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such a toast had subsided, Mr. those present of the noble spirits George Marriott, junior, rose and that had once gladdened them, gratified the company by a song but were now passed away like written for the occasion. This the leaves of autumn-deserves to effusion, combining as it did the have honorable mention: I shall merits of a speech with the charms therefore make no apology for of music-reminding too many of introducing it verbatim.
That Sire of the Chase-our crack Nimrod, old Meynell
Once said to a famed brother sportsman at Quorn,
Should cease when the sun ceased to gladden the morn.”
Unmarr'd is our sport, undiminish'd our fame:
For Hunting and “Le’stershire” still mean the same.
Then round with the bottle, and let it not tarry,
While we hail, while we honour, the man of our choice;
Whom we love in our hearts, as we hail with our voice !
Other masters we've had, in the days of our glory
Osbaldeston and Sefton, Tom Smith, and The Grame-
Giving Melton its mainspring, and Le’stershire fame.
A day like the present's too happy for pain :
Then round with the bottle, &c.
And high be the deeds we shall do from Seg's Hill ;
Under Goodricke shall flourish, under Goodricke shall fill.
Again shall our “ Field Days” boast many a Star :
Then round with the bottle, &c.
Oh! never, while wit and wine have a charm
And with joke, fun, and glee still old Sorrow disarm.
With Plymouth and Stanley, shall come in the train;
Then round with the bottle, &c.
An unanimous encore was Mr. this song; when a toast was given, Marriott's reward for the delight- which was drunk with the greatful manner in which he executed e$t enthusiasm and respect
“Lady Goodricke:” and, when we fattery it may be said) calculated consider what a son she has given to please all parties—he is of Pato the world, we cannot feel sur- trician descent, and will therefore prised at her being thus honored. do for those who think Rank, like She has reason, like the Roman Charity, covereth a multitude of Dame, to think the brightest jewel sins. His honour and integrity she possesses is a Sir Harry. are unimpeachable, and he will
The Duke of Rutland, and the therefore please those who (more Belvoir Hunt; Lord Forester, and wisely) make such qualities the the Ladies of Leicestershire; and standard of a Gentleman. He is many other noble names were condescending and affable, and then halloo'd in bumpers of will, par consequence, be beloved sparkling wine; nor was the im- by his inferiors: and being a mortal memory of Meynell, the sportsman, from the crown of his founder of the Hunt, forgotten. head to the sole of his foot, he Indeed, most respectable libations will be the very man for all. were made to all who deserved to Marvel not then at my predictbe so distinguished ; and hilarity ing, that, under his guidance, and joy beamed on every coun- Melton will erect her head higher tenance. Jokes were cracked as than in days “ lang syne;" that well as bottles on that memorable she will be a very Queen of evening; and, to complete the hunting establishments; and that enchantment, there was music- every hunter of Leicestershire “ Music, O! how faint, how weak,
will with all his soul and all his Language fades before thy spell;
strength drink Why should feeling ever speak, When thou canst breathe her tones so Success to Sir Darry Goodricke ! well!”
GILBERT FORESTER. One word for Sir Harry, and I have done. He is a man (without Lydford, Oct. 16, 1831.
self, and make ready for battle ; for THANKS to the Picts, we live know, ere many revolving suns have
once more to congratulate our shed their beams, thy sleep will be Readers on the coming season of Fox- broken by the loud notes of the hunhunting! Again we anticipate high ter's bugle. No longer wilt thou be deeds to be recorded in our pages; and suffered to remain in humble obscurity, our blood thrills with a portion of its feeding thyself and progeny with youthful fire at the thoughts of the geese fattened for thy masters; eat, dear sounds that will echo over the drink, and be merry, for to-morrow hills and through the dales--alas! you die." not tɔ be heard by us.
