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Observations upon Hunting.

185 heavenly bodies has occupied, and humane piactice of facrificing the minds of many men ; but I the lives of thousands of his fela wish it to be understood that it low creatures to his unbounded never deranged my intellects; for, ambition—DETESTED RECOLECas every man has his hobby,.. I have tion! mine, and shall not hesitate to However, to proceed from this pronounce the sports of the chace fanguinary digreflion, to something my

favourite amusement : more congenial to the feelings of the pleasure and delight which humanity, I will, with your perhunting affords is, in my opinion, miffion, as an illuftration of my not only an useful exercise to the argument, reverse the scene to the mind, but physically wholesome relation of a fox-chace, in the to the body. 'How ridiculously pleasures of which I have shared, absurd then, is the idea which a not only to the satisfaction of my Prusian K-8 must have enter- mind, but also to the wholesome extained of this pleasurable pastime, ercise of my bodly. who says, that the chace is one At the commencement of the of the most sensual pleasures, by feafon, in company with a rewhich the powers of the body spectable number of the sons of are strongly exerted, but those of | Diana, after leaving home about the mind

mind remain unemployed ! a mile or two behind us, a large What shall we say to an asser heath broke to our view, and tion like this? it is hardly cre brother sportsmen began dible that a man of such talents to beat: they had done so for as he is reported to have poffefred; some time, when, as I was'at a man whose general 'knowledge little distance from the rest of men and things should have of the company, I saw

a hare taught him otherwise, could have pop out from a small furze brake, considered this paf- ) almost under my horse's feet. Í. time, in such an unreasonable point marked the way she took, which of view.

I endeavoured to make my It is possible for men to differ friends sensible of, by extending, in many respects from each other my arms; fortunately my signal in their conception of things; was observed, and the dogs bebut every rational being must con- ing immediately called in, were fefs, that the body and mind, par

put upon the fient.

The hare ticularly with respect to exercise, ) instantly threw them above are so intimately connected, that mile behind her, but it afforded the one cannot participate in any us no small satisfaction to find, that manner or thing whatever, with instead of her Aying the country, out the accompaniament of the the wheeled about, after having other.

squatted two or three times, and Such, gentlemen, is my opi. being put up again as often, and nion of the matter; if I may be describing a sort of circle round permitted the presumption to an adjoining - bill, came ftill differ from such an august phi. nearer, to the place where me at lanthropic and tender - hearted first was started; at length taking character, whose mind, it is cer a large field just under us, the rain, must have been wilfully em was followed by the full


in ployed with the action of his body, view. I must confess the brightwhen exercised in the charitable ' ness of the weather,' the chearVOL. VII. No. XL.



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Observations upon Hunting. fulness of everything around fons and affairs that may hinder us, the chiding of the hounds, us from looking into ourselves, wbich was returned upon

which is a view we cannot bear.” a double echo from iwo neigh. He afterwards goes on to thew bouring hills, with the halloing that our love of sports comes of the sportsmen, and the found. from the same reason, and is paring of the horn, lifted up my ticularly fevere upon hunting. spirits into a most lively plea 6. What,” says he, “ unless it be fure, which I most freely in.

to drowo thought, make dulgell

, because I was sure it was them throw away so much time ipuocent. If I was under any and pains upon a filly animal, concern, i:

account which they might buy cheaper of the poor hare, that was in the market?"

The foregoquite spent, and almost within

ing reflection is certainly just, the reach of her enemies; when when a man suffers his whole the- huntíman getting forward, mind to be drawn into his sports, threw down his pole before the

altogether loses himself in dogs. They were now within

the woods: but it does not affect cight yards of ihat game which those who prefer a far more laudthey had been pursuing for al able end for this exercise ; I mean most as many hours ; yet on the the preservation of health, and signal before-mentioned, they all keeping all the organs of the made a sudden stand, and though roul in a condition to execute they continued opening as much her orders. Had that incompaas before, durst not once attempt rable person whom I last quoted, to go beyond the pole.

been a little more indulgent to I was highly pleafed, and himself in this point, the world could not have found it in my might probably have enjoyed be rt to bave murdered a crea bim much longer; whereas, ture who had afforded so much through too great an application diversion. I was at the same time

to his studies in his youth, he delighted in observing that deter contracted that ill habit of bo. esce which the rest of the pack dy, which after a tedious fickpaid to each particular hound, nefs, carried him off in the foraccording to thie character he tieth year of his age; and the had acquired amongst them If whole history we have of his they Here at fault, and an old life until that time, is but one Lound of reputation opened but continued account of a noble * 25 immediately fol.

fuul struggling under innumeralowed by the whole cry: while a ble pains and distempers. A moraw dog, or one who was a noted derate use of this exercise, I liar, might have yelped his heart consider as the belt kind of phy. oll, without being taken notice

sic for repairing a bad constitu

tion, and preserving a good one, As we were returning home, I and shall close this essay with the remembered what Monsieur Paf.

tollowing lines from an excel. chal, in his most excellent dir.

lent writer, whose sentiments in course on the Misery of Man, this respect, are perfectly conge. tells us, iliat “ all our endeavours nial with my own : after greatness, proceed from no.

