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The Feast of Wit ; of, Sportsman's Hall. of the gardener's poetry, asked, Progreffive abstinence, it seems him what he had written upon is the advertiser's plan, hy which, the statutes of Cephalus and Pro- without shocking the peculiar cris; upon which the gardener delicacy of the nervous tyftem in turned to his common place. the female habit, he pledges him. book, and read as follows: self, in twelve months, to reduce " He bent his how, and he shot at randomi any lady of tafte and feeling, from And killed his wife for a memorandum." a bottle of gin or brandy to a

folitary dram of each per day ! ! A few days fince, a gentleman went to one of the coach offices A gentleman, in one of the at the west end of the town, to provincial papers, begins an adtake a place for Southampton, vertisement

vertisement in the following and upon his telling the clerk words :-“ A geatleman wants a that his name was SALMON, the companion down into matrimony; Jatter jocularly observed, that he he proposes setting out with all supposed he meant to travel in expedition; he intends going the bakker.

part of the common turnpike, or

interest road, and striking out in A poor woman went to a pawn. the forest of Love about half broker's thop, ia Saint Giles's, way. His fellow traveller must and asked the lender of money if be healthy, not too fat for the he had any second-hand Chifts journey, and, for the sake of conNo, replied the democratic rogue, verfation, the chartier the better, but you thould apply to the Mi. &c. &c. nifter; for he has more Mifts than all the pawnbrokers in England. A bookfeller at Paris, withing

to send fome copies of the new In fome exceedingly fine poetry, conftitution into the departments, ia praise of a very pretty woman, paying the fame postage as for the poet calls her an immortal the ordinary journals-was reo soaft. We hope the poet is pof. fufed by the office, upon the ob.. Seed of an everlasting bottle. je&tion that the constitution was

not a periodical work." There One of the innkeepers in the I beg your pardon," replied the county of York must be a bold bookseller, " this is the third pea man: in a paper, a short time riodical number." fioce, he advertises - Robert -, having taken and entered A gentleman, fingularly re. upon those spacious and well. markable for his ugliness, passing accustomed premises The EMPRESS the Pont Neuf, at Paris, was met of Russia, hopes for the affift- by an elegant lady, who, in a ance and encouragement of all very gallant manner, requested gentlemen travellers, &c.” him to attend her to a distant

part of the city ; much elated by A moder# moralift is now ad- such an invitation, he accompa. vertifing a comfortable board. nied the lady through many ing house, for the receprion of freets, till at length they arrived Such WOMEN who, froin their at a statuary hop, when on the miscondu&t of drinking, and other master appearing, and equesting vices, rerder it imposible for their to know the lady's pleasure, ne hoybands to live with them, &c." (pointing to the gentle...an) re

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84 Ladies and their Puppies.---Lottery compared to Life. plied, * comme ça,!! (" like that) longill peaked nose, it will not and left the mop immediately ; di all do.

thi gentienvan, much surprised at * And nevertheless, after this the lady's abrupt departure, could advertisement is published, no

not help alking the statuary what more, if any person thould have * could be the reason;, who an. a little creature, that answers the

wered him thus:--This lady, character of the advertisement, Sic, is a very good customer of if they will please bec to remine, and has for fome years.em. member the direction, and bring ployed me to cast figures for her; it to Mrs. Smith, the person is now you must know, that, about not so provided, but that such a fix iweeks ago, the degred me to one will still at any time bę herecaft her a devil, of a peculiar de after, purchased." Icription ; but, in consequence of my not having a model ugly enough to make a mould from To the Editors of the Sporting I have begged the favor of lei to

Magazine, procure me one; and, after a te. rdious search, to my great-good

GENTLEMEN, luck, the lady has been fo forta. T Have been thinking that, as nate as to meet with you !"

I life is better

to your

could not entertain your reader's more agreeably than by a de picture of it

in your Magazine.in LADIES and their PÚPPIES !

