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Duel between a Dog and a Man. 317 the practice of hunting them was seven or eight days, but it grieved a favourite diversion. I believe me to the heart, that he thereby it feldom happened that they lost much delicious fat." were served at any English table, There animals are likewise but their French and Spanish known in the East Indies; Sir neighbours, less squeamish, still Joseph Banks shot one of them devour them with exquisite at Batavia, and found it good relish. I imagine too they have food. good reason for I have been afIured by a lady of great beauty and elegance, who spoke from experience, that the iguana is equal in flavour and wholesomness

In one of the Papers' called the he finest green turtle.

World, the following Story' is res

lated of a Duel which happened in a note, Mr. Edwards has extracted from Father Labat, an

in the presence of CHARLES V:

of France, betiveen a Dog and account of the manner of catch.

á Man.
ing this animal, which we give
in his own words :

GENTLEMAN of the

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by a negro, who carried a long murdered another, who had been rod; at one end of which was a missing fome days. This suspipiece of whip-cord with a run cion arose from the mute testining knot, after beating the bushes mony of the absent person's dog, some time, the negro discovered a large Irifle greyhound, who, our game balking in the sun, on with uncommon rage, attacked a drý limb of a tree; hereupon this supposed murderer wherever he began whistling with all his he met him. As he was a genmight, to which the guana was tleman, and a man of very nice wonderfully attentive, stretching honour, (though, by the way, he out his head and turning his really had murdered the man) he neck, as if to enjoy it more fully. could not bear laying under so The negro now approached, ftill dishonourable a fufpicion, and whistling, and advancing his rod therefore applied to the king for gently, began. tickling with the leave to justify his innocence. end of it the sides and throat of The king being a great lover of the guana, who seemed mightily justice, granted his request, and pleased with the operation ; for he ordered the lifts to be made turned on his back, and stretched ready, appointed the time, and himself out like a cat before a named the weapons. The genfire, and at length fairly fell a tleman was to have an offensive Neep;, which the negro perceiving, club in his hand, the dog a defendexterously flipt the noose over five tub to resort to occa Gonally. his head, and with a jerk, brought The Irish greyhound willingly him to the ground. And good

And good met his fair inviter at the time sport it afforded (continues the appointed. They fought, the reverend historian) to see the dog prevailed, and almost killed creature swell like a turkey cock, the honourable gentleman, who at finding himself entrapped. had then the honour to confefs We caught others in the 'fame his guilt, and of being hanged way, and kept one of them alive for it in a few days.

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Scheme for Improving the Breed of Fockeys.

Scheme for improving the Breed of was got by the noted Matchens JOCKEYS.

Tims; his grand dam was a Gere

man Princess, and his great grand To ike EDITORS of the Sporting dam was Flanders Moll; his fire Magazine,

won the King's Plate at York and GENTLEMEN,

Hambleton, the ladies fubfcripY chief inducement in wri.

tion , the

Lincoln ting to you at this time is to de fire you will use your endea

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the sweepstakes at Newmarket.

His grand fire beat Dick Rogers at vours to bring the jockey into

Epsom and Burford, and Patrick equal esteem with the animal he is beftrides, and to beg that you

Mac Cut'em, over the Curragh of

Kildare. His great grandGre, would promote the settling an established icheme for the preser: for King Charles II, and so

and great great grandfire, vation of his breed. In order to

ble is the blood that Aows in ti this, I would humbly propose jockey's veins, that none of his that a stud for the jockeys Mhould family were ever distanced, stood be immediately built near the

above five feet five, or weighed stables at Newmarket, and that

more than twelve stone, their genealogie's fhould be duly registered : that the breed should be crossed as occasion might re. quire; and that the best horfe. Of the FALLOW HOUUNDS, and meri, and of lightest weights,

their Nature. fhould intermarty with the full

(Conluded from Page 266.) fifters of those who had won most plates ; and, in a word, the fame I bf the antiquitie of fallow methods used for the improve. ment of the jockies, as their houndes, but opely that I have horses. I have here fent you the

seen in an olde written booke exaet pedigree of

a famous made by an huater, the whiche jockey, taken with all the care

maketh mention of a lorde of just now prescribed, and I doubt Brytaype, called Hüett of Nantes, not, if my scheme was univere and, the authorve of that booke, {ally put in execution, that we did muche esteeme hunting; the thould excel all other nations in which, amongft other things, our horsemen, as we already do

gave this blazon to the houndes in our horses.

of that forde's kennel: I.N.

