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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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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 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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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

Dorothy Sterling - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 436 pages
...novels of Scott and Jane Austen that were absorbing her contemporaries. She could quote Thomas Cowper's "I would not have a slave to till my ground/ To carry me, to fan me while I sleep," and "Fleecy locks and black complexion/ Cannot forfeit nature's claim;/ Skins may differ, but affection/Dwells...
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The Educational Works: Abridgement of Murray's English grammar

Lindley Murray - 1996 - 228 pages
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Lucretia Mott

Dorothy Sterling - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1999 - 237 pages
...moral. Lucretia's favorite was William Cowper. When, with flashing eyes and ringing voice, she recited: "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 gold That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No; dear as freedom is, and...
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African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Century: The Politics of Race and ...

Helena Woodard - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 180 pages
...Nevertheless, in "The Task" (1785), Cowper argues that individual liberty is sanctioned by nature: "I would not have a slave to till my ground, / To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, / And tremble while I wake, for all the wealth / That sinews bought and sold have ever earned (2: 29-32, 40-44)....
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Romanticism: An Anthology: with CD-ROM, Second Edition

Duncan Wu, David S. Miall - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 1121 pages
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Feminism: Feminism and the Enlightenment

Mary Evans - Feminism - 2001 - 528 pages
...poignant passage from William Cowper's poem. The Task', popular with the contemporary reading public: 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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Africa: Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with ..., Volume 4

Frederic Shoberl - Africa - 2001 - 202 pages
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - 2001 - 332 pages
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Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867

Catherine Hall - History - 2002 - 556 pages
...sadly kneeling and others working in the background under the overseers' whip. Cowper 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...
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