We hear all our crack kennels and dog must have his day: we have had stables are on the qui vive for the enours; we, therefore, must not re- suing campaign, which we sincerely pine, but hope to receive from onr hope will be a good one; and if the trusty and well-beloved Brethren, weather continues such as it now is, such accounts as shall renew our what more could a sportsman desire ? recollections of “auld lang syne.” We trust that enemy to the chase, - Up, up, Reynard ! rouse thy- General Frost, has received orders to
proceed to some other country, forchester's crack pack of Stag-hounds truly his presence is not desirable had a tremendous day in the neighhere. For ourselves, we care not bourhood of Dulverton; and after were he transported beyond the Poles. one of the severest races perhaps Never, we believe, did things wear ever witnessed (which lasted five a more smiling aspect for the hunter hours), through twelve different than at present. Weather, with every parishes, succeeded in capturing the appearance of continuing fine-foxes antlered monarch. Out of a field of and hares in abundance-nags in tip- one hundred, seven only (in which top condition. Melton, the focus of number was the worthy Baronet all that is recherché in this way, himself ) lived to see the closing promises (as will be seen by our notice scene of the drama. We hear the of the dinner given in honour of that Red Deer are numerous, and promise Prince of good fellows, Sir Harry this season to cut out pretty sharp Goodricke) the highest attractions for work for all parties. the sportsman. The music of the harrier has been heard for some time
The Turf. past, and some good runs have been INTELLIGENCE EXTRA. had, with the scent of good quality, In the Newmarket Craven Meeting although the country has been deep 1832, Mr. Greville's br. f. Landgraand the hedges blind. We cannot vine, by Smolensko or Waterloo, out detail many grand doings with Rey- of Electress, 8st. 71b. is matched nard, because few hounds have yet agst Gen. Grosvenor's f. by Truffle commenced their work. The Hon. out of Icaria, 8st. R.M. 150 sovs. h. ft. Grantley Berkeley has begun the sea- The July Stakes for 1832 closed at son in bang-up style, having killed the end of the First October Meeting, since the commencement of cub-hunt- with thirty-one subscribers. ing sixteen brace. Mr. Berkeley has To the Lavant Stakes at Goodwood improved his establishment by the ad- for 1832, of 50 sovs. each, 30 ft, for dition of George Carter (from the two-year-olds, there are tensubDuke of Grafton's), a man wot knows scribers; and to the Drawing Room his business well; and as civil, Stakes of 25 sovs. each there are obliging, and attentive to his work as twenty-eight subscribers, with sixteen the most rigid employer would wish. to the Bonus by independent subTo shew the Honorable Gentleman is scriptions of ten sovs. each. On the in earnest, and means to conduct the last day of this Meeting a Sweepthing in a slap-up way, he has had a stakes of 50 sovs. each has fourteen range of boxes and stalls finished at subscribers. the Wheat Sheaf, which is within a His Majesty's name appears at the stone's-throw of the kennel, and in the head of the above four Stakes. very heart of the hunting country.
Mr. King's (the Hambledon) Leominster. - For the Members' hounds have commenced with par
Plate of 501. Mr. Davis's Amelia ran ticularly good sport, having had some
side of a post, but, good runs, although so early in the through a misrepresentation to the year ; and as there are plenty of Steward (Sir Robert Price), was alfoxes they have every prospect of a lowed to start again. A dispute havbrilliant season.
ing arisen, Sir R. Price submitted the Mr. Phillipps of Landew has also case to the Stewards of the Jockey been stirring, and has killed some Club, who decided that Amelia was few varmint in the Tetcott and Pen- distanced, and that Mr. Charlton's carrow countries. Himself and his b. g. by Tramp (second) was entitled invincible pack are quite readý and to the Plate. willing for fresh attacks, in which we Leicester For the Belvoir Stakes have no doubt they will do great for Hunters, weight for age, Mr. things.
