The Diverting history of John Gilpin

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The Diverting history of John Gilpin
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31 p. : ;
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English
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Cowper, William, 1731-1800
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886 ( Illustrator )
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
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McLoughlin Brothers
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Children's poetry -- 1880   ( lcsh )
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United States -- New York -- New York

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after R. Caldecott.
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Includes publisher's advertisement.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
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THE DIVERTING HISTORYOFJOHN GILPIN:Skowzig how he went farther than he intended,and came safe home again.AV U-OHN GILPIN was a citizen "To-morrow is our wedding-day,Of credit and renown, And we will then repairA train-band captain eke was he, Unto the 'Bell' at Edmonton,Of famous London town. All in a chaise and pair.John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, " My sister, and my sister's child,"Though wedded we have been Myself, and children three,These twice ten tedious years, yet we Will fill the chaise; so you must rideNo holiday have seen. On horseback after we."3


0T ririd.-ra..e"r, told -- ... ..He soon replied, "I do admire "I am a linendraper bold,Of womankind but one, As all the world doth know,And you are she, my dearest dear, And my good friend the calenderTherefore it shall be done. Will lend his horse to go."4


Qioth Mrs. Gilpin, "That's well. said; John Gilpin kissed his loving wife;And for that wine is dear, O'erjoyed was he to find,Ye will -be furnished with our own, That though on pleasure she was bent,Which is both bright and clear." She had a frugal mind.I5t /


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The morning came, the chaise was John Gilpin at his horse's sideBut yet was not allowed [brought, Seized fast the flowing mane,To drive up to the door, lest all And up he got, in haste to ride,Should say that she was proud. But soon came down again.So three doors off the chaise was stayed, For saddletree scarce reached had he,Where they did all get in; His journey to begin,Six precious souls, and all agog When, turning round his head, he sawTo dash through thick and thin. Three customers come in.Smack went the whip, round went the So down he came; for loss of time,Were never folks so glad! [wheels, Although it grieved him sore,The stones did rattle underneath, Yet loss of pence, full well he knew,As if Cheapside were mad. Would trouble him much more.7 i711rr!:6r;'-


"The wine is left behind!"Through which the belt he drew,"Good lack!" quoth he, "yet bring it And hung a bottle on each side,My leathern belt likewise, [me, To make his balance true."In which I bear my trusty swordThen over all, that he might beWhen I do exercise."Equipped from top to toe,Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul!) His long red cloak, well brushed andHad two stone bottles found, He manfully did throw. [neat,8


Now see him mounted once againUpon his nimble steed,Full slowly pacing o'er the stones,With caution and good heed.But finding soon a smoother roadBeneath his well-shod feet,The snorting beast began to trot,Which galled him in his seat.9


14w-I-"So, fair and softly !" John he cried, What thing upon his back had got,But John he cried in vain; Did wonder more and more.That trot became a gallop soon,In spite of curb and rein. Away went Gilpin, neck or nought;Away went hat and wig;So stooping down, as needs he must He little dreamt, when he set out,Who cannot sit upright, Of running such a rig.He grasped the mane with both hisAnd eke with all .his might. [hands The wind did blow, the cloak did flyLike streamer long and gay,His horse, who never in that sort Till, loop and button failing both,Had handled been before, At last it flew away.IO0


)-- --Then might all people well discern Away went Gilpin-who but he?The bottles he had slung; His fame soon spread around;A bottle swinging at each side, "He carries weight! he rides a race!As hath been said or sung. 'T is for a thousand pound!"The dogs did bark, the children screamed, And still as fast as he drew near,Up flew the windows all; 'T was wonderful to viewAnd every soul cried out, "Well done!" How in a trice the turnpike-menAs loud as he could bawl. Their gates wide open threw.II


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'---.\ '. 1_And now, as he went bowing down Down ran the wine into the road,His reeking head full low, Most piteous to be seen,The bottles twain behind his back Which made the horse's flanks to smoke,Were shattered at a blow. As they had basted been.". 14


