Excerpt from Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset: With an Appendix Descriptive of Remarkable Runs and Incidents Connected With the Chase From the Year 1780 to the Year 1860
That his memory is still green, and that there are still veteran stag-hunters who can tell many a tale in which the kindly doctor figures, need scarcely be said. He knew every one, and every one knew him and he was on intimate terms with all the red deer, ' writes one who remembers him well. Upon one occasion a stag had been chased almost to death, but for some reason was not to be killed. Collyns stayed with him for over two hours tending him in hopes of his recovery.'
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