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object of serious confideration to but the contrary of this, io ob. 'the public, and worthy the notice viate the evils I have already of the legislature, I am induced complained of, Mould be adopted to send you the following extract, here. which I have taken from a letter “ It may not be amifs, in this just published on this subject, ad place, to give some probable con. dreffed to Francis Annefley, Esq. je Eture of what are the prefont M.P. by the Rev. Dr. Barry; in number of dogs in this country, which the author has examined with a view of ascertaining, in the matter with great candour, fome degree, what would be the thrown out a number of well di. annual poduce of a small impost gested bints, and combined a judi. on each : supposing then that we cious measure of state policy with fix the number of people in En. a laudable zeal for the interest of gland at eight millions, and if we humanity.
may be allowed to calculate the "Of taxation, in the present nunber of houses, by the number circumstances of the country, of people, and give five people to even the very mention requires every house, it would make the an apology ;-but when it is only number of houses to be one miloffered, by way of substitute for lion fix hundred thousand! If others, more objectionable, and thev, this statement be admitted Hef, productive, I can have very as a fair one, the next onject will Jitrle helilation, Sii, in cordially be to make fome estimate of the propofing it for you serious at number of dogs, by the number, tention and carnest endcavours. of hovfes; that there are many That fuch a tax is as practicable houses in every city, town, and as any other, cannot admit of the village, without even one of these smallest doubt ; fince every per. animals to each, is a fact most fon might be required to enter readily allowed; but when the his dog on the same list, and un. greyhounds, fox hounds, terriers, der the fame regalations, as he and sporting dogs of every del would tris horse, or otherwise to cription, which are kept in such take oat a licence for keeping profusion all over the kingdom, it, in the fame way as he is now are taken into the account, it does called upon to do for the use of not appear as very improbable, hair powder; and every dog thus that if the aggregate collection of licensed, Mould have a number: dogs were equally apportioned, ed collar placed round his oeck ; that there would be found and fuch as was found at large adequate number to supply each without this badge of distinction, honfe with one. Thould either be destroyed, or else “ You will perceive, Sir, that detained, for the purpose of I have ventured on this point detaining its owner, to fine or rather hypothetically, and canpunishment.-A tax on dogs has not therefore pretend to draw any long been establihed in the Ille certain conclufion from it ; but of Man; indeed, that, and another if I hive not wandered in this on publicans, constitute the whole particular very far from the truth, of is domestic taxation *. Sport. and the calculation is congidered ing dogs are rated in much greater as reasonable, the number of proportion than common ones; dogs, would in that case, plainly * Vite Robertson's Tour through the
amount to as many as the nuin. Ils of Mar
ber of houfes; and if we afford to
Cumberland Hunt. Carlifle Races.
every dog, large and finall to. Cuinberland Hunt and Carlisle gether, fixpence a week for his Races.No former meeting has food ; it would amount, in the exceeded, and few have equalled whole, to the yearly sum of two this, either in number or respec. millions, and eighty thousand tability. The diversion in the pounds, an income not very much field, and the sport on the surf exceeded in the absolute; expen: were excellent, although the wea. diture for the maintenance of all ther proved unfavourable ; not the parochial poor of Englandt so much, however, as to prevent And if only five fhillings were the gentlemen froin going out Jevied on each dog, suppo Gng the each hunting morning with Mr. present number to be still retain Wai wick's hounds. In the hours ed, it would produce the enor: of focial enjoymeni, nothing but mous annual revenue of four mirth, united with the most perhundred thousand pounds! but feet cordiality, prevailed. " There admitting, for the sake of argu. man was endear'd uuto man,” and
“ income was collected, or, if, you The balls please, only one balf of that, which by a most brilliant display, of would be an hundred thousand beauty, elegance, and fashion; pounds annually, surely, it would while gaiety and good humour well answer the purposes of tax were the leading features of the ation,!!
dance. -Nine new members were elected ; Henry Howard, Esq. and Henry Fletcher, E14. ap
pointed stewards for the meeting 9o the EDITOR$ of the SPORTING MAGAZINE.
Mr. Hill's mare
Mr. Hutton's Publication, which is held in
Mr. Mangle's great estimation among the sport
3 ing circles in our city, ailow me to request the insertion of the Mr. Lumley's ch filly · following trifles; and, if apo
Mr. Milburn's b horse proved, I shall take the liberty
drawn of transmitting, at a future oppor
SATURDAY. tunity, many articles that may
Sir W. Hainilton's b c perhaps be found highly interest
Mr. Clifton's b. Mare ing to the generality of your nu
FOR THE SILVER WHIP. merous readers.