Cox's Rough Robin was short of On the 4th inst. Sir Arthur Chi. weight without his bridle, and the
DECISIONS OF THE JOCKEY CLUB.
horse was led from the post before the stakes of 10 sovs. each, two miles, bridle was taken off and put into the and was well contested, Mr. Smith's scale. In consequence Mr. Robin- Speculation fully supporting the odds son claimed the Stake for his b. f. of 3 to 1 in his favour, winning Steam (second); and the case was by beating Mr. King's b.c. Chancelreferred to the Jockey Club, who lor by Catton, Lord Elcho's br. h. decided that the bridle was called for Brunswick, and Lord Eglinton's in time, and that the owner of Rough Queen Bathsheba.-A Maiden Plate Robin was entitled to the Stakes. of 50 sovs. given by the Caledonian Wrexham. — The Gold Cup was
Hunt for horses, &c. which never won won by Mr. Nanney's Penrhos ; but a before the day of entry, one mile and dispute arose on the ground that he a half, produced four excellent heats. ought to have carried 5lb. extra. On The first was dead between Mr. reference, however, to the Stewards of Ramsay's b. f. Miss Dulwich and the Jockey Club, they decided that Mr. Quarton's b. c. The Flea: the he ought not to have carried the 5lb. second heat was won by The Flea by extra, and
consequently that Mr. half a neck; the third by Miss DulNanney was entitled to the Cup. wich by half a head, who also did
The Royal Caledonian and Kelso the trick in the fourth by a neck.-A Races took place on the 11th and 12th Plate of 50 sovs. given by the Nobleof the month, with an anticipation of men and Gentlemen of Roxburghsport which was more than realised. shire and Berwickshire, for horses of The first race was the Caledonian St. all ages, one mile and a half, was won Leger Stakes of 25 sovs. each, P.F., in two heats by Mr. Peacock's b. g. with 100 sovs. added by the Cale- Brown Stout beating Mr. King's br. h. donian Hunt, one mile and a half, Cistercian. Thelatter was the favorite which was won by Mr. Smith's br. c. at starting; and after winning the first Speculation by Whisker, rode by heat the odds got up to 2 to 1 in Tommy Lye, beating Mr. Quarton's favour of Brown Stout, which was b. c. The Flea by Waxy Pope, Mr. fully borne out by his winning Peacock's b. f. by Whisker, and Lord rather easy by a length. The last Elcho's b. f. Fair Witherington. race of the Meeting was a Plate of Speculation was the favorite at even, 50 sovs. given by the Duke of Bucand won easily. --The Caledonian cleuch, for horses, &c. the property Cup, value 100gs. for Scotch-bred of farmers occupying not less than horses, three miles, was carried off 100 acres of arable land, or their sons without difficulty by Lord Elcho's following that profession, within the b. h. Gondolier beating Lord Eglin- limits of His Grace's Hunt, rode by ton's b. m. Queen Bathsheba and Mr. farmers, two miles. It produced two Kay's b. g. Major. Her Majesty was heats, both won by Mr. Robb's ch. h. the favorite at 5 to 4, with 5 to 4 agst Conjuror, aged, beating Mr. Wilthe winner, and 50 to 1 agst the son's ch. g. Private by Ardrossan, Major. T. Nicholson was the fortu- Mr. Smith's br. g. De Wilton, and nate steersman.-A Plate of 50 sovs. Mr. W. Brodie's Heathfiower by given by the Duke of Buccleuch's Champignon. Private was the favo Hunt, two miles, heats, was won rite at starting ; 2 to 1 agst Conjuror : by Mr. Dick's b. g. Charley, aged, after the first heat 5 to 4 on Conjuror, beating Lord Elcho's b. m. Leda, who won rather easy. aged, and Sir James Boswell's ch. f. Epsom October Meeting.-Much Silk Sleeves; the latter drawn after was expected from the programme of the first heat. Charley had the pull this Meeting; but the unfavorable at even against the field, and after state of the weather on the first day winning the first heat to 1 went threw a wet blanket on the sport. begging.-- On the second day the first Everything was dull — the course
race was a Purse of 50 sovs. given by heavy, the company thin, and the the Caledonian Hunt,added to a Sweep Grand Stand was a shocking bad
