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" A favourite the ghost became ; And 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he lived and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. For many a laugh went through the vale, And some conviction too : Each thought some other goblin tale, Perhaps, was just as true. "
The farmer's boy: Rural tales. ballads, and songs: Wild flowers; or ... - Page 93
by Robert Bloomfield - 1853 - 225 pages
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The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem

Robert Bloomfield - Pastoral poetry - 1800 - 102 pages
...Cottage floor : The Matron learn'd to lore the found That frighten'd her before. 19 A favorite the Ghoft became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he liv'd and fpread his fame, And kept the joke alive. 7 20 For many a laugh went through the Vale ; And fotne conviflion...
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The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem, Issue 1

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1801 - 128 pages
...Cottage floor : The Matron learn'd to love the found That frighten'd her before. 19 A favorite the Ghoft became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he liv'd and fpread his fame, And kept the joke alive. 20 For many a laugh went through the Vale ; And fome conviction...
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Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of ..., Volume 19

Hunting - 1802
...would rattle round Upon the cottage fioor ; The matron learu'd to love the sound That fiighton'd lier before. A favourite the Ghost became, And 'twas his...fame, And kept the joke alive. For many a laugh went thro' the valf, And some conviction too: — Esch thought some other Goblin tale, Pcrh.ip1, was just...
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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

Robert Bloomfield - Wood-engraving - 1802 - 119 pages
...the Cottage floor : The Matron learn'd to love the sound That frighten'd her .before. 39 A favorite the Ghost became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he liv'd and spread his fame, An< kept the joke alive. 2O For many a laugh went through the Vale ; And some conviction too :... Each...
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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1805 - 119 pages
...round Upon the Cottage floor : The Matron learn'd to love the sound That frighten'd her before. 19 A favourite the Ghost became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he Hv'd and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. 20 For many a laugh went through the Vale ; And...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...Upon the cottage floor : The matron learn' d to love the sound That frighten'd her before. A favorite the ghost became ; And 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he lived, and spread- his fame, And kept the joke alive; For many a laugh went through the vale.j And...
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The Suffolk Garland: Or, a Collection of Poems, Songs, Tales, Ballads ...

James Ford - English literature - 1818 - 404 pages
...stranger in, And rear'd him as their own. His little hoofs would rattle round Upon the cottage floor : The matron learn'd to love the sound That frighten'd...favourite the Ghost became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive : j And long he liv'd and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. For many a laugh went through the...
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The Suffolk Garland: Or, a Collection of Poems, Songs, Tales, Ballads ...

James Ford - English literature - 1818 - 404 pages
...stranger in, And rear'd him as their own. His little hoofs would rattle round Upon the cottage floor : The matron learn'd to love the sound That frighten'd her before. A favourite the Ghost became; Andj 'twas his fate to thrive : And long he liv'd and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. For...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 9

1845
...lost its dam Within the spacious park ; And simple as the playful lamb, Had follow'd in the dark. " A favourite the Ghost became ; And, 'twas his fate to thrive: And long he lived, and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. " For many a laugh went through the vale ; And...
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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

Robert Bloomfield - 1826 - 124 pages
...in, And rear'd him as their own. XVIII. His little hoofs would rattle round Upon the Cottage floor : The Matron learn'd to love the sound That frighten'd...liv'd and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. XX. For many a laugh went through the vale ; And some conviction too ; — Each thought some other...
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