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" Yet simple Nature to his hope has given, Behind the cloud-topt hill, an humbler heaven; Some safer world in depth of woods embraced, Some happier island in the watery waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians... "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Page 6
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

Dr Richardson, John A. Richardson - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 187 pages
...might aspire: Some safer world in depth of woods embrac'd, Some happier island in the watry waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold! (Essay on Man, 1 .99-108) These lines identify the 'poor Indian' as a modern...
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