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Game at Whit-The Pugilistic Conteft.

319 teadily concur with me. In the j also the ace of diamonds, ace of present difficult times, when inyen spades, and ace and queen of tion is put to the rack, in order to hearts. devise some new object of taxation,

The first lead was a small heart, to defray the expences of govero

which the dealer rook with the ment, I am of opinion no folid ob queen, and then playing and purjection can be made to a tax X_upon suing trumps, by which

the other hounds, greyhounds, pointers, fet three small trumps and the knave ters, &c. &c. but least of all on fell. Of course took every other those envied little animals who re. trick. ceive the caresses and recline upon the bosoms of old maids. The doating fair one, who feeds

To the Editors of the SPORTING her pretty favourites on cream and

MAGAZINE. chickens, will not regard the farther

GENTLEMEN, · of a few guineas annuallyA upou

AVING lately a leisure, rels, but most particularly upon

which but seldom is the case monkeys, should accompany these

with me, I thought it could not be provisions.

better employed than in collecting

what I could for the additional enIn taxing these instruments either of absurdity or of luxury, though

tertainment of the readers of the the security derived from the vigi

Sporting Magazine, a work from lance and fidelity of the house-dog

which I have at all times received ought not to be impaired, there are

so much pleasure in the perusal. ways without any legislative inter

March 14, 1796.

Brво. . ference, in which these useless curs may be got rid of, who serve

THE PUGILISTIC CONTEST, OR only to devour a part of the provisions of the poor.

AMAZONIAN WATERFALL. Liverpool (my native place) has In the American army during the set an example, which ought-cer.

last war with that country and Engtainly to be followed through every

land, a most ludicrous circumstance part of the kingdom, namely

took place by the obstinacy of an * To exclude all perfons keeping dogs

old man upon guard. He would from receiving any relief either from not permit a woman, who was a their parishes, or charitable subscrip true campaigner, to go beyond tions and contributions."

him; great altercation ensuest, in Liverpool,

CANINO. which the lady displayed much of March 2, 1796.

the Billiogfgate oratory; but at length fuding her antagonist too

powerful, the had recourse to her For the SPORTING MAGAZINE.

pugilistic abilities, which proved more successful.

The old man

was so irritated as to present his An Extraordinary Game at Whist,

firelock; the woinan immediately lately played at RyEGATE, in

ran up, swatched it from him, SURRY.

knocked bim down, and, tiling THE dealer (a lady) turned up over the prostrate hero, in the exthe

ace of clubs, and held ultation of triumph, protulely be(besides) the king, queen, ten,

sprinkled him, not with Olympian eight, and four smaller trumps : den', but that which is elteemed

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Ventriloquist.-Crops. as emollient to the complexion | heavy roads, fir.” None of these .and 'faith, something more natu. questions producing a word of an

ral; nor did she quic her post, till swer, the sociable man made one a file of sturdy ragamuffins more effort. He stretched out his marched valiantly to his relief, hand, and feeling the other's habit, difpoffessed the Amazon, and ena exclaimed What a very com

bled the knight of the grisly caxon fortable coat, fir, you have got to * to look fierce, and re-thoulder his travel in !" No answer was made, mufquet."

and the enquirer, fatigued and dis

gufted, fell into a found nap, nor VENTRILOQUIST.

awoke until the brighteit rays of a

winter's sun accounted to him for The following is one of the ma

the taciturnity of his comrade, by ny well attested, but fingular anec

presenting to his aftonified view a dotes, told of the late extraordina

huge bċar, (luckily for him, muzry ventriloquist :

-Tommy (as he was called) a few years ago, going pofture!

zled and confined,) in a filting

! to a filh stall in Sheffield, alked the price of a tench, which being told him, he took the fith in his hand, and, cramming a finger into its Great effects sometimes proceed gill, opened its mouth,

at the same

from little causes.-Being an artime alking, was it fresh?-to

dent admirer of the ladies myself, which the filh-woman replied, " I

Į am of opinion, that men of raok vow to God it was in the water yester.

Nould therefore hesitate before d.xy!" Tommy immediately threw

they adopt a tathion, which may a found into the filli's mouth,

render them unpleasant in the eyes which articulated, " It's a d d lie!~ I hav'n't been in the water this

of the ladics, whose influence in

society is beyond all things powerweek, and

I you
know it very well!

ful.-Obedient to the injunctions -The woman, conscious that the had been telling an uniruth, fell

of his clergy, Louis the Seventh to the floor as flat as a flounder ;

of France, cropped his hair short

- Eleanor, his queen, confidered she felt it with all the force of a

him thus metamorphofed, very miracle, and fuch was its wholes

contemptible, and, to revenge some effects, that she has never herself became something more been known to ell a lie about her

than a coquette,

The King obfilla fince.

