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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 - English poetry - 1817
...did suort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And galloped oft' with all his might, As he had done hefore. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig:...sooner than at first, For why ? — they were too hig. Now, mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her hushand posting down Into the country far away, She pulled...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 420 pages
...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,...he Had heard a lion roar, And galloped off with all liis might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig : He lost them...
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The minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1818 - 108 pages
...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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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1818
...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 gallopp'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 minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - English poetry - 1818 - 108 pages
...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 heaid a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Went Gilpin's hat and...
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The Minor Poems of William Cowper of the Inner Temple

William Cowper - English poetry - 1818 - 188 pages
...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 heaid a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and...
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The Parlour Portfolio, Or, Post-chaise Companion: Being a ..., Volume 1

Anecdotes - 1820
...Did sing most loud and clear : Whereat his horse did snort, as if He heard a lion roar ; And gallop'd off, with all his might, As he had done before. ;...than at first ; For why ? —They were too big. Now Gilpin's wife, when she had seen Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...Did sing most loud and clear : Whereathis horse did snort as if He heard a 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. Jfow Gilpin's wife, when she had seen Her husband posting down ' Into the^country, far away, She pujMbput...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1820 - 480 pages
...Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had doue before. Away went Gilpm, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig: He lost them sooner...were too big. Now mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her hushand posting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half a crown ; And thus unto the youth...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq: With a New Memoir

William Cowper - 1869 - 288 pages
...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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