But still he seemed to carry weight,With leathern girdle braced;For all might see the bottle-necksStill dangling at his waist.i5


Thus all through merry IslingtonThese gambols he did play,Until he came unto the WashOf Edmonton so gay;16


And there he threw the wash aboutOn both sides of the way,Just like unto a trundling mop,Or a wild goose at play.-k1- 'dlli'7


At Edmonton his loving wvife "Stop, stop, John Gilpin!-Here's theFrom the balcony spied They all at once did cry; [house!"Her tender husband, wondering much "The dinner waits, and we are tired;"To see how he did ride. Said Gilpin-"So am I!"* J-- -But yet his horse was not a whit So like an arrow swift he flew,Inclined to tarry there; Shot by an archer strong;For why ?-his owner had a house So did he fly-which brings me toFull ten miles off, at Ware. The middle of my song.18


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Away went Gilpin, out of breath, The calender, amazed to seeAnd sore against his will, His, neighbor in such trim,Till at his friend the calender's, Laid down his pipe, flew to the gate,His horse at last stood still. And thus accosted him:Tell me you must and shall- [tell; And loved a timely joke;Say ,why bareheaded you are come, And thus unto the calenderOr why you come at all!" In merry guise he spoke:20


"I came because your horse would come: The calender, right glad to findAnd, if I well forebode, His friend in merry pin,My hat and wig will sodn be here, Returned him not a single word,They are upon the road." But to the house went in;Whence straight he came with hat and He held them up, and in his turn)A wig that flowed behind, [wig, Thus showed hi ready wit,A hat not much the worse for wear, "My head is twice as big as yours,Each comely in its kind. They therefore needs must fit."21


S!"But let me scrape the dirt away, 'T was for your pleasure you came here,That hangs upon your face; You shall go back for mine."And stop and eat, for well you maySA! luckless speech, and bootless boast!Be in a hungry case.For which he paid full dear;Said John, "It is my wedding-day, For while he spake, a braying assAnd all the world would stare Did sing most loud and clear;If wife should dine at Edmonton,If wife should dine at Ed Whereat his horse did snort, as heAnd I should dine at Ware."Had heard a lion roar,So turning to his horse, he said, And galloped off with all his might,"I am in haste to dine; As he had done before.22


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Away went Gilpin, and awayWent Gilpin's hat and wig;He lost them sooner than at first,For why ?-they were too big.! VIleNow Mistress Gilpin, when she saw And thus unto the youth she saidHer husband posting down That drove them to the "Bell,"Into the country far away, "This shall be yours when you bringShe pulled out half-a-crown; My husband safe and well." [back24


The youth did ride, and soon did meet But not performing what he meant,John coming back amain; And gladly would have done,Whom in a trice he tried to stop, The frighted steed he frighted more,By catching at his rein. And made him faster run.25


Away went Gilpin, and awayWent postboy at his heels,The postboy's horse right glad to missThe lumbering of the wheels.77a;--Six gentlemen upon the road,Thus seeing Gilpin fly,With postboy scampering in the rear,They raised the hue and cry.26


Stop thief! stop thief! a highwayman!"Not one of them was mute;And all and each that passed that wayDid join in the pursuit.27S27


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And now the turnpike-gates again And so he did, and won it too,Flew open in short space; For he got first to town;The toll-men thinking, as before, Nor stopped till where he had got up,That Gilpin rode a race. He did again get down.30L


Now let us sing, Long live the King,And Gilpin, long live he;And when he next doth ride abroad,May I be there to see.31hL