tained a divorce, and Eleanor

married the Count of Aniou, who The following incident really shortly after ascended the English fell out in an Effex stage-coach a throne.-She gave him for his few years ago. Two passengers marriage dower, the fertile plains fet out from their inn in London, of Poitou and Guienne, and this early on a December morn, It was the origin of those wars, was dark as pitch; and one of which for three hundred years rathem not being sleepy, and wills vaged France, and cost the nation ing for a little conversation, en three millions of men, all which deavoured, in the usual travelling probably had never taken place, mode, to stimulate his neighbour if Louis the Seventh had not to discourse. " A very dark morn, been so rash as to crop his hair, Sr. Shocking cold weather for and thus disgust the fair Eleanor. travelling. Slow going in these


On the Music and Dancing of the East. 321 On the Music and DANCING of derstand that it was not agreeable the EAST.

to them, and that they preferred (Extracted from Niebuhr's Tra their own country music, as more vels.)

masculine, and consequently more

excellent. At Bagdad I heard the A MONG OF Tourks and Arabia

a man of raok would think drum beat in the European fashion; it a disgrace to learn music. A a lady at Alexandria put on Glver certain austerity in their manners,

nails, and beat it with her fingers, 100, renders this people insensible The castanet is to be reckoned to the charms of harmony. The among their musical instruments : -contempt in which the art is held, it is carried by the public dancing extends to its professors, and music girls ; beggars, too, and some or cians are accordingly little esteem ders of mendicant Mahometan ed and ill-paid. An art thus de priests, carry different horns and spised by the great, cherished or drums, which they found when admired by no connoiffeurs, and they alk alms. The military music not fitted to conduct either to fame of the Turks is begioning to be or fortune, cannot make any rapid

known in Europe.

That which is advances. The mufie of the East, to be heard through the East, howwhich is thus neglected, is not of ever, affords nothing but an uno the fame character as ours. It is pleasant jarring noise, and would grave and simple, without any be entirely unworthy of notice, complexity of modulation. The did it not serve to mark the disa fingers, to gratify the national tinctions of rank. A Pacha of tafte, are obliged to fing flow, that three tails is preceded by a greater the fense of the words may be un. variety of musical inftruments, derstood. I have heard several playing martial music, than a 110schiecks ting some pallages from bleman of inferior rank dare' use, the 'Alcoran, in an ealy natural

so that a person's employment may key. There was something plea

be known by the mulic which goes fingly affecting and folemi in

before him. those pieces of music, joined with The principal instruments used the words that accompanied them.

in these martial concerts, are a sort In my voyage up the Nile, I joined of trumpet, exceedingly noily, with tlie failors in fingiog ainorous

which is called in Egypt, surina; fongs, hy alternate couplets, in the tabbel, or great lurkish tawhich they compared their mis bour, which is held horizontally, tresses to the cucumbers of Damaf. and struck upon both Gides; a hautcus, and the eyes of the gazelle ; boy of an acute found, another and praised their beautiful yellow that sounds not unlike our baloons hands and red nails. This chorus | Lastly, they have plates of fono." of fingers afforded us no small en ruuis metal, which they strike one tertainment. If the music of the against another, to mark the ca. East be not to the taste of the Eu. dence. ropeans, ours is not less disagreea A respectable Mahometan, who ble to them. Mr. Baurenfiend and should indulge in dancing, would I often played upon the violin be disgrace himself in the estimation fore Arabs of distinction, who of his countrymen. The women, came to Tee us. Although they

however, value themselves upon did not openly or directly express excellence in this exercise, and their disapprobation of our music, practice it without scruple, reck.. yet they laid enough to let us un. oning it their duty to contribute to


