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the subject of the Arabians and neation of the 'Race Horse, with foreign horses of former days. I Eclipse and Childers, and proved would lay an even bet tbat those far superior to them both, in the gentlemen botb think nearly, or variety, perhaps greatness, of her altogether the same, on the subject. performances. Sir Charles Buna It was plainly not Mr. Lawrence's bury's famous Sorcerer is a de. object to enumerate all the capital scendant of Basto and the Byerley foreign horses which have appear. Turk; and it has been observed ed in the racing studs of this coun- how the original black colour from try, a list, for which he could not that foreign horse bas maintained possibly have found room, consist- itself through so many crosses of ently with the motive and plan of different hues. Archer; Basto, his letter. His view was to quote the speediest borse of his time; those Arabs which had immedi- Grasshopper ; the Byerley gelding; ately produced the greatest num- Jig, sire of the famous Partner, ber of racers, and those of the and Knightley's mare ; were by highest repute; and in that respect the Byerley
Curwen's beyond a doubt, none other can Bay Barb also, which got be. enter into competition with the tween twenty and thirty reputed Darley and Godolphin Arabians, runners; some of them, Brockleshut more especially the latter. hy Betty, Long Meg and Creeping, Nor can the immediate produce of Molly, among the highest formed any other Arab or foreign borse, racers of their time. Tbe Alcoek be compared with the Devonshire Arabian beside, ought not to be Childers, nor probably with the forgotten, as having produced some best individual by the Godolphin of the stoutest racers that ever came Arabian. Number of racers, the over a four-mile course : witness immediate get, is still farther out Old Crab, Spectator, and Mark of all question, whether in imme. Antony; the last, considering his diate or remote descendants. small size, unparalleled in our race
The Stradling or Lister Turk, ing annals. most probably an Arabian, and de. With respect to Eclipse, hotti nominated a Tork merely because the Darley and Godolphin Ara: he was taken from the Turks, at bians, were more in the immedliate the siege of Buda, undoubtedly and direct line, and nearer to bim, proved his high hlood, by the ra- than the Lister Turk; neverthes bers, his immediate get. Snake less, it is certainly great credit to was not trained, but his produce the latter, to bave furnisbeil so cont were 'true racers; as also were siderable a portion of the blood, Coneyskins and the Hobby mare, as he did in four crosses of so ce Brisk, and Piping Peg, got by the lehrated a racer. Lister Turk. But several other fo. If I am not mistaken in my reign horses of that day were upon guess, Ben Beacon is a respectable a full equality with Lister's horse, breeder, who' formerly bred from and some, I conceive, of far bigher Revenige and Fortnnin, hoth which repute; for example, the Byerley horses 1 knew in their day, runTurk, sire of Sprite, and of Black- ners of fair repute, and as well þearty, the sire of Bonny Black, a bred as any horses upon earth. mare wbich has been compared by
A BIT OF A JOCKEY. . Lawrence, in his History and Deli June 14, 1815.
RIDE THROUGH THE NEW poems, or of mock-beroic farragos,
with wbich the press has lately FOREST.
teemed.--I am, Sir, your's, &c.
COLLECTOR. To the Editor of the Sporting Magazine.
To the memory of
John Lewis, A Few days since I went with Private in the 11th Regiment of two sporting friends to Lynd
Light Dragoons, hurst, in the New Forest, for the Deceased 30th August, 1810, purpose of looking at the forest
aged 22 years. fox-bounds, where they are kept; Beneath this silent grave doth lay and to do justice to Capt. Noble, A Soldier-which was once as bright as I must confess I saw some of the
day; finest old bounds in the kennel, But little he thought that God would se
He went with his comrades for to swim, that I have ever beheld. There
soon call for him. are also a great number of fine
Lamented by his comrades all, young dogs, which are to be en- And likewise by his parents dear, tered next season; likewise some
And when the awful trumpet sounds,
To Judgment he must appear. very fine pups. But I am truly sorry to say, the feeder informed me tbat the distemper had been
PATENT RIGHT-GUN-LOCKS extremely fatal to a great number
AND ELEVATED RIBS. of them.
