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the houry the remainder to be Mr. Alvey was umpire, and equally divided between the two Mr. T. Stent, scorer. men who caught him; but if the jingler was not caught once du June 11, a man known by the ring the hour, he was to have the name of Long Joe, (who some whole contents of the purse. time since beat the famous Spa. After a' run of fifteen minutes, niard) undertook for a wager of jingler was caught by Thomas twenty-guineas, to run ten miles, Jones, and was again caught in on the Deptford-road, in fifty-.. twenty minutes after, by W. Edeight minutes, which he did not wards.

perform. The bets were 7 to 4 After which there was a match in his favour. A great number: at fingle-stick played on a stage of fporting men were present, and for a purse of half-crowns ; he the knowing ones were iaken in who broke the most heads to have the purse, and every one who June 17. The beginning of last had his head broke, to receive one week, a' defperate battle was fhilling and fix-pence: all ties to fought in Totbill-fields, between be played off. The viétor (who a lady in the fish trade, and a vir -m. broke five heads) was 'a mangin, the daughter of a costera! known by the name of Wéit monger. The ladies came to the country Dick.

field foofely attired, to have the There was likewise a Holland freer exercise of their limbs; and smock run for by fillies : the con-' hefore the combat was over, theseditions were, that they were not fair ones were nearly in buff.' to be above twenty-one.

The The i contest lasted twenty mi. best of three heats ; to carry nutes, when vietory declared in catch-weight: no crossing nor

no crossing nor favour of the maiden. The blows joftling, nor less than three repu on both sides were - hard, and ted maids to start. Five candi-more black spots than one were visi dates 'entered for this prize, two

ble. of whom were distanced the first heat, and the second, after a hard : June 21, a man well-known by contest, was won (as well as the the appellation of Dumb Mich. first) by a Miss-Stump, well ran from the Angel at. Illington, known in the purlieus of Kent. to the Star in the City-load. ftreet.

(near á mile) in four minutes and A wrestling-match for a faced thirty-leven seconds, for a bet of hat concluded the diverlions of five guineas. · He was allowed

four minutes and forty-seconds. Johoson the pugilift, and a great

number of the family were preSINGING MATCH,

sent. · June ro, at the City Arms, in the City-load, a match was sung The athletic exercises are ina between two mule birds belong; troducing themfelves into the ing to Mr. Jeremiah Swan, and city. A foot-race, the whole Mr. Roberts, for ten guineas length of a dining-room, is said a-side, which was won by the to be determined upon between former gentleman, his bird fing- Deputy Gobble, and an eminent ing ten score..jerks in fifteen mi. four-pounder. It is to be decided ajutes, the limited time.)

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Sporting Intelligence. A few days ago-a circumstances in Worcestershire : - About eight of a very uncommon nature oc. months since, a lady of the name curred in the neighbourhood of of Marshal was bitten by a dog, Cobham, a large fight of cor which tome time after proved to morants were seen hovering about have been mad. Mrs. Marshal the park, which carried away had recourse to sea-bathing, and great quantities of poultry; they every possible medical affistance, had the audacity to attack a deer, and returned home, fatisfied that and made great deftruétion among no ill could result from the accithe fruit. Several of these rapa- dent: but about a fortnight fince, cious animals were shot, and the symptoms of the hydrophobia bereft. disperied : some of these came visible, and she expired the wounded have since been seen day following in the greatest about Chatham and Brompton. agony.

· Lately a snake of an uncom At Red-fyke, Cumberland, a mon size for this country, was few days ago, Mr. John Peacock, Mot as he was baiking in the sun, was married to the agreeable wi. near a. dunghill, on Hayward's dow. Scott ; being the fourth time Heath. This huge reprile mea. the lady has put on the Glken sured in length near five feet, trammels. They were attended and in proportion to which his: by an old acquaintance, in the fize in every part .corresponded. character of a groom's - man, He had been often seen before by whose age, added to the age.

of the men who mot him, and on the happy pair, produces 230 their disturbing him, would in. years. The lady was carried to sfantly disapper, and seek thelter church by another old acquaintunder cover of the earth.

ance, a horse, being the third

time dobbin had performed the A few days ago, a mare belong. same kind office for his good mis. ing to Mr. Baker Rackham, of tress ; and the is so fond of the Gutoen-hall, foaled a filly with creature, that she hopes the poor three fore and two hind feet. dumb thing may live to carry her The false ove, springing from the a fourth. Jock joint, was entirely perfect, and amputated by Mr. Watson, NATURAL CURIOSITY. in the neighbourhood, and Mr. A person in the Isle of WhitCarr, 'of Costessey. The crea. horn, near Whitehaven, lately ture, after the operation, imme. stumbled upon the nursery of a diately ran to, and fucked the hare, in his morning walk; cu. mare, and is likely to do very riofity prompted him to takehome well.

the two leverets which he found

in it; and an incident, unknown The affair of honour between

to hiny, supplied a mother for the Lord F-d and Mr. O'B-ne young: the house-cat had just fortunately originated in play, then been deprived of three kitand therefore had no very serious

tens ; she instantly adopted the termination.

two strangers, which the contie nues to suckle, and guards with

all the vigilance so remarkable id A very distressing circumstance her species. This fingular fact is has lately occurred at Bengworth, well authenticated,

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II.

PARODY OF A SOLILOQUY IN The hunter's notes, on 'žephyrs pinions HAMLET.

borne, Affaii

my hunt, or not to hunt ?that is the Already Phæbus gilds the mountain top. question.

