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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 Hemans Reader for Female Schools: Containing Extracts in Prose and Poetry

Timothy Stone Pinneo - 1847 - 480 pages
...Bell, " This shall be yours when you brjng 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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The Dartford edition of The adventures of ... John Gilpin and his family ...

William Cowper - 1849
...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 have done, The...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - 1849 - 672 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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Notes and Queries

1900
...the flowing rein ; But only made things worse. Poema, second od., 1786. 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." The subject is continued by LIEUT.-ÜOL. FERGUSSON ; and JO writes that...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 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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Poems for Young People

William Chambers - 1851 - 173 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 Works of William Cowper, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1853
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 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 catehing at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1853
...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 dono, The frighted...
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The Pictorial Book of Ancient Ballad Poetry of Great Britain ..., Volume 2

Joseph Scott Moore - 1853 - 871 pages
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