Diary sub-note: 1857. Massacre of Cawnpore
S.R. 4.44, S.S. 9.21
Played a match against The Manor House. Played my match against Paddie & she won 6-2. 6-2.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Foxhound: THE FOXHOUND. To do justice to this aristocrat requires a book, nay, a library to itself. We cannot do better here than quote Whyte-Melville.
“On the straightest of legs and the roundest of feet,
With ribs like a frigate his timbers to meet,
With a fashion, a fling and a form so complete
That to see him dance over the flags is a treat!
Though so handy to cast and so patient to stoop,
When his bristles are up you may swear it’s who-whoop!
And he’ll dash at his fox like a hawk at her swoop,
And he carries the head marching home to his soup!”