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Cextraordinary FOX Czace, by the Duke of Beauforts Hounds, at CASTLE COOMBE.

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$ 1° The counsel for the defendant

Remarkable Instance of Longevity, in a Hen. III elegant ENGRAVING annexed, LAW INTELLIGENCE. that we conceived the subject in the hands of our ingenious artist Singular Trial for a Breach of might be made extremely inte.

PROMISE of MARRIAGE. resting and picturesque; and if our judgment does not fail us very materially, it will also be the opinion of our friends that we have not been mistaken,


HIS was an action to reTo the Editors of the SPORTING cover from the defendant a MAGAZINE.

satisfaction in damages for a

breach of promise of marriage. GENTLEMEN,

It appeared in evidence that the I

READ in one part of your plaintiff was a maiden lady, aged

Magazine, that you are not 56. The defendant, a young man certain how long cocks and hens of the age of twenty-three. He will live; I can assure you, that paid his addresses to the lady for Mr. Ellington, of Peterbro', had a about fix weeks, and promised hen that lived till me was 27 her marriage, both verbally and years and 4 months old, she was by letters under his hand. a partridge colour, and always bred black breasted reds. The reprobated this action, on account following I communicate as facts, of the disparity of the age of the and shall be glad if you can ac- parties. He said it was impoffibie count for them: I am famed for for a jury to conceive that the degreyhounds, I had a favourite fendant could be serious when he bitch named Minx, Mhe was close made the promise of marriage to warded, and when she had gone the plaintiff, who had neither fix weeks, the received a kick youth, beauty, nor fortune, to from a colt, she was ill for two attract his notice, for she was dedays, when she cast five puppies ; formed in body, had lost an eye, I lamented my loss, but to my and had scarce y a tooth in her agreeable disappointment, she head. went her regular time, and pro- The learned judge observed, duced one whelp.--Mr. George that to maintain an action for daGaskel, of Thornhaugh, near mages, it was necessary that the Wansford, last year, was breed promise of marriage mould be ing from a favourite spaniel made in a solemn manner, and bitch, and when the had gone the disparity of the age of the more than half her time, he was parties, was also a circumstance. taken with a vomiting, and threw to be taken into consideration. up, through her mouth, 9 puppies, It was, however, extremely im7 of which were alive. If any of proper, for young men to sport the faculty will be good enough with the feelings of old women, to account for this, they will and there were cases, in which oblige the world, and particularly juries had made them pay for Yours, &c.

their jokes. HENRY THORNTON. The jury found a verdict for Stilton,

the plaintiff.-Damages 40s. May 14th, 1794


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Royal Chase.

seems so highly entertained, is to THE ROYAL CHASE termi

be contested between nated on Tuesday the 29th Ld Egremont's gelding, by Tren

thain: ult. with a very contracted field, but an excellent run. The deer Mr. Micklethwaite’s ditto by was turned out at Tower Hill,

Criterion. between Swinley and Bagshot,

Ld Belfast's grey mare. upon a signal being given that his Mr. Lopez's ditto MAJESTY was in light at Ascot. The betting at present is 4 to I Immediately upon his coming Lord Egremont's against any one ; up, the hounds were laid on, and 2 to 1 Lord Egremont against the continued to run in the highest. field ; Criterion against either or stile, for more than an hour, I both the two laft; and even betthrough the parishes of Easthampting the last is distanced. Play or ftead, Warfield, Winkfield, and Pay. This is at present the Binfield, nearly to New LODGE, exart state of the betting; but we before a view was obtained ; when have it fresh in our memories, prefsing him closely over the that more than once, Lord EGREopen commons of Waltham, and MONT has been the favourite before the adjoining inclosures, close to starting, but ultimately without the his haunches; they run up to least chance of winning. him in the stream near Brickbridge, after an admirable chase

