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6th of June, at Moulsey Hurst, under, exercised his pugilistic tabefore a numerous assemblage of lent with much adroitness. He amateurs. The great match was bit him in a rally to all parts of between Scroggins, the sailor, who the ring. Nosworthy was returnhad distinguished himself on able with much courage, but he different element, and Noswortby, was here beaten, and never the baker, who was thought terri- covered bimself.-Four toi ble from his having won with Scroggins. Dutch Sam, about wbicb event so 5. In this round Scroggins, avail. much dispute bas existed. It was ing bimself of the weakness of his a sporting fight, at even betting, adversary, not only ont-fought but Scroggins bad the turn.-Bel- him, but he sbewed himself most cher and Gibbons seconded Scrog- decidedly the best fighter, and gins, and Cribh and Clark officiated Nosworthy only stood to receive for Nosworthy.
tbe hits of his adversary, wbo Round 1. Scientific sparring at broke away, hit in, and did as he judging distance. Scroggins made liked. play and planted a bit, which was It would be uninteresting to returned short. A smart rally fol- pursue this fight further in detail. lowed, when some hitting took Nosworthy was knocked down at place, and botb went down, Nos- the setting to in the sixth round. worthy under, who produced first In the seventh be made his last, blood from the nose and mouth. but unsuccessful effort, although Five and 6 to 4 on Scroggins. he planted a good right-handed hit
2. One of the best fought rounds upon his opponent's eye-lid. In since that betwixt Dogberty and the eighth round, Nosworthy was Silverthorn, on Coombe Warren. again knocked down, and be had Nosworthy planted a bit, and a no chance after but at the head tremendous rally tollowed, which stop. He was unable to come to shewed to the spectators wbich time after the 15th round, and his was the best in-fighter. Both men bead was never out of chancery frequently hit each other away, from the first round. The battle and returned with real native cou lasted eighteen minutes. rage to offensive operations.Scroggins proved bimself the best Notwithstanding the victory in-fighter and the best punisher, Nosworthy gained over Dutch and he hit Nosworthy down at Sam, he was always considered by last, deriding blood and the down. the best judges of fighting as
3. This was as obstinately a con second rater of ordinary talent, and tested round as the last. Both in this combat he shewed it to the men were on their mettle, but the ring. He is a thorough game man, hitting of Scroggins was terrific. but he is a stranger to every other À most courageous rally again took requisite necessary to a boxer. He place, and Noswortby received a is a delicate bitter, although a dreadful right-handed hit under good sparrer, and has a very unthe ear, from wbicb blood flowed happy knack of throwing away his copiously inwardly, and he was blows to the advantage of a man again knocked down.-Two to i like Scroggins, who can break and on Scroggins.
receive him. Scroggins is decided4. Scroggins having got his man ly the best man of his weight of
the day, and reminds the amateur throats bad been cut, as they someof the exploits of Hooper, the ce times trod upon their toes, and lebrated tinman, at in-fighting, always ran away with the applause and at other times in springing of the audience), a thing which is hits, like the renowned Johnson. as false as malicious that a horse He is one of those sturdy fellows was beaten" by a rascally barbawho will not be denied; and in rian, until he laid stretched upon some instances, wbere be could not the stage groaning, convulsed, bis get at his man, he covered his head legs extended, and eyes turned up with his left hand, went in, and as in the agonies of death." got to his forte. He is a tremen I beg to inform your readers, as dous hitter, and can beat any
eleven an eye-witness of every thing that stone man in the world.
concerned those borses at the peA second and most courageous ried he refers to, that no such cruelbattle was fought between Tom ty ever took place.—The horse Johnson, of Paddington, and alluded to, would not, perhaps, lay Rowe, a smith, a pupil of Oliver's. down well before the public, which The former won in half an bour, was the last thing they (the horses) after much good and netermined did before the curtain dropped, fighting. Rowe received a bit at (and not an bour previous, as your ibe close of the battle under the correspondent states), and was bit lower left rib, which sent bim to with a hand wbip some few times sleep. Joe Ward and Jones se about the fore legs and laid down, conded the winner, and Oliver and but not “ kicker?" or beat about Painter the loser.
the “ head," as that would prevent the
purpose of laying down com
pletely, nor “convalsed as in the ON THE EXHIBITION OF THE agonies of death.” HIGH-METTLED RACER.
