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Page 137 - Hark ! what: loud shouts Re-echo through the groves ! he breaks away. Shrill horns proclaim his flight. Each straggling hound Strains o'er the lawn to reach the distant pack. 'Tis triumph all and joy.
Page 28 - Making desp'rate play thro' some fine muddy lanes, And by nicking and skirting, got in for his pains ; High waving the brush, and with pleasure half mad, Roaring out, ' Yoicks, have at 'em ! we've kill'd him, my lad!
Page 29 - Speed, Let them Jostle and Cross, for a Start or a Lead, Upon Selling their Nags, more than Hunting, intent. And scarce knowing the Meaning, of what is called Scent ; All declaiming at once, such a Shout, such a Yell, Doing only, what Monkeys might do just as well; Where Sport depends quite, upon knowing the Cover, And the very best Run, in an Half-hour is over ; May such Hunting as this, never fall to my Lot, Let them race, if they like it, I envy them not ; The Blood of old TROJAN is all I desire,...
Page 187 - ... of hounds got to the halloo in advance of the pack. Coming up at the moment, and therefore enabled to see this, Ayris stopped them from going on with the scent till the body of the pack arrived — a plan which I am satisfied is perfectly correct, although I have seen many huntsmen of celebrity who would go on with one or two couples of hounds, leaving the remainder to be brought forward by the whipper-in. The motive for doing so is that one or two couples of hounds being allowed to carry on...
Page 187 - ... surpassed — for music they have always been celebrated ; whether picking a cold scent over the plough, racing over the grass, or working the intricate line of the wily animal through gorse or woodland, they invariably speak to the scent. The wonderful head they carry is another subject for admiration. I could not fail on one occasion last season observing the judicious system adopted to insure this important property, which is universally practised with them. The hounds had been running their...
Page 157 - Dispers'd, how busily this way, and that, They cross, examining with curious nose Each likely haunt. Hark ! on the drag I hear Their doubtful notes, preluding to a cry More nobly full, and swell'd with every mouth.
Page 66 - The vigorous hounds pursue, with every breath Inhale the grateful steam, quick pleasures sting Their tingling nerves, while they their thanks repay, And in triumphant melody confess The titillating joy. Thus on the air Depend the hunter's hopes.
Page 110 - Featherlegs that day, but he, as well as a very large Field, with the exception of three, were beaten out of sight for the last four miles. ' Now, then, Mr. HAWKES, (said Mr.