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TO THE READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS OF THE

SPORTING MAGAZINE.

THE many Favors received previous to that of A True Scotchman, have obliged us to defer bis Observations on Duelling till our Next, when it shall certainly have a Place.

We are, reluctantly, under the Necessity of rejecting the Article figned Ariosto; iis Merit would, doubtless, procure it a Place in many respectable Publications; but it is entirely foreign to our Plan,

A Traveller's Communication thall have a Place in our Next.

As also the Favors of Viator.

To our Fencing Correspondent, we must apologize for our Inattention to his Favor; his Request has undergone some Consideration, which shall be noticed in our Next.

Our Friend at Brighton, has our warmest Thanks for his Communications this Month : we shall be happy in a future Recognition of his Signature.

Our Readers will perceive, from the many rich and pleasurable trifies which have this Month poured forth from various Parts of the Kingdom, in what Estimation our Performance is held among the Lovers of true Sport ; which may also serve as a Specimen of what is hereafter to be expected, Being confident of our earnest En. deavour's to please, it is with full Confidence we look forward to the future Patronage and Protection of our Sporting Friends. The Countenance hitherto thewn to our Miscellany, from upwards of THREE THOUSAND regular Subscribers, operates as a most powerful incentive to our unwearied Exertions, and spurs us on to pursue our Course with unabated Speed and Vigour. We have not the Presumption to aver, that the Sporting Magazine is superior to Improve. ment : our usual Attention to the Suggestions of many Correfpon. dents will prove the contrary ; but as it is our earnest Wish still to improve the present extensive Plan with the almost unprecedented sale, it remains only for us to say, that their future Favors will be thankfully received, and have every attention paid them.

THE

Sporting Magazine

For

OCTOBER,

1795.

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Life of Mr. TAITERSALL. Christie, the auctioneer, Mr. Bell,

The bookseller, and many others, (Continued from page 289, of became joint proprietors : the Vol. 6.)

Rev. Mr. Bate, since known by . R. Taiterfall having estab. the name of Mr. Dudley, had the

lished himself in his business conduct of it, and had also some of an auctioneer of horses, was shares in it: this gentleman, by informed of the great advantage indefatigable industry, and by the that would accrue to him by por constant exercise of abilities peselling a Newspaper. He had culiarly suited to the undertaking, occasion to advertise the sale of brought it to the highest degree horses daily; and it was not diffi- of celebrity, and produced a profit cult to prove to him, that in this of 3000l. per annum. It is imway, he could gain some hundreds material to the public whether a year by advertisements. His

he exercised too great a domina. brethren of the trade, together tion in the controul of it, or with booksellers, players, and all whether he was disgusted by the the advertising tribe, had long impertinent interference of some been in possession of this kind of of the blockheads .who stiled property; and it is not less trụe themselves the committee : it is ihan ftrange, that the newspapers, well known that the dispute ended with a very few exceprions, are in his selling out, and that he set in such hands at this day. The up the MORNING HERALD in MORNING Post was at that time opposition to the Morning Poft; in a very fouriling state. Mr. | fortunately for him, as he has Tattersall, with Mr. Skinner, often said, he was soon convicted (the present Lord Mayor) Mr. of a libel against the Duke of

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Life of Mr. Tattersal. Richmond, and imprisoned in the perfifted and farmed all the shares King's Bench. When he had been ot the different proprietois. there some months, the Duke Mr. Bergefield, formerly one of offered to procure a remitral of the King's Pages, and now the remainder of his fentence, on Captain in the militia, agreed to condition of his asking pardon : conduct the paper and divide ibe this he rejected wiib fcorn. profits. He was to devoted to Having been a man of pleasure, the present minifters, that he felt and addicted to the amusements it his duty to facrifice every thing of the town, the Herald found its in support of the measures they account in his confinement. He were then wohappily pursuing. devoted the whole of his tiine to He persuaded Mr. Taittilall that it, by which it foon rivalled all the Morning Post could you do the other newspapers.

