The Roebuck, pp.23-24.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

IS one of the least of the Deer kind known in these climates, being not above three feet in length, and two in height. His horns are about nine inches long, round, and divided into three small branches. His colour is of a brown shade on the back, his face partly black, and partly ash colour, the chest and belly yellow, and the rump white; his tail is short. The Roebuck is more graceful than the Stag, more active, more cunning, and comparatively swifter; his flesh is much esteemed, and his age does not exceed fifteen years. The only parts of Great Britain where he is found, are the Highlands of Scotland. 

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