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On the Mufic and Dancing of the East. the pleasures of their husbands, Gons. Those dancers are called, by every little art in their power. at Constantinople, Tichingane or When by themselves, too, in an Gypsies, and at Cairo, Ghafie. assembly, conGfting only of wo They are young married, or men, on occasion of a marriage, married women, belonging to a or any other solemnity, they vie separate and despised class of the no less before their husbands in lower people, who intermarry only dancing. No woman would pre amongst themselves; their parents sume to appear in an assembly, if are commouly farriers by trade. the were not handsome and mag They are attended only by one nificently dressed. If the enter. man, who plays only upon the letainment happens to be in the menge, and sometimes by an old house of a family of rank, fifty of woman, who plays upon the tamthe greatest beauties in the city as bourine, and appears to watch semble, all dressed out in great over their conduct; they are said, fplendour. In their train, they however, not to be of the most de bring the handsonjest llaves, who mure and rigid virtue, yet no mar, attend in a separate room to take ried Mahometan incurs any oblocare of the coffers containing quy by carrying them to dance at their mistrelles clothes. After the his house; and they go wherever ladies have been seared for some they are well paid, But an untime, and have been served with married Mahometan dares not in. refreshments, young girls are called vite them to his house; and we ne. in to divert the company with vo ver met with any of them in the cal and instrumental mufic. The houses of any of the French mer. most distinguished lady in the com chants, who, by a regulation of pany then rises, dances for a few their sovereign, are all restricted to minutes, and pallus into the next celibacy. At first, we never saw apartment, where her flaves are them but by accident, at a publicwaiting to change her dress. She house without the city ; but to. lays all aside, even her Nippers, wards the conclusion of our stay embroidered with gold and silver, in Egypt, we had better opportuand retains only her head-dress nities of gratifying our curiosity, and bracelets, which are richly or A great part of the houses in namented with jewels. In the which the Europeans live, stand mean time the rest dance, and in along the great canal which passes their turns leave the room to change through Cairo; and those Ghafie their dress ; and this is successively accordingly derive their best prorepeated so long that a lady will fits from dancing opposite to these sometimes change her dress ten houses in the canal, when it is dry times in one night, and put an so before the opening of the dyke. At many different suits, every one that period we made sometimes one richer than another. They lirive all troop, sometimes another dance to command admiration, and their before us. Yet however much difendeavours eud as among us, in posed to receive entertainment, jealouges and grudges. The men they did not pleate us at first; their disdain to practise this exercise, but vocal and instrumental music we amuse theinfelves sometimes with thought horrible, and their persons seeing dancing girls exhibit, who appeared disgustingly ugly, with so about and dance for hire, either their yellow hands, spotted faces, in places of public resort, or in absurd ornaments, and hair larded private houses upon festive occa with stinking pomatum.



4 yrs old

4 yrs old.

Races for the present Year.

323 To the EDITORS of the SPORTING Mr. Pierfe's grey colt, Dry Bee, MAGAZINE.

by Drone, dam (Young TubeGENTLEMEN,

rose) by Young Marske.

Mr. Walker's bay colt, Venter, IF you think the following arti.

by Drone, dam by Ruler. cies worthy insertion in your

Mr. Macqueen's bay colt, by entertaining Magazine, you will

Phenomenon, dam by Snap. greatly oblige A SPORTSMAN.

Same day.--A fweepstakes of Infwich, March 2, 1796.

ten guineas each, with twenty

guineas added by the inhabitants York Spring Meeting, 1796.

of Middleham. Three yr olds to carry 5st. volb. four yr olds, ift. 7lb. five yr olds, 8ft. 3lb. fix yo

olds, 8ft.' rolb. aged horfes, gít. A Sweepstakes of zogs each,

Maiden horses allowed 31b. Threefor all ages.--2 miles.

mile heats. Mr. Wentworth's bay silly, Flyer,

Ld A. Hamilton's grey colt, by by Highfiver, out of Tulip, 4

Volunteer, dam by Bourdeaux, yrs old, 8ft. 21b. Sir C. Turner's chesnut colt, Sir

Sir H. V. Tempest’s bay colt, by Solomon, by King Fergus, dam

Volunteer, dam by King Heby Garrick, 4 yrs old, 8ft. 21b.

rod, 4 yrs old. Mr. Pierse's grey colt, Why-not,

Mr. Pierfe's grey colt, Why not, by Highflyer, dam by Young Marlk, 4 yrs, 8 ft. 2lb.

Mr. Dodsworth's br. colt, Little Mr. Garforth's chesnut colt, by

Cass, by Ruler, dam by Herod, Phanomenon, dam by Pacolet, 4 yrs old, 8ft. 2ib.

Sir' H. Williamson's br. horse, Mr. Jolliffe's bay colt, Monkton,

Hambleton, 5 yrs old. by Pofthumous, dam by Eclipse, 4 yrs old, 8ft. 5lb.

Sir John Lawson,

Stewards. Mr. Milbank's ch. horfe, Hydar

W. Milbank, Esq. S pes, by Phenomenon, damn by Goldfinder, 5 yrs old, 8ft. uló.

Richmond, Yorkshire. William Milbank,


IN SEPTEMBER. John Lowther, Esq. }

Second day.--A sweepstakes of Middlcham, Yorkshire. 20gs each, for three yr old colts,

to carry 8ft. fillies, 7ft. 12lb. Once

round the course, about á mile First day. -A sweepstakes of

and a half. ten guineas each, for three yr old

Ld Fitzwilliam's chesnut filly, by colts, 8ft. fillies, 7st. 12lb.One Delpini, dan by Eclipse. two-mile heat.

Ld A. Hamilton's chesnut colt, hy Lord A. Hamilton's chesnut colt,

Mercury, dam by Mungo.

Sir H. v. Tempeft's chelnut filly, by Mercury, dam by Mungo,

by Alexander, out of Trumpaout of Maiden..

tor's fifter. Sir J. Lawson's bay colt, by Drone,

Sir C. Turner's bay colt, Rolliker, dam by Bermudas. Mr. Milbank's bay.colt, by Drone,

by Aurelius, out of the dam of

Werter. dam by Young Marik.

4 yrs old.




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