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year-olds, 7st. ; three, &st. 7lb.; and 100gs. each, h. ft. for fillies, &st. 5lb. four, 9st. T. Y.C.; beating Lord D. V. 4 subs., beating the Duke of Exeter's Hæmus by Sultan, 3 yrs, and York's b. by Hedley out of Lady of Lord Berners's ch. c. by Emilius out the Lake, and Mr. Ramsbottom's Zoof Spinning Jenny, 2 yrs. Tree rilda by Selim. She started a few others started but were not placed.- times afterwards, but proved unsucTwo to 1 on Crutch, 5 to 1 agst cessful, and was then put to the Stud. Hämus.
She is dam of the following :19.-First Spring Meeting, May 10th.-CRUTCH, 8st. 1llb. was beat Mr. Henty's foal by Moonraker (died
foaled in by Lord Tavistock's ch. c. Gondolier, young)..
1823 by Merlin, 8st. llb. T. Y.C. 100, Gen. Grosvenor's b. f. Keepsake by h. ft.-Two to 1 on Crutch.
1826 20.-July Meeting, Monday 9th.-
A foal by Skim.
Capt. Rous's ch. c. Crutch by Little Mr. M. Stanley's CRUTCH, 8st. olb. John .....
1828 beat Mr. Scott Stonehewer's Zany, by A foal by Richard....
1829 Morisco out of Bupta by Partisan, Mr. A. Vansittart's gr. f. Violante 8st. Alb. T.Y.C. 500 sovs. 200 ft.
1830 Missed to Mameluke
1831 Mr. A. Vansittart's f. by Nonplus... 1832 ZAIRE,
July 16th, ZAIRE was sold at the THE DAM OF CRUTCH,
hammer, at Tattersall's, with her filly is a bay mare, foaled in 1819.-At at her foot, and stinted to Helenus. the Newmarket First Spring Meeting She was purchased by Mr. Greatrex 1822, ZAIRE won a Sweepstakes of at 150gs.
DOINGS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
THERE are few things more
which indeed there is no appearannoying to me than a regue ance, an old farmer growled out, lar rainy day at any time, but Well, Sir, I have one comfort, doubly annoying is such a day in if my hay is spoilt, yon stack of the country during what we by old ’ull fetch a good price next courtesy call Summer. Such a winter.” Now the anticipation day am I endeavoring to survive, of a rise in price in this essential not having a book but what I article to a fox-hunter's comfort have read half a dozen times, is to me particularly disagreeable, barring an odd volume of Sera as I am far from getting rich, mons, once the property of my though I am growing old. Havgrandmamma. I ventured out ing nothing to read, what can I for half an hour, by way of airing do better than write a few lines my waterproofs, but was soon to the Magazine, just to let them headed back, meeting nothing know how things are going on in but long faces, and hearing our country! nothing but grumbling about the There have been no changes weather-this being with us the in the fox-hunting world heremiddle of hay-harvest, and three abouts. Mr. Saville has sucdays' rain has not been particu- ceeded to his brother, Lord larly favorable to the article. In Scarbrough's, title and estates. fact I felt anything but happy as Possessing three or four superb I ran to ground, having been mansions, he prefers his rented rather a Job's comforter, not pre- house at Edwinstowe, and will dicting a cessation of wet, of still hunt the midland part of
Notts. Mr. Dansey will return remain three or four fields behind, to his old quarters at Gunthorp the dogs would always cast themnext month, when he purposes selves, and gentlemen would then beginning cub-hunting, having see what hunting was. contracted, it is said, with Phæ- science of hunting Mr. D. perbus and Co. for a large supply fectly understands,” I quote from of sunshine during the next six one of your Correspondente. I weeks, which will not only for- will not gainsay this dictum, but ward his hunting, but make him will only express my satisfaction very popular among the farmers. at his having engaged a huntsBy the way I may as well give man, whose science, I trust, has you a sketch of this Gentleman been acquired in a different school. and his proceedings during the Mr. D. brought a pack of hounds past season-his first in this part with him, and made up another of the world.
