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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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Poems for Young People

William Chambers - Children's poetry, English - 1851 - 173 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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1853
...foftly, John he cried, But John he cried in vain ; That trot became a gallop foon, In fpite of curb and rein. So ftooping down, as needs he muft Who cannot...upright, He grafp'd the mane with both his hands, His horfe, who never in that fort 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 - English poetry - 1853
...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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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 776 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 Hud handled been before, What tiling upon his back had got Did wonder...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...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 poetical works of William Cowper, with life ..., Page 100, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1854
...and softly, John he cried, 23 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. 24 His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did...
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European Historical Collections: Comprising England, Scotland, with Holland ...

John Warner Barber - Belgium - 1855 - 568 pages
...soon, In spite of curb and rain. 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 Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper: With Life, and Critical ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1855 - 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 upon his back had got Did wonder...
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Select poetry for children

Poetry - 1855 - 68 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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The Odoherty Papers, Volume 2

William Maginn - 1855
...distinguished from Mazcppa. " 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." Ou the contrary, Mazeppa says, " Wiih sudden wrath I wrenched my hand, And snapped the cord, which...
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