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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. "
The Poetical Works of William Cowper - Side 209
av William Cowper - 1854 - 428 sider
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...think himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to ian me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews...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, then fasten them...
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True happiness found only in the Christian life: letters

Andrew Reid (of London.) - 1824
...Amen. LETTER XXVII. 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. No, I would rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of ..., Volum 1

British poets - 1824
...his lawful prey. 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. Cowper's Task, b. 2. . • I could endure Chains nowhere patiently ; and chains at home, Where I am...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq

William Cowper - 1824 - 427 sider
...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 rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, then fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home — then why abroad ? And they themselves once ferried...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 220 sider
...think himself a man ? 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...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 us are emancipate...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 217 sider
...think himself a man 1 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...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 us are emancipate...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 sider
...himself a man ? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while 1 sleep, v And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews...dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation priz'd above all price ;. 1 had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them...
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Wanderings of Childe Harold; a romance of real life, Volum 3

John Harman Bedford - 1825
...allowed to share in the produce of his labour. — 84 -I would not have a slave To fan me while I sleep, and tremble when I wake, For all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.' "In England, the poorest labourer is free; and yet we have vassals prompt in obedience, and willing...
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Wanderings of Childe Harolde: A romance of real life. Interspersed ..., Volum 3

John Harman Bedford - 1825
...share in the produce of his labour. — « I would -I would not have a slave To fan me while I sleep, and tremble when I wake, For all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.' "In England, the poorest labourer is free; and yet we have vassals prompt in obedience, and willing...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No : dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation...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 us, are emancipate...
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