[Our correspondent adds the Court of Common Pleas, June 19. following, as resulting from his ride :)–From Lyndhurst we had a
Manton v. Manton. most delightful ride through the THIS was an action brought by forest, to Ringwood, and whilst the plaintiff against the defend• breakfast was preparing at the Inn, ant, for the violation of two patents I strolled out to see the curiosities for the construction of gun-locks, of the town, and was particularly and elevated ribs. struck with an extraordinary like- Mr. Serjeant Lens stated the ness of the Prince Regent, in the case to the Jury, explaining the opiform of the gallant 42d regi- nature of the locks and of the ribs, ment, as published by James Lums- which enabled the sportsman to den, engraver, of Glasgow. It kill cleaner, as it is termed; and does great honour to that artist, told them that this was an ingeni. and cannot fail to he highly gra- ous invention for which the plaintifying to all those wbo admire tbat tiff bad been at the expense of illustrious Prince.
taking out two patents, and those Passing by the church yard, I patents, hy being infringed by the observed a very conspicuons tomb- defendants, took a great deal of stone, with the following curious money from the pocket of the plaininscription on it, wbich I think tiff. The learned Serjeant called cannot fail to amuse such of your several witnesses who proved the Teaders as are admirers of Pope, efficacy of the newly constructed (though, by the bye, I believe the locks, and elevated ribs, of the first line is a plagiarism from that plaintiff. great poet) or of our modern epic Mr. Serjeapt Best for the defend
ant stated, that the plaintiff and a stage, which I understool was to defendant irere hrothers—but the take a gentleman to dinner at his plaintiff was the younger of the villa about vine miles from towi). two-tbat these ribs and locks were The day bad, advanced, and with no new invention, and therefore a sorrow I beard the passenger, å patent for them was void-tbat if he tall gentlenian in black, orrler the proved that they were po new con- boy to drive as fast as possible. struction, be was confident of blow- My usual pbilosophy did not, lowing up the case of the plaintiff, and ever, forsake me, and thougb my was sure the jury would not hang strenuous endeavours were forced fire in giving bim a verdict. beyond their powers by the cruel
He now called a number of per- exercise of the whip, at last, tbank sous, who proved that the locks and God, we arrived at the elegant ribs were no new invention—that mansion belonging to the passenthey were used twenty years ago ger, wben I observed him alight by the defendant wben the plain with a pamphlet in bis band, wbich tiff was apprenticed to bim, and he had been reading, eutitled, that it was with the defendant that “ The RightS OF MAN," I was lie discovered this way of con- then driven to the next Inn, where structing locks, though in fact nei- I was put into a stable to wait a ther party were entitled to a parent, return job. Here I vented my as it was a very old way, and that tears, and cursed the crnelty of the way of constructing the locks man, when I was interrupted hy a was not accurately defined in the stranger, wbo I found bad come patent.
into the stable to see his own horse The Jury being clearly of opi- fed. He was a man about forty, nion that this was no new inven. with a mild chearful countenance; tion, 'found a verdict for the de. I observed that every now and then fendant,
be took particular notice of me and of my condition, and upon
this encouragement I endeavoured THE POST HORSE'S APPEAL. to make myself understood as well
as I could: indeed I was astonisbe MR. EDITOR,
ed to find that I actually spoke, AS I know that you have a real and in a language which the
regard to the interests of the stranger understood, for be patted animal creation, I venture to offer me very kindly on the head, then this my humble appeal to your down the face, and ordered me humanity. You understand I am
I told him my one of those wretched creatures sufferings as well as I could, and I denominated a post horse. My heard bim call the boy and bid a sufferings have frequently occa- price for me; the bargain was soon sioned me to reflect seriously on the struck, and the gentleman's servant relative conditions of man and took me home, where I lay on a beast ; but it is a very recent cir- good bed and slept soundly. The cumstance that induced me to pre- pext morning I was turned out in sent my complaint to you. I à field of clover, where I had not think it was some time in February been long before my new master last, upon a cold wet day, that I was came to look at me; he had a book ordered out of my stable and put to in his band and sat himself down
some more corn.
