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Pedigree and Performances of Penelope...... 1 Races, Shows, &c. a: Calcutta.................... 20

The Wonders of the Microcosm ..............

Battle between Harmer and Shelton .. ....... 21

New lavented Hurse Shoe


On the Wild Ass of India and Persia ........ 23

New Patent for Improvements in Carriages .. 5 Extı act from Mr. Sketchley's Book on
Saramary of Sport on three first Days of New. Cocking......

market First Spring Meeting ..

7 Account of the Religious Rites of the Irish
Portrait of T. Goodisson ......

Roman Catholics, celebrated annually
On the Woodcock ..........

on St. John's Eve, at Googaunbarra,

The Saddle put on the right Horse ............. 11

County of Cork


Phenomena, the celebrated Trotting Mare 11 Lottery Sporting---M'Kellar v. Bellamy

Happiness equally dispensed to the High and Account of the new Tragedy of "Ina" ...... 85

the Lov

12 Interesting Cause, tried at the York Assizes., 97

King's Plates to be run for in 1815 ............ 15 FEAST OF WIT...


Aninals affected by Colours ..................... 15 SPORTING INTELLIGENCE .............. SD

Affectionate Treatment of their Cow-Kine by


the Mountaineers of Switzerland.......... 16 Epilogue to the Tragedy of " Ina”
Predilection for Bears and Cats ... .......... 17 Songs in the Opera of “The Outlaw” 46
Account of the Equestrian Pantomime Songs in “The Unknown Guest"
brought out at Astley's Amphitheatre, On the Virtues of a Pipe of Tobacco

.......... 43

Westminster Bridge .....

*...................... 18 || RACING CALENDAR

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Embellished with,
I. A Portrait of PENELOPE, the Property of the Duke of Grafton.

II. Sketch of the Likeness of T. GoodISSON, the Jockey.

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The first heat was a very fine one, old, 8st. 131b. Lignum-Vitæ, 6 yr bat Tbaïs ran against a man when old, 8st. 1315. Creeper, 4 yrs old, first, for the second. At New 7st. 716. and Galloper, 4 yrs old, market July Meeting, she won tlie 7st

. 71b. -Seven to 4 agst LignumTown Plate of 50l. (with Mr. Per. Vitæ, 4 to 1 agst Surprise, and ram's 20gs. added), colis, 8st. Alls. 5 to 1 agst Penelope, who won fillies, 8st, the last mile and a dis

very easy. In the Second October tance of B. C. beating Thaïs and Meeting, she won a Subscription Ostrich.--Four to 1 on Penelope. of 25ys. each, (sixteen subscriIn the First October Meeting, she bers) B. C. heating Eleanor and won the Town Plate of 50l. (with Malta, 8st. 5lb. each.-Six to 4 on Mr. Perram's 30gs. added), colts, Eleanor, and 7 to 4 agst Penelope, 8st. 7lb, fillies, 8st. 3lb. Ditcb-in, who won quite easy.

In the beating the Sister to Gouty, Fop, Houghton Meeting, at 8st. 71b. Striver, Horns, and Deserter. - she heat Whirligig, 8st. Ilb. B. C. Three to I on Penelope. And in 100gs.-Eleven to 8 on Whirligig: the Second October Meeting, Pe. -Won quite easy. nelope, 7st. 41b, won the Octuber At Newmarket Craven Meeting, Oatlands Stakes of 30gs. each, 1804, Penelope, 9st. Ib. won the B. M. beating Striver, 3 yrs old, first Class of the Oatlands' Stakes 6st. 71b. Chippenbam, 5 yrs old, of 50ys. each, b. ft. (nine sub'&st. 81b. Vivaldi, 5 yrs old, 8st. 'scribers) Ditch-in, beating ChipHorns, 3 yrs old, 6st. Ploughboy, penham, aged, gst. 5lb. Brighton, aged, 7st. 121b. and Georgiana, 6 yrs old, 8st. 715. Strathspey, 4 4 yrs old, 8st. 5lb. (eleven paid yrs old, 8st. Driver, 5 yrs old, 9st. 10gs. each).--Five to 4 agst Pene- 41b, and Cæsario, 3 yrs old, 6st. lope, and 3 to 1 agst Chippenham. glb.--Five to 2 agst Penelope, 7 The above were the wbole of ber

to 2 agst Chippenham, and 6 to 1 running that year.

