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John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear,
-Though wedded we have been
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
On horseback after we,
He soon' replied I do admire
Of womankind but one,
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.
Quoth Mrs. Gilpin_That's well said ;
And for that wine is dear,
Which is both bright and clear.
John Gilpin kiss'd his loving wife,
O'erjoy'd was he to find
She had a frugal mind,
The morning came, the chaise was brought,
But yet was not allow'd
Should say that the was proud,
So three doors of the chaise was stay'd,
Where they did all
Smack went the whip, round went the wheel,
Were never folk fo glad,
As if Cheapside were mad.
For saddle-tree scarce reach'd had he,
His journey to begin,
Three customers come in.
So down he came, for loss of time
Although it grieved him fore,
Would troubic him much more.