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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 Treasure Book of Verse: Being a Reissue of Poetry for Home and School

Anna Callender Brackett - American poetry - 1909 - 320 pages
...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,...Gilpin's hat and wig ; He lost them sooner than at first, Now Mrs. Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into the country far away, She pulled out half-a-crown...
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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 4

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1909
...luckless speech and bootless boast, For which he paid full dear; For while he spake, a braying ass 205 Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion...As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away 210 Went Gilpin's hat and wig: He lost them sooner than at first; For why ?—they were too big. Now...
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Elson Grammar School Reader: Book four

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1909 - 392 pages
...he spake, a braying ass Did sing most loud and clear ; 32 Elson Grammar School Reader Book Four 205 Whereat his horse did snort, as he Had heard a lion...As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away 210 Went Gilpin's hat and wig : He lost them sooner than at first ; For why ? — they were too big....
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English Narrative Poems

Claude Moore Fuess, Henry Nichols Sanborn - Poetry and children - 1909 - 286 pages
...loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he * 205 Had heard a lion roar, ii , And gallop'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig: 210 He lost them sooner than at first, Now mistress Gilpin, when she saw Her husband posting down Into...
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English Narrative Poems

Claude Moore Fuess, Henry Nichols Sanborn - 1909 - 286 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 205 Had heard a lion roar, And gallop' d off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin,...
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Peter and Polly in Summer

Rose Lucia - Readers - 1912 - 144 pages
...said, ' I am in haste to dine, 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine.' 64 " Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig...sooner than at first, For why ? They were too big. " His wife saw him gallop past again. She thought that he was crazy. She asked a boy to ride after...
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Peter and Polly in Summer

Rose Lucia - Readers - 1912 - 144 pages
...said, ' I am in haste to dine, 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine.' " Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig; He lost them sooner than at first, For why 'I They were too big. " His wife saw him gallop past again. She thought that he was crazy. She asked...
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The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries, Volume 19

History - 1914
...Did roar 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 went MADISON — away Went chapeau-bras once more. So frighted was the horse, it fell Much sooner than before....
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The Sixth Reader

Martha Adelaide Holton, Charles Madison Curry - Readers - 1914 - 314 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 m Had heard a lion roar, And galloped off with all his might, As he had done before. Away went Gilpin,...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...luckless speech, and bootless boast ! For which he paid full dear ; For, while he spake, a braying ass Did ; And I fear, I fear, : 310 He lost them sooner than at first; For why ? — they were too big. Now Mistress Gilpin, when...
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