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43 It appeared in evidence, that It appeared by the evidence of the complainant had been married several witnesses, that the defen. near eighteen months at the time dant had paid his addresses to the the instituted the present fuit. plaintiff, a young woman of ex.

The counsel for the defendant emplary virtue, for about fix urged an objection to the farther months, and repeatedly promised progress of the cause. He ob- her marriage, both verbally and served, that, in all suits at law by letter. Confiding in these for the recovery of debts, and promises, the plaintiff had exe the redress of personal or private pended upwards of ten pounds in injuries, a term was limited for cloaths and other articles, prethe commencement of the action, paratory to her marriage, which because if the party did not infti was agreed to be solemnized on.. tute his or her suit within a rea. the 4th of May last. The defen. sonable time, the law would pre dant, without affigning any rea. fume that the debt had been salon, suddenly discontinued his tisfied or that the complaint was visits to the plaintiff, and aftergroundless and vexatious. With wards married a lady in York, respect to the complaint in quer-thire. tion, it was certainly of such a The defence to this action was, peculiar species, as to render it that the defendant never made, highly necessary, in order to enthe alledged-promise of marriage title the party to be heard, that in a serious and solemn manner, it should have been made in due and that the plaintiff could only time.

consider his courtdip as a joke. The counsel on the part of the The jury found a verdict: for plaintiff, contended, that there the plaintiff-Damages, 301. was no legal foundation for the objection in bar of įhe present LANCASHIRE ASSIZES, suit. The statute of limitation had no application to this case.

Crim, Con. It would be extremely cruel, and

BAILEY M, CARTER: highly unjust to convert the lady's forbearance into a crime. Her

This was an 'ation to recover complaint was not of a positive, from the defendant a satisfaction but of a negative kind, and there in damages, for criminal converfore was unlike all those suits to sation with the plaintiffs wife. which the statute of limitations Henry Jones proved the marapplied.

riage of the parties, and said that The case was ordered to stand the plaintiff had uniformly conover for farther consideration.

ducted himself towards his wife, like a tender and affectionate


Two witnefies proved that the Exeter Alizes.

defendant eloped with the plain

tiff's wife in the month of Nox WATTS versus THOMPSON. vember last, and that they had

This was an action to recover ever since. cohabited together as from the defendant a satisfaction man and wife in damages for a breach of On the part of the defendant, promise of marriage.

feveral witnesses were called, who


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Payne's Game of Drafts.---Origin of Crops. described the plaintiff to be a difficulties that arose in play duvery careless and inattenrive hus- ring his life-time; and fince his band, who seldom dined with his death, has been fought for with family and frequently flept out avidity (*though with little fucat night.

cess) upon every fimilar occaAn attempt was also made to fion. The republication of it, prove that he kept a lady of the therefore, in its present cheap and Cyprian Crps, but of that there portable form, cannot but be was no aiisfactory evidence.

agreeable to all. As it is conje The Juny after an hour's con plete in itself, any remarks or fultation, found a ve diet for the additions might be deemed superplaintiff-Damages, 201.

Auous; and it is on that account presented to the public in its

original state. Payne's Introduction to the GAME

of DRAUGHTS. Symonds, Price One Shilling.

ORIGIN of Crops. T is with no small degree of

To the EDITORS of the SPORTING satisfaction, we announce а new edition of this interesting

MAGAZINE little book to the admirers of the

GENTLEMEN, agreeable Game of DRAUGHTS. OLOMON fays, that there We have used our utmost endea is nothing new under the vou!'s to procure a copy of it, lun;" and this lath been witha prior to the present edition, for me a maxim of such importance, the purpose of making extracts that whenever any folly or fafor our publication, but could fhion makes its appearance, I am not proceed ; and now, on a pe. able to trace it up to the higheit rural, we find it so replete with antiquity. Cropped 'heads ap: instruction, that it would be in.peared lately in London, and we justice to the manes of the author were told the other day, that a as well as interest of the pretent pretty large company of young publisher, to take from it any noblement suddenly took it into

their noddles, to cut the hair of As we perfectly agree in every their heads--- and perhaps they particular with what is set forth may think that they deserve credit in an advertisement prefixed to

for the invention of this elegant this edition of the pamphlet, we have given it also a place, that * Being very carce and dear for many cur readers may form their opi years. nion.

When the Duke of Bedford had attain.' ADVERTISEMENT.

ed his nineteenth year, he offered himself a

candidate to become a member of the club, $ A VERY few words are ne, at Broukes's, but was rejećied, on the princessary from the publisher of this ciple that it was contrary to the rules of new edition of Mr. Payne's celebra- the fociety to admit any person with a

strait head of hair; in conlequence of ted Treatise on the Game of which, his grace altered the appearance of Draughes, in order to introduce his head, and was then admitted without it to che admirers of that pleasant opposition. If expulsion was the confeand agreeable amusement. It is quence of resuming that fashion, the club

would be wonderfully docked, most of its well known to have been cooli.

respectable members having 'lately joined dered as a dernier refort in all the legion of Bedford Crops.



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Sports, &c. at Brighton.

