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A Treatise on Farriery. the lungs, producing a cough, hot, dry, and parclied, and his running at the nose, defluxions, belly tucked up, there is danger catarrha, inflammatory, and other of a fever: when a horse feels fevers. The same will happen hotter than ordinary, with from riding them till they are working at his fanks: when he hot, and letting them stand in the will not cat his meat, and refuses cold air; or from leading them water; when his eyes are very through deep ponds while they moist, his mouth flimy, his ear's are hot ;' or by putting them in and feet cold, there is danger of cold, damp stables; or by not a malignant fever. rubbing them well, and wiping Young horses are more subject off the sweat carefully when they to colds than those that are full come off a journey, for if the aged; especially when they are sweat be fuffered to dry on, it breeding their teeth, they fomewill obstruct the pores of the skin times have a cough and a flight and hinder perspiration.. Some- fever, particularly before they times epidemical colds appear in cut their tumhes.

Some young the fpring, from the vapour that horses are troubled with a cough the heat of the fun draws from in the beginning of the summer, the earth: likewise, in autumn from 'worms and bots. and winter, when after a warm If a horse has got a cold, with south wind a cold north wind a snorting, and his appetite is fucceeds, and produces the effects pretty good, and attended only above-mentioned.

with a flight cough, you need only The first symptoms of a cold bleed him moderately, keep him are a coughing, heaviness and warm, and exercise him, and diet dulness, which is more or less with bran malhes (in which four perceivable according to its de. of brimstone may be mixed) and gree. When this happens, it will plenty of warm water, and admi. be beft to feel between the jaws nister the following drink every

, to know night, viz.

whether he has any welling in ni Takes of Spanish liquorice,

those parts, for these are signs of honey, and fresh aniseeds bruised, this disorder. Sometimes the eyes each two ounces, and one diam will be moist and watery : and of saffron; pour thereon a pint when it is very violent, he will and a half of boiling water, softbe feverith, and fall off his appeened with brao; when cold, strain tite, with a working at his Aanks. off the liquor.

With regard to the prognostics, If the saffron is thought too when the cough is strong, and expensive, it may be omitted, and the horse does not refuse (calded the quantity of liquorice inbran nor warm water, at the same creased. If the cold does not time pricking up his ears, and submit to this treatment in about moving briskly in his stall, it is a eight or nine days, I would then good fign; as also when he dungs recommend a little more blood to and stales freely without pain : it be taken away ; and, instead of is likewise a good sign when his the foregoing infusion, take of skio feels as it did when he was nitre finely purified, two ounces, in health, and when his mouth is mix it into a ball with a fufficient moist without being clammy. quantity of honey, and give it But when his coat stares, it is a twice or thrice a day, with a horn bad omen; when his mouth is or two of water gruel or hyffop

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GREYHOUNDS FOR THE CUP. tance, I would in that case sub. stitute a nitre folution, made in Mr. Coppin's Caroline won the following manner :

agst Mr. Pottinger's Drone. A pint of strong infusion of

Mr. Holt's Bardolph won agit Spanish liquorice, or

Mr. Hamond's Quod. water gruel with honey and nitre, each iwo ounces, and the juice Mr Colhoun's Arab won aga of one or two lemons.

Mr. Coppin's Clariffa, I and

bye. (To be continued.)

Mr. Coppin's Calypso won agft Mr. Crowe's Sagima, 1 and 1

bye. EXTRA SPORTING.

Mr. Woodley's Wrestler won

agft M'. Coppio’s (Dalbwood) SWAFFHAM COURSING MEETING. | Claret, i and i bye.

Mr. Micklethwaite's Jemma IGBOROW.

won agft Mrs. Coke's Spar, i MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1795.

gui.

Mrs. Coke's Nettle won agst
R. Nelthorpe's Kite, against Mr. Crowe's Sica, i gui.

Denton's Now-or-
Never, i gui. undecided.

2d SMEE,

THER DAY, 12th,
Mr. Pottinger's Diana, paid to

Mr. Coppin's Caroline won
Mr. Coppin's Cupid.

agft Mr. Holt's Bardolph.

Caroline wins the Cup.
WEST

ACRE.
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Mr. Hamond's (Mendham)
GREYHOUNDS ENTIRED FOR THE
OR FORD CUP.

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agft Mr. Holt's Mr. Pottinger's Drone won

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Mr. Crowe's Sylvia won agst agft Mr. Crowe's Sickle.

