A Century of English Fox-hunting

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R. A. Everett, 1900 - Fox-hunting - 357 pages
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Page 307 - ... are recoverable by him before a magistrate. The conditions on which Her Majesty's Government will recommend to Her Majesty the acceptance of any proposal are : — That the formation of the corps be recommended by the lord-lieutenant of the county. That the corps be subject to the provisions of the Act already quoted. That its members undertake to provide their own arms and equipments, and to defray all expenses attending the corps, except in the event of its being assembled for actual service.
Page 343 - That what we falsely call a religious cry is easily raised by men who have no religion, and who in their daily practice set at nought the commonest principles of right and wrong ; that it is begotten of intolerance and persecution ; that it is senseless, besotted, inveterate, and unmerciful; all History teaches us. But perhaps we do not know it in our hearts too well, to profit by even so humble an example as the
Page 20 - Unfortunately, non-resident tenants are ignorant of the doings of their keepers, who regard the fox as their natural enemy. There is an old distich which says : One fox on foot more diversion will bring Than twice twenty thousand cock pheasants on wing ; and, though it is not our intention to argue that shooting should be arbitrarily sacrificed in the interests of fox-hunting, yet, as the...
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Page 300 - RULE 8. Changing Ponies. As soon as the ball goes out of play, after the expiration of the first ten minutes of each period of play, the game shall be suspended for sufficient time, not exceeding two minutes, to enable players to change ponies. With the above exception, play shall be continuous, and it shall be the duty of the umpire to throw in the ball punctually, and in the event of unnecessary delay in hitting out the ball, to call upon the offending side to proceed at once. Any change of ponies,...
Page 147 - ... understanding that they are not to expect sport, or get in the way of the hounds. They will be apt to urge a huntsman to have a gallop, which would be as childish in him to do, as for them to ask of him; for probably if he did he would lose half his young hounds, and all the benefit to them of cub-hunting. Although the writer is not aware that this plan has ever been adopted by any other person, he is bold enough to assert that it is a good one, and beyond all doubt most agreeable.

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