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nce at my disposal; but as I was informed that such a conveyance could not possibly travel to some spots of interest on the field, owing to the absence of proper roads, nothing was left but to make "a virtue of necessity," and go on horseback. Now, this was a kind of exercise to which I had not been accustomed; for my ambition in this way never reached higher than a mule's back; and my equestrian experience was hitherto entirely confined to scaling a few Swiss mountains, and journeying from Turin to the summit of Superga — the tomb of the Sardinian kings — on the species of quadruped I have mentioned. At length a pretty little nag was saddled for my use — a quiet, docile creature, warranted not to run away with its rider, or indulge in eccentricities with its hind legs. So I mounted the animal and made a tentative attempt at horsemanship, although with some degree of misgiving, I confess. Of course I endeavored to become "master of the situation," and to hold myself erect, and loo<