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A Treatise on Farriery. cially when the antecedent causes into cold damps; he sales and conspire to produce the same ef dungs with great difficulty, and feet. Therefore it may be ow the same fymptoms continue till ing to bad or high feeding, want he finds relief. of exercise, being over heated, In an inflammation of the lungs, hard labour, sudden cold, drink. the horse is more dull and heavy, ing cold water when hot, want of and never attempts to lie down at bleeding when the body is full of all; when his mouth is opened, a blood and humours. Riding a great quantity of ropy slime will horse deep in cold water when fall therefrom; and a reddish or he is hot, or letting him stand yellow matter sticks to the inside long in a cold damp air, or when of his noftrils, from a gleet that there is a very cold wind then runs from thence, There is no blowing: for all these have a extraordinary beating in his fianks, tendency to render the blood and

nor is his belly tucked up as in the humours of that consistence, as pleurisy. His ears and feet are geis generally termed a pleuretic nerally cold, and he often falls blood.

into damp fweats. The symptoms of a pleurisy The cure of both these diseases and peripneumony are much the is much the same; the intention same; only in the former the of which, is to remove the stage horse is more restless and uneasy, nation of the blood, and to proand thifts about from place to mote its equal circulation. place, and frequently turns his der to this, we must endeavour to head to the affected fide. The prevent the farther congestion of fever arises suddenly to a very the blood, and to render it more great height in the beginning of fluid. There is nothing more this disease, and he often strives to

proper to prevent the farther in. lie down, but ftarts up again im flammation, than letting of blood mediately. His ears and feet are as soon as possible, and to take burning hot, and his mouth away three quarts at once ; and, if parched and dry. As the dif there is no great alleviation of the ease advances, he does not offer to symptoms, two quarts the next lie down at all, but runs back as day, unless they continue violent, far as the collar will let him, and and then bleeding may be repeated then fands immoveable, panting, sooner. But if the horse was low or endeavouring to cough, till he before he fell ill, or was pretty drops down dead.

then take away a quart at once, This disease, at its first anset, and repeat it in twelve hours time, has been frequently mistaken for and then the next day, if the cafe the gripes, but may be readily requires it. This operation, when distinguished from them; for in used in time, has often removed the gripes, the horse lies down the disease of itself. and rolls, with his eyes turned

(To be continued.) up, and his limbs stretched out as if he was dying, with convulsive twitches. His ears and feet are not constantly hot, but are some. To the EDITORS of the SPORTING times almost as hot as fire, and

MAGAZINE at other times as cold as ice. GENTLEMEN, Likewise hem sometimes falls into If you think the following form warm

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Badger Baiting.

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a spare corner in your mof interest the same posture a considerable
ing Magazine, by inserting them time, at the same instant wagging
you will confer an honour on,

his tail. A gentleman, of the
Gentlemen, Edgmond Hunt, in Shropshire,
Your constant subscriber, who well knew the dog, ordered
VENATOR. a bottle of strong beer, and, after

having drank the dog's health, Remarkable Instance of ANIMAL threw another glass in the dog's ADOPTION.

face, which roused him from the At the seat of A. Spurling,

badger; he is ftill alive, and eight Esg. at Dyne's Hall, in Essex, a

Mr. Fellows was present, and spaniel bitch, remarkable for be.

authenticate the above. ing a good finder, having a litter of her puppies drowned, went shortly after into the adjoin

ARGUMENT for and against Polyo ing plantations, and foon turned with a leveret in her

GAMY; by M. de VOLTAIRE. mouth, supposed to be about a

Turk. fortnightdolore houethich because You Chriftiane dog for whom tionately attached to it for a con ticular regard, how can you refiderable time, to the astonishment

proach me for keeping four wives of a great number of sportsmen in

according to our holy

laws, when that neighbourhood, who were you swallow twelve butts of wine eye-witnefses to that wonderful

per annum, and I do not drink event,

one glass ? What good do you to

the world in paffing those hours BADGER BAITING.

