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John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear,

-Though wedded we have been
These twice ten tedious years, yet we
No holiday have seen.


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To-morrow is our wedding-day,

And we will then repair Unto the Bell at Edmonton,

All in a chaise and pair.

My sister and my sister's child,

Myself and children three
Will áll the chaise, fo you must ride

On horseback after we,

He soon' replied I do admire

Of womankind but one,
And you are she, my dearest dear,

Therefore it shall be done.

I am a linen-draper bold,

As all the world doth know, And my good friend the Callender

Will lend his horse to go.

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Quoth Mrs. Gilpin_That's well said ;

And for that wine is dear,
We will be furnish'd with our own,

Which is both bright and clear.

John Gilpin kiss'd his loving wife,

O'erjoy'd was he to find
That though on pleasure she was bent,

She had a frugal mind,

The morning came, the chaise was brought,

But yet was not allow'd
To drive up to the door, lest all 21:

Should say that the was proud,

get in,

So three doors of the chaise was stay'd,

Where they did all
Six precious fouls, and all agog
To dalh through thick and thin.



Smack went the whip, round went the wheel,

Were never folk fo glad,
The stones did rattle underneath

As if Cheapside were mad.

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For saddle-tree scarce reach'd had he,

His journey to begin,
When turning round his head he saw,

Three customers come in.

So down he came, for loss of time

Although it grieved him fore,
Yet loss of pence, full well he knew,

Would troubic him much more.


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