Mr. Woodley's Whip-Thong,
Mr. Coppin's Caroline won
agft Mr. Cooper's Xcufe.
Mr. Hamond's Quod won agft Pottinger's Daredevil, 'gui. off.

Mr. Crowe's Sabrina agft Mr.
Mrs. Coke's Scorpio.
Mr. Holt's Bardolph won agft Mr. Woodley's Welcome, 5 and

Mr. Crowe's Specula won agit
Mr. Hare's Rarity.

i bye. MATCHES.

Mr. Crowe's Stella won aglt Mr. Crowe's Specula won agft Mr. Forby's Zoroafter, I gui.

Mr. Forby's Zell'agit Mr.
Mr. Forby's Zell, i gui.

Mr. Crowe's Sylvia won agft Crowe's Spina, 1 gui. off.
Mr. Cooper's Xtreme, i gui.

Mr. Forby's Ziba won agft Mro
Mr. Crowe's Sabrina won agst

Pottinger's (Mendham) Dare.
Mr. Cooper's Xciseman, i gui.

devil, i gui.
Mr. Coppin's Catch won agst
Mr. Crowe's Spina, 1 gui.

Mr, Micklethwaite's Jeffica

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Nobility ; an Anecdote. Lottery Chances:

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paid to Mr. Pottinger's (Russel) | leffon too, against the folly, as Daphne, i gui.

well as rudeness of all nacional Mr. Coppin's (Dashwood) Cu- reflections. riosity paid to Mr. Forby's Ze• nobia, i gui.

How to find out the Number of 2d WEST ACRE.

TICKETS which is requisite to proFRIDAY, 13th.

cure a PRIZE in the Lottery, Mr. Hamond's (Frost) Qui

upon an equality of Chance. againft Mr. Woodley's Willing,

(From Hoyle's Do&rine of Chances.) i gui. undecided. Mr. Woodley's Westacre won

ET us fuppofe in a lottery agft Mr. Forby's 7+11, i gui.

where there is twelve blanks Mr. Coppin's Catch won agft

to one prize ? Mr. Cooper's Excute, i gui.

Quere if. How many tickets Mr. Forby's Zenobia won agft

are requisite to give you an equal Mr. Mickiethwaite's Jupiter, 1

chance to get a prize ?

You are to multiply 12 by 0,7; gui. Mr. Hyde's Yankee, won agittion, according to Mr. Demoivre.

that product solves the ques. Mr. Pottinger's (Ruffel) Do-little,

Thus, 12 i gui. Mr. Crowe's Sagina won agft

0,7 Mr. Diake's Sylvia, i gui. unde

8,4 Nearly eight tickets. cided.

Quere ud. Suppote ien blanks to a prize!

Multiply as before, 10 by 0,7.
NOBILITY: an Anecdote.

Thus, 10
N England, as, the titles of

nobility are limited, and can. not be usurped by fi&tirious cha.

7,0 Seven tickels exa&tly racters without detection, they

will give an equal confer a degree of confideration

chance for a prize. upon the poffeffor, far fuperior to Quero 3d. Suppose twenty what is observed in foreign coun. blanks to a prize? tries, where they are abundant to an extreme, and where

every 0,? needy adventurer affume them.--A German baron, in de 14,0 Fourteen tickets. rision, once observed to a French Suppose in a lottery where marquis, that the title of marquis there is twelve blanks to one was very common

in France : prize? “ I,” added he, laughing, “ have Quere 4:h, How many tickets a marquis in my kitchen"

are requisite to make it an equal 1," retorted the Frenchman, who chance for getting two prizes? felt himself insulted,

You are to multiply 12 by German baron in my stable." 1,678, which thews it is nearly This repartee was particularly 20 iickets. happy; it being well known that Thus, 1,678 German grooms are as common out of their own country as are French cooks. It affords a just

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On Hunting

- 127 Suppose a lottery of ten blanks that our horses almoft swam , to a prize?

and the forteft legged horses, Quere, 5th, How many tickets and longest legged riders, were are requisite to make it an equal worst offThe hounds dashed chance for getting two prizes: in as usual; and were immediate. Multi ly as before.

ly carried, by the rapidity of the Thus, 1,678

current, a long way down the stream. The huntsman was far

behind them; and, as he could 16,780 Seventeen tickets advance but slowly, he was con. nearly.

strained to see his hounds wear Suppose a lottery of twenty

theinselves out in an useless con. blanks to a prize?

tention with the curreot, froin Quere, 6ih, How mavy tickets their efforts to get to hiin. are requifite to make it an equal was a shocking scene! many of chance for getting two prizes the hounds, when they reached Multiply as hefore.

the shore, had entirely lost the Thus, 1,678

use of their limbs; for it froze, and the cold was intolerable.

