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DICTIONARY OF SPORTS;
HE FIELD, THE FOREST, AND THE RIVER SIDE.
EXPLANATIONS OF EVERY TERM
Racing, Shooting, Hunting, fishing, Hawking, Archery,
This new SPORTING Dictionary has been compiled with more than ordinary care, and by a gentleman whose experience and facilities of acquiring information rendered him peculiarly fitted for the task. The Publishers feel confident that, although their volume is inferior in bulk to the ponderous tomes that encumber the shelves of many a country gentleman's library, it yields to none of its predecessors in fulness, accuracy, or perspicuity, and, that as a Sporting Manual it must long continue foremost in the field.
The term Dictionary is doubtless applicable to the alphabetical arrangement, which the Author thought it expedient to adopt, but it by no means conveys an adequate idea of the value or real character of the work; this may be described as a series of condensed Essays upon Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, Hawking, Archery, and every species of manly British sport, or interesting game practised or patronised in the Sporting World; interspersed with explanations of every term found in sporting nomenclature; and accompanied by a most valuable collection
of Rules, Recipes, Remedies, &c. for the purchase and training of animals, and choice and care of objects connected with the sports here treated of. These are amongst the reasons that induce the Publishers to recommend their Sporting Dictionary as a convenient vade mecum to every one who knows the value of a good horse, and a multum in
parvo to every votary of the rod and line.