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Exhibition of the Royal Academy.

The shrewd air of the chapman; ideas of beauty; his necessities his assumed furly indifference. urge him to instantaneous action, The animals, which are as na and he catches at Nature when tural as ever the pencil produced, she is in a difhabille, but feldom have even

more expression and or never paid his devoirs when character, than the artist has in the was elegantly attractive. I general given them.

think the better part of his Upon the performances of this powers lie dormant, from the artist, we shall (because it pleases want of legitimate pride, and it us to do so) give the " Liberal is now probable that they ever Critique" of Anthony Pasquin, may: he is palpably deficient in Efq.- “All these pictures”, says knowledge of the subordination Pasquin, have the same merits and of tints, and the union of colours, the same tendencies: they are re, and seems to gather his laurels so plete with spirit and nature, but carelesly and thanklessly, that it have not their due effect, from the is a doubt with me, if he would want of subordination in the not be as happy in the society of colouring and a neglect in the a ploughboy, as the Caracci! artist, to copy the minutiæ of his 66 None of our young artists objects.

seem to have sufficient fortitude " It may be said of Mr. More- to look distress boldly in the face, land, as a painter, what Mr. and dash through all the incumDignum, so happily said of Mr. brances and inconveniencies atIncledon, as a vocal performer, tendant on a probationary state that the Almighty has taken more of poverty, to acquire indelible pains with him than any other renown, and rewards merely man : yet he must not consider sanctified; to effect those great this literally as an encomium, purposes, they should feel like but only as declaratory of a Rafaelle, a divine glow of boundblefling, that he peculiarly pof- less hope: an enthusiasm disdainsesses, which, if not sustained by ful of any restraint that fortune studious perseverance, will only can enforce, but alas, they have be recorded as a drawback upon none of this indispensable energy: his general reputation.

they are contented to vegetate " It has been the misfortune of like vulgar handicraftsmen, and this rare artist, in his fhort pro- glide through their being in a gress hitherto in life, to become middle sky, when they should all the dupe and instrument of de- be Icari, and struggle to survey figning men, who have vulgarised the sun." his mind, and made his brilliant talents subservient to their own

S. GILPINE particular purposes, and not his

No. 145. Mare and Colts, advantage.

No. 165. 66 I think the creative mind of

Portrait of an old this young artist, has been fuf. Hunter. fered to run wild, and though the

No. 227. A Gentleman an Horsefoil is uncommonly rich; the back bringing up lag Hounds to the culture of the produce has been

Cover. The portrait by Mr. neglected; it has given nourish

Reinagle. ment to many flowers and many weeds. I do not believe that This is the first picture of its Mr Morelaħd has any proper kind in the exhibition, and the

portrait

No. 50.

Wolf

Exhibition of the Royal Academy.

69 portrait of the gentleman equal This favourite horse is in the to that of the horse.

ftables at Buckingham house. J. N. SARTORIUS.

No. 174. Portrait of Sir Ralph

Woodford's Corsican Dog, seizing & Portrait of a Gentleman Shooting.

This dog was brought from' No. 289. Portrait of True Blue, Corsica about 6 years since, he is late the property of his Royal High- uncommon large; the wolf from nefs the Prince of Wales.

one in the menagerie at the tower. G. GARRARD.

T. Gooch. No. 73. Portraits of Mares and

No. 32. Portrait of an old PackFoals.

horse. This is a sketch of a picture

No.47. A Curricle Horse, the painted for Lewis Dymock, Esq. property of the Earl of Sefton. champion of England, the mare's name is Jocasta, (by Herod, out

No. 49. The Race Horse. of Lilly) foal by Saltram, foaled No. 62. Portrait of a Horse and in 1790, and the same year the Dog. mare and foal were sold to his

No. 74. The Death of the Hare, Royal Highness the Prince of Wales for 500 guineas.

No. 92. The Cart-Horse, a cha

racter. No. 91. Portraits of Mares and

No. 188. The Post Horse, a Foals,

character. This also is a sketch of a

No. 190. The Dray Horse, a picture, painted for the Prince of Wales;

character. the grey mare is 20 years old-Hardwick's dam with War No. 207. The Galloway, a cha. wick at her foot sucking-racter, distant mare Blowsey, the dam No. 209. The Coach Horse, a of Saltram,

her foal, Mock character. Doctor.

The Hunter, a cha. No. 153. Portrait of a Poney. racter,

No. 273. - Portrait of a Mare, No. 236. The Stallion, a chathe property of Sir John Dashwood. racter.

