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for so young a fry. At about forty yards from home, Connolly on Kittums, the favorite, took a high place in his class, but was soon taken down by Miss Mary Ann; the whipping she received an hour before made her a good girl, brought forth her best exertions, and made her an easy winner by three parts of a length. Great merit is due to Robinson for his good management in administering a just quantity of punishment to a headstrong and disobedient beginner. Connolly was second on Kittums. Mr. Ridsdale's Tramp colt and several others were well up, and it may be safely called a fine good race.The perverse disposition displayed by Miss Mary Ann in her first lesson made the odds 10 to 1 against her; Mr. Chifney took 100 to 10 in sovereigns three times; many others put a proper value upon his judgment, and followed his good example.
Fifty Pounds for two-year-olds -colts 8st. 4lb., fillies 8st. 2lb. (Second Class), T. Y. C.-Nine started for this trifle, and came well together, a pretty pace, when Boyce, on Col. Peel's Non Compos, came out in a bold straightforward sort of way, and won gallantly by two lengths, with the betting at 5 to 4 upon him. Three ran a dead heat for second the Helena filly, the Mustard colt, and the Scratch filly. Any one may tell by the names that there must have been some close, keen, sharp work amongst them.
The Clearwell Stakes of 30 sovs. each, 20 ft., for two-year-olds colts 8st. 5lb., fillies 8st. 3lb.-the Two Year Old Course; for which thirteen started and twenty-seven paid forfeit a great event, being
for a large sum, with much betting, and some first appearances; with others, though young in years, still high in rank. The start was good, with perhaps one exception; the appearance quite beautiful, and the line of march quite true. Sam Day, on the Margrave, to be sure, was somewhat out of order: from his rank and evident power he ought to have taken the lead; instead of which he was fumbling in the rear, the left too much extended for him, the right too difficult to obtain, and in the centre they would not have him; so that he was indebted to chance for a place: he, however, was a good second at the last. Mr. Chifney's Emilius filly (in the Derby and Oaks next year) was the fortunate winner-Robinson, upon her, took his usual pull thirty or forty yards from home, and won with it as usual.
WEDNESDAY.-Captain Rous's Crutch, 9st., beat Lord Worcester's Haymaker, 6st. 7lb. Robinson, on the winner, made severe running towards the last: Teddy Edwards rode the loser like a man, but had no chance of ever catching the old one on his Crutch.
The Oatlands Sakes of 30 sovs. each was won by Erymus, the horse given in our August Number. He certainly is indebted for this success to his own excellent game qualities, to the fine patient riding of Pavis, and to the good management of his trainer, Lumley, who has kept him going on little more than three legs for a great length of time. This must have been very satisfactory to Mr. Maberly, who, it is said, won a handsome sum upon him, independently of the Stakes. The
Duke of Portland's Amphiaraus (J. Day) was a good second, and beat by a head only; at twenty yards from home he was nearly a a length first-and then could not endure to the end. Harold was loudly called for, but could not come. The early part of the race has rather a severe hill; then a flat for a time, which encourages running; and then a hill to finish upon, twice as big as it looks; this has put the stopper upon thousands as well as upon poor Amphiaraus.
Sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, for three-year-olds, D.M. 5 subs. This was won by Vagrant, Lord Exeter's, two lengths, rode by Arnull-Lioness second. Lioness looked as if going to win several times during the race, but whenever it came to extremities her heart always failed her. Elvas, Blunderer, and Tam o'Shanter came up in shameless proces
THURSDAY-fine weather and good sport. The first, a match between Lord Chesterfield's Kittums and Gen. Grosvenor's Kitty Fisher, Kittums giving twelve pounds, D.M. for 50 sovs. It was a curious condition that Kitty Fisher was to be allowed to take the lead a certain distance; the reason for which, however, I cannot see; for that most likely would have been the way the race ought to be run without the bargain: when poor Kitty's short reign was over, Connolly, on Kittums, shot a-head, and won cleverly, which Chapple on Kitty could not prevent: to be sure there is no knowing what tiring the legs of Kittums might have done.
