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balloo given with sportsman's judg- ed in a potter's mill, grinding ment.
earth; the mill then saddenly The course taken by the dogs changes to a cart, and the millwas similar to that followed by tbe stones to wbeels. The cart is race-horses--a narrow passage hav- laden with sacks, and the Highing been formed across the Circus, mettled Racer almost arrives at his so as to keep them in a direct line. last stage. He reaches the door of Every eye was directed to the spot the Elephant and Castle, in St. at which their entrance was ex- George's-fields, where be seems to pected, when suddenly a real fox, be completely worn out, his legs apparently labouring under the sink under him, and be appears to terror of pursuit, darted across tbe die. area, and in a moment afterward It is impossible to form a just the deep-toned notes of the dogs idea of this scene, unless by pera announced their approach, and sonal observation. The docility of their being in full scent. Another the animal is exhibited in the most second brought them across the extraordinary manner. area, pursued closely by the bunt- pears to be in the agonies of death, ers at full speed. Tlrice did the and, finally, gives up the ghost fox take tbe same circuit, followed with a heart-rending sigh. The by the hounds and borsemen-the most rapturous plaudits attended High-mettled Racer always taking this last effort. A borse-butcher's the lead, and at each time the cart draws up; the remains of the house being shaken to its very High-mettled Racer are placed centre by the entbusiastic ap- upon it, an operation to which be plauses which burst from every does not make the slightest resist quarter. At length poor Reynard ance, but counterfeits death to pera was seen to take refuge in the fection. The scene then changes cottage of an old woman--the dogs to a repository for dead horses, are in consequence thrown of the into wbich the carcass is soon scent—and a ludicrous scene takes afterwards drawn, and shot, withplace between the old woman and out ceremony, upon the ground, the huntsman, whom she misleads still remainiag perfectly motionless. as to the direction taken by the The busy spectacle now draws fox. She then brings out the poor to a close.' The Ghost of Gulliver animal, wbom, after a lecture of approaches, and by touches of bis some length, she turns loose z be wand gradually animates the apis not fortunate enough, however, parently dead body. The animal to escape, for the dogs soon after- first moves bis head, then ove foot, wards regain the scent, the hunt is then another; be then raises himrenewed, and, finally, a represen- self on his hauncbes, and in an tation of “ The Death" takes place instant tbe scene changes to the ia presence of the audience, amidst grand palace of the Hhouynms, loud cbeers.
which is surrounded with the This is succeedled hy the third figures of horses in varions attivicissitude of “ The High-mettled tndes. The High-mettled Racer Racer,” which is seen in a post- finally assumes his pristine vigour, chaise, his sides gored with the and exbibits all those graces and spur, and his neck galled with the that spirit for which he was first collar. He is afterwards present. admired, and dances with as mucb
C2 regularity, regularity to the music, as the bipeds long, and two ploughs at a time. by whom he is surrounded. The Soaped pigs, foot races, &c. fol. curtain fell amidst the loudest lowed till dark, wben all at once shouts of exultation.
the pendaui was illuminated with Upon the whole, we feel our- thousands of lights. Tbe son of selves bound to confess that of all Subabadie, disguised as a dancing the exhibitions of the docility of woman, danced on the edges of the borse which we bave witnessed, two hundred swords, with consider that which we have now but faintly able grace and activity. At a given endeavoured to describe is the chef- time, also, a curtain dropped and d'auvre.
displayed five beautiful transparencies to an admiring crowd. Peace,
with her olive brancb in one hand, RACES, SHOWS, &c. AT CAL- and a crown of laurel in the other, CUTTA.
was extending her arm to crown
tbe hero who had assisted in bringe THE principal of these took place ing her to the sbores of India.
on the 12th of August last, on A correet likeness of the noblo account of the peace agreed to and Duke, in the act of leading his established in Europe.
troops to victory, was accomDuring the whole of the evening panied by a balf-length portrait the streets of Calcutta exbibited of the Prince Regent in his robes. a most bustling scene, in which all After these, the Hindoo personi-classes of Europeans were mingled fication of Genesa, with his elewith crowds of natives. The fligbt phantine countenance, succeeded, of rockets and other fire-works, introducing a berald on an eleserved to diversify the general ex- pbant hearing the white flag of hibition, and the whole proceede peace, this word being written ings of the evening were uncom- upon it in the Persian and Tamul monly brilliant.
