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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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A Little Book of Light Verse

Anthony Charles Deane - 1902 - 193 pages
...— ' This shall be your's 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 hare done, •...
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English Songs and Ballads

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - 1902 - 352 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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...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...
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Golden Number: A Book of Verse for Youth

Mrs. Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggins, Nora Archibald Smith - 1916 - 686 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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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1902 - 407 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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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...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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Three Years with the Poets: A Text-book of Poetry to be Memorized by ...

1904 - 247 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, But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted steed he frighted...
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Idyls and stories in verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - 1912
...This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well." 22ฐ 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 ; 224 But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 pages
...Bell, " This shall be yours when you bring back My husband safe and well." The^routh 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, MAR1A,...
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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 2

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - 1910
..." 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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