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bowl, and getting on the qui lire depicted that the birds themin a gentlemanlike way upon selves would be astonished. We punch a la romuine : one's mouth think, however, had they been in ebbs and flows even as we write stubble, they would have shewn about it.

to greater advantage. 3:29.- Vaneluke-W. Bar. 423.--Red Grouse-G. STERAUD.--It was our wish to have VENS.—This picture, which forms well inspected the portrait of this an excellent companion to the good racer, but it was hung so last-mentioned, is a pack of grouse high, that unless we had been in the heather ; and as pretty a “as tall as a poplar tree," there bijou as a sportsman could have. was no chance of seeing it. It The birds are richly pencilled was noli me tangere; so we passed and finely grouped ; and the it by.

beautiful heather (in full bloom) 401.-1 favorite Grey Mare so natural that we could almost T. C. Smith.--A “ good ’un to fancy ourselves once more in that go” perhaps, but “

a rum 'un to “ Land of brown heath and shaggy wood," look at.”

with a gun on our shoulder, a 411.--The Family Party--R. brace of dogs at our heels, and a B. Davis. This is a very snug bottle of the raal mountain dew in looking party of a fox-hound our pocket. We are not people bitch and a promising litter of who have much money to spend puppies from the King's kennel. upon luxuries; but were we, of The symmetry and fine attitude a surety that picture of lang syne of this noble fox-hound, as she should hang in the best corner reposes with the youngsters gam- of our best drawing-room. bolling around her, are really 511.-The Isle of Thanet Har. beautiful; and we consider this riers at the Place of Meeting, near picture one of Mr. Davis's best Quex Park, the seat of John efforts.

Powell, Esq., with Portraits of 414.--The Wounded Grey Hen Mr. Francis Bushell, and Lewis -G. STEVENS.—This is properly the Huntsman, dc.-C. TURNER, speaking, a grouse, which has been - This is a finely painted picture, mortally wounded in the body; of large dimensions, and admiraand its efforts to rise for escape, bly laid out. The portraits of with its inability to do so, are

Mr. Bushell and Lewis are striktold with so much truth that you ing, and tell at a glance what a can't help feeling for the poor fine old veteran is this master of bird. The feathers, ruffled and a kennel. The hounds are taken soiled by the shot, are well poure from life, and those who have trayed.

had the pleasure of seeing them 415.-Covey of Partridges-G. in the field cannot fail to recogSTEVENS.—This is a large pic- nise them. We think, had the ture, representing a group of artist placed one or two of the partridges, headed by the cock darker dogs in the melée, as a rebird, who appears, with his head lief to the lighter coloured hounds, stuck on one side, to be listening it would have had a better effect. to the call of a companion. His In the distance a chaw-bacon is attitude is natural and good; pointing to Mistress Slyboots, and the bright plumage so well as she slinks away, seeming to

say, “ Catch her who can.” This of mustard and butter to make picture was painted for Captain them irresistible. Cotton, but was so admired by 844.—A Horse's Head, studied Mr. Powell, that he prevailed on from Nature, and executed in the Captain to let him have this bronze by M. C. WYATT.-This striking memorial of the good piece of sculpture is well worth pack, and its truly English mas the attention of every lover of ter, Frank Bushell.

this noble animal. In it will be We now come to the Water seen the strongest natural exColours, which are well worth pression, most beautiful anatomiviewing, commencing with cal delineation, and masterly

711.-Smithy-R. B. Davis.--- workmanship; and we can only This is a pretty little thing. The imagine its colossal size as a reaold Vulcan, with sleeves tucked son for its not having yet met up, shewing his sinewy arms, as with a purchaser. he busies himself preparing shoes Upon the whole, we think this for the horse, who stands the Exhibition of native talent well very picture of resignation, and deserving the patronage and enthe contrast of the bright sum couragement of the Town. For mer's sun with his dingy abode, those who are neither amateurs are in good keeping; but we nor critics, it is at least an agreethink the window a little too able and fashionable lounge, and smart for a blacksmith's studio. one in which the fair sex may

730.-A Teal-G.S. SHEPPARD. spend their time and their -- This is highly drawn, and the much more profitably than in colours very vivid ; the game that receptacle for foreign fripbasket, with the straw in it, is pery, known under the cognomen well fancied, and natural.

of the Ruination Shop; and as it 732.-Yarmouth Herrings-G. will close very shortly, we adS. SHEPPARD.-Very good-look- vise all who have not been to go ing bloaters indeed, and wanting immediately, and those who have nothing but the accompaniments been to go again.

money

BLOOD OF THE OLD ENGLISH POINTER.-BIRD-CALLS, &c.

