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to this, the constant occurrence of pack. Contrast, to be sure, might their being lamed in the traps; perhaps have a little to do with it; for, as the farmers are continually for I had but recently returned crying out in every direction, and from Chantilly, and the Duke of with justice, at the enormous da- Bourbon's cocked bats and jack mage sustained by their crops, the boots were still in “ my mind's stamps are going without intermise eye”—and Heaven knows there is sion the whole year through; and, but little similarity between these independent of the cripples who “ implements of war," and the are fortunate enough to get out of truly neat and sportsmanlike turu them with the loss of a fore foot, out of my friend Will! In this many a fox, no doubt, gets knocked respect indeed (and in what other on the head in the morning by the particular may not the same be keeper, that “master” knows no- said of him?) be entirely eclipses thing about.
all other huntsmen I have at any I must just now, however, whip time seen; and without the slightest off from this “ fresh scent," and appearance of slang or flash tog. return to Will, Sam, and George, gery about bim, he is always as whom I have left waiting with the correctly dressed for the station hounds in the village of Gifford. which he occupies, as my Lady Little as, in March 1819, I knew Londonderry no doubt will be the or had seen of hounds and hunte next time the presence of Queen ing, I was at once particularly Elizabeth is solicited at St. struck with the appearance and James's.
DashWOOD. appointments of this magnificent (To be continued.)
from the Race Fund, for all ages,
Derby Course; the Epsom Stakes of INTELLIGENCE EXTRA.
10 sovs. each, with 25 added, for two NEWMARKET First October and three-year olds; the Burgundy
Meeting.--Monday: Duke of Rich- Stakes of five sovs. cach, with 25 mond's Scymctar, by Centaur, or Sul- added, for all ages, two-mile heats; a tan, out of The Brownie, 8st. 4lb. agst Free Handicap of 25 sovs. each, and Mr. Payne's f. by Skim, out of Miss 25 added, if not walked over for; and Craven's dam, sst. llb. first half of a match between Mr. Cosby's CharnAb. M. 100, h. ft.
wood by Filho da Puta, aged, 9st. 4lb. Newmarket Houghton Meeting agst Lord Mountcharles's c. by BlackMonday: Mr. Payne's Shakspeare, by lock, 3 yrs, 7st. 7lb. last mile, 100, Smolensko, out of Charming Molly, h. ft.-On the second day there will 9st. agst Lord Sefton's Bobadilla, by be four races: A Sweepstakes of 10 Bobadil out of Pythoness, 7st. 12lb. sovs. each for three-year-olds: the D. M. 200, h. ft.
Maiden Stakes of five sovs. each, with Epsom Races. It is now fixed that 25 added, for all ages ; the Ewell a Second Meeting sliall take place on Stakes (handicap) of 10 sovs. each, Epsom Downs on the 9th and 10th of with 25 added, for all ages; and the this month (October). The races for Hunters' Stakes of five sovs. each, the first day are: the Metropolitan with 20 added, two-mile heats. Stakes of 10 sovs. each, with 50 added His Majesty purchased Chester
See an account of the mummings” at Holdernesse House, as reported in the news. papers. A friend of mine observes, in reference to the persecutions and martyrdom of the foxes at Wynyard, that the character of Bloody Mary would have been more appropriate to her Ladyship.
Billy of Sir George Pigot, and changed The winning colts, as well as most his name to Earl of Chester ; but frons of the others, were by his Lordship’s his bolting qualities he was returned stud stallions, to which he permits to Sir George ; and his running at mares to be sent from within a certain Warwick fully justified the opinion number of miles of Petworth gratis. entertained of him. Sir George has After this testimonial of his Lordagain disposed of him to Mr. Giffard ship’s liberality, it may not be irrelefor 1000 guineas, under his original vant to insert the following lines, which pame of Chester Billy. Jour des have been sent us by à CorresponNoces is also in the Royal Stud, pur- dent:chased of Mr. Theakston for 1500gs, with a stipulation of an additional Non possidentem multa vocaveris 1500 if he won the Leger.
