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YORKSHIRE JENNY_WITH A SONG.
SIR, OBSERVING in recent ter, for five-year-olds, 9st. each, four
Number of the Sporting mile heats, beating Mr. Allanby's ch. Magazine a detail of the per
h. Statesman by Sultan. formances of Careless and Atlas,
6.—York, August the 24th.-The accompanied with
Great Subscription, with 50gs. added song ;
I herewith transmit you an
by the City of York, for five-year
ac- olds, 9st. each, one four mile heat. count of that extraordinary mare
Ar. Vevers' b. m. Yorkshire Jenny called YORKSHIRE JENNY, to- (Leonard Jewison)
1 gether with an old turf chaunt, Mr. Stapleton's b. h. Beaufremont, by composed probably by some
Tartar (Jos. Rose, who broke, a siirrup in running).
2 humble brother of the stable. Mr. Shafto's gr.h. Wanlass, by Cygnet, 3 Should you dcem it worthy a
Mr. Fenton's b. m. Flora, by Sampson, 4 place in your well-filled garner,
Lord Rockingham's ch. h. Lumber, by
5 it will be gratifying to ULEG. Mr. Thornton's gr. h. Pyroeis, by Nov. 9th, 1831.
Seven to 4 agst YORKSHIREJENNY; YORKSHIRE JENNY, the first 3 to 1 agst Beaufremont.—The asproduce of her dam, foaled 1758, semblage on the course this day was bred by Mr. Vevers of More more numerous than ever before rewick, near Leeds, was got by membered ; the shouting and huzzaYoung Cade (a son of Cade), ing of the people, on JENNY's winning, dam (the dam of Morwick Balí,
were actually heard in the City of York. Moonshine, Carbineer, Buff, and
7.- Sept. 9th, won 501. at Lincoln,
beating Mrs. Chaplin's gr. m. Dizzy Morwick),by Traveller; grandam, by Blank, who was drawn after the by Hartley's Blind Horse.
first heat, and distanced Mr. C. Chap
lin's ch. h. Bashaw by Sultan. 1.-1762, June 30th, YORKSHIRE
8.1764, April 27th. The King's JENNY won 501. for four-year-olds, 100gs. for five-year old mares, carrycolts 8st. 7lb., fillies 8st. 5lb., two ing 10st. each, R.C. mile heats, beating the Duke of Kings
Mr. Vevers' bay Yorkshire Jenny'.
1 ton's ch. c. Oulston, Mr. Burborough's Sir J. Lowther's ch. by Janus Chalberry, and five others.
Dir. Marshall's b. Diana, by Dormouse, 2.-July 14th, won 501. at Not- Mr.Vernon's gr. Hermione, by Blank... 4 tingham for four-year-olds, 8st. 7lb. Mr.Stanhope's b. Black Eyes, by Regu.
lus two mile heats, beating Cupid by
Lord Eglintowne's ch. m.
6 Regulus, Notus by Infant, and Taste by Regulus.
Seven to 4 on the winner. 3. Sept. 13th, won 501. at Pres- 9.-August 23d, JENNY (the first ton, for four-year-olds, 8st., two mile time of her being beat) ran second to heats, beating Manilla by Blank, Beaufremont by Tartar, for the Great Brown Betty, Tom Tit, Nancy Daw. Subscription at York, beating Engison, and Lamplighter.
neer by Sampson, Elephant by Regu4.---1763, May 27th, won 501. at lus (Engineer and Elephant were so Leeds, weight for age, carrying 8st
. close that the Judge could not de4lb., beating Grey Grantham, by termine which was first), Dorimond Whitenose, aged, 9st.7lb.; Jupiter, by by Dormouse, and Dumplin by Cade. Babraham, aged, 9st. 7lb. ; Leonidas, A capital race, mile heats, between
Cade, 6 yrs, 9st.; and Doubtful, by Beaufremont and JENNY, and won Tartar. In this race JENNY' was with great difficulty ; the others were ridden by Joe Rose.
several lengths behind. Run in seven 5.-June 6th, won 501. at Lancas minutes fifty-one seconds.
10.-August 25th, The Ladies' pear to have raced during 1765 ; Mr. Plate of 501. four mile heats.
Vevers sold her to Mr. Grady, who Mr. Fenwick's b. h. Le Sang, by
sent her to Ireland. This excellent Changeling, 5 yrs (John Kirton), 1 3 1 mare made her first appearance on Mr.Vevers' b.m. Yorkshire Jenny, the Curragh of Kildare. 6 yrs (Leonard Jewison) 2 1 2
11.-1766, June 13th, Mr. Grady's Hon. F. Charteris' cb. h. by Blank,
YORKSHIRE JENNY beat Mr. O'Hara's
3 4 3 Mr.Chaplin's ch. h. Vizier, by Sul.
