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Away went Gilpin-who but he ? Des
His fame soon spread around, “He carries weight! he rides a race!
'Tis for a thousand pound !” 1 sat i And still, as fast as he drew near. 9
Twas wonderful to view, may 3
Their gates wide open threw. m
His reeking head full low, toe dat
Were shatter'd at a blow. s ro Down ran the wine into the road. HT
Most piteous to be seen,odigion it Which made his horse's flanks to smoke
As they had basted been. and be But still he seemed to carry weight, W
With leathern girdle brac'd; onun For all might see the bottle necks viwy
Still dangling at his waist. vor, yn 70) Thus all through merry Islington lowon
These gambols he did play, birol be Until he came unto the Wash
Of Edmonton so gay;! VITO And there he threw the wash about
On both sides of the way, ITA Just like unto a trundling mop, tas y
Or a wild goose at play. 10 ota on At Edmonton his loving wife has
From the balcony spied sula Her tender husband wond'ring mucho
To see how he did ride. o od of 3rd “Stop, stop, JohnGilpin !-Here's the house"
They all at once did cry; “ The dinner waits and we are tir'd; tort A
Said Gilpin-"So am I!” 19:10 E
But yet his horse was not a whit
Inclin'd to tarry there;
Full ten miles off, at Ware.
Shot by an archer strong; .
The middle of my song.
And sore against his will,
His horse at last stood still.
His neighbour in such trim,
And thus accosted him: “ What news! what news! your tidings tell;
Tell me you must and shall-
Or, why you come at all ?”
And lov'd a timely joke; And thus unto the calender
In merry guise he spoke : “I came, because your horse would come ;
And if I well forebode,
They are upon the road.”
His friend in merry pin,
But to the house went in;
A wig that flow'd behind,
Each comely in its kind.
The youth did ride, and soon did meet
John coming back amain :
By catching at his rein;
And gladly would have done,
Went post-boy at his heels,
The lumb’ring of the wheels.
Thus seeing Gilpin fly,
They rais'd the hue and cry :“ Stop thief! Stop thief!-a highwayman!"
Not one of them was mute;
Did join in the pursuit.
Flew open in short space;
That Gilpin rode a race. Su
He did again set down.
O stan Reborn
The path of sorrow, and that path alone,