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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Hunting is not a proper employment for a thinking man.
        Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began,
A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.
  It is very strange and very melancholy that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us to call hunting one of them.
Dr. Johnson.    
  A man who can, in cold blood, hunt and torture a poor, innocent animal, cannot feel much compassion for the distress of his own species.
Frederick the Great.    
  Hunting is a relic of the barbarous spirit that thirsted formerly for human blood, but is now content with the blood of birds and animals.
        Poor Jack,—no matter who,—for when I blame
I pity, and must therefore sink the name,—
Liv’d in his saddle, lov’d the chase, the course,
And always ere he mounted, kiss’d his horse.
        The healthy huntsman, with a cheerful horn,
Summons the dogs and greets the dappled Morn.
The jocund thunder wakes the enliven’d hounds,
They rouse from sleep, and answer sounds for sounds.

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