Rain'd in the fore part of the day but cleared up in the afternoon: I went with my
gun down upon the marshes; but had no sport. Game laws are said to be directly opposed
to the liberties of the subject: I am well perswaded that they may be carried too
far, and that they really are in most parts of Europe. But it is equally certain that
when there are none, there never is any game: so that the difference between the Country
where laws of this kind exist, and that where they are unknown, must be that in the
former very few individuals will enjoy the privilege of hunting, and eating venison,
and in the latter this privilege will be enjoy'd by nobody.