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Paris open every night, and everythree months clothing, consisting night crowded. The Boulevardes of calves-skin bleacbed, and a are full of coffee-houses, such as stock of biscuit for food. As to have been described as belonging drink, they bave only sea water, to the Palais Royal. At several of which they sometimes soften with these petite plays are performeil : milk. They are often obliged to there are also public dancing drag their hoats over the ice, and rooms, public gardens, and exhi. frequently to cut a passage through bitions without number. The peo. it. Where most gaine is expected, ple increase this enormous amount they erect huts. It is very diffiof amusement for themselves; in cult to surprise the sea calves when all the public walks in fine wea. they lie under large pieces of ice, ther, they are to be seen dancing because the instrument used to kill in parties.

The waltz is the pre- them, can scarcely reach their nosdominating figure, and the women trils, the part of them soonest af. of Paris of all ranks, grisettes as fected, and which, once wounded, well as Duchesses, delight in it to kills them presently. The hunters madness, and exercise it with skill are sometimes obliged to remaia

wliole days upon the ice ; they then

creep ou their bellies and strike THE MANNER OF HUNTING SEA with their feet, as the sea calves CALVES IN OSTRO BOTHNIA. do, in order to draw them odt.

When the buuters get bold of a A Recent Memoir of the Royal young calf at the moutb of any of

Academy of Sciences at Stock- the holes, they fix it on a threeholm, states, that Ostro or Eastern pronged fork, and thrust it into Bothnia, furnisbes two species of the water; the mother, who is not sea calves, which the intrabitants far off, runs to its assistance, and distinguish into grey and red. in trying to disengage it, often These two sorts are different in spikes herself, and dies. They give colour, site, and shape, particu- over hunting the grey sort at the Jarly in the nose and fore feet.— end of March, and then begin The grey couple in summer, and shiooting the red sort. The chace then only in fair weather ; the few of these animals is so dangerous, male. only brings forth one at a that fifteen boats from one village time, which she puts under the ice bave been known to he lust at once. and feeds it. She makes a great The chase is sometimes carried on opening for the conveniency of upon the coast, and then it dues consing out, and also bores several not last above three days. Jo sumlittle holes, for breathing boles. mer these calves retire to the clefts Towards the end of Marclı, these of rocks, and then they may be calves shift their skins by rubbing taken in nets. The skin of the themselves against the ice, and sea calf is convertible into clothes then retire with their little ones and shoes, and the foot produces towards the Baltic. In winter the oil. They feed chiefly on the inhabitants hunt, and in summer spawn of herring, and other fish. shoot, or take them in nets. The Finlanders baving little else to

About the both of February do in the winter season, generally every year, the inhabitants of seve- give themselves up entirely to buat. ral villages meet, furnished with ing these creatures.

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BATTLE BETWEEN SHELTON 6. The farmer made a smart AND A SUFFOLK FARMER. rally, and planted one or two of his

blows, if such they might be termMOULSEY-HURST, the spot ed, but he was knocked down

where many a pugilistic liero again; and in the three following has distinguished himself, was on rounds he was hit about at bis adTuesday, the 27th of this month, versary's pleasure, and at the comthe seat of milling attraction he- mencement of the gth round, when tween Shelton, the navigator (who his second was equipping him for stamped his fame in the battle with the set-to, he tbrew up his hat, and H. Harmer), and the Suffolk far- said he did not think it worth mer, a candidate for the boxing while to fight any more. He was list, gifteil with strength and weight completely blind, and his adversary far superior to his antagonist, who was not only free from a scratched had the same advantage in science, face, but he did not receive a blow At half-past one o'clock the comba- which he felt inconvenience from. tants set-to for a subscription purse. The combat lasted sixteen minutes of twenty-five guineas. Seconds, and a half. Harmer and Oliver for Shelton, A second battle was fought beand Richmond and Painter for the tween Gatsey, a Jew of note, and Farmer. Betting 2 to 1 on Sbel. Walton, a Twickenham yonth... ton.

