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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 Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - 1915 - 918 pages
...This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well." 3 The youth did ride, and soon , anee bis father's pride. His bonnet rev'rently is laid asid stop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted...
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The Home Book of Verse for Young Folks

1915 - 538 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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Fifty Famous Rides and Riders

1916 - 303 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 frightened...
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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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A Guide to the English Language: Its History, Development, and Use

Herbert Charles O'Neill - 1919 - 455 pages
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The Book of Humorous Verse

1920 - 962 pages
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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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