English literature - 1799 - 356 pages
...peaks a nation proud And je:ilous of the blefsing. Spread it then, 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. COWPEX. CHAPTER IV. DESCRIPTIVE PIECES. SECTION I. The Morning in Summer. JL HE meek-ey'd Morn appears,...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...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. Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...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. Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...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. Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...it then, And let it circulate through every vein 40 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, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...abroad ? And they themfelves once ferried over the wave, That partc us, are emancipate and loofed. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs...and mutual aid, Between the nations in a world, that faems To toll the death-bell of its own deceafe, And by the voice of all its elements To preach the...
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