The turf register, and sportsman & breeder's stud-book, by W. Pick [and R. Johnson].

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1822
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Page 395 - And though he parted with his Purity at a great price, Yet his honour and good name remained untarnished to the end of his life.
Page 394 - His sympathetic feelings for distress and his charity for all mankind. Various and wonderful were the means which enabled him, With unsullied reputation, To support his course of life, in which he saw and experienced many Trials And many vicissitudes of fortune, and though often hard pressed Whipped and spurred by that jockey, Necessity, He never swerved out of the course of Honour.
Page 106 - Thousands from every part of the surrounding country thronged to the ground. In order to keep the course as clear as possible, several additional people were employed ; and...
Page 106 - ... most capital style : her horse, however, had much the shorter stroke of the two. When within a mile of being home, Mr Flint pushed forward, and got the lead, which he kept. Mrs Thornton used every exertion ; but, finding it impossible to win the race, she drew up, in a sportsmanlike style, when within about two distances.
Page 394 - Which enabled him, with unsullied reputation, To support his course of life : In which he saw and experienced Many TRIALS, and many vicissitudes of fortune ; And tho' often hard pressed, whipped, and spurred.
Page 22 - He was entered for the Gold Cup, against Phocion, Fortune, Pilot, and several others, when he was backed to win at high odds, but the night before running, some villains broke two locks and got into the stable to Magog, and by cutting his tongue nearly off, and giving him something inwardly, rendered him, at that time incapable of starting ; In consequence thereof, a fresh entry took place, and the bets declared void.
Page 106 - Boynton; afterwards appeared Mr. Flint. They started a little past four o'clock. The lady took the lead for upwards of three miles, in a most capital style. Her horse, however, had much the shorter stroke of the two. When within a mile of being home, Mr. Flint pushed forward and got the lead, which he kept. Mrs. Thornton used every exertion, but finding it impossible to win the race, she drew up in a sportsmanlike style, when within about two distances.
Page 395 - Although he parted with his PURITY At a great price, Yet his honor and good name Remained untarnished to the end of his life. At his death, indeed, SLANDER, (In the semblance of PITY) Talk'd much of his insolvency, And much of the ruin of individuals ; But the proof of his substance, And of a surplus not much inferior To his original patrimony, Soon answered, refuted, and wiped away the calumny. To sum up the abstract of his character, It may truly be said of him, That his frailties were few ; His...
Page 106 - Boynton ; afterwards appeared Mr. Flint. They started a little past four o'clock. The lady took the lead for upwards of three miles, in a most capital style. Her horse, however, had much the shorter stroke of the two. When within a mile of being home, Mr. Flint pushed forward, and got {he lead, which he kept. Mrs. Thornton used every exertion ; but finding it impossible to win the race, she drew up, in...

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