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Group Title: Dean & Son's colored sixpenny toy books
Title: Johnny Gilpin
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00065416/00001
 Material Information
Title: Johnny Gilpin
Series Title: Dean & Son's colored sixpenny toy books
Alternate Title: Johnny Gilpin's journey to Ware
Physical Description: 6 leaves : ;
Language: English
Creator: Dean & Son ( Publisher )
Publisher: Dean & Son
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: [ca. 1840?]
Subject: Children's poetry -- 1840   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1840   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1840
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Caption title: Johnny Gilpin's journey to Ware.
General Note: Includes publisher's advertisement.
General Note: Hand colored illustrations.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00065416
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001827003
oclc - 28268523
notis - AJQ1060

Table of Contents
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    Title Page
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    Back Cover
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JOHN GILPIN was a citizen My sister, and my sister's child,
Of credit and renown; Myself, and children three,
A train-band captain eke was he, Will fill the chaise; so you must ride
Of famous London town. On horseback after we.

John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, He soon replied, I do admire
Though wedded we have been Of womankind but one,
These twice ten tedious years, yet we And you are she, my dearest dear;
No holiday have seen. Therefore it shall be done.

To-morrow is our wedding-day, I am a linen-draper bold,
And we will then repair As all the world doth know:
Unto the Bell, at Edmonton, And my good friend, the calendrer,
All in a chaise and pair. Will lend his horse to go.


Which is both sweet and clear.,

Jd For saddle-tree scarce reached had he,

O'erjoved was he to find His j t in,
S --His journey to begin,
Quoth Mrs. Gilpinhat, though on pleasure she was bent, John Gilpin at his horse's side
Three customers go in.

The morning came, the chaise was fast the flowing mane,
We will be furnished with our own, Although it grieved him sore,
Which is both sweet t a ll Yet loss of pence, full well he knew,
T o drive up to the doto find His journey to begin,

Should say that she was proud.

So three doors off the chaise was stayed, 'Twas long before the customers
Where they did all get in; Were suited to their mind,
Six precious souls, and all agog When Betty, screaming, came down
To dash through thick and thin. stairs,
"The wine is left behind!"

Smack went the whip, round went the
wheels, Good lack quoth he, yet bring it me,
Were never folks so glad; My leather belt likewise,
The stones did rattle underneath, In which I bear my trusty sword,
As if Cheapside were mad. When I do exercise.


And keep it safe and sound. In spite of curb and rein.
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Now, Mistress Gilpin, careful soul! So, fair and softly, John he cried;
Had two stone bottles found, But John he cried in vain;
To hold the liquor that she loved, The trot became a gallop soon,
And keep it safe and sound. In spite of curb and rein.

Each bottle had a curling ear, So stooping down, as needs he must
Through which the belt he drew, Who cannot sit upright,
And hung a bottle at each side, He grasped the mane with both his
To make his balance true. hands,
And eke with all his might.
Then over all, that he might be
Equipped from top to toe, His horse, who never in that sort
His long red cloak, well brushed and Had handled been before,
neat, What thing upon his back had got,
He manfully did throw. Did wonder more and more.

Now see him mounted once again Away went Gilpin, neck or nought;
Upon his nimble steed, Away went hat and wig;
Full slowly pacing o'er the stones, He little dreamt when he set out,
With caution and good heed. Of running such a rig.

But finding soon a smoother road, The wind did blow, the cloak did fly
Beneath his well-shod feet, Like streamer long and gay;
The snorting beast began to trot, Till, loop and button failing both,
Which galled him in his seat. At last it flew away.


Thus all through merry Islington
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, These gambols he did play,
Up flew the windows all; Until he came unto the Wash
And every soul cried out, Well done! Of Edmonton so gay.
As loud as he could bawl.

At Edmonton his loving wife
Away went Gilpin-who but he? From the balcony espied
His fame soon spread around; Her tender husband, wondering much
He carries weight! he rides a race! To see how he did ride.
'Tis for a thousand pound!

d si, as as a he drenea, Stop, stop, John Gilpin!-Here's the
And still, as fast as he drew near, house,
'Twas wonderful to view, They all at once did cry;
How in a trice the turnpike men The dinner waits, and we are tired.
Their gates wide open threw. Said Gilpin-So am I!

And now as he went bowing down But yet his horse was not a whit
His reeking head full low, Inclined to tarry there :
The bottles twain, behind his back, For why ?-his owner had a house
Were shattered at a blow. Full ten miles off, at Ware.

Down ran the wine into the road, Away went Gilpin out of breath,
Most piteous to be seen, And sore against his will,
Which made the horse's flanks to smoke, 'Till at his friend's, the calendrer'
As they had basted been. The horse at last stood still.


The calendrer, amazed to see When straight he came with hat and
His neighbour in such trim, wig,
S. A wig that flowed behind;
Laid down his pipe, flew to the gate, A wig that flowed behind;
Scn a d i A hat not much the worse for wear,
And thus accosted him :
Each comely in its kind.

What news ? what news ? your tidings
tell; He held them up, and in his turn
Tell me you must and shall- Thus showed his ready wit,
Say, why bareheadel are you come, My head is twice as big as yours,
Or why you come at all ? They therefore needs must fit.

Now Gilpin had a pleasant wit, But let me scrape the dirt away,
And loved a timely joke; That hangs upon your face :
And thus unto the calendrer And stop and eat, for well you may
In merry guise he spoke: Be in a hungry case.

I came because your horse would come, Said John, it is my wedding day,
And, if I well forbode, And all the world would stare,
My hat and wig will soon be here, If wife should dine at Edmonton,
They are upon the road. And I should dine at Ware,

The calendrer, right glad to find So, turning to his horse, he said,
His friend in merry pin, I am in haste to dine:
Returned him not a single word, 'Twas for your pleasure I came here,
But to the house went in. You shall go back for mine.


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Ah! luckless speech and bootless boast; The youth did ride, and soon did meet
For which he paid full dear; John coming back amain;
For while he spake, a braying ass Who in a trice he tried to stop,
Did sing most loud and clear. By catching at his rein.

Whereat his horse did snort, as he But not performing what he meant,
Had heard a lion roar, And gladly would have done,
And gallopped off with all his might, The frighted horse he frighted more,
As he had done before. And made him faster run

Away went Gilpin, and away Away, went Gilpin, and away
Went Gilpin's hat and wig; Went post-boy at his heels,
He lost them sooner than the first, The post-boy's horse right glad to miss
For why ?-they were too big. The lumbering of the wheels.

Now Mrs. Gilpin, when she saw Six gentlemen upon the road,
Her husband posting down Thus seeing Gilpin fly,
Into the country, far away, With post-boy scampering in the rear,
She pulled out half-a-crown. They raised the hue and cry:-

And thus unto the youth she said, Stop thief stop thief !-a highwayman
Who drove them to the Bell, Not one of them was mute;
This shall be yours, when you bring back And all and each that passed that way
My husband safe and well. Did join in the pursuit.



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-man thinking, as before, Nor stopped 'till where he had got up,
That Gilpin rode a race. He did again get down.

Now let us sing, long live the queen,
And Gilpin, long live he;
And, when he next doth ride abroad,
May we be there to see.

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