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took to walk 404 miles in fix days, on the road between Hereford and Ludlow, which is very rough and stoney; and by the terms of the wager, he was to pass a hill two miles in length from the extremities of the sides, and very difficult of ascent, three time every a day. Savagar was 47 years of age, short and thin :

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him, as there was a continual fall of fleet and snow during the journey; notwithstanding which, he walked 79 miles in one day, and 69 the day following; and in the end won his wager with ease. A farmer originally betted Savagar ten guiners to won, that he did not perform this task, and he afterwards made another similar bet; so that Savagar’s whole gain was twenty guineas. . " 1791. Oétober 30, a sweepstakes of 100 guineas each, was run for on foot, across Kensington Gardens, which afforded excellert diverfion, and was won with great difficulty by Lord Paget. The gentlemen came in, in the following order: Lord. Paget r Hon. Mr. Lambe z Captain Grosvenor 3 Lord Barry more 4 *

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Sufferings of Lieutenant George Spearing, in a Coal Pit. 7

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a noted glutton, eat tripe against a bull-dog. Twelve pounds were to have been divided between them, and of the competitors, he who should finish first was to gain the wager. The man in fifteen minutes eat eight pounds

of it, while the dog was twenty

minutes consuming the other four, Besides, all the fat was thrown into Dingle's dish by his opponents to cloy his appetite, and a piece of old leather breeches was hashed in his mess to interrupt mastication. Afterwards he undertook to drink (for another wager) twelve quarts of aie in fix draughts within four hours; he performed it in three, with the addition of a small live mouse, which a mischievous wag put into his last flaggon. September 5. John Hoole, a hair-dresser, of Twickenham, for a wager ran from the Three Tuns at that place to Hyde Park Corner, (ten miles) in one hour and 18 minutes. Fifteen pounds to ten was betted that he did not do it in an hour and a half, as he is very short in stature, and remarkably bandy-legged.

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8 Sufferings of Lieutenant George Spearing, in a Coal Pit.

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tention, and, when exchuded, finds no difference in the great ill-looking changling from her own. creature, the credulous toils with unusual diligence, not knowing that she is feeding up an enemy to her race, and one of the most destructive robbers of her future progeny. It was once doubted whether cuckoos were carnivorous ; but Reaumur was at the trouble of breeding up several, and found they would not feed upon bread or corn; but flesh and in se&ts were their favourite nourish ment. Their gluttony is not to be wondered at, when we consider the capacity of their stomach, which is enormous, and reaches from the breast-bone to the vent. Vol. IV. No. XIX.

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