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324 Biographical Sketches of Dick En-l—d. Sir John Webb's br.colt, by King 2ogs.each, for three yr old colts,
Fergus, dam (Mary Ann) by 8ft. fillies, zít. ult. Two miles. Florizel.
Sir T. Liddell's bay coli, Shuitle, Mr. Pierse's bay colt, Young by Young Marske, dam by.
Drone, by Drone, dam (Rofina) Vauxhall Snap. by Amaranthus.
Sir C. Turner's bay colt, Rolliker, Mr. Clifton's bay colt, Scafebrick, by Aurelius, dam by Herod.
by Sir Peter Teazle, dam by Mr. Baker's chesnut colt, Pumps, Young Marike.
by Phænomenon, dam by SyMr.Crompton's bay colt, Dolphin, phon.
by Pharamond, dam (Didapper) Mr. Macqueen's chesnut colt, by by Herod.
Star, dam by Marske, Mr. Hutchinson's bay filly, by Capt. Sitwell's bay filly, by Ruler, Young Marske, dam by Gold.
dam by Drone finder.
Sir T. Liddell, Bt. Mr. Robinson's bay colt, Belle Dundafs Macqueen, Stewards.
Vere, by Weasel, dam by Young Elq.
Stockton-upon-Tees, Durham. Sir H. y.Tempeft, Bt.
First day.-A sweepstakes of togs each, for three yr old colts, 8ft. fillies, 7ft. '121b. Two miles. Mr. Norton's grey colt, Abram
Wood, by Delpini, bred by Mr.
Marske, Gfter to Wicked Kate.
mous, dam by Eclipse. Mr. Crompton's bay colt, Dol
phin, by Pharamond, bred by
Pharamond, dam (Manilla) by
ton, by Alfred, dam by Weasel. Mr. Robinson's bay colt, Belle
Vere, by Weasel, dam by Young
First day.--A sweepstakes of 1ogs each, for three yr old colts, 8ft. fillies, 7st. 12lb. Two miles. Ld Darlington's roan colt, Sir Fre.
derick, by Woodpecker, dam
by Phlegon. Sir H. v. Tempest's bay colt, by
Tandem, bought of Mr. Bowes. Sir C. Turner's bay colt, Rolliker,
by Aurelius, bought of Mr.
Alexander, dam by Conductor.
Stewards, Sir H.V.Tempest, Bt.
A genuine Biographical SKETCH of
confiderable landed proper. iy, near Newcastle, determined to visit the watering places, and to finila his tour with palling a week
Biographical Sketches of Dick E-gled. 325 or ten days at Scarborough. Our entirely from me, but if no gentlehero, with one in his train, obse. vo man was offended, I am happy: ing a chaise drive through the town, E.gl-d presented him with a dispatched a courier to inquire the thirty-guinea banker's note, paya. gentleman's name, where he came ble to R-- E.gl--d, Esq. say: from, and what stay he would make, ing, “ I lost this sum to you laft &c. The mellenger returned with night,-put it in your pocket, and every requisite information, and the I hope I shall have better luck anonext thing was, how to get at D-n ther time.”-Da-o stared; and pox before he went to the aisembly sitively denied having played for å rooms. E-gl-d's inventive facul
Milling; but E-gl-d affured himi ties were never idle; he waited till upon his honour he had, observing he came out of the ind, and modestly that he had paid hundreds to genfell into chat with him, and accom tlemen when in liquor, that knew panied him to the rooms. The
nothing at all of the inatter till he assembly over,
company formed Chewed them his account. Mr. themselves into parties, as usual ; Da-n thus fell into the trap laid unfortunately for Mr. D-n, there for him, and, being a novice, put was but one person there he knew, the note in his pocket, thinking and they were not on good terms: E.glöd the mosi" upright man he he, therefore, accepted of E-gl--d's ever met with. Shortly after, Mr. invitation to fup with him and two E-gld's friends presented their of his friends, at the coffee-house. cards. Mr. Da—1, thunderstruck After supper the glass was circulat with their deinand, averred lie never ed briskly, and about three in the played with them, and indeed he morning, Mr. D--n was completely did not know of his playing at all, drunk: they had tried every effort but that Capt. E-gl-d, very much to make him play, but in vain. to his credit, had paid him thirty The triumvirate, to save appearan guineas, tirough he did not remem ces, left any improper questions were ber a circumstance of a card or asked the waiter, played for five dice being in the rooni. Genrgie 'or fix minutes, and then they each Bre-ton replied, with great marked a card thus : Da-n owes
warmth, " Sir, it is the first time me a hundred guineas;" “ Da-n my honour was ever doubted ; Capt. owes me eighty guineas :" E-gl E-gl--d, and the waiter, will tell being the principal, marked his you, I won a hundred guineas of card thus it I owe Da-n thirty you, though I was a great lorer by guineas." The waiter touched the night's play." Mr. D--1, five guineas for hush-money, and with his usual moderation, said, the party broke up.
