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every vegetable in season.--Course know what Mr. F. meant by hi the second : a goose, a ham, and insinuation about low company a leash of chickens, flanked as that the Gentlemen then assemabove.—Course the third: couple bled represented South Notts, of ducks with green peas, turkey and no man should cram Day and poults, and three hunting puds Martin down their throats.” This dings. The display of cheese speech was received with loud was the finest of the season-Al. cheers; and the President, perfreton and York, Colwick and ceiving his error, politely exStilton. Hide your diminished pressed his sorrow that an idea heads, Parmesan and Gruyère! It should have gone about that he may excite a little surprise that there or elsewhere could possithe sirloin was excluded. The bly dream of anything like dictaworthy President mentioned this tion, which he would shew by as an omission to the worthy host; immediately ordering a magnum but he informed Mr. F. that beef of Claret. Many excellent songs in summer was decidedly low, were sung-the original ones said and when Gentlemen did come, to be the composition of an emihe should always pride himselfnent descendant of an author with on doing the genteel thing. whose compositions I was griev

After such a dinner, what could ously afflicted in my youth. A prevent “the feast of reason and Noble Lord, who lately hunted the flow of soul ?” In fact, the Leicestershire, was, I presume, harmony of the evening was un- similarly afflicted; for, on seeing interrupted, except for an instant, the above Gentleman, who is some wish being expressed for quite as renowned for his riding Claret, after the consumption of a as his poetry, he inquired his couple of dozen of Port. The name of a friend near. “What, Chairman, having declared his my Lord, do you not know the intention of sticking to the truly renowned Dr. W.?". : Good British liquor then before him, God!” said his Lordship, horror said, "he should not object to the strongly imprinted on his intelliintroduction of Claret late in the gent countenance,

not the Dr. evening, but he had no idea of W. who wrote the Hymns ?” anything of the sort being usual As I have the honour of the acin good society until each Gentle- quaintance of the Doctor, it will man had completed his three bote be in my power to send you

the tles of Port.” This excited a

verses composed for the above little hubbub at the other end of occasion, should he deem them fit the table; when a Gentleman rose, for publication. Till then adieu. with more heat than the occasion

WILL CARELESS. demanded, and said, “he did not

July, 1832.

BIBURY AND STOCKBRIDGE RACES.

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sioned a falling off in attendance, we Stockbridge Course, the Marquis of off there was. However, the comWorcester and Sloane Stanley, Stew pany, if not numerous, were at least ards. Whether fear of the only select, the Gentlemen gallant, Ladies disease now known or heard of (Cho- elegant, and dressed, as our countrylera), or want of the needful, occas women do dress now a days, à mera

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veille. By the bye, we thank our Mr. Sloane Stanley's The Whig, 4

2 neighbours, the Parisiennes, for hav yrs, 10st. (Major Rainnie) ing mercifully abolished those non

Lord' Amesbury's Fuimus, 4 yrs,

9st. 9lb. (Capt. Bailey). descript towering erections, covered Mr. Pryse's ch. c. by Duplicate........ dr. all over with shreds and patches, This, though the horses were anycalled hats. Thank God we can see a thing but slap-up, was an excellent pretty face now! The weather was

race, and won by a neck by Caleb, who delightful, and amateurs of the first persevered in true Tory style, and for class assembled to witness the sport;

once jockeyed a Whig. Caleb was amongst whom we noticed Lord Wil- bred by Mr. Shard, who got a long ton, Hon. Mr. Villiers, Major Bou- figure for him (300gs.) in conseverie, Mr. Peyton, Mr. Osbaldeston, quence of his beating Lord John General Grosvenor, and a complete l'itzroy's Washington over Wincheshost of the right sort.

ter Course two years ago. But, as The sport commenced with the the proverb has it, “ All is not gold Gold Cup, which was won by Gene- that glistens ;” and Mr. Caleb has ral Grosvenor's Sarpedon (the horse never been quoted for anything rethat run against Priam for the Eclipse markable since. Foot the week before at Ascot), The second day was ushered in by jock'd by Lord Wilton, beating Mr. Phoebus' brightest beams; and the Biggs's Little Red Rover, piloted by company, after sacrificing to the Major Bouverie, and Sir F. John- Graces, and strengthening themselves stone's Glenartney, rode by the Hon. with the cold meats of mine host of the John Villiers.

