Lyrical ballads, with other poems. With pastoral and other poems

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Wordsworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...left, and how to right. And Betty's most especial charge, Was, " Johnny! Johnny! mind that you " Come home again, nor stop at all, " Come home again, whate'er befal, " My Johnny do, I pray you do." To this did Johnny answer make,-Both with his head, and with his hand, And proudly shook the bridle too, And then! his words were not a few, Which Betty well could understand. And now that Johnny is just going, Though Betty's in a mighty flurry, She gently pats the Pony's side, On which her Idiot Boy must ride, And seems no longer in a hurry. But when the Pony moved his legs, Oh! then for the poor Idiot Boy! For joy he cannot hold the bridle. For joy his head and heels are idle, He's idle all fqr very joy. And while the Pony moves his legs, In Johnny's left hand you may see, The green bough's motionless and dead: The Moon that shines above his head Is not more still and mute than he. His heart it was so full of glee, That till full fifty yards were gone, He quite forgot his holly whip, And all his skill in horsemanship, Oh! happy, happy, happy John. And Betty's standing at the door, ' And Betty's face with joy o'erflows. Proud of herself, and proud of him, She sees him in his travelling trim; How quietly her Johnny goes, The silence of her Idiot Boy, What hopes it sends to Betty's heart! He's at the Guide-post--he turns right, She watches till he's out of sight, And Betty will not then depart. Burr, burr--now Johnny's lips they burr, As loud as any mill, or near it, Meek as a lamb the Pony moves, And Johnny makes the noise he loves, And Betty listens, glad to hear it. Away she hies to Susan Gale: And Johnny's in a merry tune, The Owlets hoot, the Owlets curr, And Johnny's lips they burr, burr, burr, And on he goes beneath the Moon. His Steed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...left, and how to right. And Betty's most especial charge, Was, " Johnny! Johnny! mind that you " Come home agai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021784555X

ISBN - 13:9780217845557

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