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for so young a fry. At about for a large sum, with much betforty yards from home, Connolly ting, and some first appearances; on Kittums, the favorite, took a with others, though young in high place in his class, but was years, still high in rank.
The soon taken down by Miss Mary start was good, with perhaps one Ann; the whipping she received exception; the appearance quite an hour before made her a good beautiful, and the line of march girl, brought forth her best ex- quite true. Sam Day, on the ertions, and made her an easy Margrave, to be sure, was somewinner by three parts of a length. what out of order : from his rank Great merit is due to Robinson and evident power he ought to for his good management in ad- have taken the lead ; instead of ministering a just quantity of which he was fumbling in the punishment to a headstrong and rear, the left too much extended disobedient beginner. Connolly for him, the right too difficult to was second on Kittums. Mr. obtain, and in the centre they Ridsdale's Tramp colt and several would not have him; so that others were well up, and it may he was indebted to chance for a be safely called a fine good race. place: he, however, was a good The perverse disposition displayed second at the last. Mr. Chifney's by Miss Mary Ann in her first Emilius filly (in the Derby and lesson made the odds 10 to 1 Oaks next year) was the fortunate against her ; Mr. Chifney took winner-Robinson, upon her, took 100 to 10 in sovereigns three his usual pull thirty or forty times ; many others put a proper yards from home, and won with value
upon his judgment, and fol- it as usual. lowed his good example.
WEDNESDAY.Captain Rous's Fifty Pounds for two-year-olds Crutch, 9st., beat Lord Worces--colts 8st. 4lb., fillies 8st. 21b.- ter's Haymaker, 6st. 71b. Robin(Second Class), T. Y.C.-Nine son, on the winner, made severe started for this trifle, and came running towards the last: Teddy well together, a pretty pace, when Edwards rode the loser like a Boyce, on Col. Peel’s Non Com- man, but had no chance of ever pos, came out in a bold straight- catching the old forward sort of way, and won Crutch. gallantly by two lengths, with The Oatlands Sakes of 30 sovs. the betting at 5 to 4 upon each was won by Erymus, the him. Three ran a dead heat for horse given in our August Numsecond - the Helena filly, the ber. He certainly is indebted for Mustard colt, and the Scratch this success to his own excellent filly. Any one may tell by the game qualities, to the fine panames that there must have been tient riding of Pavis, and to the some close, keen, sharp work good management of his trainer, amongst them.
Lumley, who has kept him going The Clearwell Stakes of 30 sovs. on little more than three legs for each, 20 ft., for two-year-olds a great length of time. This must colts 8st. 5lb., fillies 8st. 3lb.—the have been very satisfactory to Two Year Old Course; for which Mr. Maberly, who, it is thirteen started and twenty-seven a handsome sum upon him, indepaid forfeito a great event, being pendently of the Stakes. The
Duke of Portland's Amphiaraus publicity, we should have had a (J. Day) was a good second, and company as numerous as a meet, beat by a head only ; at twenty ing of reformers. Indeed the yards from home he was nearly a excitement was so great that it is a length first-and then could difficult, till the nerves are settled, not endure to the end. Harold to set about giving a description was loudly called for, but could of it. As soon as it was known not come. The early part of the that Priam and Augustus were race has rather a severe hill; then matched, away went every other a flat for a time, which encourages consideration, and a system of running; and then a hill to finish such heavy betting commenced upon, twice as big as it looks; as I have never seen exceeded, this has put the stopper upon according to the number of people thousands as well as upon poor here. Priam had to carry 9st. Amphiaraus.
21b. and Augustus 8st., a most Sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, disproportionate weight for horses for three-year-olds, D.M.5 subs. of the same year, and the latter This was won by Vagrant, Lord considered amongst the first Exeter's, two lengths, rode by horses of the day—the distance Arnull-Lioness second. Lioness Across the Flat, and the money looked as if going to win several 300 sovs. each in the first instance; times during the race, but when, but the Priam party, by giving ever it came to extremities her 10 sovs. to Lord Exeter, made it heart always failed her. Elvas, 500 each. To this circumstance, Blunderer, and Tam o'Shanter and vast sums of money coming up in shameless
proces- to market, Priam became the favosion.