Recte beatum, rectius occupat Logic is now the property of the
Nomen beati, qui Deorum
Muneribus sapienter uti. Hor. Duke of Richmond ; and Mulatto has been given by Earl Fitzwilliam to his Disaaining rules that human art bestows,
Petworth's proud scene in native grandeur grandson, the Hon. Master Went
glows. worth. His Lordship had sold him to far as th’ horizon leads the wandering eye, Mr. Lumley for 700gs.; but the Ho- The cloud-capp'd hills the boundary norable Scion of a Noble Stock having
supply. expressed his wish for the horse, he
Here stately groves arise in form sublime;
Here sportive “ Nature wantons in her was re-purchased instanter.
prime;" Lord Cleveland has purchased of The sylvan Monarch here majestic stands, Mr. Bailey his two-year-old colt Spreads his broad shadows o'er surround Tamboff, by Blacklock, out of Alfana, And, silent monitor of ages past, who ran second to Lord Sligo's Cant Derides the fury of the howling blast. for the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster the price is stated to exceed 2000 Heedless of pomp, to art and science dear, guineas.
Lord of the soil, see EGREMONT appear. Sir W. Milner has sold his ch. c.
Firm in attachment to his native land, Malek, by Blacklock, who walked
No foreign feeling guides his fostering
hand. over for the King's Plate at Doncas. In judgment sound, in contemplation calm, ter, to General Sharpe for 600 guineas. To gifted Britain still he gives the palm: Mr. Houldsworth's Scarborough is
To pining genius still he points the way, sold to Mr. Quarton for 250 guineas; And merit ushers to the blazc of day. and Popsy has been purchased by Mr. He, while surrounding tongues his worth Biggs.
proclaim, BREEDING HUNTERS.
Shall turn aside, and “ blush to find it
fame:" The Earl of Egremont, with that
But future times with conscious pride munificent and public spirit which shall tell characterises all his actions, having in Of him whose honor'd course deserved so May last offered prizes for the encou
well : ragement of the breed of hunters and While all around in every deed may see carriage horses in Sussex, and the pa
The sterling stamp of true Nobility. rishes in Surrey and Hants contiguous to that county, a meeting was held at About two years since we noticed Egdean fair, near Petworth, on the some valuable remarks by Mr. Baker, 4th of September, to award the pre- gunmaker to His Majesty, on the premiums. Mr. R. Lawrence, late Ven valence of accidents froin guns, with terinary Surgeon to the Staff Corps remedies to prevent their occurrence; Cavalry, was appointed the Judge-- and we eulogised, as they deserved, the colts not exceeding three years the various improvements suggested old, and not less than 15 hands i inch by that Gentleman, particularly in the high. There were fifteen competi- construction of a safety-spring to the tors; and a Cup value 201. was awarded lock, to prevent the possibility of the to Mr. Staply, of Henfield, Sussex ; grin going off by accident. We have with a second prize of 51. to Mr. now to notice a safety-gun recently Eades, of Byworth, in the same invented by the Rev. John Somerville, county.
Minister of Currie, the lock of which
is so constructed as to prevent acci- lead.”—“The game bags are upon the dental discharges (by which so many principle of saddle bags, sit easy on lives are frequently sacrificed), with the horse, with plenty of room and out in the least diminishing the ne- air for the game, and good contecessary despatch in firing the gun. nience for carrying a supply of grub, A valuable Correspondent from Edin- powder, shot, and also the fowling burgh requests us to add--when speak. piece."-" The lock and gun of Mr. ing of this inventionthat, by using it, Moore are very superior to any yet “ Every sportsman may at last return
produced. The lock, when fixed in In peace and safety to his home." its position, is entirely distinct from
the barrel, and possesses advantages “ The contrivance by which this is so long soughtforin vain--by securing secured is extremely simple, and con- the interior from wet and filth; by sists merely in a stop, slide, or catch, having a fine clear vibration, with by which the trigger is locked, and strength of springs; the whole so which is acted on by a key,' touched simply constructed as to be easily by the left hand at the instant the taken to pieces ; and each separate trigger is drawn by the right; so that, part can be as easily applied to any in firing this gun, the left hand is other lock-- an advantage to sportsmen equally necessary, as the right; but residing at a distance from a market this is attended with no difficulty, de- town, as they can rectify any error themlay, or embarrassment whatever.” The selves." -Our Correspondent addsReverend inventor has published an “ I have had ten days' shooting in Essay on the subject; and has added Suffolk, and never recollect so bad a an Appendix, containing numerous season for young birds; there are testimonials from scientific men of its plenty of old ones, mostly cocks, but complete security, and from practical they are shy and strong as hawks : men of its great superiority in the hares pretty plentiful; and landrails field : at th same time detailing a never so many." numerous list of distressing and mea lancholy cases of death and mutilation occasioned by the accidental discharge
