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SONGS FOR CHILDHOOD.                                                           95
His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before,
What thing upon his back had got Did wonder more and more.
Away went Gilpin, neck or naught;
Away went hat and wig; He little dreamed when he set out
Of running such a rig.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed,
Up flew the windows all; And every soul cried out, " Well done!"
As loud as he could bawl.
Away went Gilpin�who but he ?� His fame soon spread around.
"He carries weight! he rides a race! 'Tis for a thousand pound !"
The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay,
Till loop and button failing both, At last it flew away.
Then might all people well discern
The bottles he had slung, A bottle swinging at each side,
As hath been said or sung.
And still as fast as he drew near, 'Twas wonderful to view
How in a trice the turnpike men Their gates wide open threw.
And now, as he went bowing down His reeking head full low,
The bottles twain behind his back Were shattered at a blow.

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