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From the Beauly I started for Beauly, my Irish friends were the Ewe, which is justly esteem- victorious, although the river was ed the best fishing river on the extremely low, and the water as west coast of Scotland. It flows clear as crystal. from the romantic and beautifully The Gruinyard is another exwooded Loch Maree, and is the cellent river on the west coast of property of that capital fellow Ross-shire, and across the hills, and first-rate sportsman, Sir F. about twenty-six miles from the Mackenzie.
Ewe. The great drawback to The cruives which formerly sportsmen visiting the Gruinyard crossed the stream at the second is the want of accommodation, pool from the sea, and prevented there being no place of entertainthe further progress of the sal- ment within many miles of its mon, are moved considerably banks. higher up, and there are now six I was fortunate enough, through as admirable pools as ever man the medium of a letter of introthrew a fly into. When I visited duction, to find quarters at the the Ewe there were only two house of a respectable sheepstreams open to the admission of farmer, a capital angler, and who fish, so that splendid sport was was kind enough to point out to scarcely to be looked for, al- me the favorite haunts of the fish. though I had no reason to com- On examining my book, he explain of my want of success, all pressed a doubt as to my being things taken into consideration. able to do anything with the
From the circumstance of Limerick Alies, as the salmon the salmon taking the fly in were not used to them,” and was the stream immediately at the rather galvanized by my killing mouth of the river, when hooked, thirteen salmon and grilses in a the fish not unfrequently made day and a half, at a time too when, a dash for the ocean, and if suc- except in the rapid throats, every cessful in this gallant attempt rock and stone in the bed of the never failed to snap the line and river was visible. sail off in triumph. The impe- The banks of the Gruinyard tuosity with which they made are of the wildest, but, strange to their rush down an exceedingly say, 'of the most uninteresting rapid, rough, and rocky stream, nature. There are no grand prerendered the chances of killing cipices, no woods; for miles in much against the angler, however every direction nothing but low scientifically he might work his grey rocky diminutive hills meet silvery captive. The proprietor the eye, and convey an idea of informed me that he has had his hopeless barrenness, beyond what line broke three times in one day a stranger to the district could by this masterly manœuvre on have imagined to exist on the the part of the fish. Sir Hector west coast, which is generally Mackenzie, father of the present remarkable for the richness of its Baronet, has been known to land pastures and the grandeur of its upwards of thirty clean salmon scenery. in the course of a day's fishing.
BLITZ. In the Ewe, as in the Ness and ( To be concluded in our next.)
SİR, THE "HE Races in the Champ de August 30th. This day the
Mars having finished on weather was uncommonly fine, Sunday the 1lth inst. I send and the ground was numerously you, as usual, an account of and respectably attended. What the sport this year, which has is called the Principal Prize of been uncommonly good: I also 2000fr. was run for in two heats, hand you, annexed, a list of the both of which were won easy by Jockey Club here, which has been Lord H. Seymour's g. m. Eagle, this year patronised by the King 4 yrs, carrying 499 hectogramand the Duke of Orleans, Prince mes, rode by North, beating the Royal.
Count de Strada's ch. m. Odéina, The races commenced on the 4 yrs, carrying 499 hectogr.; M. 28th of August, when the four Desgrand's ch. m. Selina, 6 yrs, Arrondissement prizes of 1200 carrying 583 hectogr. (she threw francs each were run for. On her rider in the first heat, opposite that day, the weather having an the Military School); and M. unfavorable aspect, the ground Leconte's g. h. Limaçon, 5 yrs, ,
so well attended as carrying 563 hectogr. usual.
Between these two heats there The first prize was won by was another race, as follows.-M. Larroque's b. m. Aline, 3 yrs, In the race that took place last carrying 821b., rode by Ollivier, Sunday for the Arrondissement beating the Count de Strada's Prize, awarded to horses of the b. m. Adda. The second prize first age and class, which was was won by the Count de Strada's won by Count de Strada's b. m. b. m. Pamela, 3 yrs, carrying Pamela beating Mr. Fasquel de 821b., rode by T. Hall, beating Courteuil's b. h. Young Wilton, M.Fasquel's Young Milton, Lord 3 yrs, and Lord H. Seymour's H. Seymour's b. h. Fovius, and b. h. Fovius, 3 yrs, a question M. Charles Lafitte's b. m. Praga. arose, on account of which it The third prize was won by Lord was decided that the two latter H. Seymour's b. h. Cyrus, 4 yrs, (Young Milton having come in carrying 105lb., rode by North, second and Fovius third) should beating the Count de Strada's run again this day. They acEldorado, M. Santerre, sen.'s b.m. cordingly ran together, each carClio, M. Leconte's g. h. Limaçon, rying 416 hectogr., when the M. Charles Louis's Smolensko, race was won by Young Milton Count Narbonne’s b. m. Isara, and beating Fovius by half a neck. M. Santerre, jun.'s b. m. Cleo- SEPTEMBER 4th.--There was a patre. The fourth prize was won greater assemblage of spectators by Count de Strada's ch. m. Odé- this day than on the two former ina, 4 yrs old, carrying 1021b., occasions. The races were horode by T. Hall, beating. M. nored by the presence of their Schickler's b. h. Young Rainbow, Majesties, the Duke of Orleans, M. Rivière's h. Caton, M. Lar- the Duke of Nemours, the Duke roque's ch. m. Daphne, and M. of Aumale, and the Princesses. Desgrand's ch. m. Selina.
