E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hunting of the Hare.
A comic romance, published in Webers collection. A yeoman informs the inhabitants of a village that he has seen a hare, and invites them to join him in hunting it. They attend with their curs and mastiffs, pugs and house-dogs, and the fun turns on the truly unsportsmanlike manner of giving puss the chase.