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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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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...man seeing this, And having human feelings, docs not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man? th thine, would be all But an empty vaunt, A thing wherein we feel there is some 30 And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No : dear...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...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 me, to fan me while I sleep, 30 And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No: dear...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...man seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man? 30 And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No: dear...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...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 me, to fan me while I sleep, 30 And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No : dear...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 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...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...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 679 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man ? of prize, I had much rather be myself the slave, K And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 679 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man f ear that Mr. Wordsworth and I were neighbors, our conversations turned frequently 3° And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No: dear...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...seeing this, And huving 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...my heart's Just estimation prized above all price, 1 had much rather be myself the slave. And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves...
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The French Quarterly, Volumes 7-8

Gustave Rudler - France - 1925
...spirit of world-wide love for the oppressed at last expresses itself in William Cowper's verse : « 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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Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid ...

Moira Ferguson - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 175 pages
...passage from William Cowper's poem, The Task, which was popular with the contemporary reading public: 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 priz'd above all price, I had much...
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