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The stables, too, are a sight, for the lover of good horses, and per- haps no men in England are mounted better than the staff of the Staghounds. Passing away from the Home Circuit where hunting the carted deer chiefly flourishes, it may per- haps surprise some people to learn that deer were hunted in Dorsetshire long before a late Lord Wolverton started his black St. Hubert bloodhounds. In the hands of those who knew how to manage them they showed some capital runs, but when a portion of them passed into other hands, and were treated jiist as if they had been foxhounds, their shy- ness and fear made them of no use for hunting purposes. To Lord Wolverton 's mind the quiet which necessarily reigned in his field added considerably to the enjoyment, and great was the regret expressed in the neighbour- hood when the pack was dispersed. 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One is so accustomed to asso- ciate the name of Lord Darling- ton, afterwards in succession the Marquis and Duke of Cleveland, with foxhunting of the highest type that one can hardly bring oneself to imagine that stag- hounds were ever kept in the Raby kennels ; yet so it was, though not in the time of the first 1900.] STAGHUNTING HISTORY. 285 marquis. There have been cir- cumstances in which masters of hounds, who were once famed for their keenness for the sport, have taken a dislike to it in their later years. This was the case with the late Mr. Thomas DufEeld, sometime master of the Old Berks hounds. Soon after resigning the country he abandoned the thrust- ing style of riding which once characterised him and used to go about on a cob ; but this was only the first stage towards taking a dislike to seeing hounds on his land. In Lord Darlington's case, however, the original dislike to hunting seems to have arisen from a dislike to his son, and when he drew near the end of his life he grubbed up, and otherwise destroyed, all the best coverts in the country, so that when the second duke came into the family estates he found himself with a miserable pack of hounds, and with scarcely a covert to hold a fox. In this situation he did the best thing he could under the circumstances and started a pack of staghounds, an innovation which is said to have almost shocked the orthodox foxhunters of the district. Necessity, however, has no law, and before many weeks had passed the duke's stag- hounds were very well attended, and when the coverts were grown up the stag was forsaken for the fox ; but the hunt never regained its former proud position. In the Eastern Counties hunting the carted deer has, in one way and another, had a rather long life, not unaccompanied with merriness. Of Mr. Neave's Essex pack mention has already been made, and they were sometimes taken into Norfolk and Suffolk ; but in the "thirties" Sir Jacob Astley, who subsequently revived one of the three Hastings peerages, determined to have some sort of hunting ready to