Grosvenor Arms, repaired to the course, Next came a Sweepstakes of 100 where many fresh arrivals were in sovs. each, the last mile, which brought waiting. The business of the day forth Mr. Payne's Corset, by Whale- commenced with Sir F. Johnstone's bone (John Day), and Mr. Rawlin, Glenartney, 11st., and Mr. Biggs's son's Red Rose (Chapple). The Whisk, 10st. 4lb., three quarters of odds were 2 to 1 on Corset, who won a mile, 25 sovs. This was a good easy.

race, and won by Glenartney, who The Bibury Stakes of 25 sovs. whisked his fellow traveller out of the each, two miles, produced the follow. field. ing nags:

Next came a Handicap Stakes of Count Matuschevitz's Lawn Sleeves 25 sovs. each, 10 ft. with 50 added (Pavis)

1 by the Club, one mile. The followGeneral Grosvenor's Sarpedon

ing came forward to try this point: Mr. Biggs's Whisk...

Lord Wilton's Bras-de-Fer, 4 yrs, Lord Wilton's Rough Robin

10st. 1olb. (Owner); Mr. Cosby's This was an excellently contested Sketch Book, 5 yrs, 9st. 10lb. race, but nearly fatal to Wheatley, (Owner); Mr. Biggs's Little Red the rider of Rough Robin, who had Rover, 5 yrs, 10st. 10lb. (Major a very severe purl, occasioned by his Bouverie), which ended, after some horse coming in contact with the good running, by Bras-de-Fer giving mound round a post. For a minute the Sketch Book and Little Red or two he seemed incapable of moving, Rover the go-bye by a neck. and it was feared he had injured him

Handicap Plate of 501., one mile, self most seriously; however, after a

Lord Amesbury's ch. c. by Phantom time he rallied sufficiently to be moved

out of Euphrasia, 3 yrs,_7st. 8lb., to John Day's house, and the follow- jock'd by Chapple, and Sir E. Baker's ing day, though suffering from his Nicodemus, 7st. jock’dby J.Day, jun. bruises, was able to return home. The next dish served up was the others started but were not placed.

--conqueror, the chesnut colt. Four Danebury Stakes of 15 sovs. each, Sam Day, son of John, rode so well one mile and a half, and was com on this occasion that he excited the posed of

admiration of every one present, Sir L. Glynn's Caleb, 4 yrs, 10st. 3lb.

amongst whom were some of our best (Lord Wilton) ...................... 1 judges. He is quite equal now both

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The next race,

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to his father and uncle, and is evi- Gavotte, and Mr. George's br. f. by dently“ his father's own son," and a Muley out of Lady Ern.--Glaucus is

chip of the old block. engaged this year in the Prendergast The next race was a Match for 150 Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft., 30 sovs., h. ft., two miles, between Mr. subs, at Newmarket, in the Second Osbaldeston's Bilberry, llst. 131b. October Meeting; and in the Criteand Mr. Peyton's Confidence, llst. rion Stakes of 30 sovs. each, 20 ft., 6lb. (jockeyed by the owners.) Mr. 42 subs.; also in the Two Thousand Peyton had the (doubtful) honour of Guinea Stakes at Newmarket_First leading, and ran cleverly to the dis- Spring Meeting, and in the Derby tance post, when the Squire came next year. This was his debut. alongside, and after a pretty severe This was succeeded by a Match for struggle, which tried the mettle of 50 sovs. between Mr. Biggs's Whisk, both men and horses, won the race by 10st. 4lb., and Mr. Cosby's Sketch a head, clearly proving he has the Book, three quarters of a mile. Devil's luck and his own too; for, Sketch Book was so busy with his good as the Squire may be, he had a

views that he lost the race, though right good ’un to contend against. the betting was 5 to 4 in his favour. Next came a Sweepstakes of 15

which formed a finale sovs., two miles; the winner to be to the day's amusement, was a Sweepsold for 150 sovs. weights for age.

