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A Dissertation On Horses

Auhtor: William Osmer

Language: english
Published: 1756

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non fiction,  science
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Review by M. Erb, August 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Dissertation On Horses':

A Dissertation On Horses by William Osmer. A Dissertation on Horses Wherein it is Demonstrated by Matters of Fact as well as from the Principles of Philosophy that Innate Qualities do not exist and that the excellence of this Animal is altogether mechanical and not in the Blood.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Dissertation On Horses':


... is as in the original. A DISSERTATION on HORSES: wherein it is demonstrated, by Matters of Fact, as well as from the Principles of Philosophy, ...
... is marked out, judges appointed, betts** offered, but no crossing or jostling allowed a plain proof they depended on winning from the excellence ...
... may be merely ideal and if so, a word of no meaning. But before I advance any thing more on this hypothesis, and that I may not be guilty of treason ...
... foreign. If I was asked what beauty was, I should say proportion: if I was asked what strength was, I should say proportion also: but I would not ...
... is not equal in strength to a chord of four inches diameter. So that if it should be asked why a handsome coach Horse, with as much beauty, length, ...
... repute, the next held at nothing. How many changes has the blood of Childers undergone. once the best, then the worst, now good again. Where are the ...
... impute it to a degeneracy of that blood, which once was in the highest esteem, or to the want of judgment in him who did not properly adapt the shapes ...
... and continual labour, whilst others have some natural infirmity that may probably be entailed on their generation. But the most material thing in ...
... for procreation, in the third chapter of his Georgic's, and the 49th verse, you will find it thus written:. Seu quis Olympiacea mieratus praemia palme, ...
... in game chicken, which they exert occasionally from their infancy even so it is amongst dunghill chickens, though not carried to that degree of perseverance. When ...
... of time. If it be objected, that foreign Horses seldom race themselves, and therefore it must be in the blood, I think nothing more easily answered ...
... the grand seignior**, and receive a stipend from that court, to keep the wild Arabs in awe, who are a fierce banditti**, and live by plunder.) He says ...
... otherwise, the most elegant Horse I ever yet beheld. Whether this positiion is natural or acquired, will be best determined by his produce. Suppose now ...
... he farther acquaints us with the reason why the Turks choose these Arabian Horses when young, because, if continued long in the hands of the Arabs, they ...
... of the particularity and propriety of which length, all jockeys appear to be intirely** ignorant, from the latitude of their expression, which ...
... the animal be, and will also have a larger space for the organs of respiration to exert themselves. But I would not be understood to mean, that ...
... for. But if this excellence of the racer should really be in the blood, or what is called the proper nicking of it, I must say, it is a matter ...
... this excellence of Horses is in the blood or the mechanism whoever is for blood, let him take two brothers of any sort or kind, and breed one up ...
... now the author appeals not to the illiterate and unlearned (whose obstinacy is too great to receive insturction, and whose prejudices are too strong to ...
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