Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act V. Scene 3. (Richard at Bosworth.)

To horse, to horse! urge doubts to them that fear.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act II. Scene 1. (Ross to Northumberland, on starting for Ravensburg.)

Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, ha! ha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Job, Chap. xxxix. Ver. 19.