45 fashion. But let us see how the murtherers and a faffins, God in his matter really stands.

infinite mercy grant, &c. &c. The Jews of old Sir, were

ANTIQUARIUS. very much inclined to idolatry, P. S. We read of one Absalom, and therefore their lawgivers who was banged by his long head forbade them all the customs and

of hair. Whether the crops have ceremonies of the Pagaus which adopted their fashion to prevent had any relation to their false a similar disaster, may be a ques. worship. We learn from Hero

tion for political societies. dotus, that the Arabians and neighbouring people, cut their hair round in honour of Bacchus, To the Editors of the SPORTING who wore his fo. And therefore

MAGAZINE. it is said, (Leviticus xix. v. 27,) u Ye fhall not round the corners

GENTLEMEN, heads.It is likewise said LEASED with the favorable in Jeremiah ix, 26, (according to reception you gave my last, the Vulgate, and the Hebrew,) I am induced to send you the “ I will punish Egypt, Judah, following, which, if found worEdom, and they that dwell in the thy a corner, it will be considered wilderness, who wear there haircut

as an additional obligation conround.''

ferred on, Gentlemen, Here you see, is every antient authority for the crops.


Your's &c. whether the present fashion ori.

A SUBSCRIBERA ginated with the worshippers of

Brighton, Bacchus, I shall not pretend to September 29, 1795. determine : but as the noble crop. ping, mentioned above, took Os Wednesday, as the Princess place after dinner, there is some of Wales and another lady, were reason to think Bacchus had his taking their morning's drive share, because that is the time about the town, in a phæton and when his worshippers are warmest pair, one of the horses fell in in their devotion; and it is well West-ftreet, but happily without known that the service of that producing the smallest injury, or deity has a peculiar influence on creating any degree of alarm in the head, and often makes it her Royal Highness.

A curious circumstance occur. As I do not mean to enlarge on red here yesterday :---Sir John this subject by giving you a pro. Lade, for a triling wager, un, gressive history of crops, I shall dertook to carry Lord Chormon. only mention that the act revived dely on his back, from opposite to in the last century, during the the Pavillion twice round the usurpation of Cromwell, were Steynę. Several ladies attended .called round heads, being men at. as fpectators of this extraordinary tached to republicanism; but in feat of the dwarf carrying the a few years the restoration took giant. When his lordship de. place, and many of those crops clared hiinself ready, Sir John not only lost the shape of their desired him to Arip," Strip!" heads, but the heads themselves ; exclaimed the other; why and that may be the case with all surely you proposed to carry me

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Sports, &c. at Brighton. in my clothes !"-". By clown, he was obliged, notwithmeans,” replied the baronet ; | ftanding the power of his wooden 6 I engaged to carry you, but not wand, and against all the acknow. an inch of clothes! So there- ledged rules of pantomimical fore, my lord, make ready and inagic, to flink out of the room. let us not disappoint the ladies." Young Lascelles was very well After much laughable altercation, in his fainting fits, and fupported it

was at length decided that Sir the fine lady with some spirit, in John had won his wager ; the which he was affifted by his fair peer declined to exhibit in puris military protage. naturalibus. The play-house, for some time

The fine weather feems now to past, has been chiefly engaged in benefits, rather improperly fo

have departed for the season, and called, unless after the Irish fa. disagreeable in England without

as this place is perhaps the most fhion, of gaining a lofs. Some London performers of eminence all on the wing for the metropolis,

it, the multifarious company are are occasionally brought down during the season, and, after their don as full as a Vicar's belly, and

The stage coaches go up to Lon: departure, the luckiest circum- return as empty and comfortless ftance for attracting company to as a Curate's kitchen. The proprovincial actors, is a rainy.even.

menade on the Steyne is thinly ing. The 'season seems alto to attended, aš Æolus' takes the be unfavourable to Bernard, the liberty, and that very abruptly, manager; whofe preparations for of exposing the legs of the ladies ; a play are likely, at any time, to

which amounts to a prohibition be disappointed, when it inay suit of the tabbies, from any movement a few of the inhabitants to put a beyond the precincts of the card veto on the performance.

table ; where they pray for the

intervention of kings and knaves, Among the curious and droll as occasionally fuils their imme? efrcumstances that took place at diate purposes. the' cáftle on the masquerade The balls at the ship, have evening; the peopie whose curi. been, generally speaking, but ofity had 'led them round the porthinly attended this season: the tico'nf the inn, took the greatest causé is thus affigned the land liberties with all the little dif. lord, not having the fear of refrigüised orange girls and chamber.bution before his eyes, did wil. maids. A poor unfortunate punch fully arrest an officer, belonging was parted by the mob, and, after to the camp ; which was confiRäking a most rapid course across dered as an offence against every the Steynė, was obliged" to seek generous principle, by the Prince, for cover in one of the libraries, and every gentleman, military where he was" timely rescued by 1 and social; inasmuch as the party a spórring Lieutenant Colonel, alluded to had expended considerwho did not think that 'the punch | able fums at the house. The was fair'game. One of the harle confequence of this imprudent guins was obliged to make a change step has been, that the balls at from his motley dress to a domino; this house have not paid the bör being soon recognised by a expeuces,


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