What is polish rider?

Famous quotes containing the words polish and/or rider:

    The total and universal want of manners, both in males and females, is ... remarkable ... that polish which removes the coarser and rougher parts of our nature is unknown and undreamed of.
    Frances Trollope (1780–1863)

    Came to Ajanta cave, the painted space of the breast,
    the real world where everything is complete,
    there are no shadows, the forms of incompleteness,
    The great cloak blows in the light, rider and horse arrive,
    the shoulders turn and every gift is made.
    Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980)