Diary sub-note: Ember Day
1533. Ariosto, Italian poet, died
S.R. 4.45, S.S. 9.12
It rained all morning. We had a very nice game of cricket. I was on Wiz’s side against Edie’s side. I caught Anne out 2ce [twice] & made 7 runs.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an English Springer: ENGLISH SPRINGER. First known as the Norfolk Spaniel, he is closely akin to his younger relation, the Cocker, but has the advantage in size, from the working point of view, though not so heavy built as the Clumber. He can both hunt and retrieve on land or water, and is the ideal for the ‘one dog’ sportsman. Being very active, he is liable to become rather wild, unless firmly handled. Like the old-fashioned nondescript spaniel, the usual markings are liver and white.