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Wednesday, 5th.-- This day Mr. unkennelled a gamekeeper, but Phillipps's beautiful, I must call not a fox. Yet it was not a day them, harriers, because they kill blank of pleasure, for a jovial party hares, ran up a brace of the timids met round the hospitable board of in double quick time, exactly like Mr. H. Arundel, where covers fox-hounds. Alas! plucking for- were drawn, and corks too in abunbidden fruit.
dance; joviality was the huntsman, Thursday, 6th.-Mr. Russell and good fellowship the cry; and killed a fat unfortunate foil-running we ran well in to and killed many vix, after one hour and fifty mi- a good red fox from the preserves nutes, all in covert. The master's of jolly Bacchus, until russet-clad organ of destruction was clearly Sunday, with his sober morning visible, and fully demonstrated. face, cracked his whip, and sent us If he says he must kill a fox, he to our kennels. Thus passed away will kill a fos, in spite of obstacles a week of excellent diversion. which would send almost any one
Your obedient servant, else home bloodless. I must con
WESTERN ALOPEX. fess I felt rather spoony upon that vixen.
Fairly transcribed by me, J. Friday, 7th.-Mr. Phillipps's PARLE, because my friend ALOPEX hounds killed a brace of hares in does not know where to put his that heavy fencing country about stops, and cannot spell over and Holsworthy, where the clay, whilst above well. it holds fast the legs of the horses, N. B. I put the finishing hand
ries so good a scent that it sets to this paper on the 15th day of the canines a racing like mad. March, reclining on the top of my Mr. William Coryton's extraordi- hill amidst rural felicity. The inno nary bold riding was the lark of cent lambkins are skipping around the day; he was often alone with me a hundred birds are singing the squeakers, and sometimes above me-primroses are my couch, racing with the leaders, taking and violets are my beaupot. Thus, fence after fence with them. I Mr. Editor, even the gentle fishersincerely pray the good Providence man cannot be in a place of purer will take special care of his neck, innocency than I am; therefore I as it were pity that such a very hope, for my sake, you will not very violent lover of the manliest of plant any more terrible great big all British amusements should be v VV's in WESTERN ALOPEX harmed by leaping blindly and deshis road ; for, although he may be perately into danger; though I somewhat rough in his speech must own I feel pleasure bounce when hunting is wronged, I verily against my breast when I see this believe he has a kindly feeling for young lion of a noble breed spring- all woman-I mean man-kind, aling forward to pounce upon fame ways save and excepting vulpecides. as his destined prey.
The thermometer is
now at Saturday, 8ih.-Mr. Russell's sixty; and I am so much dehounds drew many particularly lighted with the mildness of the good furze coverts near Lifton air, and the happiness of the ina Park, the seat of Harris Arundel, nocents I see around me, and Esq.; and Sydenham, the ancient hear above me, that I could go on house of the Tremaynes. We until it becomes cold evening.
But I fear old ALOPEx will row me first day's coursing proved destrucfor trespassing so far on his pre- tion to two of his best, very best mises and paper; so, wishing liim dogs; and a succession of exiremeand you, Mr. Editor, every sort of ly bad luck reduced his greyhappiness, I am your constant hounds so much, that he knew himreader,
J. PARLE. self to be quite unprepa.ed to meet 15th March, 11 o'clock A. M.
such experienced antagonists as
Mr. Best and Sir B. Graham ; pay, LOUTH COURSING MEETING. so convinced as he of it, that lie
eren proposed to pay forfeit. As SIR,
to the condition of Mr. Williinson's 1 Am entirely ignoraut to whom greyhounds, I shall only observe,
your correspondent Old Snow that I never saiv him run one out BALL alludes as the organ of the of condition. No, 10; Mr. W. South country party who attended and his excellent servant Liddel at Louth ; and equally ignorant as know too well the value of condito his (Oun SvowBALI's) pretcie . tion to do so: and I will venture sions to give his opinion so very to say that Mr. W. has never freely respecting that party: but given it as a reason for his descat. presuming that he must have some İle is the last man in the world to authority for the remarks he has make excuses; and I am sure will made, uncourtcous as they are, I most readily and cheerfully ace shall reply to them.
