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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 Poetic Old-world: A Little Book for Tourists

1908 - 513 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 But gladly would have done, The frightened...
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The Treasure Book of Verse: Being a Reissue of Poetry for Home and School

Anna Callender Brackett - 1909 - 320 pages
..."This shall be yours, when you brins; 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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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 4

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1909
..."This shall be yours when you bring back 220 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; 22 5 But not performing what he meant And gladly would have done, The...
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Notes by the Way

John Collins Francis - 1909 - 340 pages
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Elson Grammar School Reader: Book four

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1909 - 392 pages
..."This shall be yours when you bring back 220 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 ; 225 But not performing what he meant And gladly would have done, The...
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An Anthology of Humorous Verse

Mrs. Helen Mina (Purvis) Benjamin - 1911 - 254 pages
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English ..., Volume 5, Pages 1649-2120

1912 - 3742 pages
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William Cowper

William Cowper, Edward Storer - 1913 - 299 pages
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The Sixth Reader

Martha Adelaide Holton, Charles Madison Curry - 1914 - 314 pages
...This shall be yours, when you bring back 110 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; IM But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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The Children's First [-third] Book of Poetry, Book 2

Emilie Kip Baker - 1915
...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 frighten'd...
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