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Sporting Intelligence. Last week, a private belonging Mrs. Isabella Bampton, who to the Essex Cavalry, hung himself lately died at Middleton, was aged with a bridle in a fable in Horse
It was her constant boast street, in this place.
that she knew old Macklin four score
and ten years. January 16. The Duke of Bed. ford was thrown from his horse at The inhabitants of Windsor have Marstonthrift, Bedfordshire. His been much alarmed by the appearGrace received only a slight bruise; ance of a mad dog, belonging to a but he left the hunt, and returned baker at Eton, which ran through to Wooburn-abbey. The company the town, biting several people in pursued the hunt, and the fox his passage. The circumstance is was not taken till they came near the more to be lamented, as this is Wellingborough. The hounds did the second of the same kind which not return to Wooburn till between
have happened at Windsor, within cight and nine o'clock at night. these few' weeks, when several
perfons as well as dogs, were
bitten. In the beginning of this month died William Fowler, well known in the town and neighbourhood of Sheffield, as a driver of Mr. Nicholson's machine (of Cawood) December the 26th, during the from York to Sheffield, and back
market at Haverfordwest, the peoagain. He travelled for thirty- ple were much surprised by the ap seven years fucceffively without pearance of a fox, closely pursued having all that time met with any by the hounds and gentlemen of illness to obstruct his journies, till Lambston Hunt. Poor Reynard, the cold which he caught of late, after running through two or three and which proved fatal. In one streets, got a retreat from the dogs week, he must have travelled 244 by leaping uphurt, though almost miles, in one year 12,668, and spent, through a in the whole thirty-seven years, parlour window of Mr. Perkins, 469,456 miles.
High-street, where he was immediately secured for another day's
sport. A few days ago a man who had the appearance of a labourer, was
BATH, Dec. 29. found strangled in a field
Wm. Hall, of this city, underCamberwell, in Surrey. It ap took to run against John Thomas, peared that he had stolen a sheep, a noted Wellman, for a wager of the hind legs of which he had twenty-five guineas a-fide, from the tied together and put them over Old Bridge, in Bath, to Temple his forehead, in order to carry it Gate, Bristol, (12 miles) which away, but it is thought that in was won by the latter, by about getting over the gate, the sheep seven minutes; he run the ground, ftruggled, and by a sudden spring notwithstanding the badness of the flipt his feet down to his throat; weather, in an hour and twenty-two for in that posture they were minutes ! found, the animal hanging on one Last week, a couple of equeffide of the gate, and the dead man trians started from the infirmary, on the other.
in this town, to go twenty miles
pane in the
219 for a wager of eighty guineas :-) big with lamb, the property of but, sorry are we to add, fo vio Mr. Mullins, of Henstridge, in lent were the exertions of one of the county of Somerset, the riders, in driving the animal found dead in the field, occafioned, beyond its natural speed, that, as it is supposed, by her falling after going a few miles, it dropped into a trench: on opening her, down and died upon the spot.
found to con:ain fix
lambs, all perfectly formed, but A bay mare, of Mr. Byron's, materially differing in size and trotted 'from York-house, in this maturity; one of the couples was place to the Bush tavern, Bristol, in as large as lambs usually are at less than forty-nine minutes, for the time of falling, and covered 100 guineas, carrying 13ft.
with wool, the second couple was A iweepstakes of twenty guineas smaller, and without wool, and each, one two-mile heat, was run the third appeared about half on Thursday, December 31, on
grown: probably, therefore, the Lansdown, near this city, between effect of the three distinct concepCaptain Thornhill's b. h. Mur
tions. cutio, Captain Nesbitt's b. m. and Mr. 's b. g.. Won with ease
There are now in the poffeffion by Mercutio. A match for one
of a gentleman in Glasgow, a pair hundred guineas, one four-mile heat, was afterwards run betwixt
of canary birds, which have had Mercutio and the bay mare.
young ones within these few weeks,
The horse to beat her a distance, which
being no less than their seventh
brood since April laft. Their last he likewise did with ease.
brood, conGfting of three in HORSHAM
number, were hatched the 23d of
October last, and were killed by The ringers, on the last new year's eve, at half after eleven, P.
the succeeding frost; the present M. began a peal of 5040, grandfire brood, consisting of three in numtriples, and compleated the same ber, are flying about, and are in three hours and one minute as
strong, healthy birds. under : Alexander Luxford, Treble
A publican, in Chester, has Anthony Lintutt
caused the following elegant comEdward Aldridge
potition to be put up over the fire. Richard Dounes Henry Weller
place in his club-room : Thomas Jones
“ No politic language is here the fort, Thomas Bristow
66 He that begins it forfeits a quart; William Oakes Tenor.
" King George's rights let us maintain, The bobs were called by An
« And love and friendthip long remain;
He that refuses is to blame !" thony Linton. The Horsham ringers, for several years past have amused themselves with ringing the old year out, and the
At the ferjeants (law) feast, in new one in.