Pugtlism. of fire-arms.Both these Gentlemen The old adage that out of a little seem to have in view the one great ob- , evil great good is sometimes project, that "prevention is better than ducedis about to be verified; and cure:" both of them testify a laudable the respectability of the Ring, which emulation to avert human calamity: has been so long in abeyance, is now md, like a friendly beacon to the be in a fair way of being revived. On wildered mariner in a dark and tema Taesday the 26th of August, a fight pestuous night, they endeavour to steer took place at Penty Hook, near Staines the vessel safe from danger through lock, between Rainesand Perkins, which the shoals and quicksands by which was won by the latter in 44 minutes : it is surrounded -- at once shewing the but during its progress one of the bane and giving the antidote. most disgraceful scenes took place Another Correspondent “ begs to
begs to which was ever recorded in the Angive his brother sportsmen three nals of Boxing. A party of Raines's wrinkles," which he very highly re- would-be friends, finding he had but conamends : viz. a new wadding; second best in the battle, rushed close & new game bag; and a new lock, to the ropes, and annoyed Perkins by with general improvements in the the most violent execrations. In the gun--the former the invention of Mr. 8th round Perkins was thrown, but in Purdey; the second, of Mr. Strachan, going down fell against his bottle saddler, in New Bond-street; and the holder's (Gaynor's) knee, which broke third, of Mr. Charles Moore, of St. his fall. This was the signal for care James's-street. “ The wadding,” rying their point, which was evisays our friend," has all the ad- dently to prevent Perkins from winvantages of all others I ever met ning; and Reuben Marten struck with; and, in addition, it keeps the Gaynor twice over the eye. On the barrels perfectly clean and free from latter, from the natural impetuosity of the moment, rushing to chastise him, renewed their abuse, and Jem shewed they closed, and both fell to the fight to Sam Tebbutt, who immeground, when one of Reuben's pals diately stripped, and they set-to in struck him with the handle of a whip, earnest. After a round or two Tebinflicting a deep gash over the eye and butt threw him, and fell upon him; covering him with blood. Gaynor when Woolley, in the most cowardly was consequently obliged to retire, and ruffianlike manner, kicked Sam as and Harry Jones succeeded him in he laid on the ground. This was the his duty. Several of Raines's parti- signal for the general and deserved sans, however, forced themselves into punishment of all the parties. Peter the ring, and Adam Dale, a protegé Crawley rushed in, and downed of Jem Burns, was hit out by oulu Tom Woolley in a trice; on getting up, he Oliver (Raines's second), and on ate had it again from Tebbutt, and then tempting again to enter, received a from Gaynor, till he laid down and slap on the face from Spring (Per- cried for mercy. Two or three yokels kins's second). The fight was con- who attempted to take his part shared cluded in the fifteenth round, amid a similar fate, and were levelled by the discordant yells and threats of Harry Holt and Oliver, the former Raines's friends; and which was only receiving a severe injury on his thumb. accomplished by the firmness of Spring, seeing a knot of the rioters in Spring, Sampson, Peter Crawley, another direction, including Stockman, Holt, Oliver, and Young Dutch Sam instantly approached them, and hit (Raines's bottle holder). It is but three down in a twinkling. Stockman just to add, that Raines did not ap- grumbled at being struck by a man so pear to participate in the slightest much bigger than himself, when degree in
the disgraceful feeling Spring seized a wagoner's whip, and manifested by those who miscalled lashed him till the blood came through themselves his friends.
his shirt sleeves. Dale, in the inteThe business, however, did not end rim, fled up the road by Osterley here: for on Perkins, Spring, Holt, Park, and was pursued by a publican Crawley, Tebbutt, and Gaynor, with of Westminster, who tumbled him * party of Gentlemen, repairing to into a ditch, and left him in no very dinner at Shirley's, the New Inn at enviable pickle. Crawley was about. Staines, Dale followed, and, taking to give the party a second edition of his seat in the tap-room, said he had “ nobbers," when Harry Holt intercome purposely to fight Spring. This posed, conceiving they had got enough was no sooner intimated to the Ex- to teach them good manners in future, Champion than he repaired to the and make them remember the folly as tap-room; and on Dale shewing well as rascality of their conduct for fight, he in a few minutes received some time to come. the well-merited chastisement of The effect of this dastardly attack on “ mine Host of the Castle.” At this Perkins, the first object of their resentmoment Jem Stockman, Tom Wool- ment, has been the establishment of a ley, and several others of the gang, “FAIR PLAY CLUB," of which Spring arrived, when a simultaneous attack is appointed Treasurer. Broughton's was made, in which these worthies Rules for Boxing are to undergo regot their deserts, and were eventually vision,anda provisional Committee was turned out of the house, carrying with immediately formed to submit new them a few gentle hints from the laws for the approbation of the remainbunch of fives of Crawley, Holt, and ing Patrons of the science. Seventy their colleagues.
