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Lord Mansfield first established the grand doctrine that the air of England is too pure to be breathed by a slave.

Lord John Campbell, first Baron Campbell Quotes , Source: Lives of Chief Justices (vol. II, p. 418)

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No more slave States and no more slave territory. - Salmon Portland Chase,

Salmon Portland Chase Quotes , Source: Resolutions Adopted at the Free-Soil National Convention

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Cotton is king; or slavery in the Light of Political Economy.

David Christy Quotes , Source: Title of Book, pub. 1855

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It [Chinese Labour in South Africa] could not, in the opinion of His Majesty's Government, be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (3) Quotes , Source: in the British House of Commons

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He is sometimes slave who should be master; and sometimes master who should be slave. [Lat., Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute dominatus.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Rege Deiotaro (XI)

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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.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 29)

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The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.

Henry George Quotes , Source: Social Problems (ch. V)

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Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XVII, l. 392), (Pope's translation)

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[England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in.

Capel Lofft Quotes , Source: Reports (p. 2, Margrave's Argument)

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Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington

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