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Rules in playing the Game of Chess. 241 game, by the same celebrated au nor do any thing that may

difthor, the insertion will oblige, tract his attention ; for all these Gentlemen,

things displease, and they do not Your constant reader and prove your skill in playing, but correspondent,

your craftiness, and your rudeJ. J. B.


5th. You ought not to endea

vour to amuse and deceive your " THAT we may be induced adversary, by pretending to have more frequently to chuse this bene made bad moves ; and saying you ficial amusement in preference to have now lost the game, in order to others, which are not attended with make him secure and careless, and the fame advantages, every cir inattentive to your schemes; for this cumitance that may increase the is fraud and deceit, not fkill in the pleafure of it should be regarded ; game

of chess. and every word or action that is 6th. You, muft not, when you unfair, disrespectful, or that in any have gained a victory, use any triway may give uneasiness, should

umphing or insulting expressions, be avoided, as contrary to the im. nor shew too much of the pleasure mediate intention of both parties, you feel, but endeavour to console which is to pass the time agree your adversary, and make him less ably.

dissatisfied with himself by every ift. Therefore, if it is agreed kind and civil expression that may to play according to the ftrict be used with truth; fuch as, you rules, then those rules are to be understand the game better than I, ftri&tly observed by both parties; but you are a little inattentive; or and thould not be infifted upon you play the game too faft; or you for one fide, while deviated from had the best of the game, but by the other, for this is not equi- fomething happened to divert your table.

thoughts, and that turned it in my 2d. If it is agreed not to observe favour." the rules exactly, but one party de. 7th. When a vanquished player mands indulgences, he should then is guilty of an untruth to cover be as willing to allow them to the his disgrace, as “ I have not other.

played so long, his method of 3d. No false move should even opening the game confused me; be made to extricate yourself out the men were of an unusual size,' of a difficulty, or to gain an ad &c.” All such apologies (to call vantage : for there can be no them no worse) must lower him pleasure in playing with a man in a wise person's eyes, both as a once detected in such unfair prac.. man and as a chess-player; and tice.

who will not suspect, that he who 4th. If your adversary is long shelters himself under fuch unin playing, you ought not to truths in triling matters, is no hurry him, or express any uneafi. very sturdy moralift in things of ness at his delay; not even by greater consequences, where his looking at your watch, or taking fame or honour are at stake ? A up a book to read: you should not man of proper pride would scorn sing nor whistle, nor make a tap. to account for his being beaten ping with your feet on the floor, by one of these excuses, even if it or with your fingers on the table, were true, because they all have



242 Remarkable Instance of Fidelity, &c. in a Terrier.

deed to lose the game, but you will win what is better, his esteem, his respect, and his affection, together with the filent approbation and the good-will of the spectators.

Remarkable instance of Fidelity

and COURAGE mewn in the conduct of a Terrier.

so much the appearance, at the moment, of being untrue.

8th. If you are a spectator, while others play, observe the most perfect filence; for if you give advice, you offend both the parties ; him against whom you give it, because it may cause him to lose the game; him in whose favour you give it, because, though it be good, and he follows it, he loses the pleasure he might have had, if you had permitted him to think till it had occurred to himself. Even after a move, or moves, you must not, by replacing the pieces, show how they might have been placed better; for that difpleases, and might occasion disputes or doubts about their true situation.

All talking to the players, lesfens or diverts their attention, and is therefore unpleasing: nor should you give the least hint to either party by any kind of noise or motion; if you do, you are unworthy to be a spectator

If you defire to exercise or show your judgment, do it in playing your own game, when you have an opportunity, not in criticising or meddling, or counselling the play of others.

Lasily, If the game is not to be played rigorously, according to the rules above mentioned, then moderate your desire of victory over your adversary, and be pleased with one over yourself.

Snatch not eagerly at every ad. vantage offered by his unskilfulness or inattention ; but point out to him kindly, that, by such a move, he places or leaves a piece en prise unsupported; that, by another, he will put his king into a dangerous situation, &c.

