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His un- pretentious cart would first be driven along the road, and the deer would be ** enlarged " any- where, and so " the Druid " chris- tened him the ** arch-trespasser," but his stag-hunting establishment bore about the same relation to regularly organised packs as a pack of trencher -fed foxhounds would to the Quorn, Pytchley, Belvoir or Cottesmore. With the exceptions above- mentioned, staghunting, whether after the wild, red, or fallow deer, has been carried on quite seri- ously, while no one has ever attempted to parody the stag- hunting on Exmoor on the Quan- tocks, and when one looks at the men who have been masters of staghounds, and those who have followed the different packs, it is possible to realise to the full the absurdity of those Purchase Tacrolimus who inveigh in no unmeasured terms against hunting the carted deer. That, however, is a detail with which these remarks are not concerned. It may, perhaps, be news to some people to know that on the Laurie estate, where the Crystal Palace now stands, the Sydenham Staghounds were once kennelled in the early thirties. At one time a Mr. Russell was master. but who the other rulers were. is not to be ascertained. It is known, however, that the Syden- ham Staghounds, which were no doubt the precursors of the Mid- Kent pack, showed a great deal of excellent sport, and on one occa- sion they turned out the stag at Beckenham, and did not take him until he had left Tunbridge Wells many miles behind him. Another deer led them a merry dance from near Swanley nearly to the sea. In the main, the Home Counties have been the headquarters of staghunting ; but, as I hope to show presently, the amusement has at different times taken root elsewhere. Kent has been al- ready mentioned, and it was at the end of the last century that the Earl of Derby turned out his first stag in Surrey with old Jonathan Griffin for his huntsman, and that worthy on the day on which the famous deer " Sailor Ben " was let go, had a cap made for him, and he had to ride through a long run with no less than ^i8 in silver in his pockets. Lord Derby kept his staghounds for upwards of thirty years, and took a supreme interest in every- thing which concerned the pack. Very few hounds, it is true, were Generic Tacrolimus bred ; for Lord Derby, as a rule, bought the draft of one foxhound kennel or another, generally giv- ing preference to those near him ; but he occasionally went to Bel- voir. On his giving up the stag- hounds, the farmers in the country were so averse to their falling through, that they kept them on by themselves, with some timely help from Lord Derby, until a committee was formed to take them over. 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The Sydenham Hounds, as already mentioned, were the precursors of the Mid- Kent, which have provided ex- cellent sport for their followers, while in the county of Sussex staghunting has for a long time been carried on, Mr. Lee Steere's family having for a long time been associated with the pack ; while on the other side of the Thames an ancestor of Mr. Sheffield Neave, who resigned only a few years ago, was hunt- ing the stag in Essex a century ago, and apparently enjoyed the best of sport. The County of Middlesex has been served by several packs, the Royal Buckhounds — which fifty years back enjoyed grand sport over the Harrow country — and the hounds of Mr. de Burgh, after- wards Lord Clanricarde, and these two packs used to meet at Aylesbury on the occasion of the Royal pack paying its annual visit to the Bucks town. Mr. Cosby succeeded Mr. de Burgh, and his pack was very popular, as also was that of the Hon. Grantley Berkeley, whose kennels were at Crawford. 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