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11,261.  George Stubbs is the greatest painter of horses who ever lived.  He was a sporting artist but so much more than that.  (Artists: Stubbs & Horse)  Great Artists with Tim Marlow: Stubbs

 

11,262.  George Stubbs was born in Liverpool in 1724.  (Artists: Stubbs & Horse)  ibid.

 

11,263.  Stubbs took a popular but low-regarded form of painting and gave it gravitas and authority.  (Artists: Stubbs & Horse)  ibid.

 

 

11,264.  Stubbs was not a man to do things by halves.  In order to paint horses better than anyone else ever had he rented a remote farmhouse in Lincolnshire and with the aid of Mrs Stubbs spent eighteen months cutting them up to see what they were made of.  He brought a similar dedication to the landscapes in which they stood.  (Artists: Stubbs & Horse)  This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting

 

 

22,593.  Never bet on a horse that has Parkinsons.  (GBH Films & Horse)  The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 starring Woody Allen & Dan Aykroyd & Elizabeth Berkley & Helen Hunt & Brian Markinson & Charlize Theron & Wallace Shawn & Peter Gerety & John Schuck et al, director Woody Allen, Woody

 

 

28,889.  The horse ... spread across the West ... numbered in the thousands.  (United States of America & West & Horse)  Ken Burns, The West I PBS

 

 

21,978.  The hoof the galloping sound is shaking the powdery plain.  Virgil, Aenied

 

 

21,979.  They swayed about upon a rocking horse,

And thought it Pegasus.  John Keats, Sleep and Poetry 1817

 

 

21,980.  A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend

He'll never let you down.  J Brooks, A Four Legged Friend, sung Roy Rogers

 

 

21,981.  I’d call him a sadistic hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.  (Horse & Sadist)  Woody Allen

 

 

21,982.  No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  Winston Churchill

 

 

21,983.  I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that my art is not above the ordinary.  Mark Twain

 

 

21,984.  Run slowly, horses of the night.  Ovid, Amores

 

 

21,985.  The weak, washy way of true tragedy –

A sick horse nosing around the meadow for a clean place to die.  Patrick Kavanagh, The Great Hunger 1947

 

 

21,986.  A horse!  A horse!  My kingdom for a horse!  William Shakespeare,  Richard III V vii 7, King Richard

 

 

21,987.  Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream IV i 37

 

 

53,547.  Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,

To see a fine lady upon a white horse;

Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,

And she shall have music wherever she goes.  English Nursery Rhyme

 

 

55,629.  They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?  Horace McCoy, novel 1935

 

 

53,548.  If you are fearful, a horse will back off.  If you are calm and confident, it will come forward.  For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.  Clare Balding  

 

 

53,549.  Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.  (Horse & Betting)  W C Fields

 

 

53,550.  I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain.  (Horse & Desert & Rain)  Dewey Bunnell, Horse With No Name lyrics 

 

 

53,551.  A thousand horse and none to ride! –

With flowing tail, and flying mane,

Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,

Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,

And feet that iron never shod,

And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,

A thousand horse, the wild, the free,

Like waves that follow o’er the sea,

Came thickly thundering on.  Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818

 

 

53,552.  The only decent people I ever saw at the racecourse were horses.  James Joyce

 

 

56,784.  Horses for courses.  (Proverb & Horse)  Late 19th century proverb

 

 

56,913.  You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.  (Proverb & Horse)  Late 12th century proverb

 

 

53,561.  And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

 

And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

 

And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day?  Was I ever wont to do so unto thee?  And he said, Nay.

 

Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.  (Horse & Angel & Donkey & Miracles)  Numbers 22:28-31

 

 

53,553.  And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.  (Horse & Solomon)  I Kings 4:26

 

 

53,554.  They are as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife.  Jeremiah 5:8

 

 

53,555.  In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

 

And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.  Zechariah 6:2-3

 

 

54,883.  In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

 

In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

 

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  (Horse & Judah & Jerusalem)  Zechariah 12:4&6&9

 

 

53,556.  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

 

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.  

 

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.  And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  

 

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.  And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.  (Horse & Revelations)  Revelations 6:2&4-5&8

 

 

53,560.  Poor little foal of an oppresséd race!

I love the languid patience of thy face.  (Donkey & Horse)  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, To a Young Ass

 

 

95,112.  Drinking tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat.  The attention so recently strained on one object of interest, was now divided among a hundred; and, look where you would, there was a motley assemblage of feasting, talking, begging, gambling and mummery.  Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, re Hampton race-course  

 

 

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