We are told in the public adof an hour and forty minutes; vertisements, that to Ascot Races to which his exertions had doomed will be on Tuesday the 24th of him a Victim, as he fell dead in June, and five following days,” the face of his pursuers, so soon this can prove no unpleasant in. as the belt was fixed round his formation to our' SPORTING friends leg, and he was considered in a in the METEOPOLIS, whose eafe state of preservation. The me- and convenience it will so directly lodious echo cf horns, sur correspond with, to have fo derounded by woods; the sonorous lightful and contiguous a fport, as concert of hounds, and the fight RACING on a SUNDAY: of the lifeless game extended on the verdant glade, in the preSENCE of MAJESTY, taking the most

FEMALE CAPRICE alad HABIT. and FRIENDLY leave of the field; withing every inilividual the

T the last assizes at Lancaster,

A " happiness of a cause came on to be tried, meeting again on Holyrood Day wherein Mr. Walter Moore, of (the 25th of September)” conti- Manchester, was the plaintiff, tuted a scene of rapturous grati. and a clergyinan of Yorkshire the fication that is much more within defendant. This action the power of our numerous read. I brought for the recovery of a ers to conceive, than our literary fmail fum for a habit, which the efforts to describe.

plaintif, who is a tailor, had The King's Plate of 100gs. inade for the defendant's wife. to be run for by hunters, that The habit was directed to be have hunted the last season with made in a fashionable manner; the stag hounds, and in the ter- and, when first tried, received the mination of which his Majesty lady's approbation. In a day or




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two afterwards the altered, her and the sweet animating sounds opinion, alledging that it did not excite cheerfulness even in the fit, and therefore returned it. luggard's veins. Of this admiThe plaintiff, though conscious rable creature, and his various that the orders given had been denominations, much less his Fully complied with, yet requested virtues, my little book does not that the habit might be again mean to make the description : put on, and if any fault appeared fuffice it that I tell foreigners in the making of it, that any what no English gentleman is ig. other orders should be immedi- norant of-namely, how the

grey. ately attended to. Some trifling hound has acquired the name; alteration was in consequence not by his nose, for he makes no made, but still it did not meet use of it in coursing; while tall, the good opinion of the lady; she swift, and quick-lighted, he de perfifted in returning it; and pends wholly upon his eye to ob. from its being forced the serve, on his long, nervous legs hands of the plaintiff, he at length to overtake the flying prey: but instituted this action. The jury, being the only dog which, without being perfectly fatisfied with his training to it, will kill a badger, conduct, had' no hesitation in formerly in old English called a giving a verdiet in his favour, for GRAY, and perfecute him even in the full amount of his bill, which his retirement, he was called the entitles him to costs.


and TERRIER explain their office * * We have extracted the follow-vation of their names alone. The

of themselves, even by the deri*ing from Mrs. P102zr's ingeni: first follows the hare through ous Work lately published, enti. tled BRITISH SYNONYMY, which all her doublings and deceits: the we doubt not, will be acceptable other, resolving to kill that fox

which his more beautiful compa. to our Readers :

nions have pursued, but loft, goes Hound, GREYHOUND, HARRIER,

after him even into his sub-tirTERRIER.

retreat his earth, as

sportsmen call it; and fighting OREIGNERS, especially hin thus under ground, obtains

Germans, are apt to call the appellation, TERRIER, for every dog they see a hoond, which that defperate bravery which re. is the transcendental word fo mains unintimidated and undi. that animal in High Dutch, as I minifhed, even by the conscioufhave been told. In our language, ness that he is combating in an however, it only means that enemy's country: fpecies of the canine race which hunts by scent, and gives the HUNTING, COURSING, Shoot- . tongue either upon trail or drag;

ING, SETTING. so sportsmen diftinguish that peculiar taint left by the foot of These synonymes, like the hare or fox, when pursued by laft, are intended chiefy for those the opening pack in a bright strangers who call every sport of but dewy morning over hill and the field-aller à la chasse. Alla dale sweetly diversified, till caccia too, the Italians call taking Echo, huntress once of Cynthia's train,

birds even by decoy ; an amufe. Repeats the pleasing harmony again;

ment of the meaneft kind I ever


wit, VOL. IV. No. XX,


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