Luckless Speech

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A man on horseback who was talking to a friend has his horse startled by a braying ass
Ah! luckless speech, and bootless boast!
For which he paid full dear;
For while he spake, a braying ass
Did sing most loud and clear.
(P. 71.)

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A man on horseback who was talking to a pedestrian friend on a country road has his horse startled by a braying ass.

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