An Account of the Hare Hunting; and Courſing of the Ancients, from Xenophon and Arrian:—A Philoſophical Enquiry into the Nature and Properties of the Scent:—Remarks on the different Kinds of Hounds, with the Manner of training them:—Directions for the Choice of a Hunter:—The Qualifications requiſite for a Huntſman:—And other general Rules to be obſerved in every Contingency incident to the Chace.
An Account of the Vizier's Manner of Hunting in the Mogul Empire.
By WILLIAM BLANE, Eſq.
To which is added,
THE CHACE: A POEM.
By WILLIAM SOMERVILE, Eſq.
A new Edition, embelliſhed with an elegant Frontiſpiece and a Vignette.
Οὑτω δὲ ἐπιχαρι ἐϛι το θηριόν, ὥϛε οὐδεὶς ὀϛις οὐκ ἂν ἰδών ἰχνευόμενον, εὑρισκόμενον, μεταθεόμενον, ἁλισκόμενον, ἐπιλάθοιτ᾽ ἂν εἴτȣ ἐρωη.
My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind.
So flew'd, ſo ſanded, and their heads are hung
With ears that ſweep away the morning dew;
Crook-knee'd, and dew-lap'd, like Theſſalian bulls;
Slow in purſuit, but match'd in mouth like bells.
Each under each. A cry more tuneable
Was never halloo'd to, nor cheer'd with horn.
Shakespeare's Midſumrmer Night's Dream.
EDWARD LOVEDEN LOVEDEN, Eſq.
ON A FAVOURITE DIVERSION,
WHICH HAVE OFTEN AMUSED HIM IN MANUSCRIPT,
ARE, AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM AND REGARD,
BY HIS SINCERE FRIEND,
AND OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT,
|Greek Method of Hare Hunting, from Xenophon||19|
|Ancient Method of Courſing, from Arrian||47|
|Eſſays on Hunting.|
|Obſervations on Hare Hunting||65|
|Six Letters upon hare Hunting.|
|Letter I. The Art and Pleaſure of Hunting||107|
| II. Concerning the Sorts of Harriers, and Difference||114|
| III. The Sorts and Difference of Hares||125|
| IV. Some Perfections of the Hare, and remarkable Qualities of other Creatures||140|
| V. Of Trailing and Starting, with Directions to the Huntſman||156|
| VI. Of the Default with ſome Cautions; alſo of marvellous Tales of Hares at Default||172|
|Account of the Hare Hunting Excursions of Aſoph Ul Doulah||185|
|The Chace: A Poem||203|
|Method of deſtroying Hares by the Hare-Pipe||291|