6 Sir, I Mall have the pleasure to The next morning, or noon ra. see you at the coffee-house to-morther, Dick accosted Mr. Dan row morning, and I make no doubt upon the cliff, “ Well, fir, how do but every thing will be amicably you do after your night's regale feteled." upon my conscience we were all The morning proved a propitious very merry."-- Yes,” replied the one for Mr. Da-n, for the preceding
we were indeed, fir, and I evening arrived some of his friends, hope I did nothing to offend, for persons of great worth, who knew what with the fatigue of travelling, the world well. Mr. Da- opened and your good company, Bacchus his mind to them, and, after ten prevailed too powerfully, and ba minutes conversation, and one of nished the little reason that I have the gentlenen cross-examining the VOL, VII, No. XLII.
Biographical Sketches of Dick E-gl-d. honeft waiter, the waiter prevaricat throwing equal main and chancey ed so much, that he got rid of the even by those to whom the odds business, and, having received a were known specifically, Mr. E-gpromise of five guineas inore, if lie ld resolved to raise contributions told the truth, he assured the friend on the company at Spa, by a coup of Mr. Da--n, that E-gl-d and de niain. his companions were notorious Walking with his friend, the black legs, and that Mr. Da-n Lieutenant, towards the hazard. did not play at all; or, if he did, it table, he picked up tào small stones, could not be for five minutes, as which he carried to the place of acthey were constantly ringing and tion, where, taking the dice when making punch in their own way. circulated to his turn, and throwing The gentlemen then advised
out, he affected a sudden rage, and Da-1 not tu pay a Milling; but threw the box against the window, he proposed to them, that he would which made its way through the send E.gl-d the thirty-guinea glass, accompanied by the two banker's draft, and five guineas to Imali stones he had picked up, after pay the expences of the fapper, which he played with variety of which he immediately did, accom. fortune. panied by a letter, by the contents The next evening, his winnings of which E.gl-d finding his prac were very considerable; he won tices blown, tu save appearances,
every bet he made, so did his friend, left Scarborough the next morn and they immediately left Spa ing.
some thousands of pounds heavier We have before observed, that than they entered it, but not with. E-gl-d, when in town, during the out leaving an opinion behind them winter season, was constant in atten. that they owed more to sheer cundance at the public billiard tables ning than to good fortune, for a and tennis courts; at one of the pair of dice were missed by the latter places he became acquainted
groom-porters, with an officer on half pay, ncphew Soon after his return to London, to an Irish Earl, and, this young a quarrel took place between Mr. man's circumstances being very E-gl-d and the Lieutenant, when low, and his principles not very the latter took many liberties with elevated, a junction offensive and the character of his co-adjutor, to defensive was soon formed between whom, however, he owed his very them, and Lieut. Ro.h-d won many existence, for Mr. E-gl-d had con. considerable bets by laying against ferred many pecuniary favours on bis friend, whose ostensible losses him, and had actually kept him were always profitable from the and his wife from starving; but private gains of his associate.
R-h-d having obtained a com. With this gentleman, Mr. E-go mission in the militia, began to re. kd delermined upon a trip to sume the pride of family, and, Spa, and every article necessary for though he could not forget, yet he the purposes of play was accord denied, the obligations he owed his ingly prepared. At Spa, however, benefactor. they found that the dice of Germa.
Capt. O'Kelly had long been at ny were much larger than those of
enmity with Mr. E-gld, and with England; of course the latter, to O'Kelly, Lieut. Rho-d had bewhich they had been used, could come extremely intimate. They not be introduced at the 'tables ; were fitting one night in a public and, as little could be made by coffee-room, when a gentleman,whe
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327 had fupped in the house with Mr. lated before, obtained a commission E-gl-d, overheard them abuse him in the militia, which was at that with the foulest language ; in con time in camp, he unfortunately fequence of which, he returned to mentioned the anecdote we have his company, and, mentioning what already stated, of procuring dice at he had heard, E.gl-d immediate Spa, from which inftani a combinaly descended to the coffee-room, tion was formed against him by the and, without any ceremony of ad, whole corps of black-legs. Not a dress, or exportulation, knocked day passed but he received an inthe heads of his old affociates fult; be lived in continual dread, against each other, and then, attack and, at last, was shot through the ing them separately, beat them till head by a brother officer, who was they both fled for theller under the
one of the party. tables.
