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past and present centuries ; from which the public will be able to judge whether we possess such good horses now as we did one hundred years ago.
As Englishmen it is our duty to do all in our power to prevent the decline and fall of the British utility horse, for such certainly will take place unless we bestir ourselves to energetic action in supplying a commodity which we now in great measure obtain from foreign sources. Is it not a national disgrace that England of the past, which supplied Europe with her best horses, should now be dependent upon Continental countries for her useful supplies ?
Reader! Assist in rescuing us from an impending national calamity ? It can be accomplished by the adoption of means similar to, if not identical with, those detailed in the following pages.
JAMES IRVINE LUPTON.
Dunstable House, Richmond, Surrey.
May 27th, 1881.