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FRONTISPIECE.

GROUSE DISEASE:

ITS CAUSES AND REMEDIES.

BY

DUNCAN GEORGE FORBES MACDONALD,

LL.D., C.E., J.P., F.R.G.S.,

AUTHOR OF
WHAT THE FARMERS MAY DO WITH THE LAND," "ESTATE MANAGEMENT,"
“ HINTS ON FARMING, CATTLE, SHEEP, AND DEER,

THE HIGHLAND CROFTERS, ETC., ETC.

66

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON:
W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13, WATERLOO PLACE,

PALL MALL, S.W.

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The moors ! the moors ! the joyous moors
When autumn displays her golden stores-

When the morning's breath
Blows across the heath,
On the mountain side,

'Tis gladness to ride At the peep of dawn o'er the dewy moors.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

National love of Sport.-Grouse Ranges.--Prospects of Sport.

-Grouse Shooting.-Shooting in Winter.-Great Rise in
Shooting Rents.—Extraordinary demand for Moors.-Inte-
resting Statistics.—Marvellous Selling-Value of Highland
Estates.—Cost of Grouse to the Sportsman.—Rents of
Moors.—Dishonourable Practices in letting Shootings.
Sport in the Olden Time.-Battue Shooting.-Views of
Professor Blackie.—Wonderful Migration to the Highlands.

-Sport the instinctive Exercise of a noble Attribute of

Man.--The Shooting Lodge

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