The American Horsewoman (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1884 - Horsemanship - 324 pages
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Page 13 - Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning out a well-proportion'd steed, His art with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should exceed: So did this horse excel a common one, In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone.
Page 249 - O my Kyrat, O my steed, Round and slender as a reed, Carry me this peril through! Satin housings shall be thine, Shoes of gold, O Kyrat mine, O thou soul of Kurroglou! "Soft thy skin as silken skein, Soft as woman's hair thy mane, Tender are thine eyes and true; All thy hoofs like ivory shine, Polished bright; O life of mine, Leap, and rescue Kurroglou!
Page 221 - With his high arched neck, and his nostril spread wide, His eye full of fire, and his step full of pride ! As I spring to his back, as I seize the strong rein, The strength to my spirit returneth again ! The bonds are all broken...
Page 13 - Round-hoofd, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostril wide, High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong, Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide : Look, what a horse should have he did not lack, Save a proud rider on so proud a back.
Page 238 - Now we're off like the winds to the plains whence they came, And the rapture of motion is thrilling my frame. On, on speeds my courser, scarce printing the sod, Scarce crushing a daisy to mark where he trod. On, on, like a deer, when the hounds...
Page 249 - Kyrat, then, the strong and fleet, Drew together his four white feet, Paused a moment on the verge, Measured with his eye the space, And into the air's embrace Leaped as leaps the ocean surge. As the ocean surge o'er...
Page 145 - Such a steed in the might of his strength may command ! What a glorious creature ! Ah ! glance at him now, As I check him a while on this green hillock's brow ; How he tosses his mane, with a shrill, joyous neigh, And paws the firm earth in his proud, stately play ! Hurrah ! off again, dashing on as in ire, Till the long, flinty pathway is flashing with...
Page 221 - When its fruits turn'd to ashes are mocking my taste, And its fairest scene seems but a desolate waste; Then come ye not near me my sad heart to cheer With friendship's soft accents, or sympathy's tear; No...
Page 238 - long a clear rivulet lieth his track ; See his glancing hoofs tossing the white pebbles back ! Now a glen dark as midnight. What matter ? We'll down Though shadows are round us and rocks o'er us frown ; The thick branches shake as we're hurrying through, And deck us with spangles of silvery dew. What a wild thought of triumph, that this girlish hand Such a steed in the might of his strength may command ! What a glorious creature...
Page 238 - The thick branches shake as we 're hurrying through, And deck us with spangles of silvery dew ! What a wild thought of triumph, that this girlish hand Such a steed in the might of his strength may command ! What a glorious creature ! Ah ! glance at him now, As I check him a while on this green hillock's brow ; How he tosses his mane, with a shrill joyous neigh, And paws the firm earth...

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