SIR, BE EING fully aware of your ton, had still some of the blood

good wishes to forward to remaining, I made it my business the Sporting World all informa- to call on him, when he presented tion respecting the Field, I am to my view two brace of puppies, induced to offer a few remarks eleven months old; they were respecting that invaluable breed, complete pictures, and I had the the Old English Pointer, which, pleasure of seeing them out. I I am sorry to say, from the vari never experienced a greater treat

crosses of the setter, fox --not exactly from their standing hound, and even greyhound, is and backing (which usually come nearly extinct. Having been in to a pointer), but from the deformed, that George Palmer, the lightful manner of their being celebrated keeper to Lord Mil broke. They have been shot

ous

I am

over ever since they were five cat, hare, or rabbit's leg, formed like months old, and have had an im- a flageolet. They are played by mense quantity of game killed to squeezing the purse in the palm of them. sure very few

the hand, at the same time striking Sport-men are aware that

on the flageolet part with the thumb any

to counterfeit the call of the henthe blood is in existence, and quail. Different birds, however, rewill feel glad that it is likely to quire different calls; but most of them become more general.

are composed of a pipe or reed, with Before I close this, I must, in a leathern bag, somewhat in form of justice to Palmer, state, that in- a bellows, which, on being pressed, dependently of his great abilities emits a noise like that of the species to vlog-breaking, for which he is of bird to be taken. A laurel leaf not to be beat, and his perfect terfeits the cry of a lapwing; a leek,

fitted on a stick cleft at one end counknowledge of a park of deer, he that of the nightingale. The landpossesses the talent of destroying rail or corn-crake is decoyed within flying vermin in an extraordinary shot by means of two sticks, in one degree. The various calls hie of which small notches are cut at makes use of with his mouth in equal distances, and by scraping one decoying them excel anything of against the other, a noise is produced the kind ever witnessed.

like the cry of the bird. Calls may A FRIEND be purchased of the bird-fanciers in

London. lo a good and faithful Servant.

Crying like a hare will being crows,

hawks, jays, magpies, ravens, &c.Calls for quails are made of a leac Polecats, stoats, &c. are to be enticed thern purse, in shape resembling a by imitating the cry of the rabbit, pear, stuffed with horse hair, and which is easy enough to do with the fitted at the end with the bone of a mouth only. -Ed.

MECKLENBURGH RACES-NOVEL MATCH, &c.

yrs, 110lb.

5

5

3 yrs, 110lb.

THE
WHE Basedlow Meeting took

M. Lichtwald's ch. g. Titus, 5 yrs,
place on the 16th and 17th

140lb........

6 2

M. Pogge-Zierstorf's br. m. Nightof May, Count Bassewitz-Schlitz

ingale by Shufiler, 4 yrs, 1251b.... 3 3 acting in the responsible situation Count Bassewitz-Prebberede's bl. c. of Steward, the duties of which

Blemish, 4 yrs, 1281b.

2 4

M. Engelbrecht's b. c. Firetail, 3 he performed to general satisfaction. The weather was delight- Baron Biel. Zierow's b. c. Guerilla, ful, and the course each day was

4 6 thronged with a multitude of In the first heat, Principessa anxious spectators.

started off at a great bat, and The first race was for the Base. notwithstanding Blemish ran her dow Gold Cup, by subscriptions hard till past the distance, the of 10 Frederics-d'or each, 7 subs. mare kept the lead to the end, and six came to the post, M. winning by a length and a half, Pogge-Striesenow's b. c. Smo- easy.—In the second, Titus, who lensko, 4 yrs, having paid forfeit. had evidently been kept back in The race came off as follows: the first, in the hope that his Count Plessen-Ivenack'sb. m. Prin..

great power would bring him cipessa, 5 yrs, carrying 1371b.

through easily, took and kept the (Stoll)

11 lead, Principessa close up, to the

not name.

distance, when the mare was let sewitz - Prebberede's bl. c. Bleout, passed him, and won cleverly mish, 4 yrs, 120lb, ; Count Hahnby two lengths.

Bassedow's ch. c. Deceiver, 4 yrs, Sweepstakes of 15 Frederics- 1201b.; and Count Plessen-Ivens d'or each, P.P. heats, 13 subs. ack's ch. c. Nurmahal, 3 yrs, brought four to the post, and 1081b. :-Count Hahn-Basedow's produced three heats :

br.m. by Plumper, dam by WhaleCount Plessen-Ivenack's gr. c.

bone, 3 yrs, 108lb. not placed. Mambrino,4 yrs,128lb.(Stoll) 2 1 1 Baron Maltzahn's Cavalier, M. Baron Biel-Zierow's b. m. Pa.

Engelbrecht's b. m. by The Gepillotte, 4 yrs, 130lb. 1 2 2 Count Hahn-Basedow's br. m.

neral Pioneer, and Baron Biel's Clementine, 7 yrs, 1491b. 3 3 3 Circe by Gulliver, paid.Count M. Pogge-Striesenow's br. c.

