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HORSES
[ Also see Animals Donkeys Horsemanship Livery Mammals ]

And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimski; for he driveth furiously.
      - Bible, II Kings (ch. IX, v. 20)

Then I cast loose my buff coat, each halter let fall,
  Shook off both my jack-boots, let go belt and all,
    Stood up in the stirrup, leaned, patted his ear,
      Called my Roland his pet name, my horse without peer;
        Clapped my hands, laughed and sang, any noise bad or good,
          'Til at length into Aix Roland galloped and stood.
      - Robert Browning,
        How They Brought the News from Ghent

Gamaun is a dainty steed,
  Strong, black, and of a noble breed,
    Full of fire, and full of bone,
      With all his line of fathers known;
        Fine his nose, his nostrils thin,
          But blown abroad by the pride within;
            His mane is like a river flowing,
              And his eyes like embers glowing
                In the darkness of the night,
                  And his pace as swift as light.
      - Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter),
        The Blood Horse

They have in themselves what they value in their horse, mettle and bottom.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morgan!--She ain't nothing else, and I've got the papers to prove it.
  Sired by Chippewa Chief, and twelve hundred dollars won't buy her.
    Briggs of Turlumme owned her. Did you know Briggs of Turlumme?--
      Busted hisself in White Pine and blew out his brains down in Frisco?
      - Bret Harte (Francis Bret Harte), Chiquita

They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion.
      - Kate Millett

My beautiful! my, beautiful!
  That standest meekly by
    With thy proudly arch'd and glossy neck,
      And dark and fiery eye;--
        The stranger hath thy bridle-rein--
          Thy master hath his gold
            Fleet-limb'd and beautiful, farewell!
              Thou 'rt sold, my steed--thou 'rt sold!
      - Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton)

Villain, a horse--Villain, I say, give me a horse to fly,
  To swim the river, villain, and to fly.
      - George Peele, Battle of Alcazar
         (act V, l. 104)

The wildest colts only make the best horses.
      - Plutarch, Life of Themistocles

An two men ride of a horse, one must ride behind.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Much Ado About Nothing
         (Dogberry at III, v)

Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs
  Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents
    The armorers accomplishing the knights,
      With busy hammers closing rivets up,
        Give dreadful note of preparation.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Fifth
         (Chorus at IV, chorus)

The king is come. Deal mildly with his youth;
  For young hot colts, being raged, do rage the more.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
         (York at II, i)

Give me another horse! Bind up my wounds!
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
         (King Richard at V, iii)

A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
         (King Richard at V, iv)

Round-hoofed, 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.
      - William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis
         (l. 295)

Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real centre of the household.
      - George Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House

I saw them go; one horse was blind,
  The tails of both hung down behind,
    Their shoes were on their feet.
      - Horace Smith and James Smith,
        Rejected Addresses--The Baby's Debut

His neck is high and erect, his head replete with intelligence, his belly short, his back full, and his proud chest swells with hard muscles.
  [Lat., Ardua cervix,
    Argumtumque caput, brevis alvos, obessaque terga,
      Luxuriatque toris animosum pectus.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        Georgics (III, 79)

And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run.
  [Lat., Quadrupedumque putrem cursu quatit ungula campum.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (XI, 875),
        cited as an example of onomatopoeia

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
      - Alice Walker


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