By this generous civility (so opposite to the unfairness above forbidden) you may happen in



NE evening last month, as a

young gentleman, of the name of Hardie, was passing through St. Andrew's Square, Glasgow, on his way home to his father's house in Charlotte-ftreet, he was stopped opposite to the north-west corner of St. Andrew's Church, by a man armed with a large oak stick, who seized Mr. Hardie by the breaft, and, striking him a violent blow on the head, desired him instantly to deliver his watch ;-as he was preparing to repeat the blow, a terrier belonging to Mr. Hardie, sprung at him and seized him by the throat, and Mr. Hardie, at the same moment, giving him a violent push, the fellow fell backwards, and dropped his stick, which Mr. Hardie immediately seized, and ran off: the terrier soon afterwards followed him home, bearing in his teeth, as a trophy of his courage, nearly half the man's waistcoat, in the lining of which a half-guinea was found carefully fewed up. The waistcoat is of coarse woollen Ituff, with a black stripe, much worn and tattered, and does not appear to have ever corresponded to the elegance of the walking-stick, which has a gilt head and eyes, and contains

very handsome small fword.


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again; or probably many foxes,

may be loft by omitting to do it. L E T T E R XXVIII. I would advise a private mark to

be put on every fox which is turned To the EDITORS of the SPORTING out, that they may be easily MAGAZINE.

known again. Although cubs may Gentlemen,

get off from the covers where I AM not insensible to the polite they were bred, when hunted,

attention you have at all times they will seldom return to them paid to my communications; and again. can affure you, that, although I Gentlemen who buy foxes, do have nearly come to a close with great injury to fox-hunting: they my favorite subject, I shall take encourage the robbing of neighevery opportunity of transmitting bouring hunts ; in which case, whatever may fall under my obo without doubt, the receiver is as fervation relative to the plan of bad as the thief. It is the interest your work. In my last, having of every fox-hunter to be caurecommended the utility of a fox tious how he behaves in this par, court, I shall, with your leave, ticular : indeed, I believe most proceed with proper directions gentlemen are ; and it may be for the treatment

easy to retaliate on such as cubs.

I have been told, that in Where rabbits are plentiful, na

some hunts it is the constant emture will soon teach the cubs how ployment of one person to watch to catch the young ones ; and till the earths at the breeding time, to that period of abundance arrives, it prevent the cubs from being stomay be necessary to provide food len. Furze-covers, cannot be too for them. A dead sheep carried to much encouraged for that reason, the earth, will afford fubfiftence for for there they are safe. They have the cubs for some time. Where also other advantages attending game is scarce, wet weather will them ; they are certain places be most favourable to them'; they to find in;foxes cannot break can then live on beetles, chaffers, from theni unseen ; nor are you worms, &c. which they will find so liable to change as in other in great plenty. ". The morn

A fox, when pressed by ing," says Mr. Beckford, " is the hounds, will seldom go into a best time to turn them out: if furze. brake. Rabbits, which are turned out in the evening, they are the fox's favourite food, should likely to ramble; but if turned also be encouraged there, and yet out early, and fed on the earth, do little damage. Were they fufthere is little doubt of their re

fered to

establish themselves in maining there.” It is most proper the woods, it would be difficult to turn them into large covers, and to destroy them afterwards. Thus strong earths; they are more liable far l object to them as a foxto be stolen out of small earths, hunter : fince nothing is more and more likely to stray prejudicial to

prejudicial to the breeding of from small covers. Game-keepers, foxes, than disturbing the woods, who have little to do at this fea. late in the season, to destroy the son of the year, should feed and rabbits. take care of them. When any of The price fome men pay for these earths are stopped, it is foxes might well encourage the necessary they should be opened robbing of every hunt in the king




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earths, On Hunting, dom, their own not excepted. turn him out upon the earth, and But the foi-disant gentleman who let them work for him. It is the receives them, should be despised blood that will do them most good, more than the poor thief who and may be serviceable to the takes them.-Some gentlemen ask hounds, and also to the horses. no questions, and Hatter them Digging a fox is cold work, and felves they have found out that may require a gallop afterwards, to convenient mezzo termino for the recover from the cold. Before this easy accommodation of their con is done, if there be any other earths sciences.

in the cover, they should be stopped, With respect to the digging of left the fox should go to ground foxes, it is customary with some again. to run to ground; what I myself The huntsman should try all have observed in that business, I around, and be perfectly satisfied will endeavour to recollect. My that the fox is not gone on, before people, usually, I think, follow an earth is tried ; “ for want of the hole, except when the earth this precaution,” says Mr. Beck. is large, and the terriers have ford, “ I once dug three hours to fixed the fox in an angle of it; a terrier that lay all the time at for they then find it a more expe a rabbit : and there was another ditious method to sink a pit as circumitance which I am nót near to him as they can.

