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" It was a platform, with a seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheefs, and supported in the front, upon the back of the horse, by means of a kind of proboscis, which, forming an arch, reached over the hind quarters of the horse, and passed through a ring,... "
Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Darwin: Chiefly During His Residence in Lichfield ... - Page 43
de Anna Seward - 1804 - 313 pages
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Memoirs of the life of dr. [E.] Darwin, chiefly during his residence at ...

Anna Seward - 1804 - 462 pages
...kind of probofcis, which, forming an arch, reached fcver the hind quarters of the horfe; and pafled through a ring, placed on an upright piece of iron, which worked in a focket, fixed in the faddle. The horfe could thus move from one fide of the road to the other, quartering,...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810 - 532 pages
...on a very high pair of wheels and supported in the front upon the back of the horses, by means (>fa kind of proboscis, which forming an arch, reached...to the other, quartering, as it is called, at the will of the driver, whose constant attention was necessarily employed to regulate a piece of manchinery...
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The Literature of Society, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862 - 356 pages
...described by Miss Seward : — ' It was a platform, with a seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, and supported in the front upon the back of the horse,...to the other, quartering, as it is called, at the will of the driver, whose constant attention was necessarily employed to regulate a piece of machinery...
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Evolution, old and new; or, The theories of Buffon, dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - 1879 - 436 pages
...construct a very singular carriage. It was a platform with a seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, and supported in the front upon the back of the horse,...proboscis which, forming an arch, reached over the hind-quarters of the horse, and passed through a ring, placed on an upright piece of iron, which worked...
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Evolution, Old and New: Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - 1879 - 402 pages
...of the horse, by means of a kind of proboscis which, forming an arch, reached over the hind-quarters of the horse, and passed through a ring, placed on...which worked in a socket fixed in the saddle. The * ' Memoirs,' &c., p. 21. horse could thus move from one side of the road to the other, quartering,...
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Erasmus Darwin, tr. by W.S. Dallas

Ernst Ludwig Krause - 1879 - 230 pages
..." It was " a platform," says Miss Seward, " with a " seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, " and supported in the front upon the back " of the horse, by means of a kind of pro" boscis, which, forming an arch, reached over " the hind quarters of the horse ; and passed " through...
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Erasmus Darwin

Ernst Krause - 1879 - 224 pages
..." It was " a platform," says Miss Seward, " with a " seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, " and supported in the front upon the back " of the horse, by means of a kind of pro'" boscis, which, forming an arch, reached over " the hind quarters of the horse ; and passed "...
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Great Men at Play, Volume 1

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - 1889 - 356 pages
...turning. " It was a platform," says Miss Seward,* " with a seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, and supported in the front upon the back of the horse...placed on an upright piece of iron — which worked on a socket, fixed in the saddle." However correct this carriage may have been in principle, Darwin,...
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Evolution, Old and New, Or, The Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and ...

Samuel Butler - 1911 - 702 pages
...was a platform with * seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, and supported in the front upon tho back of the horse, by means of a kind of proboscis which, forming an arch, reached over the hind-quarters of the horse, and passed through a ring, placed on an upright piece of iron, which worked...
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The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler: Evolution, old and new

Samuel Butler - 1924 - 426 pages
...construct a very singular carriage. It was a platform with a seat fixed upon a very high pair of wheels, and supported in the front upon the back of the horse,...proboscis which, forming an arch, reached over the hind-quarters of the horse, and passed through a ring, placed on an upright piece of iron, which worked...
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