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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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A lecture on wit, humour, and pathos

Benjamin Lambert - Humor in literature - 1861 - 51 pages
...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 Progressive English reading books, Volume 1

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1862
...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 Children's Garland: From the Best Poets

Coventry Patmore - Children's poetry - 1862 - 344 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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Collier's water, Croydon

John Bennington - 1862 - 60 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 Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 7-9

Henry Pitman - 1863
...soon, In spite of curb and rein. So stoopiug 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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Playtime with the poets: a selection of the best English poetry for the use ...

Playtime - 1863
...soon, In spite of curb or 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 first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 5

James Stuart Laurie - 1863
...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, which never, in that sort, had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got, did wonder...
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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

English poetry - 1863
...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 Revised code. The grade lesson books in six standards, by E.T. Stevens ...

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1863
...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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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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