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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Father Ludovico's fancy. (search)
knowledge the doctrine of the Catholic Church, and sends them home to Christianize Africa. And very successful is the Father Ludovico with his animals, in spite of their facial angles and bone-bound brains. At a recent exhibition of the cultivated beasts, everybody was charmed; the Cardinal-Archbishop of Naples was delighted; the Prime Minister was in raptures, and several other distinguished personages were filled with admiration, as the achievements of Padre Ludovico quite overshadowed Mr. Rarey's equine triumphs, and plunged all previous monkey-trainers into oblivion and human contempt. And what Father Ludovico is doing, the Abbe Olivieri is also doing at Naples, for the negresses, so that when Africa is christianized, it seems highly probable that it will be done rather after the fashion of Rome, than the fashion of Rogersville, in the State of Tennessee. We know that it is exceedingly wrong, although not quite so unpopular as it was two or three years ago, to say one word i
mpion, and, in ships, secured by muzzle-lashings to the upper part of a port. The muzzle-ring, around the mouth of a cannon, has been suppressed in many modern styles of ordnance. 2. A gag or mask placed over the head of a dog or the muzzle of a calf or vicious horse. It may be made of heavy leather, galvanized wire, or blocktin covered with leather. Cruiser Muzzled. One of the heaviest descriptions of muzzles was used upon the untamed Cruiser before he was made tractable by Mr. Rarey. The illustration shows the muzzle and halter; the former was of iron and leather, a bar passing in front of the lips which compelled him to lick up his food. Crib-Biter's muzzle. Fig. 3273 is a muzzle to prevent biting the manger, but allow the horse to pick hay. 3. The piece at the forward end of the plowbeam by which the draft is attached. The clevis. Also called the bridle, or the plow-head. Muz′zle-cap. (Ordnance.) The cover over the muzzle of a gun. Muz′zle-sig<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Puritan minister. (search)
Again, it is to be remembered that the Quaker peculiarities were not theological only, but political and social also. Everything that the Puritan system of government asserted the Quakers denied; they rendered no allegiance, owned no laws, paid no taxes, bore no arms. With the best possible intentions, they subverted all established order. Then their modes of action were very often intemperate and violent. One can hardly approve the condemnation pronounced by Cotton Mather upon a certain Rarey among the Friends in those days, who could control a mad bull that would rend any other man. But it was oftener the zealots themselves who needed taming. Running naked through the public streets,--coming into meeting dressed in sackcloth, with ashes on their heads and nothing on their feet,--or sitting there with their hats on, groaning and rocking to and fro, in spite of elders, deacons, and tithingnen: these were the vagaries of the more fanatical Quakers, though always repudiated by the
Foreign News and Gossip. Mr. Rarey's farewell to England --On Saturday, October 27th, the great American horse-tamer took final leave of his English friends at the Crystal Palace, at Sydenhad amongst the lower crowed an exceedingly numerous and conspicuous sprinkling of . Orientals. Mr. Rarey began with Cruiser, who is now a model of docility and patience. Like Col.Crockett's squirrelptoms is uncommon with horses at this season of the year.--Cruiser, who is now the property of Mr. Rarey, goes with him to America, to assist in disseminating the new philosophy of horse-taming. Aftge. This animal and another horse of fierce disposition were brought into subjection, and then Mr. Rarey delivered his farewell, in a few simple, manly words, full of friendly regrets and good feelincted and brutal systems of training which at present caused cruel and needless suffering. He (Mr. Rarey) was about leaving England, perhaps forever; but he should to his last moment retain a gratefu
Cotton is King. The New York Herald publishes an elaborate and comprehensive article on the future growth and supply of cotton, which shows that all the attempts hitherto made in India to rival the United States in its culture, have failed, that the intertropical regions of Africa and other countries, produce no better success, and that the only reliable cotton region to be found in the world, is found in the United States, Under these circumstances, the course of England is plain, notwithstanding the cavortings of the British press. The public sentiment of that tight little Island may be as refractory for a time as Cruiser, but the Rarey of the Gulf States will soon tame the ferocious quadruped, and with a string of cotton lend him placidly and soberly in the way in which he should go,
d that its policy is controlled by private advices from Seward? Is it the sole object of the Convention to perfect the organization of the Union-Republican party, in conformity with the wishes of the author of the "irrepressible conflict !" Rarey exhibits his horse-taming powers next Wednesday night. Somebody suggests that it will be a raree-show. It is suggested, further, that Rarey be requested to try his hand on Mrs. Abe. She has never been yet — not even by six feet and four inches ces from Seward? Is it the sole object of the Convention to perfect the organization of the Union-Republican party, in conformity with the wishes of the author of the "irrepressible conflict !" Rarey exhibits his horse-taming powers next Wednesday night. Somebody suggests that it will be a raree-show. It is suggested, further, that Rarey be requested to try his hand on Mrs. Abe. She has never been yet — not even by six feet and four inches of solid, bony, rail-splitting manhood. Ze
Runaway mule. --Yesterday morning a vicious mule, who had evidently never been under Rarey's influence, ran away near the Old Market, and afterwards up 17th street, where one of his attachments, in the shape of a country cart-wheel, rolled off, and against the person of a colored female, producing very serious consequences.
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Massachusetts personal Liberty bill. (search)
Taming Restless States. When Rarey was exhibiting his horse-taming powers in Washington lately, upon a young unbroken colt, and after he had thrown him on the floor of the stage, he said, " You will observe that the moment I touch his hind legs, this colt will kick. He will continue to kick until he finds that kicking does no good; then I can lie down between his legs with perfect impunity." "That's just the way it is going to be with the Border States and Lincoln," sang out a Southerner from one of the boxes. Whereat there was a general laugh.-- But the hit was too true for merriment. The people of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee are blooded stock, full of spirit, but they can easily be tamed with caresses and smooth, deceitful words.
ttacking. Hon. Sherrard Clemens, of Virginia, announces himself a candidate for re-election to Congress. Harry Perry, the actor, recently married Miss Agnes Rand in San Francisco, and has concluded to make California his home. Mr. William Kidd is giving lectures in London for the benefit of "homeless and starving dogs." Mr. Henry Wycoff (of Gamble fame) has received $2,800,--$1,000 for a St. Petersburg agency, and $1,200 for China. Henry Naulty, the business agent of Rarey, the horse tamer, died suddenly last week at Lowell, Mass. The gross amount expended by the Canadian Government on the entertainment of the Prince of Wales, is $232,374.23. Secretary Chase has already received thirty bushels of applications for office. More coming. George Little has been appointed United States Marshal for North Carolina, and Peter L. Foy Postmaster at St. Louis. David C. Hond, a printer, was killed in Memphis, Tenn., on the 28th ult., by falling down th
Advice from Rarey. --In saddling a horse I proceed thus: I first show him the saddle.--If you pull him about or blind his eyes he thinks something is wrong, and of course resists. But accustom him to the saddle by placing it on and off severahe foot in the stirrup and try to climb up, so that the horse is like a fly on a pane of glass — his weight on one side Mr. Rarey then proceeded to illustrate his method of mounting — standing-close to the horse and bearing his weight upon the horseed him by loading him with sand, which the water made heavier. No beating could have accomplished such a reformation. Mr. Rarey then took a drum, showed it to the horse, explaining that horses only feared what they did not understand, as boys fearly feared what they did not understand, as boys feared false-faces in the dark, unless they know them to be pasteboard; and then, rattling the drum over the nervous-puller, concluded this part of his lecture amid hearty applause.--Rarey's Lectur
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