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being the outside of what any ohe 25 to 1 agst Emmelina (takei). would bet against him. Mr.

25 to 1 agst Louisa (taken).

25 to 1 agst Economist. Houldsworth's Stable got an ex- 33 to 1 agst Marion. traordinary lift on the 14th-1000 33 to 1 agst Herbert Lacy: to 8 had been betted agaiost Rough

40 to 1 agst Southcote (taken).

50 to 1 agst The Abbot. Robin ; 12 to I was the top of the 50 to 1 agst Murphy. odds against him on this day ; he 65 to 1 agst Ben Lomond.

100 to 1 agst Lady Vane. has again gone back, and is not at

Navarino not mentioned since the run. all talked of. Sorcery (now Cad- ning for the Two Thousand Guineas. Jand), since winning the Two Thousand, has been backed freely, THE TWO THOUSAND AND ONE though The Colonel is decidedly

THOUSAND GUINEA STAKES. first in public estimation. South cote is gone quite to the outside ; neither can the Duke of Grafton's Newmarket, Thursday, April 24. stable get their accustomed place. WE have just room to notice,

On the Oaks there has not been that the Sorcery colt (now much done ; and the betting on the called Cadland) won the Two Leger has been still slacker: in Thousand Guinea Stakes, and Zoe short all are wary. The meetings the One Thousand. Navarino was have drawn the attendance from backed at even for immense sums Tattersall's in a great measure; but to win the former, but was the first the following may be taken as the horse beaten in the race; and he regular market terms of doing bu- has sorely disappointed the expecsiness.

tations of his owner and all New

Z. B. Tattersall's, April 26, 1828.

market. The race was all between Cadland and Lepanto: nothing

else had a chance ; and it was only DERBY.

This has occa71 to 2 agst The Colonel (taken freely). won by a head. 4 to 1 agst Cadland (taken).

sioned considerable alteration in 10 to 1 agst Lambtonian (taken). the Derby betting, as will be seen 12 to 1 agst Giraffe (taken). 12 to 1 agst Zinganee (taken).

by our account above. The Colo14 to 1 agst The Merchant.

nel having last year beaten Le16 to 1 agst Rough Robin. 18 to l agst Southcote (no takers).

panto easy, when belonging to Mr. 30 to 1 agst Navarino (taken).

Ridsdale, has deservedly become 30 to 1 agst Oppidan (taken).

first favorite; for it was clear Cad. 40 to 1 agst Mariner (taken).

land had his work cut out to beat Enthusiast (gone).

Lepanto on the present occasion.

The Filly Race almost excited 4 to 1 agst Zoe. 54 to 1 agst Rosalia.

as much interest as the preceding, 8 to l agst Sarah.

Zuleika went off at score, and did 10 to 1 agst Trampoline.

all the work for the first half mile, 10 to 1 agst Lestelle. 15 to 1 agst Turquoise.

when Trampoline let loose, and 20 to 1 agst Louisa.

completely beat her. Zoe was be20 to 1 agst Tom Thumb.

hind, Robinson holding her tight 20 to 1 agst Delta. 25 to 1 agst Passamaquoddy.

in hand. He brought her out at

the Ropes, where she ran up to 10 to 1 agst Bessy Bedlam (taken).

Trampoline, gave her the go by, 11 to 1 agst Velocipede.

and finally won by two lengths. 16 to 1 agst The Colonel.

Zoe of course stands in high esti16 to 1 agst Coulon. 20 to 1 agst Memphis.

mation for the Oaks..




( Concluded from last Volume, p. 418.)


