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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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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

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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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

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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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 7

William Cowper - 1836
...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 and wig : He lost them sooner than at first, For why ? — -they were too big. Now mistress...
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Poems ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 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 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 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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