TIME was when the dog was perhaps of greater importance in the field than it is now; when our grandfather sallied forth at break of day adorned in those quaint and wondrous garments which still excite our admiration, if not our envy, with his trusty Joe Manton, and all the varied paraphernalia deemed necessary accompaniments, and with-by no means least-a dog, most probably trained by himself, from whose prowess and excellence a large measure of his enjoyment was sure to be derived. And in the evening, over his pipe and his home-brewed, did not the mighty deeds of " Don" and " Carlo " figure much more prominently in the conversation than in these degenerate days ?