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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 Primary School Reader: Designed for the First Class in Primary Schools ...

William Draper Swan - 1846
...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...sooner than at first For why ? They were too big. Now, Mrs. Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pulled out half a...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 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, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...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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The Hemans Reader for Female Schools: Containing Extracts in Prose and Poetry

Timothy Stone Pinneo - Readers - 1847 - 480 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,...And galloped off with all his might, as he had done beforeAway went Gilpin, and away went Gilpin's hat and wig ; He lost them sooner than at first, for...
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The Primary School Reader: Designed for the First Class in Primary ..., Part 3

William Draper Swan - Readers (Elementary) - 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 gallopped off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat...
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Graded Poetry: First and second years, [third-eighth year]

Katherine Devereux Blake, Georgia Alexander - Children's poetry - 1906
...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. r, Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's...
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Graded Poetry: Seventh Year

Katherine Devereux Blake, Georgia Alexander - Readers - 1906 - 112 pages
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear; For, while he spake, a braying ass 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. 5 Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - English literature - 1906 - 752 pages
...boast! For which he paid full dear; For while he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear, 20* 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. aoa Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's...
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The Poetic Old-world: A Little Book for Tourists

Lucy Humphrey Smith - Europe - 1908 - 513 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,...a lion roar, And galloped off with all his might, Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig: He lost them sooner than at first, For why ?...
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 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,...sooner than at first; For why ? — they were too big. 406 Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pulled...
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