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" He grasp'd the mane with both his hands And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder more and more. Away went Gilpin neck or... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 436
1819
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

1918 - 4009 pages
...finding soon a smoother road Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, So,-" Fair clearly see and understand, I think that we will say, "God knew become a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit...
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The Cottager in Town and Country, Issue 1

1861
...the lines in that poem might very well have been applied to the stranger and his horse ; for— — Stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the muno with both his hands, And eke with all his might,' while ' His horse, who never in that sort Had...
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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1920
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. ts So "Fair and softly," John he cried; But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. He grasped the mane with both his hands And eke with all his might. His horse, who never...
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The Elson Readers, Book 8

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck, Lura E. Runkel - 1921
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. * So "Fair and softly," John he cried; But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must 10 Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 pages
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. &i So, " Fair and softly," John he cried, But John he cried in vain...; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. * So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both...
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Sixth Reader, Book 6

Calvin Noyes Kendall - 1922
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. So, "Fair and softly," John he cried, But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat " So, fair and softly," John he cried, But John he cried in vain...; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 5

1819
...been sufficiently apparent; but it is much more striking after they have fairly started. " So, fair and softly, John he cried, But John he cried in vain,...trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb or rein. Bo stooping down, as needs he must, Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the inane with both his hands,...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 pages
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which gall'd him in his seat. So, Fair and softly, John he cried, But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. 88 So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp 'd the mane with both...
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1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses

Steven Price - 2006 - 400 pages
...once, long ago, there was. And now there is again. — Beryl Markham, "Was There A Horse with So, fair and softly, John he cried, But John he cried in vain, That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both...
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