Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed
of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.
The dexterity with which he managed his steed
, and something of youthful grace which he displayed in his manner, won him the favour of the multitude, which some of the lower classes expressed by calling out, ``Touch Ralph de Vipont's shield touch the Hospitallers shield; he has the least sure seat, he is your cheapest bargain.
He had, in fact, been a favorite steed
of his master's, the choleric Van Ripper, who was a furious rider, and had infused, very probably, some of his own spirit into the animal; for, old and broken-down as he looked, there was more of the lurking devil in him than in any young filly in the country.
A BROOMSTICK which had long served a witch as a steed
complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
Soon after entered a fair Lady in mourning weeds, riding on a white ass with a Dwarf behind her leading a warlike steed
, that bore the arms of a knight, and his spear in the Dwarf's hand.
When his snorting steed
issued from the water, he found himself on a tremendous but damp and compact bed of sand, that was admirably adapted to the exhibition of the finest powers of the animal.
Your master the King has sent me hither to tell you to send him his golden armour and his steed
and the silver apple.
Over this she folds, with great care, a drapery of scarlet and bright-colored calicoes, and now considers the caparison of her steed
It is a land where no man permanently abides; for, in certain seasons of the year there is no food either for the hunter or his steed
Presently they came to the banks of a wide river, and without a pause the wooden steed
gave one final leap and launched them all in mid-air.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds
ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth
I am in no mind to mount, but will go against them even as I am; Pallas Minerva bids me be afraid of no man, and even though one of them escape, their steeds
shall not take both back again.