We now come to the most mareThe consequence of this adven rial and serious incident in Mr. ture was, that O'Kelly and the E-gl-d's life; to that incident Lieutenant, indicted Mr. E-gl-d which forced him to Av this counfor the affault, who very prudently try, become a fugitive in a foreign moved the cause into the Court of land, and at prelent a prisoner. King's Bench, and pleaded guilty; Mr. E-gl-d had been long in in consequence of which, the court, habits of intimacy with Ms. on hearing the affidavits on bothi R-wl-s, a brewer at Kingston, from fides, declared, the provocation was whom he had won a sum of money so great on the part of the prosecu. at the game of hazard, but from tors, that, though no words could whom he found it impoffible to ob. justify an assault, yet the asperity tain his winnings without adoptand nature of the calumny, in the ing very unpleasant means; but at prefent case, was such as considera.
Mr. bly mitigated the offence against R-wl-s declared his inability to pay the crown, by breaking the peace, for a very considerable time, unless and accordingly fined the defendant the money could be borrowed. one Shilling
Mr. E-gl-d, in confequence of this This verdi&t was a triumph to declaration, recomnienced Mr. Mr. E-gl-d; on his profecutors, R-ul-s to ibe noted Jack Tongit brought shame and disgrace : ton, well known on the turf, who they were every where ridiculed, advanced the cash on the single and even their courage called in bond of Mr. Rowls, and it wai question. The Lieutenant vindi. immediately paid over to Mr. E.ge Cáted himself upon the prefumption, kd. that, being of a noble family, and When the bond became due, the having had the honour of serving payment was repeatedly put off, till his Majesty, Mr. E-gl-d was not at lat R-wlos was arrested ; and upon a level with him, and there. R-wl.s put in a plea for the purfore he was forced to have recourse pose of avoiding the bond, which to law; but this excuse only raised induced the lender, by advice of the contempt of those who knew his counsel, to accept of half of the
the intimacy that had subGfted .bt. debt, and give a discharge for tlie :: tireen him and his adversary, and whale. E-gl-d was of course * the many serious obligations he had obliged to make good the mojety of
received from him. Irritated by the debt to his friend, and infitted these observations, he determined that R-wl-s Should reimburse hiin, on revenge, and having, as we re which he refuted, thaugh, after
Prince, and the farce of Who's the
day, upon looking over a paper, I PRIVATE THEATRICALS. observed the following criticism, if
it may be so termed without degrad
ing the word : THE rage HE rage for private theatricals “ The gentleman who performed was never more prevalent than
the gallant Edward, (in the trage: at the present time; it seems an dy) poflefles great power and ele. epidemic disorder among the young gance of action; in his interview ladies and gentlemen of this day with the Cardinal, he strongly re, If emulation strikes a Spark in the minded us of the immortal Garrick, þreast of the fage-firuck hero, he
when the Cardinal was also ably instantaneously bináles, and burn's sustained.” put in a conflagration of enthufiafin. Upon reading these impartial Reason and admonition are seldom remarks, I was struck with wonder listened to; for vanity has so deaf- } unspeakable! certainly no spectator ened her votary, as
to make the could so belye his feelings as to tympanum impregnable to friendly di&tate such falfity; and to bring counsel.
the immortal Garrick in competi. 'Tis strange,
'tis paffing tion, is impudence in a superlative strange," to see an infatuated young degree, It must be partiality or man, ro blind to his own defect-io bribery, thought I, that put this fuffer vanity—so to hoodwink rea. paragraph in print; in either case, Joni, -as to attempt the most difficult it deserves the severest reprehentragic characters, in defiance of
Gon. criticism, or conspicuous marks of
To particularize each respectable contempt and ridicule dhewn by for performer, would be almost tautorounding auditors; yet so it frelogy. In the tragedy, I may, with guently is. Each one vainly ima.
propriety, proceed in an auctioneer. gines himself a second Garrick, and I like manner, and put them up in to attempt any thing below the first two or three lots, descant a litile on line of characters, would be degrad. each, and knock them down in the ing to his ambitious foul: poor lump: according to which plavi, young man ! thy case is defperate, shall place the gallant Edward, the and requires powerful altera-ives to repeable Cardinal, and the reveeradicate the imbibed contagion.
rential Bishop, for I was led into these reflections
Lot 1. Ladies and gentlemen obupon a retrospective survey of observe this lot, pray be spirited, as servations I had made upon some very probably you may never have private plays I have lately seen, such an opportunity again: the and conversations I have been wit? gallant Edward poffeftes a beautiful ness to between fome young candi- monotony of Speech-a fine pif unidates of the fock and bufkin. What farmity of action : yet he plays induced me more particularly to
tragedy, and is a fine figure. The
Cardinal, and Bishop, are curiofities * See our last Number, p. 266. worthy the attention of the con