Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
He thought at heart like courtly Chesterfield, Who, after a long chase oer hills, dales, bushes, And what not, though he rode beyond all price, Askd next day, if men ever hunted twice? ByronDon Juan. Canto XIV. St. 35.
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis CarrollHunting of the Snark. Fit 5.
The woods were made for the hunter of dreams, The brooks for the fishers of song; To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game The streams and the woods belong. There are thoughts that moan from the soul of pine And thoughts in a flower bell curled; And the thoughts that are blown with scent of the fern Are as new and as old as the world. Sam Walter FossBloodless Sportsman.
Soon as Aurora drives away the night, And edges eastern clouds with rosy light, The healthy huntsman, with the cheerful horn, Summons the dogs, and greets the dappled morn. GayRural Sports. Canto II. L. 93.
Dye ken John Peel with his coat so gay? Dye ken John Peel at the break of the day? Dye ken John Peel when hes far, far away, With his hounds and his horn in the morning? John Peel. Old Hunting Song. (Coat so gray, said to be in the original).