Huett, thy fallow houndes in forestes Sept, 6, 1794

And kill at force, harte, hinde, buck, doe,

foxe. hare, and every chace, TO RIDE THIS SEASON,

As those thy felfe halte eke, above all

others prayse, : : An able jockey, fit to start for

To hollow well in' hollow woodes, unta match, fweepstakes, or King's

thy shoundes alwayes, Plate; well fized, can mount twelve stone, or strip to a fea

Also I have seen in a chronie ther; is found wind and limb, cle, in the 1owne of Lambale, a and free from blemith. He was chapter which maketh mention got by Yorkshire Tom; out of a full that a lorde of the fayde place, After to Deptford Nan; his dam with a kennel of fallow and redde

houndes

hunt apace,

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Of the Nature and Complexion of Dunne Houndes 319 houndes did rouse a stagge in a y not greatly to be esteemed: those foreste of the countie of Poic. whiche are well jointed and tiere, and did hunte and pursue dewclawd, are beste to make him for the space of four dayes, blood houndes: and there are in such forte, that the fourth some whiche have ibeire tay les day he took him neare to the thagged like' eares of corne, and citie of Paris; and it is to be those are commonly gond and presumed that the fallow houndes swift; and fiuce princes at these are the ancient hounds of the days have mingied the races of dukes and lordes of Brytaine, of fallow houndes, one with the the which the Lorde Admirall o:her, therefore they are become d'Aneybauld and his predecessours much stronger and better for the have alwayes keepte an mayn. harte, the which is the best chase tained the race, the which came to yield pleasure unto kings and first to be common in the tyme princes, but such houndes are of the greate king Frances, father not meete for meane gentlemen, of hunters. These fallow houndes because they are commonly but be hardie, and of good fcent, for one chace: and they paste keeping very well their chase

not greatly for the hare and other without change, and are almoft small chases; and again they are of the complexion that the wbyte muche inclyned to runne at tame houndes are, saving that they do beastes, not endure the heate so well, nor yet the prease or thronge of the

OF THE NATURE AND COMPLEX prickers and gallopers, but they

ION OF DUNNE HOUNDES, are swifter, more universall for

all chases, and hotter in hunting, Our Dunne houndes are fuche - and if it chance that a beast do anciently our kynges of stray out in the champaigne, or Fraunce and Dukes of Alençon in the fields, they do never lightly did moste esteeme; they be com, forsake the chase.

Their com

mon, because they are fitte for plexion is strong, for they feare most chaces, and therefore they neither the colde nor the waters. be fittest for gentlemen; for and they runde surely, and are theyre nature and complexion is verie haidie; they are faire hunts suche, that the hunte all kynde ers, loving commonly the harte, of chaces which you woula have better than any other kinde of them hunte, The best of the chace, and they are more opi: race are such as be dunne on the nionate, and harder to be taught back, having their fore quarters than the whyte houndes, and so redd or tanned, and the legs of are they able to endure greater the same coloure, as it were, the payne and travel. The belte that

coloure of a hare's leg. Someyou shall finde of the race of these times you shall see some that have fallow houndes, are those which theire hayre on the top of their have theire heare mofte lively backes duppe, or almost blacke, redde, and suche as have a whyte the whych do somety mes prove spotte in theyre forehead, or a excellent; and although there ring aboute their necke, and like are not maney badde houndes of wife those which are faltogether this sorte to be seene, yet. never. fallow; but those that be lighter thelesle, the light dunne houndes yellow, or being marked or spot having their legges fallowe after ed with blacke or dạnne, are a very ticke colour, are seldom so

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320 of the Nature and Complexion of Blacke Houndes. ftronge or swifte as the others are or path of the chace which they and princes cannot so muche de undertake, and therefore the lighte in them for fundrye causes. huntesmen on horfe backe ought One caufe is, for that they doe not over hastily to follow then, muche feare the thronge of the untill they undertake it endhuntefinen, and they are troubled long : nor' likewise, ought they with theyre voyfe ; for as muche not to come over haftely unto as they are hotte, and of a greate them at a default, and they must courage, and put themielves

likewise beware ibat they crosse quickley out of breath, hearing them not, for feare leaft they the crye and noise of the hunters. make them turne backe upon Another cause is, that they feare them, and so in this manner heate, and doe not greatly ef. they may take pleasure in them. teeme a chace, whiche doubleth or turneth before them; but if the chace holde endlonge, you

OF THE BLACKE HOUNDES, ANfall hardely finde better or fwifter houndes, although they