AMFSINV INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOKS CHILDREN.THE CALDECOTT SERIES,Comprising the diverting Histories ofJohn Glipin's Ride to Ware. The Mad Dlog.The House that Jack Built. The Babes in the Wood.4to., 32 pages. Beautifiilly llluatrated in colors in the popular style of the Georgian Era, known as the" Eastlake." Price, 25. actih.HALF HOURS WITH THE BIBLE.New Edition-Enlarged and Improved.Twelve kinds, embracing a carefully-written ani very superior series of Bible Histories. They contain alarge amount of Bible i4nformation in a very small compass, and are admirably adapted as 'preparatorybooks for Bible study. Their simplicity brings them within the comprehension of very young people.legantly Illustrated by 11 HERRICK. Cap quart, 32 pages. ictorial cover, i gold and colors,PACK AGEE COMPRISING PACKAGE TWO.The Creation of the World and the Deluge. Joseph and His rethren.,Stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jesus Our Example4pshua and the Mighty Men of Old. Jesus Our Saviour.Kings of Israel and Judah. Story of the Apostles.Good Children of the Bible. Story of the Prophets.Moses and the Wanderings of the Children of srael. Mrs. Barbaulds Hymns.SPrice 1. each, or in one volume royal 16mn., 350 pages, handsomely bound in cloth, $.o.IN PRESS-Ready in September and October.NEw PANTOMIME TOV BOOKS,OQMPR[SINGWe desire to call particular atention to these unique and elegant Toy Books. For quaintness ofde ign, hrilliancy of color, and the perfect precision and harmony of the changes, they have never bIeenequaled. Each book contais scenes, and nine perfect changes; gradually developing the story to theend, and presentinq Tit each change a new scene in the Pantomime. Large Svc. Price, 2;c.TRANSFORMATION TOY BOOKS.COMPRISINGMother Goose. Naughty Children.Large 16ino. These books are handsomely Illustrated in colors, with oriinal designs by HOWARD.Each picture will make four different changes. Must be seen to be appreciated. Price, 25c. each.ITHE YELLOW DWARF SERIES,COMPRISINGThe Yellow Dwarf. The Fawn in the Wood.Beauty and the Beast. Goody Two Shoes.8vo., 16 pages. New and improved editions of these time-honored stories. Handsomely Illustratedby HONwARD, in the latest style of Art. Price, 8c. each.MCLOUGHLIN BROS.,. PUBLISHERS. NEW YORK.:.' :; j"P- ^- ^'..''c~u~ ^ *' '.* "S 1.-,,,. ,, u, ;.^ :-- ^ l- l- ^ ^ **. .. ; L y ..... -..: J .. .^ ^.; ...^.' ^ ,,,- A ^ ,,, ^ ,, __ __ ,- ,,_ ._^ .--n'll nil- ll n l* .1 : l.-^ l. ______ '.n ^-


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S! "But let me scrape the dirt away, 'T was for your pleasure you came here, That hangs upon your face; You shall go back for mine." And stop and eat, for well you may SA! luckless speech, and bootless boast! Be in a hungry case. For which he paid full dear; Said John, "It is my wedding-day, For while he spake, a braying ass And all the world would stare Did sing most loud and clear; If wife should dine at Edmonton, If wife should dine at Ed Whereat his horse did snort, as he And I should dine at Ware." Had heard a lion roar, So turning to his horse, he said, And galloped off with all his might, "I am in haste to dine; As he had done before. 22



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Away went Gilpin, out of breath, The calender, amazed to see And sore against his will, His, neighbor in such trim, Till at his friend the calender's, Laid down his pipe, flew to the gate, His horse at last stood still. .And thus accosted him: Tell me you must and shall[tell; And loved a timely joke; Say ,why bareheaded you are come, And thus unto the calender Or why you come at all!" In merry guise he spoke: 20



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The youth did ride, and soon did meet But not performing what he meant, John coming back amain; And gladly would have done, Whom in a trice he tried to stop, The frighted steed he frighted more, By catching at his rein. And made him faster run. 25



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Now see him mounted once again Upon his nimble steed, Full slowly pacing o'er the stones, With caution and good heed. But finding soon a smoother road Beneath his well-shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat. 9



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Away went Gilpin, and away Went postboy at his heels, The postboy's horse right glad to miss The lumbering of the wheels. 77 a;-Six gentlemen upon the road, Thus seeing Gilpin fly, With postboy scampering in the rear, They raised the hue and cry. 26



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But still he seemed to carry weight, With leathern girdle braced; For all might see the bottle-necks Still dangling at his waist. i5