The first physicians by deb: uch were thing but a desire of being sur

made; rounded by a multitude of per Excels began, and noth sustains the trade.

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Punishment of State Criminals in Holland. 187 By chase our long-liv'd fathers earn'd would be disgraced by an ignomi. their food ;

nious death, he is brought into a Toil ftrung the nerves, and purify'd the certain apartment in the seats of

blood ; But we their sons, a pamper'd race of

justice, where he perceives a goblet

standing on a table; and on one men, Are dwindled down to threescore years

fde of it, the figure of a woman, and ten.

called the MAIDEN, larger than Better to hunt in fields for health, un life, but of exquisite beauty and

bought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.

proportion : the person, whose ofThe wise for cure on exercise depend;

fice it is to attend, gives the cri. God never made his work fór man to minal the choice of these, either of

which is an inevitable fare.
drink the contents of the goblet be

his clection, he has no fooner Curious Account of the Punish

taken the potion, than the offi er

makes him a bow, and informs MENT of State CRIMINALS of

him he is at full liberty to go where FAMILY, in HOLLAND.

he pleases. Of course, he makes [From Mi. Pratt's Gleanings, just

the best of his way home; but the published.]

poison he has swallowed is of so

active a nature, that he takes his UBLIC justice is adminiftered, death along with him, and has no

I believe, in the provinces, other confolation than that of yieldwith a very impartial, but, in fome ing up his life amicist bis friends. cafes, a very mysterious hand. In -If the other be "his choice, he common affairs, the accused is advances to the figure, whose arms tried, and, if not immediately ac are, by secret spings, extendeu 10 quitted, he is reconducted to his receive him; and, just as he has prison, without knowing when bis reached the lips of this treaciicrous sentence will be passed, or of what MAIDEN, he finds destruction in nature it is to be. At the pleasure her embrace : he is locked fast in of the magistrate, he is fummoned her grip, and finds innumerable to make his second appearance, and lancets fitriking at his heart and then receives fentence. After hear. vitals. ing which, he is carried again to An involuntary horror seized me his confinement, from whence he at the relation of this figure; not is brought out only on the day it is because I deem, on these occasions, to be executed : of this he has only a sudden death fo terrible as the a few hours notice, whether the apparatus and shame of a public punishment be capital, or other execution, but as it is abundantly wife. He is then delivered over as more awful. I likewise regretted a public spectacle, and his offence that this formidable inftrument of made known, in a summary way,

juftice should be represented under to the people.

the form of a beautiful female : The state trials are conducted although it struck me, afterwards, with great secrecy.

A marked per.

as a pretty close fymbol of the unson is picked up, in a manner, al. Tuspected mischiefs which are infimost imperceptibly. He is tried, diously stored up by that faithless condemned, and executed, without part

of the sex, who convey, cuen the public fufpecting any thing of with their endearinents, a daggerinto the matter. If the offender be a the heart -more pernicious in its person of descent; whole family effects, though more low, than

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New Equestrian Establishment. the lancet of the Maiden, or the months, and what permanent ad. venom of the Goblet.

vantages may be diffused, by the unremitting perseverance of an in

dividual. Venturing to pronounce New EQUESTRIAN ESTABLISH

the plan, with its appendages, one of the most honourable to the feel.

ings and professional abilities of the T must afford fingular satisfac- proprietor, we proceed to explain'

olir sporting readers, the intent and meaning of the that the Art Of Farriery, which establicament, which we have been has been so many centuries neg. induced accurately to ascertain, as lected, Mould now be making matter of applicable information to such rapid strides to improve. our friends, more particularly as ment. With the greatest pleasure coming within the promised pur. we observe a kind of enthusiastic port of our publication : emulation seeins to pervade the present system; and the general

TAPLIN'S struggle between the most eminent Equestrian Receptacle, Subscription practitioners, seems only to be,

Repository, Medical Dispensary, which shall render the most diftin

and Operative Farriery, guished services to the public. The names of LAYTON, Moor.