I would advise Vox HUMANI
Tatis to give himself the trouble To the Editor of the Sporting Ma- of visiting this invaluable stud of gazine.
borses by day, and see if he thinks SIR,
horses so fat and sleek as they are, IN your last, you gave an article ever met with the treatment he bas
entitled, “On the Exhibition of described.—Your's, the High-Mettled Racer,” wherein
VERITAS. your correspondent Vox HUMANITATIS, has declaimed against the introduction of animals on the REMARKS ON Z. B.'s OBSERVAstage, and gone into a long de TIONS ON COURSING, IN No. scription of what he calls the
272, P. 70. Rigour, severity, and cruelty, which must, from absolute neces To the Editor of the Sporting Masity, be used in training horses for
gazine. stage tricks.”
SIR, He has there stated, quoting the TRAHIT sua quemque voluptas, anthority of “three performers," is an adage almost worn thread. (who, by the bye, I should inform bare by repetition, but nevertheless you were all envious of the horses, it does not seem unnecessary to and would bave been glad if their remind your correspondent Z. B.
of it, who appears to have nearly eline as a country advances ju forgotten its force in his observa civilization. tions on coursing at p. 70, of your
Concurring with your corresponlast number. Perhaps Z. B. is not
dent in his opinion of the gamea greater admirer of the spirited, laws, I am, Sir, a reader of the though short, pleasures of this Sporting Magazine, M.G. sport than myself; but we differ June 10, 1815. widely in our sentiments regarding the fox-chase. The ardour with which he speaks of his favourite DILLY V. PARSONS. diversion delighted me, so long as AN ACTION FOR DEFAMATION. he was content to speak of it only in preference to others; but hown, THE following letter, has apmy mind was goarled where he so
peared in the Hampshire Chrofar loses sight of candour and mo
the subject of the late deration, as to stigmatise bunting trial (Dilly v. Parsons) an account as a barbarism. Had it been so
of which appeared in our last spoken of by an enemy of field. Number, p. 92; as the correctness sports altogether, I should not have of that account is materially imfelt it so acutely; but that a sports- peached, impartiality requires us to man should thus revile bis bre- give the letter insertion. thren, who are attached to a manly and enlivening pursuit, most of • To the Editor of the Hampshire your readers, I imagine, will con
Chronicle. sidler extraordinary and ungenerous, lp the hunter may be justly reproached with barbarism, the lover
PARSONS, ESQ. of coursing cannot escape on that
“ Winchester, June 16, 1815. score; If there is fault on one side,
“ Sir - The Sporting Magazine, there is fault on the other
as well as several newspapers, hav6 Intra Trojanos muros peceatur, et
ing given a very erroneous account
of this trial in general, but more What Z. B. insinuates of hunts especially of the conduct of Mr. ing, as frequently giving rise to Radclyfte, a principal witness for complaints of trampled wheat and the plaintiff, who is accused of inbroken hedges, is its greatest, per- cautiously and unwisely commuhaps its only evil; and I must own, nicating a private conversation, I too, that these trespasses and da- feel myself called on in justification mages often have their origin more
of that gentleman, to request you iu wantonness than in the necessary
will cause the following statement hurry of the chase. But the sport to be inserted in your next Jouris not therefore in se barbaro176. nal, whereby you will oblige, Sir, Is hawking barbarous ? Surely not. your very obedient servant, It has not declined in this country
• ANTHONY TODD, because we are more enlightened,
