Glimpses Of Our Ancestors In Sussex - online book

With Sketches Of Sussex Characters, Remarkable Incidents &c

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The Southdown Shepherd.
down that 'ere bottom—and so up de bostle,' as the case might be, and drop again into his doze as snug as a dormouse."
This matter-of-fact view of shepherd life, from shepherds themselves, may help us to qualify the somewhat artificial and sophisticated one which poets and outsiders are apt to take. The truth, perhaps, lies between the two pictures, for shepherd life has its poetry as well as its practical hardships and common-places, and we leave our readers to arrive at it by the help of the material, drawn from both sides, that we lay before them.
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