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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 COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...Bell, This shall be yours, when you bring bat* 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, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...Bell, This shall bo 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, Tho frighted...
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The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 6

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1854
...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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Select poetry for children

Poetry - 1855 - 68 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...
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The complete poetical works of William Cowper, with life and critical notice ...

William Cowper - 1855
...Bell. This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well. The yonth 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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European Historical Collections: Comprising England, Scotland, with Holland ...

John Warner Barber - 1855 - 568 pages
...Bell, Tin's 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, Tlie frighted...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 pages
...Tliis shall be yours when you bring back r 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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...snort as he [all his might *••**-. fc« too big. mg down '- and mjL'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 book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...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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Select English Poems: With Gaelic Translations, [arranged on Opposite Pages ...

Archibald Sinclair - 1859 - 200 pages
...charbadair, 'S a crldh' le iomaguin Ian, " Gur leatsa so, mo ghille gleusd', 35 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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