Punch,  9 (1845), 206–07.

The Great Game Preserver

[Douglas W Jerrold] *




Hunting, Politics, Crime, Morality, Class

    Criticises George C G F Berkeley for his harsh prosecution of two poachers. Considers that Berkeley 'looks upon the iniquity of a poacher with the same horror that a priest of old Egypt would have considered any offence committed on the animals sacred to his temple,—and for the same profound and touching reason'. Describes the difficulty of teaching the sin of hunting and the 'property of game' to 'rustics', and wonders whether Berkeley should have 'compassion for lower men, who cannot recognise sin in an act which [...] so shocks the moral sense of a sporting gentleman'.

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