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dare not attempt.-This strict scrutiny occupied about ten minutes, when, creeping as fully back to us, he said that we were full early, a fault on the right side however: but for all that, with hats off, bended heads, and in Indian file, we must creep up along the fayle dyke as far as a small bothy (or shepherd's hut made of sods) which appeared about a mile on; and I was particularly cautioned, though a bird (mind we were out for nothing but black game) should come over my head, not to fire, and to pointedly attend to his slightest motion. We had crept on within about a hundred yards of this said bothy, and just where the fayle dyke turned off in an obtuse angle to the right, when the keeper, who had occasionally kept his eye out" over the dyke, all at once made a motion with his hand for us behind him to drop! This was done, dogs and all, secundem artem; and after looking, or as it is very expressively termed in these parts, "keeking" over the dyke with his glass for a few minutes, he motioned me to creep to him, which I did, and in a whisper directed my attention to a field near a small planting, about a mile below us, and which came into view for the first time at the angle of the dyke above-mentioned. "Do you see anything in that new laid clover field?"
"Take the glass." I took it, and saw about a hundred black cocks, as I could guess, their whitetails now occasionallyplainly visible, by a little kind of strutting run and fan of the tail, somewhat similar to that of a turkeycock, though not so decided in either motion, especially the tail, but opening and directly closing like the one flirt of a fan, which shews all the white, just stirring about, and feeding on the young clover of a field, containing I should imagine about thirty acres, and surrounded by a small stone dyke or wall, apparently about three feet high. In the very centre of this inclosure they had placed themselves in a kind of open column, with watchers evidently thrown out, and I was at once convinced from their position that it would be a matter of no small difficulty to get at them.
"How are we to
get at them?" whispered I, as I returned the glass." Aha," replied he, you are advised of that already; that's the rub, and deuce take me if I well know how to manœuvre it.”
How we did manœuvre it-how we sped that day-how we quartered for the night, and how on the morrow we finished the season high up in the Grampians, where a man had been occupied for a week in preparing for this one day's work—I shall feel more pleasure, Sir (if you choose), in communicating, than, I fear, your readers will in perusing.
A QUARTOGENARIAN. - Lodge, West Highlands, Dec. 16, 1831.
(To be continued.)
VOLI V.-SECOND SERIES.-No 22.
THE DONCASTER ST. LEGER.
The St. Leger Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft. for three-year-oldscolts, 8st. 61b.; fillies, 8st.3lb.-St. Leger Course.-Seventy-four subs.
Those engaged in the Derby, Oaks, and York Spring St. Leger, are designated by the initial letters, D. O. Y.
Mr. Armitage's b. f. by Saladin, out of Trinket's dam.
Mr. Beardsworth's Ludlow, by Filho da Puta.
Sir J. Boswell's b. c. Vyvyan, by Canteen, out of Mary Ann.
Sir R. W. Bulkeley's b. c. Birdcatcher, by St. Patrick, out of Sister to Luss by
Lord Chesterfield's ch. c. Non Compos, by Bedlamite-D.
Lord Chesterfield's bl. f. Olga, by Paulowitz-O.
Lord Chesterfield's b. c. Tintoret, by Rubens.
Lord Chesterfield's br. c. Brother to Benedick, by Whalebone.
Lord Cleveland's b. c. Brother to Chorister, by Lottery-Y.
Mr. Cosby's Count Robert, by Muley, out of Conquest's dam-D.
Mr. S. Day's Margrave, by Muley-D.
Mr. S. Day's Gratis, by Middleton-D.
Mr. Denton's ch. c. by a Son of Orville (out of Suffolk Punch's dam), his dam by
Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. Tartar, by Brutandorf, out of St. Patrick's dam.
Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. Wildboy, by Whisker, dam by Raphael.
Mr. Edmondson's b. c. Richmond, by Jack Spigot, dam by Wanton, grandam Young
Lord Egremont's b. c. by Whalebone, out of Gift, by Young Gohanna.
Mr. W. Ellis's b. c. Primendorf, by Brutandorf, out of Lady Harriet.
Lord Exeter's Beiram, by Sultan, out of Miss Cantley-D.
Lord Exeter's Byzantium, by Sultan, out of Folly-D.
Lord Exeter's Spencer (Brother to Green Mantle), by Sultan, out of Dulcinea-D.
Mr. H. Fawkes's ch. c. William the Fourth, by Blacklock.
Capt. H. Forbes's b. c. Rainbow (late Kildare), by Roller, out of Rebecca by Re
Mr. S. L. Fox's br. c. Julius, by Jerry.
