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FEAST OF WIT.
SRITS and squibs are let off at A GENTLEMAN reading to a
all trades, and even professions Lady, of punning celebrity, an acdo not escape, but we should laugh count of a voyage to Kamtschatka, them off. A wicked wag asked a
and a relation contained in it of miller to solve this conundrum
thirteen Russians, who had resided Why is a mill stronger than a for fifteen years on the desolate jail ?". The miller not guessing Island of St. Paul, solely for the the solution, though he tried at it, purpose of collecting furs, and that was told it by the stripling in these during that period they bad never words, " because it will hold a seen a human being besides them. with the door open." selves, and bad lived entirely on
the flesh of the bear, the lady very pointedly observed, tbat « it was
really a bare existence !". Attached to them both, Dick protests he can't choose,
A COUNTRY gentleman riding As to settling for life-'twixt the Cloth and the Muse,
out one day, was followed by a He thinks of the Cloth when 'tis spread tenant of his, a butcher, ac full on the table,
speed—" Why, hey-day !" cried And then of the Mews when he walks to be, “ where so fast, Thomas?"his stable!
“ Lauck !” answered the butcher, COCKNEY CONUNDRUM.--Why
“ I beg your honour's pardon for is a Pocket Handkerchief like a
not seeing you I was riding after Serpent ? -A. Because it's a Wiper
a calf !" (Viper.)
« We are here to-day, and gone tom
morrow," Saying' to one in Company,
« Comel Exclaim'd a grave-lac'd son of sorrow! give us a Joke,"
Replied his Heir, “ I fear, old Glum, “ Give us a joke," you say:
Morrow to you will never come.”
A CYNICAL gentleman, returning
completely out of bumour with the Such was the fanaticism of present rage for variety of colour Oliver Cromwell, and it sbould not in ladies' dresses, was asked by be forgotten in this military age, a female acquaintance if he bad that he bad several pieces of can. met many ladies in his ride? non cast with this quaint and im- “ No, Madam," he replied, “I pious motto-" Lord, open thou Columbines, Scarecrows, our lips, and our mouth shall sbew Merry Andrews, and Dancing forth thy praise."
Dogs-but no Ladies."
A CERTAIN veteran General hav. Knife Grinder
Moor Game ing fainted at a late crowded
Sea View, taken on the party, a witty lady observed that
Hof-land. from the extreme heat, nothing. Lame Beggar
Joseph. less than a general fainting could Potiphar's Wife
Entrance to a Cottage La Porte. be expected.
Masquerade Scene Miss Mask all:
Pick ers gilt.
Warm sunny Landscape Rae burn. -Sir- In the present month there Study of a naked Heris generally a considerable variety cules
A Shee. of pictures in the course of exhibi. Taking in a Flat
Starke. tion to the public, but the follow" Hen and Chickens Coxe. ing collection, which is the pro
Anchor Smith, perty of the late Joseph Miller, View on the Coast
Burning Heretics Popie.
Hastings. Esq. can only be viewed by per: View on Salisbury Plain At-stone. sonal application to the proprietor. The Waltz
Wood-forde. Recommending the Gallery in Bay out of his depth
Claude. question to your readers, I remain Sausages after Nature Bolognese. your very obedient servant,
March of the advanced
LIST OF PICTURES.
N. Pous sin. Covent-garden Market Piazetta, The Humours of an Elec
pion, chairing the suceessful Candidate
Gains borough. The Riots at Covent-Garden Theatre
Bird. Study of Pigs
A LETTER was received at the Post-office, on Tuesday, the gth inst. from Ireland, with the follow. ing singular arldress :-" For JOHN KETCH, Esq. at Messrs. Hemp and Co.'s, Sheriff's Officers, London."
A Banker from Lombard-strect, Temple
MAJOR Topham's celebrated fashion, respectability, and native
greyhound, Friend, has been beauty of the surrounding towns purchased to go into Ireland, as an and villages were assembled on the introduction to a superior breed of occasion. Four borses started for greyhounds in that country. We the gold cup on the first day, wbich hope to give his portrait in a future was won by Mr. Hudson's cb. g."; Number.
