Puck Volume 17

Puck Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... other hand, the jockey may wish to "pull the horse," and find to his cost 'the highspirited and higli-minded animal above taking part in a dishonest action. Rather than be a party to a fraud, the indignant racer bolts across lots and lands the wicked jockey heels upward in some convenient ditch. The conclusion to be drawn from all this is that the race-horse must have a proper incentive for exerting himself, and that he will materially deteriorate unless he knows that he is running for " big money." It necessarily follows that if betting were prohibited, high culture among race-horses could never be brought about.4--_ AN EXCHANGE tells us how base-balls are made. Having read the article carefully, we fancy we know why boarding-house fish-balls are indigestible. People need and crave advice on so many subjects that one knows not where to begin. Besides, there are so many sorts of people that, in addressing the public at large, it is difficult to discover what topic will, by its timely discussion, produce the best general result. To advise an individual is a matter of comparative ease. Advising the Prince of Wales, should speak of tailors, deeply-conceived trips to Ireland, sitting for pictures, hair-dressers, court receptions, and, under this last head, of how to instruct the gauntlet of lords and other fiunkeys, so that no one might pass into the Most Petty Presence without the correct number of buttons on his coat. Not, dear Madam, as you very spiritedly remark, that these things are of any worth, but they are suited to the Prince's comprehension, and a nice knowledge of them is necessary. in his august business. I think, too, that I could give the Prince some points on picking out American beauties;...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916328
  • 9781236916327