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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 earned. "
The Poetical Melange - Страница 87
1828
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Letters from Europe: Comprising the Journal of a Tour Through Ireland ..., Том 2

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter - 1829
...fanning him, and keeping off the flies. The picture forcibly brought to my mind a passage in Cowper : " I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd." But when one reasons philosophically on the subject, there may be no cruelty in such an ignoble...

Letters from Europe: Comprising the Journal of a Tour Through Ireland ..., Том 2

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter - 1829
...Tanning him, and keeping off the flies. The picture forcibly brought to my mind a passage in Cowper: " I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry...wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold hare eveream'd." But when one reasons philosophically on the subject, there may be no cruelty in such...

Moral and Sacred Poetry

1829 - 296 страници
...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...tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews hought and sold have erer earned. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation prized...

English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - 1918 - 364 страници
...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...myself the slave And wear the bonds than fasten them on him. We have no slaves at home : then why abroad ? And they themselves, once ferried o'er the wave...

The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - 1919 - 679 страници
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man ? I ntific prize, I had much rather be myself the slave, K And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him. We have...

The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - 1919 - 679 страници
...seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man f I r that Mr. Wordsworth and I were neighbors, our conversations turned frequently 3° And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. No: dear...

Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid ...

Moira Ferguson - 1993 - 175 страници
...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...all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just estimation priz'd above all price, I had much...
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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

Dorothy Sterling - 1994 - 480 страници
...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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Feminist Interpretations of Mary Wollstonecraft

Maria J. Falco - 2010
...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 1 wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd. No: dear as freedom is, and...
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Lucretia Mott

Dorothy Sterling - 1999 - 237 страници
...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...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 in my heart's Just estimation,...
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