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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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
...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,...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 pull'd out half...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 240 pages
...sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd <>ir with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gil pin's hat and wig : He lost them sooner than at first, For why ? they were too big. Now Mistress...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Hod 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 hushand posting down Into the country far away, She pulled out half...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 1832 - 882 pages
...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 went Gilptn, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig: He lost them sooner than at first; For why ? They were...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...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...than at first, For why ? they were too big. Now Mrs Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half a...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...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,...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 pull'd out half-a-crown...
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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

William Cowper - 1836
...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...sooner 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 pull'd out half...
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The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 9

William Cowper - 1836
...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...sooner than at first, For why ? they were too big. Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw < Her husband posting down Into the country far away, And thus unto the...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 7

William Cowper - 1836
...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,...he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin 's hat and wig : He lost them sooner than at first, For why ? -they were too big. Now mistress...
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Poems ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 pages
...sing most loud and clear ; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallopp'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away...than at first, For why ? they were too big. Now Mrs Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half a...
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