Fox-Hunting In The Shires

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781116325188
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

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CHAPTER II A WEEK AT MELTON Choice of Centres The Railways Rise of Melton The Old Club Hunting Boxes Hotels Ladies in the Hunting Field Society Number of Horses required Going with the Crowd Dress Expenditure Economies Hunting late in the Season Advantages of Melton Surrounding Villages How to spend the Week Monday with the Quorn Description of the Country hunted Tuesday with the Cottes- more The Crowd The Tilton and Owston Coverts Wednesday with the Belvoir Famous men who have hunted with the Belvoir " Oxers " and " Bullfinches " Croxton Park Notable Belvoir Coverts The Brooks Thursday's choice: Mr. Fernie's or the Cottesmore Vale ofCatmore Arthur Thatcher Friday with the Quorn The Foxes and the Crowd An Essex Sportsman's account Going to the Meet Scraptoft Gaddesby Prince of Wales's Gorse Lowesby Hall : Lord Waterford's Feat When to Jump and when to avoid Jumping Knowledge of the Country Saturday in the Melton country of the Cottesmore The Essex Sportsman again quoted. If the reader has made up his mind to have one or more seasons in the Midlands, he will naturally wish to know where to go, and it is the purpose of the following chapters to put before him the advantages and drawbacks of the different places from which he has to choose. I have adopted the plan of taking my reader to centres rather than to particular hunts, because that is the natural and inevitable course for the newcomer. There is much variety in the Shires, and by going to certain recognised hunting centres hewill see the different packs in their best country, and thus be able to decide with which particular hunt he will throw in his lot. By the time he has had this experience he will require noassistance from any one in making up his mind. The various towns of which I am going to write ...
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