rite, and so continued till the Ring THURSDAY—fine weather and broke up, when the betting left off good sport. The first, a match at 5 to 4; for all the anti-reformers between Lord Chesterfield's Kit- of the Old School persevered in tums and Gen. Grosvenor's Kitty saying that “the thing was imFisher, Kittums giving twelve possible--that it could not be pounds, D.M. for 50 sovs. It was done;" whilst the other party as à curious condition that Kitty strenuously declared that there Fisher was to be allowed to take was as much difference in the speed the lead a certain distance; the of Priam and Augustus upon Newreason for which, however, I market Heath as there is between not see; for that most likely would Brougham and Old Bags in the have been the way the race ought Court of Chancery. Priam won to be run without the bargain :
three-fourths of a when poor Kitty's short reign length, his case conducted by was over, Connolly, on Kittums, Robinson; Augustus had justice shot a-head, and won cleverly, done him by Arnull, and there which Chapple on Kitty could could not have been a more able not prevent: to be sure there is advocate; and poor Augustus, no knowing what tiring the legs whatever faults he may have (like of Kittums might have done. his friend elsewhere), that of
Then came the GREAT MATCH, sticking to his place is not one of made only two days before, them. which, had there been time for Handicap Plate of 1001. for
four, five, six-year-olds, and aged with his Beiram-whether Priam horses, sixteen entered, and twelve still tingling in the ear, and soundstarted; four of the best were ing like Beiram, kept them away, drawn-viz. Priam, Variation, but three only out of the vast Augustus, and Erymus. The number dared meet him at the twelve came from various causes post. Arnull, upon him, won quite the best pace, with the line but in a'canter. This
horse is justly a little deranged, to Abingdon Mile favorite for the Derby next year, Bottom: here Arnull, on the game, having greatly improved since good-hearted little Varna, came Ascot, where he was then an out, and won handsomely by a easy winner ; Wheatley, on the length ; Mr. Mills's Goshawk (J. Scratch filly, second. Nr.Peel's Day) second ; with Coroner, Car- Eccentricity (not Sir Robert's I thago, and The Cardinal so well believe) third; and Gen. Grosup as not to obtain a preference. venor's (not thought just now to
The Town Plate of 501. for be in force) last. horses of various ages and cor- Handicap Sweepstakes of 10 responding weights, was unex- sovs. each, T.Y.C., Sir Sandford pectedly won by Mr. Payne's Graham's Little Fanny and Mr. St. Patrick colt, his dam Lisette, S. Day's Barabbas ran a dead tastefully rode by Natty; a Brother heat ; four others quite out of
Christina second. There the hunt. Pavis rode Fanny for were four others of the party, but the dead heat ; after which, as they no addition to their respectability. were so near winning, “would it
FRIDAY, Lord Chesterfield's not be better to take Pavis off, Titania, 8st. 8lb., got beat by Sir and put Robinson on, and make Mark Wood's Galantine, 8st. 21b. a certainty of it?” This they did, D.M. There was no fault either all but the winning, as Arnull, on in the horses, jockeys, or masters; Barabbas, beat Robinson, on but, unfortunately, Titania is not Little Fanny, quite easy. fast enough, stout enough, or After this Coroner walked strong enough to give weight. over the Beacon Course for one of
The Prendergast Stakes of 50 the Five Sovs. Stakes--thus finishsovs. each, h. ft. 26 subs.--some- ing the Meeting.--Yours, &c. thing like finding a gold mine,
OBSERVATOR only with the coin ready made. This the Marquis of Exeter won Norfolk, Oct. 22, 1831.
ANECDOTES OF GEORGE III. AND GEORGE IV.
Third very often made ab- His Majesty expected ; and he rupt hits, of which the following shewed great signs of displeasure is a specimen :
thereat. The Commanding OnAt a review of a certain regi- cer, in a tone of humble apology, ment of Heavy Dragoons (we must begged leave to ask what particunot state which), the condition of lar fault the King had to point the horses and the discipline of out, that it might be attended
to, and immediately remedied.talent. When Madame Mara “ All I have to say about the re- was so much admired in her day, giment,” observed the King, “is, a difference of opinion arose as to that the men are ill-mounted, and her talent, on which one of the the horses worse." Upon which Court observed, “ that he who he rode off, leaving the Officer in did not admire her vocal powers, the utmost confusion.
could certainly have no real taste It is known to all those who for music."-"Certainly,” replied were honored by the late King's His Majesty (then Prince of confidence and society, that he Wales)," for dulcia non meruit
“ not only possessed the superfi- qui non gustavit a Mara.” cial accomplishments of dancing, At a time when a number of riding elegantly, et cetera, but Ladies of high quality, who frethat he was a good Classic and quented the Court, and who had Linguist. He even at times in- not been enceinte for
years, dulged in Latin puns and bons hibited perceptible signs of a mots. Among the former, one happy increase, it was observed made on the occasion of his going that the season was particularly to a masquerade in defiance to prolific, and that there must be his Physician's advice, was very something in the air.-" I hope clever, but rather savored of irre- you do not mean the air (heir) ligion, for which reason we shall apparent !” exclaimed the huomit it. The following one will, morous Prince. however, give some idea of this THE HERMIT IN LONDON.