languages. At Coimbatoor, puppet shows, and every kind of native exhibitions were prepared; such as daúc. BATTLE BETWEEN HAR, ing, singing, juggling, racing, MER AND SHELTON. tumbling, bunting, &c. The firstrate performers of each class were FOR years we have not bad to selected. A inagnificent pendaul, record a figbt so determined erected for the occasion, to accom- and so desperate as that which modate 10,000 people, was deco- took place on Tuesday, the 18th rated in the most superb manner; instant, on Hounslow Heath, bein its interior, tbe achievements of twixt Harry Harmer, of first-sate the heroes of Purana, were dis- science, and Sbelton, the naviplayed, with characters as large as gator. The difference of opinion, life. The celebrated Subabadie, so and the improvement of Shelton in long known in Tanjore, and other science, a man who was nearly a parts, performed feats of skill and stone and a half superior in weight, strength, scarcely to be surpassed. caused more anxiety and bustle He successively balanced upon bis than any recorded since the mechin and his teeth, palankeens, morable one at Newmarket. The cots, ladders, a bamboo fifty feet spectators exceeded in number those assembled on that or any for- 4th. Fighting had commenced mer occasion.
in earnest, and both, witb true An immense circle formed the courage, seened to disregard in. outer ring, wbich enclosed one of jury to the person.-Shelton planttwenty-four feet, in which the ed a good hit, which was returned combatants set-to. Shelton' first npon bim, and in an over-reacha by made bis appearance, and threw Harmer a close took place, and his bat into the ring. Harmer Harmer was thrown.-Betting as came forward shortly after with before. the ntmost confidence.
5th. Shelton sbewed much conconds were Richmond and Oliver rage, and Harmer went down in a for Shelton, and Belcher and Gib- connter hit. - Betting reduced from bons for Harmer. Betting seven 6 to 4. to four on Harmer, with variation's 6th. Sbelton ill-judged bis disbetween that and two to one. A tance, as at setting-to. Harmer few minutes before one the set-to availed himself of this imperfeccommenced. Harmer is a relation tion, and returned left and right of the Belchers; and the fag upon bis antagonist, and gave him (bandkerchief) wbich was so gal- a clear bit down with tbe right Jantly worn by the late Jem Bel- hand.-Six to 4 ou Harmer. cher, and which is now called by 7th. A more determined round that name, was tied over the blue never was fought. The men stood bird's eye on one of the posts of and excbanged hits with true vatbe ring.
tive courage, and after a minuta's THE BATTLE.
bard figbting, Harmer went down Round 1. Shelton hit short at weak.-Betting again reduced from two several times, and in a third 6 to 4. attempt Harmer returned upon stb. Both at steady sparring for him with the right band, and hit wind. Harmer planted a tremenhim down by a tremendous blow, dous right-handed bit under his which drew first blood also, and adversary's left ear, with wbich he decided both tbese events.-Two went down as if shot. to 1 on Harmer.
gth. Harmer missed his man 2d. Shelton again ill-judged bis with his left band, when a coudistance, and Harmer endeavouring rageous rally ensued. Botb had to 'return upon him, missed, and enough of the rally, but Shelton got into a rally. Harmer over- went down. reached himself, and fell upon his 10th. A hard fougbt round with knees, when he received a bit or mutual advantage, although Hartwo by accident in the beat of mer best managed his hits. Both combat, which by many was con
down.-Seven to 4 on Harmer. straed foul, and the usual uproar
ilth. Shelton went down with was heard of “. Fair ! foul !” by a hit, and Harmer's friends althe partisans of the combatauts. leged that he was trying for a foul
3d. A resolute rally followed blow. the first bit of Shelton, and Har- 12th. After an exchange of hits, mer bad the best of in-fighting. Harmer gave bis adversary a sciHe exchanged two hits for one in entific fall. a forcible manner. Shelton went 13th. Much caution and steadidown from distress.
ness, and both fatigued. Hitting
at length commenced, and a terri- advantage of Shelton, who bit his fic round ensued, in which more man down. Shelton was the fa. game was never displayed. Both vourite. down again.
