Holmby House: A Tale of Old Northamptonshire George John Whyte -Melville

ISBN: 9781330283189

Published: August 8th 2015

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Holmby House: A Tale of Old Northamptonshire  by  George John Whyte -Melville

Holmby House: A Tale of Old Northamptonshire by George John Whyte -Melville
August 8th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 468 pages | ISBN: 9781330283189 | 8.80 Mb

Excerpt from Holmby House: A Tale of Old NorthamptonshireThe Pytchley hounds have had a run. Io triumphe! The Pytchley hounds have killed their fox. Once again, Io triumphe! Not that these are unusual events with that well-ordered and efficientMoreExcerpt from Holmby House: A Tale of Old NorthamptonshireThe Pytchley hounds have had a run.

Io triumphe! The Pytchley hounds have killed their fox. Once again, Io triumphe! Not that these are unusual events with that well-ordered and efficient pack, nor that the establishment is more than commonly exhilarated by success- but that such runs as this last do not occur oftener than two or three times in the season, and deserve to be recorded accordingly.It is a curious mania, that fondness for hunting which pervades the rural population of Great Britain, from the peer to the peasant, and which we alone of all their progeny seem to have inherited from our Scandinavian ancestors - a mania that outlives love, friendship, literature, money-making, all the devices of poor human nature to squander its most priceless possession - time- and which seems to flourish only the more vigorously when the health and bodily strength indispensable to its enjoyment have passed away for evermore./ We, too, in our hot youth, were once inoculated with the malady, and its seeds have never since been thoroughly eradicated from our constitution.

There was a time when our heart used to beat thick and fast at the first whimper of a hound- when the colour mounted to our cheek, and our eye glistened brighter, as we watched the gorse shaking above the busy pack- when the life blood coursed quicker through our veins as we listened for the distant View-holloa proclaiming him away! and the mad equestrian revel really about to commence.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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