The Post and the Paddock

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Rogerson & Tuxford, 1862 - 387 pages
 

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Page 113 - Kates, and Jennies, All the names that banish care ; Lavish of your grandsire's guineas, Show the spirit of an heir. "All that prey on vice and folly Joy to see their quarry fly : There the gamester, light and jolly, There the lender, grave and sly.
Page 89 - I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, etc., a French boy singing love songs, in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at basset round a large table, a bank of at least ¿2,000 in gold before them; upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment. Six days after was all in the dust...
Page 22 - I presumed, expounding the law and the prophets ; until, on drawing a little nearer, I found he was only expatiating on the merits of a brown horse.
Page 91 - ... afraid of breaking it. •' This is the true way a horse should be held fast in his running. '' NB — If the Jockey Club will be pleased to give me two hundred guineas, I will make them a bridle as I believe never was, and I believe can never be, excelled for their light weights to hold their hones from running away.
Page 114 - Waggon and six bay horses (so were barouches called when first introduced at that time) — the coachman on the box being replaced by Sir John Lade — issued out of the gates of the Pavilion, and, gliding up the green ascent, was stationed close to the great stand, where it remained the centre of attraction for the day. At dinner-time, the Pavilion was resplendent with lights, and a sumptuous banquet was served to a large party...
Page 56 - Facetious Jemmy," were equally odd hands. Epsom had fired up the latter's desire to come on to the Turf, and he descended from his coachman's box at Hedley for that purpose, and sported his "noble lord" hat, white cords, deep bass voice, and vulgar dialect on it for the first time about 1812.
Page 304 - Gurney about as far behind them, reached the gate. Finding it locked, he turned his horse round and went over it ; and to his amazement, as he glanced back, the Norfolk welter and his horse were in the air. Fortune favoured them, and although Robin rapped it like thunder with every leg, they landed safe.
Page 113 - Steyne at an early hour, to commence their operations on the first day, and the buzz was tremendous, till Lord Foley and Mellish, the two great confederates of that day, would approach the ring, and then a sudden silence ensued to await the opening of their books.
Page 119 - I wont run there," was all the response he received to his officious suggestion. Jack having thus thrust himself into the conversation, was made to furnish a little sport in his turn, and told to canter his mare. Away they went — the mare gaily cocking her tail, and Jack leaning forward in his stirrups, to the intense amusement of the four ; and when he was fairly out of ear-shot, the King began with — " There's a nice mare — look at Jack too, how he sticks himself out ; he thinks he can ride...
Page 90 - ... the more under him, his sinews less extended, less exertion, his wind less locked ; the horse running thus to order, feeling light for his rider's wants ; his parts are more at ease and ready, and can run considerably faster when called upon, to what he can when that he has been running in the fretting, sprawling attitudes, with part of his rider's weight in his mouth.

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