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propriate to the subject; a wells this small jewel is placed rather too disposed collection of groups; and far from the focus of a common above all, that bustle wbich ought eye, since the peculiar beauties to characterise this sort of suh. which it exhibits cannot be so eas jects, are found within the frame sily enjoyed as if it were nearer the of this excellent picture. This is sight of the visitor. the worst of sports, torvi spectacula No. 70. An allegory of peace martis ; but as the painting, re- and war-by Rubens. It would presenting these cruel scenes, ex- take too much room in our com bibits, in general, borses painted lumns, were we to give something with great passions, exertions and like a description of this bold and fire, they cannot be passed over truly sublime composition of the without a glance from the admirers Flemish painter. We will only of that noble animal, who sports
call the attention of the spectator in the field with his rider, and par
to the fascinating and sportful ticipates his courage in the danger. attitude of the Panther on the ous accidents of war.
foreground. No. 55. View of Laga di Bolo No. 79. A Village Feast-by D. sena-by Jean Both. This beau- Teniers. In the inclosure of a tiful landscape presents an exten- country ale-house are seen upwards sive distance tastefully diversified. of forty-five figures, conversing, Tbe fore ground is enriched by a dancing, regaling, in familiar, cao singular and luxuriant display of sy, and interesting groupes ; on the trees, plants, and herbages, most foreground are judiciously disposed correctly drawn, and so curiously kitchen and farming utensils. On painted, that the air seems to cir- the second plan is a groupe of culate freely between the branches twenty-five figures, engaged in siand the leaves. The judicious in- milar sports. When we consider troduction of an interesting groupe the animated and varied expression of nine figures, representing horses in the faces and attitude of the ipen and foot soldiers escorting villagers; the silver brilliancy and prisoners, and spiritedly touched force of colouring, and the spirited by Andrew Botb, adds considera. freedom of the pencil observable ble interest to the scene : it had in every part of this composition, been purchased from the Clifford we cannot wonder at its having family, of Amsterdam, and at the fetched the sum of eight hundrell sale of Sir Lawrence Dunias, in and forty guineas at the sale of Sir May, 1794, was bought for four Lawrence Dundas's pictures menhundred and eighty guineas. tioned above.
No. 69. Cattle at a fountain- No. 83. An interior, with figures by BERGHEM. No diamond, or smoaking-ADR. VAN
Van Ostade. any other precious stone can boast Every age of man sports in its of greater brilliancy and trans- way. The hahe sports with its parence than this small gem from coral—the hoy sports with bis the easel of that most pleasing school-fellows--the lad sports with translator of rustic beauties. Pales bis dogs and horses--the middle and Pan seem to have spirer age mechanic sports at the ale, Berghem and ground, with a smile house-and here Ostade gives us of approbation, the glowing rich. this subject in his best manner. . ness of his pallet.' We regret that No.85. The village ball by Tue
SAME. Deserves the admiration of a Cicerone necessary to explain the connoisseur, and the close study their real worth. of the artist.
[We accidentally omitted in our No. 97. A village fetely Te- last to take notice of one of the
This picture is one of best performances of Mr. A. Coopthose which Teniers painted con ER, exhibited at the Royal Acaamore : every figure, the spot, all demy, namely, Cuthullin's car, was known to bim and his con- from Ossian." We intended to obfemporaries.
serve that tbose who have seen, as No. 123. Marshal Turenne on well as the visitors who may still horseback-by REMBRANDT. The see this excellent picture, will fully character of the man portrayed, coincide with us in the opinion, the talents of the painter, the bold that it shews how rapidly this self. manner in which the whole is taught and ingenious artist is adia brought upon the canvas, render vancing on the road to perfection this picture a real object of admis in the line of painting which he ration.
has chosen. He appears to have No. 130. The Temptation of St. bestowed upon this composition a Anthony--by TENIERS. Here the particular care, and a very great sportful fancy of the artist displays share of that vigour which his itself with great success. This suh- mind is known to possess.] ject was a favourite one with bim, June 17, 1815. and never did be seem to have sat at the easel with more pleasure, but wben be indulged himself in RACES APPOINTED IN 1815. embodying the most grotesque conceptions of his lively mind. It is NEWCASTLE upon wonderful that bis fruitful imagi- Tyne
July 3 nation sbould have furnisbed his Stanford
4 pencil so often with those wbim- Ipswich.
4 sical figures, and that without re- Bridgnorth
6 peating himself in the composition, Newmarket he should have been able to eke out Nantwich..
