Next, an order from the general sent the artillery galloping to the rear for about an eighth of a mile, where, after a short detour to the left and a mad race across swampy, ditch-dug fields, it took up a temporary position on a convenient knoll.
And though by their education such men may be better qualified, and more refined; yet there be many symptoms by which they may likely be descried, an affected fantastical carriage, a tailor-like spruceness, a peculiar garb in all their proceedings; choicer than ordinary in his diet, and as Hierome well describes such a one to his Nepotian; "An upstart born in a base cottage, that scarce at first had coarse bread to fill his hungry guts, must now feed on kickshaws and made dishes, will have all variety of flesh and fish, the best oysters," &c. A beggar's brat will be commonly more scornful, imperious, insulting, insolent, than another man of his rank: "Nothing so intolerable as a fortunate fool," as Tully found out long since out of his experience; Asperius nihil est humili cum surgit in altum, set a beggar on horseback, and he will ride a gallop, a gallop, &c. ------"desaevit in omnes Dum se posse putat, nec bellua saevior ulla est, Quam servi rabies in libera colla furentis;" he forgets what he was, domineers, &c., and many such other symptoms he hath, by which you may know him from a true gentleman.
The three youngsters rushed wildly on, and stumbling blindly over the boundary hedge, continued their mad gallop across a narrow field.
They had seen many a good gallop together, and rolled over each other with the utmost good-humour, in every description of soil.
She even fancied, once or twice, that she could hear the gallop of his horse's hoofs.
The footman lags behind to tipple ale and wine, And goes gallop, a gallop, a gallop, to make up his time.
And at last, late in the afternoon, there was the captain coming--coming at a swift gallop--and Bill steeled himself for the onslaught like a knight in a joust against a charging antagonist.
Farther off, a pall of red vapour veiled the gallop of the last horsemen wheeling away toward Rabat.
and I a Squire of Tavestock: well, Don John, I am a little in hast & am unmannerly constreynd to leave your Castilian on foote, while my Devonshire worship shall teach your Spanish Jennett an English gallop.
Col and I took a gallop upon it by way of race.
Alcatraz had tossed up his head, sent a ringing neigh of defiance floating behind him, and then struck again into his matchless, smooth flowing gallop!
But knee and knee, with loose rein and goading spur rode they, and nought could avail and none were quick enough to stay that headlong gallop; side by side they thundered over the ling, and knee and knee they leapt the barrier, bursting through bewildered soldiery, scattering frighted country-folk, and so away, over gorse and heather and with arrows, drawn at a venture, whistling by them.
There was no grass covering upon the bed of coral rock in the middle of which the singular structure stood, and our bleeding bodies could have hardly stood a swift gallop across the prickly surface.
On these he spends the false gallop of his tongue, and with senseless discourse tows them alone, not out of ignorance.
Gradually I came up abreast of him, urging Pontiac with leg and rein nearer to his side, then suddenly he did what buffalo in such circumstances will always do; he slackened his gallop, and turning toward us, with an aspect of mingled rage and distress, lowered his huge shaggy head for a charge.
Alcatraz barely escaped the danger with a sidestep light as a dancer's and shortened his gallop.
Remembering the windlike gallop of Alcatraz, it seemed to him that the buckskin was hardly keeping to a lope--as a matter of fact the cow pony was being ridden to the verge of exhaustion.
Had never got over her taste for riding, but could find nobody that liked a good long gallop since--well--she couldn't help wishing she was alongside of him, the other day, when she saw him dashing by, just at twilight.
If it please you Ile lead you a hand gallop in the plaine ground, trott up hill with you & racke downewards.
Pee-eye-em had also been successful in securing his favourite hunter: but nearly every other horse belonging to the camp had broken loose and joined the whirlwind gallop.
This is the way the gentlemen ride, Gallop-a-gallop-a-trot!
On the evening of the third day a new Venetian governor, with a stately cortege, was seen entering at the Water Gate, full gallop, from Venice: he drove straight to the podesta's house, and, after an audience, was provided with apartments in the town-house, one of the finest in Italy, and looking out upon the Piazza Grande, in which are the two famous columns, one then surmounted by the winged lion of St. Mark, as the other still is by a statue of the founder of our faith.
He was the man in all Europe that could best have undertaken to drive six-in-hand full gallop over Al Sirat--that famous bridge of Mahomet across the bottomless gulf, backing himself against the Prophet and twenty such fellows.
A single fallen rose was withering on the floor in the neighborhood of the black cat, who had lain down and curled herself up while the kittens ran wild races and danced fierce gallops among the gentlemen's legs.
The horses, checking their gallops in unison, were softly dog-trotting down the street.
I caught the murmur of voices, then the gallop of a horse, then of another and another.