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" Away went hat and wig ; He little dreamt, when he set out, Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then might all people well discern The bottles... "
A Little Book of Light Verse - Page 21
by Anthony Charles Deane - 1902 - 193 pages
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then...been said or sung. The dogs did bark, the children scream 'd, Up flew the windows all ; And every soul cried out, Well done ! As loud as he could bawl....
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Four Years in Great Britain, Volume 1

Calvin Colton - 1836 - 359 pages
...described, all on the wing : — " The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Away went hat and wig." " The dogs did bark, the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all." "At Edmonton his loving wife From the balcony espied," &c. And there is the whole picture to this day:...
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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then...the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all ; And ev'ry soul cried out, Well done ! As loud as he could bawl. Away went Gilpin — who but he ? His fame...
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Select poetry for children: with notes, arranged by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1839
...running such a rig. [i] The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till loop and button failing both. At last it flew away. Then...been said or sung. The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up went the windows all, And every soul cried out, " Well done ! " As loud as he could bawl....
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The American Lounger: Or, Tales, Sketches, and Legends, Gathered in Sundry ...

Joseph Holt Ingraham - 1839 - 273 pages
...village, to use the words of a pleasing poet, in facetiously describing a less memorable race — 1 The dogs did bark, the children scream'd, • . Up...And every soul cried out, " well done !" As loud as they could bawl.' I fell upon the threshold of my landlady's door, almost lifeless, my body having,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then might all pcople well discern The bottles he had slung, A bottle swinging at each side, As hath been said or...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then...the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all ; And ev'ry soul cried out " Well done !" As loud as he could bawl. Away went Gilpin— who but he 1 His...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then...been said or sung. The dogs did bark, the children scream 'd, Up flew the windows all ; And ev'ry soul cried out, " Well done !" Away went Gilpin —...
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Poems. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew awav. Then might all people well discern The bottles he...the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all ; And ev'ry soul cried out, Well done ! As loud as he could bawl. Away went Gilpin — who but he ? His fame...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841
...Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, TiD, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then...A bottle swinging at each side, As hath been said 01 sung. ! The dogs did bark, the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all ; And ev'ry soul cried...
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