In the 25th round, Harmer gave 14th. In this round it was seen his adversary a bard cross-buttock that Harmer's bitting right hand in the Belcberonian style, the effect had much swollen, and his best of which was beard on the grass friends fearing the recurrence of throughout the ring, and in the such an accident, betting turned 28th round, Harmer gave him a against him at even. Shelton got dreadful blow on the side of the him down with a slight bit. head, which decided the combat. 15th. Harmer went down with
REMARKS. a sligbt hit, and all seemed to be A battle more determined never in favour of Shelton, who was was fought; and as Harmer was backed at 6 to 4.
opposed to nearly a stone and a ;6th. Harmer endeavoured in half superior weight, steady fightvain to get best, and he went down ing, superior science and most again with a hit.Seven to 4 on determined bottoni could alone Shelton.
bave given him a chance, and these 17th. A tremendous rallying requisites be displayed in a most round, in which Shelton had the pre-eminent degree. Sbelten has best of fighting, and Harmer was acquired much science, and fought knocked down by a most tremen- bravely. Harmer received a viodous right-handed bit on the side lent hurt in the head against the of the head.--Three and 4 to 1 on stakes in the middle of the fight Sbelton.
in a fall, and, together with his Until the 21st round, Harmer hand Aying, nothing but bravery of had never recovered the Chancery the most exalted kind could have Suit, as technically termed, and he got him through. The battle last did not seem to possess a know- ed twenty-six minutes. lerlge of what he was about, and he was much punished.---Five to 1 A second battle took place beon Shelton, but no takers. We tween Shaw, the Life Guardsman, need not occupy more of our space and Painter, which excited much in detail. In the 21st round, be interest. Shaw challenged all the was hit under the ropes.
world, but he had never been tried 22d. This round produced one with a good man; Painter bad of the best specimens of manhood displayed much game, and par. we ever witnessed. It was true ticularly in his last combats with British courage exemplified, and Alexander, the gardener, and with eacb seemed determined to con- the renowned Oliver, both men of quer. After the exchange of many first rate weight. Fighting was hits, Harmer knocked bis man at first nearly equal, but both down. Even betting.
shewed bad condition; some heavy 23d. Such was the suddei tran- blows were exchanged on both sition, that Shelton appeared like sides, but Sbaw stood over his adt. a drunken man, and he was again versary, and bad length of him in hit down by the sore right hand of every way. Painter, after twenty his antagonist.
minutes fighting, bad no chance. 24th. A dreadful round to the Shaw gave him ten knock-down
blows successively, anil it was the that it is caught with difficulty. wish of the ring he should be taken Jt breeds on the banks of the Run, away, but he refused to yield even and on the salt islands in the centre at last, although in a most de- of this tract. It browzes on the plorable state. The battle lasted stunted and saline vegetation found twenty-eight minutes. It was for in the desert; but in November a purse of fifty guineas.
and December, it advances into the country, in berds of huudreds, to
the utter destruction of wbole fields ON THE WILD ASS OF INDIA of grain. This animal is then AND PERSIA.
caught in pits, and is found to be
fierce and untameable. They bite THIS is a creature seldom seen and kick in the most dangerous
by scientific men, and little manner, accompanied by the angry known among us.
A male and snorting, which appears to be their female were brought to Petersburgh only voice. Their flesh is esteemed by Professor Gmelin about 1782. good food by some of the natives of The following account was since the lowest casts, who lie in wait written in India :
for them near the drinking places. “ It is, perhaps, not generally From the little I have seen of this known, excepting to the natives of animal, it appears to resemble, in India, tbat the desert tract hy tbem many respects, the wild mule, called “Run,' which divides Kat- found in the western districts of tęsar from Kutch, is the resort of Tartary." the wild ass. Some time since taking a ride on the banks of the Run, I discovered several herds of
THE COCKER; these curious animals, amounting Containing every Information to the to sixty or seventy, and wishing Breeders and Amateurs of that to bave a nearer view, I galloped noble Bird, THE GAME COCK: towards tbem, and although mount- to which is added, a variety of ed on a horse of proved speed, I other useful Information for the never could approach nearer than Instruction of those who are attwenty yards, and they did not tendants on the Cock Pit. By appear to be at their speed. A dog W.Sketchley, Gent.-Burton. which accompanied me was cluse on-Trent, printed. at their heels, when they turned and pursued bim with an angry THE author of this concise snorting noise. This ass, which manual states in his Preface, the Persians call Khur, is consider that having been "attached in the ably longer than in its tame state: sod at a very early period of lifethe body is of an ash colour, which and having lived in a part of the gradually fading, becomes a dirty country bigh in repute for that white under the belly. The ears noble bird, the Game Cock, where and shoulder stripe, resemble those as great a variety of birds were of the common kind, but its head exhibited in all their various prog seemed much longer, and its liinbs cess of refinement as any individual more roughly and strongly forned. amateur could enjoy, le flatters The natives of India, describe the himseif that by such superior means Khur as extremely watchful, so of collecting information, The