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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 Poetic Reader: Containing Selections from the Most Approved Authors ...

Joseph Emerson - Elocution - 1832 - 95 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 me, to fan me, while I sleep, 30 And tremble, when I wake, for all the wealth, That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No ;...
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A Grammar of Elocution

Rev. Samuel Wood - 1833
...and how abhorrent to the speaker's feelings is the state of degradation in which he is retained. w I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. In the following passage the word Clodius has the rising circumflex to express irony ; for...
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The Tourist: A Literary and Anti-slavery Journal, Volume 1

Antislavery movements - 1833
...seeing this. And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to thmk himself a man Ч I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when 1 wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No : dear as freedom is, and...
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The Picture of Liverpool, Or Stranger's Guide

1834
...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...wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned." Some idea of the extent to which this iniquitous traffic was carried, may be formed from the number...
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All the Days of My Life: an Autobiography: The Red Leaves of a Human Heart

Amelia E. Barr - Austin (Tex.) - 1913 - 527 pages
...over him using an impossible whip, and there were four lines by Cowper underneath the two figures: "I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...wealth That sinews bought and sold, have ever earned." At that time I had never seen a negro, and my sense of amazement, fright and repugnance was so great,...
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The Handbook of Quotations

Quotations, English - 1913 - 250 pages
...rooted mountain from its base, Than force the yoke of slavery upon men Determin'd to be free. Soufhey. 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: Task. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1914 - 1454 pages
...kindred drops, been mingled into one. Line n. I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry rne, to fan me while I sleep And tremble when I wake, for...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. Line 29. Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they...
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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 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. — WILLIAM COWPEB, "Slavery" "HE'S ONE WHOM HIS MAKER YET OWNS!" /,< it nothing to you, all ye that...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while 1 sleep, 30 ny 1 had much rather be myself the slave 35 And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, 30 re of falsehood is like allay 2 in coin of gold estimation.prized above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave 35 And wear the bonds, than...
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