at the table, which I pass in bed! Five dogs having been turned I can furnish four children each on a young badger, in the month year for the service of my Royal of July laft, and not being able Master, when you can hardly fur. to kill him, — a stander-by, not nish one; and what is it but the thinking the dogs worth a rush, child of a drunkard ? His brain sent for his old dog, Ratler, a ter

must be obscured with the fumes ‘rier, bred by Mr. Thomas Fel of that liquor which his father has lows, of Stratford-upon-Avon, an swallowed. old badger was brought with him : the gentleman made a bet of ten I suppose, that, in our wars guineas, that the dog Tould kill against you Christian dogs, we the badger in a less time than an have lost a hundred thousand fol. hour and a quarter. The dog, diers; there are a hundred thouwhich far exceeds all others in sand girls to be provided for, and the neighbourhood for hardness who but the rich should take care and ferocity, was turned to the of them ? Deuce take that luke. badger, which he fastened, and warm Mussulman, who would not after a close combat of forty mi give a refuge to four pretty girls nutes, he laid him a victim at his in the quality of his lawful wives, feet,—but not thinking the vic and treat them according to their tory was great enough, he laid merit. his head triumphantly on the dead Behold the early trumpeter of badger's face, and continued in day, whom you call the cock;

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238 Piðure of a Wefphalia Inn, &c. the honeft ram, the prince of the man, and she shall give me her's. #ock; the bull, who is the fove I will repeat to her this converfareign of the cows; has not each tion at night, and the ihall be of them his seraglio? It well be happy. And as for the wine with fits you, indeed, to reproach fie which you reproach me, learn, you with my four wives, when our dog, that if it is a fin to drink in great prophet had eighteen; Da Arabia, it is an honour to drink in vid the Jew as inany; and Solo Europe. mon, his fon, 700 wives, and 300 concabines! You see how modeft I am. Cease, therefore, to re

PICTURE of a WESTPHALIA İNN; proach a man with gluttony who

and INFORMATION for Epi. eats so sparingly. I allow you to drink allow me to love. You change your wine-let me change (From the first volume of Dr. Comy wives. Let every man live

gan's Rhite.] after the fashion of his country. (Concluded from Page 212.) Your hat is not to give laws to my turban, nor your cloak to my robe.

SOME of these Scheuren, or Finish your coffee, and go home barns, have a secondary to your wife, since you have but

apartment, called a tube, or

ftove room, which is warmed by a Chriftian. - You dog of a Mur ftove, or farnace, placed contisulman, before I finish my coffee, guous to the wall, and generally I must refute your sophistrý. heated from without, by an openWhoever poffeses four wives, ing in the partition wall; fo that poffeffes four harpies, always on the air in the apartment has no the watch to calumniate, to hurt, access to the fuel, but receives a or to fight with each ther. His close, sultry, and unwholesome house is the den of confufion, and heat, from the accumulation of none of them can love him.

ignited particles, which have no Each of them has but a fourth of proper vent. These machines are thy person, and can only give called ovens; a generic terin that thee à fourth of her heart. None we have appropriated to a parti. of them can make

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life cular species of furnace, to which agreeable, for they are prisoners, the most common ones in Gere who, having seen nothing, have many bear a close resemblance. nothing to say. They know thee The ovens of the rich and great alone, and must, of consequence, are very elegant, confifting of grow tired of thy company. You caft-iron, highly ornamented with are their absolute master, and às fuch they must hate you. You luable Saxon china. In large and are obliged to guard them with an spacious apartments, these ovens Eunuch, who whips them when may be useful and neceffary; but they make a noise." You dare to in these small ftubes, they yield compare yourself to a cock: but

an impure and suffocating heat. did ever a cock keep a capon to They appear to me the chief caufes whip his hens! Take your ex. of those pulmonary complaints that ample from brutes

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resemble are fo frequent in Germany, as them as much as you please ; but, well as in England, where you for my part, I will love as a man. study fo much the luxury of warm I will give my heart to one wo apartments ; while they are

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Pi&ure of a Westphalia Inn, &c. fcarcely known in Holland, where of a Westphalią ham, as the prethe rooms are much more lofty, ation of worlds; nay, in my own fires are less violent, and sie in opinion, I have made the better habitants warmer clad; so that choice, if utility be the prime they are happily exempt from the object of our study. Besides, ic ill effects attending the sudden will certainly be much more in change of atmosphere.

