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Identifier: lifeoffoxwritt00smit

Title: The life of a fox written by himself

Year: 1920 (1920s)

Authors: Smith, Thomas, 1790-1878 Willoughby de Broke, Richard Greville Verney, baron, 1869-1923 Fairman Rogers Collection (University of Pennsylvania) PU

Subjects: Fox-hunting CHR 1920 PRO Armstrong, F. Wallis (bookplate) PRO Armstrong, F. Wallis, Jr., Mrs. (donor)

Publisher: London : Edward Arnold

Contributing Library: University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation


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. 79 Chesters Story , . 86 Devonians Story . 92 Berkshires Story . 97 Sandys Story . . 102 Conclusion . 127 ILLUSTRATIONS Huntsman and Hounds. By J. A. Wheeler . . . Frontispiece Wily Penning his Story. By T. Svilth .... Facing page 1 Wily Addressing his Friends, By T. Smith . . . . „ „ 2 Breaking Cover. By S. Howitt . „ „ 18 Stopping Hounds. By S. Howitt . „ „ 22 Full Cry. By S. Aiken . . „ „ 42 The Craven Hounds in Savernake Forest. By T. Smith . . „ „ 58 Gone Away. By Henry Aiken . „ „ 70 Bagging the Fox. By C. Loraine Smith . . . . „ ,, 76 Hunting in Cover. By Henry Aiken „ „ 82 The Death of the Fox. By R. B. Davis . . , ... Every Hound has Got a Fox. ByT. Smith 108 113 Note.—The Coloured Illustrations are from contemporary prints andpaintings by Henry Alken, S. Howitt, and other well-known sportingartists, kindly but by Mr. Basil Dighton. The Black and WhiteIllustrations are facsimile reproductions from the originals by TomiinTH in the old Edition.


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J^^r-■ -:■■ Wii.ys Stoky. THE LIFE OF A FOX A FAITHFUL history of the hfe even of a Fox maybe not without its interest, for, to the wise, nothingin nature is mean, and truth is never insignificant.I was prompted to write this account of myself byoverhearing one day, as I lay in a covert by theroadside, the following remarks by one of a partywho were passing by on their return home fromhunting a fox, which, as it appeared, the houndshad failed to kill. Well, Id give a good deal to know what be-came of our fox,—how was it he could have beatenus ? There is nothing I should like better than toinvite to supper all the foxes that have escaped frompacks by which they have been respectively huntedto-day, and then persuade them to declare to whatcause they owed their escape. To tempt themthere should be rabbits at top, rabbits at bottomand sides, rabbits curried, fricasseed, and rabbits B 2 THE LIFE OF A FOX dressed in every imaginable way, by the best Frenchcook. The thought pleased m


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