Great Phæbus pation of the hunting race, Whether 'ris prudent in the soul to suffer Propitious fmile, and banith every doubt. The pangs

of self-denial, or to urge,
With enthusiastic rage, and bold defiance,
To rapid chase--to hunt to ride

GAFFER GRAY,
No more ; and by that ride to say we fly
From thoughi, that canker-worm to gay

By Mr. HOLOROFT.
desires,

From his admirable Novel of « The AdFrom cares that feed upon the lamp of VENTURES of HUGH TREVOR,”-juft

published. "Tis a fruition devoutly to be wish’d,

1. To hunt-to ride--to ride ?-perchance to

O! why dost thou shiver and shake, Aye, there's the rub.

Gaffer Gray! For in the mad pursuit what falls may

And why dost thy nose look so blue ?

« 'Tis the weather that's cold, When every hound each hardy sinew strains

• 'Tis I'm grown very old, And every breeze conveys enrapturing

as And my doublet is not very new, founds,

" Well-a-day!" Must give us pause-There's the respect That gives the fatal blow to promis d joys; Then, line thy worn doublet with ale, That taints with baleful blight cach bloom

Gaffer Gray, ing hope. Who would forego this madness of delight

And warm thy old heart with a glass.

Nay, but credit I've done, Who, without pain, could hear a chale describid,

“ And iny money's all gone,

" Then say how may that come to pass ? Or filent fit, while others boast their feats,

“ Well-a-day!" When he himself might mount the neighing steed,

III. And urge the sprightly chase ? Beneath a

Hie away to the house on the brow, roof

Gaffer Gray, Who would wear our the tedious, doleful

And knock at the jolly priest's door day,

“ The priest often preaches 1 : Oppress'd with discontent, and dire

« Against worldly riches, morse;

" But pe'er gives a mite to the poor, But that the dread of fate precipitate,

“ Well-a-day !" (That unknown field, where, deftitute of

IV.
aid,
With Thiver'd limb he haply may repent The lawyer lives under the hill,
His forward zeal, and fury uncontrould)

Gaffer Gray,
Puzzles the will, and makes us rather pine Warmly fenc'd both in back and in front.
In humble cell, than seek for distant joys, 6. He will falten his locks,
Where pain and death th' advent'rous hero " And will threaten the stocks,
wait.

« Should he ever more find me in want, s But hark !

" Well-a-day!"

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V.
The 'squire has fat beeves and brown ale,

Gaffer Gray ;
And the season will welcome you there.

« The fat beeves and his beer,

u And his merry new year,
"Are all for the flush and the fair,
“ Well-a-day.

VI.
My keg is but low, I confess,

Gaffer Gray ;
What, then, while it lasts, man, we'll live ;

The poor man alone,

When he hears the poor moan, Of his moisel, a moriel will give,

Well-a-day!

Ye streams, that round my prison creep, If on your mossy banks

you

see My gallant lover stand and weep,

Oh, murmur this command from me:
Thy mistress bids thee haste away,
And shun the broad-ey'd watchful day.

II.
Ye gales, that love with me to righ,

If in your breezy flight you see
My dear Floreskiling'ring nigh,

Oh, whisper this command from me Thy mistress bids thee haite away, And shun the broad-ey'd watchful day.

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SONG. lo! lo! Io! lo!

APTURE seizes all my soul,

When I quaff the Lowing bowl, Not such fierce delights I feel, Nor when o'erpower'd with wine I reel; Venus gives me half her charms, The lovely Celia fills my arms.

Cymon B.

'Tis done, and now methinks this vivid

flame Shall be the beacon of my Bryant's fame ; Attracting every eye, e'en half seas o'er, That shall in briny blubbering floods de

(plore, Big Ben knock'd up, and boxing now

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My pen glows like a taper,
I fear 'twill burn the paper ;
Unless “ some mounful muse,”

6. Soft pity should infuse,” And teach the tears and strains at once to

flow. Soft ! here I go ;

Sweet clallic graces float,

And now I'm in the boat, With Sheridan, who. in iinmortal lays, Round Garrick's mem'ry twin'd the me.

numental bays.
For what is mimic art, or mimic gråce ?
Or mimic valour in a mimic's face?
What are those touches tending to refine?
Can such, my Benzy, be compar'd witla

thine?
Wno with unerring hand

The feelings could command,
Could pity move; bid real tears to flow,
Your art-a prop; your grace a knock-

down blow ?

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Oh, happy times, e'er frittering taste began To shed refinements o'er the sports of man. E'er on those hands were rings and ruffles

placid Which well before the sturdy gauntlet

gracid In manhood's prime, when, without tak.

ing odds Heroic mortals box'd and beat the gods, When brave Diomede (well that youth Set-to, and soundly thrash'd the God of

War! His was the proud success! the glorious

day! And Mar's gave in, and roarid and ran

away!

DUKE OF HUM-IN-TUNE. TASTOR to thee this lofty theme I

, With ftrength divine, oh! nerve my feeble

wing : And thou, of name '

uncouth, oh! Pollux come,

Or else the muse is mum.
For much unused 10 the melting mood,

Unless inspir'd by you,

How can I well let-io, Who am in mournful verse so wild and

rude!

could spar)

Twins of the Thump, straight to Apollo go, Whore sacred aid may teach my verfe to

flow; Tell him to s touch my hallow'd lips with

fire,

He'll do as you desire.
Lut should he dare refule, pray tell him

this i
To fix upon my lip,

The true poetic tip!
Orif he don't-tip mine you'll thump at his.

Oh! could those ancient days great Benzy

boast,

In Grecian host; Or in the Trojan camp, the gods t'assail ; For 'gainst him mortal force was sure to

fail, How had Old Homer's mufe his deeds ex

pressid,
That with beroic power,
He « ftood like a tower,"

'Gainst many a shower, Of rattling thumps about his brawny breaft,

Long

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