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Sporting Intelligence.

337 Lord's cricket-ground, Mary-le- entirely thrown down; had it not bonne. Great sums were depending been for the timely exertions of a in consequence of his having done gentleman, who seized the horse the same feat several times before, whilf in the garden, it is fupposed in less time, than was now allowed: this fine animal muft have killed but having three stones to fetch, at himself in attempting to leap into the expiration of forty-three mi the next garden. We are bappy nures, the knowing ones to hear no other damage was lurdeeply taken in.

tained, but that of forcing down

the wall and destroying the chaise. March 4.

March 6,
As Lieutenant Brown, of the

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Carline, son of Mr. over Stafford Bridge, in the county

Carline, of Grange-Atreet, a youth of Bedford, on horse back, he was

about fixteen years of age, was met by a friend, with whom he

crossing the ride in Hyde Park, a stopped to speak. While he was

gentleman on full speed rode over converting, a bird flew fuddenly

him, and killed him on the spot. before his horse, on which the ani mal took fright, and throwing his

The same day a fervant exercising fore legs over the bridge, was in a

a horse in Si. James's Park, was suspended state for a few seconds. suddenly thrown with such violence In this critical interval, Lieutenant

on the ground, that he immediately Brown had the presence of mind

expired. to spring upon the battlements,

March 18. and the horse immediately went

A match was run over Doncaster over into the river. It is some

course, on Wednesday, the best of what remarkable, that neither the

three four-mile hears, for
gentleman nor his horse received
the least injury.

guineas, between two galloways,
the property of Mr. Parker, of

Gainsborough, and Mr. Nelson, of Norwich, March 3.

Castlethorp, near Brigg, who gave On Thursday last, as the servant to Mr. Goodwin five guineas to of the Rev. Mr. Papillon, of Wy fulfil the wager, which he did by mondham, was returning home with

borrowing of the first gentleman his master's horse and chaise, ithe his

poney,

and he then beat his ans spirited animal took fright near tagonist with ease. Messrs. Adams and Bacon's, and ran with such velocity against the

March 21. post by the Trowel and Hammer, As Marmaduke Fielding, a lad as to force one of the wheels of the about 13 years of age, was riding chaise off, and throw the man out, into St. Neot's, Cambridgeshire, but providentially without hurting over the stone bridge, his horse took him ; the borse then proceeded as fright, when the poor lad, in atfar as the first gates of the hospital, teinpting to dismount, unfortunateand endeavoured to force his way ly flipt his leg through the stirrup in, but finding too much resistance, leather, and he hung by the foot. turned round and leaped over the In that state the horse, kicking and garden wall adjoining, which, by plunging, dragged him into the the horse pulling the remaining town as tar as the Angel, where he part of the chaise againft it, was suddenly turned up the yard, and

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1 darted through a pallage at the bot. tar and his bride entered the tom of it, so narrow that but few church, and beseeched the parson horses dare enter; thence gallop in a most fervent stile to marry him, ing through a gateway, at the back declaring that he was bound for sea part of the same yard, one of the next morning; the clergyman, very ftirrups caught the gate-post, and good na:uredly, and much to the occasioned the girth to break: the Latisfaction of the whole congregapoor iad, kicked by the horse, and tion, descended from the pulpit, dashed against the pavement and and united the happy pair in the walls, then fell mangled and life. holy bands of matrimony, Jess to the ground, a horrid spectacle!

Ipswich, March 26.

As three chaises were going from Suffolk Allizes, March 21.

March, in the Ise of Ely, to Wisa

hech mari, on Saturday morning. FARQUIER ESQ. v. Crowfoot.

