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The follow- ing extract from his " Life " gives a good idea of life in Fetter Lane at that date : — "After I got to town, my brother, now Lord S to well, met me at the ' White Horse * in Fetter Lane, Holborn, then the great Oxford House, as I was told. He took me to see the play at Drury Lane. When we came out of the house it rained hard. Diamox Online i«99-] HARES. 97 There were then few hackney coaches, and we got both into one sedan chair. Turning out of Fleet Street into Fetter Lane, there was a sort of contest be- tween our chairman and some persons who were coming up Fleet Street, whether they should first pass Fleet Street or we in our chair first get out of Fleet Street into Fetter Lane. In Diamox Sr the struggle the sedan chair was over- set with us in it." In conclusion it may be men- tioned that it was Mr. Roberts, nephew of the afore- mentioned Chaplin, who first planned the principle of placing the driving- box upon springs, much to the satisfaction of coachmen, who had hitherto been severely bumped on the old coach-box. W. Fradgley Moore. Hares. With the end of February comes the end of the old English sport of hare-hunting, the sport cele- brated in old English ballads, the "hunting" which King Charles the Second, of merry memory, pursued on Newmarket Heath as his grandfather did on the chalk downs above Royston assisted Buy Diamox Online by the historic " Towler " and other hounds. The "Dog Derby" at Formby is over ; in the Waterloo Cup, which dates from the year of the Queen's Accession, has culminated the apotheosis of coursing, the Blue Ribbon of the Leash. But (as ground game) " poor Puss " is still unprotected by close months on this side St. George's Channel, though hares, English - bred, may not, by a recent Act, be exposed for sale between March and July. But hare Diamox Sequel - shooting has never ranked as first - class sport in England, it merely adds var ety to a mixed bag in certain parts of the country, chiefly wild open grass land, where hares are spe- cially plentiful. In Germany, however, the Emperor is wont to have an annual grand battue of hares, hundreds falling in one day to his gun. It is as the objective of harriers and beagles and their green-coated huntsman that the hare, with us, ranks, primarily, as an object of chase. But on no account can she be classed in the same category with the fox, for the timid, mean - spirited little creature is addicted to ringing round in a circle, thereby, how- ever, adding to the enjoyment of the footmen and roadsters of the field. 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