18 so many pictures on the same fan- Nottingham.
18 tastic theme. The next number Swaff ham. “ The incantation," evinces a Knutsford
25 greater warmth of genius, and the Goodwood
.. 26 transparency of the pigments bas Huntingdon.
Aug. 1 defied the lapse of nearly two cen- Oxford..
1 turies, without sustaining tbe least Newcastle, Staffordshire
8 We beg to observe, that in the Egham.
. 29 above nocices, we did not mean to Warwick
Sept. 5 select particularly the best sport- Lichfield
12 ing subjects in the exhibition, but Beccles....
12 sbat we walked the rooms with Northampton
13 great delight, and made our obser. Kingscote..
19 vations without any regard to Leicester
20 priority in degrees of merit. So: Doncaster
25 many of them speak for themselves, Newmarket First October Meetthat we did not think the help of ing ..
.. Oct. 2 SPORT
SPORTING IN SELKIRKSHIRE. ed for harbouring them. Lakes are
very numerous among the hills, To the Editor of the Sporting Ma- and swarm with fish of
riety, such as pike, trout, perch, SIR,
eels, &r.. but which, on account of IF you think the following ex- the chrystal-like clearress of the
tract from a Statistical Account water, renders it frequently difficult of Selkirkshire, lately published, for the angler to be successful, may amuse any of your readers, unless in cloudy weather. Among its insertion will oblige
these lakes, there is none which A SPORTSMAN. abounds with greater variety of Grosvenor-square, June 2.
fish, tban that of Haining, on
which the beautiful seat of J. Prin“ There is, perbaps, no country gle, Esq. is situated, and which is in Scotland better calculated to well worthy a visit of the traveller. engage the sportsman's attention It is situated near the town of Sel. than this, whether he delights in kirk, in the midst of that classic the manly and healthful exercise ground, rendered so interesting by of sporting, or prefers the no less the productions of the immortal agreeable amusement of angling. Scott." In both of these, he will bere find ample opportunity of gratifying bis taste. The wild and beautiful
THE WILTSHIRE MOON. scenery which characterises this
RAKERS. district, forms the most secure and admirable retreats for the preser- A Cause tried in the Court of Common vation of game, and particularly Pleas, Westminster, June 5. congenial to the shy and retired patures of tbeir feathered inhabi
Welch v. Pearce. tants. The mode of guarding the THIS was an action brought by moors from the depredations of an Artist, to recover 10l. 10s. poachers, (who, by the bye, are for a picture and frame. The dea now hardly known) is extremely fendant keeps a public house in effectual. The shepherds, the only Bishopsgate-street, frequented by lepants of these solitary tracts, Wiltshire men. On one occasion receive a trifling sum yearly, (sel- they requested him to hang up a dom more tban one guinea) to picture in his parlour that would drive off all intruders, and they are remind them of their country: the never known to betray their trust. defendant consented, and the subThe hills abound with grouse, ject was to be the Moon Rakers, a blackcock, moor-partridges, plo- story peculiar to Wilts. It is ver, &c. &c.; and ibe low grounds jocosely related, that a customand cultivated fields with every house officer once observed a party species of game commonly found of Wiltshire men raking a pond in similar situations. Pheasants for a cheese, which was only the have been introduced a short time reflection of the moon in the water. since, and become every year more This subject was proposed to the plentiful; the almost impenetrable plaintiff, who was ordered to make natural copse which covers many a sketch, and send it in with the of the hills, being admirably adapte price. The sketch was made, and VGL. XLVI.-No, 273.
the price for a picture, four feet by was exhibited in Court, to thre three, was to be five guineas. His great amusement of all present : design was highly approved, but at he declared the owl was a correct a general meeting of the Wiltshire likeness of one of the plaintiff's folks, the painter was instructed to witnesses, who had given bis eviadd three things, viz. an owl, a dence in rather a nocturnal sleepy haystack, and a smuggler, with style: he said he should have two kegs of brandy on his shoul- thought a full moon sufficient inders.
