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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
1728. For Sale, a Horse
By Charles Edward Taylor
IN good condition,
Cheap, on account of competition,
Well-broken, easy on his bridle,
With curb or snaffle never idle.
A very little child can ride him,        5
And carry three or four beside him.
Why plod when you can ride so cheaply?
There is no need to ponder deeply.
I ’ll warrant he ’ll not bite nor kick you;
I ’ve not the slightest wish to stick you!        10
However short you are, you ’re suited,
For low-stand men can mount when booted.
Come, buy my steed with manner gracious.
He ’ll aid your reading of Horatius.


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