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" Ah luckless speech, and bootless boast! For which he paid full dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. "
The Parlour Portfolio, Or, Post-chaise Companion: Being a Selection of the ... - Page 313
1820
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 pages
...snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And galfoped off with all his might, As he had done before. 2°8 Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig:...sooner than at first ; For why? — they were too big. 2'2 Now Mrs. Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pulled out...
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Sixth Reader, Book 6

Calvin Noyes Kendall - 1922
...Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And galloped off with all his might, As he had done before. Away...than at first, For why? — they were too big. Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pulled out half...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...sing most loud and clear ; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And galloped oil' with all his might. As he had done before. Away went...than at first, For why ? — they were too big. Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down I nto the country far away, She pulled out half...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 pages
...gallop 'd off with all his might, As he had done before. 208 Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin 's hat and wig! He lost them sooner than at first— F'or why?— they were too big! Now, mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume II

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 pages
...Gilpin Thomas Stothard, Artist Worthington. Engraver WA Y went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin' s bat and wig. He lost them sooner than at first, For why ? they were too big. Six gentlemen upon the road Thus seeing Gilpin fly. With post-hoy scamp 'ring in the rear, They raised...
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