BERT'S ABBEY, IN ARDENE. be very opinionate, harde to be The houndes which we call leeve theyre huntsmen, and verie Sainte Hubert's, are commonly eafilie inclined to change, be all blacke, yet nevertheleffe, caufe of their heate and follie, their race is so mingled at these and because of the greate com. dayes, that we finde them of all passes whyche they caste when coloures. These are the houndes they are at defaulté; and, above which the abbots of St. Hubert all thinges, they sticke muche have alwayes kept some of their upon knowledge of theyr master, race or kynde, in honour and apd efpecially his voyce and his remembrance of the Saint Eustace, horne, and will do more for him whereupon we may conjecture, than for any other huntesman, that (by the Grace of God) a}| They have fuche emulation good huntfmen fall follow them amongste themselves, that they into paradise. know the voyce of their follows To returne unto my former ers, and whether they be sure or purpose, this kynde of dogges not, for if they be babblers and hath bin disperfed through the liars they will not lightley follow countries of Henoault, Lorayne, them. They be houndes of Flanders and Burgoney; they greate travell, fearing neither are mighty of body, nevertheleife colde nor water, and if they feel their legges are low and fhorte; a chase to linke once before likewyse they are not so fwyfte, them; and that they begin to be although they be very good of spent, then will they never for sent, hunting chaces that are farre fake it untyll they have kylled ftraggled, fearing neither water it. They whiche will take plea. nor colde, and do do more covert fure in them, muite use them in chaces that smell, as foxes, bores, this fort; at the firft uncoupling and such like, than any other; be. of them, they muste followe and cause they finde themselves neyencourage them as temperately ther of swiftness nor courage to as maye: be, and with verie littel

hunte they kille the chaces that are noyfe, for that they be botte and lighter and swifter. The blooddo quickely overshoote the tracke hounds of this colour, proove

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Hunting the Wild Horse. --The Fox and Place Hunter. 321 good, especially those that are mouse colour, which is the chacole blacke, but I make no greate

racteristic mark of the wild accompte to breede on them, or horses, in this country, though to keep the kynde ; and yet

that of others has been said to founde once a book, "which a

be whicilh,

ash
grey ;

their hunter did dedicate to a prince hairs are very long, and so thick of Lorayne, which seemed to as to feel like a pelliffe, rather love hunting, wherein

than a horse's hide. They run blazone, which the same hunter with the greatest speed, at least gave to his blood hounde, called double that of a good domesticated Soygllarde, which was white. horse ; they take alarm at the

least noise, and Ay off in an inMy name came firste from holy Hubert's stant. Each herd has always a ;

stallion for its leader, who marches Soygllarde my fire, a hounde of singular at their head, and they never

leave him; if he be stricken dowo, Whereupon we may presume, all the rest disband, and become that some of the kynde prove

an easy prey to the hunters. whyte sometimes, but they are

They are generally fond of keepnot of the kynde of the greffyers

ing near the hay-stacks which or bauxes, whych we have at the peasants vuild in the Steppe, these days.

but they are not seen to lye on the ground any where; they eat

the hay with much voracity, and WILD Horses, and the manner become round with fat; 'the Italo of HUNTING them by the Kal

lion is greatly attached to the MUCKS and TARTARS.

Russian mare, and does not fail to THE following is translated entice her with him to the desert from a work published

whenever he can; hence there Berne, in the year 1792, en

are often horses of a bastard race titled Voyages chez les peuples among the herds, and many mares Kalmouks & les Tartares. are lost, to the great 'detriment

In the open tracts near Borowsk, of the peasants. Wild horses a town 100 wersts from Woronefch, taken alive, which is never done are herds of wild horses, which without nooses of rope, are very are hunted by the inhabitants; difficult to tame and rear to laM. Gmelin, who was present at

bour-it is absolutely impracticachase of these animals, rives the ble to mount them-when harfollowing account of them: nessed they move very heavily by

" The largest of these wild the side of another horse, and hories are scarcely the size of the they generally die in the second smallest Russian horses; their head year of their captivity." is remarkably large in propor. tion, their ears are very harp, ANALOGY of the Fox and PLACĘ sometimes the size of those of a

HUNTER. iame horse, and sometimes elongated so as to resemble those of To the Editors of the Sporting Their mane is very

Magazine. Ihort and curled; their tail more or less covered with hairs, but alf Imralis fuit homo imall degree of a common horse; they are of a the very judicians and pleasing

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GENTLEMEN,

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