This was a good fight, which lastRound 1. The Countryman made ed forty-five minutes. play in a straight line, though in an awkward style, and he planted

BETTINGS. a sligbt

hit, awkwardly delivered. A of rumbling rally followed, and the Farmer went down, partly BETTINGS on the next St. Lewith a hit on the eye and with

ger Stakes at Doncaster. over-reacbing at a false bit.—5 to 2

4 to 1 agst Filho da Puta. and 3 to 1 on Shelton.

9 to 1 agst Agapanthus. 2. Shelton sbewed himself off

10 to 1 agst Bellingham. upon the head of his adversary,

12 to 1 agst Fulford. who rushed forward without the

12 to 1 agst Little Thomas, by least judgment, and he was hit

Sir David. down.—4 to 1 on Shelton.

15 to 1 agst Lord Fitzwilliam's 3. Shelton hit his adversary

c. by Frolic. about at his own pleasure, and at

15 to 1 agst White Cockade, length brought him down by a

brother to Windle. good right-handed blow. Tbe

500 to 30 agst Mr. Browne's colt, claret flew, and the Countryman

by Sir Daviil. shook his head as though he did not like these Chancery suits.

DOG AND BADGER. 4. The Countryman seemed lost, and down be went again. The OUR readers will bere recognise poundage.

an Etching by that able artist, 5. The Farmer ran after his Howitt, whose productions have 50 man, who received bim with a often ornamented our work.-An steady left hand, and down he historical description of the plate is came again.

unnecessary. VOL. XLVI.-No. 273.

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self uneasy :

A GENTLEMAN in Dublin, A King sometimes mounts, somea

some time ago, had in his ser- times goes down hilloso does a vice an bonest Hibernian, named Postilion. Barney. He complained one day A King (of Great Britain, for to his master of illness, and one example,) is obliged to receive Adserved that a professional gentle- dresses from the Livery--so is a man had recommended bim to take Postilion. red wine and bark, but lamented A King rarely moves without an his inability to purchase so expen- Equipage-neither does a Postilion. sive a medicine. The gentleman The state of a King closely apheing of a generons disposition, ex- proaches the Imperial-- so does that horted Barney not to make bim- of a Postilion.

“ Here honey, take The Executive Authority is vestthis,” he exclaimed, handing over ed in a King-so is it in a Posto him a bottle of wine ; " and tilion. when that is gone, come to me for Much of a King's happiness deanother."—Barney bowed, and re- penils on the proper allotment of tired; but scarcely had be left the Postsso does, that of a Postilion. room, ere his master was surprised A King is constantly occupied with a loud and repeated noise, si- in reining—so is a Postilion. milar to that of a dog ; he rang In fine, Kings are sometimes the bell and enquired the cause ; overthrown_SO, ALAS! ARE Poswhen Barney told him he had merely been taking a little of the wine, and, following the doctor's prescription, bad been barking afa

OF JESSAMINE IN HER BOSOM. terwards.

Thrice, cruel Nymph! to shew superior

power, Parallel between a King and a And shame the whiteness of the fairest Postilion.-A King takes prece. And then, to bring its sweets in sad dis

flower! dence of all those with whom he

grace, associates-so does a Postilion. You place the blossoms in a sweeter place.

Much depends upon a King's being firmly established on his seat To the EditoR.-Sir-Passing so does it with a Postilion.

through St. James's-street the other The renown of a King spreads morning, I was struck with the from Pole to Pole-so does that of following lines“ in golden let. a Postilion.

ters," in

Shoemaker's Shop. A King's power is not confined Had I seen sucb a beautiful specito land, but stretches over the main men of poetry in .“ St. Giles's," so does the power of a Postilion. or in a country village, it would

A King appoints or rejects may’rs not have astonished me, but that so does a Postilion.

it should be in “ St. James's," and

that

TILIONS.

ON A LADY PUTTING THE BLOSSOMS

a

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