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142 Aneçdores of the late Edward Wortley Montague, Efa. much approve of; for although had his household of Egyptian fethey may not have signalized males; each' striving who should . themselves in the chase, or by be the happy the; who could any other means obtained the ho- gain the greatest ascendancy over nourable appellation of a SPORTS- this Anglo-Eastern Bafhaw. At MAN; yet certain traits in their Conftantinople, the Grecian wo. character may serye to amuse, if men had charmis to captivate this they do not tend greatly to the unsettled wanderer. In Spain, a jnstruction of those who are en- Spanish brunette ; in Italy, the titled to it. I have seen in page plive-complexioned females, were 35 of your third volume, a thort folicited to partake the honours anecdote of that eccentric cha. of the bridal bed. It may be racter Edward Wortley Monta. asked what became of this group gue, which has induced me to of wives? Mr. Montague was send you the following account continually shifting the place, and of him. If you think it will af.consequently varying the scene. ford entertainment to your read. Did he travel with his wives, as ers, you will insert it, and oblige the patriarchs did with their an admirer and

flocks and herds? No such thing, CONSTANT READER. Wortley considering his wives as May 30, 1797.

bad travelling companions, ge-
nerally left them behind him. It

happened, however, that news
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reached his ears of the death of WORTLEY MONTAGUE,

the original Mrs. Montague, the BS:

washerwoman. Wortley had no The celebrated Edward Wort issue by her, and without issue fey Montague, Esq. died fome male, a very large eftate would years since on his return from revert to the second son of Lord Venice to England. As this gen- Bute Wortley, owing the fa. roman was remarkable for the mily no obligations, was deterincommon incidents whiclat. mined, if possible, to defeat their tended his life, the close of that expectations. He resolved to relife was no less marked with fin. turn to England and marry. He gularity. He had been early mar- acquainted a friend with ñis inried to a woman, who aspired to ieutions, and he commillioned a character no higher than that that friend to advertife for any of an induftrious watherwoman. young decent woman, who might As the marriage was folemnized be in a pregnant state. The ad: in a frolic, Wortley never deemed verrifement was inserted fiortly her sufficiently the wife of his after in one of the morning paborom to cohabit with her. She pers. Several ladies answered it was allowed a maintenance. She One out of the number was fe. lived contented, and was too sub-lected, as being the moft eligianislive to be troublesome on ac- ble object. She waited with ea. count of the conjugal rites: gerness for the arrival of her ex. Mr. Montague, The other pected bridegroom; but, behold, hand, was a perfect patriarch in whilft he was. on his journey, his manners.

He had wives of Death very impertinently arrested almioft every nation. When he

him in his career,

Thus ended was with Ali Bey in Egypt, he the days of Edward Wortley

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Montague, Esg. a man who had was as well acquainted as with his passed through such variegated native tongue. He published fescenes, that a bare recital of them veral pieces. One on the “ Rise would favour of the marvellous. and fall of the Roman Empire.” From Westminster-school, where Another, an exploration of "The he was placed for education, he Causes of Earthquakes.". He ran away three several times. He had great natural abilities, a vast exchanged clothes with a chim. share of . ney-sweeper, and he followed for He had scarcely a single vice-. some time that footy occupation. For he is dead. That he had vire : He next joined himself to a fi Mer. tues to counterbalance his failman, and cried founders in Ro: ings, Omniscience w.ill discover, therhithe. He then failed as a when weighing them in the scale cabin-boy to Spain, where he of merit. Infinite mercy will, had no sooner arrived, than he take care that the beain shall pre-. ran away from the vessel, and ponderate in favour of his future hired himself to a driver of mules, happiness. After thus vagabondizing it for some time, he was discovered by the consul, who returned him to his friends in England. They To the Editors of the Sporting received him with a joy equal to

Magazine. that of the father of the prodigal Gentlemen, son in the gospel. A private tu.

was employed to those rudiments of learning which Being a great admirer of pea life of diflipation, of blackguard. tion of the Spectator, Tatler, ism, and of vulgarity, might have Rambler, &c. &c. I am free obliterated. Wortley was sent quently killing part of that time to the West Indies, where he re.

which a good income has allotted mained some time, then returned

me, in perufing those works ; to England, acting according to chance led me the other day to' the dignity of his birth, was

the paper, number 167 of the chosen a member, and served in World, from which I transcribe two successive parliaments. His

the following ingenious and well expences exceeding his income,

written extract. If you think as: he became involved in debt, quit. I do, you will give it a place, and ted his native country, and com- oblige a constant reader of your menced that wandering traveller entertaining Miscellany. he continued to the time of his

Your's, &c. death. i Having visited most of the eastern countries, he June 4, 1794. tracted a partiality for their man.