ON Sunday the 8th I left Quorn, to their collars, and when, with

and proceeded to London on my the assistance of a man who knew road home, ordering my groom to what he was about, their mad cas make the best of his road to Lynd.' reer might have been restrained. hurst with my horses, to enable me However, this is an old story now. to top up the season in the Forest. We cannot be much surprised at The first thing I thought of after what we read of the divine honours passing Leicester, was to look out paid by eastern nations to the for the place where the London Sun, in acknowledgment of the mail coach had been overturned a benefits they receive from that short time since, and a valuable life glorious luminary; for, without the sacrifice. So much having its salutary and vivifying beams, been said of it at the time, I pare all would be darkness and death. ticularly noticed the situation of An April sun and fox-hunting, Mr. Cooper's garden wall at Great however, do not by any means Glen; and I have not the least he- assimilate ; and Leicestershire, at sitation in declaring, that, as far as the time I am speaking of, imI am competent to judge of the pressed me with the idea that its situation of the horses and coach land was intended for other purprevious to the occurrence of the poses than for fox-hounds to run accident, the said garden wall had Looking at it with the no more to do with it than my eye of a farmer-or, I would raown garden wall here. No; the ther say, of a grazier—it is cermelancholy catastrophe had its ori- tainly a noble county, and was just gin in the too-common practice now shewing itself to advantage, of trusting highly-fed and well- by a fine display of young grass. bred coach horses to weak reins, For a sample, there is a field by which, sooner or later, must give the road side at Oxenden, two or way—and an overturn under sic three miles from Market Harbomilar circumstances must have rough, which contains one hundred happened on any road. There was acres; and the summer before the another thing which ought to be last there were depastured on made known: the guard was unfit these hundred acres and not only for duty at the time, having in. depastured but made fat--the astojured his knee, which prevented his nishing number of ninety-seven getting to the assistance of the bullocks and two hundred sheep, coach man, which he might have with the addition of one horse! done by crawling over the roof. The field is the property of a Mr. The horses, it seems, were beyond Harrison of Leicester. Notwiththe controul of the coachman forstanding this, I should not choose nearly three miles; and all prac. Leicestershire for a perpetual resitical men must know, that on such dence: but this I should very much a length of ground there must like-I should like to pass one have been some parts of it on hundred winters at Melton Mowwhich they must have been brought bray, with a good stud of well-bred VOL. XXII. N. S.-No. 128.


ones. I would ask for no greater ever, be recollected, that the ma. reward for the very few virtues I jority of the coverts are whin-or may be found to have possessed. gorse, as we call it in the South

Having now turned my back and ringing runs generally prerail upon Yorkshire, I began to rumi- where they abound; which acnate upon what I had seen in it; counts for the ease with which gen. and, as I proceeded on my journey, tlemen now jump upon their second amused myself by noticing a few horses in Leicestershire. A fox heads in my pocket-book on which breaking from a wood has usually I might hereafter descaut. The time to look about him, steal first of these, as might naturally quietly away, and make his point ; be expected, was its character as a but from a gorse covert he is fox-bunting country, which, ac- most always viewed away, is cording to my judgment and ex- alarmed, gets blown, and turns perience of it, is comprised in a short. few words. It is, like all the pro- As a sporting county, Yorkshire vincials, too close to enjoy hounds has no parallel, neither is it posin, and subject to everlasting in- sible it ever can have one. In exterruptions from coverts, rivers, tent (ninety square miles) it is canals, and rail-roads. The ploughe equal to several of the petty Gered land in some parts may rather man principalities; and every be termed rotten than deep- man in it-aye, even the Archthough, generally speaking, ibis bishop himseli-is a sportsman. is by no means its character There is not a " boots" at an inn but in the Bedale country the tliat has not his guinea on the St. grass laud is particularly sound Leger; and the manufacturer with and dry.

The fences, with the his apron, who, in other places, exception of the brooks, are such knows no more of a horse than a as do not so much put to the test horse knows of him, will take the spring and power of a hunter, “ foive to one" he names the wille as his temper and the ready usc of In short, the horse is the his legs; but the finger of his Yorkshireman's idol; and had Virrider is almost constantly put to gil visited its plains previons to the trial. It is a country in which writing his first Georgic, he would men who ride quickly over it must have assuredly given it the pre

ference to Epirus. For scent, I should say, York- There is one thing relating to shire is upon the whole favorable, the horse, in Yorkshire, which fell and Holderness good to the pro- far short of my expectation. Havyerb; but, notwithstanding this, I ing heard so much, all my life, of have reason to think straight for the great North Road, I was sorely ward runs are scarce articles in this disappointed in the posting*. Buth land of sporting. It must, how- horses and carriages cut a poor


get falls.



The following is a little specimen of South country posting. A friend and myself were driven, last spring, from Botham's, of the Pelican, at Newbury, to Salt-hillthirty-fire miles in tiro hours and fifty-five minutes, including the change, having only a pair of horses (in a phaeton), over each stage-one of eightcen, and the other seventeen miles. The Reading horses (from the Crown) pulled up and watered, but the others did not, neither did either of them break into a canter. Not a word was said to the boys to urge them to drive fast; but such was the condition of the horses that they (at least, the hand horses) scarcely swented under their hafnesas

