This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...proceedings, and someone asked sarcastically how he hoped to win by laying against both dogs. ' What!' he replied. ' Do you take me ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...proceedings, and someone asked sarcastically how he hoped to win by laying against both dogs. ' What!' he replied. ' Do you take me for a fool? Hain't the bally 'are got a chance?' And now to return to the coursing grounds. Gloucestershire still has a few country meetings; Warwickshire coursers (there are not many of them) can run at Wappenbury and at Lichfield, in the adjoining county; Salop is much better off, there being several meetings in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury districts; but in Derbyshire and Notts the sport has practically departed, and really nine-tenths of the English greyhounds are now kept in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham. Lancashire is decidedly the headquarters of the sport, and with the Waterloo Cup, the Altcar and Ridgway Club Meetings, the Southport gatherings, and smaller affairs at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Hale, Halewood, Little Marton, Rufford, and other places, it fairly keeps the game alive, and on the whole produces more good greyhounds than any other county, though Cumberland, Northumberland, and the North of Ireland have contributed their full share of great winners in modern times. The plains on the southern and western seaboard of the County Palatine are eminently suited for coursing, but much of the ground is not sound enough to carry a horse (there have been no hounds in this district since the Croxteth Harriers ceased to exist a score of years ago). It happens, therefore, that coursing has, during.the whole of the present century, been the sport of this particular part of the kingdom, and as the supply of game is well maintained (thanks to Lord Sefton at Altcar, Mr. Clifton at Lytham, the Scarisbrick family at Southport, and other good preservers), the meetings show no...
Hardcover reprint of the original 1896 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Hare: Natural History. Macpherson, H. A. (Hugh Alexander). Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Hare: Natural History. Macpherson, H. A. (Hugh Alexander). London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1896. Subject: Hares.
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