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" So fair and softly, John he cried, But John he cried in vain; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. "
Poems - Page 257
by William Cowper - 1787
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down as needs he must, Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...soon, In spite of curb or rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before. What tiling upon his back had got Did wonder...
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Cowper's minor poems

William Cowper - 1825
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 7-8

British anthology - 1825
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must, Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1826
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp 'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that soft Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...soon, In spite of curb or rein. So stooping down, as needs he must, Who can not sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got, Did wonder...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 5

1843
...NOTES OF A SPOETING ADJUTANT. " So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. " His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got, Did wonder...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright. He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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