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" Ah 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. "
Poems - Page 354
by William Cowper - 1788 - 359 pages
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Poems for Young Ladies: In Three Parts. Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1785 - 276 pages
...while he fpoke, a braying afs Did fing moft loud and clear : Whereat his horfe did faort, as if He heard a lion roar ; And gallop'd off, with all his...fooner than at firft : For why .'—they were too big.. M 3 Now Now Gilpin's wife, when fhe had feen Her hufband pofting down Into the country CM away, She...
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The Life of John Gilpin,: Taken from Divers Manuscripts in the Possession of ...

William Cowper - 1785 - 92 pages
...moft load and clear : Whereat Whereat his horfe did fnort, as if He heard a lion roar ; And gallop 'd off, with all his might, As he had done before. Away...than at firft : For why ?— they were too big. Now Gilpia's wife, when fhe had fcen Her hufband polling down Into the country far away, She pull'd out...
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Annual Register, Volume 26

Edmund Burke - History - 1785
...while he fpoke, a braying afs Did fing moft loud and clear. *' Whereat his horfe did fnort, as if He heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with all his might. As he bad done before. *' Away went Gilpin,— and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig; He loft them fooner than...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...and bootlefs boaft ! For which he paid full dear, For while he fpake a braying afs Did fing rrioft loud and clear. Whereat his horfe did fnort as he...why ? they were too big. Now Miftrefs Gilpin, when fhe faw Her hufband porting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half a crown ; • • •...
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Poems, Volume 2

1787
...lucklefs fpeech, and bootlefs boaft ! For which he paid full dear ; For while he fpake, a braying aft Did fing moft loud and clear ; Whereat his horfe did...Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig ; Hc loft them fooner than at firft, For why ? they were too big. Now, Miftrefs Gilpin, when fhe faw...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...For, while he fpoke, a braying afe Did fing molt loud and clear: Whereat his horfe did fnort, as if He heard a lion roar ; And gallop'd off, with all his...wig ; He loft them fooner than at firft : For why l-^-Thej were too big. Now, Gilpin's wife, when fhe had feen. Her hufband pofting down Into the country...
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Poems: by William Cowper, ... In two volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1790
...your pleafure you came here, . You fhall go back for mine. Ah lucklefs fpeech, and bootlefs boaft ! For which he paid full dear ; For while he fpake,...he had done before. Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin' nat and wig ; He loft them fooner than at firft, For why ? they were too big. Now, Miftrefs...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...dear; For, while he fpake, a braying afs Did fing moft loud and clear ; Whereat his horfe did fhort, as he Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with...— they were too big ! Now, miftrefs Gilpin, when fhe faw Her hufband pofting down Into the country far away, She pull'd out half a crown ; And thus...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1794
...Did {ing molt loud and clear; Whereat his horfe did fnort, as he Had heard a lion roar : And gallpp'd off with all his might, As he had done before. Away...Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig ; He loft ihem fooner than at firfl, For why ? they were too big. Vol. V. 20. C Now dim, down Into the country...
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Poems: by William Cowper, ... In two volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795
...dear; For, while he fpake, a braying aft Did fing moft loud and clear; Whereat his horle did Ihort, as he. Had heard a lion roar, And gallop'd off with...Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig 1 He loft them fooner than at firft— For why ?—they wefe too big! Now, miftrefs Gilpin, when me...
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