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  • After practising for three or four months we became so purfect that we would run our horses half or full speede and pick up a hat, a coat, a blanket, or rope, or even a silver dollar, stand up in the saddle, throw ourselves on the side of our horses with only a foot and a hand to be seen, and shoot our pistols under the horses neck, rise up and reverse, etc.45

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • Through the Tartars lande wee continued our trauaile (as wee suppose) for the space of some three weekes, riding alwayes hastily and with speede, and vpon the day of Marie Magdalene we arriued at the court of Cuyne the Emperour elect.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • But therefore did we make great haste all this way, because our Tartarian guides were straightly commaunded to bring vs vnto the court Imperiall with all speede, which court hath beene these if many yeeres, ordained for the election of the Emperour.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Here certaine poste horses and three Tartars were appoynted for vs to conduct vs from hence with al speede vnto duke Bathy.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Having related his manifold mischances, his Hoste friendly advised him with speede to get him out of Naples.

    The Decameron

  • All the Sergeants for Justice standing at the Church doore, hee ran with all possible speede to the Potestates Lieutenant, and said unto him.

    The Decameron

  • Castle, and Isabella now fit to enjoy his company: gallops thither with all possible speede, because hee would bee no longer delayed.

    The Decameron

  • You see (faire company) that the Sunne is highly mounted, the heate (elsewhere) too extreme for us, and therefore here is our fittest refuge, the ayre being so coole, delicate, and acceptable, and our folly well worthy reprehension, if we should walke further, and speede worse.

    The Decameron

  • Husbandman will attend on you, while I (with some speede) shall make ready dinner.

    The Decameron

  • And so, without any more words, or further hope of speeding in so unkingly a purpose, dinner being ended, by a sudden departing, he smoothly shadowed the cause of his comming, and thanking her for the honour shee had done him, commended her to her chaste disposition, and posted away with speede to Gennes.

    The Decameron

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