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Gamonia (1905)


Gamonia (1905)

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    Lawrence Rawstorne
Excerpt from book: cover probably never to return to it. What ensues next ? The cover is shut up for the remainder of the season: and never more that year is a gun fired in it, except it be visited by the night prowlers in search of their prey, which however may very likely happen much more frequently than may be suspected by either master or man. Now there is no reason why an amusement that is attended with many advantages both public and private should be criticised too severely: and even if it be admitted that the charges brought against it are true to a certain extent, yet even these, if they exist at all, are counterbalanced with what makes ample compensation for any little harm that may be said to attend it. One of the most heinous objections alleged against it is, that it engenders jealousies and a bad spirit. Now it is certainly true that it may excite a little jealous feeling in the breasts of some, when they find their neighbours knocking down every thing right and left, and they themselves are doing little more than beating the air. It may occasion a less exhilarating sensation in these, when the return is brought in, and talked over amidst the liberal potations of the night, when they find themselves below what may be called the zero point on the list: but then the elevation of the spirits that is excited around the table by a good day's sport, serves to banish such selfish mortification, and the merriment of the whole party, may possibly be enlivened by the animating exclamation of the hero of the day, that the sport equalled the grandbattues at Holkham, and actually beat the great performance at Rantou Lodge. A further objection may be stated to this kind of diversion, that it engages too much of the attention, which ought to be applied to other and better things. A distinguished...  
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  • Lawrence Rawstorne
  • General Books LLC
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