Attorney for the Plaintiff. hut on account of frequent inclou “ The plaintiff Dilly, not Tilley, sures, since it can only be enjoyed is a trainer of horses, residing at on large open plains. Bull-bait. Littleton, and the defendant, wbo ing, on the contrary, is in se bar resides at Somborne, was bred to barous, and therefore must de- the bar, but now lives independent,
JOHN DILLY V. HENRY WHITE
: and is not of a similar profession he acted either incautious or un
with the plaintiff, as falsely stated. wise, neither was the conversation The action was brought to recover
considered or meant to be private; a compensation in damages for on the contrary the defendant was slauder, under the circumstances cautioned that the plaintiff must be as relater in the Sporting Maga- made acquainted with it, to which zine ; but so far from the accusa he not only assented, but promised tion marle by the defenılant heing to meet Mr. Radclyffe and the private, he had before written to plaintiff at Stockbridge, to talk the Mr. Radclyffe to say he bad a most matter over, though he did not iniquitous and infamous transac- keep his word. Tbis, Sir, is a cortion to communicate of the plain- rect statement, and under it the tiff, and that he would wait on Mr. plaintiff recovered a verdict of 501. Radclyte, with a friend or two, damages and costs of suit." for that purpose; and defendant soon after, accompanied by two gentlemen of the names of Andrews PEDIGREE AND PERFORMANCES and Whitaker (the latter his brother-in-law), went to Mr. Rada
PERICLES. clyffe's, and in the presence of these gentlemen, told Mr. Radclyffe that [In our last Number, when speaking of Dilly had paid only 400 guineas the late race between Don Cossack and for a horse called Speculator, which
Pericles, an incorrect observation es. Dilly had before bought of Mr.
caped us, of Pericles never having been
beaten, from which we have been inHart for Mr. Radclyffe, for 600 duced to give his Pedigree and Perguineas, and had kept the other
formances.] 200 guineas himself; and on Mr. · Radclyffe producing a receipt writ- PERICLES, a fine brown horse, ten by Hart for 600 guineas, the
foaled in 1809, was bred by price of the horse, the defendant Charles Tibbitts, Esq. of Barton
positively asserted with an oath, Seagrave, Northamptonshire, and : that it was not Hart's writing, and got by Evander; his dam by Precii notwithstanding Mr. Radclyfte, as pitate ; grandam, Firetail (Sister
well as Mr. Andrews, cautioned io Ospray), by Highflyer, Snap, bim of the very serious charge he Lord Orford's Barb, out of a daughwas making against the plaintiff, ter of Mr. Bartlett's Cbihlers. and of which he, Mr. Radclyfte, At Stamford, in June, 1812, Peconsidered it his duty to jpform RICLES (the first time he started), Dilly and inquire into the truth of was beat, at three beats, by Mr. it, the defendant still persisted in Prince's All-fours; beating Dehis assertion, that Dilly, the plain- fiance for the first beat:-4 others tif, had given only 400 guineas for also started. At Peterborough, the horse, for which he had charged Pericles won 501. beating Florist, Mr. Radclyffe 600 guineas, and hy Waxy, who was drawn after the that the receipt was not of Hart's first heat. At Northampton, he hand-writing. Thus imputing to walked over for a Sweepstakes of the plaintif fraud and forgery. 20gs. each (five subscribers) :The above conversation was re And won a sweepstakes of 10gs. ported to the plaintiff by Mr. Rad- each (six subscribers), beating the clyffe, but I deny that in doing so, Duke of Rutland's Thalestris.-On
the same day, he was beat by De- old ; Democles, 3 yrs old; Ridifiance for the 70gs. Plate.
