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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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For while he spake, a brayiug 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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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...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

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...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...she saw Her husband posting down Into the country faf away, She pull'd out half-a-crown ; And thus unto the youth she said, t That drove them to the...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841
...luckless speech, and bootless boost ' 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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Selections from the British Poets: From Beattie to Campbell

English poetry - 1843
...bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud an£ 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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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did gentle rill ; Hush, whispering winds ; ye rustling leaves be still ; Kest, silver bu Gilpin'» hat and wig : He lost them sooner than at first ; For why ? — they were too big. Now Mistress...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a braying ase Did Scotland, more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar!' Aa he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig : He lost them sooner than...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...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 gallopped off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 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...
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