well as long as it supported the Mr. Dudley is now well known | opportion.

opposition. * Change lide," faid aj the Rector of the valuable lire he, “and I will undertake that ing of Brad vel, in EtTex; the most our paper thall beat the Moinactive magistrate for that county,ing Heiald.” Mr. Tattersall said and an excellent experimental that he knew vothing of politics; grazier upon a large and well that he was inclined to Mr. Fox improved farm, which is his own and his friends, because they property. He devotes fome of dealt with him; but that if more his time to the muses, by which money could be made on the he has entertained the public other side, he had no objection to with the FLITCH OF Bacon, the pursue the plan proposed. The WOODMAN, &c. and sometimes Morning Poit became immediatewe discover, him in excellent ly a violent ministerial paper, strokes of wit and satire in the and was daily crammed with the Morning Herald; but he devotes moft fcurrilous abuse of all the himself chiefly to the improve diftinguided members of oppofi. ment of his lands, and the breed rion. The PRINCE OF WALES of theep and torses. He is the was not spared, although he was fame person who obtained of the Mr. Tattersall's best benefactor, Society of Arts, Manufactures Mis. Fitzherbert's conduct was and Commerce, a medal for re the daily theme of investigation, covering lands from ine inunda and it was the pillow on which tion of the sea at Bradwel Sur they nightly reposed their Mer.

sentment.

Carlton House was Mr. Tatteriall, in whose hands alarmed. Weltje was then cook every thing had hitherto prof. to his Royal Highness, and a fort pered, fancied that he could make of prime minister in all his private as much money by literary pur- and family concerns : suits, as he had done by the fale dispatched to Hyde-park-corner, cf horses. His friends dissuaded to filence upon any terms, the hiin, and often repeated “ Ne daring fellows who published futor ultra crepidam: Mr. Tat- royal intrigues. Mr. Bengefield tersall answered, “I know no said that he was tired of the pamore of hories than I do of newf. per, and had no objection to be papers; I have done well with bought off. Weltje took him at the one,--the chance is equal that his word, and settled upon him I shall do well in the other.” He 300l. per annum, for life. Publiç

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5 vices are fair game, and we generally fail. The experiment heartily with Mr. Bengefield may was, however, made, His harpies long live to enjoy his annuity. (for we entirely acquit him of have How wonders magnify upon us ! | ing any hand in the foul bufi nefs). we have already faid, that Mri foon fixed their talons on the Tatterfall, the auctioneer, was character of the beautiful Lady very near being à Marquis, (see Elizabeth Lámbéré. They repage 176, vol. 6) behold now the peatedly endeavoured to '

blast her contraét! the heir apparent be reputation by the most malignant come a newspaper proprietor! the paragraphs, which were copied Morning Post deprived of its into most of the other newipa. leader fell into the hands of pers. Her mother Lady Cavan, clerks and hackneyed newspaper as her guardian, brought an writers, whofe employment con tion again ft Mr. Tarrerfall, and fifts in catering the goffip of the laid the damages at 10,000l. he town, in throwing a Made over then became much alarmed. He every virtnous action, and laying applied to the Prince of Wales, baked to the world all the infir. and interested the Duke of York mities of human nature, to en in his behalf. Lady Cavan was crease the profits. Mr. Tatter- inexorable the properly obfall, with the affiftance of his Terved, that ladies had two ways friends, crowded the paper with of getting husbands; by characadvertisements : reader's com ter, and by money ; those who plained that it had no interesting take away the character, ought news, either foreign or domestic, to supply the deficiency by moand that the scandal which it ney. The jury were of the faine contained, both private and pub- opinion, and gave a verdict foe lic, was shameful and odious. Lady Elizabeth, with 4000l. daMr. Tattersall dd his clerks mages. Her reputation remained and purveyors,

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their unsullied; she received every farnot abusing Mrs. Fitzherbert, thing of the damages, has been and ordered them to be lavilh in Gince married, and lives happily. praise of the Prince, as his stud Prosecutions

foon afier was to come soon to his fale. coinmenced against several news.