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"The wine is left behind!" Through which the belt he drew, "Good lack!" quoth he, "yet bring it And hung a bottle on each side, My leathern belt likewise, [me, To make his balance true. "In which I bear my trusty sword Then over all, that he might be When I do exercise." Equipped from top to toe, Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul!) His long red cloak, well brushed and Had two stone bottles found, He manfully did throw. [neat, 8



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14w -I"So, fair and softly !" John he cried, What thing upon his back had got, But John he cried in vain; Did wonder more and more. That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein. Away went Gilpin, neck or nought; Away went hat and wig; So stooping down, as needs he must He little dreamt, when he set out, Who cannot sit upright, Of running such a rig. He grasped the mane with both his And eke with all .his might. [hands The wind did blow, the cloak did fly Like streamer long and gay, His horse, who never in that sort Till, loop and button failing both, Had handled been before, At last it flew away. IO0



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)--- Then might all people well discern Away went Gilpin-who but he? The bottles he had slung; His fame soon spread around; A bottle swinging at each side, "He carries weight! he rides a race! As hath been said or sung. 'T is for a thousand pound!" The dogs did bark, the children screamed, And still as fast as he drew near, Up flew the windows all; 'T was wonderful to view And every soul cried out, "Well done!" How in a trice the turnpike-men As loud as he could bawl. Their gates wide open threw. II



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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN: Skowzig how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. AV UOHN GILPIN was a citizen "To-morrow is our wedding-day, Of credit and renown, And we will then repair A train-band captain eke was he, Unto the 'Bell' at Edmonton, Of famous London town. All in a chaise and pair. John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, My sister, and my sister's child, "Though wedded we have been Myself, and children three, These twice ten tedious years, yet we Will fill the chaise; so you must ride No holiday have seen. On horseback after we." 3



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Stop thief! stop thief! a highwayman!" Not one of them was mute; And all and each that passed that way Did join in the pursuit. 27 S27



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Away went Gilpin, and away Went Gilpin's hat and wig; He lost them sooner than at first, For why ?-they were too big. V Ile Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw And thus unto the youth she said Her husband posting down That drove them to the "Bell," Into the country far away, "This shall be yours when you bring She pulled out half-a-crown; My husband safe and well." [back 24



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Now let us sing, Long live the King, And Gilpin, long live he; And when he next doth ride abroad, May I be there to see. 31 L k



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"I came because your horse would come: The calender, right glad to find And, if I well forebode, His friend in merry pin, My hat and wig will sodn be here, Returned him not a single word, They are upon the road." But to the house went in; Whence straight he came with hat and He held them up, and in his turn )A wig that flowed behind, [wig, Thus showed hi ready wit, A hat not much the worse for wear, "My head is twice as big as yours, Each comely in its kind. They therefore needs must fit." 21



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The morning came, the chaise was John Gilpin at his horse's side But yet was not allowed [brought, Seized fast the flowing mane, To drive up to the door, lest all And up he got, in haste to ride, Should say that she was proud. But soon came down again. So three doors off the chaise was stayed, For saddletree scarce reached had he, Where they did all get in; His journey to begin, Six precious souls, and all agog When, turning round his head, he saw To dash through thick and thin. Three customers come in. Smack went the whip, round went the So down he came; for loss of time, Were never folks so glad! [wheels, Although it grieved him sore, The stones did rattle underneath, Yet loss of pence, full well he knew, As if Cheapside were mad. Would trouble him much more. 7 i 711rr!:6 r;'-



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Qioth Mrs. Gilpin, "That's well. said; John Gilpin kissed his loving wife; And for that wine is dear, O'erjoyed was he to find, Ye will -be furnished with our own, That though on pleasure she was bent, Which is both bright and clear." She had a frugal mind. I5 t /



