Beagles are of various kinds, as the soutner beagle, something less and shorter, but thicker than the deep mouthed hound; the fleet northern or cat beagle, smaller, and of a finer shape than the southern, and a harder runner. From these two, by crossing, is bred a third sort, held prefeiable to either. To these may be added a still smaller sort, scarcely bigger than lap-dogs, which make very pretty diversion in hunting the coney in dry weather, but are otherwise unserviceable by reason of their size.
There is no prettier sport for youth than rabbit beagling. About six or seven couples of rabbit beagles, where there are large downs or commons, make a very complete pack. Wherever rabbits are scarce in the furzes or fern, ferret the holes one or two days before hunting, and stop them all in the morning before you throw off.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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