Whichnor, four miles, 9st., 200gs. tan, 6 yrs (Rt. Wilson).. 4 2 dr. 12.-Sept. 12th, JENNY ran second Lord Rockingham's b. h. Stadler, to Mr. Connely's b.m. Hunca Munca, by Regulus, 6 yrs
for the King's Plate of 100gs. for At starting 6 to .4 on YORKSHIRE mares only, 10st. each, four mile heats, JENNY; 2 to 1 agst Le Sang. After on the Curragh. JENNY won the the first heat, 2 to 1 agst YORKSHIRE first heat. Mr. O'Neil's ch. m. Lady JENNY: after the second, 2 to 1 on Catherine also started, but was disLe Sang, who won with great diffi- tanced in the second heat. Mr. Piculty. Mr. Harrison, a Gentleman geon's b. m. Blossom and Lord residing in the neighbourhood of Mount Eagle's b. m. Queen Bess exYork, gave Mr. Vevers 100gs. for perienced the like fate on the first. the loan of JENNY to run for this Here endeth JENNY's exploits on the Plate. All three most capital heats. turf: and now for the song in praise YORKSHIRE JENNY does not ap- of this great Yorkshire favorite.
I'll sing you a song, and a merry merry song,
Concerning poor Yorkshire Jen,
That ever she valued one pin.
The sportsmen all viewed her around;
Thou are not able to run this ground.
Poor Jen she look”d very smart ;
Poor Jenny thou lost no start.
Poor Jenny she was cast behind-
All for to take her wind.
Poor Jen she look'd very pale ;
And so by them all she did sail.
All you that run so neat ;
I'll cause you all to sweat.
The sportsmen all gave a shout,
And she jump'd like any buck.
And this race you've fairly got,
While the rest can scarcely trot.
THE FISHMONGERS AND FLAT FISH,
Pol. Do you know me, my Lord ?
H AS 't ever occurred to thee, would have done honour to St,
Mr. Editor-and if thou art Stephen's Senate, unanimously a family man of a verity it must resolved to prefer their wrongs to visit a fish-market? An odd and woes at the Throne of question, methinks; but I'll tell their tri-forked Monarch ; and thee a secret thereupon--that is, to pray that his Aquatic Majesty provided it be not "told in Gath,” would be graciously pleased to nor in the pages of the Sporting demand a Congress of terrestrial · Magazine.
Potentates to investigate the comIn ancient times, then, when plaint, and to unite in maintainfishmongers were less scrupulous ing inviolate the rights and priviin their intercourse with Nep- leges of the subject. tune's finny subjects and when The prayer, we are told, was the old
proverb was more literally granted, for its object was converified, of all being really “fish stitutional: a Congress was conthat came to net”-it was the vened, and, after due and grave custom to tempt the fastidious deliberation, a Protocol was conpalates of our citizens with such jointly subscribed, and forthwith products from the vasty deep as universally proclaimed, declaramade humanity blush.
tive of the immunities of non, That such' tender offspring age, and of the pains and penalshould be torn from their kin ties which should henceforth dred ties in the nether element, to attach to all who should dare to pamper dainty appetites in this up- become the abductors of nurseper world, appeared so monstrous lings. an outrage upon the laws of Nature, Neptune, elated with the sucthat, it is said, the inhabitants of cess of his embassy, hastened the Ocean, alarmed for the con- back to his subjects with the sequences of this depopulating grateful tidings -- and bearing innovation, discussed in solemn with him, as a banner, in golden convocation their mighty griev- characters, from England's Soveance; and after speeches that reign, this memorable Edict :
“Whereas an Act was passed in the first year of the reign of George I. for the better preventing fresh fish taken by foreigners imported into this kingdom, in which among other things it was enacted, that “no person should bring on shore in that part of Great Britain called England, or sell, offer, or expose to sale, or exchange for any goods, matter, or thing, any bret or turbot which should not be of the length or size of sixteen inches from the eyes to the utmost extent of the tail, under the penalties therein mentioned: And whereas bret or turbot, brill or pearl, are often taken in the sea with an hook, under the several dimena sions in the said last in part recited Act mentioned, and if thrown again into the sea it is uncertain whether such thereof as have swallowed the hook will afterwards live or not: Be it therefore further enacted by the authority aforea said, that from and after the said twenty-fourth day of June, bret or turbot, VOL. IV.SECOND SERIES --No. 20.
