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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...s military services, and the elder at home at Schloss Galgenstein breeding horses, hunting wild boars, swindling tenants, living in a great house with... ...tailed, barrel-bel- lied, thick-flanked, arch-necked, Roman-nosed Flanders horses, which were the property of the two gentlemen now taking their ease ... ..., is the only thing which the readers of romances care to hear? The little horse-boy, who was leading the two black Flanders horses up and down the gr... ...nd down the green, might have put them in the stable for any good that the horses got by the gentle exercise which they were now taking in the cool ev... ...leek shining coats; but the lad had been especially ordered so to walk the horses about until he received further commands from the gentlemen reposing... ...ing suddenly to find himself sixty or sev- enty miles from the place where Somnus first visited him: as, we say, although you sit still, Time, poor wr...

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The Iliad of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...es of glo- rious and inimitable performances. Thus Homer has his “speaking horses;” and Virgil his “myrtles distilling blood;” where the latter has no... ...me, when Otreus fill’d the throne, When godlike Mygdon led their troops of horse, And I, to join them, raised the T rojan force: Against the manlike A... ...and Pollux, first in martial force, One bold on foot, and one renown’d for horse. My brothers these; the same our native shore, One house contain’d us... ...er’d at his side: His youthful face a polish’d helm o’erspread; The waving horse-hair nodded on his head: His figured shield, a shining orb, he takes,... ...Chromius, Hæmon, round him wait, Bias the good, and Pelagon the great. The horse and chariots to the front assign’d, The foot (the strength of war) he... ...e lies. A splendid footstool, and a throne, that shine With gold unfading, Somnus, shall be thine; The work of Vulcan; to indulge thy ease, When wine ... ...vapours shed The golden vision round his sacred head; For Juno’s love, and Somnus’ pleasing ties, Have closed those awful and eternal eyes.” 280 The ...

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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

...y the neck. 15 Melville “Never you mind how it is”—with a sneer; “but all horses ain’t virtuous, no more than all men kind; and come close to, and mu... ...n ordinary interest. The other proceeded: “In my boyhood I was kicked by a horse, and lay insen- sible for a long time. Upon recovering, what a blank!... ...ring, what a blank! No faintest trace in regard to how I had come near the horse, or what horse it was, or where it was, or that it was a horse at all... ...innocent in- dependence, you skip for joy.” “Fine skipping with these ‘ere horse-posts—ha ha!” “Pardon; I forgot the crutches. My mind, figuring you a... ...ss?” “Aye, and poets send out the sick spirit to green pastures, like lame horses turned out unshod to the turf to renew their hoofs. A sort of yarb-d... ...ould have a good time with Souter John and Tam O’Shanter, otherwise called Somnus and Morpheus, two very good fellows, though one was not very bright,...

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The Odyssey of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...s royal guest; And for the promised journey bids prepare The smooth hair’d horses, and the rapid car. Observant of his word, tire word scarce spoke, T... ...is tongue the fluttering murmurs died. Meantime Minerva, from the fraudful horse, Back to the court of Priam bent your course.” “Inclement fate! (T el... ...d Phoebus shined in vain, Nor, till oblique he sloped his evening ray, Had Somnus dried the balmy dews away. Then female voices from the shore I heard... ...mpliment to the poet, desires him to sing the intro duction of the wooden horse into Troy, which subject pro voking his tears, Alcinous inquires of ... ... of nobler line, Or if of nobler, Memnon, it was thine. “When Ilion in the horse received her doom, And unseen armies ambush’d in its womb, Greece gav... ...vage, and the natives kill. The spreading clamour to their city flies, And horse and foot in mingled tumult rise. 204 The Odyssey of Homer The redden...

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Typee a Romance of the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...d romance. Longfellow, I believe, is not yet at the Oxbow, else the winged horse would neigh at him. But here in Lenox I should find our most truthful... ...re gone! Yes, they are all departed, and there is nothing left us but salt-horse and sea-biscuit. Oh! ye state-room sailors, who make so much ado abou... ...THE ADMIRAL—SENSATION PRODUCED BY THE ARRIVAL OF THE STRANG- ERS—THE FIRST HORSE SEEN BY THE ISLAND- ERS—REFLECTIONS—MISERABLE SUBTERFUGE OF THE FRENC... ...y their vocation. But nothing gained so large a share of admi- ration as a horse, which had been brought from Valparaiso by the Achille, one of the ve... ...se of water not unlike in figure the space included within the limits of a horse-shoe. It is, perhaps, nine miles in circum- ference. You approach it ... ...siness of life, for they pass a large portion of their time in the arms of Somnus. The na- tive strength of their constitution is no way shown more em...

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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

... gained his livelihood for some time after coming to London by holding the horses of those who rode to the play. This legend is as idle as any one of ... ...e of those which we have just exposed. No custom ever existed of riding on horseback to the play. Gentlemen, who rode valuable horses, would assuredly... ...for two or even four hours; and persons of inferior rank would not ride on horseback in the town. Besides, had such a custom ever existed, stables (or... ...te upon Pope’s humorous report to Lord Burlington of his Oxford journey on horseback with Lintot; and this note involves a sheer impossibility. The le... ... Rorifera gelidum tenuaverat aera biga Jam pecudes volucresque tacent. jam somnus avaris Inserpit curis, pronusque per aera nutat, Grata laboratae ref...

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