The infant who has lived HE extrenie attachment (vegitated, if you please) only a I which the fair" sex have few months, and then dropped sometimes shewn to domestic into the grave, may be said to • animals, has feldom produced a have drawn a blank-The youth

more fingular advertisement than who has reached his 20th year, the following, which appeared will be deemed to have drawn a in the Daily Advertiser, in the 201. prize-The man of thirty course of the month of November, has been more fortunate; he has in the year 1774:

remained in the wheel till the

tickets were almost half drawn, AN EXCEEDING

and may, he rated at a prize of SPANIEL

1001, -He who reaches forty, in 4. ANY one that has (to dif- health and independence, has inpofe of) such a ope, either dog or deed been a successful adventurer, bitch, and of any colour or co. and may be ranked among the Toursy that is very: -SMALL, with a few..who get high prizes, and very short round snub nose, and good know how to enjoy them with ears;

decency and moderation. This, ** If they will bring it to Mrs. however, is the lot of very few ; : Smith, at a coach maker's, over and the man who attains the

age against the Golden Head, in offouy years, in an uninterrupGreat Queen-ftreet, Lincoln's:ted flow of health, and free of all Ion Fields, they may (if approved misfortune, is such a phenomeof) have a very good purchaser. non in the lottery of life, that he

*65 And to prevent any farther may well be deemed one of For. trouble, if it is not exceeding tune's favourites. SEMALL, and has any thing of a We have instances, however,

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Curious Qbfervations on the House Swallow. 85 of people who proceed peaceably, post sudden guras and quick, evo. and even happilyanfron the cradle wions. Avenues aud Jong to the grave. These are indeed walksa, under hedges, pasture the favourites of fortung (or of fields, and nown meads where nature, perhaps more properly) wattle graze, are ber affiduous who exist from the cablieft ages of delight, especially, if there are infancy to the latest ebb,of life, trees, interspersed because in heart, without a pang to.corrode meroudy aboiad. When a " „the hosom. But these instances is taken, a {mart, Inap from her

are Icarce, and the portion of bill. is diftinctly heard, like that misery dealt out to the generality from the spring in putting a of mortals is so equally, distribu watch-case, but the motion of ted, and so mingled with happi-l the mapdibles is too quick for ness, that while no one has much difcerament

the eyes cause of complaint, fcarce any. The swallow, probably the to the funeral, each party had an an hawk appears, with a flarill,

and mifery in this life. How fallwallows and martins about hin, This observation may have its who join, and pursue in a body,

foundation in fact, I will not buffering and striking their enepretend to say; 'but of this I am my until ihey have driven him certain, that no man who has from the village, darting down not from his own feelings, fome upon his back in rapid Aights, degree of happiness in this life, and rising in a perpendicularline, can have a rational prospect of in perfect-tecurity. This bird more fupreme Bliss in another. will also found the alarm, and In a word; “ to be good is to be

have been known to 'ftrike at cats happy"--and the man who has when they clime of the roofs of mott virtue, will find, to his du houses, or otherwise, approach "rable fatisfa&tion, that he has their nests.

Of each fpecies of kir unido, the Jottery of life. I am, Gentlemen, swallow alone washes on the wins,

by dropping into a pool for many of you. Your's, &c.

times together! 1 mit seiner T.B.

The following anecdotes are not much in favour of the swala

luw's fagacity, however : Curious OBSERVATIONs on the

ratier a pair of':hele HOUSE SWALLOW.

birds, built, for two year's coge

ther, on the handles of a pair of HE swallow

in. pattern of unwear against the cave boards of an old ried industry and affection, from out-house! what' is still stranger, morn till night, where there is a oibers built their rest on the family to be supported, 'the pafles wings and body of an owl that the whole day in Kimming close happened, by accident, to hang to the ground, and exerting the dead and dry from the rafter of a

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Sporis, &c. as Margate. barn. This owl, with the neft many of the benefits had been on its wings, and with eggs in the deficient, the manager generously neft, was brought as a curiosity gave the use of the theatre, free worthy the most elegant private of expence, on that night, for the museum in Great Britain. The general emolument of the per. owner, ftruck with the oddity of formers, whose benevolent pur. the fight, furnilhed the bringer pose was gratified by the attem. with a large shell, or conch, de. blage of an elegant and numerous firing him to affix it juft where audience. the owl had hung suspended. Last night also finilied the

The person did so, and the fol. amusements of the rooms, on lowing year a pair, probably the ! which occafion a genteel and refame pair of birds, built their spectable assemblage met to par. neft in the conch, and laid their take of the last trip eggs. The owl and the conch make now a strange grotesque

« On the light, fantalic toc." appearance, and are not the least When the usual hour of fufpend. curious fpecimen in that won.

ing the dance arrived, the Master derful collection

of art and of the Ceremonies, with his &: nature. Thus is inftin& in animals I lencing watch in one hand, and

the insignia of his office in the taken the least out of its way an

other, stept forward, and requeft. undistinguishing limited faculty, ing the attention of the company, and blind to every circumstance addressed them in an elegant partthat does not immediately respect ing speech, withing them health felf-preservation, or lead at once and happiness, and hoping to to the propagation or support of

mect them with the same plealing their species.

fatisfa&tion next year, as he had experienced this.

