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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 Ideal Catholic Literary Readers: Book One

Sister Mary Domitilla - 1917
...crown. And thus unto the youth she said, That drove them to the Bell, 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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One Hundred Narrative Poems

George E. Teter - 1918 - 436 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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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1920
..."This shall be yours, when you bring back 10 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; 15 But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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The Elson Readers, Book 8

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck, Lura E. Runkel - 1921
...away, She pulled out half-a-crown; 25 And thus unto the youth she said, 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; 5 But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frightened...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 pages
..."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; 4 But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done,...
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Sixth Reader, Book 6

Calvin Noyes Kendall - 1922
...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, But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted steed he frighted...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 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; 224 But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The...
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