He drank little wine ; a great deal of coffee ; wore a long

The Game of Happiness. beard ; 'smoaked much; and even " Know ther, ye, hence happy whilft at Venice, he was habited mortals! that the game called in the eastern file. He fat cross | HAPpiness, is played with packs legged in the Turkil fashion, of cards, each pack confifting of through choice. With the He three hundred and fixty-five difbrew, the Arabic, the Chaldaic, ferent cards; tbe backs of which, and the Persian languages, he instead of being white, are of a

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French Atheistical Anecdote dulky footy colour. Every se- bear adding the Dire&tions and venth card is equivalent to a Rules for playing, which, in my" court-card, of which there are opinion, abound with good fifty-two in each pack; and upon renfe, equal to the above, and playing properly, these court may, if you think them wortb cards, the fortunate event of the inserting, form a part of another game is thought greatly to de. Number. pend.

“ It is played from one to any number of players, tbe game of To the Editors of the Sporting one is the least entertaining: the

Magazine, game of two is much applauded

GENTLEMEN, by lookers on; but as a great variety to the game, a party of I would have published the few ten or a dozen is the most defirahasty ftri&tures I sent you last hle fet, though the players may month, but I think in so doing be subject to many revokes.

you acted both impartially and Great lovers of the game are, in- judiciously; and with your perdeed, fond of sitting down to a mislion, I intend myself the pleacrowded table; but it is generally sure (in the course of the month) observed, that an inattentive and to present you with a column or Novenly manner of playing is too often the consequence. One The following anecdote I expack of cards will last a conside- tracted from a letter which came sable time, as may be conjectured by the last conveyance from Bruffrom their footy backs: inasmuch rells, and which is at your feras the greatest players are seldom vice, if you think it worth inser. known to pay for more than three tion in your next Magazine. score and ten packs during the * On the night on which whole course of their lives. Robespierre made his celebrated

They that have the most harangue in favour of the intricks, win the largest division of mortality of the soul and a future the stake, but every player gets state, Jaques Aubard, student, something, befides the great plea- went to a certain burying ground sure of playing, which is thought and smutted over the sentimental to be superlative.

inscription which now usually " This great GAME partakes adorns those mansions of the of ihe excellencies of all other dead; substituting the following games: you are often piqued and curious one in its place; repiqued, as at piquet : You are " By command of Almighty sometimes beafted as at quadrille; Robespierre, Death is now often checked as at chess : put longer eternal Neep!" back as at the game of goose; Unfortunately for the poor and subject to the nicks after the student (who was known to be manner of hazard. It differs in employed by that party which one particular from all other has of late been formed against games, viz. that the sharper is al. | the di&tator) he was watched and ways sure to be overmatched by apprehended, and being delivered the fair player."

over in the Revolutionary Tri. * Not having an inclination bunal, was guillotined the next to be troublesome to you, I for day at twelve o'clock, amidit the

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acclamations of vive la liberté ! - your horfe prove what is provive la republique ! -vive la fyr. perly terined too many for you, tem de la nature ! and the execra. and make off, nothing but the tions of the Parifion mob, who fingularity of your appearance had no idea of a crime more can restore you to your disconsoheinous than that of endeavouring late family, to disturb the innocent and pa- “The hallooing and hooting of triotic defun&t, and deprive them the boys that this will occasion, of the couvenient comfort of their will enable your friends to trace everlasting nap.--So niuch for you through most of the villages the deism of France, so vaunted you may have passed ; and at the of late by Priestly, and the reit of worst, to know in what part of your English democrats.

the country to have you cried. I I am, Gentlemen, with the never admired a round hat, but warmest wishes for the success of with a large wig it is insuport

and entertaining able; and in truth, a moft puerile Miscellany,

ornament for the head of a sober Your obedient servant,

In windy weather you are A GENTLEMAN JOCKEY, blinded with it ; the inconveniHudson's Coffee House,

encies it occasions to men of bu. Bond.street.

