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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 Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1829 - 407 pages
...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. Away...Gilpin's hat and wig; He lost them sooner than at first j For why ? They were too big. Now Gilpin's wife, when she had seen Her husband posting down Into the...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
...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 Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...luckless speech, and bootless boast I For which he paid full dear; For, while lie spake, a braying as* Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd <>ir with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gil pin's...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spoke, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he Hod heard a lion roar, And galloped off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin,...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1832 - 882 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,...with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilptn, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig: He lost them sooner than at first; For why ? — They were...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...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 Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
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The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 9

William Cowper - 1836
...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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