pounds were speedily subscribed to Discomfited and defeated, they carry this desireable object into effect, vowed they would have their revenge and our friend Tom Cribb took a leada before the conclusion of the day: and ing part in the discussion. A trial of they subsequently attempted to put it the plan agreed to was to be made on in execution at the Coach and Horses, the first occasion that offered ; and on Brentford End, where the other the 18th of September its good effects party pulled up to refresh their horses. were exemplified at Shere Mere, Beds, Young Stockman and his compecrs when Harry Jones and Ned Stockman
contended for 251. a-side, and Ned place at Fisher Street, Sussex, on the was put hors de combat in the forty- 23d of September, Neal weighing third round. Eight pugilists were en- 12st. 3lbs., seconded by Spring and gaged specially to keep the ring, and Holt; Nicholls turning the scale Ist. everything went off as it should do. 7]bs. and handled by Reuben Marten In this instance, however, the pre- and Jem Ward. The superior tactics caution was unnecessary; as the offen- of Ned carried him through with flyders acknowledged the error of their ing colours, after fighting eighteen ways, and promised to sin no more. rounds, occupying one hour and
On the 18th a meeting of the sub- eighteen minutes. Both were so causcribers to the Club was held at the tious in breaking ground, that they Castle Tavern, Holborn, when the stood sparring at each other in the first warmest eulogiums were passed on the round the unprecedented time of 48} wisdom and efficacy of the arrange- minutes before a blow was struck: it ments which the Committee had made ended in Nicholls receiving a trefor preserving order, and securing fair mendous hit on the collar bone, folplay at Shere Mere ; and a happy lowed by a terrific lunge on the breast, omen was deduced from the regularity and, in the close, being thrown by which prevailed on that day, of the Ned, who fell heavily upon him. The beneficial results which might here- succeeding twelve rounds were conafter be derived to the Prize Ring. tested with great bravery, but all in Thanks were then voted to the Com- favour of Ned. From the 13th to mittee, and to the men who had been the 16th, Nicholls was dreadfully employed to assist in keeping the ring: punished; and in the two last rounds he after which a new Committee was became quite groggy, and was only nominated, among whom we find brought up to receive additional slaughthe name of Mr. Jackson, which of tering hits, which he bore with fortiitself is an assurance of farther support tude, but manifestly without a chance and extended patronage. This Com- of turning the scale in his favow.mittee has the power of adding toʻits Ned never fought better; and no doubt number; so that there is no doubt, not shewed to more advantage from being only that an efficient but an influen- opposed to a man who evidently did tial body will be induced to act, from not know how to avail himself of his whose united efforts much may be ac- superior strength and weight.-Twelve complished forthcinterests of Pugilism. men, employed by the FAIR PLAY NEAL AND NICHOLLS.
CLUB, preserved admirable order, and The fight between these men took a finer ring could not be kept.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. BENEVOLUS asks us to do impossibilities : and, however anxious we are to adopt the suggestions of our friends, we must be allowed the privilege of judging for our selves, and not pinning our faith on every rumour of the day. For the convenience of our country friends, the Magazine is published so that they may receive it on the first of the month ; and we endeavour to fill it with the latest intelligence up to the period of going to press. .
SCARLET acknowledges with thanks the note entrusted to the Editor for him. "A Member of the Burton Hunt" came too late for insertion, as did several other friendly communications.
“A. L.” in reply to “ Tassel," if possible in our next.
Remarks on Lord Fitzwilliam's Hunt, by a Cantab the Chase of the Wild BoarA Horse without a Doctor---Dagenham Breach-Remarks on the Kennel and Kennel Management-Angling in France, &c. are received, and shall be duly noticed.
We have received a letter from “ An Amateur" in reply to the Waterman" in our last. It shall be given next month ; together with the conclusion of the Aquatics for the season, including the communication from “ Ap Shenkin."
EBORACENSIS will consider it a great favour if any of our Sporting Friends will inform him, through us, where the genuine terrier is to be obtained, and also if the true English bull-dog can be procured ; as he is anxious to possess the real out-andouters of those breeds : he prefers the black tan terrier. ERRATA.-P.
313, col. 1. line 15, dele more than.-P. 373, col. 1, line 34, for flight read flights..-P. 379, note, antepenult, for tapers read kisses.-P.389, col. 2, line 2, for Bowler read Bowles.-P. 381, col. 2, line 3, for bellied read belled,