Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it circulate... Poems - Страница 47по William Cowper - 1788 - 359 странициПълен достъп
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...laws" (12). Rather than withdrawing British power from Africa, he urges readers of The Task (1785) to "Spread it, then / And let it circulate through ev'ry vein / Of all your empire; that where Britain's pow'r / Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too" (2.44-47). What becomes perfectly clear, moreover,...