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X, pp. 133 and 487 (11 and 26 February 1824). 80. Parliamentary History, vol. XXXV, p. 207 (18 April 1800); cf. Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, vol. XIV, p. 990 (12 June 1809). 81. Fireside Magazine, vol. I (1819), p. 48. 82. Stamford News, 19 November 1819. 83. Animals' Friend, no. 6 (1838), p. 16. 84. Aiken, National Sports, caption for the plate 'Coursing-Death of the Hare'. 85. Fourteenth Annual Report of the RSPCA (1840), pp. 40-1 and 45-6. 86. Barry, Bull-Baiting, pp. 8-9. 87. Drummond, Rights ofAnimals, p.

71. See in particular Greville J. Chester, Statute Fairs: Their Evils and Their Remedy (York and London, 1856), and the same author's Statute Fairs, a sermon preached in 1858; Nash Stephenson, 'On Statute Fairs: Their Evils and Their Remedy', Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1858), pp. 624-31; J. E. Kebbel, The Agricultural Labourer (London, 1870), pp. 118-22 and 131-3; and article on 'Mops' in the Illustrated London News, 26 October 1878, p. 398; and Francis G.

A Burlesque Poem in Blank Verse (London, 1740), p. ii. 62. BedfordshireMercury, 7 January 1861. 63. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. LIII (1783), Part II, p. 1,004. See also Aulay Macaulay, The History and Antiquities of Claybrook, in the County of Leicester (London, 1791), p. 128; George Cope, The Origin, Excellence, and Perversion of Wakes or Parish Feasts (Hereford, 1816), which was drawn to my attention by Mr Jolyon Hall; William J. Kidd, Village Wakes; Their Origin, Design and Abuse. A Sermon Preached in the Parochial Chapel of Didsbury, on Sunday Afternoon, August 1, 1841 (Manchester, 1841); and John Bowstead, The Village Wake, or the Feast of the Dedication (London, 1846).

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