The Art of Hunting; Or, Three Hunting Mss

The Art of Hunting; Or, Three Hunting Mss

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and in the Welsh laws all grey-hounds without their collars lose their privileges. The wolf and the boar-hounds in Sneyder's pictures have collars, and go to the meet in couples. Levrier is a hare-hound from lievre, a hare, and as the hares were frequently coursed the word came to be used for grey-hound, or more properly gaze-hound. Greyit was the pre "A Line of swrii.re.l..---A.D. fl am unable to find any reference to the term gaze-hound earlier than Dr. Cains' work, Of English Dogs, 1 5 76, when it is given as a separate breed to grey-hound, and called gaze-hound, " because the beams of his sight are so stedfastly settled." 1The word grey-hound is said in the New English Dictionary to have no connection with the colour (they were certainly white at an early period.) It gives the etymology of the first element as unknown, and the earliest reference to it in the Ancren Riwle, c. 1225, fol. 19, "A ' tristre ' is where men wait with the ' greahundes.' ." By some it has been thought to have come from the Celtic gre, large, great or noble.--A.D. dominating colour in this breed at an early period, for when the Mayster of Game was written these dogs had acquired the name of grey-hounds. It is not here meant that these dogs are to pursue hares only, but any beasts in the inclosure. Harrier (in Johnson harier) signified a scenting hound used for hunting hare, and though some have doubted whether the word is derived from hare, taking it to be from French harier, to worry or torment, it seems not more improbable than that lefrer should be derived from lefre, which no one doubts. This kind of dog is borne by many families either as a charge, crest, or supporter. No. 3, a lymer (in Twici...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764250
  • 9781236764256