The company now retired to To the Editors of the Sporting an elegant soupel, on the invita. Magazine.

sion of Lord Eardley, at which Lady

Wafifted (the office GENTLEMEN,

being now vacant) as Mitress of Have taken the liberty of the Ceremonies--but alas! ele.

continuing my communica. gant address, and genteel deport. rion, which I thall be happy in ment, now yielded to noisy mirth, seeing registered in your Sporting and boisterous argumeni. We Recorder.

lamented the sudden traofition; Your's, refpc&fully,

we experienced with regret the

retreat so recently made, and Margate, CAPT. RAFPLE. found our only consolation to it Nov. 1795.

arise from the hope that, should

an union take place in conse. Our seafon has been fashion quence of some stolen glances and ably, although not numerously other circumstances of last night, attended ; yet there never was which have promoted the supporemembered so great a number of | Gition, the suavity of manners people at this place, so late in distinguishing one party, may ihe year, as there are at present. tend to corre&t the masculine ve.

The theatre closed an unpro. hemence and prominent turbufitable season last Friday: and as lence of the other. A consume

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87 mation mot devoutly to be withed, self in a thick bush ; but this for, not only at the libraries, but ftratagem was not executed with at every other place of her lady. | fufficient alertness to deceive the thip's resort.-But,

piercing eyes of these two eagles. “ Women will have their W KIMO."

They doubtless observed me; for they did not descend. Next day,

and for several days fucceffively, EAGLE SHOOTING.

I returned to my station, at break

of day. I posted myself in the From VAILLANT'S TRAVELS into thickét, but all my vigilance was

the Interior Parts of AFRICA. ' ineffectual. This buGiness was N the neighbourhood of the very laborious; because, to go

bay, very, improperly called and return, I was obliged to pals Blettenberg, I found means to the river iwice; and at these increase my colle&tion with fevetimes it was necessary to wait for ral beautitul birds, and even with

the ebbing of the tide. some new fpecics, which were

Tired out at last, as I wasted !

common here in the woods: but my time without being able to one which inore than onec pur

with me; and crossing the river, my patience to the proof, and

in the middle of the night, contad like to have cost me very

ducted then to a spot near the dear. It

was a baldebuzzard, trunk of an old tree, where I of a most beautiful species. This made them dig a hole three feet bird, of the genus of the cagle, wide and four deep. When it is alınost as large as the ospray.

was made, I placed myself in it; Every day I saw it hovering over

and having ordered them to cover my camp, bui at such a distance the hole over my head with a few that it could not be reached by a

sticks, a piece of a mat, and some ball, I however constantly ob

earth, I reserved only a small served its motinas; and I'made opening, sufficiently large for me a person always keep watch, and

to put my fusee through it, and never lose light of it. One day

to see the old trunk.. I then de. that I had crossed the Queur.

fired my people to return to the Boom, while walking along the camp.. Day approached, but the bank oppofte to that on which

cruel birds did not make their my camp stood, I perceived a appearance. The earth seeming number of beads, fragments of

to be newly thrown up, had no large files, and the bones and

doubt rendered them suspicious; remains of small antelopes, strewed and this was a circumstance which on the ground, near the rotten

I had not at first thought of. At trunk of an old trec. I imme.

the close of the night, I came diately concluded, that this must forth from my hole, and went to be the place where two of these pass a few hours at my camp; bald-buzzards had established their after which I returned, and inblery, or at least their ordinary terred myself as before. This haunt; and it was not long be expedient 1 continued for two fore I saw them foaring round in

days succellively, with much pathe air, at a great height. With.

tience. During that interval, the out loss of time, I concealed my.

fun had dried the cartb, and made

it all of one colour. About the . By come naturaliste, called the for middle of the third, I obferved eagle.

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