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dare not attempt.-- This strict .“ Take the glass.” I took it, scrutiny occupied about ten min and saw about a hundred black nutes, when, creeping as care- cocks, as I could guess, their fully back to us, he said that we white tailsnow occasionallyplainly were full early, a fault on the visible, by a little kind of strutting right side however : but for all run and fan of the tail, somewhat that, with hats off, bended heads, similar to that of a turkeycock, and in Indian file, we must creep though not so decided in either up along the fayle dyke as far motion, especially the tail, but as a small bothy (or shepherd's opening and directly closing like hut made of sods) which appeared theone flirtof a fan, which shews all about a mile on ; and I was parti- the white, just stirring about, and cularly cautioned, though a bird feeding on the young clover of a (mind we were out for nothing but field, containing I should imagine black game) should come over
about thirty acres, and surrounded my head, not to fire, and to point- by a small stone dyke or wall, edly attend to his slightest motion. apparently about three feet high.
We had crept on within about In the very centre of this incloa hundred yards of this said bothy, sure they had placed themselves and just where the fayle dyke in a kind of open column, with turned off in an obtuse angle to watchers evidently thrown out, the right, when the keeper, who and I was at once convinced from had occasionally kept "his eye their position that it would be a out” over the dyke, all at once matter of no small difficulty to made a motion with his hand for get at them. “ How are we to us behind him to drop! This was get at them?” whispered I, as I done, dogs and all, secundem ar returned the glass.--" Aha,” retem ; and after looking, or as it is plied he, you are advised of very expressively termed in these that already; that's the rub, and parts, keeking" over the dyke deuce take me if I well know with his glass for a few minutes, how to manæuvre it.” he motioned me to creep to him,
How did maneuvre it how which I did, and in a whisper we sped that day-how we quardirected my attention to a field tered for the night, and how on near a small planting, about a
the morrow we finished the seamile below us, and which came son high up in the Grampians, into view for the first time at the where a man had been occupied angle of the dyke above-men- for a week in preparing for this tioned. “Do you see anything one day's work--I shall feel more in that new laid clover field?” – pleasure, Sir (if you choose), in “ Yes, I see some mole heaps communicating, than, I fear, your similar to those in the next in- readers will in perusing. closure; nothing else.”—“Look
A QUARTOGENARIAN. again attentively.”—“ I do now
- Lodge, West Highlands, perceive that they seem to move.” Dec. 16, 1831.
( To be continued.)
Voll V.- SECOND SERIEs. No 22.
THE DONCASTER ST. LEGER.
THE "HE following are the Nominations for the present year, alphabe
tically arranged. The conditions of the Stakes, as our readers are aware, have been altered from a Subscription of 25 sovs. each, P. P., to 50 sovs. each, h. ft., thereby assimilating them to the Derby and Oaks, the lions of the South. It will be seen, from a perusal of the entry, that the popularity of the race has not in any degree diminished, although such dismal results were anticipated by the ancient family of the Croakers, not only viva voce, but through the medium of the press. While we regret the secession of the liberal and venerable Earl Fitzwilliam from the Turf, we cannot but congratulate the Racing World on observing the names of the Marquis of EXETER, the Earl of EGREMONT, and Sir Mark Wood, among the subscribers to the Doncaster St. Leger. We add the “Conditions:"
The St. Leger Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft. for three-year-oldscolts, 8st. 61b. ; fillies,&st.3lb.--St. Leger Course.-Seventy-four subs.
Those engaged in the Derby, Oaks, and York Spring St. Leger, are desiga
nated by the initial letters, D. 0. Y.
Mr. Armitage's b. f. by Saladin, out of Trinket's dam.
Partisan (foaled in 1822)—Dick Andrews_Donna Clara. Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. Tartar, by Brutandorf, out of St. Patrick's dam. Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. Wildboy, by Whisker, dam by Raphael. Mr. Edmondson's b. c. Richmond, by Jack Spigot, dam by Wanton, grandam Young
Mary by Mowbray-Y. Lord Egremont's b. c. by Whalebone, out of Gift, by Young Gohanna. Mr. W. Ellis's b. c. Primendorf, by Brutandorf, out of Lady Harriet. Lord Exeter's Beiram, by Sultan, out of Miss Cantley-D. Lord Exeter's Byzantium, by Sultan, out of Folly-D. Lord Exeter's Spencer (Brother to Green Mantle), by Sultan, out of Dulcinea-D. Mr. H. Fawkes's ch. c. William the Fourth, by Blacklock. Capt. H. Forbes's b. c. Rainbow (late Kildare), by Ro out of Rebecca by Re.
cordon. Mr. S. L. Fox's br. c. Julius, by Jerry. DIr. S. L. Fox's ch. f. by Whisker, dam by Walton.
Mr. Gascoigne's b. c. by Whisker, out of Louisa.
Sister to Prime Minister. Mr. W. Scott's b. c. Carlton, by Catton, out of Sal. Mr. Skipsey's ch. c. Peter Liberty, by Peter Lely, out of Miss Wilkes. Mr. Skipsey's b. c. Physician, by Brutandorf-Prime Minister. Lord Sligo's b. c. Daxon, by Langar, out of Cora. Lord Sligo's b. c. Westport, by Langar, dam Skylark, by Musician, out of Sister to
THE KISS PLATONIC.
ON THE COUNTESS OF ONE EVENING OFFERING THE WRITER
A LEMON DROP COMMONLY CALLED A LEMON KISS !
O LADY! say, is this the kiss
That thou intend'st for me?
Too sharp an one for thee!
I'm sure, such kiss bestow ;
I think they'd say, “Oh, no!"
Is but a moment felt
Turn acid, and then melt!
(And who would nectar sip?)
Impress'd upon the lip.
Could e'er intrude on thine;
Like tendril round the vine.
For ah ! thou gav'st it me-
With one more worthy thee!
which might be termed a provincial meetings, and also in perfect hunter, was a grey, got Steeple Chases. He afterwards by Old Drone, out of a white became the property of Mr. Cal"mare belonging to a huckster, linan, an excellent horseman : and who sold her when in foal to here he acquired the distinguished Simpson Hackett, Esq. of Birr, reputation of being the “ best in the county of Tipperary, for hunter in Ireland.” (tell it not in Gath) one guinea, Mr. Brassington, of the county and the produce was LEATHER- of Dublin, having offered to run
He was early in the pos- any horse in Ireland four miles session of a Mr. Groom, by whom across country, with his famous he was trained as a hunter. He mare called Lady Pipes, Mr. Calran, and generally with success, linan accepted the challenge, and,