American Horses and Horse Breeding: A Complete History of the Horse from the Remotest Period in His History to Date. The Horseman's Encyclopedia and Standard Authority on Horses, Embracing Breeds, Families, Breeding, Training, Shoeing, and General Management. The Modern and Practical Horse Doctor on the Cause, Nature, Symptoms, and Treatment of Diseases of All Kinds
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Page 270 - Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.
Page 335 - Whose footsteps ever wander'd there. The noiseless footsteps pass away, The stream flows on as yesterday ; Nor can it for a time be seen A benefactor there had been. Yet think not that the seed is dead Which in the lonely place is spread.; It lives, it lives — the spring is nigh, And soon its life shall testify. That silent stream, that desert ground, No more unlovely shall be found ; But scatter'd flowers of simplest grace Shall spread their beauty round the place.
Page 62 - ... described ; the hair of both was straight, and not inclined to curl. His head was good, not extremely small, but lean and bony; the face straight, forehead broad, ears small and very fine, but set rather wide apart. His eyes were medium size, very dark and prominent, with a spirited but pleasant expression, and showed no white around the edge of the lid. His nostrils were very large, the muzzle small, and lips close and firm.
Page 440 - The grass creeps o'er the flinty path, And the stealthy daisies steal, Where once the stage-horse, day by day, Lifted his iron heel. No more the weary stager dreads The toil of the coming morn; No more the bustling landlord runs, At the sound of the echoing horn; For the dust lies still upon the road, And bright-eyed children play, Where once the clattering hoof and wheel Rattled along the way. No more we hear the cracking whip, Or the strong wheels rumbling round; — And an iron horse is found!
Page 136 - The Percheron shows a very great analogy, by his coat, conformation, character of race, mild disposition, and endurance, to the Arab, of which he seems to be the son, notwithstanding certain differences, the result of time, climate, and the region in which he is bred and in which he lives. I have said that the Percheron horse exhibits in common with the Arab numerous marks of a common parentage and relationship: these marks are very obvious. A Percheron, a true Percheron, for some still exist, (as...
Page 191 - He was live-oak as well as hickory, for the best of his races were made after he was twenty years old. Topgallant was raised on Long Island. He was more than fourteen years of age before he was known at all as a trotter, except that he could go a distance — the whole length of the NewYork road — as well as any horse that had ever been extended on it.
Page 440 - We have spanned the world with an iron rail, And the steam-king rules us now ! The old turnpike is a pike no more — Wide open stands the gate...
Page 62 - ... itself at every step. His hair was short, and at almost all seasons soft and glossy. He had a little long hair about the fetlocks, and for two or three inches above the fetlock on the back side of the legs; the rest of the limbs was entirely free from it.
Page 151 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.