the 23d of Henry the 8th, at Ely
House, on the roth of NovemSHERBORNE, Jan. 8. ber, the company (which was The following curious and ex deemed a jolly one) clevoured 24 traordinary circumstance occurred large beeves, 100 fat Meep, 51 during the last week. An ewe calves, 34 swine, gr pigs, and 37
Sporting Intelligence. dozen of pigeons ;-belides drink she directed her body to be buried ing an immense quantity of claret, in Jerusalem, and twelve Jews, of an extraordinary quality, for it who to accompany it, to cost the entertainers seven pounds have 400l. each for their trouble
-two on departure, and the other
two on their return to England, John Hewitt has been committed after executing their commifion. to Nottingham gaol, on a charge This will is to be literally obey of stealing from Wm. Wheatley ed, and the body is now ready three haliers; it is probable he will for departure, with all its funeral Pere long, be presented with a fourth, as it has fince appeared that he is a notorious horse-stealer,
A fine four-year old bull was last
week killed at Cardigan, each At a hamlet, called Portway, quarter of which weighed 3561b. in the county of Stafford, are now besides 12lb. of tallozu, which residing a pair, the husband up was taken from the hind quarters. wards of a hundred years of age, It was universally allowed to be and the wife more than nine y, the finest of the kind ever seen at They have been married more than that place, and was fed at Blaenpant, feventy years, and have fix fons, all the seat of W. 0. Brigstoke, Esq. now living
The removal of an old chest, a The present mild and humid few days ago,
weather is extremely unfavourable farm-house in Denbighthire, pro to horses, many of which have duced a hint which may be use
been lately attacked with diseases ful to the sagacious fraternity of of a very malignant nature. misers-a fortunate jerk, in removing it to a new situation,
January 17th, Major Rooke, for fhook out of one of its worm a bet of one hundred guineas, eaten feet, near a dozen emacia
drove a whiskey and pair from ted guineas, of different reigns, Temple-gate, Bristol, to Salt-street, from Charles II. to George I. which Bath, a distance of rather have hitherto been artfully confined than twelve miles in forty-seven (in a hole in the bottom, visible minutes. He was allowed fifty to only when the chest was on its fide) perform it in. Near Keyntham, by a slide; but Time, that arch one of the traces breke, which informer, has brought " the bid. hindered him near a minute and a den things of darkness into light," half in repairing. to the surprise and satisfaction of the finder; it is rumoured, how A few days ago, the servant of ever, that the neighbourhood has a Mr. Quested, at Broughton Lees, been much disturbed ever since by in Kent, for a wager of lix guineas, the groans of the ancient poffesors, undertook to carry a sack of wheat, occafioned (no doubt) by this weighing iwo hundred and a half, fudden and unexpected eje&tment one mile, in twenty minutes; he
won the stake, with apparent eale,
in nineteen minutes. A Jewefs, of St. Mary Axe, who died lately, made a fingular will;
of his soul!
My faff is of oak so free-
The daisy a carpet makes for our fine hall,
And our roof is the greenwood tree,
Let the bow cry twang
Twang dillo go lang, Then sweet sounds the bugle horn. We take from the rich and we give to the
poor, And we feast on the well fatted deer: Our business is game, of our game we are
sure, As our table does make it appear. Our merry men all are fout and bold,
And thus are they chosen d've see; The man that's not able our fides to bafte,
Comes not in our company.
I AM a friar of orders grey,
What Baron or Squire,
Live's half fo well as a holy Friar.'
What Baron, or Squire, &c.
In town let 'em wear, &c.
(From the Old Ballad.) WHY who art thou, thou fierce fellow,
That rangest so boldly here? In footh to be brief, thou look’st like a
thief, That comes to steal our king's deer,
A BEGGAR I am, and of low degree, For I'm come of a begging family ; I'm lame, but when in fighting bout, I whip off my leg and I fight it out;
P 0 E T RY.
I'm cloath'd in rags,
A bag for the leg of a goole;
And a bottle to hold my booze.
charity, And then push the can about, ful
de rol de 'ree. In begging a farthing I am poor and old, In spending a noble I'm and bold; When a brave full company I see, It's “ my noble matters, your charity”. But when a traveller I meet alone, “ Stand and deliver, or I knock you down." All day for a wandering mumper / pass, All night-Oh : barn and a buxom lass.
I'm cloathed, &c.
To fume and sweat whene'er he went
abroad, But that the loss of ope-and-twenty shil
lings Gone to commissioners, from whose dread
bourn No fhillings e'er returns; puzzles the will And makes us rather bear unpowder'd locks Than fly to powder with a heavy loss. Thus licenses make cowards of us all. And thus the lively hue of whiten'd nobs Iš blacken'd o'er by this cursed powder
THE BUTCHER AND HOG.
SOLILOQUY ON THE POLL-TAX.
'HUS spake the Butcher, in leis hand
the blade, The Hog upon the treffel screaming laid : "I wilh my hat were in your gullet
ramm'd! Lie ftill, and have your throat cut, and be
Id-mn'd, "You're but a Hug. · Sure by the coil you
• keep, " You think yourself as good as any sheep! Bleed quietly, and cease that frightful
« bawl; 'Tis faction and sodition makes you fquall : . Shall Hogs pretend to any rigbts at all?'
THE QUADRUPED ROPE-DANCER,
pay, or not to pay that is the
queition. Whether 'tis better in the mind to suffer The laughs and quizzes of the powder'd
pates; Or to take arms against so many troubles, And by a guinea end them ? --To pay-to
puff No more-and hy that puff to say we end The heart-ache, and the thousand natural
Thucks We elle must meet with 'Tis a consum.
mation Most deaily to be earn’d.--To pay-to
puff, To puff? But then to pay, aye, there's the
rub, For in the day we pay, what dreams may
come, When we have shuffled off our golden
piece, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes black perriwigs of such dura
F history tells truth, and who can doubt
iti For of truths past we should know none
without it; Near Dublin's famous town, or city if you
please, For This or that's pronounced with equal
care, A house was kept by Doctor Sheridan, As ple fant as the Bullat Meriden;
And it was Quilca call’d,
By wits and hards extoll’d, Where Swist often chas'd the swiít' hours,
away, With arch vivid satire, in humorous lay ; And Boyle, who off' with flow of soul
hoil'd over, The end of science chew'd, as cows chew clover!
For who would bear the quips and scorns
of ladies, The port of bucks, the proud man's con
tumely? Fun of despised frizeurs, the hoots of boys, The insolence of powder, and the spurnis Unpowder'd faleys of the powdered get?