the 5th inst, one chaise was overThis action was brought for the turned down the bank, through the recovery of the sum of vol. being careless and audacious behaviour of the purchase-money of a pair of bay the three drivers racing. The postcoach geidings, hought of the de boy of the last chaise being defendant, and warranted sound; it termined to gain ground on the appeared, however, that one of the two fift, drove on, and pasting horses proved broken-winded; in them with great speed on the road, consequence of which, the plaintiff before they came to the bank, one returned them, but they were fent of the ladies called, and desired him back again by the defendant, and not to drive so fast, observing that of the former refusing to take them it was dangerous, and they were in, were kept at an inn for the space 11or in any hurry. To this the hero of fix weeks, when they were fold of the whip paid no attention, but by public auction, to defray the ex kep: his pace, which exasperated pences, &c, one of which produced the other drivers, that they were at this fale 181. and the other 131. determined to re-pass him, which After hearing a number of wit they did on the narrow and most nesses on both Gdes, in which no tremendous part of the bank, by small degree of jockeyfhip was which means the chaise, in which evinced, the one party contending were three ladies of March, was for the soundness, and the other for thrown down the bank with great the unfoundness of the animal, at violence, 22 feet nearly perpendithe time he was sold by the defen cular ; the ladies were terribly cut dant, a verdict was given for the and bruised, and the chaise dashed plaintiff for 25l. together with the to pieces.. overplus of what the horses were the second time sold for, after de.

Newcastle, March 26, fraying the expences of keeping On Monday morning, a gentleand sale.

man trotted his mare, for a wager, from the Globe inn at Cocker.

mouth, to Bransty-Arch. He was A fingular circumstance took allowed an hour and a quarter, but place at $t. Botolph Church, performed it in fifty-nine minutes. Bishopsgate - street, While the The distance is thirteen miles and clergyman was preaching, a jolly three-quarters.

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339 estered

A recent circumstance at Hoath

Hill, a promontory at the north Friday last, Mr. Wilson, of New es bound ta

side of the bay of Dublin, must add castle, undertook to ride his. cart
to the numerous conjectures re horse over the King's Hundred
specting the nature of the wood Course, on the Town Moor, dis..,
cock.

tance three miles and fixty yards, urhale con

The man who attends the light carrying fixteen stone fix pounds,

house, whilst trimming his lamps borteman's weight, in nine minutes PPY paire

lately, was furprised by a violent and one half; the race-ground was 00:00

stroke against the outside of very wet, and high odds

the windows, which broke a pane against the horse. He ran the first fwrich , Musik of plate glass, cast for the place,

two miles and forty yarıis in fix were gog

and more than three-eighths of an minutes, and five seconds; and the of Elif inch thick. On examining the

last mile and twenty yards ją two balcony which surrounds the liglit, minutes and iwenty-six seconds, Chaile van he found a woodcock, which liad making the whole eight minutes, Enk, the

Aown with such violence as to break and thirty-one seconds.

his bill, head, breatt-bone, and acing. The

both wings. The fame man had Same day as Mr. B. D. Cock, baile being

often found birds which had killed was driving a curricle round Camthemselves by Aying against the

den-place, near Bath, the horses, windows, but never before knew in consequence of being too much the glass to be injured.

curbed, became restive, and one

of them having broke the bar, One day last week, as a man was

suddenly dashed over a precipice

upwards of a hundred feet deep, by aud turn of Brightling, he discovered a bad which the gentleman was literally Torben ger lying balking himself on a fun. dashed to pieces, the curricle de.

stroyed, and the horses' killed on ich eine sed on fight of the man, who fol. the spot. Mr. Cock has left a lowed the beast as long as he could

beautiful and affectionate wife with track him, and then went for Mr. two young children, to lament his Fuller's hounds, which foon ftruck shocking fate. Previous to his into the scent, and after an excel going out, he endeavoured to prelent chase of two hours, they come

vail on Mrs. C. to accompany him, up with him, and kept him at bay

for the purpose of taking the air, till he was sacked, in order to be but, happily, she declined acceptturned out for a future day's sport. ing the prefling invitation.

March 28. A fingular accident happened On Thursday afternoon, at three last week, in the Phænix Park, near s'clock, a match took place be Dublin.-Two persons mounted on tween two young men to walk a spirited beasts, and driving at full

mile on the South Lambeth road. speed, in opposite directions, very ning, 2 for three guineas a-side, The fa unluckily met, in so exact a line,

that their respective beasts struck a al Coll the ground in eight minutes and head to head, with so great and fatwenty-five seconds. The wioner tal an iinpetus, that both

killed in an instant. The riders eine mio present, accomplished the mile were thrown to some distance, and

one of them, we are informed, was . dangerously wounded.