Mr. Walker's gift of 100gs. was
won by his own horse Gumguia. The late race for the Jockey cum.-In the race, on the second Club Plate, at Newmarket, be- day, for Mr. Walker's other gift tween Mr. Villiers's Don Cossack, of 50gs. Mr. Dyer's g. m. was vicand Mr. Watson's Pericles (see Ca- torious. The sport on the tbird lendar) was one of the closest con- day, was not so interesting as on tests ever remembered. Pericles the preceding days. had, we helieve, never before been beaten. Goodison rode the win- Bath Races are to take place ner, and Buckle rode Pericles. It on Wednesday, Thursday, and was near seven o'clock before the Friday, the 28th, 29th, and 30th company left the heath.
of June. Great sport is antici
pated. Twenty-two gentlemen TWENTY-TWO horses are already have already subscribed for the 5gs. entered for the Two Thousand Stakes, and nearly the same numGuinea Stakes at the first Spring ber for the Gold Cup. Sir C. W Meeting for next year. Many Bampfylde, Bart. and Wm. Dickmatcbes have been made for the enson, Esq. M. P. are the Stewards, Craven Meeting of 1819.
We are sorry to find, that the The following matches have Brighton Racing Fund is in a state been made for the next Newmar- of derangement, wbich threatens ket first October Meeting :-Tues- a loss of the turf-amusements. day, Mr. Shakespear's Niobe, agst Mr. Shoubridge, the Clerk of the Mr. Stonehewer's Duessa, 8st. 71b. Course, is about to take пр
bis each, T. Y. C. 200gs. b. ft.-Mr. sidence in Kent, and have the Villier's Cwrw, agst Mr. Bouve- principal management of the Tunrie's Scheherazade, est. 7lb. each, bridge-Wells Races. Ab. M. 200gs. h. ft.-Saturday, Mr. Stonebewer's Delville, agst On Monday, the 8th inst. Fair. Mr. Neville's Sir Joshua, 8st. 41b. ville, by Orville, was thrown at eacb, Ab. M. 500gs.
Hambleton, for the purpose of :
operation, when unfortunately, his Findon Races, Sussex, on Tues. back was broken, and he died day, Wednesday, and Thursday, shortly sfter. tbe 2d, 3d, and 4th inst. excited considerable interest. All the Two brood mares, belonging to
Mr. Halman, of Crosted, in Sus- sport was continued on the Tuessex, bave produced bim six colts in day.
COCKING. MR. Fawkes's crack pack of
CHESTER.-In the Race-week, a Doncaster hounds have been sold, main of cocks was fougbt between and added to the Thornaby Hunt, Sir Wm. Wynne, Bart. (Kendrick, in Cleveland.
feeder), and Thomas Nield, Esq.
(Gosling, feeder), for 5gs. a batThe Stilton Hunt is broken up, tle, and 100gs. the main.-Stateand the pack of harriers, consisting ment :
Kendrick. M. B. of twenty one couple, are to be
5 1 hrongbt to the hammer, with the Elton Hall stud of hunters.
Tuesday ..2 2
4 1 Wednesday 30
3 3 THE Leeds coachmasters are
Thursday ..4 0
3 2 making a merit of running their Friday ....3 coaches at a most astonishing rate.
13 5 -How is that noble brute, the
17 12 horse, abused by brutes that wear
CHESTER.-In the Race-week, a the human form!
main of cocks was fought between
the Gentlemen of Cheshire (GilliS. WATSON, of Farnham, was ver, feeder), and the Gentlemen of lately committed to the House of Staffordshire (Phillips, feeder), for Correction at Woodbridge, by the 5gs. a battle, and 100gs. the maio. Magistrates acting at Framling -Statement: ham, for one month, for cruelly Gilliver.
Phillips. beating and ill-treating a mare, the Monday .. 2
4 0 property of Mr. Hesier, of Farn. Tuesday ..4 2
1 1 ham, his master.
Wednesday 4 2
1 1 Thursday ..3 0
2 2 The diversion of Hawking, a Friday ....5 1.
