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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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First (-Fourth) reading book, Book 3

Philip George and son, ltd - 1872
...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 selection of English poetry, designed for the use of schools and families

English poetry - 1873
..." 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 new hand-book of elocution

George Walter Baynham - 1873 - 324 pages
...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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Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, Nora Archibald Smith - 1902 - 687 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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A Little Book of Light Verse

Anthony Charles Deane - 1902 - 193 pages
...— ' 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 hare done, •...
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English Songs and Ballads

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - 1902 - 352 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 Merry Maker

Joel Chandler Harris - 1902 - 389 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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Golden Number: A Book of Verse for Youth

Mrs. Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggins, Nora Archibald Smith - 1916 - 686 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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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1902 - 407 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 World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...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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