Hare-hunting and Harriers: With Notices of Beagles and Basset Hounds

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G. Richards, 1903 - 360 páginas
This 1903 volume offers a comprehensive guide to hare-hunting and harriers, with emphasis on the beagle and basset hound breeds.
 

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Página 62 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
Página 85 - ... perfect symmetry he will neither run fast nor bear much work. He has much to undergo, and should have strength proportioned to it. Let his legs be straight as arrows, his feet round and not too large ; his shoulders back ; his breast rather wide than narrow ; his chest deep ; his back broad ; his head small ; his neck thin; his tail thick and bushy ; if he carry it well, so much the better.
Página 44 - ... repast. I had not long habituated him to this taste of liberty, before he began to be impatient for the return of the time when he might enjoy it. He would invite me to the garden by drumming upon my knee, and by a look of such expression as it was not possible to misinterpret.
Página 44 - ... and by constant care, and trying him with a variety of herbs, restored him to perfect health. No creature could be more grateful than my patient after his recovery ; a sentiment which he most significantly expressed by licking my hand, first the back...
Página 44 - Puss grew presently familiar, would leap into my lap, raise himself upon his hinder feet, and bite the hair from my temples. He would suffer me to take him up, and to carry him about in my arms, and has more than once fallen fast asleep upon my knee. He was ill three days, during...
Página 24 - The mansion of one of these squires was of plaster striped with timber, not unaptly called callimanco-work, or of red brick, large casemented bow- windows, a porch with seats in it, and over it a study; the eaves of the house well inhabited by swallows, and the court set round with holly-hocks. Near the gate a horse-block for the conveniency of mounting.
Página 9 - O'ermatch'd destroy, but leave that vile offence To the mean, murderous, coursing crew ; intent On blood and spoil. O blast their hopes, just Heaven ! And all their painful drudgeries repay With disappointment and severe remorse.
Página 23 - On one side of this end of the room was the door of a closet, wherein stood the strong beer and the wine, which never came thence but in single glasses, that being the rule of the house exactly observed. For he never exceeded in drink or permitted it. " On the other side was the door into an old chapel, not used for devotion.
Página 12 - And how t' escape the fierce blood-thirsty crew, That still urge on, and still in volleys loud Insult her woes, and mock her sore distress. As now in louder peals the loaded winds Bring on the gathering storm, her fears prevail, And o'er the plain...
Página 12 - O'er their arch'd necks ; with steady hands, by turns Indulge their speed, or moderate their rage. Where are their sorrows, disappointments, wrongs, Vexations, sickness, cares ? All, all are gone ! And with the panting winds lag far behind.

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