Friday, April 16, 2010

21Oct1872, Year's Total is 14,475 Head

BOLTON, Monday, October 21st, 1872.
—Ld. Dandy [FN: I.e. Lord Berkeley Paget.] was an ower-true prophet. The weather relapsed into evil ways. They did not go out till 10.30, but then, as the rain slackened a little, the untiring Duke announced it wd be milksoppy to wait any longer, and off rode the luckless party. They came home drowned, but not till dark, the Duke having had no notion of giving up, tho' it never stopped raining all day, and poured after luncheon. Bag sadly small. This year's total, 14,475 head.

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