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Mot. Wbat, Rook's, the money muls on the stage, I am induced to agent's ?
make a few remarks thereon, anPot. Thon knowest him? der the fullest conviction obat his
Mot. Pretty well ; and so mirst arguments are erroneous. bis Honour here. He was one of Froin my partiality to the noble our regimental agents.
animal the borse, I bave often wit. Viv. Ob! hang bim, is that the nessed with the greatest pleasure rascal? I know him well. He their introduction at Astley's Anhas ground me so long, that I've phitheatre, where the sagacity of grown sbarp at last. Let me seem ihe horse (but what your correin wbat name did you give me? spondent is pleased to term "ex
Pot. Neville, thy other name. quisite foolery,") is displayed in
Viv. True, my 'nom de guerre, the greatest perfection. The crúa and gallantry.
elty as described, I am inclined to Mot. Ha! ba! yes, I remember think, could never have taken place, that was your Honour's convenient as ibat would have rendered him
Your Honour recollects desperate, although his “passive the old Abbess and her young Nuns, courage” is most certainly great, in the Priory, on the Pyrennees?' and baving frequently bad favourThey won't forget Captain Neville ite horses, wbich I have instructed soon.
ju a variety of tricks, I am thereby Viv. Hush! I bavn't forgot enabled to speak with more preciyour services eitber. Come, Ser. sion, and have always found them geant, yon sball follow your Cap. equally tractable wiil the canine tain. What say you, shall I quar- species, and that the only means ter yon?
to obtain sticcess were hy indolMot. No, your Honour-take gence and well-timeil correction, me wholly; you have always com never anounting to severity. Tam manded me, and still have the rather surprised your Correspondent power.
has not made some observation on Viv. Allons donc !--I re-enlist the breaking of pointers, for in you. Friend Potiphar, you have their tuition I am fully persuaded engaged to raise the supplies. That they necessarily undergo more secan't fail to raise my spirits. We verity than is used either to dress have the town before us, my lad, horses for the stage, or in the moand we'll carry it. Follow your dern manege, and whicb, bowever leader, and I'll shew you something condemned, is of the greatest uti. of-Living in London.
lity, particularly for military puiMot. Row de dow, row de dow! poses, and to which, in a great
measure, may be attributed the present excellence of our cavalry ;
and were horses generally broken ON THE EXHIBITION OF ANI. in the manege, the advantages MALS ON THE STAGE. thereof would soon be self-evident.
As to what severity nay be neTo the Editor of the Sporting Magazine.
cessary in the instruction of cle
phants, I am not evabled to speak YOUR correspondent, Vox Hu of my own inmediate knowleilge, 7 MANITATIS, having again com but naturalists allow that that is mented on tbé exhibition of ani- endued with the greatest sagacity
of all animals, consequently 1 that they could not be separated should conceive more easily taught, with a kuife; he was shot by his Yes! these are spectacles which Serene Highness Lewis, the reigneven Britons may enjoy, without ing Landgrave of Hesse Darmeither a "breach of justice, buma- stadt, the 23d of August, 1740, in nity, or common sense," for surely the cbace of Ruppen. 10 it is neither unjust or inhuman, Every circumstance relative to much less a breach of common the sports of the field, that contain sense, to admire the perfection to the least interest, is highly valued which the sagacity of animals may by those who make this bealthful be brought, and which is effected diversion an object of pursuit, without " abominable severities The following
observations on deer being necessary in their training." are from Col. Thornton's “Sport
As to the humanity displayed by ing Anecdotes." your correspondent to the feline "Deer (says the Colonel) east race, I shall make no observation their horns about the month of on, excepting that the detail of it May. Nature seems to have incannot have the smallest connec. tended this for the purpose of suption with the exhibition of animals plying those which have broke on the stage. It is much to be their horns by fighting, with new doubted that borses bought for the ones the succeeding year; as no kennel are often worked, but it has animal fights more desperately, or frequently occurred that those viciously, than the deer. Their bought for that purpose bave, by fencing and parrying, to those who rest, regained their vigour so as to have witnessed it, is beyond every be employed in the purposes of hus thing, and, it may be said, scienbandry for a great length of time tifio. During the time of the velwithout distress to themselves, and vet, they remain concealed as much I have even heard of a borse being as possible, conscious of their in. brought to the post and wivning a ability to attack or defend themplate, wbich was some time before selves ; as the most trilling touch bought for the hounds.
