The Hunting-Field

The Hunting-Field

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...said I, " you find him a game horse, which I do not at all doubt he is, never part with him. I am quite sure he can go in any country, and there is not one in a hundred that can go as he can, even if you picked one for them; depend upon it, ' he knows all about it: ' and now for ' Gaudy.'" " Lancer, if you please," said my friend, laughing. " Lancet would be a more appropriate name, I think," said I, " for I suspect it is a little article quite likely to be wanted if you succeed in getting him through a burst." " Well," said I, on seeing the grey, " he certainly is a very fine horse; it is just possible he may be a hunter, or to be made so; but I never saw one like him a good one. He has no determinate going points, and no indication of wear and tear properties about him; but nous NO GO. 105 The grey was pleasant, and a grand horse to sit upon, a fine mouth, and his walk capital; but the moment I put him in a trot the up-knee action made me say, " Oh my prophetic soul! if you gallop like a hunter I'll eat you;" so it was: his gallop was just what it should be at a review, but anything but what it should be at " a fixture." " Now," said I, " hunter or not, a hurdle is, as Sterne says, ' No great matter.'" Jerry had not topped it a bit better than did the grey. " Come," says I, "you are at home at this game at least; now for a bit of fencing." I put at the afore-mentioned fence, leisurely I allow, expecting him to take it ' without hurry or care: " it was, however, " no go;" he came round on a pivot. " Humph! you want a little more powder for a point-blank shot, I suppose," thought I. I gave him a rattler up to it next time: he obliqued to the right and to the left, but a taste of the ash above the bit kept him straight till, coming to the ditch, more

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