A History of Fox-hunting in the Wynnstay Country and Part of Shropshire: From the Beginning of this Century to the End of the Season of 1884-85

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A.M. Robinson, 1893 - Hunting - 196 pages
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Page 162 - Each office of the social hour To noble manners, as the flower And native growth of noble mind...
Page 7 - When time that steals our hours away Shall steal our pleasures too, The memory of the past shall stay. And half our joys renew.
Page 27 - Talk of horses and hounds and the system of kennel, Give me Leicestershire nags — and the hounds of Old Meynell.
Page 149 - tis just to guard; They are a trust but lent us, which we take, And should, in reverence to the donor's fame, With care transmit them down to other hands.
Page 68 - Not to every man falls the luck that fell to Mr. Sawyer on the memorable day he rode Marathon to sell. But to turn to the riders. Egerton Warburton has, with his usual dexterity, hit off the ideal of a ' good man to hounds : ' Give me the man to whom nought comes amiss, One horse or another, that country or this ; Who through falls or bad starts undauntedly still Rides up to the motto, be -with them I -will.
Page 94 - ... great commander in the saddle, Captain Whoit, An the pack as thrung'd about him was indeed a gradely soight ; The dugs look'd foin as satin, an himsel look'd hard as nails, An he giv the swells a caution not to roid upo
Page 169 - Directly after the corpse followed his old favourite horse (which he always called his 'Old Soul '), thus accoutred : carrying his last fox's brush in the front of his bridle, with his cap, whip, boots, spurs, and girdle, across his saddle. The ceremony being over, he (by his own desire), had three clear rattling view...
Page 37 - regular yawner " that made the leading men swerve from the line to look for a weak place ; it was a sunk fence, broad and deep, with stiff rails on the top ; the height and the width made it nearly impossible for a horse to clear it in his stride. While they were hesitating at the obstacle, the voice of Jack Mytton was heard saying, " out of the way you fellows, here goes for the honour of Shropshire...
Page 48 - ... mouths about, and therefore, though he courted one very often by galloping down all sorts of lanes, and cramming his horses through blind places, he seldom had a fall, and never, we believe, a serious one. He seldom, if ever, ' flew ' a fence, but trained his horses to jump the widest ditches, and even the Grafton and Aldersey Brooks, at a stand, to creep through a thick, blind fence with a big ditch on the other side ; then, when he dropped his hand, his horse jumped, and immediately he scuttled...
Page 28 - Pastures ever remembered in this country ; the whole was one continued burst of an hour and fifty minute?, without the interval of a single check, notwithstanding the change of a fresh scent after about the first hour. As it was not end-ways run, the huntsmen, and three or four others who had skirted with judgment, came up just after the fox was killed ; but the only four people who lay well with the hounds throughout, were Messrs. Cholmondeley, Forrester, Morant, and Sir Harry Featherstone, and...

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