on a bank near me, when, as I gale; thou' tossest thy head too chewed the herbage, I heard bim bigh ; thou runnest away at times speak much to the following pur- fired with thy passion, and freport:" Poor creature ! thy quiently thy mulishness of mind ribs appear tbrongh thy mangled needs the whip and spur to keep Aesb; thou art indeed in a woful 'thee in the right road. Very ofcondition; and who bas had the ten between the horse and the rider, right to niisuse thee thus ? Man, the horse is the niost consistent proud, imperious, unjust man, who being of the two."-Such were the makes so much of his own rights, reflections of my benefactor, who, and can thus cruelly play the des- uttered them with so much applipot over the rest of the creation. cation to myself, that I felt more These impinus, uncharitable pages regard for my master, than ever I (cried be, looking at the hook he had done before. Alas! my hapheld in his hand), shall no longer piness lasted but a short time; my call upon me to reflect upon their benefactor died in a few montbs, absurd pbilosophy :
and the heir, who I beard, at the « Man has no claim to boundless liberty;
instance of my kind master, had “ So great a tyrant ought not to be free." pronised to take care of me during
Yes, there is a necessity for the remainder of my life, and to strong laws to bind thy perverse permit me to graze in his meaand adverse will. The vulgar nind dows, forgot the promise and sold of man needs the restraints of me to a man, wbo replaced me in wholesome and jast authorities.- my former condition of life, and I The age of reason! What time of am again a post horse. I had the life is it that a man arrives to rea
good fortune, however, the otber son? Is it when he considers him. day, to interest the feelings of a self restrained by tbe lessons of mo
man, who, I understand, is an art. rality, religion, and nature ? Is it ist, and who came into the stable when bumanity prescribes laws to
to draw the figure of one of my bis will and bumour; or is it when companions; he promised very he is at once set free from religion kindly to publish my complaint to and all the autborities of collected the world, throngh the medium of reason but his own? If the last your publication. I embraced the must be the state of sense in the opportunity, and have ventured to country that I live in, let me be a
trouble you witb the remonstrance fool, enjoying the sentiments of my of an unhappy Post HORSE. own heart, unmolested by doubt Whetstone, May 31, 1815. - and mystery, rather than give way to the false fashion of philosophy, wbich adds nothing to our happi. ON THE LEVARIAN HORSE bess, but subtracts so much. Yes,
SHOE. proud, relentless man, brutes bave tbeir rights; the borse bas his, and To the Editor of the Sporting Ma. beyond reasonable service, thou
gazine. hast no right to use bimi. Thou SIR, wishest to see no tyrant but thy- INSTRUCTION is never more self. Thou puttest a bridle on the pleasingly conveyed than through børse;
but it is thyself that needest the vehicle of pastime or amusethe reins, the bit, and the martin. ment. Magazines, and other peVOL. XLVI.-No. 273.
riodical publications, were, doubt. we have been already twice told that less, origioally intended as vebicles there are thick-headed systems of of this description. Thus, when shoeing; and pray be particularly we sit down purposely to follow an careful to 'warn ibem against the author through six or eigbt thick use of that stale exclamation octavos on a dry and yet intereste « Lord! what a clever fellow Os. ing subject (anatomy, for exam- mer was !!" And as a gentle, and ple), we feel that we have under- perbaps not altogetber useless bint, taken a work, requiring, perhaps, you may, Sir, by altering a word some days for its completion, and or two, and their appellatives, which must be performed apart adopt the saying of a certain witty, from noise and the bustle of busi- Senator ; viz. “ Did they write to ness : whereas we take up a the purpose, or did tbey not write gazine as we do a vewspaper ; the to tlie purpose; if they did write variety and novelty of their arti- to the purpose, to what purpose did cles do away all restraint, and we they write ?" I am, Mr. Editor, can peruse them witb as much sa- your most obedient servant, tisfaction behind the busy counter
VETERINARIUS JUVENIS. as in the retired study. To use a Lincolnshire, June 26, 1915. . shoppish simile-a magazine is like the currant-jelly, which makes even bitters palatable.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CELE, I bave been led to these remarks, BRATED PALAIS ROYAL AT Mr. Editor, from tbe perusal of PARIS. the two late letters in
valıra- From Scott's Visit to that Capital. ble publication on, wbat the writers have been pleased to call, the PARIS seems at first sigbt a « Leyarian shoe ;' but, as yet, we place devoted solely to enjoy, bave bad notbing but its name ment, and it is difficult to devise po account of its inventorno ac- how every one is so well provided count of its shape, its use, its with the means. In the principal mode of application, &c. &c. 'Tis streets, almost every second house true we have been favoured with bas a part of it devoted to anuse, two letters on a certain horse- ment, or luxurious gratification of shoe, which leave us just as ignoe some sort. Tbe shops appear to rapt of every thing relative to it be almost exclusively occupied (the name excepted), as if the let- with embellishme and eatables, ters had never appeared. It is re- apd, certainly, wherever superior ally cruel, Mr. Editor, that you ingenuity is shewn, on wbich Paris, gentlemen who live upon the spot, may fairly plume berself, it is in should thus selfishly keep your the manufacture, of some decoralearning to yourselves, wbile your tion, some piece of vertu, some poor Lincolnshire friends and elegant trifle. The fashionable friends in many other counties) Boulevardes are lined with baths are gaping with mouths wide open ---where you may lie in warm wato have their curiosity satisfiedl.-- ter, and have the most delicious Do, Sir, beat about your Nimrod refreshments floated towards you ian, Esculapian, and Vulcanian from an invisible hand-Cafes, friends for the desired information; where coffee and liqueurs are taken tell them, at the same time, that -Restorateurs, where dinners are