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" The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to stop By catching at his rein. But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted steed he frighted more, And made him faster run. "
Poems - Page 335
by William Cowper - 1805
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The golden gift, a book for the young

Golden gift - 1868
...' This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well.' The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom, in a trice, he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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Tom Hood's Comic readings in prose and verse, Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1869
...Bell, " This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to stop By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frightened...
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The Book of Poetry for Schools and Families

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 184 pages
..." This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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The Riverside Magazine for Young People

Horace Elisha Scudder - 1870
...Bell, " This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to stop 1870.] [January, But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted steed...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: With Life, and Critical Notice of His ...

William Cowper - 1870 - 516 pages
...Bell, This shall be yours, when you bring bacfc My hnsbaud safe and well. The youth did ride, and Boon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
..." This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop By catching at his rein ; Hut not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 pages
...Bell, *'This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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Routledge's readings, selected and arranged by E. Routledge

Edmund Routledge - 1871
...Bell, This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well. The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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Chambers's supplementary reader, selected from Miscellany of ..., Issue 1

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1872
...: ' This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well.' The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ! Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein : But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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Jarrolds' new code reading books. Infant classes [and] 1st-6th ..., Volume 5

Jarrold and sons, ltd - 1872
..." This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well." The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein ; F But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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