agst Driver :--A good race. At Newmarket First Spring the First Spring Meeting, at 7st. Meeting, 1802, Penelope, Sst. 711. 8lb, she received 60gs. from Eagle, received 20gs. from Informer, 6st. 8st. glb. A. F. 200gs. h. ft.-'The A.F. 100gs. b. ft. And in the next day, she won the King's Second Spring Meeting, at 8st. 71b. Plate for mares, 10st. eacb, R. C. she won a sweepstakes of 15gs. beating Eleanor.--Seven to 4 and each, D. M, beating Friday, 4 yrs 2 to I on Penelope :-A good race. old, 7st. 3lb, the Sister to Gonty, ---And the day following, at gst. 4 1, 7st. Tilb. and Mr. Lake's she won the 501. Plate, D. C. beatVolunteer filly, 3 yrs old, 8st. 71h, ing Quiz, 5 yrs old, 9st, and MonSeven to 4 on Penelope, who talto, 3 yrs old, 7st. 4lb.-Eleven won quite easy

to 10 on Quiz, and 6 to 5 agst At Newmarket Craven Meeting, Penelope, who won easy. In the 1803, Penelape, 8st. glb. beat Second Spring Meeting, at 8st. glb. Duxbury, 3 yrs old, 8st. A. F. she won the Jockey-Club Plate of 200gs.-Two to 1 on Duxbury :- 50gs. B.C. beating Dick Andrews, A good race, and won by a neck. aged, 8st. 11lb.-Six to 5 on PeIn the First October Meeting, at nelope, who won easy. And in 8st, 6lb, she won a Subscription of the Houghton Meeting, at 8st. 71b. 5gs. each, (twenty-four subscri- sbe beat Bobtail, sst. B. C. 100gs. bers) B. C. beating Surprise, 6 yrs --Six to 5 on Bobtail:-Won easy.



yrs old,

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At Newmarket Craven Meeting, through innumerable pores, each 1805, Penelope, 8st. 71b. was beat scale representing an irregular penby Walton, 8st. 6lb. B. C. 200ys. tagon, or five-sided figure. Le-Five to 4 on Penelope. She wenboek teaches that two hundred was put to the horse, and was a of them may be covered with a brood mare in the Duke of Graf- grain of sand, and that each scale ton's stud, and produced in 1806, a covers one hundred pores; so that hay filly; in 1807, a br. colt, if a grain of sand can cover two Whalebone ; in 1808, a bay filly, hundred of such scales, it will Web; in 1809, a bay colt, Woful; also cover twenty thousand places, in 1810, a ches. filly, Wilful; in through which perspiration may 1811, a br. 'filly, Wire, and in issue. If one grain of gold be 1812, a bay colt, (a favourite for diffused through five pounds of sil. the next Derby) all by Waxy: ver, and a grain of the compound In 1813, she missed to Vandyke; be submitted to the action of niand in 1814, she produced a bay trous acid, the twenty-eight colt, by Walton.

thousandth part of a grain of gold Prunella (tbe dam of Penelope) will be discovered. A grain of salt was also the dam of Parasol, by dissolved in one hundred thousapd Potgo's; Pelisse, by Whiskey; parts of water, may be detected Podargus, by Wortby; Pioneer, in each drop of the solution. The by Whiskey; of Pope, Pledge, and melt of a fish contains animals so Pope Joan, by Waxy; also of Pic minute, as to be only the millionth quet, by Sorcerer.

part of the size of a grain of sand, Promise, (the dam of Prunella) and more nunerous in the melt of was also the dam of Patience, a single cod, than the human poPeeress, and Pallas, by Herod; pulation of the whole globe. Each Prude, by Highflyer; Prizefighter, of such animals must be possessed by Florizel; Peppermint, by High. of muscles, nerves, and vessels, flyer ; and several others.

conveying blood, or they could neither lave life, motion, or feeling;

and yet what is this inconceivable THE WONDERS OF THE MICRO minuteness of blood globules, in COSM, OR THE WORLD OF MAN. competition with atoms composing

light! It has been found that a THE scales of the cuticle grow particle of the blood of animals,

upon the buman body as they must be as much smaller iban a do upon the external skin of a fish, globe of the tenth part of an inch and are placed like them, three in diameter, as that globe is smaldeep; each scale being partially ler than the whole earth; and yet, covered by two others, one third if these particles be compared to part only of the two lower ones the atoms of light, they will be appearing, and lying over one ano. found to exceed them as much in ther, which may be the principal bulk, as mountains do single grains cause why the body appears white; of sand; for the force of any body for on the lips, and other parts, striking against an obstacle, is where they do not fold over, the directly in proportion to its quan. blood appears through, and such tity of matter, multiplied into its parts are red. The perspirable velocity; and since the velocity of matter issues between these scales, the particles of light is demon

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strated to be at least a million times tems; shoes with seats for the greater than the velocity of a can crusts of the hoof to rest upon non 'hall, it is manifest that if a and shoes with no seats at all. We million of those particles were as have bad concayities and convexibig as a single grain of sand, we ties, planes, and cockleshells, andare no more open our eyes to the ple discussions of aļl whịch, with light, than we dare expose tbem to names attached to them who scarcesand, shot point blank from a can, ly ever saw a horse-shoe forged in These speculations are a

their lives. We have had shoes proproof of the maturity of science, per to be nailed from toe to þeel, and the goodness of optical glas and shoes to adbere to the hoof ses, in the days of Lewenhoek. without a nail at all; and now

