HUNT, v.a. To get after, with horse, dog or gun.
O I love to hunt the tiger bold,
With shouting loud and free,
In jungles where the sands of gold
Border the black Gangee.
But when the tiger turns about
And takes to hunting me,
That’s not so fine — I’d rather shout
As hunter than huntee.
The “pleasures of the chase” depend
On this, as you’ll agree:
When I and tiger in speed contend,
If I’m ahead or he.
It’s a solemn sight for a Christian soul
The angry game to see
Urging the hunter to hunt his hole
With a sad celeritee.