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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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
... 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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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
..." 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 poetical works of William Cowper. With life of the author

William Cowper - 1864 - 448 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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Book of juvenile poetry, selected from the best authors [signed E.D.].

Book - 1864
...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 Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 776 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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Reason in rhyme: a poetry book for the young

Reason - 1866 - 72 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 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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