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" ... voluptuously, not a prince on earth perhaps with half the appetite, and never-failing relish ; and instead of being obliged to drag through the dirt after the most sluggish, obstinate, and despised among our animals, I was mounted on the noblest that... "
Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft - Page 109
by Thomas Holcroft - 1816 - 320 pages
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 70

1816
...animals, I wan mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...wind : was not this a change such as might excite reflexion even in the mind of a boy ) " Whether I had or had not begun to scrawl and imitate writing,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 86, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1816
...care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings of tlie wind. Was not this.a change, such as might excite reflection even in the mind of a boy ?" .. , Mr. Holcroft's narrative end* at p. 195; and Mr. Hazlitt, the editor, continues it, as intimated...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...might excite reflection even in the mind of a boy ?" We must, however, pass over the account which he gives of his life as a stable boy, interesting...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 15

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...might excite reflection even in the mind of a boy?" We must, however, pass over the account which he gives of his life as a stable-boy, interesting as...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

---- Clarke - Great Britain - 1834
...contains ; had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wing» of the wind. Was not this a change such as might excite reflection, even in the mind of a boy ?" He remained at Newmarket about two years and a half, during which time he had read Gulliver's Travels,...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 13

Englishmen - 1837
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...wind : was not this a change such as might excite reflexion even in the mind of a boy ? Whether I had or had not begun to scrawl and imitate writing,...
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History of the British Turf: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 2

James Christie Whyte - Horse racing - 1840
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...might excite reflection even in the mind of a boy ?" The following description of what the author calls the " grandeur of alarm" in the horse, is particularly...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1840 - 562 pages
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...the wind. Was not this a change such as might excite reflec tion even in the mind of a boy 1" We must, however, pass over the account which he gives of...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...might excite reflection even in the mind of a boy?" We must, however, pass over the account which he gives of his life as a stable-boy, interesting as...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...animals, I was mounted on the noblest that the earth contains, had him under my care, and was borne by him over hill and dale, far outstripping the wings...such as might excite reflection even in the mind of a b°.y- ' Passing over the account which he gives of his life as a stableboy, interesting as are many...
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