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" And thus unto the youth she said, That drove them to the Bell, This shall be yours, when you bring back My husband safe and well. The youth did ride, and soon did meet John coming back amain ; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein... "
A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ... - Page 170
edited by - 1902 - 407 pages
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...and foon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to ftop By catching at his rein. But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more, And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went poft-boy at his heels,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...and foon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to flop By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more, And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went poft-boy at his heels,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788
...artd foon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to ftop By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more,. And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went poft-boy at his heels,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...and foon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to ftop By catching at his rein ! But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more, And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Poft-boy at his heels,...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...foon did meet John coming back amain } Whom in a trice he tried to ftop, By catching at his rein ; . But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more, And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went poft-boy at his heels...
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Satirical,humourous & Familiar Pieces: Prose [No] 1-[2?].

1795
...and soon did meet John coming back amain, Whom in a trice he tried to stop By catching at his rein; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted steed lie frighted more, And made him faster run. Away, \vent Gilpin, and away WiSht post-boy at his heels!...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...loon did meet John coming back amain, . Whom in a trice he tried to ftop By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fteed he frighted more, And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin, and away Went pod-boy at his heels,...
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The Children's Miscellany: In which is Included The History of Little Jack ...

Children's stories - 1797 - 325 pages
...and foon did meet John coming back again, Whom in a trice he tried to flop, By catching at his rein ; But not performing what he meant, And gladly would have done, The frighted fleed he frighted more, . And made him fafter run. Away went Gilpin — and away • 4 A Went poft-boy...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1800 - 420 pages
...soon did meet John coming back amain; Whom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein; . But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would...heels! — The post-boy's horse right glad to miss The lumb'ring of the wheels. Six gentlemen upon the road, Thus seeing Gilpin fly, With post-boy scamp'ring...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...and soon did meet John coming back amain; AVhom in a trice he tried to stop, By catching at his rein; But, not performing what he meant, And gladly would...have done, The frighted steed 'he frighted more, And maae him faster run. / Away went Gilpin. and away Went po>t-boy at his heels ! — The post-boy's horse...
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