Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 3

Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 3

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...of a thoroughly practical man, and are certainly the very best and truest we have ever come across. Mr. Meyrick certainly understands ' the internal economy, ' if we may so say, of the dog, and is fully alive to its frequent liability to disarrangement. Although we are bound to ' run riot' to the author's opinions on the elementary breaking of dogs, we can nevertheless most safely assert that ' House Dogs and ' Sporting Dogs ' is a decidedly well-written volume, and that it contains the most useful and clear information in its peculiar department we have ever yet met with, or, indeed, can ever expect to find; for nothing is omitted that can tend to make us thoroughly conversant with the nature, functions, and peculiar properties of almost every known dog. The book is most neatly and carefully got up, and printed in a very clear and good-sized type, and will be found, especially in these days of dog shows, a most useful acquisition to the library of every English nobleman and gentleman, to whom the dog has ever been, not only a most useful friend, but with whom also he has always been a prime favourite. t THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE GAZETTEER. Surnames the true character rarely will show Of the one who the surname possesses: So sang--I believe 'twas a long time ago--Mr. Smith of' Rejected Addresses.' But to places as well as to persons apply His notions respecting contraries; And though of misnomers she ought to be shy, E'en Cambridgeshire has her vagaries. First, Boxer, by no means accustomed to fight, Is peacefully bent on her labours; Then Lolo is perched on the top of a height, And Knapwell wakes up like her neighbours. Through Kingston in vain would you look for a King--A Bishop perchance you might see in it: Dry Drayton is rather the opposite thing, .show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676939
  • 9781236676931