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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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European Historical Collections: Comprising England, Scotland, with Holland ...

John Warner Barber - 1855 - 568 pages
...John he cried, But John he cned in rain ; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rain. So stooping down, as needs he must, Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might His horse, who never in that sort...
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The Sixth Reader

Martha Adelaide Holton, Charles Madison Curry - 1914 - 314 pages
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. u 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 M Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both...
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The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries, Volume 19

1914
...So— "Fair and softly!" JAMES did cry, But JAMES he cri'd in vain: The GRIFFIN gallop'd off outright, In spite of curb or rein. So stooping down (as needs he must Who cannot sit upright), He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, Away went he — and after him Our heroes rode apace: — They...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - 1915 - 918 pages
...Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. So, " Fair kness of the grave; Thou, over whom thy Immortality...Broods like the I )ny , a Master o'er a Slave, A Pr and rem. So stnoping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his...
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The Children's First [-third] Book of Poetry, Book 2

Emilie Kip Baker - 1915
...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. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - 1915 - 918 pages
...softly," John he cried, But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief hie hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What...
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The Young and Field Literary Readers: Book one-[six], Book 6

Ella Flagg Young, Walter Taylor Field - 1915
...Beneath his well-shod feet, is 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, •M In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped...
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Fifty Famous Rides and Riders

1916 - 303 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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The Ideal Catholic Literary Readers: Book One

Sister Mary Domitilla - 1917
...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, So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands,...
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One Hundred Narrative Poems

George E. Teter - 1918 - 436 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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