Horse Portraiture: Embracing Breeding, Rearing, and Training Trotters, with Their Management in the Stable and on the Track, and Preparation for Races; Including Histories of the Horse and Horsemen

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G.E. Woodward, 1867 - Dexter (Race horse) - 462 pages
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Page 348 - O, her beauty was fair to see, But still and steadfast was her ee ! Such beauty bard may never declare, For there was no pride nor passion there ; And the soft desire of maiden's een In that mild face could never be seen. Her seymar was the lily flower, And her cheek the moss-rose in the shower ; And her voice like the distant melodye, That floats along the twilight sea.
Page 140 - Round-hoof'd, 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 89 - Turned only to the grove his horse's reins, The grove I named before ; and, lighted there, A woodbine garland sought to crown his hair ; Then turned his face against the rising day, And raised his voice to welcome in the May : " For thee, sweet month, the groves green liveries wear, If not the first, the fairest of the year : For thee the Graces lead the dancing Hours, And Nature's ready pencil paints the flowers : When thy short reign is past, the feverish Sun The sultry tropic fears, and moves...
Page 17 - COME forth, my brave steed ! the sun shines on the vale, And the morning is bearing its balm on the gale — Come forth, my brave steed, and brush off as we pass, With the hoofs of thy speed, the bright dew from the grass. Let the lover go warble his strains to the fair — I regard not his rapture, and heed not his care ; But now, as we bound o'er the mountain and lea, I will weave, my brave steed, a wild measure to thee.
Page 17 - I will weave, my brave steed, a wild measure to thee. Away and away! — I exult in the glow Which is breathing its pride to my cheek, as we go ; And blithely my spirit springs forth — as the air Which is waving the mane of thy dark flowing hair. Hail, thou gladness of heart ! and thou freshness of soul! Which have never come o'er me in pleasure's control — Which the dance and the revel, the bowl and the board, Tho' they flush'd, and they fever'd, could never afford.
Page 17 - Through the silence but broke by the wild linnet's song; Not a sight to the eye, not a sound to the ear, To tell us that sin and that sorrow are near. Away — and away — and away then we pass; The blind mole shall not hear thy light foot on the grass; And the time which is flying while I am with thee, Seems as swift as thyself— as we bound o'er the lea.
Page 90 - For sprightly May commands our youth to keep The vigils of her night, and breaks their sluggard sleep; Each gentle breast with kindly warmth she moves; Inspires new flames, revives extinguished loves.
Page 1 - This book has been written in the hours intervening between the morning's drive and the evening's walk ; and when the rigors of winter put an end to active training, the labor of composition, and care of the horses, about equally divided the time. The practice recommended to be followed in these pages, in order that a horse may acquire condition and learn to trot fast, I offer with confidence. The treatment advised is no pet theory, but the result of years of practice, when the effects of...
Page 38 - I told you so," were to be fulfilled. That season the great panic overwhelmed the West, leaving thousands, who had thought themselves well off, entirely penniless ; it did not take long for me to realize that I was...
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