CURIOSUS. comes a redoubted champion of the

forge, with a shoe that sweeps

all the others, and attempts NEW İNVENTED HORSE SHOE.

to be tbe Ego sum. To the Editor of the Sporting Ma

As a matter of great public in

terest, I must beg your insertion of gažine.

this; for the curiosity and wonder SIR,

of inany people as well as myself, A Shoe, called the Levarian, or are on the stretch, most people supeasy sboe for horses troubled

posing the


of invention to with corns and sandcracks, begin- have been frozen ever since the days ning to be talked of hy every body of Osmer, at least since those of at the west end of the town; Moorcroft, who was inspired upon some stating that it has been used the same sacred spot. I have not in the studs of many Noblemen been more than four days in town, for a long time, which in conse and this slioe is the first topic of quence have been kept perfectly conversation, particularly among sound; I wish to ask, through the coachmen, as I understand; eacb, mediun of your useful publication, I suppose because it may be new, whether any of your correspon, giving it the preference to any dents know how it is formed, and other. am, Sir, most respectful. upon wbat principle it acts, so as ly, your's, IGNORAMUS. to preclude the necessity of using a Limmer's Hotel, April 21. bar shoe, the horse continuing in work at the same time, though PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE troubled with deep-seated corns or

GAME LAWS, sandcracks? I never having seen At the late Lancaster Assiges. any person as yet who could explain its manner of operation in Tuson v. Davey and Another. the least, although many have been MR. Scarlett stated, that this ready enough to talk of its great was an action to recover the virtues, am greatly at a loss. We penalty incurred by the defendants have long enough been bored by for poaching upon Mr. Blundell's systems of shoeing borses, and

The gamekeeper of Mr. publications declaring there

can be Blundell was upon the look-out for no system applicable to every foot. poachers in the month of October Webave bad thin-heeled, and thick. last, when he discovered the defenheeled (if not thick-headed) sys. dants se ting gins or engines to



earch bares, in a place much fre

phace much fre- persons of the same description as quented by those animals. They

the lefendants in the last caitse. had with them a lurcher dog for The defendant livell in Walton le the purpose of starting the game, Dale, and having frequently tresand driving it into the snares. passed on the plaintiff's lands for When the gamekeeper had fully the purpose of killing game, resatisfied himself as to their object, ceived a written notice that if he be obtained assistance, and was was found on any part of the plainproceeding to apprehend the de- tiff's premises be would be prosefendants, but they took to flight: ceted. Notwithstanding be had a chace commenced, which afford. received this notice, he was obed soine sport. It was not between served on the 29th October last, at the dog and the hare, but the two o'clock in the morning, on the game-keeper and his party and the plaintiff's grounds poaching. He poachers. The gamekeeper was was seen to take a gate off the the swiftest of foot, and he cane hinges, lay it down, and in the up with the defendants. He found place of it spread a hare net ; he in the poeket of Davey wire gins, was also observed to fix a gin in a such as are used for ensnaring gap in the hedge, and then proceed hares;

but nothing of the kind to rouse the hares with a lurcher. upon


person of the other defen The Learned Counsel observed, dant. These facts were stated by that whatever might be said as to the gamekeeper. He admitted, on the severity of the Game Laws, cross examination, that the defen yet no fact was more certain than dants were near a quarter of a mile that persons of the defendant's off when he first saw them laying the class of life, who annexed ideas of gins. He also admitted these gins profit to any thing but their own would catch weazles. --Mr. Baine honest industry, and who, to gain attributed this prosecution to the a precarious livelihood, went about Association of Preston- set of in the night destroying game, rich gentlemen, who were deter.. usually finished their career by an mined that nobodly should eat any ignominious death. He trusted, hares but themselves. The present therefore, that the Jury, by their action, however, was for the pe. verdict, would do all in their nalty given by the statute for bat- power to prevent the practice. ing engines to catch hares. Now The case was fully made out, and it did not appear that the defend the plaintiff had a verdict-Daants had used them for that p!ır. mages, 10l. pose. The witness bad admitted they would catch weazles, and non

ACCOUNT OF A PATENT constat, that it was the object of the defendant to catch weazles, Lately granted to Mr. Lewis GOMPERTZ,

of Kenningtvn Oval, .for Improvements anl not hares.-The Jury found a in Carriages and Substitutes for Wheels. verdict for the plaintiff only as to Davey, on whom the gins were in place of the wheels beretofore found.

used in carriages, be applies cerWordon v. Parkinson.--Mr. Scar- tain machinery, which may be deJett said this was an action brought nominated scapers, wbich have the to prevent trespass by the defende property of supporting the carant and his coadjutors, who weré riage at the same distance from the


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