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322 To know the Age of a Horse by his Teeth.
remarks of your correspondent them. To conclude the contrast
Acastus, on the noble and man. between court and country hunting,
ly exercise of FOX-HUNTING; they who are the keeneft sporif-
some time ago, when I had no en men aud deepest Atatemen, have
joyment for it myself, I was too always their neck in the greatest
apt to entertain but an indifferent danger.--Believe me, gentlemen,
opinion of the fox-hunting squires I am an admirer of your work,
in my neighbourhood; but now, and should this trifle be deemed
from my own observations I can worthy a place in it, I may be
prove, that what is called a mere induced to trouble you again.
fox hunter, is in this diversion as

Your's, &c. sensible a man as a' mere courtier,

REYNARD ChaceLOVE. who, with all the hurry, eager- Sept. 10, 1794. ness, and importance of state, is following a game much more contemptible than that of the country Squire. In the court, as To know the Age of a Horse by his in the field, all have the same

TEETH. object in view, every one strives to be foremost, and hotly pure HE annexed plate, descripsues what he seldom overtakes; tive of the horse's teetb, and if he does, it is, when serious and by which the age of that aniJy considered, of no great value. mal may be known wit: the He that is best hors'd, that is best greatest accuracy, was taken friended, gets in tooneft, and then from a print in the poffeffion of all he has to do, is to laugh at a noblemen, whose equestrian them that are behind. He may knowledge, the public have been be justly said to be in view, who acquainted with long fince; and is in favour; and he that has a we flatter ourselves, will be deemstrong faction against him, hunts ed no improper appendage te our upon a cold fcent, and may in Treatise on Farriery. We shall time come to a loss.

fubjoin a few neceffary direcIn the state chase, as in that of tions by way of illustration, which the fox, one rides upon full speed we hope will be satisfactory to a great way about, while another, our readers. taking some by indirect way, Till he is eight years old, the leaps a ditch, or makes a gap, age of a hore may be known by and comes in before him. An- his teeth; about which time they other spurs on till he founders commonly turn in without any into a quagmire; that is, follows black mark : if it remains after the court till he has spent all, and that age, without hollowness, there he is sure to stick, with then the horse has still the mark out any attempts being made to in his mouth, which he will re. help in out, but, rather, every tain in all probability as long as one that passes will laugh at him he lives. In such a case his for a bad horseman. Some hunt tusks will thew his age, which, without ever seeing their game; if long, and the top rounded, he fome follow the premier, and is nine years old. At about never see the place or penfion; eleven or twelve he begins 10 others fpur a horse till he is tired, wink or twinkle with his eyes. and these are they who impor- The teeth falling every other tune a friend till he is weary of year are marked thus

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TEETH of the HORSE, by which his AGE may be known.

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Anecdote of the late Prince of Wales. 333 THE DIFFERENT PARTS

the report of a gun at no great, MOUTH

distance from him; orders were, A. The bean. HH, The Barbles..

immediately given to find out B, The Palate,

the party, and bring them before cc. The winking of||Names of the Teeth. his Royal Highness—who should the Eyes. aa. The Gatherers.

approach but Parson Bracegirdle, D. The Throat. Abb. The Middle.

and being conie

in the preee. The Uvula, cc. The Corners, F. The Tongue.

Idd. The Tusks. sence, the Prince (with his usual G. The lower Jaw. Mee. The Grinders. good nature) asked him what di.

version he had met with, to which he replied fome little;

but pray, said the Prince, what ANECDOTE of his late Royal High-have you got in your hawking ness the Prince of WALES. bag?-let us see the contents.

The parson then drew out a fine IS Royal Highness was many cock pheasant, and two brace of

years resident at Cleifden partridges :- Very fine, said the House, in the county of Bucks, Prince, but did not I command and being very fond of thooting, you not to destroy the game? he gave orders for breeding a The parson, very sensible of the great number of pheasants and breach he had been guilty of, partridges, that, when they came most humbly befought his Royal to proper maturity, might be 'li. Highness's forgiveness; alledging berated, on purpose to afford his that the beauty of the morning Royal Highness amusement a-invited him abroad, and happengainst the thooting season; bying to take the gun along with this means the neighbouringwoods him, the creature, (pointing to and fields were most plentifully the game) got up before me, and stored with game.

Alesh and blood could not forbear. It happended_a clergyman, The Prince was so pleafed with whose naine was Bracegirdle, re his apology, that he bid liin rise fided in the neighbourhood with up and attend him; the conver-, a large family, upon a small cu. fation then turned upon the art racy, and being an excellent shot, of fhooting flying, which at that thought there was no harm in less time his Royal Highvess was rafening the number of game towards ther defective in, but by Mr. the support of himself and his fa. Bracegirdle's constant attendance mily: the Prince being apprised of on the Prince in all his shooting it, fent an expresscommand to him excursions, he became a toleranot to destroy the game, for that ble good thot; and in remem. he would, in due time; consider brance of the promise he made him and his family. The man. him, obrained for him the living date was punctually obeyed at of Taplow, they worth two hun. that time, the parfon laid by his dred pounds a year. gun, and every thing seemingly promised no further encroach

Your's, &c. ments.

VERITAS. The ensuing season, his Royal Highness being out on a fhooting

Chester, party in the neighbourhood heard Sept. 2d, 1794. VOL. IV, No. XXIV,

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'Twas a whimsical, if not a juft | perosity on this occasion, was a

remark, which was made by a new cause of reproach from the
sporting gentleman, on reading foldiers, to which the grenadier
the account of the late catalo archly replied, " Comrades, why
trophe of Robespierre and his should you blame him? he is una
party, in the French Conven-questionably the best judge of the
tion:~" Mark the end of it,says real value of his own life.”
he, “they are fighting a Welch
main among themselves, and they'll A quaker, meeting, a young
not give up the conflict while there lady in the present fashion of
are two cocks left in the pit to peck dress, or rather of nakednefs, asked
at one another.''

her, “ Whether that lamb was 10.

be fold?" and on her angrily re. The following advertisement is plying “No !” rejoined: * Why, copied from a Dublin paper :- then, my pretty friend, dot thou To be let for as long term of put it on the shambles ?" years as ihey will last, Mr. O'Connor's house and concerns on the A few days ago, an honest HiBatchelor's Walk; in faunch re- bernian, having unfortunately pair, and within a few yards walk had his Noop. seized at a port in of the bridge,” &c,

the West of England, was advised

by somebody to apply to a ma. An officer lately on the con.giftrate, who might be of service tinent, remarkable for his ava. to him. He accordingly made ricious dispofition, and feverity the application, and had proto his men, was near being drown-ceeded in accounting for his puted, by accidentally falling into a ting to sea without the proper river in their march from Ant- çertificates, when the imagistrate werp. Several of the men passed | asked him, "Can you /wear, "-"O on without endeavouring to save yes.' (replied the captain, whofe him; at length a grenadiereagerness would not permit his plunged in, and brought him on worship to finish the sentence) thore, for which he was rewarded " by js, fir, if fwearing will svith sixpence. The want of ge: Jave ny Sally, Tzuill not tojo her."

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