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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4502
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:The Task. Book ii. The Timepiece, Line 29.
 

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