Mr. S. L. Fox's ch. f. by Whisker, dam by Walton.
Mr. Gascoigne's b. c. by Whisker, out of Louisa.
Mr. R. Harrison's b. f. The Maid of Oaks, by Brutandorf, out of Royal Oak's dam,
Mr. Houldsworth's b. c. David, by Catton, out of Fanny Davies.
Mr. Kelly's b. c. Sir Knight, by Ivanhoe, out of Fanny, by Souvenir.
Lord Langford's Roué, by Starch-D.
Mr. G. Latham's b. f. Florine, by Polygar, out of Barbara, by The Laird—O.
Lord Mountcharles's b. c. Bassetlaw, by Catton.
Mr. Orde's br. c. Tomboy, by Jerry--Emancipation's dam.
Mr. Petre's ch. c. Beaufort, by Comus, out of Katherina-Y.
Sir G. Pigot's b. c. The Grand Falconer, by Merlin, out of Active by Partisan.
Mr. Ridsdale's b. c. Brother to Maria, by Whisker.
Mr. Ridsdale's b. c. Burgomaster, by Brutandorf.
Mr. Ridsdale's ch. c. by Whisker, out of Tyke's dam-D.
Mr. J. Scott's b. c. Novelist, by Waverley, out of Aigrette.
Mr. J. Scott's b. c. Sledmere, by Young Phantom, dam by Camillus, out of an own
Sister to Prime Minister.
Mr. W. Scott's b. c. Carlton, by Catton, out of Sal.
Mr. Skipsey's ch. c. Peter Liberty, by Peter Lely, out of Miss Wilkes.
Mr. Skipsey's b. c. Physician, by Brutandorf-Prime Minister.
Lord Sligo's b. c. Daxon, by Langar, out of Cora.
Lord Sligo's b. c. Westport, by Langar, dam Skylark, by Musician, out of Sister to Pirouette-Y.
Mr. Spiers names Mr. G. O. Smith's b. f. by Humphrey Clinker, out of Kitten.
Mr. Tarleton's b. c. by Buzzard, dam by Selim.
Mr. Thornhill's b. c. by Emilius, out of Sal-D.
Mr. Thornhill's b. c. by Merlin, out of Surprise.
Lord Uxbridge names Mr. Haworth's b. c. by Blacklock, dam by Comus, out of Mr
Mr. Vansittart's ch. c. by Whisker, out of Darioletta-D.
Mr. Walker's ch. c. Conrad, by Whisker, dam by Blacklock, out of Altisidora.
Mr. Walker's br. f. Francesca, by Partisan, out of Miss Fanny's dam.
Mr. Watt's b. f. Sister to Memnon, by Whisker.
Mr. Wilson's b. c. by Whalebone, out of Silvertail-D.
Sir M. Wood names Col. Peel's b. c. Ernest-D.
Sir M. Wood names Colonel Peel's Archibald, by Paulowitz.
Sir M. Wood names Mr. Chifney's Emiliana-D. and O.
Mr. Yates's ch. f. Sensitive, by Cain, out of Sigh.
THE KISS PLATONIC.
ON THE COUNTESS OF ONE EVENING OFFERING THE WRITER A LEMON DROP-COMMONLY CALLED A LEMON KISS !
O LADY! say, is this the kiss
Those lovely lingering lips would ne'er,
Lady! the kiss thou offer'st me
However melting thine might be,
No other on that favor'd spot
For round it thy fair name would wreath
But, Lady! I will cherish this
For ah! thou gav'st it me
Till thou redeem'st thy "Lemon Kiss,”
THE PROPERTY OF VALENTINE MAHER, ESQ.
THIS extraordinary horse, which might be termed a perfect hunter, was a grey, got by Old Drone, out of a white "mare belonging to a huckster, who sold her when in foal to Simpson Hackett, Esq. of Birr, in the county of Tipperary, for (tell it not in Gath) one guinea, and the produce was LEATHERHEAD. He was early in the possession of a Mr. Groom, by whom he was trained as a hunter. He ran, and generally with success,
for Hunters' Stakes at various provincial meetings, and also in Steeple Chases. He afterwards became the property of Mr. Callinan, an excellent horseman: and here he acquired the distinguished reputation of being the "best hunter in Ireland."
Mr. Brassington, of the county of Dublin, having offered to run any horse in Ireland four miles across country, with his famous mare called Lady Pipes, Mr. Callinan accepted the challenge, and,