We shall have a day of it to-day, Bayard
, my beauty; but we'll do our duty as we have done.
Taylor, who could interpret the dim reasonings of animals, and understood their moral natures better than most men, would have found some way to make this poor old chap forget his troubles for a while, but we have not his kindly art, and so had to leave the raven to his griefs.
Nor ends his glory here, for his good steed Doth Brillador and Bayard
far exceed; As mettled steeds compared with Rocinante, The reputation they have won is scanty.
Your name is celebrated, your position magnificent; and then the Comte de Morcerf is a soldier, and it is pleasing to see the integrity of a Bayard
united to the poverty of a Duguesclin; disinterestedness is the brightest ray in which a noble sword can shine.
Is it a fact that at the weights Bayard
could give the other a hundred yards in five furlongs, and that the stable have put their money on him?
His friends frequently wrangle warmly as to whether he is most like Bayard
, Lancelot, or Happy Hooligan.
In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard
, Roland, Charlemagne, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
Pierre Joseph Genestas was an unostentatious kind of Bayard