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Page 70 - ... of the horse; and if he shall start his horse without so doing, the prize shall be withheld for a period to be fixed upon by the Stewards, at the expiration of which time, if the qualification be not proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards, he shall not be entitled to the prize, though his horse shall have come in first; but it shall be given to the owner of the second horse. When the qualification of a horse is objected to after that time, the person making the objection must prove the disqualification.
Page 242 - ... for Angling was, after tedious study, 'a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness ; and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.
Page 68 - ... subscribe his name to a paper to be hung up in the Coffee-room at Newmarket, and deliver to the Keeper of the Match-book the name or description of...
Page 64 - If only two stewards be present, they shall fix upon a third person, being a member of the club, in lieu of the absent steward ; but the stewards, if they think fit, may call in any other members of the jockey club to their assistance ; or may refer the case to a general meeting of the jockey club, if the importance or difficulty of the matter in dispute shall appear to them to require it.
Page 151 - The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he, desperate, takes the death, With sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengthened line...
Page 101 - ... bells, the animated looks and warlike bearing of their riders, presented one of the most extraordinary and pleasing sights that we have ever witnessed. The race was well contested, and terminated only by the horses being fatigued and out of breath ; but though every one was emulous to outstrip his companion, honour and fame were the only reward of the competitors. A few naked boys, on ponies without saddles, then rode over the course, after which the second and last heat commenced. This was not...
Page 66 - ... notes, payable on demand, and be paid into the hands of the person appointed by the Stewards to receive the same: and in default thereof by any person, he shall pay the whole stake as a loser, whether his horse came in first or not, unless such person shall have previously obtained the consent of the party or parties with whom he is engaged, to his not staking.
Page 68 - The Whip may be challenged for on the Monday or Tuesday in the First Spring, or on Monday or Tuesday in the Second October Meeting in each year, and the acceptance must be signified, or the Whip resigned, before the end of the same Meeting.
Page 192 - Britain, which appeared in 1662, observes, with his usual singularity of thought and quaintness of style, that "at Leamington, two miles from Warwick, there issueth out within a stride of the womb of the earth, two twin springs, as different in taste and operation, as Jacob and Esau in disposition — the one salt, the other fresh. This the meanest countryman does plainly see by their effects, whilst it would puzzle a consultation of physicians to assign the cause thereof.
Page 138 - Stood on my feet: about me round I saw Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, And liquid lapse of murmuring streams; by these Creatures that lived and moved, and walked or flew; Birds on the branches warbling; ~a.ll things smiled; With fragrance and with joy my heart o'erflowed.