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Mop and Frisk, Spaniels, the property of

Sir Thomas Fenton Fletcher Boucher, 62

Review of the Racing Season of 1831,

and Matters connected therewith, by

The Young Forester

62

The Cock Fit, with Portraits ....... 68

Bettings at Tattersall's

68

Fugitive Pieces, No. III. “ Woman," by

A Native

69

Sketch of the Hibernian Turf, alias a

Staggeen Race...............

74

Adventures of a Party Deer-shooting in

Spain

78

Preventive of Windsucking and Weav-

ing, by T. R. Yare

.......... 87

Lines, to a Lady who had rather an An-

tipathy to Cockchafers................ 90

Impromptu on being cut in the Street by

a short-sighted Friend

... 90

Sports and Pastimes of the People...... 91

Excellent Fox-hunt with Lord Elcho's

Harriers, in East Lothian.............. 96

Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman, in-

cluding Hunting in the Olden Time

in France, Italy, and other Parts of

the Continent, interspersed with Anec-

dotes, by The Hermit in London........ 97

Saint Andrews' Annual Golfing Match.. 104

The disputed Guy Stakes................ 105

Pedigree and Performances of York-

shire Jenny, with a Song

107

The Fishmongers and Flat Fish ...... 109

A few Remarks on the Fast Coaches .. 110

Medical Treatment of Accidents in the

Field .........

112

Amended Rules of the Bibury Club,

with a List of New Members ........ 114

A Few Lines to Native on his “ Dorse-

tian Sketch"

116

Tarporley Hunt Meeting ............. 119

Amended Rules of the Jockey Club.... 120

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mbellished toith),

1. MOP and Frisk, TWO SPANIELS.-II. The Cock Pit, with PORTRAITS.

III. COFFEE HOUSE GATES AT NEW MARKET.

IV, A THOROUGH-BRED ONE FALLING AT HIS FENCE.

MOP AND FRISK,

SPANIELS, the Property of Sir THOMAS FENTON FLETCHER BOUGHey, Bart.

THE

HE excellence of these Spaniels induced Sir Thomas to have them handed down to posterity on canvas, the which, through his kindness in lending the picture, and Mr. GOLDING's talent in the translation of it, we now offer to our subscribers as a beautiful specimen of the graphic

art.

That faithful attachment which is proverbial with the spaniel, Mop, the old dog, possessed in the highest degree: this was joined to all those essential qualities which make a spaniel valuable- -a good nose, under excellent command, versatile in pursuit, and equally good at either woodcock, pheasant, hare, rabbit, snipe, or mallard.

On land or in water, it was a matter of indifference to Mop which, if it was his master's wish-guided by the hand, checked by the whistle, indefatigable in his labour-his end regretted, being accidentally killed.

As time wings his course, his master will, when he looks on the portrait, feel all those pleasing remembrances when as companions they rambled with delight through the wild and varied scenes that adorn Aqualate.

FRISK, when painted, was young; she possesses a pleasing archness of countenance, which is indicative of bustle and industry-qualities_in_a spaniel always desirable. Both the dogs were bred by Sir Thomas.

REVIEW OF THE RACING SEASON OF 1831, AND MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

"I have horse will follow where the game

Makes way, and run like swallows o'er the plain."
SHAKSPEARE.

SIR,

wing

WHAT with Reform and Anti- everybody of his superiority; and one reform "a plague o' both your houses"-Father Turf has been this season somewhat scurvily usedthe most influential supporters of racing having been detained in town with little intermission the whole season. In the provinces this has been severely felt; most of the principal country races, Bath, Cheltenham, &c. having sadly fallen off, the interest and betting being confined to the few professors who usually attend, and the two or three Gentlemen sharps who play the same game.

cannot help feeling that such a horse ever got beaten. The Abingdon Mile Handicap, which a year previously put forth the Little Rover in such glowing colours as to make all competition, except the great Trojan, safe for the Derby, did actually this season produce the winner of the Great Race, although at the time thought nothing of; and with good reason, having been out four times at two years old without winning, and now having with very favorable weight beaten only a very moderate field. The race for the Riddlesworth, on the same day, did to all appearance bring out the undoubted winner of the Derby. The running of Riddlesworth, combined with his subsequent performances, in which he defeated every competitor with the

Newmarket, however, for obvious reasons, has been less affected than elsewhere; although even there, matters, till the latter Meetings, did but "drag their slow length along." The performances of Priam in the Craven Meeting ought to have fully satisfied

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greatest ease, reduced the betting to not of the dam of Taurus (the quickest the most extraordinary state, nothing horse at Newmarket), and who like being backed but Lord Jersey's stable, his relative has always made some and that only though a Blunder. The noise in the world, though thought party, however, all along bore up greatly of by the party—so much so as that the latter horse was the best; and to prevail on the great Chifney to two or three, who had the wrong ride-cut but a sorry figure in the office, as

paid pretty dear for their race for the Newmarket Stakes with whistle.” However, they never dare Riddlesworth, the latter horse seemtrust the Middleton brute for any of ing to increase in quality each time of his races, although it was given out appearing-having up to this won to the last that he was to run for the every race he was engaged in with the “ Two Thousand.” There was, how greatest ease, so as to leave no appaever, long before that time, a snug rent chance for his Derby compeers. little party, which were quite suf- Chester this year lost one of its ficiently acquainted with the relative principal supporters through the lamerits of the two animals, by having mentable decease of Sir Thomas had a little fun to themselves; and of Mostyn; and altogether, though which knowledge they had the op- there was no lack of sport, required portunity of turning the penny, as, by some of the old spirit to make it go good bearing up, the Blunder brute off. Every good sportsman must never lost his position in the betting : have rejoiced to see so liberal and vebut there is no test like public running teran a supporter of the turf as Lord for public money. Lord Exeter's lot Derby win the Dee Stakes with a colt turned out wretchedly bad ; and my from his Lordship's own paddocks: opinion as to Bohemian, expressed in but the Knowsley stud all this season my “ Review” of last year, has been has sadly lacked the assistance in their quite cenfirmed.

stable which last year was Felt. The The Fair Circassian having ma- Chester Meeting this season naged to win a small stake against a remarkable for having brought out moderate mare, coupled with her per- from one stable five horses of different formances in the preceding autumn, ages, and won every race- ---Mr. Beardsmade her the pet for her race. Her worth having run a two, a three, four, antagonist Oxygen, whom I set down five, and six-year-old horse for as last year as the champion of the many different races, and won them southern side, was defeated in the all. "This occasioned some talk of chalrace for "the Thousand,” by a very lenging any other stable in England, bad field, and adds another proof how but which no doubt was wisely fallacious all imagined certainties in thought better of: he, as well as others, racing are. The race was thrown away had better keep out of Priam's path. entirely by too great confidence, Oxy- York produced us this year The gen having been considered good Saddler in strong force, and his having enough to win any way: therefore a won the Spring Leger, and cut down mare in the same stable, not within Chorister easily, (though this latter any weight of Oxygen, was allowed had not then recovered from his winto make the running; and in the ter's illness, and, besides having a little scuffle of the last hundred yards, temper about him, could not also get Oxygen was beaten by two animals through the dirt,) got him up greatly not within a stone of herself. Had in public favour. The first appearshe been permitted to have made ance of Jerry's stock having beaten her own running, being a stout good two fields, looks as well as the Lotmare, but with only a certain pace, tery first performance did the year all this might have been avoided, and preceding; and though Lord Kelthere would then have been nomistake burne's has since been defeated in the for this, nor any public dissatisfac- same way that his predecessor Chotion at Epsom afterwards. Incubus, rister was, I am assured he will have

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