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Swaffham Coursing Meeting.


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Mr. Hamond's Quiver, again A

Mr. Woodley's Whisper, i zui.
Begins on Monday, NOVEMBER 9, 1795,

Sir John Berney's Vellum,
Unleft prevented by frost or fnoru, against Mr. Hyde's Yellow Boy,

in which case the meeting will be i gui. held the first open Monday, in, or

Mr. Micklethwaite's Tedeciah, after November,

again? Mr. Maynard's Ibi, I and

2 bye. THE ORFORD CUP. Mr. Colhoun's Absalom, aThe greyhounds which start for the gainst Mr. Forby's Zadock, i

gui. cup, must be entered with the secretary, on Monday, the first day

2d. SMEE. of the November Meeting, be

TĦURSDAY, 12th. tween the hours of feven and eight Mr. Woodley produces a grey. o'clock in the evening.

hound and puppy against Mr. GeoRGE NELTHORPE, Efq. Crowe, a greyhound and puppy, Prefident.

I gui. each, and 3 bye.

Sir John Sebright produces a

greyhound and puppy against Mr.

Hare, a greyhound and puppy,
R. Nelthorpe's Kite, against i gui. each, and 2 bye.

Mr. Denton's Now-or Mr. Hamond produces a grey-
Never, i gui.

hound against Mr. Colhoun, 1 Mr. Nelthorpe's Kestrel, a

gui. and i bye. gainst Mr. Tyffen's Tafty, I gui. Mr. Maynard produces a grey

Sir John Sebright's Prog, a hound and puppy, against Mr. gainst Mr. Forby's Zany, i gui. Motteux a greyhound and puppy,

Mr. Coppin's Cupid, against gui. each, and 5 bye. Mr. Pottinger's Diana, i gui.


FRIDAY 13th, SATURDAY, 14th. TUESDAY, 10th. • Mr. Holt's Blunderbuss, against

THE OR FORD CUP Mr. Whittington's Goliah,

Will be run for annually in and 2 bye. · Marquis Townsend's Ever November, by greyhounds which

are the property of the members green, against Mr. Galway's Hal

of the Swaffliam Courfing Socie. ty, i gui.

Mr. Woodley's Win-it, against ty, the Wiltshire, Berk thire, LinMr. Motteux's Light-foot, i and colofhire, and Yorkshire Societies,

under the following reftrictions :
i bye.
Mr. Maynard's Ilinglass, against tart for the same shall be entered

That the greyhounds which
Mr. Holt's Brittle, I and 2 bye.
Mr. Parsons's Moggy, against the first day in the November

with the secretary, on Monday, Mr. Copper's Xcellent, i and 1

Meeting, between the hours of bye. SMEE.

seven and eight o'clock in the

evening. WEDNESDAY IIth.

That there shall not be more Mr. Hare's Regulator, against than fixteen greyhounds to run Mr. Crowe's Susanna, I gui. for the cup; that if more thall


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Swaffham Coursing Meeting,


be entered the name of every | nagement and direction of Mr. greyhound fhall be put on a piece Hamond, who may chuse any of paper, and all of them put into place in Weftacre, or Walton the cup, and then drawn out Field, as he thinks proper. singly till the number left is re.

That all the winning grey duced to fixteen. In like man. hounds of the matches for the ner, Mould there be more than cup, on the first Westacre day, eight, and less than sixteen, the Mall run again the next day on tickets fhall be drawn ou singly the Smee, under the direction and till the number be reduced to management of Mr. Forby, who eight, which eight shall be deemed may fix on any place he thinks the greyhounds entitied to start proper, which has hitherto been for the cup. The secretary tall included by the meeting on the then cause the tickets to be drawn smee day. fingly out of the cup, the first That the winning greyhounds and second to run together the on the Smee, shall run again the first match; the third and fourth next day in Narford, Narborow, the second match ; and so on till or on the Smee, as shall be agreed they are all drawn out of the cup. to by the majority of the society

That if any of these greyhounds present, in the field under the di thus drawn to ruo together, be rection and management of Mr. to disabled between the time of Forby; and the two winning drawing the tickets and running greyhounds thall run the next the matches, as to pay forfeit; day at Weftacre, under the dithe greyhound receiving the for-rection and management of Mr. feit, shall be deemed the winner Hamond ; and if the judges Mall of his match, and the person pay not think the race a decisive one, ing the forfeit, shall produce an. they shall direct and order a feother greyhound to run against cond, and, if necessary a third, the reputed winner, for one gui. till the winner can be fully ascernea, but the substituted greyhound tained. is to have no chance for the cup, That, as it is necessary to have though he wins his match. every course determined, three

