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A Treatise on Farriery. and sometimes is eminent and moved without leaving any trace unequal. In the opake cornea, it behind it'; for tliis reason we seldom appears at all, or at most ought to cure it as soon as poflivery little, on account of the

bic. white colour of the membrane of Some take it off with the gall the conjunctive.

of a pike or partridge, or the There are several cicatrices of juice of celandine ; and if there the cornea, but especially those are too Marp, they must be mixt of the transparent cornea opposite with a little of the solution of to the pupil which diminish the gum tragacanth: or you may fighi. Those are very superficial, take a Meet of paper, and make hurt the fight but little ; but those it up like a funnel; then set fire that lie deeper may entirely de to ihe wide end of it, and as it prive the horse of vision. Since burns, a small quantity of oil there are altogether incurable, will defcend to the narrow part : whatever some pretend, I Mall apply a drop of this to the spot say no more about thein.

with a feather, first diluted with There is a spot in the eye spittle. Some use the oil of box that is caused by a humour which in the same manner.

Half an is congested between the coats of hour after the use of any of these, the eye : when this hardens, the the eye must be washed with wafpot is formed. Sometimes they ter mixt with a little brandy, and are no bigger than a grain of mil the medicine must not be applied let feed, and when they are larger, again till the next day. they never spread farther. If The following liniment is exthey mould chance to ulcerate, cellent in this case, which must it may be readily healed with be applied with a loft feather to the powder of Florentine orris

the spot. and sugar candy; or with the Take half a dram of myrrh, sapphire coloured water of the five grains of camphire, and as

much of the white vitriol: rub The leucoma or albugo is a white these together with two drams of superficial spot on the transparent honey and as much fennel water cornea, which hurts the light as will bring them to the conwhile it continues. It may be liftence of a soft linimeni. distinguished from a cicatrix, Or you may make a powder of which is white and shining, by Florence orsis, myrrhe, and su. its being of a dull whiteness like gar-candy, half a dram of each; chalk. It is likewise attended and fifteen grains of white vitriol. with a flight Auxion, a small in. A little of this may be blown up flammation and pain, and happens ihe nostrils with a quil. When

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may likewise be known from an plete the cure with the eye water

ulcer, because in this there is a mentioned in the section of susolution of continuity, and in an perficial ulcers. Films are to be albugo there is none. When this removed in the same manner, disorder has continued a long When the albugo is obftinate, while, an ulcer of the

make use of the powder with may be apprehended, which glass, mentioned below.. leaves a cloud after it is, healed The haws, or pierygium is 'a that will never disappear. But fleshy excrescence, which generbile it is recent, it may be really begins in the greater angle

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of the eye and in process of time hold of the membrane with a extends itself like a wing along mall fine hook, and cutting off the conjunctive, as far as the out. so much of the caruncle as looks ward circle of the iris. Some moist or spongy, with part of ihe times it reaches 10 farther than membrane and gristle that makes the corner of the eye in which it pressure on the eye, This done, was bred. When it is recent and dress it with honey of roses. But small, it will sometimes yield to if after this the eye continues very remedies, particularly the follow-moist, so as to be like to breed ing powder :

proud flesh, it will be proper to Take of cuttle-filh bone a scru. blow in equal parts of burnt al. ple; of glass ten grains; of white โ lui and double refined sugar vitriol fifteen grains ; of Floren. twice a day. In some cases it tine orris half a dram; of lugar- might be touched with blue vitriol candy a dram : reduce there, to keep down the flesh. especially the glass, into very fine powder. Blow some of this on OF BRUISES AND WOUNDS OF the haw three or four times a day with a quil, and wash the A HORSE is very liable to blows eye, half an hour each time, with upon, and bruises of the eyes ; water mixed with a little brandy. and yet they are seldom so dan.

The glass serves to cut and ex. gerous as might be apprehended: coriate the surface of the haw, for sometimes an accident of this to give way for the fluid con- kind will make the horny coat tained in iis veffels; and to excite of the eye turn quite white, and at the same time a flight suppu. yet they will coine to themselves ration, as well as to procure al in a few days, only by bathing i: passage for the other remedies. with cold fpring water, by the Some make a powder with equal help of a fponge, four, or five parts of and . day, wise good for this purpose : dried white roles, and pour there.

