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Written by Line
(9/19/2005 8:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Took out a gun, but never killed., penned by Lia
...being outdoors in the fresh air all day (as he would be aboard ship), without necessarily enjoying the shooting. (Perhaps the Admiral was quite tender-hearted where animals were concerned - I'm sure that even in JA's day, there were gentlemen who for various reasons did not enjoy hunting!)
I think the "quite the gentleman" at the end of this description is just Mr. Shepherd repeating his previous assurance to Sir Walter that the Admiral really *is* a gentleman, not a comment on his shooting.
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