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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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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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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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