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its prey,

My faithful groom quick marks them as And seem with reprehensive love to say, they spring,

Dear Mr. Townshend, wherefore didst And counts their noses, undeceiv'd as

thou stray ? BYNG,

What fatal havoc might one shot have Whether in close array, or Nem'ne con.,

made, To their old beaten ground the covey's If not thy life, thy leg the forfeit paid ; gone ;

That shot thy foretop might have made Or, scatt'ring wild, in petty parties fall, Some to pair of, and some to wait a call. Or sing'd one dear devoted curl away;. Thus from each kindred image, fancy Or lopp'd that hand, the pride of lore draws

and lace, The latent emblem of a nobler cause. Or scar'd with bolder sacrilege thy face. If chance, astray, lone bird my course invites,

Soon as to Brooks's thence thy footsteps I think of ME. EDITH and proselytes;

bend, Mean, mangled game, not for itself I With gratulations thy approach attend! prize,

See Gibson rap his bux, auspicious Vengeance and Palliser to mem'ry rise,

sign, Some senatorial type e'en pointers yield,

That classic compliment and wit comOne loves too narrow, one too wide a

bine. field ;

See BEAUCLERCK's cheek a tinge of red This creeps too low, that springs above

surprise, his work,

And friendship give what cruel health As Hartley slow, or uncontrol'd as

denies. BURKE.

Important TOWNSHENO, what can thee With rav'nous ardour some devour the

withstand ? prey :

The ling'ring black-ball lags in BoothO, gentle SAWBRIDGE, lash such friends

BY's hand; away!

E'en DRAPIER checks the sentimental Others with puzzling zeal small objects

sigh, mark,

And Smith, without an oath, suspends Judicious LUTTRELL bids them ware a

the die. LARK!

That night, to festive wit and friendship

due, But come, dear Jack, all martial as thou That night, thy CHARLES's board shall art,

welcome you; With spruce cockade, heroically smart, Sallads that shame ragouts shall woo thy Come, and once more together let us

taste, greet

Deep shalt thou dive in Weltjec's motley The long lost pleasures of St. James's

paste. street.

DERBY shall lend, if not his plate his Enough o'er stubbles have I deign'd to


And know I've bought the best cham. Too long wer't thou at anchor at Spit.

paign from BROOKS; head.

From lib'ral BROOKS, whose speculative Come, happy friend ! to hail thy wish'd

skill, return,

Is hasty credit, and a distant bill. Nor vulgar fire, nor venal light, shall Who, nurs'd in clubs, disdains a vulgar burn;

trade, From gentle bosoms purer flames shall Exults to trust, and blushes to be paid !

rise, And kécner ardours flash from beauties On that auspicious night, supremely eyes.

grac'd, "Methinks I see thee now resume thy With chosen guests, the pride of liberal stand,

taste, Pride of Fop-alley, tho'a little tannd: Not in contentious heat nor mad'ning What tender joy the gazing Nymphs

strife, disclose

Not with the busy ills or cares of life, How pine with envy the neglected beaux, We'll waste the fleeting hours, for hapWhile many a feeble frown and struge

pier themes gling smile,

Shall claim each thought and chase anFondly reprove thy too advent'rous tail,

bition's dreams.



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All weary


gay sound

Each beauty that sublimity can boast, To make; or the game, or the foeman to He best shall tell who still unites them


And mark you his steed, o'er the fallow Of wit, of taste, of fancy we'll debate,

so deep, t If SHERIDAN, for once, is not too late : Ill pace with his rider's proud spirit can But scarce a thought to MIXISTERS will

keep, spare,

fainting, he totters—he Unless on Polisu POLITICS with HARE.

falls ! Good natur'd Devon, oft shall then And the death cry of sorrow is heard in appear

our halls! The cool complacence of thy friendly Weep,t Lord of fair Powerscourt, weep Oft shall FITZPATRICK's wit and STAN

in the shade, Hope's ease,

Thy noble young guest on his death bier And BURGOYNE's manly sense, unite to

is laid; please ;

From the chase of Killineyf he ne'er will And while each guest attends our varied

return, feats,

And Erin's soft maids long shall sigh o'er Of scatter'd levies and retreating fleets ;

his urn: Me shall they wish some better sport to

No more on thy hills shall be heard the gain, And thee, more glory in the next cam Ofmerry ton'd bugle or cry of the hound, li paign.

But the raven shall scream, and the sea

mist abide,

Cold and dark o'er the spot where the TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF


TO SQUINTILINDA, THE SUNBy a distinguished Literary Character in the Metropolis of the Sister Kingdom.

