A Manual of Coaching

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J.B. Lippincott, 1900 - Coaching - 579 pages
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Page 494 - THE RULE OF THE ROAD. The rule of the road, is a paradox quite Both in riding and driving along ; If you go to the left you are sure to go right, If you go to the right you go wrong...
Page 13 - FIVE-AND-THIRTY years ago the glory had not yet departed from the old coach-roads : the great roadside inns were still brilliant with well-polished tankards, the smiling glances of pretty barmaids, and the repartees of jocose ostlers ; the mail still announced itself by the merry notes of the horn ; the hedgecutter or the rick-thatcher might still know the exact hour by the unfailing yet otherwise meteoric apparition of the pea-green Tally-ho...
Page 427 - ... corded silk plush, made to button over the calf of the leg, with sixteen strings, and rosettes to each knee ; the boots very short, and finished with very broad straps, which hung over the tops and down to the...
Page 494 - The rule of the road, is a paradox quite Both in riding and driving along ; If you go to the left you are sure to go right, If you go to the right you go wrong : But in walking the streets, 'tis a different case, To the right it is right you should bear, To the left should be left quite enough of free space For the persons you chance to meet there.
Page 8 - Edinburgh, every other Tuesday, and meet at Burrow-bridge on Saturday night, and set out from thence on Monday morning, and get to London and Edinburgh on Friday. In...
Page 524 - ... should be of carpet or any other suitable material, not leather. The inside of the coach is usually finished in hard wood or leather. The coachman's driving apron, when not in use, should be folded on the driving cushion, outside out. A foot-board watch with case should be provided. The driving cushion should have a pocket on the near side. The iron rails on the roof, between the front and back seats, should have a lattice or network of leather straps to prevent small luggage, coats, rugs, etc.,...
Page 553 - NIMROD'S northern tour, descriptive of the principal hunts in Scotland and the north of England ; with the tabletalk of distinguished sporting characters, and anecdotes of masters of hounds, crack riders and celebrated amateur dragsmen. [By Charles James APPERLEY.] London : 1838. Octavo.* NINA. A tale for the twilight. By S. M., author of " The story of a family," " The maiden aunt," " The use of sunshine,
Page 546 - HARRY HIEOVER.- STABLE TALK AND TABLE TALK; or, SPECTACLES for YOUNG SPORTSMEN.
Page 8 - The Edinburgh stage-coach, for the better accommodation of passengers, will be altered to a new genteel two-end glass coach machine, hung on steel springs, exceeding light and easy, to go in ten days in summer, and twelve in winter...
Page 133 - We now come to one of the divisions of our subject important from a practical point of view — the position of the center of gravitv of the coach. The center of gravity of a body is that part in which its whole weight may be considered as concentrated; in a symmetrical body of equal thickness and equal density in all its parts it is at the center of the figure of the body. For example, a square piece of board of even thickness will have its center of gravity at the point at which its two diagonals...

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