Sporting Scenes And Sundry Sketches (volume 1); Being The Miscellaneous Writings Of J. Cypress, Jr. [pseud.] by J. CypressSporting Scenes And Sundry Sketches (volume 1); Being The Miscellaneous Writings Of J. Cypress, Jr. [pseud.] by J. Cypress

Sporting Scenes And Sundry Sketches (volume 1); Being The Miscellaneous Writings Of J. Cypress, Jr…

byJ. Cypress

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842. Excerpt: ... COLLINEOMANIA. NO. I. RAMBLING REMINISCENCES OF ANCIENT HUNTERS. " En age, segnes Humpe moras, vocat ingenti clamore Cithseron Taygetique canes, domitrixque Epidaurus equorum, Et vox assensu nemorum ingemminata remugit." Virg. Georg. 3. " Hark away, hark away, hark away is the word to the sound of the horn, And echo, blithe echo, while echo, blithe echo makes jovial the morn." Chorus To Bright Phcebus. No; we will not look upon the hunters of Kentucky yet; the mighty dead of other days claim first our admiring contemplation. It will be good for us to look at their portraits in Time's old diorama--to see them face to face through History's faithful theodolite. What an innumerable army! Patriarchs, sages, kings, heroes, inspired, demigods, sacred, profane! Blessed is thy memory, O son of Cush, and thy name glorious, captain of the host, and father and beginner of all hunting! Of whom else doth the historian bear record, that he " was a mighty hunter before the Lord V Posterity hath not done justice to Nimrod. Even Josephus barely mentions him, and we are left entirely in the dark as to the character of his game and the weapons of his craft. It is not vain, however, nor improper, as we hope, to speculate upon a matter which, to hunters, is a subject of such Vol. I.--14 thrilling interest. May we not, then, imagine and believe, that the founder of Babel was one of the giants of those days, and that his armory was fashioned in the workshop of that skilful artificer, Tubal Cain, and that he hunted the mastodon and magatherion 1 But let every man think for himself.--We said that posterity had not done justice to Nimrod. We ought to except from this censure those good poets Tickell and Somerville. They have both glorified him in verse. Their researches, whether o...
Title:Sporting Scenes And Sundry Sketches (volume 1); Being The Miscellaneous Writings Of J. Cypress, Jr…Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217057853

ISBN - 13:9780217057851

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