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by John Watson,James West

Free eBook The Confessions of a Poacher 1890: The Nineteenth Century Reminiscences of an Exponent of the Fine Art of Poaching download ISBN: 1873590288
Author: John Watson,James West
Publisher: Old House Books; N.e.of 1890 Ed edition (December 15, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 176
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The Revd Dr John Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He studied Islam and Buddhism in the Far East, and has travelled extensively, exploring faith systems and lecturing world-wide. He is the author of Among the Copts (2000) and Christians Observed (2004), both published by SAP. Country of Publication. He studied Islam and Buddhism in the Far East, and has travelled extensively, exploring faith systems and lecturing world-wide

The Revd Dr John Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

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Poaching is one of the fine arts-how 'fine' only the initiated know. poacher of these Confessions is no imaginary being

Poaching is one of the fine arts-how 'fine' only the initiated know. poacher of these Confessions is no imaginary being. In the following pages I have set down nothing but what has come within his own personal experience; and, although the little book is full of strange inconsistencies, I cannot, knowing the man, call them by a harder name. Nature made old Phil a Poacher, but she made him a Sportsman and a Naturalist at the same time. I never met any man who was in closer sympathy with the wild creatures about him; and never dog or child came within his influence but what was permanently attracted by his personality. The Confessions of a Poacher. This, then, is the workshop of the young poacher, and here he receives his first impressions. Is it strange that a mighty yearning springs up within him to know more of nature's secrets? He finds himself in a fairy place, and all unconsciously drinks in its sweets. the embryo poacher has once tasted the forbidden fruits of the land-and it matters not if his game be but field-mice and squirrels-there is only one thing wanting to win him completely to Nature's ways. This is that he shall see her sights and hear her sounds under the night.

First published in 1890, "The Confessions of a Poacher" is an interesting . to be a successful poacher, but also provides a unique insight into England in the late nineteenth century. Books related to The Confessions of a Poacher.

First published in 1890, "The Confessions of a Poacher" is an interesting collection of essays and anecdotes based on t.Profusely illustrated and highly-readable, this book primarily offers its reader tips and advice on how to be a successful poacher, but also provides a unique insight into England in the late nineteenth century.

The tips and tricks of a true countryman who started dabbling in the fine art of poaching as soon as he was old enough to slip unseen through a copse at dusk or slither along the river bank to a trout filled pool. Seen through the eyes of the trainee poacher, we feel the lure of the night as the young rustic watches his father's eventide preparations. He assembles his wires, nets and snares; his dogs and the trusty old flintlock and then he is away into the night. Our young man progresses to legitimate occupations such as coppicing and charcoal burning which enable him to keep watch on his patch and plan his nocturnal excursions. We learn of the age old methods of inveigling the spoils of a night time's work from its roost to the security of the poacher's pocket without troubling the keeper with a loud report of a gun. There are chapters on poaching Partridges, Hares, Pheasants, Salmon and Trout, Grouse and Rabbits. We learn how to intoxicate partridges by feeding grain steeped in spirits; how to entice pheasants away from the safety of the keeper's cottage by the surreptitious dropping of grain on a daily basis. The night time use of nets to take salmon from pools and sleeping grouse from the heather are described as are ferrets working the hedgerows in search of the humble rabbit. But of all the wildlife to which we are so comprehensively introduced there is just one trouble making species that appears page after page - the squire's keeper. As much native cunning is employed to avoid him as is used to encounter the game. Not always with success however and confrontations with the local Justices or maybe a crack on the head from an unseen keeper are carefully described. Even if you are not contemplating a life of rural crime there is still much you could learn from this delightful book, so also could the local squire, his keeper and the constabulary but let us hope that they do not pick up too many tips about the fine art of poaching.