EYED BEAUTY. BRIGHT bea ng the Sun is, and fresh OH! veil those eyes! oh, hide their the spring morn,

ray, And sweetly the thrush pours his notes That spreads too bright a charm; from the thorn ;

Each is a sun that lights love's day, The cry of the hounds, as it swells on the And keeps affection warm.

gale, Awakes the blithe echoes of hill and of

Oh! veil them, lady, or indeed vale :

I soon shall wink with mine; The game is uprous'd, and begun is the

They make my tender losom bleed, chase

So brilliantly they shine. O! who is that Hunter whose skill and Yet, in good truth, you seem quite loth, whose grace,*

To hide those orbs of fire ; As swiftly o'er plain and o'er barrier Aies, Then, if you will not veil them both, Engages unrivall'd all hearts and all eyes! As I so much desire; 'Tis DORSET's young Lord, of a race as Close up butone, sweet maid, I pray, renown'd,

And hide its “ world of light!"
As ever to hunter or warrior sound, So one may be a sun by day!
To chase or to battle rush'd forth to the T'other a moon by night!!!

J. M. L. * The Duke's horsemanship that fatal morning was the subject of admiration to all his companions of the chase.

+ After a hard run the horse was kept to his speed across a heavy fallow field, and after leaping a wall, fell, and rolling over the Duke, occasioned his death.

The Duke was on a visit to Lord Powerscourt, at his beautiful seat in the county of Wicklow, and hunting with his hounds.

§ Killiney Hills, about seven miles south-east of Dublin, rising boldly from the sea, and forming a bay, to which they give their name.

# In consequence of the lamented casualty here described, Lord Powerscourt is said to have expressed a determination of relinquishing his hounds and the pleasures of the chasc.



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JUNE, 1815.


... 129

CONTENTS. Wild Ducks, an Engraving

97 Description of the celebrated Palais Royal at Review of ancient Pictures at the British


182 Gallery

99 The Manner of Hunting Sea Calves in EastRaces appointed in 1815

104 ern Bothnia..

...............128 Sporting in Selkirkshire .....

.....105 Battle between Shelton and a Suffolk Farmer 129 The Wiltshire Moon-Rakers---a Law Case, Bettings on the St. Leger. ...................... 199

Welch y. Pearce.. ...................... 105 Dog and Badger, an Etching The Bee-Hunter .................106 FEAST OF WIT.....

............. 130 Battle between Scroggins and Nosworthy : 107


..134 On the Exhibition of the High-Mettled Racer 109 To Correspondents

....... 140 Remarks on Z.B.'s Observations on Coursing 109

POETRY. Dilly v. Parsons, Action for Defamation ....110 The Two Anglers, or How to Catch Fish ...... 141 Pedigree and Performances of Pericles boos 1111 A Journey through Life Account of Mr. Flint's Treatise on the Breed The Epicure

*.................149 ing, Training, and Management of Horses 118 The Modern Fine Lady ........................ 149 On Old Stallions, in Reply to Ben. Beacon... 117 Life's Likenesses

143 Ride through the New Forest ...................119 Four-in-Hand

...144 Patent Gun-locks--a Trial,Manton v. Manton 119 Description of Brighton..

.....144 The Post Horse's Appeal........

.......... 120
Persian Ode by Sadiq..

..........144 On the Levarian Horse Shoe... ........... 121 RACING CALENDAR .......


Embellished with,
I. An Engraving of WILD DU ÇKS.


size than the tame; its general Engraved by Scott, from a Painting by weight is two pounds and a half.

W. Smith, exhibited this season at the Wild ducks frequent the marshes British Institution.

of this kingdom, where numbers

of them breed : they pair in spring, IN illustration of the subject of and lay from ten to eighteen egos;

our first engraving this month, the time of incubation is about we are informed by Daniel, in bis thirty days; the young take the Rural Sports, that the plumage of water so soon as batched, which is the wild 'duck' is little different to usually in May; but the growth of some tame ducks, but the neck is their wings is very slow, and they slenderer, the foot smaller, the are unable to fly before August.“ nails more black, and the web of The wild duck is an artful bird, and the foot finer; the young ducks does not always make its nest close are distinguished from the old by to the water; an instance Mr. their sofrer and redder feet, and Tunstall mentions of a nest being by plucking a feather from the found at Etchingham, in Sussex, wing; if young, it will be soft and upon an oak tree, five and twenty bloody, if old, this extremity will feet from the ground; the old duck be bard. The wild duck is less in was sitting upon nine eggs, which



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