That every, greyhound pro judges thall be appointed, by the duced for the cup, shall be (bona majority to determine the race. fide) the property of the gentle That any member of the Wilt. inan who runs him, and who must fhire, Berkshire, Lincoln hiren not enter inore than one grey. and Yorkshire Coursing Societies, hound,

Mall have liberty to enter a grey. That every owner of the grey. hound for the cup, on paying hound entitled to run for the cup one guinea and a half entrance, fhall pay one guinea entrance to and declare the greyhound to be the fecretary, and fall be obliged (bona fide) his own property. to bet one guinea more with his a otagonist.

Lately died, in the 78th year of That all entrance money fhall his age, Mr. John Goose®, 65 be deposited, with the treasurer, as a fund for the purchase of a * The correspondent who communicated cup the following year.

the above, has favoured us with a few ingeThat all matches for the cup

nious lines to the memory of that eccentric Thall be run the first time on the have readily given a place to in our pocti

character, as also an epitaphy

, which we ært Weftacre day, under the ma.. cal Department of the presènt Number.



The Rights of Brute Creatures. years the parish clerk of Swaff- fure and pain, these beings must han, in Norfolk, and the KING

have rights, and those riglirs must of all PARISH CLERRs in his time. limit the liberty and rights of He was celebrated for being a man. If it be true that one man good pfalm-smiter, and ringer, has not a right to injure another but much more celebrated as a it is also true that

man has jolly companion, a great admirer no right wantonly to injure or of black ftrap, and a staunch one torinent any other animal. at the heel of an evening.

There can only be one satisface tory reason given, for the practice

of man's taking away the life of Rights of. BRUTE CREATURES. other animals even for food, and

this is--the condition of other To the Editor's of the Sporting animals is not made worfe by the Magazine,

exercise of this fupposed right.

Were man to confine himself for GENTLEMEN,

food to finple vegetables, and

ber of your admirable per. course of nature, it is certain that formance, a few observations on many would be produced, and as brutal treatment to horses and

many would perish, and the scarcity oxen, it led me into the follow

of vegetables would cause them ing train of reflections on the to perish, even at a more early subject, which, if they may be age than i hey are now putto death, found worthy of insertion, by so and with lengthened misery. For doing you will confer a particu- animals mult fare worse, when Jar obligation on one who is a man ceases to concern himself about fincere well-wisher and

their subsistence. Amongst other CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER. evils which they would in this Egham, O&t. 20, 1795.

care suffer, a most material one

would be the loss of the winter's The public inind has been provision, now collected for them much occupied by the discussion by man, and of so much foil as of the rights of man, in which would then be appropriated io much progress has been made, the growth of additional vegeta. whilft not the smallest attention bles for the use of man. Al. 'has been given to the rights of though, then, a real injury would other animals. It has been said accrue to animals by man's abthat human liberty consists in one staining from the ute of their man doing whatever does 10! flesh for food, yet does it not folo injure another man ; and it is af. 'low, that because benevolence firmed that one man has a right will warrant the taking of their to do whatsoever does not injure lives, they have no rights to be re. another man. Were man the Spected, but may lawfully be used only being in this fyftem capable in whatever way man pleases. of happiness and misery, this No, that same benevolence which), would not only be the truth, but under the circumstances stated, the whole truth of the case; but warrants the taking away of anias there are innumerable beings, mal life, imperiously forbids every befides man in the system, to wanton violerice, and every sportwhich we belong, capable of plea-ive injury

Rights of Brute Creatures,

41 It may be proved, that animals necessary, should be in Ai&ted with would gain nothing by being trembling, and life taken with freed from the knife of the buro folemnity. I object, therefore cher, but surely it can never be to every institution which makes proved that they can gain no killing a pleasure," as tending thing by being freed from every to blunt our fingibilities, and to violence and injury, nor effential harden our hearts; and of this to the fimply taking away of life. kind appear to be the amusements. The righis of animals, which of hunting, fishing, and shooting ; , ought to be respected and ac. understanding thele terms, as der knowledged by man, confifts in fcriptive of these occupations,

being exempted from every evil, only' so far as they are followed which is not occafioned by for amusement or pleasure*. fence, or unnecessarily attendant on As I am now attacking general, putiing them to reath," or in other custom, the delights of grave words, in general refervation and parson, and pious laymer, -in, Exemption from voluntary injury. which no haim was ever jina:

