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least. The star of the night was Sir old belonging to Meinbers :-Major William Molesworth, a young man

Martin's Turk beat Dr. Brown's just released from Alma Mater, with Lucy; Dr. Brown's Rose beat Mr. some of the best blood of Cornwall J. H. Robertson's Nettle ; Dr. flowing in his veins, a fine property, Brown's Grace beat Mr. J. H. and everything calculated to make the Robertson's Rover ; Lord Eglinton's Ladies point their caps in right Sovereign beat Mr. Rollo's Lily ; earnest. He is very much beloved in Mr. Rollo's African beat Lord Eghis neighbourhood both by rich and linton's Cutty Sark.- In the First poor, and we doubt not will prove Ties, Sovereign agst Turk (undecida blessing to all within his focus. ed); Grace beat African; Rose ran a In him the Town of Bodmin may bye; and Turk beat Sovereign.--In expect a liberal Patron; and its Divers the Second Ties, Rose beat Turk, and sions, under such auspices, coupled Grace ran a bye.- In the Deciding with the noble names of Trevanion, Course Rose was drawn, and Grace Trelawny, Arundel, Harris, Glan- won the Stakes. ville, &c. must in due time become The Aberystwith Club held its something brilliant.

meeting on the 4th of October, when On the 24th of October, at Messrs. the following courses were run for the Tattersall's, twelve hunters, the pro- Puppy Cup for Dogs under sixteen perty of the Earl of Chesterfield, sold months old :-Mr. B. Harries’s Hyafor the sum of 2525 guineas, and four cinth beat Mr. Williams's William hacks for 285 gs.

Julius Cæsar was Tell; Mr. Evans's Ebony beat Mr. knocked down at 690gs. There Morgan's Idris; Mr. M. Davies's were also twelve harness and other Zitella ran a bye.—In the Ties, Ebony horses belonging to the same Noble- ran a bye, and Hyacinth and Zitella man, which produced 627. gs. was no course, the latter having been

The only horse sent abroad during drawn.-In the Deciding Course, the month is the famous stallion Figa- Hyacinth beat Ebony and won the ro, to Count Hahn, in Germany, by Cup.-Hyacinth was got by Beppo which he will much improve his breed. out of Myrtillo, Sister to Mundy; Mr. Walker has bought Mr. Pow- Ebony, by Grasp.

. lett's ch.c. by Whisker, dam by Blacklock, that ran third for the Cham- A meeting of the Royal Sailing pagne, and second for the Two-year- Society was held on the 6th of the old Stakes at Doncaster.

month at Oliver's Coffee-house, Mr. Riddell sold Emancipation, by Westminster-bridge, D. Currie, Esq., Whisker, 4 yrs, to Mr. Gully, for the Treasurer, in the chair, in the 1450 ; Mr. Gully has since sold him absence of the Duke of Buccieuch. at the reported price of 2000gs. to Lord After Mr. Frost, the Secretary, had Cleveland.

announced to the meeting that His Lord Scarbrough has sold Cister- Majesty had graciously signified his tercian by Catton, 5 yrs, and Chancel- intention of becoming the Patron of lor (Brother to Tarrare), by Catton, the Society, and had intimated such 4 yrs, to Mr. Sharpe.

intention through Lord Melbourne, Mr. Skipsey has refused twelve the names of several distinguished hundred guineas for Castrellina, The persons, who had lately become Saddler's dam, for whom he gave a Honorary Members, were read; among ten-pound note three or four years ago! whom were, Earl Grey, the Marquis

of Anglesey, Sir J. Graham, AdThe Ardrossan Club held its mirals Lord De Saumarez, Sir Arthur Meeting on the 4th of October, over Paget, Sir R.G. Keats, Sir — Hotham, Lord Eglinton's lands in the Barony the Hanoverian and Saxon Ministers, of Ardrossan, when the following the Swedish and Sicilian Consuls, &c.

run for the Sweep- The Secretary then stated that the stakes for Dogs under twenty-months Society had been formed, not, as the

AQUATICS.