THE MELTON HUNT.
“A more able sportsman ne'er followed a hound,
To a country well known to him fifty miles round.”
I Regret, Mr. Editor, having thee ever what thou now art.
sent you a little article on the one whom the gods delight in, Chase before I was aware of the and men adore! a true Gentleman, following meeting, which would and a "devil among the foxes!” have made as neat a finale to it as It glads me to see the prime qualiany scribe could desire. Truste ties inherited by this Gentleman ing, however, you have, like appreciated by the true hearts of Goldsmith's Dinner Party waiting Leicestershire--a feeling as plainly for the venison pasty (which manifested at this opening dinthrough the perfidy of the baker ner, as in Essex was evinced on never arrived), a corner still left the much-regretted occasion of for a tit-bit, I beg to enclose a short Lord Petre's retirement. It glads account of this affair, given in me, I repeat, to see in these degehonour of Sir Harry Goodricke's nerate days, that the March of Inacceptance of the Quorn Hunt.- tellect (which I fear has marched Sir Harry Goodricke! Sir Harry out many customs that might as Goodricke! “the Lord bless thee, well have remained) has failed to Sir Harry Goodricke!" and keep influence the department of huntVOL. IV.-SECOND SERIES --No. 19.
ing; and cold I hope will be rously contributed their offerings this beating heart, mouldered this of Champagne of the first quality hand, ere England shall cease to and game of every kind. The be famed for her brave sailors names of ninety-three Gentlemen and varmint hunters! My pen had been registered to attend the loves to dwell upon this theme; dinner; and, in spite of wind and but, pleasing as it is, there are weather, and the thousand tirebounds which it would be both some little occurrences of life that rudeness and folly to overstep, so often spoil a pleasant party, therefore I will at once to my above eighty sat down to the tale.
well-spread table of mine host of Such general satisfaction was felt the George, who performed his by the Gentlemen and Yeomanry part to the life. of Leicestershire at Sir Harry'sac- The worthy proprietor of Ketceptance of the kennel, that "one tleby Lodge, Mr. Înett, took the and all ” resolved to celebrate chair, and did the honours ably, the event (in the true English supported by the veteran Mr. style) by giving a dinner. En Marriott,
En Marriott, whose smiling eye passant, I must say, John Bull is and honest countenance shewed, the most dinner-loving animal in though the frost of age had come, the creation ; and the French, it was a kindly one, and had not who by the bye eat ten times nipped the bright feelings of his the quantity we do, ridicule us more youthful days. After “A amazingly on this head: mais health to the King, God bless n'importe ! a dinner was resolved him !” had been drunk by his on, and given and eaten on the loving subjects, the worthy Chairthe 6th instant, at the George man rose, and proposed that of Hotel, Melton. The newspapers the Lion of the day, introducing no doubt have given a very precise it by a neat speech, in which he account of the feed, which of observed, it was not his intention course was an illigant one, as the to set forth the various claims Irishman says. I shall therefore Sir Harry Goodricke had upon merely remark, Sir Harry must the affections of the company, have been highly flattered with for they were well-known and so full an attendance of the most
present ; respectable people of the neigh- the best confirmation of which bourhood, assembled together to was the full attendance he had do him honour. To one who loves the gratification of witnessing on the sound of “ Yoicks !
gone the present occasion; an attendaway !” what could afford so ance which had far outstripped lively a pleasure ? It was in the most sanguine expectations of tended the thing should have its projectors, and which could been kept secret from the per- not fail to insure the lasting grason most interested ; but he, like titude of him for whom it had a well-trained hound, got scent been projected. - The health of even in Ireland, and forthwith Sir Harry Goodricke, and may he killed his fatted buck, and sent it long retain the direction of the to grace a feast of which he
Quorndon Hunt,” was drunk has reason to be proud. Lords with the true hunters’ shout! Rancliffe and Kinnaird also gene- As soon as the excitement of
felt by every