Some lay as if they were dead, 33:560 Thirty-three and and others reeled, as if they had a half nearly.

been drinking wine.

Our ill luck was not yet com.

plete ; the weakest hounds, or ON HUNTING.

such as were most affected by the

cold, we now saw entangled in the. LETTER XXVI. tops of the hedges, and heard

their lamentations. Well-known To the Editors of the SPORTING tongues ! and such as I had never MAGAZINE.

hefore heard without pleasure.

It was painful to see their diftress, GENTLEMEN,

and not know how to relieve it. (AVING, in my laft, fell A number of people, by this

into a chapter of accidents, time, were assembled near the I will, with your leave, previous river Gide, but there was not one to continuing my subject, just amongst them that would venture relate another which happened in. However, a guinea, at laft, to me some time fince on crosting tempted one man to fetch out a a liver, to draw a cover, on the hound that was entangled in a other fide of it. The river bush, and would otherwise have Stower frequently overflows its perished. Two hounds remained banks, and is also very rapid, and upon a hedge all night, and tho' very dangerous. The food, that at a considerable distance from morning, though ludden, each other, when we left them, extensive. The neighbouring yet they got together afterwards meadow's were all laid under and the next morning, when the water, and only the tops of the food abated, they were found hedges appeared. There were closely clasping each

other: posts to direct us to the bridge, without doubt, it was the friendly but we had a great length of wa. warmth they afforded each other, ter to pass, before we could get that kept both alive. We lot at it; it was, besides, so deep, but one hound by this unlucky

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On Hunting. expedition, but could not save foxes that, another day, perhaps, any of our terriers. They were the earths well stopped, might seen to fink, their strength not have run hours, and died gallantly being sufficient to relist the two at last. I remember, myself, to enemies they had to encounter, have seen a pack of hounds kill powerful, when combined, -the three in one day; and though the feverity of the cold, and the ra last ran tu ground, and :he hounds pidity of the stream.

had killed two before, therefore, It is my opinion, that no good could not be supposed to be in country thould be hunted after

want of blood, the fox'was digged February ; nor Mould there be out, and killed upon the earth. any hunting at all after March. However, it answered one pur. Spring hunting is fad destruction pose you would little expect, -t of foxes : in one week you may put a clergvman present in'n.ind destroy as many as would have that he had a corpse to bury, which Thewo you sport for a whole otherwise had been forgotten. season. We killed a bitch fox, I should have less objection to one morning, with seven young the number of foxes' heads that ones, which were all alive: I are to be seen against every ken. can assure you we missed them nel door, did it ascertain with very much the next year, and had more precision, the goodness of many blank days, which we needle the hounds; which may, more ed not to have had, but through justly, be known from the few our own fault. I should tell you, foxes they lose, than from the this notable feat was performed, number that they kill. When Jiterally, on the first of April. If you enquire after a pack of fox. you will hunt late in the season, hounds, whether they be good you should, at least, leave your or not, and are told they seldom terriers behind you.' I hate to miss a fox, your mind is perfect. kill any animal out of season. ly satisfied about them, and you

A hen phealant, with egg, I enquire no further it is not have heard, is famous eating ; always so, when you are told the yer I can assure you, I never mean number of foxes they have killed, to tafte it : and the hunting a If you ask a Frenchman what bitch-fox, big with young, ap age he is of, he will tell you that pears to me cruel and unnatural. he is in good health. In like A gentleman of my acquaintance, manner, when I am asked, how who killed most of his foxes at many brace of foxes my hounds this fearon, was humouroully have killed, I feel myself inclined called midwife to the foxes. to say, the hounds are good; an

The number of foxes' heads, answer which, in my opinion, which are so pompously exposed goes more immediately to the to view, certainly, are often pre spirit of the question, than any judicial to sport in fox-hunting. other that I could give ; fince How many foxes are wantonly the number of foxes heads is, at deftroyed, without the least fer best, but a presumptive proof of vice to the hounds, or sport to the goodness of the hounds. In the master, that the huntsman a country neighbouring to mine, may say, he has killed so many foxes are difficult to be killed, and brace! How many are digged, not easy to be found; and the out and killed, when blood is not gentlemen who hunt that coun. wanted, for no better reason !

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