The Ex-Dey of Algiers was also VOL. IV.-SECOND SERIES.No. 19.
present in one of the government with the sport, and was graciously pavilions, but he retired when pleased to grant 500 francs to the races were but half over. In Boast, who won the Grand Prize the early part of the day there this day. fell a shower of rain, but the SEPTEMBER 1lth. - This day weather cleared up afterwards, the assemblage of spectators was and continued fine all day. immense, notwithstanding the un
The King's Prize of 5000 favorable state of the weather. francs was won by M. Raulhac's The morning was fine, but bech. h. Oubyou, 5 yrs, carrying tween 1 and 2 o'clock it became 563 hectogr., rode by Tom Hall, cloudy: there were several claps beating M. Leconte's ch. h. Con- of thunder, and towards half past stant, 4 yrs, carrying 514 hectogr.; 2 there fell a heavy shower of Lord H. Seymour's br. h. Cyrus, rain : however, afterwards it 4 yrs, carrying 514 hectogr.; M. cleared up, and continued fine all de Bonnefond's ch. h. Aleby the afternoon. The King and Trocadero, 5 yrs, carrying 563 Royal Family were expected on hectogr.; M. de Vanteaux's ch. h. the ground, but did not come; Rubens, 5 yrs, carrying 563 the Ex-Dey of Algiers was, howhectogr.; and the Count de Nar- ever, again there, accompanied by bonne's b. m. Léda, 4 yrs, carry- his son, a youth of 11 or 12 years ing 499 hectogr.
of age: they retired, as before, The King's Grand Prize of when the races were but half 6000 francs was won in two heats by Lord H. Seymour's br. h. Syl- The Duke of Orleans Prize of vio, 5 yrs, carrying 563 hectogr., a Silver Vase, value 1000 francs, rode by Boast of Epsom (who and 2000 francs in money, was came over on purpose to ride for won by the Count de Strada's Lord Henry), beating M. Lar. ch. m. Odéina, 4 yrs, carrying roque's ch. m. Bergère, 5 yrs, 499 hectogr., rode by Tom Hall, carrying 548 hectogr.; M. Goetz- beating M. E. Cremieux's b. m. mann's b. m. Dowine, 5 yrs, car- Dowine, 5 yrs, carrying 548 rying 548 hectogr.; the Count de hectogr.; M. Desgrand's ch. m. Castellane's b. K. Fred Alfort, 4 Selina, 6yrs, carrying 583 hectogr. yrs, carrying 514 hectogr.; and rode by M. Desgrand, jun.; Lord M. Desgrand's ch. m. Selina, 6 yrs, II. Seymour's br. h. Cyrus, 4 yrs, carrying 583 hectogr., role by M. carrying 514 hectogr.; the Count Desgrand, jun.-M.Schickler had de Castellane's b. h. Fred Alfort, entered Young Rainbow for this 4 yrs, carrying 514 hectogr.; and race, but he was withdrawn. The M. Larroque's ch. m. Daphne, 4 second heat was contested by Syl. yrs, carrying 499 hectogr. Fred vio and Dowine only.--Besides Alfort and Daphne did not run these two races there was a match the second heat. Dowine, rode run once round, heats, by Lord by Ollivier, having come in seH. Seymour's gr. m. Eagle, 4 yrs, cond in this race, the prize (entire) carrying 1091b., rode by Boast, was generously awarded to her and M. Siret's br. m. Laura, car- owner by the King, as the winrying 119lb., which was ner belongs to His Majesty's cleverly by the former.--His Ma- stud. jesty appeared highly delighted The King's Prize of a Silver
Vase, value 1500 francs, a Silver being a mare of the first class Cup of 800 francs, and 3700 fr. (that is, of Foreign breed), was in money, for horses of the first only entitled to 4000 francs of the and second classes, was contested prize, including the Vase; the in three heats. The first heat other 2000 francs fell to the lot
won by M. Raulhac's ch. of Oubyou (who won the first h. Oubyou, 5 yrs, carrying 563 heat), he being of the second class, hoctogr., rode by Tom Hall, or French breed. beating M. de Vanteaux's ch. h. Between these races there was Rubens, 5 yrs, carrying 563 hec.; run a match, 1000 francs a-side, M. Leconte's ch. h. Constant, 4 twice round, in one heat, between yrs, carrying 514
hectogr. ; M. Lord H. Seymour's b. h. Charron, Larroque's ch. m. Bergère, 5 yrs, rode by Boast, and M. Bergeret's carrying 548 hectogr.; and Lord b. m. Laura, each carrying 110lb. H. Seymour's gr. m. Eagle, 4 yrs, which was won easy by the former, carrying 499 hectogr. The se- Excepting those mentioned cond heat (in which Bergère did above, there have not been, as not run) was won. by Eagle, rode yet, any private matches this seaby Boast; who won also the third son; but I expect that some may cleverly. By the laws of racing yet take place in the Bois de in France, the winner in this case Boulogne.
LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ENGLISII JOCKEY CLUB AT PARIS, UNDER THE
PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJBSTY, LOUIS-PHILIPPE I.
Messrs. J. G. Schickler.
Ernest le Roy.
De St. Cyran.
De St. Saent.
T. BRYON, Clerk of the Course. Hotel de l'Orient, Place des Italiens,
Paris, 19th Sept. 1831.
" How mild, how gentle is the well-trained horse !
How, winged with speed, he flies along the course !
SIR; BR REATHES there a man with bers that in a few short weeks
soul so dead as not to feel a those joyous notes will once more thrill of delight when he remem- greet his longing ear! 0! who
would not be a hunter bold, for his fleeting fast ; and, ere he arrests life is a life of pleasure! How this hand for ever, suffer me to delicious the anticipation of the say a few words on La Chasse. sport! how blissful the reality ! " Oh, History, thou parent of renown, how sweet the recollection ! how Thou blest instructor of mankind !” invigorating to the spirits ! how we will summon thee to our aid. healthful to the frame! in short -The practice of hunting has exI could mention twenty more isted almost as long as the world hows, if I had time. As it is, I itself. With our forefathers it was think, my readers will think I adopted from necessity. The have said enough in its favour. calls of hunger sent forth these I assure you, Mr. Editor, this ancient Nimrods to the chase. hunting is no joke with me-no No inviting butcher's shop at that trifle, I give you my word. I time stood open, with a man don't take it, as the inimitable dressed in blue, holding a knife Perlet does his snuff, pour m'amus in one hand and a steel in the ser...... these half-and-half sort of other, ready at a nod to cut you measures don't suit me...... it is the a fine rump steak or veal cutlet. serious business of my life. Mo- No, I assure you, men at that liere, or somebody else, says, " Je period led no such lazy lives ne vive pas pour manger; je mange they, poor souls, must kill their pour vivre.”......I live to hunt. meat before they could hope to eat
In the season, of course I have it, and run a good chance of being enough to do. To follow in the killed themselves in the bargain. morning, and quaff bumpers at Pleasure alone calls forth our night in memory of the departed more fortunate hunters at early day and to the success of a fu- dawn, to scour the woods in search ture, is as much as any man can of prey, with the pleasing profairly get through ; and out of it, spect
of a fine haunch of venison, to cherish my good steed, make ready killed and cooked, awaitalterations in my menage, repair ing them after the perils of the the breaches in my cellar, with engagement. In the Scriptures now and then a day's shooting, we read continually of hunting : and a trip to town, is sufficient and, if I remember right, the to keep one from idleness. In Hebrew Monarchs were no mean fact, none but a done-up dandy, artists. It may with truth be or a miserable hypochondriac, who called a regal sport; for indepennever hunts or reads the Maga- dent of the Israelites, we read of zine, can feel vapourish. For me, many Kings whose love of the Time trots too fast. I have a hun- chase has proved, happily for dred projects now floating in my them, some compensation for the brain that floated there twenty loss of a sceptre. In the seventh years ago, which I have never century, Stanislaus, King of Poyet found leisure to accomplish; land, being driven from his throne, and the chances are ten to one I took refuge in France, and beshall descend to my grave before came immoderately fond of huntthe world has been benefited by ing; and though unable to ride them—bequeathing them to my from his great weight, 24 stone, heir. But whilst I write, the sand was yet enabled, by the use of in my glass reminds me this very his carriage, to gratify his favoTime, that waits for no man, is rite passion. The late King of