COURSING MEETINGS.

courses

were

sea.

title which had been given to it in its had been the means of rendering to commencement mightindicate, merely his fellow-creatures in distress, he for the purpose of promoting the expressed a hope that the readiness amusing and agreeable recreation of which the French Government had sailing. Patronised and honored as displayed in rewarding his humble it was by some of the most illustrious exertions, beyond their merit, would individuals belonging to the Naval pro- be followed by the authorities in this fession, it had pretensions of a differ- country, in every case where Englishent character, and it was hoped that it men were indebted to the humanity might at no distant period lay claim and bravery of the people on whose to a high place amongst the patriotic coasts accident might throw them in and useful Institutions with which' moments of danger and suffering. this country abounded. The objects He spoke, too, in terms of bitter into which this Society had principally dignation of the country people on directed its attention hitherto were the Devonshire and Cornwall coasts, improvements in naval architecture, when, on a late occasion, some French and those inventions by which life trading vessels had been driven ashore might be preserved in the appalling in a storm, and when it required the dangers which so frequently happen at most strenuous and hazardous exer

An invention connected with tions of the crews of the boats which the latter subject had lately been had gone out to save the men to propresented to the Directors, which tect the cargoes from the plunder of they were desirous of communicating the wretches who came down to prey to the Society generally. Before, upon whatever the storm had spared. however, this was done, he begged Mr. Canning then explained the to announce that there was a Gentle- machine which he had invented for man present who had so worthily the purpose of saving the lives of distinguished himself by his courage- persons wrecked. It is the simplest ous exertions in behalf of men who contrivance that can be imagined, conhad no other claim on him than that sisting merely of spars, or booms, or which all human beings in distress any similar material, of which there had upon the sympathies of brave is no lack on board ship, fastened and generous minds, that it had been together with ropes, in the form (to proposed to enrol his name among use a most familiar illustration) of the

Honorary Members of this Insti- one of those portable seats carried tution. He therefore proposed that about by artists. At each of the Major Tolkien, Mayor of Teign- three lower ends is fastened a barrel, mouth, who had saved the crew of a and the end of the barrel is protected French brig bound from Bordeaux to against the rocks or sand banks it Dunk when in imminent danger may encounter by a hammock and of perishing, should become an bedding. The barrels give the Honorary Member of the Society.- necessary buoyancy, and the ropes This being adopted unanimously, and intermediate space afford a safe

Mr. Tolkien returned thanks, and in place for the persons escaping, who a very modest and unaffected manner are thus preserved from the two related the circumstance attending the greatest dangers of shipwreck-imevent alluded to by the Secretary. The mersion in the water, and bruising French Government had, at first, against the shore. Mr. Canning offered him the decoration of the stated that he had tried the apparatus Legion of Honour; but, in conse- nine times with complete success, at quence of some objection being made Cherbourg, in stormy seas. - The to his receiving this, he had been Members and Gentlemen present expresented with a gold medal, which he pressed their approbation of the inproduced, and had been appointed vention in the highest terms; and a French Consul in the port of which resolution recommending the same to he was an inhabitant. Disclaiming the notice of the public was unani. all personal merit for the services he mously agreed to.

FINE ARTS—THE ANNUALS.

the last female painted by the lamentWe hail the appearance of these ed Sir Thomas Lawrence, possessing literary luxuries with infinite pleasure, all that grace which the late President and should be wanting in gratitude knew so well how to pourtray, and for much entertainment were we to Finden's exquisite engraving from pass them over in silence, particularly Richter’s Fairy of the Lake. The as each succeeding year's graphic il- designs by Stothard, J. Wood, Jolustrations shew an evident improve- hanot, E. C. Ward, Wichelo, Westall, ment in the Arts, to which we are R.A., and others, are really beautiful; ever ready to open our pages.