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AMFSINV INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOKS CHILDREN. THE CALDECOTT SERIES, Comprising the diverting Histories of John Glipin's Ride to Ware. The Mad Dlog. The House that Jack Built. The Babes in the Wood. 4to., 32 pages. Beautifiilly llluatrated in colors in the popular style of the Georgian Era, known as the Eastlake." Price, 25. actih. HALF HOURS WITH THE BIBLE. New Edition-Enlarged and Improved. Twelve kinds, embracing a carefully-written ani very superior series of Bible Histories. They contain a large amount of Bible i4nformation in a very small compass, and are admirably adapted as 'preparatory books for Bible study. Their simplicity brings them within the comprehension of very young people. legantly Illustrated by 11 .HERRICK. Cap quart, 32 pages. ictorial cover, i gold and colors, PACK AGEE .COMPRISING PACKAGE TWO. The Creation of the World and the Deluge. Joseph and His rethren. ,Stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jesus Our Example 4pshua and the Mighty Men of Old. Jesus Our Saviour. Kings of Israel and Judah. Story of the Apostles. Good Children of the Bible. Story of the Prophets. Moses and the Wanderings of the Children of srael. Mrs. Barbaulds Hymns. SPrice 1. each, or in one volume royal 16mn., 350 pages, handsomely bound in cloth, $.o. IN PRESS-Ready in September and October. NEw PANTOMIME TOV BOOKS, OQMPR[SING We desire to call particular atention to these unique and elegant Toy Books. For quaintness of de ign, hrilliancy of color, and the perfect precision and harmony of the changes, they have never bIeen equaled. Each book contais scenes, and nine perfect changes; gradually developing the story to the end, and presentinq Tit each change a new scene in the Pantomime. Large Svc. Price, 2;c. TRANSFORMATION TOY BOOKS. COMPRISING Mother Goose. Naughty Children. Large 16ino. These books are handsomely Illustrated in colors, with oriinal designs by HOWARD. Each picture will make four different changes. Must be seen to be appreciated. Price, 25c. each. ITHE YELLOW DWARF SERIES, COMPRISING The Yellow Dwarf. The Fawn in the Wood. Beauty and the Beast. Goody Two Shoes. 8vo., 16 pages. New and improved editions of these time-honored stories. Handsomely Illustrated by HONwARD, in the latest style of Art. Price, 8c. each. MCLOUGHLIN BROS.,. PUBLISHERS. NEW YORK. :.' :; j"P^^'..''c~u~ ^ *' '.* S 1.-,,,. ,, , u, ;.^ .:-^ ll^ ^ **. .. „ ;„ „L y ..... -..: J .. .^ ^.; ...^.' ., ,„ „ ^ ,,,A ..^ „„,,, ^ ,, „ __ __ ,-,,_ ._^ .--n'll nilll n l* .1 .: -l.-^ l. ______ '.n ._ -^_



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Thus all through merry Islington These gambols he did play, Until he came unto the Wash Of Edmonton so gay; 16



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And there he threw the wash about On both sides of the way, Just like unto a trundling mop, Or a wild goose at play. -k 1 -'dl li '7



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And now the turnpike-gates again And so he did, and won it too, Flew open in short space; For he got first to town; The toll-men thinking, as before, Nor stopped till where he had got up, That Gilpin rode a race. He did again get down. 30 L



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At Edmonton his loving wvife "Stop, stop, John Gilpin!-Here's the From the balcony spied They all at once did cry; [house!" Her tender husband, wondering much "The dinner waits, and we are tired;" To see how he did ride. Said Gilpin-"So am I!" J --But yet his horse was not a whit So like an arrow swift he flew, Inclined to tarry there; Shot by an archer strong; For why ?-his owner had a house So did he fly-which brings me to Full ten miles off, at Ware. The middle of my song. 18



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'---. \ '. ' 1_ And now, as he went bowing down Down ran the wine into the road, His reeking head full low, Most piteous to be seen, The bottles twain behind his back Which made the horse's flanks to smoke, Were shattered at a blow. As they had basted been. ". 14



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0 T ririd.-ra..e"r, told -... .. He soon replied, "I do admire "I am a linendraper bold, Of womankind but one, As all the world doth know, And you are she, my dearest dear, And my good friend the calender Therefore it shall be done. Will lend his horse to go." 4



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