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Neil Howlett

There is a wonderful example of this in the works of Keith Douglas. The notes in 'The Complete Poems' edited by Desmond Graham's (1987 edition) to the poem 'Sportsmen' (aka Aristocrats), which includes the imagery of the hunt, say that one version is acompanied by a note 'Lt. Col. J. D. Player, killed in Tunisia, Enfidaville, Feb, 1943, left £3000 to the Beaufort Hunt, and directed that the incumbent of the living in his gift should be “a man who approves of hunting, shooting, and all manly sports, which are the backbone of the nation.”'

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