The History of Newmarket, and the Annals of the Turf: With Memoirs and Biographical Notices of the Habitués of Newmarket, and the Notable Turfites of Olden Times


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Side 114 - 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.
Side 221 - ... and dearest viands sea or land could afford. And all this once seen, and having feasted the eyes of the invited, was in a manner thrown away, and fresh set on to the same height, having only this advantage of the other, that it was hot.
Side 79 - He is extremely fond of tennis, at which game it is the prettiest thing in the world to see him play, his fair skin glowing through a shirt of the finest texture.
Side 114 - 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.
Side 139 - I was near a thousand pounds in debt; besides the queen was mightily offended with me for marrying, and most of my best friends; only my father was no ways displeased at it, which gave me great content.
Side 147 - Giuen at Our Mannour of Greenwich the foure and twentieth day of May, in the sixteenth yeere of Our Raigne of England, France and Ireland, and of Scotland the one and fiftieth.
Side 232 - ... of right ought to have, freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason, and bring to conclusion, the same...
Side 105 - Thy brute beasts' worth by their dams' qualities ? Say'st thou, this colt shall prove a...
Side 115 - ... their utmost speed), and not only kept his seat gracefully, in spite of every effort of the affrighted beast, but drawing his sword, with it guided him towards the Queen, and coming near her presence, plunged it in his throat, so that the animal fell dead at her feet.
Side 101 - Many were punished by their purses rather than their lives. Many gentlemen of England came thither to behald the Regent's court, where there was great provocation made for the running of horses. By chance my Lord Hamilton had there a horse sae weel bridled and sae speedy, that although he was of a meaner stature than other horses that essayit their speed, he overran them all a great way upon Solway Sands, whereby he obtained great praise both of England and Scotland at that time.

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