We were among the islands that dot the course from Genoa to Naples; that was Elba falling back on our starboard quarter, that purple patch
with the hot sun setting over it.
There was a vast amount of red--good to see at any time, because one knows that some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot of blue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch
, to show where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer.
Acting on language, those qualities generate a specific and unique beauty--"that other beauty of prose"--fitly illustrated by these specimens, which the reader needs hardly be told, after what has been now said, are far from being a collection of "purple patches
"Ruskin's style--a thing of shreds and purple patches
," said Lawson.
MARK JOHNSTON'S purple patch
with his three-year-olds shows no signs of abating, and favourite backers on the Knavesmire got Dante week off to an ideal start when Systematic completed a hat-trick in the ten-furlong rated handicap, writes Graham Cunningham.
TEENAGE striker Martin Paterson maintained his purple patch
- then admitted he would consider a permanent move to Blundell Park.
BISHR maintained the purple patch
of trainer Marcus Tregoning when lifting the mile handicap under Willie Supple.
Wrexham, though, hit a purple patch
in the final eight minutes of the first period, Hector Sam opening the scoring with a simple tapin.
Ian Ward provided the foundations for a challenging total with a painstaking 61, while Mark Ramprakash's purple patch
continued as he struck an assured 71.
Mick Channon's purple patch
continued, courtesy of Vigorous, who never gave her odds-on backers any anxiety as she waltzed home in the five-furlong conditions stakes.
McCarron is in a purple patch
and acquitted himself well at the Open.
``I came here with the intention of playing everybody and when they hit their purple patch
and we were up against it, I was making it even worse by making changes,'' said Platt.