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Hints to Sportsmen; Containing Notes on Shooting the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America the Dog, the Gun, the Field, and the Kitchen (Paperback) Loot Price: R531
Discovery Miles 5 310
Hints to Sportsmen; Containing Notes on Shooting the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America the Dog, the Gun, the...

Hints to Sportsmen; Containing Notes on Shooting the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America the Dog, the Gun, the Field, and the Kitchen (Paperback)

Elisha Jarrett Lewis

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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.1851 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII. GENERAL HYGIENIC REMARKS. "The first physicians by debauch were made; Excess began, and sloth sustains the trade. By chate our long-liv'd fathers earn'd their food; Toil strung the nerves and purified the blood But we, their sons, a pamper'd race of men, Are dwindled down to threescore years and ten. Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on ExercUe depend; God never made his work for man to mend." Atmospheric vicissitudes.--The sportsman should guard as far as possible against the ill effects arising from exposure to the various atmospheric vicissitudes inseparable from his pursuits. His clothing should be adapted to the season in which he hunts, and the particular sport in which he is engaged: if the weather be warm, a heavy coat is a great incumbrance, and occasions much unnecessary fatigue; on the contrary, if the weather be cold and boisterous, a light coat would be equally inappropriate, and expose the wearer to a catarrhal affection, or perhaps an attack of rheumatism. We cannot be too particular in this respect, although many old veterans may laugh at our remarks, as tending perhaps to effeminacy, and say that such precautions are suitable only for "dandy sportsmen," but quite beneath the notice of one accustomed to braving all kinds of atmospheric changes while in pursuit of game either by land' or water, and perfectly regardless of heat or cold, wind or rain. To these we reply, in a hackneyed but nevertheless appropriate phrase, "chacun & son goUt;" but at the same time we do not deny that there may be some few who can brave all these extraordinary exposures, without apparently suffering any particular inconvenience at the time; but we may recollect, also, that ma...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Elisha Jarrett Lewis
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 146
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-96352-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-96352-2
Barcode: 9781150963520

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