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Sporting Intelligence. Lately as two boys at Haydon PATRIARCHIAL LONGEVITY. Bridge, in Northumberland, who

At a hamlet called Portway, in had been watering a pair of horses, the parish of Rowley Regis, in the agreed to have a race. They were

county of Stafford, are now regoing at full speed, when the fore

siding a Poftdeluvian, pair, the most horse leaped over the parapet husband upwards of one hundred of the bridge; the latter followed ;

age,

and the wife more one of the riders fell into the wa

than ninety. They have been marter; the other clung for some time

ried more than threescore and ten, to the parapet, when he also

and have had fix fons, all now liv. dropped in. It is a very singular

ing. The person who vouches for event, that neither the boys nor

the authenticity of this fact, is one the horses received the least injury; of those sons, and now a broker in though, from all the circumstances,

Birmingham : but what conduces nothing short of destruction to the

to crown the anecdote is, that this whole might have been apprehen very son, who though but fifty ded.

years of age himself, has brothers bordering upon feventy, and was

in the state of wedlock twenty years Lately died in Scotland, James with one of the largest women in Anderson, a well-known itinerant England, who never bore hiin a tinker, at the astonishing age of child; but during the lapse of his 114 After carrying his budget matrimonial state, he has had no fince his fourteenth year, time at

less than ten illegitimate bantlings laft made a hole in his mortal kettle, sworn to him as the father, and which death consigned to the com

he takes no little pride in proving mon dross of nature, in the hope

that he himself has not been of being melted down and refined brought into the world without by the Universal Founder.

fulfilling the first great commandment, " increase and multiply.”

March 30.

The daching Mr. Wharton has

become a bankrupt. His foxOn Thursday se’onight, as a youth

hounds, hunters, brood-mares, &c. of Spalding, went to water his

have all felt the flourishing stroke master's horse, in the river Welland

of the auctioneer's hammer. (which runs through that town) at a place not frequently used for that purpose, the animal, either through

The proprietor of one of the fright, or having stumbled into a

gaming houses at the west end of hole, plunged into the water, and

the town, was a few years a waiter

at a house of the same description, threw the young man therein ;

and within the last three years bas notwithstanding. great exertions

realized by his bufiness, the sum of were used, and it was in the midst of the town, through the rapidity fifty thousand pounds. of the stream his life could not be saved; for, in a Mort rime, he ruok A young baronet, just come to more to breathe.

- What the poffeffion of his paternal estate, makes the circumstance more sin. lately loft, at a Gngle fitting, in a gular is, out of several persons af gaming house in St. James's-Itreci, Lembled on the occasion, none could the enormous sum of forty-five Swim

thousand guineas to a banker's lon.

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And corn, which was design'd the Staff of

life, Is taken from the bellies of the poor, And wasted on the noddlc.

CROP.

MOTHER PUNCH-BOWL;

OR, The Modern Mode of Punib-making.

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Whether 'tis nobler in the mind o suffer The plague of powder, and loquacious bar.

bers, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by the scissars end them?-To dock,

to crop, No more ;-and by a crop to say we end The head-ach, and those artificial cares The head is heir to ;-'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wilh'd. -To dock,-10

crop ;

3To crop ! perchance cut;-aye, there's

the rub; For being cropp'd how many friends may

cut us When we have cast off powder and a tail, Must give us pause: There's the respect That makes our sufferance of so long life ; For who would bear the waste of time and

clothes, The powder*d cape, the back besmeard

with grease, The pang of cash mifpent, the barber's de

lays, Their insolence of office, and the jests The beau in patience from such praters

bears, When he himself might his quietus make With the bare scifars? Who would pow

der wear, To stink and (wcat under the greasy weight; But that the dread of something after crop.

ping," Of being cut for raffs, or the rank name Of black-hair'd democrat, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we

have, Than Ay to others that we know not of? ,

VOL, VII. No, XLII.

Two tedious years of widowhood,

Experience fore had taught her, That youthful blood at fixty-five

Keeps wonien in het water.

the mi

And sure it is within that breaft,

Which grief so late had troubled, Enough to scald a widow's veins,

That same bot water bubbled.

So straight a second spouse she took,

A true and BRITISH SPIRIT,
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