upon the velvet, in this state, gives What can be a more convincing them exquisite torture. The vel. proof that kindness is the greatest vet, wben fried, is considered by thing in training the horse, than epicarean sportsmen, the most de the account given us of the horses licate part of the deer. The of the Arabs, the partiality of which growth of the horns only occupies for their master's is unequalled, and about six weeks between the castwho always treat their steed with ing to the bringing them to perthe greatest kindness.
fection, when they have been Amicus Equi. known to weigh twenty pounds.
It is a mistaken notion, that the
antlers impede the deer in cover, EXTRAORDINARY DEER.
as they enable bim, on the conAn Etching.
trary, to dash through thickets and
save his eyes, as also to aid him THE annexed engraving describes when reared on their hind legs,
á remarkably large stag, of wbich they do to an extraordinary sixteen hands, whose borns had height) to draw down the young grown so close together at the top, branches for sustenance."
THE LEVARIAN HORSE-SHOE. would be sufficient to frustrate the
salutary effects intended to be proTo the Editor of the Sporting Magazine. cuced by the shoe. SIR,
Seeing the shoe above-menI Conceive the Levarian borse- tioned has been in some measure
shoe, spoken of by your corre- talked of, my enquiries have been spondents IGNORAMUS et Vete: directed among people of different BINARH DUR, pp. 4ib, 66th, and ranks; and having bad a kind of 121st, to be a something intended description of it given me by the in its effects to be what your ec- coachman of a noble Earl, whose centrie, though learned country. horses have been shod with it for man, Bracey Clarke, whose book I some years, and as I have more reabave read with some pleasure and sons than one for believing this to more disappointment, has been re- be the “ last-inyented and newest commeoding and seeking after so new horse-shoe," as VETERINAlong, but which has hitherto ap RIUS Senex designates it, I think peared to elude his grasp.
it but right to send the description Not having been long enough in for insertion; but as my correthis country to become more than spondence is neither to herald the partially acquainted with your fame, or expose the blunders of any different modes of shoeing horses, person before bis pretensions have I can say but little on the subject passed the ordeal, I must be exat present; but it is my opinion cused from stating them. that the barred shoe ought, if pos The Levarian horse-shoe, then, sible, to be always dispensed with, is nailed quite round tbe toe, and is since if in cases either of corns or fastened on with eight, ten, or sandcracks, either of which diseases twelve nails : the heels of it are so diay originate in contracted heels, contrived, either when forged, or the frog also is tender or diseased, by the application of the file, as to that organ can be in no condition leave the seat of corn free from any to form a bearing for the shoe, degree of pressure likely to prowithout being subjected to great duce disease, and the heels equally pain. Besides, should the mode unconfined to the discbarge of their which appears to have of late been functions, as when in a state of fashionable among you, of remoy Dature. The ill effects, therefore, ing the frog from pressure by rais- of loading the heels with iron, are ing the horny heels with iron, not only obviated, and the seats and paring away its external coat, where corns and sandcracks most continue to exist, its constant ele- commonly appear, greatly reliever, vation must render it impossible but when the frog is kept firm and for the bar to hear on it, so as to unmutilated, and allowed to repermit the animal to work in the ceive the pressure nature intended, slightest degree. Having there, and the bars to remain unshorn of fore no bearing, it is quite clear their strength, contraction of the that the weight thrown upon it beels is retarded, even after such -must either bend the bar so as to tendency actually exişts. bring the shoe in contact with the This is the sum and suhstance of diseaser parts, or the front nails what I have beard. He who ine will be drawn, either of wbich formed me is a stranger, but the Vol. XLVI.-No. 275.