Ivanhoe, who had other web to weave than to stand canvassing a palfrey's paces with its owner, lent but a deaf ear to the Prior's grave advices and facetious jests, and having leapt on his mare
, and commanded his squire (for such Gurth now called himself) to keep close by his side, he followed the track of the Black Knight into the forest, while the Prior stood at the gate of the convent looking after him, and ejaculating, ``Saint Mary
soon after my entrance rose from her mat, and coming up close, after having nicely observed my hands and face, gave me a most contemptuous look; and turning to the horse, I heard the word YAHOO often repeated betwixt them; the meaning of which word I could not then comprehend, although it was the first I had learned to pronounce.
I never had words yet with horse or mare
, and it is my wish to live at peace.
Here comes the mare
," said Joe, "ringing like a peal of bells
Seeing what was going on, Don Quixote said in an angry voice, "Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself; mount your steed and take your lance" (for there was a lance leaning against the oak to which the mare
was tied), "and I will make you know that you are behaving as a coward.
Five men dragged the mare
to the fire, and cut her up with the dexterity of a Parisian butcher.
The pedlar drove a smart little mare
, and was a young man of excellent character, keen at a bargain, but none the worse liked by the Yankees; who, as I have heard them say, would rather be shaved with a sharp razor than a dull one.
The first actual pain which Miss Crawford occasioned her was the consequence of an inclination to learn to ride, which the former caught, soon after her being settled at Mansfield, from the example of the young ladies at the Park, and which, when Edmund's acquaintance with her increased, led to his encouraging the wish, and the offer of his own quiet mare
for the purpose of her first attempts, as the best fitted for a beginner that either stable could furnish.
Was it some matter of a bay mare
that Peters Sahib wished the pedigree of?
Rosalie remonstrated, and I thought I should have been torn in pieces between them; but Miss Matilda having the loudest voice, her sister at length gave in, and suffered her to tell her story first: so I was doomed to hear a long account of her splendid mare
, its breeding and pedigree, its paces, its action, its spirit, &c.
A plump young mare
and a fat stallion grazed nearest to him as he neared the herd.
Lady Barbarity--that's Grace's favorite mare
, and her entry for the cup--turned awkward with him yesterday, and he won't have anything more to do with her.