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Her heart all love, her soul all truth, ON THE DEATH OF BENJAMIN BRIANT
That none her fears or flight discover.

Poor Peg, in guise a comely youth,
Follow'd to the field her lover;

EATH and BRIANT set-to, and a tere Directed by the fife and drum

To where the work of death was doing ; Sure it was, when they both did begin, Where of brave hearts the time was come, Till Ben after shifting the whole of the Who, seeking honour, grasp at ruin.

fight, Her very soul was chill'd with woe ;

At last thought it be to give in.
New horror came with ev'ry sound,
And whisper'd death had laid him low
On the cold ground.

With mute affliction as she stood,

Renown'd in Pugilistic story, Aud while her woman's fears confound Bold JOHNSON's dread, and BRITAIN'S hér,

glory, (With terror all her soul subdu'd,)

Here vanquished lies the famous giant,
A mourning train came thronging round Known by the name of BIG BEN BRE:

The plaintive fife and muffled drum Who, when the fiercest Fists on earth
The martial obsequies discover :

Had shrunk from his superior worth, His name she heard and cry'd, " I come,

Elate with pride, and high in breath, Faithful to meet my murder'd lover ;"

Would one day try a spar with DEATH. Then hcart-rent by a sigh of woe,

Long 'twixt the Spectre and the Man,
Fell, to the grief of all around,

The doubtful contest equal ran ;
Where death had laid her lover low

(A Doctor, for a Bottle-holder, On the cold ground.

Stood close to Ben's puissant shoulder.)
But DLAT# resolved to lay him low,

Watch'd, and put in his favourite blow !!!

To the Tune-of LULLABY!

EACEFUL snoozing on the ocean,

Seamen fears no dangers nigh,
Though the world is in commotion,

We are rock'd to Lullaby!
Lullaby! Lullaby ! &c.

In Torbay secure at anchor,

'HE Prologue once, indeed, in days of Top-mafts struck, and calm the sky ;

old, Safe from storm, and gallic rancour;

Some previous facts of the new Drama

told :
We enjoy our Lullaby !
Lullaby! Lullaby! &c. Pointed your expectation to the scene,

And clear'd obftru&tion that might interGive Monsieurs, who are so curious,

vene ; Double watches_wet or dry :

Possessid with those aids, the author But give us, who are not so furious,

thought Double spells of Lullaby!

Were requisite's to judge him as you Lullaby! Lullaby! &c.

ought. Let night come, with billows roaring, The moderns, previous hints like these 'Twixt I two hammocks snug we lie;

despise, Full allowance take of snoring,

Demand intrigue, and banquet on sur. To the tune of Lullaby!

prize : Lullaby! Lụilaby ! &c

The Prologue, notwithstanding, keeps its


A trembling Poet's folemn lamentation, # From the complimentary allusion to Cloak'd up in metaphor, it tells of shocks, the Noble Admiral's humanely providing Fatal to lips new launch'd, from hidden each seaman with a double allowance of

rocks; bedding, the song is generally afcribed to Of critic batteries, of rival strife, the poetic pen of his Lord ship's owo The Deftinies that fit the thin.fpun life.

Ous Chaplain.

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“ Madam, (said he,) with mingled awe With lines at least fuggefted by his Play,

" and love, Caught from the Gothực treafures of ro

" I think of Him, the brighteft fpirit · mance, H¢ frames

his work, and lays the scene in B6 Who triumphs over time and fickle France.

“ forms, The word, I see alarms-it vibrates here,

" The changes of caprice, and pallion's

6 forms; And Feeling marks it impulse with a tear, It brings to thought, a people once re

“ Whose mighty muse the fubject world fin'd,

" must bind, Who led supreme the manners of man

56 While fense and nature charm the wil.

" ling mind." Depravid by cruelty, by pride inflam'd, By traitors madden'd and by sophists But Sir, I cry'd, your eulogy apart, hamd.

Which flows from mine, indeed from every Grushing that freedom, which, with gentle

heart. sway,

You mcan to fan&ion then your own pale Courted their ievolution's infant day, 'Ere giant Vanity, with impious hand, By his ss that did ufurp this time of Allail'd the sacred Temples of the land.

6 night ;"

“ I do, (he answered,) and I beg you'll Fallin is that Land beneath oppreffion's

“ My injur'd phantom ev'ry red-fca Its pureft fup has fet, alas, in blood ! The milder planet drew from him her “ Why should your terror lay my proudest light;

“ boast, And when he rofe no more, foon funk in “ Madam, I die, if I give up the ghoft." night :

The jest which burled from his motley The regal source of order, once destroy'd,

mind, Anarchy made the fair creation void. Anxious as it must be, has made me kind ;

I come his advocate, if there be need, . Britons, to you, by temperate freedom And give him absolution for the deed. crown'd

You'll not deny my spiritual power, For ev'ry manly sentiment renown'd, But let me rule at lealt one little hour ! The Stage can have no motive to enforce Be your's the feeptre every future day, The principles, that guide your glorious And mine the transport humbly to obcy.

cayfę; Proceed triumphant-mid the world's

Firm to your King, your Altars, and your



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Of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase, and every
other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure,

Enterprize, and Spirit,
For M A Y, 1794


Page Exhibition of Sporting Subjects at the Manner of taking Doves between Royal Academy, 1794

