The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton

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Página 259 - twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man...
Página 35 - All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field ; The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
Página 117 - Yet, if for sylvan sports thy bosom glow, Let thy fleet greyhound urge his flying foe. With what delight the rapid course I view ! How does my eye the circling race pursue ! He snaps deceitful air with empty jaws ; The subtle hare darts swift beneath his paws; She flies, he stretches, now with nimble bound Eager he presses on, but overshoots his ground ; She turns, he winds, and soon regains the way, Then tears with gory mouth the screaming prey.
Página 75 - Nelusko (who was third) as the coming Cesarewitch horse, vexed Jennings quite as much as the epithet. Jennings is said to be the greatest master of French in Newmarket, but his English seems of a less classic order. The ritualists are very fond of saying that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church," but some more earthy notion of the kind seems to tincture the Newmarket dialect.
Página 326 - Soon in smart pain he feels the dire mistake, Lashes the wave, and beats the foamy lake, With sudden rage he now aloft appears, And in his eye convulsive anguish bears; And now again, impatient of the wound, He rolls and...
Página 187 - It was a sport very pleasant of these beasts ; to see the bear with his pink eyes leering after his enemies approach, the nimbleness and wait of the dog to take his advantage, and the force and experience of the bear again to avoid the...
Página 186 - There is still another place, built in the form of a theatre, which serves for the baiting of bulls and bears; they are fastened behind, and then worried by great English bull-dogs, but not without great...
Página 193 - Freed from his keepers, thus, with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o'er the plains, Or in the pride of youth o'erleaps the mounds, And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds. Or seeks his...
Página 186 - ... tired. To this entertainment there often follows that of whipping a blinded bear, which is performed by five or six men, standing circularly with whips, which they exercise upon him without any mercy, as he cannot escape from them because of his chain; he defends himself with all his force and skill, throwing down all who come within his reach and are not active enough to get out of it, and tearing the whips out of their hands and breaking them.
Página 194 - TV impatient courser pants in every vein, And pawing seems to beat the distant plain ; Hills, vales, and floods appear already crost, And ere he starts, a thousand steps are lost.

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