No. 294. Portrait of a GentleR. R. REINAGLE, JUN.

man on Horseback. No. 43. Farm Yard with Cat Francis Chalie, Esq. and his tle, &c.

favourite hackney mare called This is said to be a direct copy Fidget. from a fine picture of Paul Pot.

The smaller fized pictures, ter, in the Prince of Orange's of Mr. Gooch's, are meant as collection at the Hague; but we different characters, and the set have reason to believe that the (of which he is now finishing only objects Mr. Reinagle studied the remainder) comprises 12, from were Mr. Alsop's cows in with the like number of dogs to Marybone Fields.

correspond; these, together with No. 28. Portrait of his Ma- the fix stages of the race-horse, jesty's Charger, Adonis,

are designed for the furnishing of any gentleman's room entirely,

with

No. 231.

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Extraordinary Leap over a Five-barred Gate.

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with portraits of those useful and , way, whilst he was able to make entertaining animals, and which, use of his knife: The sportsman, from the lpecimens here given, unwilling to

lose the game, certainly will form a very pleasing which would have been the case asemblage.

had he gone another way, began We have in addition to no

to expoftulate with the butcher, tice, No. 57, Woodcocks, by At- and told him, it was not his with kinson; No. 254, Partridges, by to be out of humour, and was Elmer; No. 374, Portrait of'Mr. sorry to find his temper foured Stubbs, by Humphrys; and No: by some disappointment he had 559, Design for the Stables and undoubtedly met with. All this Coach-houses, executed at Last

had no other effect on the de. Horsley, in Surrey, a feat of Wil fender of the castle, than to make liam Currie, Esq. by Bonomi.

him the more positive that no person should pass through filled with the enthusiasm of the

chase, he asked him whether he To the Editors of the SPORTING might go over; this he assented toMAGAZINE.

observing at the same time, that

neither him or any man in EnGENTLEMEN,

gland could. However, s you have noticed, in two sportsman was not to be intimi. or three instances, EXTRA

dated by his observations, but ORDINARY LEAPS, which necessity instantly drew his horse a few had driven the different parties yards back, then ran him to the to makes; I think the following gate, which he took and cleared account of a voluntary effort of well, carrying the rider safe over, courage in that way will not be

to the astonishment of every one. unacceptable to your readers, and This gate was

a five-barred am gentlemen,

one, with paling upon the top,

exactly fix feet and a half high, the Your constant reader,

boldness of the attempt did that

T. I, which the most perfuafive lanSydenham,

guage could not effect-it brought May 20, 1794.

from the morose lamb.slayer this

exclamation, "that he would be IN March laft, when a pack of .md if ever he prevented this hounds were in pursuit of a fox, gentleman from going through which took through the in

his gate whenever he thought closures adjoining to Sydenham, proper.” in Kent; one of the party, a gentleman who lives in the neighboutood, came up to a gate, which he expected to be per

To the Editors of the Sporting ·mitted to pass through; but in

Magazine, this he was for some time pre

GENTLEMEN, vented by a man, whose ap EING an admirer and a subpearance bespoke him a knight of fcriber to your very enterthe cleaver, who, brandifhing the taining Publication, I take the terrible instrument of his trade, liberty of fending you the pediswore that no one should go that gree and performances of that

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Pedigree and Performances of Diomed. clebrated race-horse Dubskelper, ble, Verjuice, and two others. which I shall consider as an obli- | The same week he won the great gation to have inserted in the Subscriptioa for 6 yrs old, and next Number.

aged horses, beating Windleston, I am, Gentlemen,

Stargazer, and Mufti. In 1789,

then aged, he was second to the Your's, &c.

D. of Bedford's Fidget, for a

G, M. Sweepftakes of 300gs each, over Penrith, May 25, 1794.

the B. C. in the First Spring

Meeting at Newmarket. In June Dubskelper was bred by his following, after travelling near Grace the Duke of Norfolk, was 400 miles, he won the Gold Cup got by his Grace's stallion Phle- at Carlisle, value 120gs, carrying gon, his dam by Old Babraham, 91t. 5lb. beating at 2 heats, Mr. which was the dam of Ld Cler-Robinson's Fanny, zft. 81b. and mont's famous horse Johnny, his Mr. Baird's Ratler, 8ft. 81b. in grandam by Old Partner, great the August Meeting at York, grand dam by that speedy stalo (being at that time amiss) he lion Bloody Buttocks,, Grey was beat by Cavendish, for the hound, out of the celebrated mare great sweepstakes at York. In Brockleshy Betty, the best mare September he 'was beat for the in her time.