Gratia and Tarento

107 Extraordinary Leap over a Five-barred

Games and Diversions of the Spaniards 109 Gate


Remarkable Fox Chase Pedigree and Performance of that cele Instance of Longevity in a Hen

I1L brated Horse Dubskelper ibid Law Intelligence

ibid Curious Particulars of the Horses of Royal Chale this Country in antient times. 72

Female Caprice

ibid. Historical Essay on the Chase

British Synonymy

113 Description of the Sioptzi


Reflections on the Incestuous and Im- of a Trap to catch Sables


moral Practice of making Bulls in Method of taking the Whale ibid England

115 Further Account of Big Ben

77 Curious Epitaph at Bakewell Church Digest of the Laws concerning Game 79

in Derbyshire

ibid Sporting Review 80 Sporting Intelligence

ibid Manner of taking the Elephant in the

Chess Club Island of Ceylon

83 Cricket Match at Lord's Ground, 117 Incongruous Adoption

Pedestrianism Extraordinary

118 The Game of Hazard

Cricket Match

ibid Cocking 86 Anecdote of Mr. Leslie Groves

119 Colt Match

ibid | Matrimonial Precipitation Natural History of the Quail

ibid | Anecdote of the late celebrated Buck Account of the Dog Eaters at Casal English

ibid 87 || Mad Dog

ibid Natural History of the Grous 88 || Poetry.—Prologue to the Jew. Sufferings of Lieut. George Spearing 90 Epilogue to ditto.-Songs in Love Stewards of Races


and Honour.- The Bat.--Epigram Extraordinary Horse Race

Scot's Song

- To those who unSporting Contrasts

ibid derstand Them. -Song.-Ode. Account of the New Comedy of the Air in the Packet Boat.-Stan zas by Jew

Dr. Johnson.-Mrs. Wells's Ada
Account of the Opera of Love and dress at the Theatre Royal, Dub-


121-124 the Packet Boat 98 RACING CALENDAR. Winning Feast of Wit


Horses in 1793.-Races pastin 1794. Medical Anecdote

Newmarket. — Craven Meeting Sporting Portraits

ibid First Spring Meeting. - Catterick Natural History of the Wolf

104 Bridge.

Chester. -York Spring Ranelagh Masquerade

106 Meeting.-Richmond.-Wakefield. Wonderful Sportsinen



-Ascot Beautifully decorated with 1. A Trap called the Sloptzi to catch Gelinottes, Hares, &c. 2. A Trap to catch Sables. 3. An admirable Representation of an extraordinary Fox Chase, by the Duke of BEAUFORT's Hounds, beautifully engraved by Cook.




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LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS: And Sold by J. WHEBLE, No. 18, Warwick Square, near St. Paul's

at William Burrel's Circulating Library, Newmarket; and by every Bookseller and Stationer in Great Britain and Ireland,

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DESCRIPTION of a Modern Bull-fight at Madrid; translated from the French of the Chevalier de Bourgoanne, is received, and thall be attended to.

The Laws relating to Angling and Fresh-water Fish are also come. to hand.

The Natural History of the Bustard is well adapted to our Work, and demands our best Acknowledgements,

If Probus had considered the Complexion of our Miscellany, he would naturally have concluded that his Remarks on the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act could not obtain a Place in it: we thank him, however, for his Favour, and lament that so valuable an Arti. cle should be lost upon us.

The Monody on the Death of Benjamin Bryant, commonly called Big Ben, poffeíses much Merit, and of course claims the particular Attention of the Editors of the Sporting Magazine.

Further Particulars respecting Edward Wortley Montague, Esq. jn our Next.

We are extremely Obliged to our Correspondent W—for the Favour of his Communications, and have procured Engravings from the Drawings he has been so Polite as to send us: these appear with the Article in the present Number, and we hope to the Satisfaction of our numerous Readers, as well as to himself.

Cymon B. will perceive his Ode inserted in our present Number; his other Pieces, for want of room, are deferred till our next.

We are extremely obliged to M. B. for his Hint; but it was our Intention, previous to the receipt of his Favour, to give a Complete System of Farriery, with Anatomical Plates, a part of which we mall. present our Readers in No, XXI.


Sporting Magazine

For M A Y, 1794.

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EXHIBITION of the ROYAL ACA own performances in Conduit DEMY, 1794

Street, and which were noticed THE secession of Mr. Stubbs

with some precision in our Mafrom the royal academy, is gazine for the month of Ja. certainly a subtraction of some nuary last. consequence, from the general

Except in an instance or two, estimate to be formed of the

our present buliness will be little pi&tures in the present exhibition,

more than to point 'out the and particularly fo to the sporting pictures which bear a relation to connoiffeur. This, however,

the plan of the Sporting Maleads us not to any of those gazine; and leave our readers to croaking sentiments, so much in

form their own judgment of the fashion when a great man dies excellence or demerits of the leor quits his profession, with

veral performances here selected

for their convenience and obsera We ne'er shall see his like again."


G. MORELAND, and such kind of mournful ex. pressions; oftener calculated to

No. 52. Bargaining for Sheep. leffen the abilities of a rising

No. 169. Interior of a Stable. genius, than to deplore the loss of

No. 186. A Farrier's Shop. those of a departed one.-Be

The bargaining for sheep is the fides, Mr. Stubbs is not gone, best of the three, the academy but, as most of the sporting world never had inore truth than in know, has an exhibition of his this exquisite picture.

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