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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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Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave-ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and ..., Volum 15

John Donald Wade, William E. Phipps - 2001 - 270 sider
...that he found appalling. Cowper's first criticism of slavery is found in a poem he published in 1784: I had much rather be myself the slave And wear the...bonds than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home: then why abroad?107 Cowper assisted in establishing a true understanding of black people by composing...
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Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867

Catherine Hall - 2002 - 556 sider
...was quoted below: 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. We have no slaves at home - why then abroad? This was followed by a poem in the voice of an enslaved...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - 2003 - 704 sider
...reserved that I would not have a slave to till my ground... To cany me... to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake... for all the wealth That...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...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 sider
...would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, 30 And tremble when 1 wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold...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...
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The Early Republic: Primary Documents on Events from 1799 to 1820

Patricia L. Dooley - 2004 - 375 sider
...bought and sold have ever earned. 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 him." Zaama: "The Appeal of an Hapless African, to the Rising Generation of America [Part 3]" In the last...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - 2004 - 344 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 bought and sold have ever earned. Cowper concludes, "We have no slaves at home.—Then why abroad?" a question which goes as...
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Into the Mouths of Babes: An Anthology of Children's Abolitionist Literature

Deborah C. De Rosa - 2005 - 390 sider
...sleep, And tremble when 1 wake, for all the wealth Which sinews, bought and sold, have ever earned. No, dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation...had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the chains, than fasten them on him.' " "Did you select this passage yourself, my dear?" said her mother....
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - 2008 - 408 sider
...think: himself a man ? t would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while 1 sleep. And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earnM* No : dear as freedom )s, and in my hcarfs Just estimation prilM above all price, I had much...
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