knowledge that he had to compete In the first place, Sir, this South with better clogs thau his own). country parly consisted of Nr: As to the country at Louth beiug Wilkinson and (laughable enough) all "dells and ravines,"it certainly, Mr. Lacy, a Yorkshire Gentleman, at first sight, strikes a South counand a Gentleman from the South, try courser as very formidable, if who acted oflicially, and had no- not unfavorable ground; and I thing whatever to do with the must think, that greyhounds used match. It therefore may be fairly to it have some little advantage said, that Mr. Wilkinson alone over those that have never run in formed tlic South country party; any but a flat country ; yet I have crgo, OLD SNOWBALL's remarks never heard Mr. Wilkinson meile are very personal, though perhaps tion this circumstance as a reason not intended to be so: and I can for his defeat. As to any one of assure bim they do not in the the party baring offered to renew slightest degree apply to that res the match for 1000 sorereigus, teran courser of the South : he is I cannot very readily believe; quite incapable of using any “rain but I do most sincerely hope that and ineffectual boastings;" nor has a farther trial will take place, and he occasion to call in aid anything upon a much larger scale, notbut recorded facts, to place him in withstanding the (I dare say very the first rank amongst the courser's good and sincERELY well-ncant) of this country. His experience, his advice of OLD SNOWBALL. success, in short his general know- I shall now most readily admit ledge of coursing matters, is equal that the South country dogs were to any man's in the kingdom. FAIRLY and noxORABLY beaten;
In October last Mr. Wilkine indeed I hare never leard it even son's kennel was very strong. The insinuated to the contrary; and I am ****Y*<ce!
quite sure, if Mr. Wilkinson were was not the most courtly. The at my elbow, he would most heartily habits of early life had some insoberibe to it; and at the same fluence in forming so decided a time acknowledge, that the recep- character, having been many years tion the South country party met a British sailor on board a man-ofwith at Louth was in every way
war. Shury, when he quitted the friendly, hospitable, and agreeable; service of his country, still having and the exertions of the Messrs. a strong attachment to wood and Dawson, to shew sport and fair play waler, chose this recluse babitato both parties, will not, I can as- tion, “ with plenteous rivers and sure them, soon be forgotten in the wide-skirted meads ;” but age, inSouth. I am, Sir, &c.
firmities, and misfortunes have A South COUNTRY COURSER. caused him to make a retreat,
which a sanguinary foreign foe
never could do. SHURY'S, NEAR CHINGFORD.
“ World, world, O world !
But that thy strange mutations THIS subscription water is well Make us hate thee, life would not
Yield to age !” situated for those who like a wild and solitary spot, although it This station will long bear his is not more than eight miles and name: it is an excellent part of a half from town. The fisherman the stream, and has many good will here find unsophisticated Na- swiins and deep holes, particularly ture, so congenial to the real lover the pool near the house. Fine of the angle. The house, which pike are taken here, with a great is built of wood, and erected on variety of other fish.
A stagepiles, is a singular piece of archi- coach puts down opposite the tecture, but well assimilates with Angle (Edmonton), which is facing the adjoining scenery. Its late Water Lane, leading to Cook's inhabitant was a man well known Ferry. When you pass the Mill, and much respected by sportsmen, turn to the left up the river-side, though the singularity of his man- about half a mile, and there is the bers and appearance at first sight water spoken of.
ANGLING EXCURSION IN NORTH WALES.
( Concluded from our last Volume, page 389.
BIR, IN Wales angling is chiefly con. Wynn, in which there are some
fined to salmon and trout, al- very superb pike, which were inthough in some of the rivers chub troduced into that lake by, I beare to be fouod; and in most of lieve, the present proprietor, many the lakes there are very fine perch. years ago. I know of no lake or river which But,
although the sport is thus contains pike, barbel, and grayling, confined as to variety, the great with the exception of that 'noble number of trout in the largest piece of water, Bala Lake, the pro. lakes and rivers affords most excelperty of Sir Watkin Williams lent diversion. In most of the Vol. XXII. N. S.-No. 128.