Capt. Hill's b h Shufile sitI am, Gentlemen,
Mr. W. Losh's br mare 24-Ma. Your well-wisher, jor Dalzel's ch. g. 3d. A FRIEND OF THE TURF, Carlisle, Nov. 3, 1795.
The following remarkable in
stances of longevity are extracted CUMBERLAND HUNT.
from the parimh register of Dis. The Egremont meeting is to fington, near this town;-the be ou the 14th of December, refpective deaths happened be.
Saturday last concluded the tween the end of the year 1784 VOL. VII. No. XXXVIII.
of next year.
2 : 2
84 83 85
Tbeatrical Register.. and that of 1794-a period of ten
Sir Charles Tanjore dying, years. It is a small parish con. leaves Emmeline, an only daughtaining only about three square ter, with a fortune of soool. per miles.
annum, under the guardianship of
YEARS Proje&t, an unprincipled (peculift, Catherine Dixon, aged 84 who, ultimately failing in some Sarah Crofthwaite
very extenlive fraudulent plans, William Nicholson 86 is arrested and lodged in the Elizabeth Bacon
82 King's Bench.Emmeline forms Isabella Nicholson
88 an early attachment for Captain John Crofthwaite
93 .Arable, to whom she is about to Abigail Greggs
give her hand in marriage, when Joshua Barwife
86 the union is broke off in conse, Mary Marshal
quence of some family quarrel. Elizabeth Grayson 99
He goes abroad : and she is so Francis Harrison
much affected at the cruel sepaThomas Waite
86 ration, that the contracts an illRobert Saul
ness, which is followed by a feJonathan Herring
ver and mental derangement; Jane Barnes
recovering, however, Project, William Benson
who has applied part of her for. James Musgrave
80 tune to his own purposes, keeps Mary Monkhouse
her confined under various preHenry Bacon
96 texts, with an intention of forcing Mary Todd
88 her to marry his coulin ; until,
at length, by means of Cecilia
and Jack Arable, the escapes: THEATRICAL REGISTER.
Alderman Arable, an agricul.
tural speculift, has long been imCovent-Garden, Nov.9. posed upon by Project: but, be.
ing at Jength convinced of his New comedy, called Specu- villainy, fends him to prison for
LATION, from the sprightly having embezzled the fortune of pen of Mr. Reynolds, was per his niece, Emmeline, and bestows formed, for the first time, on Sa her hand on Captain Arable, the turday evening; the principal object of her choice, although he characters of which were thus had previously intended her for represented :
own son, Jack Arable. Tanjore, Mr. Lewis
Tanjore, after having dissipated Alderman Arable, Mr. Quick,
an ample fortune at the gaming. Project,
Mr. Munden, house, is sent to India by Sir Jack Arable,
Mr. Fawcett, Sir Frederick Faintly, Mr. Claremont,
Charles: but, failing in his purCaptain Arable, Mr. Middleton.
suits, and escaping from prison LadyCatherine Proje&, Mrs. Davenport,
there, he returns to England Cecilia,
Miss Mansel, pennyless. He is the principal Emmeline, Miss Wallis,
means of exposing the dishonesty The Scene is laid in London and its of his cousin, Project, to Aldervicinity:
man Arable, and thereby gains The plot is far from being his esteem. Being sent to the systematic; the following are the King's Bench prison for the prominent features of it, as far amount of a taylor's bill, he gets as we coild collect them: into the same apartment with
99 Project, each of whom depends holds up to ridicule various cufon the other for the means of toms of life which ought to be liberation the latter, until this despised, and a series of venal ti.ne, fuppofing Tanjore to have il pursuits which call for the execome home from India iminense cration of every liberal and honest ly rich, Before inatters are pro
mind. perly explained, a curious scene Alderman Arable (a citizen takes place between them, which and farmer) is an original, wellis terminated by the Alderman conceived character; it is a satire releasing Tanjore, and leaving on those persons who quit purProject in the college, as it is wit suits adapted to their capacities tily termed.
