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" For saddle-tree scarce reach'd had he, His journey to begin, When, turning round his head, he saw Three customers come in. So down he came ; for loss of time, Although it grieved him sore, Yet loss of pence, full well he knew Would trouble him much more. "
Poems - Seite 276
von William Cowper - 1806
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 Seiten
...The Diverting History of John Gilpin Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never folk's so glad, The stones did rattle underneath, As if Cheapside were mad. 14 John Gilpin at his horse's side Seized fast the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride, But...
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Sixth Reader, Bücher 6

Calvin Noyes Kendall - 1922
...Where they did all get in — • Six precious souls, and all agog To dash through thick and thin. Smack went the whip, round went the wheels • Were...the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride — For saddle tree scarce reached had he, His journey to begin, When, turning round his head, he saw...
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Primary Education, Band 26

1918
...part that tells how they started. Ch. "Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never folks so glad! The stones did rattle underneath, As if Cheapside were mad." T. What was " Cheapside? " Ch. "Cheapside" was a street in London. T. What do you notice about this...
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The Fiction of Hortense Calisher

Kathleen Snodgrass - 1993 - 136 Seiten
...bold" whose horseback ride from London to Edmonton graphically demonstrates the powers of gravity: "And up he got, in haste to ride/ But soon came down again."3 The oblique reference to this comic work situates both Gilpin and the others' journey in a...
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Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

Douglas Bond - 2000 - 242 Seiten
...said Mr. Pipes. "Let me see if I can remember some of it: John Gilpin, at his horse's side, Seiz'd fast the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride, But soon came down again." "I memorized it in grammar school," said Mrs. Beccles, tidying up the tea things. "Mr. Cowper sometimes...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 Seiten
...stay'd, Where they did all get in; Six precious souls, and all agog To dash through thick and thin! 40 Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never...Cheapside were mad. John Gilpin at his horse's side Seiz'd fast the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride, But soon came down again; 48 For saddle-tree...
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The Man Who Was Thursday

G. K. Chesterton - 2004 - 289 Seiten
...following stanza is from William Cowper's long comic poem about the wild carriage ride of John Gilpin: Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never folk so glad, The stones did rattle underneath, CHAPTER VIII The Professor Explains When Gabriel Syme found himself finally established in a chair,...
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