Wallace's Monthly Volume 9

Wallace's Monthly Volume 9

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...only to Mr. Corbin, but to all Quincy, when, three years ago, the noble Amboy was burned to a shapeless crisp in a fire that consumed the stable in which he was standing. To the present moment the whole people of this community speak of that cruel and untimely death as having entailed upon "western Illinois a loss of incalculable magnitude. He was unquestionably one of the greatest of horses. All his foals, including those from the poorest and scrubbiest of mares, are large, strong, rangy, stylish, elegantly formed, remarkably tractable, beautifully gaited. They all possess that excellent type of limbs and feet in which the practical horseman delights, and are so wonderfully alike in shape and color that when you have seen one of them you have seen the host. Indeed, I have nowhere noticed on the American continent, in the descendants of any stallion, a uniformity that will begin to compare with theirs. They all look and act as if they had been cast in exactly the same mold, and, in their rich, silky, chestnut coats present to the appreciative beholder an appearance whose effects can no more be told in words than a current of electricity can be painted in colors. The proofs are superabundant that Amboy is entitled to be ranked as the founder of a family. In conformation and in disposition his get are as clear a departure from the Bashaws as the Hambletonians are from the Messengers. They are decidedly unique. Their tribal distinctions are unusually palpable and amazingly constant, showing in their progenitor a power of self-perpetuation never excelled in the history of their species. These facts show to me that the dam of Amboy, like the dam of Andrew Jackson, and the dam of Mambrino Chief, 11, was, although unknown in pedigree, one of those...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565010
  • 9781236565013