230.—Hawking. From Cotton MS.details

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230.—Hawking. From Cotton MS.

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All ranks of the Anglo-Saxons delighted in the chace. The young nobles were trained to hunting after their school-days of Latin, as we are told in Asser’s ‘Life of Alfred.’

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The illumination of the Saxon Calendar (Fig. 264) shows us the falconer with his hawk on fist, ready to let her down the wind at the heron or the wild duck.” (p. 71)

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