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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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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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Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867

Catherine Hall - History - 2002 - 556 pages
...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 - History - 2003 - 704 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 while I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 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, 30 And tremble when 1 wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 344 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 earned. Cowper concludes, "We have...
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Into the Mouths of Babes: An Anthology of Children's Abolitionist Literature

Deborah C. De Rosa - Education - 2005 - 390 pages
...and these people and their children are the slaves spoken of in the poetry Lucy has been saying: — 'I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep.' "These were things the slaves were employed to do. When it was very hot, the masters and mistresses...
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 408 pages
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to 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...
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