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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 Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...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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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

William Cowper - 1836
...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 William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 9

William Cowper - 1836
...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 Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...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 scrt Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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Poems ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 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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Select poetry for children: with notes, arranged by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1839
...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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 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 npon his back had got Did wonder...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...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 book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...The trot became a gallop soon, 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, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841
...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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