I sent my black menage horse1 and furniture with a friend to his Majesty, then at Oxford.
[Horse trained for war in the riding academy. Evelyn’s contemporary, the Duke of Newcastle (see post, under 18th April, 1667), is said to have taken particular pleasure in “ Horses of Mannage,” and Scott makes Edward Waverley familiar with “the arts of the manège” (ch. vii.). The Duke, it may be remembered, wrote two famous works on horsemanship. ] –AD See also Menage – GS ↩