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appearance-the former not more liar diction of each respective disthan half fed; and the turps-out of trict. Certain, however, it is, the lead inns of Worcester. Read. that, were a man born in London ing, or Newbury, would put all or Westminster to be dropped in Yorkshire to the blush. Coach. some parts of Yorkshire and During also. is not more than half ham, he would have almost as done as it should be ; and the much difficulty in holding a cononly thing I saw that I can versation with the lower orders of comiend in this department is, the inhabitants as if they had ade the pretty general abolition of the dressed him in Hindoostanee. As lincli pin, and the substitute of for myself, I gave it up as a hope

and nuts to the wheels, to less case ; and, if on going to meet the great security of the public. hounds I got out of my latitude, I The substituting of the active nag sometimes preferred trusting to horse for the heavy-moving cart chance, rather than stopping to ask horse, I have already alluded to questions to which I could not comwith pleasure; but I do not think prebend the answers. In Durham I described the method of putting this peculiarity is still more strike horses to farmers' wagons in Hol. ing than it is in Yorkshire ; alderness. Four of them make the though the latter county is not team, and they are harnessed in much behind it. Who, for instance, the following manner.-No shafts but a Yorkshireman could undera are used; but the wheelers are stand the following, from the lips pole-chained, like coach horses, of a Ripon crier? or, indeed, who to a pole, and the wagoner rides could well read it without a glosthe near-side one.

The leaders sary? work in swing bars attached to a

The Bellman's Cry at Ripon, main bar, as in a coach, and the in Yorkshire, in a great Frost, and a wagoner drives them in reins. fall of Snow. I Is to gie notidge Their general pace appeared to me that Joanie Pickersgill yeats yewn to be about six miles per hour with to neit, to moarn at moarn, an' to an empty, and four with a loaded moarn at neit, an' nca langer as wagon. What an improvement lang as storm hods, cause he can upon the general system, and how get

na mair eldin." practicable in all counties where The Translation.

“I am to the roads are stoned and hard ! give notice, that John Pickersgill

The Bible informs us there was heats his oven to-night, to-morrow a time when the whole earth had morning, and to-morrow at night, but one language, and the same and no longer as long as the storm words; and perhaps I might say, Jasts, because he can get no more that, but for my namesake Nina fuel.” rod, such might have been the case So much for Yorkshire lingo. now. As it is, however, not only During my visit to Raby, Lord has erery country its own lingo, Cleveland told me I missed a treat but some countries have more than by not being present at an interone. I am of course here alluding view he had with one of his Durto the corruption of language which ham earth-stoppers ; but I will Hudibras distinguishes by the answer for it I should not have unevery-day suit;" or, in plainer derstood five words he uttered. English, the proverbial and fami- Language, however, is the dress

of thought ; and there is something sportsmen, and a fine manly race, very amusing in the native la worthy of British soil. I was sorry conism, as Mr. Pope calls it, of to hear of the distress that existed these people, when neatly and apt, in many parts of the county the ly applied. The following is no bad two last winters, which I hope is specimen. The Marquis was change not an usual occurrence. So pressing horses some time since at an ing was it in the West Riding, inn in his neighbourhood, when he that, I was told, if a poor man expressed a wish that no time killed a pig, he was obliged to sit should be lost, as he was in a up at night to watch it, if he hurry. Drive my Lord well, wished to save his bacon ; but lads," said the landlord ; “ but (by “ hunger will break through stone a side wind) mind me-don't over. walls," says the proverb. egg t' pudding." Anglicè, Don't I shall now take leave of the kill my horses*.'

North, with presenting my reaThe monosyllables cars, gylls, ders with a celebrated hunting and stells often appear in Lord song, made some years since on Cleveland's book. *« What is a Lord Cleveland's Hunt, when his stell ?” said I, one day, to a Dur- Lordship had the Badsworth Counham sportsman.

“ Å stell is a try. I have heard it sung sereral beck,” he replied. “What is a times by an old friend of mine, beck ?" added I. « A beck is a

now gone to his fathers, who added brook," was the answer.

one more verse to it, in which himnow I have it,” resumed I.

self was signalised. He was a naThe character of men's native tive of the county, it is true; but country is for the most part as I have reason to believe he was strongly impressed upon them, as some hundred miles distant at the its accent is on their tongue; and time. The cheat, however, was a such is the case here. The county harmless one. Several of the chaof York is a proud and bold fea- racters mentioned here no longer ture in the map of England, and exist, but it was considered a well. its inhabitants do not disgrace it. drawn picture at the time. They are good soldiers, keen

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Whilst passing o'er Barnsdale, I happen'd to spy
A fox stealing on, and the hounds in full cry ;
They are Darlington's sure, for his voice I well know,
Crying “ Forward! hark forward !" from Skelbrook below.

With my Ballynamonaora,

The hounds of old Raby for me.
See Binchester leads them, whose speed seldom fails,
And now let us see who can tread on their tails;
For, like pigeons in flight, the best hunter would blow,
Should his master attempt to ride over them now.

With my, &c. The article the is never expressed in full, but is cut off, as it were, by Ecthlipsis, as we read in our Prosody. "Go to t' house, and felch to key of l' stable ;' which sounds very likeGo to house and fetch key of stable.

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