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For with a race like theirs no chance I see
While thus she spake, I fainter heard the peals,
JOHN GIL PIN;
SHOWING HOW HE WENT FARTHER THAN HE
INTENDED, AND CAME SAFE HOME AGAIN.
John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear
Though wedded we have been These twice ten tedious years, yet we No holiday have seen..
My sister, and my fister's child,
Myself, and children three, Will fill the chaise ; fo you must ride
On horseback after we,
He foon replied—I do admire
Of womankind but one,
Therefore it shall be done.
Quoth Mrs. Gilpin-That's well faid;
And, for that wine is dear, - We will be furnish'd with our own,
Which is both bright and clear.
John Gilpin kiss’d his loving wife ;
O’erjoy'd was he to find
She had a frugal mind.
The morning came, the chaise was brought,
But yet was not allow'd
Should say that she was proud.
So three doors off the chaife was stay'd,
Where they did all get in;