An hostler stood near, holding by the bridle
another immense horse--apparently a near relative of the animal in the chaise--ready saddled for Mr.
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle
; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle
fixed, but it was a nasty thing
The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle
trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
You're born to trouble as the sparks fly upward, an' I'm afraid you allers will be till you learn to bridle
your unruly tongue.
Try to get hold of my horse's bridle
and lead him to me: you are not afraid?
Sancho was taken aback at the sight of them, nor did Don Quixote altogether relish them: the one pulled up his ass by the halter, the other his hack by the bridle
, and they stood still, watching anxiously to see what all this would turn out to be, and found that the lights were approaching them, and the nearer they came the greater they seemed, at which spectacle Sancho began to shake like a man dosed with mercury, and Don Quixote's hair stood on end; he, however, plucking up spirit a little, said:
Nay," laughed Robin, seizing the Sheriff's bridle
, "I have been at too much pains to cultivate your company to forego it now so easily.
He then descended the little staircase, went out at a lateral door, and perceived at the end of the wall a mounted horseman holding another horse by the bridle
Therefore there is no better way, to moderate suspicions, than to account upon such suspicions as true, and yet to bridle
them as false.
What means the knave by clinging to the bridle
of my steed?
But Robin only laughed and caught the Sheriff's bridle
I have to give orders about my new bridle
and saddle-cloth, and speak to the rat-catcher about his dogs: Miss Grey must go with you.
Now, having heard his master's order to harness, he went as usual cheerfully and willingly to the shed, stepping briskly and easily on his rather turned-in feet; took down from a nail the heavy tasselled leather bridle
, and jingling the rings of the bit went to the closed stable where the horse he was to harness was standing by himself.
He drops his bridle
on the pommel of his saddle, whistles to his pony, and disappears in the mist; riding with his hands in his pockets, and his pipe in his mouth, as composedly as if he were sitting by his own fireside at home.
Soon afterwards, observing that he was an animal altogether deficient in spirit, he assumed such boldness as to put a bridle
in his mouth, and to let a child drive him.