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" And I should dine at Ware." So turning to his horse, he said, " I am in haste to dine ; 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine." Ah, luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For while he spake, a braying... "
Poetry for School and Home, from the best authors. Edited by T. Shorter - Page 53
by Thomas Shorter - 1861
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1810
...luckless speech, and bootless boast! For which he paid full dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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Select stories for children

Select stories - 1810
...for mine. Ah ! luckless speech, and bootless OF JOHN GILPIN. For while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear ; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig; He lost them sooner than at first, For why? —...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1812
...luckless speech, and bootless boast! For which he paid foll dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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The young woman's companion; or, Female instructor [by J.A. Stewart].

J A. Stewart - 1814
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear . Whereat his horse did snort,...them sooner than at first, For why ? — they were top big. Now Mrs. Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country faraway, She pulled...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...most loud and clear : . Whereat his hor« did sncrt, as if • , He heard », lion roar ; And gallop'd off' with all his might, As he had done before. Away...sooner than at first ; For why > They were too big. Now Gilpin's wife, when she had see* Her husband posting down Into the country, far away, She pull'd out...
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The young woman's companion; or, Female instructor [by J.A. Stewart].

J A. Stewart - 1814
...boast ! For which he paid full dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and ciear ; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion...with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Qilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig, He lost them sooner than at first, For why ? — they were...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1814 - 480 pages
...bootless boast ! For which he paid fnll dear; For, while he'spake, a braying ass Did sing most lond and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - Poets, English - 1815
...paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and- clear ; 334 THE HISTORY Or Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As be had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...luckless speech, and bootless boast! For which he paid full dear ; For while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear : Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar ; And gallop'd oft" with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1817
...luckless speech, and hootless hoast! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a hraying ass Did sing most loud and clear ; Whereat his horse did snort,...And galloped off with all his might, As he had done hefore. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig : He lost them sooner than at first, For...
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