The Prince and Mr. Fox be paper proprietors for libels on came instantly angels, and Mr. che lady of the Lord Chancellor Pitt was converted into something of Ireland. Mr. Taiterfall's worse than a fool; but alas, this writers had been at their old plan did not fucceed! those who work again, and he was implicabefore bore with its dulness on ted. Fortunately for him, he was account of the support which it known to his lori tip, who congave to administration, now to. defcended to write a letter of tally discarded it. Mr. Tatter. remonftrance to hin, Lord Weit. fall became outrageous, and'swore moreland, then Lord Lieutenant, he should be ruined: he was ad. with his relation Mr. Franc Fane, vised to pepper and season the interpofed their good offices, and paper higher with family and his lordship was presailed upon private scandal. With thame be to drop the suit. it spoken, there was a time when Although he feldom attempte newfpapers flourished by such to read any thing beyond the ad. wicked means; but we rejoice to vertisements of horses, and the think that such expedients now account of races, he was exceed.

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Felton's Treatise on Carriages.

ingly tenacious of the Morning | nels, with the arms in the centre ;
Poft. It was with great difficulty festoon curtains, and Venetian
i hat his son prevailed upon him blinds; worm springs between
to part with it, and the English the braces; a light iron coach
Chronicle, which was then his box fixed to the bow and fore end
property. Some were of opinion of the crane ; an ornamented hind
that he wished to have the world end, with a footman's cufhion ; a
believe, that, as he was the pro- handsome ham inercloth, and
prietor of newspapers, he was a plated ornaments. This carriage
man of some literature. One is used principally on court and
thing is certain, that he did not festival days, and seems to be more
gratify his prevailing passion, the particularly calculated for warm
love of money, by holding it, as climates, being light and airy, as
it had been for many yearsă losing all carriages for these countrics
concern, and had sunk into the mould be built.
contemptible state in which it Having arrested the attention
has, until lately, remained*. The of our readers thus far, we shall
English Chronicle fell into the here give a defcription of this
hands of Mr. Radcliffe, who with elegant chariot in the following
Mrs. Radcliffe, are well known lines.
in the republic of letters for

And now the snorting steeds are heard
It

from far,

is now a very sourithing paper, O'er the firm paiement bounds the modern

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and circulates in every part of

The yellow spokes like rays of glory the kingdom, as well as abroad.

stream,
(To be continued.)

The rolling circles dart a silvery gleam;
Rais'd o'er the bending perch, on silver

springs,
For the SPORTING MAGAZINE. From side to side the varnishid _body
REPRESENTATION of an elegant Which, like a mirror, every obje& shows,

Burns with the sun, or with the flambeau CHARIOT, copied from Felton's

glows; Treatise on CARRIAGESt. On the smooth surface blazon'd trophies

rise, T is with pleasure we avail

And mystic paintings strike the gazers' ourselves of the present op

eyes ; portunity of presenting our rea. O'er these in bending wreaths, soft rosas ders with a representation of a

twine,

And round the border mimic jewels shine. chariot, copied from Felton's

A lofty feat the charioteer suitains, Treatise on Carriages, which, Erect he tow'rs, and shakes the studded for a light, airy design, united to elegant neatness, exceeds every Beneath him spreads the cloth of yellow thing we ever remembered to have

dye, seen. It is a crane-neck carriage, The vary'd fringe hangs trembling from

on high : with fide lights; the body hung His steeds impatient paw the flinty ground, in an easy manner; the crane Toss their proud heads, and throw their forms an agreeable line to the

foam around; shape of the body, which has a

Soft beaming crescents on their foreheads handsome border round the pan

play,
And down their sides the azure taffels

stray ; * The property of the Morning Post

While silver trappings bind them to the has again changed hands, and is now in

car, creasing in sale and reputation. + See our Magazine, No. 3%, p. 96,

Reflect the light, and glitter from afar.

The Vol. 6.

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