Wild Sports of the West

Wild Sports of the West
Wild Sports of the West
Excerpt from Wild Sports of the West: With Legendary Tales, and Local SketchesWilliam Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850) born at Newry, County Down, was the son of James Maxwell, of the Maxwells of Nithsdale. His mother was the daughter of William Hamilton, of good family. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, at the age of 15, and graduated there with distinction, and afterwards served in the Peninsular Campaigns and at Waterloo, as a Captain in the 88th Regiment.On the disbanding of the forces, he returned to Newry and spent some years desultorily, reading, hunting and shooting, and got into money difficulties, but mended his fortune by marriage and took holy orders, obtaining the living of Ballagh, in Connemara, a place without a congregation, but full of game.Here he wrote his first novel, "O'Hara"; "Wild Sports of the West," praised by Professor Wilson in "Noctes Ambrosian?" as the work of a true sportsman; "Stories of Waterloo," his best known work; a "Life of the Duke of Wellington," repeatedly reprinted; "A History of the Rebellion in 1798"; and was also the author of a variety of sketches and novels chiefly on sporting and military subjects, and many magazine articles It may be said of him that if Maginn's "O'Doherty" suggested the Irish military novel. Maxwell anticipated his friend and admirer, Charles Lever, in this literary direction.In appearance Maxwell was tall and good-looking, a brilliant conversationalist, and an agreeable host and guestBut he made no provision for the future, and after spending several years in ill-health and distress, retired to Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, where he died on 29th December, 1850.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.