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A THOROUGII-BRED ONE FALLING AT HIS FENCE.
We have the pleasure of subunit- brother moving down the hill, and
ting to the inspection of our cruelly leaving the grassed one to his Readers a subject from the pencil fate ; and the cautious look of the of LAPORTE, engraved by Ronney, other cove as he wheeled off for a which does both these eminent artists bit of timber of easier manufacture; considerable credit. As all those taking timely warning by the fate of sportsinen who so kindly honour us our hero, that “ he that exalts himwith their patronage will have an self shall be abased,” are natural opportunity of forming their own incidents, and naturally expressed. opinion as to its merits or defects, it The surrounding country is also in requires no coinment from us: yet good keeping. The fate of our hero we cannot refrain expressing our own in being grassed is la fortune de la adiniration of the performance, which guerre, and what every trump must is a combination of ease and nature. sooner or later expect to experience. We won't believe any man could so Indeed a true Nimrod, whose heart well depict this very frequent contre and soul are in the chase, we are sure, tems of the field, without having seen so far from disliking such accidents, it exemplified in his own precious would be rather proud of them; for person. The broken rail, shattered the service of the field is an honorable by the impetus of the performers, and service, and a few wounds gathered in the position of the poor panting horse, it, instead of being marks of disgrace, evidently struggling not to injure his ought to be considered like the warmaster, and the ludicrous phiz of the rior’s wreath, and should adorn the master, who seems to have been brow of every veteran, as so many grassed before he could say “Jack proofs of enterprise and courage. Robinson,” turned up towards his That such little affairs, however, if Bucephalus, as if entreating him not they happen to our Readers, may end to crush himself and his hopes at once, without the interposition of an Esculaare exceedingly well pourtrayed. The pius, is our ardent wish. mortifying sight of a more fortunate
MR. OSBALDESTON'S MATCH-BY TASSEL.
To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
And witch the world with noble horsemanship.-Henry the Fourth. SIR, I Am just returned from that notice to Saturday, that I, in
great centre of attraction common with hundreds more, during last week—Newmarket; was nearly prevented from witand as I believe that some ac- nessing this extraordinary undercount of Mr. Osbaldeston's great taking: but as the articles of the match
may be interesting to most match stated that it was to be of your readers, even though done during the Houghton Meetthe Daily Papers are already ing, I rather wonder that the crammed with the description of first-mentioned day should ever it, I herewith transmit my ver have been proposed. No sooner sion.
did my eyes perceive the alterThe day, which was originally ation than I placed myself by fixed for Monday, was altered so the side of our two-fisted rural suddenly and with so short a wagoner, an avtoxow of a drags
man, equally ignorant of the use ride much say he must win eaof gloves, whip, or pocket hand- sily: give me the opinion of the kerchief; and being (thanks to latter.” The betting, however, the dice of fortune) safely landed was high in his favour at the in London, I shortly found my- Rooms on the Friday evening, and self on that first of coaches the Mr. Osbaldeston himself went Cambridge Star, at the shoulder snacks in a bet of 1000 to 100 of that first of coachmen Joe that he did it in nine hours. The Walton. I have before, in the betting changed very much in MEMORANDA CANTABRIGIENSIA, the morning, which was raw, wet, introduced the uninitiated of your and miserable : and as our friends readers to this artist ; and I be- in the Rooms had the advantage lieve that that description might of us quiet men who go to bed, serve up to the present day: he they had the first information is apparently not a month older from the weather office, and exthan when I was last on the clafined loudly against the comwoolsack with him: the black pletion of the match. boot is still pulled up to the At seven o'clock Mr. Osbalknee;
the coat is still of the same deston, accompanied by Mr. T. cut and cloth; the face as healthy, Thellusson, his umpire, and Cothe form as wiry, the nerve as lonel Charitté with Mr. Bowater strong, the eye as clear -- and on his behalf, appeared at the why?......it is wrapped up in a Ditch Stand, where a very thin nutshell ...... Walton is a sober sprinkling of company (although
not of rain) awaited their arrival. Not a hack, not a pair of pos- The Stand was cleared,
except of ters (under three guineas) were those intimate with the parties to be procured in Cambridge for concerned in the match ; and the the Saturday: therefore, on the watches of the umpires being set Friday evening, the old Bury and locked up, at thirteen miUnicorn transplanted me to New- nutes past seven Mr. Osbaldesmarket, where, under the aus ton mounted Emma (a winner at pices of my old ally, Jack Mer- Bedford, ni fallor) and started. chant, the very Lope Tocho of I had not seen the Squire since landlords, a comfortable bed was he hunted the Thurlow country, shortly booked, and I was up and whether I am grown eight before day-light, and off without years older myself, or whether it breakfast, to see the most daring really was the case, he was not match that ever was undertaken in the least altered, except having against that treasure of senior less colour and being a trifle wranglers and pest of ennuyés lighter in weight. The dress was -TIME.