Is a new and elegant building, CROFT, COLEMAN, Jones, and in Edgeware Road, London, for others, are too well and too de. horses at livery, sale upon commis. servedly known to render any sion by private contract, course of eulogium necessary on our parts physic for the promotion of condi(through the medium of the tion, cure of disease, Phoeing in a press) either to applaud their in- fuperior ftyle of excellence, eafe defatigable exertions, or to

and safety, as well as for every tend their popularity. In addio deseription of OPERATIVE FARtion to these gentiemen, it must' RIERY, under a flattering patronbe admitted, Mr. Taplin has, age of the most distinguished chawith an unprecedented perseve- racters, at a subscription of ONE rance, followed up by example, GUINEA only, for perpetual adthe improvement originally in

million to all its advantages, hy culcated and strenuously enforced which exclusion of the lower in his publications, from which claffes, noblemen and gentlemen has been derived so much credit to only can possibly meet upon the himself, and fo much advantage to premises. the public.

The entrance is at a spacious Having, in the early part of this gateway, terminating a lotty ride work, givea a description of the of one hundred and forty feet in VETERINARY COLLEGE, as length, supported by columns establishment promising much NA

that form 'a grand and striking TIONAL UTILITY, originating in appearance. On the left hand is private, and carried on by public the dwelling - house, in a direct subscription, ailified also by PAR

line behind which is the DISPENLIAMENTARY AID, we feel our.

MEDICAL PREPARAfelves happy in the opportunity of TIONS, with a window and door reporting, to the most diftant parts into the ride, for a more speedy of the kingdom, what a ftru&ture


convenient communication has been raised within a few with the different departments.









New Equestrian Establishment.

189 Farther down the ride, the sta on each side, fo constructed for bling begins, and is continued the convevience of readily hearwith a great degree of taste and ing in the night, should any disgeneral convenience that has quietude, noise, or misfortune, been rarely seen in the most ex happen in the stables on either pensive arrangements of this fide. At the opposite extremity kind. On the right hand, in a of the yard, facing the farriery,

which could not have are boxes, or loose stables, neatly been appropriated to a better use, lined, for the reception of subjects is a pump, of the finest water in labouring under blisteri, lameness, or near the metropolis, and over or any disease that may require that a leaden reservoir, holding or sequestration. REY four hundred gallons of soft wa NARD, (one of the first defcription) ter, always given to the horses in his moving habitation, and preference to the former, more profusion of TERRJERS, as part of particularly to those who are in. the SPORTING tout en semble, follow valids. The entrance to each of course. diftinct stable is by a door with Introducing thus much by way sun fan-light embellishments, as of conveying some idea of lo lauwe observe to dwelling-houses in dable an establislıment to our rethe most fashionable squares of mote and distant friends, we conour metropolis. The first stable clude the description by inserting on the left, contains four stalls, a list of the present SUBSCRIBERS, which terminates with a door to which we have solicited from the pass into the next, which, being proprietor, for the purpose of a fix-stall stahle, possesses the same i holding forth, as. a criterion, how advantage of passing into a five far it is thought entitled to the ftall; these including all on that confidence and patronage of the side, though each of the three has public. its principal and centrical door for entrance from the ride also. Tie Rt. Hon. the Earl of Sand.

On the opposite side of the wich. yard, the range of stabling, co The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Caryl lumns, doors, and windows, ex fort. actly correspond. At one end of The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Scar. the square, (facing you at your borough. entrance,) is the operative farri The Rt. Hon. Lord Stawell. ery and shoeing fhop, one of the The Rt. Hon. Lord Viscount handsomest and most comfortable, Conyngham. and convenient for the accom The Ri. Hon. Lord Walfingham. modation and ease of the animal The Rt. Hon. Lord S:lsea. in severe weather, that has per

The Rt. Hon. Lord Lindores. haps ever been seen in the king M. le Counte de Becdelievre. dom. Having fathed windows, | Sir H. G. Calthorpe, Bart. M. P. and folding doors with fan lights, | Sir F. Sykes, Bt. M. P. the horse, in froft or snow, is Sir T. Pilkington, Bi. Thod as warm as in his own ftable. Sir G. Heathcote, Bt. Over this part of the establish Sir R. W. Vaughan, Bt. M. P. ment, are the rooms for the ser. Major-General Fox. vants, with the same correspond Hon. Mr. Grinston. ing uniformity, of fitting room Admiral Coroich. in the middle, with bed-chambers Edmund Boehm, Esq.


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