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William Cowper - John Gilpin Dear Matthew, I am writing to tell you all about my misfortunes I had last month upon my wedding day

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William Cowper - John Gilpin Dear Matthew, I am writing to tell you all about my misfortunes I had last month upon my wedding day. My wife decided that after 10years of marriage that it was time to go on holiday for the first time. As you know, she is very conscious about money and extremely proud, so she brought a carriage for herself, our 3children, her sister and her child, and so I had to ride upon horseback behind them but no-one was able to know. So once the morning arrived, I kissed her goodbye and we set off. The horse was misbehaving; I could not control him at all, all the time he was bucking, trotting and galloping when it wasn't necessary and especially on stony roads, so I fell off about twice. ...read more.

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It was terrifying, I was holding onto the reins for dear life. He continued to do this for miles, even through the towns. The town's people even believed I was racing and so cheered me on. I was confused and it scared the horse so it again galloped off leaving me holding on for dear life. I finally reached where I was meant to be and where my wife and the rest of my family were waiting for me. We went past them and they shouted after me to stop as they were all hungry and wanted to rest but the horse kept going and wouldn't stop. We kept going until we reached the horse's owners horse, and finally the horse stopped! ...read more.

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Unfortunately that didn't work, and the horse got more scared and so galloped faster and faster. We then went past some other people who thought I was a highwayman as I was riding away and the boy was chasing after me. They kept shouting at me "stop thief" and as I didn't they all joined in, in the chase. When we arrived at the town I was meant to being staying at they thought I was still racing and so cheered me on even more, as they thought I had won. Was indeed a very bizarre way to spend my wedding day, and although I regret being away from my wife on that day I do not regret anything that happened that day! Hope to hear your response soon. John Gilpin ?? ?? ?? ?? Pre-1914 Narrative Poetry Lynzi Best 11.2 ...read more.

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