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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 earned. "
A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams - Page 581
by Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 80

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation prized above all price, I had much...
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The task. [Followed by] Tirocinium: or, A review of schools

William Cowper - 1822
...I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation...slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home—Then why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave That parts...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - Literature - 1822 - 304 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man? , I would not have a slave to till my ground, • To...while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wca.t" That sinews bought and sold have e irer earn 1 5. No: dear as freedom is, and in rr.y heart's...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1822 - 264 pages
...brought and sold have ever earii'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation, priz'd above all price; I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on htm. We have no slaves at home—then why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried o-er the wave That...
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Samboe; or the African boy, by the author of “Twilight hours improved.” [M ...

Richard SAMBLE, Mary Ann Hedge - Slavery - 1823 - 175 pages
...follow him to the apartment of his lady, previously to her taking her morning airing. CHAPTER IX. " I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd." COWPEK. FROM the reciprocation of the heart's best affections, which had marked the short...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...seeing this, And paying human feelings, does not bltfsh", And hang his head, (o think himself a man ? 1 would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...the wealth That sinews, bought and sold, have ever earn'd. No : dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation prized above all price, I had much...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man ? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation prized above all price, I had much...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...having pow'r T' enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey. I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. Cowper's Task, b. 2. . • I could endure Chains nowhere patiently ; and chains at home, Where...
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The Historical Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools and Families, on a ...

John Lauris Blake - History - 1824 - 381 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...the wealth That sinews, bought and sold, have ever earn'd. No — dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation prized above all price, 1 had...
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True happiness found only in the Christian life: letters

Andrew Reid (of London.) - 1824
...may a double portion of his spirit rest on us, and may his prayers be answered. Amen. LETTER XXVII. I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No, I would rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have...
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