1 sport antiently much used, bas heen revived in this country on a
95 considerable scale, by Lord Rivers, Major Wilson, of Didlington, Nor. On Saturday, the 20th instant, folk, and Mr. Downes, of Gunton. was played a grand match at ten. Their subscription bawks, under nis, at the Royal Tennis Court, the management of German fal- James-street, Haymarket, between coners, have afforded mucb amuse- Mr, Cox, the proprietor, and Monment to numerous spectators at sieur Marquiso, from Paris : the Didlington and the neighbour former gave the latter half fifteen hood.--After the races at New. the best of five sets--and Mr. C. market on Monday the 8th instant, won the three first sets in fine these Hawks were flown off at style: he is considered the best some rooks in the Flat, on which player in Europe. Tbe Court was they pounced with great avidity, uncommonly crowded by most, of and speedily brought them down, the amateurs in town; among to the great entertainment of the whom were the Duke of Argyll, numerous spectators. The same Earl Jersey, Lord Alvanley, Lord
Apsley, Hon. L. Burrell, Hon. J. Cock Shooting," in a bumper of and G. Campbell, Earl Darnley, honest Falernian. General Bligh, Lord Brooke, S. B. Davis, Esq R. Lukin, Esq. H. PEDESTRIANISM.-On Wednesa Grant, Esq. and several foreigners day, the 17th instant, a running of distinction.
match was performed by Mr. Henry
Holman, of Southampton, in preT'HB geld medal given by the sence of a great concourse of spec. Thistle Golf Club, was played for tators. Mr. H. set out from South. over Leith Links on Friday, May 5, ampton to Lymington, a distance and was gained by Archibald Ogil- of eighteen miles, at four o'clock vie Dalgleisb, Esq. of Scotscraig, on the above morning, and arrived Captain of the Cluh, at sixty-five at the latter place at twenty-four strokes--a number considered as minutes past six o'clock, winning unprecedented in the annals of any his wager, being thirty-six miother society.
nutes within the given time, for the
sum of one bundred guineas. The Members of the Erith Wbat is remarkable, the above task Sailing Society bave determined was performed without perspirato give annually a piece of plate to tion. The following is a correct he sailed for by gentlemen's plea- statement :- first 7 miles in 48m.; sure boats, to be steered by the 8 ditto in 5610. ; 9 (litto in 1h. 4m.; owner. The prize of the present 10 ditto in 1b. 12m.; 11 ditto in year was sailed for on the 15th in- 1b. 20m.; 12 ditto in 1b. 29m.; stant.
13 ditto in lh. 37m.; 14 ditto in
16. 46m.; 15 ditto in 1h. 57m. ; On the 5th of May, as the 16 ditto in 2b. 4 min.; 17 ditto in keepers of Phillips, Esq. of 2h. 13m.; 18 ditto in 2h. 24m. Hanbury Hall, and of the Rev. R. Ou Tuesday, the 9th instant, a Pyndar, of Areley House, in the young man of Dover, of the name county of 'Worcester, were going of Richard Baker, undertook for through Strawley wood to fish, a wager, to run a mile and a quarthey Bushed a fine woodcock, which ter in five minutes. The young fed a short distance and dropped. man accomplished his arduous task One of the keepers immediately with apparent ease; hets at startran back for two guns, leaving bis ing were two to one against bim. companion to keep watch bebind An excellent foot race, two and an oak, of which there are many a half miles, was run on Saturday, o no small magnitude in this spa- the 30th ult. for a considerable cious wood. On heating about sum of money, over Stapleton the spot, they not only put up the race ground, by John Mothersdale, aforesaid bird (wbicb proved to be of Darlington, currier (who heat än old one), but with it two young the celebrated Wood, at York), ones, all which they killed. These and William Johnson, of Staplewere served up at the table of the ton, near Darlington, farmer, truly hospitable Mr. Pyndar, where which was won by the former. a considerable number of fashion- Thursday morning, the 11th inst. ables were assembled to view so a journeyman carpenter, sixty years fare an exbibition; mirth and glee of age, went on foot from Shoreditch prevailed, and even the ladies were Church to WalthamCross and back compelled to drink, " Success to again, a distance of 22 miles, in Vol. XLVI.—No. 272,