Then came the GREAT MATCH, made only two days before, which, had there been time for
publicity, we should have had a company as numerous as a meeting of reformers. Indeed the excitement was so great that it is difficult, till the nerves are settled, to set about giving a description of it. As soon as it was known that Priam and Augustus were matched, away went every other consideration, and a system of such heavy betting commenced as I have never seen exceeded, according to the number of people here. Priam had to carry 9st. 2lb. and Augustus 8st,, a most disproportionate weight for horses of the same year, and the latter considered amongst the first horses of the day-the distance Across the Flat, and the money 300 sovs. each in the first instance; but the Priam party, by giving 10 sovs. to Lord Exeter, made it 500 each. To this circumstance, and vast sums of money coming to market, Priam became the favo rite, and so continued till the Ring broke up, when the betting left off at 5 to 4; for all the anti-reformers of the Old School persevered in saying that "the thing was impossible-that it could not be done;" whilst the other party as strenuously declared that there was as much difference in the speed of Priam and Augustus upon Newmarket Heath as there is between Brougham and Old Bags in the Court of Chancery. Priam won with ease three-fourths of a length, his case conducted by Robinson; Augustus had justice done him by Arnull, and there could not have been a more able advocate; and poor Augustus, whatever faults he may have (like his friend elsewhere), that of sticking to his place is not one of them.
Handicap Plate of 1001. for
four, five, six-year-olds, and aged horses, sixteen entered, and twelve started; four of the best were drawn-viz. Priam, Variation, Augustus, and Erymus. The twelve came from various causes the best pace, with the line but little deranged, to Abingdon Mile Bottom: here Arnull, on the game, good-hearted little Varna, came out, and won handsomely by a length; Mr. Mills's Goshawk (J. Day) second; with Coroner, Carthago, and The Cardinal so well up as not to obtain a preference.
The Town Plate of 501. for horses of various ages and corresponding weights, was unexpectedly won by Mr. Payne's St. Patrick colt, his dam Lisette, tastefully rode by Natty; a Brother to Christina second. There were four others of the party, but no addition to their respectability.
FRIDAY, Lord Chesterfield's Titania, 8st. 8lb., got beat by Sir Mark Wood's Galantine, 8st. 2lb. D.M. There was no fault either in the horses, jockeys, or masters; but, unfortunately, Titania is not fast enough, stout enough, or strong enough to give weight.
The Prendergast Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft. 26 subs.-something like finding a gold mine, only with the coin ready made. This the Marquis of Exeter won
THE HE venerable George the Third very often made abrupt hits, of which the following is a specimen :—
At a review of a certain regiment of Heavy Dragoons (we must not state which), the condition of the horses and the discipline of
ANECDOTES OF GEORGE III. AND GEORGE IV.
with his Beiram-whether Priam still tingling in the ear, and sounding like Beiram, kept them away, but three only out of the vast number dared meet him at the post. Arnull, upon him, won quite in a'canter. This horse is justly a favorite for the Derby next year, having greatly improved since Ascot, where he was then an easy winner; Wheatley, on the Scratch filly, second. Mr. Peel's Eccentricity (not Sir Robert's I believe) third; and Gen. Grosvenor's (not thought just now to be in force) last.
Handicap Sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, T.Y.C., Sir Sandford Graham's Little Fanny and Mr. S. Day's Barabbas ran a dead heat; four others quite out of the hunt. Pavis rode Fanny for the dead heat; after which, as they were so near winning, "would it not be better to take Pavis off, and put Robinson on, and make a certainty of it?" This they did, all but the winning, as Arnull, on Barabbas, beat Robinson, on Little Fanny, quite easy.
After this Coroner walked over the Beacon Course for one of the Five Sovs. Stakes--thus finishing the Meeting.—Yours, &c. OBSERVATOR.
Norfolk, Oct. 22, 1831.
the men fell far short of what His Majesty expected; and he shewed great signs of displeasure thereat. The Commanding Officer, in a tone of humble apology, begged leave to ask what particular fault the King had to point 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 tire
, bounds 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, 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 felt by every individual 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