cule, 3 yrs old; Handel, 4 yrs At Newmarket Craven Meeting, old; Spotless, 4 yrs old; Onyx, 3 1813, Pericles, 8st. glb. was beat yrs old;. Cato, 4 yrs old ; aud for a Handicap Stakes of 25gs. Skipjack, 2 yrs old :—The judge each, for three-year-olds, T. Y. C. placed but two.--Three to i agst by Pranks, 7st. iilb.; beating Pericles, 3 to 1 agst Skipjack, 4 to Scout and Lazyboots, 7st. 121b. I agst Cato, and 5 to 1 agst Lo. each, In the Second Spring Meet- doną. In the First Spring Meeting, he paid forfeit to July, by ing, Pericles, 8st. beat Slender Waxy. At Stamford, he won the Billy, 5 yrs old, 8st. 71b. A. F. Gold Cup, beating Wisdom, Folly, 200gs. Even betting. In the Seand Gaywood :--The next day, he cond Spring Meeting, at 8st. 12lb. won a Sweepstakes of 10gs. each he heat Don Cossack, 4 yrs old, (six subscribers), beating Brother, 8st. Ab. M. 200gs.-Eleven to 8 Discount, Nettleham-Lass, Gay- on Pericles. In the First October wood, and Ralpho. At Canter-Meeting, he received forfeit from bury, be won a Sweepstakes of Woful, Est, 41h. each, A. F. 300gs. 10gs, each (eleven subscribers), two b. ft. In the Second October miles, beating Expectation, 8st.4lb. Meeting, Pericles, 8st. 10lb. won each :-The next day, he won the the Garden Stakes of 100gs. each King's Purse of 100gs. four miles, (eight subscribers), T.M. M. beatbeating Expectation and Mount- ing Don Cossack, 4 yrs old, 8st.3lb. Pleasant, 10st. 4lb. each:-Expec- and Scapewell, 4 yrs old, 7st. glb, tation and Mount Pleasant won a -Six to 4 on Pericles... In the 501. Purse each the day following. Houghton Meeting, at 8st. 12lb. At Northampton, Pericles was beat he beat Offa's-Dyke, aged, 8st. 5ib. by Defiance, &c. for the Gold Cup. and Asmodeus, aged, &st.-Eleven
At Newmarket Craven Meeting, to 8 on Pericles. In the same (Monday), 1814, Pericles, 8st. 3lb. Meeting, at est. 71b. be received beat Anthonio, aged, 8st. Bilb. forfeit from Teasdale, aged, &st.alb. T. Y. C. 100gs.-- Şeven to 4. on A. F. 300gs. 200gs. ft. Pericles. He also (carrying At Newmarket Craven Meeting, &st. 2]b.) won the first Class of the 1815, Pericles, Sst. 7lb. beat Mr. Oatlands Stakes of 50gs. each, Stonehewer's Hamlet, 6 yrs old, h. ft. (ten subscribers), D. I. beat, 8st. 41b, T. M. M.300gs.--Five to ing Pointers, 4 yrs old, 8st. 716.; 2 on Pericles. On Tuesday, in the Octavius, 4 yrs old, 8st. -71b.; First Spring Meeting, at Sst. 3lb. Topsy-Turvy, aged, 8st. 61b.; De- he won 501. for horses, &c. tbe last fiance, 4 yrs old, 8st. 8lh.; Panic, three miles of B. C. beating Merry3 yrs old, 7st. 11lb. į and Erictho, field, 6 yrs old, 8st. 716. Five to 3 yrs old, 6st. 7lb.-The judge i on Pericles. On Thursday, at placed only two. - Three to i agzt8st. 74b. he received forfeit from Defiance, 4 to 1 agst Octavius, 9 Slender Billy, Sșt, 416. T. M. M. to 2 agst Pericles, 9 to 2 agst Top- 200gs. b. ft. In the Second Spring sy-Turvy, and 8 to 1 agst Pointers. Meeting, at 8st. glb. he started for On Wednesday, he won 501. for the Jockey Club Purse of 60gs. two-year olds, 7st. three, 8st. 71b. B. C. against Don Cossack, 5 yrs and four, gst. T.Y. C. beating old, 8st. 3lb.; Olive, 4 yrs old, Fun, 3 yrs old; Lodona, 3 yrs 7st. 21b.; and Brother to Quizzer,