and their execution could not be enAckermann's Forget me Not was the trusted to better hands than those of first of these offerings to public taste, C. Rolls, Shenton, E. and W. C. Finand it has annually visited us with den, Holmes, T. A. Dean, J. Goodincreased claims to approbation and year, &c.-all exquisite specimens of patronage. The title suits all seasons what the pencil and the graver can and all possible circumstances, and perform. This set of prints will no has the peculiar merit of individual- doubt make their way into the libraries ising the feelings of which it is the of all classical scholars and lovers of art. token. The thought was a happy one, The Humourist. This is Mr. and was happily expressed in its ear- Harrison's second appearance in this liest numbers by that beautiful gar- character, which he supports admiraland of its own blue flower that was bly under the auspices of our old wont to be embossed on its title page. friend Ackermann ; and as an amuseIn the present volume, and in the ment, or a “Companion to the ChristJuvenile, by the same publisher-a fit mas Fireside,” which its second title and proper companion for its adult professes, no contribution can be more namesake--are numerous engravings calculated to sustain its object. Whilst by Chevalier, Landseer, Romney, other Annuals procure the co-operaShenton, &e., and their names are a tion of a number of popular pens, Mr. sufficient guarantee both of the style Harrison boldly attempts to raise the in which they are executed, and of crop and reap the field of humour the taste with which the subjects have alone. It is sown with eighty-one varibeen selected. The neatness and ele- ous and laughable designs by W. H. gance with which both these very Brooke, beginning with Emigration, pretty volumes are got up, do as much and ending with a Brother of the Angle. credit to the liberality of the spirited The first represents an Irish family proprietor as the talent which he has on the move, drawn by a single horse, called forth in their illustration. The and cart and horse covered with politerary portions do not come under pulation : to which the author in his the character of those works which preface thus alludes :-" He neither we are accustomed to notice, though claims nor merits exemption from the it is but justice to say, the accompa- common lot of authors. Like the ani, nying letter-press is highly entertain- mal in the first illustration of this ing; and we most heartily recommend Number, he has found his path an these Forget me Nots as worthy not up-hill one; and the attempt to draw to be forgotten.

a multitude with so many conflicting The embellishments of Friendship's sentiments, laborious. He has had Offering, published by Smith, Elder, great critics on his back, and small ones and Co., are numerous, and we have upon his withers; while the shafts of seldom seen anything of the same class censure have galled his sides. Could which could lay claim to a greater share he, however-to carry the simile not of merit. The artists whose talents further, but back, that is, to the tail have been engaged in their produce of the car - dare to hope that, like the tion are individuals whose reputations Irishman with the uplifted shilelah, are already established. Among the he is about to make a hit, he should illustrations we may particularise the forget his past labours in the prospect portrait of Lady Carrington, being of future reward.” The volume is

filled with puns, droll stories, odd twenty minutes from the commencecaricatures of character, and Pindaric ment of the play. Whether it arises extravaganzas, all in immediate con- from the novelty or fierceness of the nection with the designs; and we can struggle, camping matches are generefer to them as being very ludicrous rally attended by the whole neighand displaying great fertility of fancy, bourhood, each individual appearing perfectly in unison with each other. to feel that upon his personal exer

The Comic Offering.-Miss L. H. tions depends the fate of the game, Sheridan has again taken the field of and all evincing the most lively infun and humour, under the protection terest in the success of their respecof her first publishers, Smith, Elder, tive partisans. It is perhaps one of and Co.; and her volume for 1832 the pastimes best adapted for the diswill be found an admirable antidote play of the hardihood, agility, and to ennui. Without wishing in the courage of our rural population, as it slightest degree to derogate from combines and brings into action all the merits of this talented Lady, the athletic powers of which man is we think she has done wisely in capable. It was formerly a game of calling in the aid of such able coad- very general pursuit in Norfolk, but, jutors as Our Village Mitford, Lady with the exception of a very splendid Clarke, W. Collier, Esq., Miss Isa- affair which came off at Ranworth in bel Hill, T. H. Bayly, Esq., and August 1822, it has been but little other “justly esteemed favorites in practised of late years.

- In 1349 the circle of literature.”

The greater

(24th Edw. III.) it was prohibited by part of the illustrations, seventy in public edict, because it co-operated number, are designed by the fair with other popular and favorite amuseauthoress; the remainder are the pro- ments to impede the progress of duction of persons who have at- archery. James the First denounced tained celebrity in this branch of the it as “meeter for lameing than makArt, highly characteristic of the object ing abler the users thereof.” (See it is intended to pourtray.

Busilicon Doron, book iii.) SpeakOld Cat” is an exquisite morceau, ing of “foote-ball,” Barclay, in his and Sans sous, see,” is true to Ship of Fools, published 1508, has nature. But we cannot particularise: these lines: all are highly comic, and well adapt- “ _-The sturdie plowman, lustie, stronge, ed to chase away the blue devils, which

and bold, too frequently assail the sportsman Overcometh the winter with driving the when frost-bound.

foote-ball, Forgetting labour and many a grievous

fall. “You have prevaricated so grossly," said a brow-beating Counsellor to an

MR. OSBALDESTON'S MATCH. Irish witness, “that' no one will for This out-and-outer's great match, the future believe a word you say!”- to gallop two hundred miles in ten “ Counsellor, ye're an honest man!!successive hours, with an unlimited was Paddy's rejoinder.