The picture was finished dication of night without an owl, according to the order and sent but looking a little closer at the home. The defendant was satis- picture, he found the moon might fied, and it was hung up in his par- be taken for a batter pudding, and lour in a frame, for which the therefore the owl was required by plaintiff was to be paid an addi- way of glossary. It appeared untional five guineas, making his der all the circumstances, that the price for the wbole 10l. 10s. A plaintiff had received no orders to subject operating as a libel upon paint on canvas, and the Jury gave the county of Wilts, could not suit a verdict for Ten Guineas. every taste, and some one of the The cause afforded much mirth Wiltshire men, rather displeased at in Court. the libel, or reflection, on the smuggling carried on in bis county, very clandestinely and resolutely For the Sporting Magazine. ran a poker through the smuggler's body. The picture with a large THE BEE-HUNTER. hole in it was then sent back to the
An Extract from “ Letters of an Amerik plaintiff, and in order to get rid of
can Farmer,” it altogether, the defendant alleged tbat it bad not been painted &c. AFTER I have done sowing, bs cording to contract, inasmuch as way of recreation I prepare it was painted on paper put upon for a week's jaunt in the woods, canvas, and not upon canvas itself. not to hunt either the deer or the
Mr. Justice Gibbs.-“ Brother bears, as iny neighbours do, but to Best, do they really smuggle so catch the more barmless heez. I much through the county of cannot boast that this chase is so Wilts?"
noble or so famous among men, A. “Oyes, my Lord, certainly but I find it less fatiguing, and full
as profitable; and the last consideMr. Serjeart Vaughan, for the ration is the only one that moves publican said, bis client's object me. I take with me my dog, as was to have a picture that could a companion, for be is useless as to he scrubbed and washed clean, be- this game; my gun, for no man cause the smoke in his parlour you know ought to enter the woods rendered that ceremony necessary
without one; my blanket, some at least once in twelve months. provisions, some wax, vermilion, The plaintiff had received orders honey, and a small pocket compass. to paint it on canvas, but bad With these implements I proceed thought fit to do it on paper, which to such woods as are at a considerwould stand no washing. Com- able distance froin
settlements. mentiøg on the picture itself, which I carefully examine whether they
abound with large trees; if so, I the woods by mere accident, for at inake a small fire on some Aat this time I had no kind of skill in stones, in a convenient place. On this method of tracing them. The the fire I put some wax; close by body of the tree being perfectly this fire, on another stone, I drop sound, they had lodged tbemselves honey in distinct drops, which I in tbe hollow of one of its prinsurround with small quantities of cipal limbs, which I carefully sawed vernsilion, laid on the stone; and off, and with a good deal of labour then I retire carefully to watch and industry, brought it home, whether
any bees appear. If there where I fixed it up in the same are any in that neighbourbood, I position, in whicb I found it growrest assured that the smell of the ing. This was in April, 1 had five burnt wax will unavoidably attract stvarms that year, and they have them. They will soon find out the ever since been very prosperous. honey, for they are fond of preying This business generally takes up a on that wbich is not their own; week of
every fall, and to and in their approach they neces- me it is a week of solitary ease and sarily tioge themselves with some relaxation. particles of vermilion, which will The seed is by that time comlong adhere to their bodies. I next mitted to the ground. There is fix
my compass, to find out their nothing very material to be done course, which they keep invariably at home, and this additional quanstrait, when they are returning tity of honey enables me to be home loaded. By the assistance more generous to my home bees, of my watch, I observe how long and my wife to make a due quanthose are returning which are tity of mead. The reason, Sir, marked with vermilion. Thus pos- that you found mine better than sessed of the course, and, in some others, is, that she puts two galmeasure, of the distance, wbich I lons of brandy in each barrel, can easily guess at, I follow the which ripens it, and takes off that first, and seldom fail of coming to sweet luscious taste, wbich it re. tbat tree where those republics are tains a long time. If we find any lodged; I then mark it; and thus where in the woods, no matter on with patience, I have found out whose land, what is called a beesometimes eleven swarms in a sea. tree, we must mark it. In the son! and it is inconceivable what fall of the year, when we propose a quantity of honey these trees to cut it down, our duty is to in. will sometimes afford. It entirely form the proprietor of the land, depends on the size of tbe hollow, who is entitled to balf the contents. as the bees never rest, nor swarm, If this is not complied with, we are till it is all replenished; for, like exposed to an action of trespass, as men, it is only the want of room well as he who should go and cut that induces them to quit the ma- down a bee-tree which he had nei. ternal bive. Next, I proceed to ther found out nor marked. some of the nearest settlements, where I procure proper assistance
BATTLE BETWEEN SCROGGINS to cut down the trees, get all my
AND NOSWORTHY, prey secured, and then return home with my prize. The first bees I A Famous day's play of pugilism ever procured, were thus found in took place on Tuesday, the