Take of verdigrease a scruple ; on a pint of boiling water; when of Roman vitriol calcined to a it is cold diffolve in it a scruple redness fixteen grains ; borax and of white vitriol, and the faine pumice 'ftone, of each twelve quantity of the sugar of lead, for grains ; of sugar-candy a dram : mix them with four ounces of the When the eye is swelled or in. juice of celandive, in which a flamed, it will be proper to bleed little gum arabic has been dis the horse, and bathe it with the folved. Apply a little of this above eye-water.

When the case with a feather five or fx times a is bad, beat a dram of rock alum day, first making the vial. with the whites of two eggs, till When a haws covers part of the they turn

a kind of curd ; eye, ihere is a ligament rugs along spread this upon a pledget, and the verge of it that becomes horny biod it gently over the eye, relike a griftle, which binds of newing it when it is dry.

Or lay compresses the eye. In this case, conserve of roses on a cloth, and and likewise when the disorder apply it in the fanie manner. will not yield to other medicines, When the eye is naturally good, we must come to manual opera,

and has not been harrassed with tion; this is performed by taking improper applications, it may be

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The following colXrium is like: " Take a quarter of an ounce of

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A Treatise on Farriery. recovered, though the case is damage to the fight, though they seemingly defperate. For in- penetrate the cornea, and let out Stance, when there is a defluco the watry humour. tion on the eye, or the eye-lids But when they are confideraare swelled and moift, or the eye ble, and change the disposition is inflamed, or if so full of an. of the internal parts ; when they guish that the horfe will not or are qnite acrofs the transparent cannot open it, then stronger ap cornea ; or when they are small, plication may be made use of, if they are attended with a fux. if the alum curd will not ļo ion, inflammation, or other accialone.

dents, they are almost alway's Take of rose water four followed with loss of fight ; and, ounces; of honey of roses an this on account of the large ci. ounce; white vitriol and sugar catrices that remain, or by rea• of lead, of each thirty grains: son of the ulcers, abfceffes, or mix them for an eye water. great suppurations that fupervene,

Sometimes a spoonful or two and are often the destruction of of red port wine may be added, this noble organ. especially if a thin humour runs Wounds of the eyes that are froin the eye.

When there is made with sharp intruments are any blemish, or fcurf or scar re more easy to cure, cæteris pu. mains upon the eye, then blow ribus, than those that are made equal parts of white vitriol and

with blunt weapons. Those that double refined fugar into it, night are made on the Gide of the globe and morning till the eye begins of the eye, without hurting the to look clear, and then the eye. muscles of the eye, are caly to water will be fufficient alone, heai; but when the muscles or once a day, till the cure is com- nerves are offended, or the eye is pleated. When there is a con drawn more to one fide than the siderable Auxion on the eye, other, or there is a palsy of the rowels will help to divert the hu. eye, or an abscess formed therein, mours, and the horse is to be fed the consequences are commonly with scalded bran for two or bari, three days, instead of oats.

In curing wounds of the eyes, Wounds of the eye are not we should be attentive to prevent mortal, but on the contrary may Auxions, inflammations, and pain, be easily cured ; yet those that which are the roft common are very bad, are not without fyinptoms that attend these ać. danger, not only on account of cidents. This may be done by the loss of fight, but because of bleeding, and repeatiug it occa. the troubleroine symptoms that fonally; by roweling under the may attend them ; such as fluxo jaws, thie breast or belly, espe. ions, inflammation, pain, &c. cially when the eye is much When wounds of the

eye are

fwelied or inflamed ; by clyfters, not large ; when they do not and by a laxative diet with scaldchange the disposition of the in ed brán. If there be any frange ternal parts ; when they are not body left sticking in the eye, or seated on the transparent cornea, between the globe and the eye over against the pupil; and when lids, it must be taken out. they heal readily without superscoing accidents, they will do no

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An odd GAMING ADVENTURE. accounts ?" Very exa&tly and

punctually, I promise you.' N Archbishop of Canter. 6. Indeed! pray how stands your

bury making a tour into game?” The stranger after mut. the country, ftopped at an inn tering fomething to himself, faid for jefreshment. Being at the " I have just lost it."- And window, he observed at a distance, how much have

you

Jost? in a solitary wood, a well dreffed “ Fifty guineas."-" That is a man alone, talking, and acting a great fum, how do you intend