stakes of 100 sovs. each, h. ft., one Mr. Etwall's b. g. Caleb, 4 yrs (Capt.

mile, for three-year-olds, which was Bailey)

1 won by Lord Amesbury's ch. c. by Mr. Sloane Stanley's The Whig Phantom beating Mr. Sadler's b. f. (Major Bouverie).....

Eleanor, by Middleton. Seven paid Sir E. Baker's Nicodemus.

forfeit. Betting 6 to 4 on Eleanor, Lord Wilton's Rough Robin........ dis.

who ran well for the Oaks, and was This was the last and best race of placed third; but although she was in the Meeting, Rough Robin and Caleb good trim now, and ran well, she being neck and neck from the dis- could not contend against a Phantom, tance post, and terminating the race though having the advantage of being by a dead heat. The race, however, most admirably jock’d. was awarded to Caleb, in consequence Friday, the second day, produced of Lord Wilton having rode the very little company; indeed, there wrong side of the post three quarters

was no sport sufficiently attractive to of a mile from home: and thus ended bring much. It began with a Sweepthe Bibury Meeting.

stakes of five sovs. each, with 25

added, one mile and a half, for which The next day ushered in the STOCK- sixteen horses were entered, and which BRIDGE RACES, which attracted much was walked over for by Mr. Biggs's more company than their predecessors. Miss Badsley. The weather was beautifully fine, and

The Hunters' Stakes, of 10 sovs. everything and everybody on the qui each, h. ft., for horses that have been vive. Henry Biggs, Esq., Steward. hunted with any established pack of

The first race was a Sweepstakes of hounds, was won by Mr. Etwall's 10 sovs. each, weight for age, one mile Jocko, aged, 11st. 7lb., beating Mr. and a half; which was won by Mr. Osbaldeston's Bilberry, 6 yrs old, Sadler's Jocko (rode by Mr. Peyton) 11st. 5lb. beating Lord Wilton's Bras-de-Fer Four horses started for the Handi(owner), and Mr. Knatchbull's Liston cap Stakes of 20 sovs. each, 5 ft., for (Captain Berkeley)-a very pretty all ages, T. Y.C.—the finale. race, and won by a neck.

Mr. Biggs's Little Red Rover, 5 yrs, Sweepstakes of 50 sovs. each, for 8st. 1016. (J. Day)

1 two-year-olds, straight three quarters Mr. Payne's Duplicate, 5 yrs, 8st. 5lb... 2 of a mile, was won by Gen. Gros

Sir E. Baker's Nicodemus, 3 yrs old, venor's b. c. Glaucus beating in good Mr. John Day's blk. f. by Reveller, 4

5st. 12lb....

3 style Mr. Sadler's Dangerous, Lord

yrs, 7st, 121b......

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CANINE LUCUBRATIONS; OR, DESULTORY REMARKS ON

SETTERS AND POINTERS.

BREAKING CONTINUED. Method of Working without an Old Dog--Difference of Temper—Making Steady to

the Gun--Shy or Soft Tempers, and Treatment of the possible good Effects of Breaking on the Temper of Progeny.