These two went along the prospect held out: it was of at a rattling pace, the former maina very inferior character.—The first taining his advantage to the disrace, the Epsom Stakes of 10 sovs. tance, when the latter challenged: a each, with 15 added, for twoand three- short push between these two was year-olds, three quarters of a mile, 7 decided in favour of Nannette by three subs. was won by Mr. Gardnor's bl. f. quarters of a length; Mr. Thompby Whalebone out of Thalestris son's b. f. Chastity by Champignon, coming in by half a length before third ; Mr. Gray's Yorkshire Lizzy, Mr. Yates's gr. c. Gab; followed by fourth ; Sir G. Heathcote's OroonoMr. Lumley's b. c. Spectre by Parti- ko, fifth; and Mr. Shard's Mayfly san, Mr. Gates's b. f. Runnymede by in the rear.-The last race of the Little John, Sir G. Heathcote's b. m. Meeting, a Sweepstakes of 10 sovs. Penance, Mr. Waugh's b. f. Fancy, each, with 10 added, the winner to be and Mr. Clarke's b. c. Borodino, all at sold for 80 sovs., heats, one mile, 10 respectful distances.— The Metropo- subs. produced three heats, and was litan Stakes of 10 sovs. each, and 15 eventually won by Mr. Smith's ch. f. added, the winner to be sold for 200, Zarina by a head, beating Mr. GardDerby Course, was won by the Hon. nor's King William, Mr. Lumley's Mr. Ongley's b. m. Pandora, without ch. f. by Woful, and Hon. Mr. Ongthe slightest difficulty, beating Lawn ley's Foxcote :- Mr. Watson's ArSleeves, Runnymede, Ardelia, and delia (second in the first heat), Mr. Augur.-A Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. Lumley's Snacks, Mr. Dockeray's for three-year-olds, a mile, was an b.g. by Manfred, Mr. Ongley's ch. exception to the stigma which was m. by Nicolo, and Capt. Angerstein's with justice attached to the preceding Marathon not placed.The attenraces. For this Mr. Lumley's b. f. dance to-day was rather more numeFarer, Sir G. Heathcote's Shrine, and rous, but still very meagre. Mr. Gardnor's Thalestris filly came to We are glad to hear there is a prothe post, the latter making the running spect of the Bodmin Races (which to the distance, where the other two formerly afforded a rich treat to the got abreast of her, and one of the natives of the West Countree, but finest races ensued, the last stride have, from the absence of a consideronly giving Farce the advantage of able portion of the Aristocracy of the Shrine by a headl, and the Thalestris county, and various other causes, for filly not more than the third of a some years slumbered in oblivion) length in the rear.-Mr. Coulston's being revived. That gallant Nimbl. m. 7st. beat Mr. King's b. m. rod, Captain Edmund Gilbert, is the Naoini, 7st. 131h., 50 sovs., two spirited individual who has undermiles, by a length; and Mr. Gard- taken to restore an amusement which nor's Thalestris filly rec. from Mr. ought never to have ceased ; and his Martin's Minetta, 50, h. ft. - The exertions have met with tolerable Second day's sport commenced with success, several iniluential persons a Free Handicap of 15 sovs. each, having joined in the affair. These 10 ft., a mile, for which two paid, Raees, or Diversions as they are and two only appeared at the post; styled by the Bodminites, took place viz. Mr. Weatherill's ch. f. Taglioni on the 6th inst. on the Down, and and Mr. Maberly's Farce. The were very respectably attended. The former made the running, and won running, which we have not space to in a canter. This was followed by a mention more fully, was very good. Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. each, for two- There was an excellent ordinary proyear-olds, which brought out six nags. vided at the King's Arms Hotel, and a Mr. Dockeray's Runnymede started ball in the evening that could boast of off in front, Mr. Maberly's ch.f. Nan- company perfectly admissible at the nette, by Partisan out of Nanine (a strait and narrow gate of Almack's, bad starter), getting second at the if fashion and beauty are criterions at