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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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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." 22 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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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 7

Lionel Strachey - 1905
..." 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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Classic Tales by Famous Authors: Containing Complete Selections ..., Volume 18

Frederick Brigham De Berard - 1905
...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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English Authors: A Handbook of English Literature from Chaucer to Living Writers

Mildred Lewis Rutherford - 1906 - 750 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 hi; rein ; But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Shewing how He Went Further Than He ...

William Cowper - 1906 - 47 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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Graded Poetry: Seventh Year

Katherine Devereux Blake, Georgia Alexander - 1906 - 112 pages
...w "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, 30 By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, Away...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - 1906 - 752 pages
...'This shall beyours, when you bringback My husband safe and well.' 220 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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