He who admits there rights of gined, I expect opposition and animals, nous allow, that what contempt. That oppofition I, ever lengthens the pains of death, invite ; and, that contempt I or accompanies them with terror brave; convinced that custom to aniinals, ought carefully to be fanctions every, enorinity, from, avoided.Some fowls are put to the baiting of bulls, to the mer. death in a very lingering and chandize and murder of Africans. cruel manner, because falhion, I wish to call the attention of forsooth, requires them to be your readers on the subject of placed with their heads on, upon our treatment of brutrs, a class' the table, as turkeys, &c.* The of beings which should be pecubaiting of bulls previously to their liarly guarded from injury of this being put to death, is an atrocity life, as we allow them no hope at which a humane man hud- of another,', Futurity offers no ders. The observation of every reftitution to the brutes' woich. individual will furnith him with perilh. Christians, I plead the innumerable examples of the caute.of suffering creatures, who, wanton violation of the rights of cannot appeal to law, whom nabrutes. To promote benevolent ture has made dumb, and who l'entiments, and a dérestation of therefore, want an advocate ! every species of cruelty, it is This is not a futject uncoonected indispensible, that pain, though with religion-by the treatment

we give to brute animals, our

future destination may be judged *. If our Sports are destructive, our of;--for-let us call to mind who fluttony is more fo, and in a more inhuman manner. Lobsters roafted alive, pigs whipped to death, fowls" fewed up, are testimonies of our outrageous luxury. I know nothing

* There is great difference between more Shocking or horrid, than the prof killing for food and for sport. To take pea of one of the kitchens of these human pleasure in that by which pain is indicted, savages, 'covered with blood, and filled if it is not vicious, is dangerous ;. and with the cries of creatures expiring in

every practice, which if not criminal in ittortures. If we kill an animal for our felf, yet wears out the sympathising lenge provision,', says the excellent Plutarch, I let bility of a tender mind, nuk tender hun ys do it with the meltings of compassion,

man nature proportionably less fit · foc and without tormenting it.'

fociety! GUARDIAS, VOL4. No. 61; ADVENTURER, VOL. II. No. 37.


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BELTON V. BELTON. judgment without mercy, who This was a fuit inftituted by have thewed no mercy;" and by Charles Belton against Phæbe, his whom it is declared, that wife, to obtain a sentence of dia merciful man is merciful to his

vorce a mensa et thoro, for adul. beast.'

tery with Benjamin Williams.

It appeared, by the depoficions

of a great number of witnelles, LAW REPORT.

that the plaintiff had been mar

ried to the defendant for upwards DOCTORS COMMONS. of ten years, and that his conduct

towards her had been uniformly

thiat of a tender and affectionate Adultery.

husband. In the month of AuCOOK V. COOK.

guft, 1793, the plaintiff became HIS was a fuit inftituted by acquainted with Mr. Benjamin

wife, to obtain a sentence of dia was in the constant habit of vorce a mensa et thoro for adultery coming to his house, and enjoyed with Charles Halsey.

his hospitality and confidence. Several witnesses proved the In September last, the plaintiff marriage of the parties, and that consented that the

that the defendant they had four children.

should go to Margate for a few The depositions to prove the weeks, accompanied by Mr. Wil. charge of adultery were then liams. They accordingly set off read. It appeared that Mr. Hal-for that place, but neither of sey was an officer in the navy, them ever returned to the plainand had for many years been an tiff's house. intimate acquaintance of the Two female servants proved, plaintiff, at whose house he lodged that the defendant and Mr. Wila while in town. The plaintiff liams had slept together in the having occasion to go to Holland, same bed for several nights. to tranfact some business, left his The learned Judge pronounced kouse and family to the care of a sentence of divorce from bed bis supposed friend, Mr. Halsey. and board, during the natural He was absent about two months, lives of the parties. and on his return found that his wife had eloped with Halsey. "

Divorce. Two female servants'at an inn A suit has been lately instituted' on the Kent Road, proved that, by a lady of considerable fortune the defendant and Mrs. Halsey against her husband, to obtain a came there and ordered a bed, in sentence of divorce a vinculo maa which they flept together. They trimonii, upon a charge of impo. passed for man and wife.

tency. The defence to this fuit was a

It was stated, by the counsel plea of recrimination and cruel for the complainant, and admit treatment, but there was no evi-ted by the advocates on the other dence to sustain this side, that the lady's fortune upon

The judge pronounced sentence her marriage was upwards of of separation from bed and board soool. and that the defendant, at during the natural lives of the hat time, possessed, only a mall parties.

leasehold eftate.


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