a black Velvet cap, purple silk With regard to the completion jacket, and doe-skins; and I was of the match opinions varied : surprised, considering the wetbut, as a sporting friend (whose ness of the day, that he did not lot is fallen in that blest land think flannel a necessary subwhere fox-hunting is known) stratum. He wore a broad riding wrote to me last week, “ All belt with whalebone round his those men who ride but little waist, which, toward the end of say he will lose; all those who the day, proved a great support
if you spur
to his back : his saddles were The celebrated Clasher, the concovered with lambskin, and he queror of Clinker and Caprode remarkably snug and short. tain Ross, broke down a short His leg, in which he received his distance from home, and trotted dreadful accident, is not quite in in a sad state.-In two hours recovered, and he still laces his forty-eight miles were completed. right boot; and the thought of With Coroner I feared a mislosing his character for invinci- chance, and perhaps an inquest : bility, or his 10001. to Col. Cha- he is notoriously sulky, shook his ritté, never came across his brain. head, said “no!” and evidently
A wooden horse-block turfed did not like the work cut out for over was erected in front of the him ; but by starting several Stand, but owing to the impossibi- horses with him, he did his part lity of making the horses approach honestly and well: still he was a it, was not used, and he had a leg dangerous horse to rely upon-a given him up each mount. He sort of Gentleman who shuts up did not ride the exact
him. Course, which is some furlongs After the fourteenth Mr. Osunder four miles ; but by going baldeston drank a mouthful of outside it, getting into the Bea- weak brandy-and-water, the first con about Choke Jade, touching nourishment he had taken. on the Bunbury Mile, and com- In the fifteenth Emma ran ing home close to the Ditch, he wrong
side of a post commade it a four mile course, and ing down the Ditch, but the at the end of each round changed Squire, wide awake, turned her, his horse.
and made his ground good.-On his second horse, Paradox, He finished the eighteenth round he nearly met with a serious ac- (seventy-two miles) in three cident: he started sulkily, and hours. all but rubbed his leg against the In the twentieth round he wall of the Stand. This was, mounted the best horse he rode however, soon taken out of him, during the day, Mr. Gully's for the Squire, dropping himself Tranby; and, before he finished into his seat, let the Latchfords his match, he gave him a good well into him, and the horse benefit, riding him four heats, finished his round admirably. and nobly was he carried by him.
Now mark the effects of Con- The twenty-first round was the dition. On Oberon, a little horse quickesthitherto performed, being he bought of a farmer for fourteen completed on a little weedy mare, pounds, he went round in eight Fairy, in eight minutes eight minutes twenty seconds. Hear seconds.-In four hours he comthis, ye horse-masters, and re- pleted ninety-two miles. member the three indispensables The twenty-fifth round was towards a good horse-1st, Buy done by Lord Lowther's colt by him: 20, Put him in condition : Acorn, the neatest nag a 3d, Ride him. --- He completed would desire to cross, although twenty-five and a half miles in not of a racing cut; and his the first hour,
blooming condition does Mr. In the tenth round the worst Rogers great credit. part of the day's work occurred.
At the close of the twenty