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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. "
Poems - Page 42
by William Cowper - 1786
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1786
...human feelings, does not bhifli And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? 1 would not have a (lave to till my ground| To carry me, to fan me while I lleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and ibid have ever earn'!....
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - 1787 - 186 pages
...him, and exacts his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing...And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth . That fmews bought and fold have ever earn'd. .. No : dear a* freedom is, and in my heart's Juft eftimation...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1787
...him, and exacts his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees infli&ed on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing...And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? I would aot have a flave to till my ground, . To carry me, to fan me while I.fleep, And tremble when I wake,...
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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species: Particularly the ...

Thomas Clarkson - Blacks - 1787 - 134 pages
...Your Lordfhip's much obliged, and obedient fervant, Extraft from Cowper's Poem, called, THE TASK. f " I would not have a flave to till my ground, " To carry me, to fan rne while I fleep, " And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth " That finews bought and fold have...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - Literary Criticism - 1788
...him, and exa&s his fweat V/ith ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing...to till my ground> To carry me, to fan me while I deep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have ever earn'd. 5 No:...
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Poems: by William Cowper, ... In two volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1790
...him, and exacts his fweat With ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing...would not have a flave to till my ground, To carry me, or fan me while I fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finews bought and fold have...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...and exacts his fweat With ftripes, that mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man, feeing...not blufh, And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? 1 would not have a Have to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I fleep, And tremble when...
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An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of ..., Volume 3

William Winterbotham - America - 1795
...thoufand dollars. Vote him a triumph, crowa him with laurels, and let the millions liften while he fings " I would not have a flave to till my ground, To carry...fleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That finevvs bought and fold have ever earn'd. No : dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Juft eftimation...
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The Bee: A Selection of Poetry

English poetry - 1796 - 191 pages
...hirn, and exrfls his fweat With ftripes, that Merey with a bleeding heart Weeps when fhe fees inflicted on a beaft. Then what is man ? And what man feeing this, And having human feelings, des not blufh And hang his head, to think himfelf a man ? I would not have a flave to till my ground,...
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Medical Abstracts: On the Nature of Health, with Practical Observations and ...

Medical - 1797
...exacts his fweat with ftripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart weeps when fhe fees inflicted on ./ beaft, Then what is man ? And what man feeing this,...not blufH and hang his head, to think himfelf a man ' 1 would not have a flave to till my ground', to carry me, to fan- me while I deep, and tremble when...
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