cup at Richmond, - by H. R. H. Dubskelper, in 1986, when 4 the Prince of Wales's Tot, sit. yrs old, won a match of 100gs 7lb. ist. Dubskelper, gst. 2d. and each, at Ayr, against the D. of Windleftone 8ft. rolb. 3d. The Hamilton's colt, by Hercules, same year at New Malton he the first time he started; when 5 won gol. for all ages, beating at yrs old, in June, 1787, he won a 3 beats 4 others. In June, 1790, sol. plate at Lancaster, beating then 8 yrs old, he walked over Mr. Wemys's br, h. The same for the Members Plate of sogs week, at the same place, he won at Carlisle, for all ages In the gol. beating Mr. Peirse's b. m. August Meeting at York, he won by Alfred and Blackbird. The

The the great subscription for 6 yrs July following, he walked over and aged, beating his H. R.'H the Course at Carlisle, for a 50l. the Prince of Wales's famous Plate, and the day after, carrying horse, Escape, and Mr. Baker's 8ft, 141b. he beat the D. of Ha- Cavendish, the odds were 3 to 2 milton's Paragon, 4 yrs old, 7ít. against Dubskelper. In Septem5lb. the best colt of that age

in ber following, carrying ost 41b, the North, for the Member's after a most severe heat, he was Plate of 5ogs; and in September second to Mr. Dodsworth's Abbe following, for the rool. Plate at Thulle, 7ft. 716. for the cup at Stockton, carrying 8ft. 3lb. he Doncaster-6 started. In 1791, beat Mr. Wetherell's Windleston, then 9 yrs old, he was beat the yft. 61b. who drew after the first last time he started for the great heat; the odds at starting 5 to subscription at York, by Tickie

on Windleftone. In 1788, Toby." He is now a stallion at then 6 yrs old, he won a fubfcrip. Thelton Hall, pear Diss, in tion of 25gs each, 9 subscribers, Norfolk, and the next season

at York Auguft will cover at s guineas. Meeting, beating Delpini, Bram

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Anno. 1512.

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Horses of this Country in Ancient Times. For the Sporting Magazine. Such were the horses of antient

days, ranked into classes, and alCurious PARTICULARS of the lotted to different services, HORSES of this country in The gentill horse was one of a antient times, from the Northum- superior and distinguished breed, berland Houshold Book, first printed | so called in contrast to such as in 1688, the MSS. of which is were of a mean and ordinary exnow in the poljefsion of the Duke traction. The Italians at this of NORTHUMBERLAND, and day, call their noblest breeds raz. which is entitled " The Regula. zi gentile, gentleman is understood tions and Establishments of Al- in this sense fignifying a person GERNON Percy, the fifth EARL of better birth and family. of NORTHUMBERLAND, began Palfreys were an elegant and

easy fort of horses; which for HIS is the ordre of the che- their gentleness and agreeable

quir roul of the nombre of paces, were used upon common all the horfys of my lordis and occasions by military persons my ladys, that are appointed to be and others, who reserved their in the charge of the hous yerely, great and managed horses for as to say: gentill hors, palfreys, battle, and the tournaments ; their hobys, naggis, clothfek hors, pleasing qualities foon recommale hors.

mended them to the fair sex, who First, gentill hors to stand in having no coaches, used these my lørdis stable, fix. Item, pal- palfreys, and always travelled freys of my ladis, to wit, one for

on horseback. my lady, and two for her gentill

Hobys were strong active horses, women, and oone for her cham- of rather a small size; they are berer. Four hobys and naggis for reported to be originally namy lordys oone saddill, viz. oone

tives of Ireland, and were so for my lorde to ride, oone to led

much liked and used, as to be. for my lorde, and oone to stay at

come a proverbial expression for home for my lorde.

any thing of which people are ex. Item, chariott hors to stand in tremely fond; nags my lordis ftable yerely. Seven der the same description as to great trottynge hors to draw in their fize, qualities and employthe chariott, and a nag for the ments, chariott man to ride, eight. Again,

Clothfek was a cloak-bag horse, hors for Lord Percy, his lord

as male horse was one that carried ship's son and heir.

the portmanteau. Horses to draw doble trottyng hors, called a cur

the chariotts were waggon-horses, tal for his lordship to ride on

from the French word charette; out of townes. Another trot

whence the English word cart, tynge gambaldyn hors for his for neither coaches', nor lordship to ride upon when he chariots (in our present acceptacomes into townes.

tion of that word) were known blynge hors for his lordship to

at this time, Indeed, the use of journeye on dayly. A proper

coaches was not known in En. amblynge little nag for his lord gland till the year 1580, (in fhip when he goeth on hunting Q. Elizabeth's reign) when they and hawking.

A gret amblynge were introduced by Fitz Allen, gelding or trotting gelding to

Earl of Arundel. Carry his male.

(To be continued.)

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