finess, or rather those who are called on the road, a rider, a bag

man, or bagfter, are that by its Appárel necessary to be worn by frequently carried a contrary way

being blown over his eyes, he is! every ACCOMPLISHED SPORTS

froin his intended rout. A cocked MAN; recommended by GEOFFRY

hat, besides the advantages over GAMBADO.

its competitor, and the dignity it Ę presented our readers in gives to the most unhappy coun.

page 70 of our Third Vo. tenance, has so many others, that lumne with an extract from Gam.

it is wonderful to me, it is not bado's Academy for grown Horje universally worn, but more par, men, and intimated an intention ticularly by equestrians. If in of refuming the subject in a fu- windy weather, you are blinded; ture Number, the very extraordi

in rain, you are deluged by a nary press of matter which from round hat; whereas one properly that time to the present, has been

cocked, will retain the water in, crowded on us, precluded the

til you arrive at your baiting poffibility of a performance of it. place, and keep your And even now, we can only give (which riding may bave beated) Mr. Ganbado's opinion of the

agreeably cool; having much the APPAREL necessary to be worn by

fame effect upon it, that a pan of every accomplished Sportsman.

water has upon a flower-por. “ Touching the apparel then"

“ Let your boots be tomewhat says this' ingenious gentleman,

short, and the knees of your " I will begin at top; Wear a

breeches but just reach the joint, wig, if possible, and should you

so that the Aap of your saddle be a sportsman, and hunt the (and observe, a single-flapped sad. * foreft, the larger and whiter it

dle is the genteelest) may be con.. is, the safer for you ; for should tinually curling up, and chaộng

you between the confines of the * Epping boots and breeches, by which

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It is to be regretted that much weight to be able to gallop. Doof the author's friendly advice as ble or double signifies broad, big, to dress, is wanting; but the re- swelled out: from the double of collection of bis friend furnishes the French, who say of a broadthe world with Mr. Gambado's loined filleted horse, that he has idea, that black plum breeches le's reins doubles, and double bidet. in fumnier, were the most fa. Tbe Latin adjective duplex gives thionable; and that he ever re

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fame meaning. Virgil, commended a coat of pompadour fpeaking of the horse, fays," at or some conspicuous colour, for duplex agitor per lumbos (pina." the same obvious reason that he He allo vies “ duplex dorfun, thought a large wig of such mo. duplex corona" in the sente ment.

of " very broad and large.” And Horace has “ duplex ficu,"

the large broad fig. Curious PARTICULARS

of the

A curtal iš a horse whose tail Horses of this Country in ancient is cut, or shortened in the Freuch Times.

curtaud. (Continued from page 72.)

A gamhaldyinge horse was one

of thew and parade, a managed, ILL this period saddle, horse, from the Italian gamba, a

horses and carts were the only method of conveyance for An amblynge horse is too well all sorts of people, and the queen known to need explanation. The rode bebind her master of the amble, long before this time, as horse, when she went in state to well as for a long time after, was St. Paul's. This fåshion, how, such a favourite pace, and so ever, prevailed only in the for- much liked for its ease and mer part of her reign, and was smoothness, that almost all fade totally suppressed by the appear-dle-horses were taught to perform ance of coacl.es. Their introit, especially those who were rode duction occafioned a much larger by the rich, the indolent, and demand for horses than former infim. times had wanted; and such was the number of them employed in this service, that at the latter end of the queen's reigri, a bill A NARRATIVe of the SUFFER

INGS of Lieut. GEORGE SPLARwas proposed in the house of

ING in a Coal Pit. lords, to restrain the fuperfluous and excessive use of coaches. It (Concluded from Page 92.) was rejected upon the second

the river reading.

which the mill stood, there, directed the attorney-general to was a bleach field. It is cur. peruse the statutes for the pro- tomary for the watchman in rroting the breed of horses, and the night to blow a horn to to consider some proper bill in frighten thieves. This I frequentits room.

ly heard when I was in the pit; A gret doble trottynge horse and very often, when I was in a was a tall, broad, and well (pread found Teep at the miller's I have horse, whofe best pace was the been awakened" by it in the

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