our power to be smokers of the “ The filch, which must accu one, than builders of the other; mulate in great abundance in fo for, did we know the principles large a family, is formed into a of world-making ever so well, it dung-hill planted immediately be would be extremely difficult for fore the door. 'All the villages,

us to gather together a sufficient therefore, as they abound with quantity of materials, or to find a farmers, abound with these moun single spot of terra firma, on tains; the infusion of which, in a which to commence our opera. rainy season, flows, in copious tions; whereas, smoking of hams streams, along the streets, and ne s a process equal to the capacity ceffitates those inhabitants that of every one who is capable of are above abject poverty, to use eating them, and who will have boots. May we not trace the reason to

lament his ignorance, modern fashion, in your men of

as his best endeavours falhion, ef wearing morning boots are not rewarded with the requisite in clean streets, up to this source? flavour. As thus, - English officers, in

“ The superior excellence of a their frequent German campaigns,

Westphalia ham to every other, were under the neceflity of imitating that Epicurean goût which gives the German officers, and perpe

them a decided preference, -is, tually encasing their legs fe defen in a great measure, to be ascribed dendo, until they acquired the ha

to the construction of these bit; and upon their

Scheuren, and to their being their native foil, they gave the without chimneys. The hams are ton to those gentry who are so

suspended in the thicket part of fond of following the example of

this stream, or current of smoke, the military, in everything but a few yards from the board by in exposing their lives in the which it has been repelled : thus good of their country. I propose they are confiantly exposed to a this, merely as a conjecture en

fuffufion of an acrid anti-putrele passant.What I am about to ad cent principle; for, it is well vance, is much more important,

known, that the smoke of oakand is founded on a minute at

wood is, more penetrating and tention to cause and effect, for anti-putrescent than that of any. which I claim a double portion of

other fuel ; and this principle is honour.

conitantly operating without be

ing applied in that degree of heat Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

which produces rancidity, as is. Although it is my physical the case with all your chimney .. and metaphysical creed, and every smoked hams. discovery, and every speculation, This. I take to be the immehas been or will be useful, yet I diate or the proximate cause of will maintain, that the above ax. more excellent fumigation. Bus iom is, in itself, as applicable to I imagine. also, that there investigating the superior favour pre-disposing causes, respecting

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240 Rules in playing the Game of Chess. the subject smoked, which operate

families, and render not merely more frequently in this country, the necessaries, but the delicacis than in any other ham-creating of life, plentiful and cheap.-region.

There is 1carcely an infant in a « The swine are permitted to cottage, potwithstanding their apwander at large, and to frequent parent poverty, that does not sleep, woods that abound with acorns: in the winter season, between two and they fatten, while they are feather beds; nor is there the enjoying all the benefits of air least danger that any individual and motion, which render their being should farve with hunger. flesh firm, healthy, and nutritive ; It true,

“ evil communicanor is the covering of fat so ex tion corrupts good manners:” the cefsive and oleaginous as when the owners of the Scheuren animals are supported upon very nearly as dirty as their chief stock scanty fare, the greater part of in trade. Their style of cookery their lives and gorged with a is also disgusting, and their bread fuperabundance, the small is wretched. mainder. This cause operates

• The abundance of feathers durante vita; another takes place proceeds, in part, from the unipoft obitum. The hams are not

versal custom of plucking the exposed to this suffufion of smoke, down from the breast, and from until, by being placed in a warm

under the wings, twice a year. and moist situation, they have ac This is a painful operation to the quired that degree of softness patient, and apparently cruel in which precedes putrefaction.- the agent: nor can it be justified Then they are duly falted, and ex upon any other principle, than as posed to the current. Put these being the conditio fine qua non cf rules into practice, my good fir, their existence, and the care taken and I hope, some time or other, of them. There seems to be a to enjoy the benefit of my lec tacit convention between the two ture,

species of bipeds, rational and ir“ In every one of these West rational, by virtue of which, phalia barns, you may see an in geese and ducks consent to be thus credible quantity of bacon, hams, painfully twitched twice a year, breasts and hind-quarters of ducks

and to be eaten at the close of and geese, exposed to the benefi. life, upon condition of being well cial current, partly for domestic fed during the whole circle of consumption, and partly for sale. their existence, with the most

“I was surprised, in almost fattening dainties.every village through which I passed, at the number and size of the flocks of geese and ducks, as well as the quantity of other poul

To the EDITORS of the SPORTING

MAGAZINE, try, that crowded the streets, so as frequently to obstruct the

Gentlemen, wheels of my carriage. Such an YOU having, in the prospecenviable abundance of provisions, tus of your valuable work, and the consequent abundance of given an extract from the Morals down, and other feathers, is the of Chess, by the late Dr. Franknatural result of a number of lin; if you deem admiffible the small farms, which support large following RULES in playing that

game,

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