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But if thou guard its facred chambers sure
hand Pull down the schools—what ?-all the schools i'
th' land ?
And though I would not advertise them yet,
JOHN GIL P I N;
SHEWING, HOW HE WENT FARTHER THAN HE
INTENDED, AND CAME SAFE HOME AGAIN.
JOHN Gilpin was a citizen
Of credit and renown,
Of famous London town.
John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear,
Though wedded we have been These twice ten tedious years, yet we
No holiday have seen.
To-morrow is our wedding-day,
And we will then repair Unto the Bell at Edmonton
All in a chaise and pair.
My sister and my fifter's child,
Myself and children three,
On horseback after we.
He soon replied, I do admire
Of womankind but one, . And you are she, my dearest dear,
Therefore it shall be done."
I am a linen-draper bold,
As all the world doth know, And my good friend the Callender
Will lend his horse to go.
Quoth Mrs. Gilpin, That's well said ;
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.
But yet was not allow'd