brill or pearl, although under the respective dimensions mentioned in the said clause of the said last
recited Act, may be exposed to sale in England, anything contained in the last recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding, so as the same be not by any person or persons, at any time after the said twenty-fourth day of June, sold by retail at a price or rate exceeding sixpence a pound for every pound, any such bret or turbot under the said dimension of sixteen inches from the eyes thereof to the utmost extent of the tail thereof, or any such brill or pearl under the dimensions of fourteen inches from the cyes thereof to the utmost extent of the tail thereof, shall weigh, and after that proportion for any lesser weight than a pound; and if any person shall ask, demand, or take, for any such bret, turbot, brill, or pearl, under the respective dimensions as aforesaid, any higher or greater price than at and after the rate of sixpence the pound, and so in proportion for
any lesser weight thereof than a pound, which any such bret or turbot, brill or pearl, which shall be exposed to or for sale, when required, every such bret or turbot, brill or pearl, shall be forfeited: And it shall be lawful for any person to seize any such bret or turbot, brill or pearl, and deliver the same into the hands of a constable, and to charge such constable with the party who asked, demanded, or took, any greater or higher price than as aforesaid for the same."--The clause then goes on to state that the vendor of the fish shall be taken before a Justice, and, on conviction, be fined 20s., the fish to be delivered up to the prosecutor, and the money paid for the same to be returned.”
There is a subsequent clause in the same Act, which enacts that all spawn, fry, or brood of fish, unsizeable fish, fish out of season, or smelts under five inches long, which shall be found in any person's possession, may be seized, together with the offender, and be delivered over to a constable, to be taken before a Justice, to be dealt with according to law; and, on conviction, the offender to forfeit all such spawn and fish, &c. to the prosecutor, and to pay moreover a fine of 20s.
Thou hast, now, Mr. Editor, monger shall not gainsay the the reason, motive, and cause offer ! PISCATOR JUVENIS. why it is that a fishmonger ties the tail to the gills of a turbot ;
** At the risk of incurring the for peradventure it lieth flat, aná displeasure of our Correspondent, we
have been rash enough to violate his measureth not a good sixteen
injunction. The Edict, in our inches by Act of Parliament, the opinion, deserves to begenerally known, discoverer may claim it at six- because we think it is now nearly pence per pound, and the fish- generally forgotten.--Ev.
A FEW REMARKS ON THE FAST COACHES.
“It is the pace that kills." SIR, I Have long regretted the waste ing the present fast pace without
(for I can call it by no other the dreadful wear and tear of name) of that noble animal the cattle which is by the present horse, which is caused by the method unavoidable. present system of coaching: and Now it strikes me that there have been led to consider whether are means, which, for the benefit there were no means of maintain- both of coach proprietors and
their property, are well worth they have not more than twoconsideration. In the first place thirds of their full number (of I think most of the horses em- outside passengers at all events) ployed in the fast coaches are during three days in the week quite unfit to stand the pace at through the year. Now supposwhich they must go to performing the number lessened, surely the distance in the time which the saving in horse-flesh would their owners promise to do it in. more than cover the loss in fare. Take the Brighton road for in- With fewer passengers,
and constance--which I merely instance, sequently of course less luggage, as being by no means a hilly one the coach might be built much
and I will venture to lighter ; and smaller, lighter, assert that eight out of every ten and better bred horses might be horses are not calculated to last used for the draught of them. in quick work. All four-horse As it is, I believe, an undisputcoaches, I believe, carry not lessed fact that small and light than four inside and ten outside horses stand a fast pace with half passengers, and very frequently a the wear and tear that large and considerable weight of luggage; strong ones do (even if they are as not only is the roof piled speedy ones), coaches thus horsed pretty high, but a stage is swung might keep their present times* underneath the axle, nearly with perfect ease, without knocktouching the ground, and the ing the horses to pieces as they space between that and the coach now do; and the cause of huis often filled with trunks, &c. manity and the interests of the To draw this weight, and a coach proprietors be served at the same strong enough to carry it, large time. and strong horses
Of course, when I say light necessarily used; as four light horses, I mean well-bred horses at and small horses could not pull the same time, as in pace I am along such a weight at a fast convinced blood is everything. I pace, except upon a good hard remember a proof of this in a road and level ground. It is very small pair of post horses evident, therefore, that to do the which I met with some years ago distances in the time in which on the Brighton road, which many do accomplish it, with were nearly thorough-bred, and ease to the cattle, either little or looked so slight as to induce me no luggage (at least of a heavy to ask the post-boy if his master nature) should be carried, or the found them to answer with the number of passengers should be heavy carriages of the present lessened. The latter would pro- day. His answer was, Better, bably be the better plan; as Sir, than the larger ones, as this passengers would not like to be stage is nearly free from hills, allowed only a light portman- and they can stand the pace at teau or bag : and, on an average, which Gentlemen like to go now I believe it will be found that much better than stouter ones :"
Assuming that the fast coaches now do nine miles an hour, as many certainly do -Snow's Dart for instance; and the Age, when poor Stephenson drove it, used to do that, and more sometimes. I have only said as much as they do now, though with well bred horses I think they might do even more than nine miles an hour.