paying it, does God take your The prelate's curiosity was ex money ?"" No, the poor are cited to know what the stranger his treasurers, he always rends was about, and accordingly feut tome worthy perfon to receive some of his servants to observe the debt, and you are" at present him, and hear what he was re the purse-bearer.” Saying this, hearsing, but they bringing back he pulled out his purse, and an answer no ways satisfactory, reckoning fifty guineas, put thein his grace resolved to go himself. into his grace's hand, and retired, He accordingly repaired to the saying, "be fhould play no more wood, ordering his attendants to

that day." keep at a distance. He addressed The prelate was quite fascinat. the stranger very politely, and ed; he did not know what to was answered with the fame ci. make of this extraordinary advility. A conversation having venture, he viewed the money, been once entered into, though and found all the guineas good, not without interruptions by an recalled all that had passed, and occafional foliloquy, his Grace began to think there must be asked what he was about ? ¢?) something in this man more than am at play,” he replied. " At he had discovered. However, he play,” said the prelate, and with continued

continued his journey, and whom? are all alone.". applied the money to the use of " I own," said he, "fit, you do the poor, as had been directed. not perceive any antagonift, but Upon his return, he stopped at I am playing with God.” “ Play the same inn, and pereeiving ing, with God!" (his lordship the same person again in the thinking the man out of his

out of his wood, in his former situation, he mind) “this is a very extraordi resolved to have a little further nary party, and pray at what conversation with him, and went game, for, are you playing?" alone to the spot where he was. * At Chess, fir,". The archbi. The franger was a comely mai, shop smiled; but the man seem and the prelate could not help ing peaceable, he was willing to viewing him with a kind of relia amuse himself with a few more gious veneration, thinking, by questions. " And do you play this time, that he was inspired to for any thing, fir?”_' Certain. do good in this uncommoo manly." You cannot have any ger. The prelate accosted him great chance, as your adversary as an old acquaintance, and fa. must be fo fuperior to you !" miliarly asked him how the " He does not take any advan chance stood since they had last tage, but plays merely like a " Sometimes for me, and man."-"Pray fir, when you win fometimes against me, I have both or loose, hew do you settle

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Observations on Poaching. at play now?"_" Yes, fir, we been for many years decreasing, bave played several games

and that this decrease is not to be day . And who wins?" charged to fair sportsmen, but to " Why, fir, at present the advan. poachers, is, I think, universally tage is on niy fide, the game is acknowledged. jost over, I have a fine stroke; The word poacher, when it is . check-mate, there it is."-"And used only to fignify a mean rascal pray, fir, how much have you who kills game and sells it,

" Five hundred gui. is used in too narrow a sense : neas. That is a handsome as I understand the word, it fum, but how

are you to be means any person whatever, (or paid "M" I pay and receive how well qualified foever to kill in the like manner : he always game in a fair and legal way) fends me some good rich man

who either in his own person kills when I win, and you my lord, game in any manner forbidden are the perfon. God is remark. by the laws, or suffers his ser. ably punctual upon these occa vants to kill game at all, except bons."

only (for the law makes no other The archbishop had received a exception (where the master is very considerable furn on that lord of a manor, and as such has day; the stranger knew it, and a right to appoint one menial producing a pistol by way of re. servant to kill game, within that cript, the prelate found himself manor only, for which he Mall under the neceflity of delivering be appointed ; and even in this up his cash ; and by this time case, the law lays such game discovered the divine inspired keeper, and his master likewise, gamefter to be neither more nor under some restrictions, viz. not lefs than a thief. H's lordship killing any kind of game in the had, in the course of his jourcey, night, nor with unlawful engines, related the first part of this ad such as tunnels, wires, &c. and venture; but the latter part he if these laws were properly alprudently took great pains to contended to, and fteadily executed, ceal.

I am well satisfied all complaints
of the scarcity of game would be

soon at an end.
To the Editors of the Sporting otherwise ; some of the gentle

But the case at present is far
Magazine,
GENTLEMEN,

men to whom the execution of F you will give me leave to

these laws is committed, are communicate a few thoughes

themselves the most notorious relating to the game, to the nu.

offenders against them; and they merous readers of your valuable

are in fact, the great destroyers Magazine, you will very much

of the game. As Gay juftly ob.

ferves in the motro to this paper, oblige, AN OLD SPORTSMAN. they stigmatize each other for

poaching ; and these reproaches *Squire ftigmatizes "Squire for poaching. are generally juft. 'Tis usually

said, that if there were no re.
ceivers, there would be no thieves;

and it is as just to say, if there THAT game of all kinds, in were no receivers of game, there every county in England, has

would be no poachers.

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