gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Nov 13 04:38:04 UTC 2003
I've received a message with a few queries, which I now present below
my signoff. Maybe some ads-l members know one or more of the answers..
>Do have an original citation for "chapter and verse"?
>Also, a friend sent the following. Some superficial definitions have been
>offered, some "experts" have been contacted and not yet replied, but perhaps
>you have some historical- or British-interest contacts who could add
>something (OED is NOT helpful on these):
>> Could you help me find the mid 17th century meanings of these 3 terms?
>> They were used by Gen George Monck in his "Observations" (written c1645,
>> The terms are:
>> 1. Pad-Saddle
>> 2. Fore-Pattern
>> 3. Slit-Saddle
>> Here is the context:
>> The Furniture that belongeth to a Horseman's Horse is as followeth.
>> He ought to have a very good Horse, and a good Pad-Saddle made, so that
>it may very
>> carry a Case of Pistols, three good Girts, a pair of good Stirrups and
>> with a Crupper, and a Fore-Pattern: also a good Bit, Reins, and
>Head-stall, with a good
>> leather Halter...
>> Of a Dragoon Horse and Furniture.
>> He ought to have a good ordinary Horse, Slit-Saddle, Snaffle, Reins,
>> Stirrup-Leathers; an Halter, and two Girts...
>Thanks to anyone who can help!
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