The Turf And The Racehorse; Describing Trainers And Training, The Stud-farm, The Sires And…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byR. H. Copperthwaite

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... TURF TOPICS. "What reams of paper, floods of ink, Do some men spoil, who never think! And so, perhaps, you '11 say of me; In which some readers may agree. Still I write on, and tell you why: Nothing's so bad, you can't deny, But may instruct or entertain, Without the risk of giving pain." Ancient history tells us that Nero loved his monkey, and Caligula his horse; indeed, to such an extent did the latter carry his affection for the animal, that he appears to have lavished upon him every luxury and comfort, to a degree exceeding (if possible) his barbarous treatment of his miserable subjects: his only wish, in the one instance, being that " the Roman people had but one head, that it might be struck off at one blow;" whilst in the other he was wont to swear by his Incitatus, whom he honoured with a palace, guards, and servants, and entertained at his own table, giving him gilded barley to eat and wine to drink in golden cups; clothing him in purple, with a collar of pearls; and on the eve of running his race having him carefully watched by a guard of honour, lest his rest should be disturbed. Is it, therefore, to be wondered at that this noble animal, possessing such silent B power and influence over the hardened heart and mind of the cruel Caligula should, in the enlightened nineteenth century, be the admiration of mankind; particularly when we consider how far he tends towards our health, happiness, and amusement, independently of his usefulness in other respects? But however beautiful and noble he appears under ordinary circumstances, and in other places, nowhere does he shine so brilliantly, or show to such perfection, as when, in blooming health and condition, we find him on the turf, ready to contend for victory; and how gamely does the true thoroughb...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... TURF TOPICS. "What reams of paper, floods of ink, Do some men spoil, who never think! And so, perhaps, you '11 say of me; In w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217111254

ISBN - 13:9780217111256

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