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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 Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...man, seeing this, And having human feeling, 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,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...seeing th^s, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man J 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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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810
...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 Just estimation priz'd above all price, I had much rather be myself the slave, And wear the bonds,...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 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, 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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...on a beast. Arid 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 'The sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. 3Vo : dear as freedom is,...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1811 - 254 pages
...human feelings, does not blufh And hang his head, to think himfelf am?n ? I would not have a flave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, Aod tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have ever earned. •...
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Leisure Hours: Or, Poems, Moral, Religious, & Descriptive

Joshua Marsden - Poets - 1812 - 160 pages
...rage a jhorter way To crowns of glory and immortal day. WEST-INDIA LOGIC, OR NEGROES HATE NO SOULS' 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. 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 - 1812 - 356 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, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear a^s freedom is, and...
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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ..., Volume 9

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1812
...He would exclaim with the Poet, in the words of the motto of the pamphlet which he had mentioned, " I would not have a slave to till my ground, " To carry me, to fan me when 1 sleep, " And trembl." when I wakf, for a'l the wea'th " That sinews bought anil sold have cvar...
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A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America: And ..., Volume 2

David Benedict - Baptists - 1813
...triumfilt, crown him with laurels, and let the milliou li.vten while he sings — • ' I would net have a slave to till my ground, * " To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, ' And tremble when I wafce, for all the wealth 1 That sinews bought and sold liuve ever earn'ii. ' No: dear as freedom...
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