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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. "
Poems - Page 28
by William Cowper - 1826
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Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and in Italy

Moyle Sherer - Egypt - 1825 - 435 pages
...and hear, and understand the simple history of every smiler there, we should go home and shudder. " Then what is man ? and what man, seeing this, And...not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man ?" Yes ! Arabian fiction may have charmed, and cheated, our unthinking youth, and we may still delight...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 217 pages
...his sweat With stripes, that Mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And...not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man 1 I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when...
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Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and in Italy

Moyle Sherer - Egypt - 1825 - 435 pages
...and hear, and understand the simple history of every smiler there, we should go home and shudder. " Then what is man ? and what man, seeing this, And...not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man ?" Yes! Arabian fiction may have charmed, and cheated, our unthinking youth, and we may still delight...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - Readers - 1825 - 302 pages
...sweat With stripes, that mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast. 4. Then what is man ! And what man seeing this, And having...human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to thinlt himself a man ? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep,...
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Annales de Bretagne

Brittany (France) - 1898
...his sweat With stripes that Mercy, with a bleeding heart., Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man? And what man seeing this, And having...human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, lo think himself a man? LXVII Dissertation allemande. \. Lessing aīs Vorkāmpfer 3. Die rotnanlische...
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Between Mothers and Daughters

Susan Koppelman - 1987 - 293 pages
...name not love — while men can doom The fruit of love, to Slavery from the womb." — MONTGOMERY. "And what man seeing this, And having human feelings,...blush, And hang his head to think himself a man?" — COWPER. On the finely macadamized road which leads from La Prairie to Montreal, a number of low...
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A Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft

Virginia Sapiro - Political Science - 1992 - 366 pages
...and connection among ideas, it is instructive to see a poem entitled "On Slavery," by William Cowper ("And what man seeing this,/ And having human feelings, does not blush/ And hang his head, . . . .") followed by the same author's "The Bastile" ("The shame to manhood, and opprobrious more/...
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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

Dorothy Sterling - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 480 pages
...novels 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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Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid ...

Moira Ferguson - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 175 pages
...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 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...
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Feminist Interpretations of Mary Wollstonecraft

Maria J. Falco - Biography & Autobiography - 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...
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