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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 Tourist: A Literary and Anti-slavery Journal - Page 66
1833
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 286 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself .1 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 earn'd. > No ; dear as freedom is,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 252 pages
...would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when Twake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have...earn'd. No : dear as freedom is, and in my heart's I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have no slaves...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...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 : dear...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...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 aH the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd No : dear...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 2

Anecdotes - 1826
...hope of abolishing slavery ? No : he would never give it up, but evclaim in the words of the poet, " I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me when 1 sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever eam'd."...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry

Lindley Murray - 1826
...feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himse.fa man? I would not have a slave to tiil my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for ai< the wealth That sinews bought and sivd have ever earn'd. 5. No : dear as freedom is,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 2

Anecdotes - 1826
...I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me when I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd." IMPROVISATORL The gift of extemporaneous versifying seems confined to the south of Europe. It is indeed...
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Much Instruction from Little Reading: Or, Extracts from Some of the Most ...

Anthologies - 1827
...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, And tremble when I 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 English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1827 - 264 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, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. 6. No : dear as freedom is,...
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Letters from Europe, the journal of a tour through Ireland ..., Volume 2

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter - 1827
...fanning him, and keeping off the flies. The picture forcibly brought to my mind a passage in fowper : " 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." But when one reasons philosophically...
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