by means of draughts from the Mr. D. is a red-faced good. neighbouring kennels. The bitch tempered looking fellow, not too pack, his own, were everything heavy to ride when so disposed, that could be wished, and I know and having no dislike to a bottle no pack that I should more covet of Old Port when of the right were I a master of hounds: they vintage. His appearance on his were very level, not large-a great arrival was not quite so jemmy advantage both in woods and in as is customary in this country, small inclosures, in both of which where a man is in danger of being Notts abounds; were very handcut if the strings of his breeches some, fast, steady, and could are not tied à la mode de Ran- pick out a cold scent better than cliffe, who acquired the art from (save one) any pack I ever saw. the abdicated Emperor of all The dog pack contained many very the Dandies. We allow Naval good hounds, but being raised at Baronets, and Chairmen of Quar- a very short notice, only merited ter Sessions, et id genus omne, the negative praise of doing very to dress as they please : indeed well, considering it was a scratch some of them I think would not pack. The two did not comprise look any worse were they to ap more than thirty-five couple acpear in Highland garb-a fashion cording to my guess—I do not I do not despair of seeing adopted know the precise number; nor by a gallant sailor, whose boots am I sure their master did. Mr. and breeches display an antiunion Musters always used to complain spirit, only becoming the garments of a scarcity of foxes when he of an O'Connell. Mr. Dansey hunted the country. As Mr. has, however, much improved Dansey did not kill many more his outward man, and does not than five brace, we must attribute now look very different from the great number of litters this other people. His style of hunt- year to his having been so cauing, too, is rather old-fashioned, tious in this respect. I cannot and would do extremely well, give you many runs, as I do not were it not for the perverse con admire a chase without a kill at duct of the Nottinghamshire men, the end of it, unless it concludes who will ride close to the hounds, in foreign parts. or within a field of them. Now Met at Lambclose House; were they to follow the example found in High Park; ran towards of the Master of the pack, and Annesley, turned to the right
through the Park; Messrs. Close, -that of avoiding the foot peoFox, and a person in green took ple ; for those from Nottingham, the pales; ran towards Hucknall, when they see an appointment at and nearly to Bulwell Wood Hall, Holme-pierre-pont, or Ratcliffe, where he again inclined to the move to Wilford Hills, as they right, and was making for home, know the trick, while the foot but was killed at Crow Hill—a people collected at the place of very fast thing of forty-seven fixture take their stations at some minutes over the worst country covert which they fancy will be in England--woods, deep clay, in the fox's line. Nine times in small inclosures, all plough. ten they are right; so that, whenAmong the field I noticed Col. ever a covert near Nottingham is Gilbert, at that time staying a drawn, there are two lots of foot few days in Nottingham, Messrs. people out instead of one. Barber, Musters, and Rollestone; When I said there had been but these latter gentlemen did no changes in the fox-hunting not shine in the run, knowing world, I forgot one which has the country so well that they lately taken place. Mr. William knew the line the fox must take, Ward, who filled the onerous and had he not taken another.
honorable station of whipper-in Met at Flintham ; found at in the establishments of Lord MidCoronation Gorse, ran a ring, then dleton, Messrs. Musters and Danstraight for Stoke Park, and sey, in a way which excited the killed there—thirty-five minutes admiration of every one, having at a very fair pace, only three or only had one fall, and having four up at the death, whose names taken during his sporting career I forget, but among them was a upwards of a dozen fences, has whipper-in.
just retired from public life by Mr. Dansey at the conclusion going into the publicline. Anumof the season took his hounds to ber of the leading sportsmen of bis own place in Herefordshire, Notts assembled at his hospitable where they still are. I cannot, mansion at Calverton, on Thurstherefore, say what his entry of day last, to pay at once a tribute young hounds is. I am happy to to long tried worth, and to open say that there is an increased sub the hotel with something of eclat. scription for the ensuing season, I regret to say I cannot tell you and, having engaged a huntsman, under what 'sign he flourishes. Mr. Dansey's gentlemanlike man- Not being able to attend myself, ners and great affability will make my report of the festivities must him a general favorite.
be brief'; but I am fortunately in There is one thing I should possession of a bill of fare, which like to see altered; and that is, the when I have given, I trust I shall practice of meeting at one covert, hear no more trash about dog and drawing another six or seven cooks and French cookery. I miles off; so that one is either know not in whose service Ude trailed back the road one has now is; I rather fancy Crockcome, or taken to a place so much ford's: if so, Mr. C. had better farther on, that a preferable pack look out for another cook. If might have been reached by going Ude has any bowels, he will die a less distance, to say nothing of as soon as possible. always having a late find. It Enter course the first-asalmon does not answer the end proposed and a quarter of lamb, flanked by