Handley Cross

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Methuen, 1903 - Fox hunting - 720 pages
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Page 537 - We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow ; Our wiser sons no doubt will think us so.
Page 491 - Would he were fatter! but I fear him not: Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men; he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music...
Page 166 - Unting is all that's worth living for - all time is lost wot is not spent in 'unting — it is like the hair we breathe - if we have it not we die - it's the sport of kings, the image of war without its guilt, and only five-and-twenty per cent of its danger.
Page 327 - ... halloo has dispelled them all ! What a crash they make ! and echo seemingly takes pleasure to repeat the sound. The astonished traveller forsakes his road, lured by its melody ; the listening ploughman now stops his plough ; and every distant shepherd neglects his flock, and runs to see him break. What joy ! — what eagerness in every face ! How happy art thou, man, when thou'rt no more Thyself!
Page 343 - ... were afterwards at fault ; you made your cast with judgment, and lost no time. You now must let them hunt. With such a cold scent as this you can do no good ; they must do it all themselves. Lift them now, and not a hound will stoop again. Ha ! a high road at such a time as this, when the tenderest-nosed hound can hardly own the scent! Another fault ! That man at work, then, has headed back the fox.
Page 413 - Hact," continued Mr. Muleygrubs, "which declares that all persons who, being able to work and thereby maintain themselves and their families, shall wilfully refuse or neglect so to do, shall be deemed rogues and vagabonds, within the true intent and meaning of the hact, and may be committed to hard labour in the house of correction — hem ! — Now, gentlemen...
Page 58 - Dear sensibility! source inexhausted of all that's precious in our joys, or costly in our sorrows! thou chainest thy martyr down upon his bed of straw and 'tis thou who lift'st him up to HEAVEN Eternal fountain of our feelings! 'tis here I trace thee and this is thy "divinity which stirs within me...
Page 166 - ... unting. But to business — Lectorin' is all the go — and why should sportin' be excluded? Is it because sportin' is its own champion ? Away with the idea ! Are there no pints on which grey experience can show the beacon lights to 'ot youth and indiscretion?
Page 676 - And the law is, that if any person encourages, or promotes, or takes part in riots> whether by words, signs or gestures, or by wearing the badge or ensign of the rioters, he is himself to be considered a rioter; for in this case all are principals.
Page 335 - It was then the fox I saw, as we came down the hill ; those crows directed me which way to look, and the sheep ran from him as he passed along. The hounds are now on the very spot ; yet the sheep stop them not, for they dash beyond them. Now see with what eagerness they cross the plain ! — Galloper no longer keeps his place. Brusher takes it...

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