number of horses, will be decided on “ Hold your tongue for a fool!. the race course at Newmarket on the was the polite recommendation of an Monday after the Houghton Meeting. Irish husband. “Sure then, ye’re Twenty-five thorough-bred horses are going to spake yourself!" was the to be employed, and (independently equally polite reply of the wife. of changes and stoppages for refresh

ments) Mr. O. must do at the rate of A Camping Match took place lately twenty miles an hour. He is, howon the Norwich Cricket Ground.

ever, so confident that he has laid Two sides of ten each (Norwich and odds on the performance ; notwithBlofield) were formed ; the former got standing which there are plenty of the first goal, and after a bye each takers at six to four. The ground on had been gained, the Blofield men which this feat is to be undertaken is cried “ Hold, enough!” in about a square, the extent of which is four

"The

RETORTS COURTEOUS.

CAMPING.

miles of the most beautiful turf in the Should Mr. O. get through his job, it kingdom. The animals will be kept will be without a parallel in the annals in the centre, and several will be walk- of horsemanship. The greatest match ing about, meeting him at different of this nature hitherto performed was parts of the ground in case of acci- that of Cooper Thornhill, the postdents. It is generally thought they master of Stilton, who in April 1745 will easily perform their part of the rode three times between that town task; and it is the opinion of the and London, which he accomplished jockeys (no mean judges) that if he is in 11 h. 33 m. 52 sec.--the distance in good training he will accomplish it. 213 miles.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

BRED ONE FALLING AT

The Proprietors of the SPORTING MAGAZINE respectfully announce to their Subscribers, that, anxious to shew the grateful sense they entertain of the extended Patronage which has lately rewarded their labours, they have gone to considerable additional expense in their Embellishments, in the hope of competing with the advanced and daily advancing state of the Arts ; and beg to assure them that their utmost endeavours will be constantly exerted to secure a continuance of that support which it will be their highest ambition to deserve. The next, the DOUBLE NUMBER of the Volume, will be embellished with four EngRAVINGS:-the first, SPANIELS, the property of Sir Thomas Bowyer, Bart. engraved by GOLDING, the eminent Artist who executed the beautiful portraits of the late lamented Princess Charlotte and Sir William Grant the Master of the Rolls, together with the Book-plates to the superb edition of Don Quixote and other first-class publications :--the second, The Cock Pir, with portraits of two flrst-rate Feeders and other public characters, by MARSHALL, jun:the third, the Old BETTING Rooms at Newmarket :--and the fourth, A THOROUGH

HIS FENCE, by LAPORT E-the three last from the elegant burin of ROMNEY.

Our attention has been called to a misconception, which we understand has in some instances arisen on the observations of ALFRED HighFLYER on the Gold Cup at Doncaster of this year, which he styles “so paltry and unworthy a prize, if such it may be called.” We are quite sure that our valued Correspondent meant the expression to refer only to the taste in its execution, and not to its value, which was quite equal to the Cups of late years.

We are obliged to Amicus for his friendly hint, and hope he will find that we have profited by it.

To our Manchester Correspondent we take leave to say his very just complaint does not lie at our door. Our Magazine for October was published on the last day of September, and ought in due course to have been received on the first or second of October at latest. The delay in the delivery must be with his bookseller, as the London Agents invariably send off their parcels on the day of publication.

We are not surprised at “FLASK” supposing the wavy lines in a genuine Damascus barrel are produced by the introduction of steel. It is the general opinion out of the Trade, though an erroneous one ; as, on examination, it will be found they are of the same metal as the rest of the barrel, and form a sort of embossed work. The texture of a real Damascus is not the only thing curious about it ; they are often highly ornamented with silver, which is not inlaid, but fixed on the surface, though no solder or other material known to us for such purpose is perceptible.

BETTINGS AT_TATTERSALL's, Oct. 28.—Business has been very slack during the past month. For the DERBY, Beiram has got up two points since our last, and Margrave and Folly have both receded.-The bettings closed yesterday as follow's :9 to 1 agst Beiram, 13 to 1 Dulcinea, 15 to 1 Non Compos, 15 to 1 Margrave, 18 to 1 Folly, 18 to 1 Darioletta, 20 to 1 Pastille, and 25 to 1 William the Fourth.--For the Oaks, Emiliana is the only one talked of, at 6 to 1 agst her. Nothing doing on the St. LEGER, from the uncertainty prevailing respecting the proposed regulation of this great Stake.

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