and education, for others with A rich relation of Tanjore which they are totally unacnow returns from India, who efe quainted. The Alderman, heing fectually relieves him from his ignorant of the business of a farembarrassments, and marries his mer, is every way imposed upon: fifter, Cecilia, with which, and but we have no doubi he will, in the union of Emmeline with the end, produce a very abundant Captain Arable, the whole cone
His fon, Jack Arable, is a ftuSuch is the outline of a piece, dent of law, to which he pays on the merits of which we confess very little attention. His keen ourselves under some difficulty to touches at the profeflion afford form a decisive opinion. It much pleasantry, and the manner abounds in farcical incidents, in which he expressed his dilinwhich rapidly succeed one ano. clination to frequent Westminster ther, with very little attention to Hall, which he describes as a consistency or nature : but if
market full of black cattle, attendreason wanders ungratified, rilie ed by very few buyers, almost bility meets with ample indul, convulsed the audience with gence; and in most of our po- laughter. pular modern comedies, the cur. The characters of Enmeline, rency of the latter is accepted in Project, and Tanjore, ale sketched lieu of the sterling value of the in the account of the plol. The former.
latter is a gay and elegant por• Mr. Reynolds has fpeculated trait. very extenlively in wit, it is The Epilogue is a dissertation therefore not at all astonishing on modern fanions and customs. that in many of his adventures It is well written, and was admi. he should miscarry. The lan. rably spoken by Lewis. guage is certainly very sprightly, The performers were all very well adapted to make an audience happy in their exertions ; each merry, and displays many traits of them felt a cousiderable degree of original humour and genius ; of interest in the success of the in a few instances, however, we Speculation. recognized some old friends, but The comedy was received with not without new faces.
the most universal tokens of ap• In no part does the author lose probation we ever witnessed, and fight of moral Speculation ; poetical was given out for a second repre• justice is every where diipeosed, fentation, amidst the reiterated and the whole conveys a very plaudits of a crouded audience. excellent lesson to mankind, as it N2
were he to hazard the attempt. The popular performance at Mr. Dibdin's manner in the dethis theatre of mirth, rank fore livery of the diction, is not the most among the fashionable en most advantageous to the effect tertainments of the day. It con of his enteriainment-it is, by fists of an olio of satire, ridicule, far, too precipitate, and thence humour, music, and song, which frequently blundering and :imthe author calls Will o' the Wisp. perfect. A little more time taken Like every other of Mr. Dibdin's in his speaking would be of ferformer productions of this ingeni. ous and Angular kind, the prefent performance affords food
for It is not true that Mrs. AbingJaughter, and creates no small don intends returning to the stage fare of admiration at the feriile from which she has withdrawn resources of the author's brain, herself near five years; sich in and his unwearied exertions in the patronage of her numerous the service of the public. The friends, who are equally zealous songs, which are the most valua for her happiness in her retireble part of all Mr. Dibdin's en ment, 'as they were a'nxious in tertainments at Sans Souci, have protecting her against that abuse, this year considerable variety, which is the invariable attendant and a few of them may be ranked on those who are favoured with among his most happy ballads. the approbation of a partial pubThe Sailors Fournal in particular lic. bids fair to rival Poor Jack, or
Envy will merit as its fhade pursue, any other of his fortunate nauti And, like the shadow, proves the fub. cal songs. The thought is deli
Itance too. cate and natural, and it is managed with great pathos and dex A poetical essay on modern terity. Mad Peg also has much play-writing, at present engages melody in it; among the humo. the attention of Peter Pindar. rous, those that pro mise to be the most popular, are Peggy O'Blar Mr. Cumberland has another ney, Mooring, Batchelors' Wives, play on the ftocks, which is exa the Dream, and the Town Crier. pected to be launched about the The rest are compofitions not de midale of January. void of merit, but they have not equally strong claims to commen Bannister, jun, has been fitting darion. The vehicle of the songs to Beechey' for his portrait.-The as usual, is a whimsical piece of likeness produced, in less than patch-work, made up of occafi. an hour, is so strong, that, if it onal strokes of satire, ftrayed proceeds thus, there will be the jokes, and old stories newly ap most correct record of his counplied, which altogether, being tenance that was ever transmitted. tolerably well blended, keep the audience in good humour, and The Dublin theatre opened afford as much amusement as the with the tragedy of Othello, and public can expect to receive, for the comedy of the Miser. In the near
three hours fuccessively, latter piece, Wilfon was the Love from a fingle performer, and in gold. . There was an interlude of deed more than any other indi.
poney races. vidual perhaps, could create,