Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The School of Recreation (1684 edition)

Or, The Gentlemans Tutor, to those Most Ingenious Exercises of Hunting, Racing, Hawking, Riding, Cock-fighting, Fowling, Fishing

Cover image for

Download


Author: Robert Howlett
Published: 1684
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,645 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.9
LoC Category: SK
Downloads: 621
Added to site: 2007.12.10
mnybks.net#: 19328
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
Excerpt

Hounds; now something ought to be spoken of the Composition of Kennels, wherein I must appeal to the Affection of the Gentleman, the Lover of this Sport, and let him tell me the Reasons that induced him to take pleasure in Hounds, Whether it be he fancies Cunning in Hunting? Or Sweetness, Loudness, or Deepness of Cry? Or for the Training his Horses? Or for the Exercise of his Body only?

If for Cunning Hunting; breed your Dogs from the slowest and largest of the forementioned Northern Hounds, and the swiftest and slenderest of the West Country, of both Kinds, approved to be not given to lie off, or look for Advantages, but staunch, fair, even-running, and of perfect fine Scent. These will make a Horse gallop fast, and not run; being middle-siz'd; not too swift as to out-run, or too slow as to lose the Scent; are the best for the true Art and Use of Hunting.

If for Sweetness of

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Vickie M McKeehan
If there are two things that Vickie McKeehan knows very well its romance and suspense. However, she doesn’t just love reading these type of books, but has also written numerous ones. Judging by the consistency at which her novels appear on Amazon’s Top 100 lists for these genres she also has a knack for creating characters who readers can identify with. Today we talk to Vickie about the first book in her The Evil Secrets trilogy, her journey as an author and what inspires her.
Read full interview...