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STREAM AND COVERT SKEICHES OF COUNTRY LIFE AND SPORT IN ENGLAND H SCOLAIVD ny ALEXANDER INNES SHAND , I LONDON SEELEY AND CO. LIMITED 38, GREAT KUSSELL STREET 897 PREFACE AM greatly indebted to the proprietors of Blackwoods a,d the Cornhill Magczinei, of the old Pall Mall Gazette, and of the Saturdzy Review for permission to reprint these articles, which attempt sketches of sport and rural life in Great Britain in bygone years. Some have been rearranged in chapters, and slightly remodelled. The most recent is the 97 article on Coverts, which Messrs. Longman very kindly allow me to use, although it appeared only the other day in the Badminton Magazine. Of the .. . other chapters, i-vii, X-xni, xvii-xix, xxiii xxvii, are from Blackwoods i2lngazine viii, xx, xxii, from the Pall Mall Gazette ix, from the Saturday Review and xiv-xvi, from the Cornhill Magazine. OAKDALE, EDENBRIDGE, KENT. ALEX. INNES SHAND. IDtbcilttb TO MY OLD FRIEND, DONALD MACPHERSON, GAMEKEEPER AT SIRALOCH AND BARRA, ABERDEENSHIRE, IN MEblORY OF CLOSE COILIPANIONSHIP AND MANY DELIGHIFUL DAYS. CHAP. I. 11. 111. IV. v. VI. VIl. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. CONTENTS PAGE COUNTRY LIFE IN LITERATURE I A HIGHLAND LAIRD 2 8 AN ENGLISH SQUIRE . . 2 A KENTISH PAKISH 6 o A KENTISH PARISH HOP-GARDENS AND FARMS 7 I A KENTISH PARISH SPORT AnD BIRD-LIFE . 5 A KENIISH PARISH IHE RESIDENTS . 92 THE DOWNS I I0 TRAMPS . 119 THE AMATEUR TRAMP IN ENGLAND I33 THE AMATEUR TRAMP IN SCOTLAND . I47 FISHING IN RIVER, STREAM, AND LOCH . I55 SOME WRITERS ON THE GEXTLE CRAFT 77 AUGUST ON THE MOORS A SHOOTIhG LODGE 97 V v 1 CHAP. xv. XVI. xi-111. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII. XXIII. XXIV. xxv. XXVI. XXVII. CONTENTS AUGUSI ON IHE MOORS THE MORNING START AUGUST ON THE MOORS THE DAYS WORK IHE MOOR AKD THE LOCH THE KESTOR OF SCOITISH SPORTSMEN AILTOPI THE WILD FOWL IN FORESI AKD OK HILL AFIER DEER . THE COVERTS THE ATTRACTIONS OF WINTER WEATHER WINIER IN THE NORTH UISIER FERRETIXG WINTER FOWLING WINTER IN IHE SHIRES . LIST ILLUSTRATIONS WIL
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