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    John Gilpin. John Gilpin was featured as the subject in a well-known comic ballad of 1782 by William Cowper, entitled The Diverting History of John Gilpin. Cowper had heard the story from his friend Lady Austen. Gilpin was said to be a wealthy draper from Cheapside in London, who owned land at Olney, Buckinghamshire, near where Cowper lived.

  2. The Diverting History of John Gilpin Shewing how he went Farther than he intended, and came safe Home again is a comic ballad by William Cowper written in 1782. [1] The ballad concerns a draper called John Gilpin who rides a runaway horse.

  3. by William Cowper. Showing how he went Farther than he Intended, and Came Safe Home again. John G ILPIN was a citizen. Of credit and renown, A train-band captain eke was he. 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.

  4. THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN, SHEWING HOW HE WENT FARTHER THAN HE INTENDED AND CAME SAFE HOME AGAIN. 1 JOHN Gilpin was a citizen. 2 Of credit and renown, 3 A ...

  5. 9 de abr. de 2004 · Project Gutenberg's The Diverting History of John Gilpin, by William Cowper This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

  6. 27 de mar. de 2018 · The Diverting History of John Gilpin is a humorous ballad written by the English poet and hymnist William Cowper (1731–1800). It owes its existence to Lady Austen. One autumn afternoon in 1782 she noticed her friend William sinking into a depression.

  7. John Gilpin at his horse's side. Seized fast the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride, But soon came down again; [13] For saddle-tree scarce reached had he, His journey to begin, When, turning round his head, he saw. Three customers come in.