The New sporting magazine, Volume 13

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Page 181 - 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.
Page 18 - I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Page 264 - A.sgill for a Wit, or Toland for a Philosopher, if the inexhaustible Stock of Christianity had not been at hand to provide them with Materials ? What other Subject through all Art or Nature could have produced Tindal for a profound Author, or furnished him with Readers? It is the wise Choice of the Subject that alone adorns and distinguishes the Writer. For had a hundred such Pens as these been employed on the Side of Religion, they would have immediately sunk into Silence and Oblivion.
Page 179 - ... painted with variable colours, with two or three hundred men, women, and children, following it with great devotion.
Page 54 - A second chetah was slipped at the same time, but after making four or five desperate bounds, by which he nearly reached his prey, suddenly gave up the pursuit, and came growling sulkily back to his cart. As soon as the deer is pulled down, a keeper runs up, hoods the chetah, cuts the victim's throat, and receiving some of the blood in a wooden ladle, thrusts it under the leopard's nose.
Page 258 - ... his position with the agility of a monkey ; while his companion occasionally ran in as opportunity offered, and with much dexterity gave the animal a thrust with his long knife, retreating at the same moment from within reach of its capacious jaws as it whirled round upon the extraordinary pivot which his companion had so successfully placed in its tail. The battle lasted about half an hour, terminating in the slaughter of the alligator, and the triumph of his conquerors, who were not long in...
Page 349 - Careless of censure, nor too fond of fame ; Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame ; Averse alike to flatter, or offend ; Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend.
Page 135 - WHEN Time, who steals our years away, Shall steal our pleasures too, The memory of the past will stay, And half our joys renew.
Page 380 - ... greatness. What a fool art thou, A ramping fool ; to brag, and stamp, and swear, Upon my party ! Thou cold-blooded slave, Hast thou not spoke like thunder on my side ? Been sworn my soldier? Bidding me depend Upon thy stars, thy fortune, and thy strength? And dost thou now fall over to my foes? Thou wear a lion's hide ! doff it for shame, And hang a calf s-skin on those recreant limbs.
Page 257 - ... animal, one of the natives stood up from his crouching position, holding a spear about six feet long, which with one blow he struck through the animal's tail into the sand. A most strenuous contest immediately ensued ; the man with the spear holding it in the sand as firmly as his strength allowed him, and clinging to it as it became necessary to shift his position with the agility of a monkey ; while his companion occasionally ran in as opportunity offered, and with much dexterity gave the animal...

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