AS

SIR, s it may be objected to the to make him fall far or near, as

system I have previously you want him, until he becomes endeavored to detail, that it is in sufficiently grounded to be tried a measure grounded on the prin- without any check. The dog is in ciple of working by the aid of a all other respects to be treated as four-footed assistant, who has previously directed: but before been thoroughly, confirmed in we take leave of this subject of such principia, I shall briefly dropping to hand, which is the state the manner in which a ground-work of all real good whelp should be handled, when a breaking, I must particularly say person may not have the great that every dog should be made, advantage of a well-disciplined when you want him to drop or canine coadjutor. To take a stop, to lie down close. whelp out with anything but a Nlost sportsmen are

content thoroughly-broke dog is utterly that a dog sits down, or even inadmissible, as it would be stands still ; and this may be perproductive of more harm than mitted to a veteran who is congood. It is unnecessary, how- firmed in his work, during the ever, to dwell or dilate on this, as hurry of a day's shooting, when it must be obvious to every one. you may want to load quick and “ Evil communication corrupts get game; but it must be insisted good manners,” most truly says on regularly with a whelp. Many the old Copy-book, and rice dogs do not lie down readily: versa. In order, therefore, to get when such is the case, stoop down a dog who is to be broke by him- yourself, and move your hand self to drop to hand, you must quickly from above your head either take another person with down to the ground, and cry out you to check him by the rope sternly“ down close,” two or three when you give the signal to lie, times: the dog generally will or, what in my humble opinion is imitate, and obey to your movebetter, fasten the animal to a postments and lie down; but if he or tree, or a long iron spike continues pertinacious, he must similar to that of a garden line; be struck slightly on the back of which last, with a swivel, is the the fore legs with a switch, until handiest of all; and any one of he crouches fair and handsomely, these is better than a helper, as and this must be repeated until he two people distract the dog's doesit with freedom, and willingly: attention, and make him idle and The satirical may sneer, and careless. The rope should be of the careless laugh, at this, but let considerable length, to enable you them try it. As there should be

Vol. V.- SECOND SERIES.No. 28.

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reason given for everything when necessary, yet chase none which forms part of what may be otherwise ; which in a real shoottermed a system, I shall state why ing country, where, from the I insist on such minutiæ, which at absence of hounds, hares form a first sight may appear over- part of your game, is absolutely strained or far-fetched. The necessary, unless indeed you use whole object of this method of a regular retriever. But this last training is to make implicit obe- practice, however indispensable dience a matter of such early and in strong covert shooting, I do constant habit to the animal as to not look upon to be advisable become, as it were, a part of his with pointers and setters. It not nature, which, when once abso- only makes them unsteady while lutely effected, places all his lying to shot, but it renders them powers at your prompt disposal, careless and idle, as it deprives and leaves you (when you come them of that part of their emto the business of shooting, even ployment which most contributes under every other disadvantage to their excellence-finding a which may occur) in the full en- dead, or footing and recovering a joyment and command of your winged bird : it is the reward of Own-a matter of no small mo their trouble and assiduity, and ment, and which can never be should not be withheld from the case with an unruly or half-them. I have not had a dog broke dog. The quickest and these ten years that would not do most athletic man cannot shoot this cleverly, although it may apand break at the same time; and pear unattainable, and I know it I know nothing so trying to the is so generally considered ; but as temper, nothing which will put it will have to be particularly the most placid

off their shooting, treated of hereafter, I shall for as the recurrence of canine mis- the present say no more upon the conduct, and the blunders and subject. misfortunes consequent thereon. All the previous remarks are

Besides, what a difference to supposed to apply only to such have your work done as your animals, as, being free from any watch goes, your mind divested of peculiarity or defect of temper, all care as to the action of one of may be rendered tractable and your principal sinews, instead of steady in the manner defined, driving through a country, your which defects, however, can hardly nerves unstrung with dread and be accurately and positively asanxiety, bellowing, flogging, and certained until we come to try whistling as if you were in charge the effects of the fowling piece. of a drove of cattle. When once Some dogs give very little troufairly finished, this habit of obey- ble; others, though in other reing your minutest command near- spects very good, and who may ly divests the animal of every have come on hitherto with every particle of self-will; so much so, prospect of success, prove afterthat you can with ease and confi wards a source of great anxiety dence make him at your bidding and annoyance ; and if not resodo that which often costs most lutely followed up in one introuble in stopping him from, and stance, and as delicately and pathat is, to follow a wounded hare tiently waited on in the other,

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