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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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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 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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Eccentric Personages, Volume 2

William Russell - Biography - 1864
...John Beauchamp could not, at that terrible pace ; and stooping down, like Cowper's hero, he grasped the mane with both his hands and eke with all his might. Ah, my Lady Ma.ry, it is useless, to wave your handkerchief, as, half-turning round in the saddle,...
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Chambers's poetical reader

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865 - 200 pages
...spite of curb and rein. 23. 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 Juvenile Verse and Picture Book

Juvenile verse and picture book - 1866 - 104 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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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 4

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1909
...In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must 90 Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, which never in that sort Had handled been before, 95 What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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English Narrative Poems

Claude Moore Fuess, Henry Nichols Sanborn - Poetry and children - 1909 - 286 pages
...In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, 90 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 95 Did wonder...
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Elson Grammar School Reader: Book four

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1909 - 392 pages
...In spite of curb and rein. So stooping down, as needs he must 80 Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might. His horse, which never in that sort Had handled been before, 85 What thing upon his back had got Did wonder...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

Literature - 1910
...spite of curb and rein, (p) HC xu 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 Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 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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English Poetry..: With Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 41

English poetry - 1910
...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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