A ter likely to forget, -that I had twenty rier should always be kept in at miles to ride home afterwards.A the fox; if this is not observed, fox sometimes runs over an earth, he may not only move, but also, and does not go into it; he somein loose ground, dig himself fur times goes in and does not stay ; ther in. In digging, fufficient he may find it too hot, or may room should be kept, and care not like the company that he should be taken not to throw the earth upon any place from whence doubt but that he has good reasons

be necessary to move it for every thing he does, though again.In following the hole, the we are not always acquainted with surest way not to lose it, is to keep them. below it.-When hounds are in Huntsmen, when they get near want of blood, all the holes should the fox, will sometimes put a be stopped, left the fox bolts out hound in to draw him. This is unseen. It causes no small con however a cruel operation, and fusion, when this happens. The seldom answers any other purpose hounds are dispersed about, and than to occasion the dog a bad bite, asleep in different places; the horses the fox's head generally being toare often at a considerable distance; wards him ; besides, a few minutes and many a fox, by taking advan digging will render it unnecessary. tage of the moment, has saved his


let the fox first seize your life.

whip, the hound will draw him If hounds want blood, and have more readily. You may draw a had a long run, it is the best way, fox by fixing a piece of whipcord without doubt, to kill the fox upon made into a noose to the end the earth ; but if they have not run of a stick; which, when the fox long; if it be easy to dig out the seizes, you may draw him out fox; and the cover be such a one by. as they are not likely to change Badgers Mould not be encou. in; it is better for the hounds, to raged in woods; they make strong

it may




Experiments on Glandered Horses. earths, which will be expensive administered with the greatest and troublesome whenever there caution. may be occasion to stop them ; and likewise fatal to sport, if they

Two horses, the one an English are not stopped.

hunter, the other a Neapolitan I now take my leave, Gentle manage-horse; the first ten years men, for the present, and remain, old, the second twelve ; having With the greatest respect,

contracted the glanders in the Your's, &c. fame stable, were submitted to the ACASTUS. following treatment :

ist, I caused the hair of both EXPERIMENTS on GLANDERED

to be shaved, from the neck down

to the buttocks, and as low on Horses, made by the late M.

each side as the middle of the SAINBEL, at ibe Veterniary School at Lyons ; extracted from

body. the work of that ingenious Pro

2dly, I caused emollient fofelor.

mentations to be applied all over (Concluded from page 199.]

the body for the space of a week.

3dly, I employed frictions of EXPERIMENT IX.

mercurial ointment over the buthorse, nine tocks, about one ounce at a time; years old, in the confirmed

which I continued every other glanders, was put under the treat day for twelve days. ment above mentioned, but with. 4thly, I made four frictions on out being trepanned. The second

the rump, by one ounce and a medicine, administered on the 2d half of ditto every other day. day, gave him a cholic, which

5thly, I made two fri&ions on was followed by a super-purga the loins, with the same dose as tion. He immediately swallowed the preceding one, and in the an aftringent drink composed of fame interval of time.

ounce of diascordium, one The 21st day, the symptoms ounce of prepared chalk, and two had not varied. nunces of honey, boiled in three The 22d, the parotids began to pints of red wine. This drink

swell. was repeated four times in twen The 23d, the maxillary glands ty-four hours, but without fuc

were in the same condition. The cess. The animal died on the 3d frictions were made on the back, day. I discovered, on opening from the loins to the withers, the nose, that the pituitary mem The 24th, all the parts of the brane was ulcerated on the right head were greatly swelled in the side only. The zygomatic finus Neapolitan, and salivation began was filled with whitish and puru to take place. lent matter. The lungs were The 25th, he could not open slightly inflamed; but the inter

his jaws; I therefore let him tines and the stomach were much blood twice the same day. I remore so. This laft observation

peatedly injected into his mouth proves that the animal was of a

barley water with honey; and I very irritable disposition of body, gave him, the fame night, a lax

and that the cathartics had been ative clyster, composed of four a real poison to him; as they ge ounces of catholicon, diffolved in nerally are to all horses, if not boiling water. The injections in



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