Moltke Wolde did not name. Smolensko, 1281b................ 4_4 dr. Baron Biel's Mustachio, Mr. Pogge's At starting the Whalebone mare Nightingale, Baron Maltzahn-Cumerow's

ran restive, and turned short Sportsman, and, M. Lichtwald’s Titus: against Deceiver, who lost several Moltke-Wolde, Count Schlieffen-Schlief. lengths in consequence, which he fensberg, Count Bassewitz-Prebberede, could never recover, owing to the and Baron Maltzahn-Sommersdorf did

speed at which Rosa was going. Mambrino took the lead in the Indeed her superiority, and the first heat, with Papillotte and advantage of the stnrt were such Clementine some lengths behind.

as to leave him no chance. Papillotte then drew on Mambrino, and at the last turn came

Early in the morning of the up with him. A most interesting second day there was a good show race ensued, Papillotte winning of promising colts, a list of which by a length. In the second, furnish at a future opportunity;

our Correspondent promises to Mambrino again led at a rattling after which ten mares in foal and pace, Papillotte close behind, and

three with foals at their feet were at one period running neck and

sold by auction at remunerating neck; but this lasted only for a very few seconds, the pace being

prices. too much for her, and Mambrino

Owing to the above show and won easily ; Papillotte second, till near two o'clock. The first

sale, the races did not commence Clementine third, and Smolensko far behind. - In the third heat, Count Plessen, with a subscrip

was for the Silver Cup, given by Smolensko did not shew, and Mambrino had it all his own way, subs., which was decided in two

tion (the amount not named), 5 starting off at score, and by his

heats as follows: great power winning easy; Pa

Baron Biel's Papillotte, 125lb. pillotte at least three, and Cle

(Stinton) mentine five lengths in the rear.

Count Hahn's ch. c. Massaroni, 4 The Basedow-Gustrow Stakes, Mr. Engelbrecht's b. c. Firetail, 3 of three Frederics-d'or each, P. P.

3 3 one mile, 10 subs. was won by Baron Biel's Moustache mare paid ; M. Lichtwald's ch. m. Rosa (half Major von Behr-Lützow did not name. bred), 4 yrs, carrying 113lb., In the first heat Massaroni led beating Baron Biel's Tickler (half- off the dance at the quickest step, bred), 5 yrs, 125lb. ; Count Bas“ in the hope that his bottom would

I 1

yrs, 128lb.

2 2

yrs, 110lb.

a

ac

be more than a match for Papil. hunting season, when speaking lotte's swiftnes; but his rider of the capabilities of a sportsman, reckoned without his host. Ile and the steadiness he may athad only been in training five tain, Captain Maibom-Bansow weeks, and was consequently having made the assertion,“ that, loaded with so much tlesh that after a short training, he would he laboured under great disad- gallop two miles, standing on vantage as compared with the common English saddle, without fine condition of Papillotte. It losing his balance, Baron Biel was, however, a fine race, the challenged him to the feat, conlatter winning by half a neck tending that he could not only. The second heat was ad. complish the undertaking under mirably contested, and though the five falls, or springing from his same want of condition was ap- horse. The match was made, parent, Mambrino strove hard for and the 18th was fixed for it to victory : the two horses ran head come off at Basedow (the day to head to close home, when Pa- after the Meeting. The novelty pillotte made a tremendous rush, of the undertaking excited much and won by half a head.

interest, and the odds were against The Stakes for country horses, the Captain. At one o'clock, jock'd by farmers, most of whom however, he started on a chesnut rode without saddles, was di- gelding, his saddle being high vided into seven classes, and before and behind, and flat in the the ardour of the competitors ex centre (similar to those used in cited considerable interest, and the ring at Astley's), and guiding caused much amusement. The his Bucephalus with a long rein, br. m. of a farmer from lungers. his servant riding by his side. dorf was the principal winner. He accomplished his task in se

The Champagne Stakes was venteen minutes, without a fall, won by Count Plessen-Ivenack's thus establishing his fame as a

Klambrino, 4 yrs, carrying first-rate horseman. 1161b. guided by Stoll, beating M. Lichtwald's ch. h. Titus, 7 yrs, 132lb.--Count Hahn-Basedow's ch. c. by Plumper-Missey

Upwards of seventy years ago, a -3 yrs, and Baron Biel's b. č. similar feat was performed in this Guerilla, 3 yrs, paid. These two country.--At the York August Meetcolts were the favorites, but, be- ing 1760, for a wager of one hundred ing amiss, their spirited owners declined bringing them to the guineas, Mr. Johnson rode one mile post. Mambrino and Titus made

on horseback, standing upright. He a good race, disputing every inch was allowed three minutes, but comof ground ; and, after an obsti- pleted the task in two minutes and nate struggle, victory was de- forty-two seconds. Ev.-For some clared for Mambrino, thus adding interesting particulars of this celeanother laurel to the wreath he so gallantly obtained last year.

brated horseman, the reader is reThis was the last race of the ferred to the Sporting Magazine, Meeting : but, during the past vol. xx. pp. 131, 225.

gr. c.

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