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for a few days, being bidden by my worthy friend, (who hath taken off much of thy last parcels of SeaIslands,) Geo. Phillips, Esq. and M. P. to solace myself with a visit to his manufactory at Manchester, which, as my soul, after so long a sojourn in this town, yearneth after pure air and quiet,* I purpose, God willing, to do; and shall proceed with Mr. Phillips, the morning after the morrow, in the threeday coach.
* In some debates on cotton manufactories, Mr. Phillips stated that his manufactory was more healthy in proportion to the number of its inhabitants than any ordinary residences.-E.
April 11, 1815. We understand that the most distinguished Members of Opposition, weary of exertions so little successful as their parliamentary labours, and mutually dissatisfied with politics and each other, have, in imitation of Sir F. BURDETT, taken to rural sports, and have subscribed for a Sweepstakes, to be run for next month at Holkham.* The following is a list of the horses at present entered: Mr. WHITBREAD's Rant-away, by Arrogant out of
Quassia. Mr. TIERNEY's Silvertail, by Jack-o'both-sides out
of Slyboots. Mr. Ponsonby's Leader, by Flounderer out of
• The seat of Tho. Coke, Esq. in Norfolk, where there are generally annual meetings of the Members of the Opposition who are fond of sporting or agriculture. -E.
Sir S. ROMILLY's Scorpion, by Watchmaker out of
Hypocrite. Mr. MARTIN'S Goldfinder, by Attorney out of Le
gacy. Mr. GORDON'S Bumpkin, . by Bumfiddle out of
Breechiana. Mr. BENNET's Froth,* by Drummer-boy out of Bay
wig. Mr. Grant's Patch, by My Eyes ! out of Betty
Martin. Mr. LAMBTON's Conceit, by Memory out of Look
ing-glass. Sir J. NEWPORT's Wasp, by Saucy Jack out of
Kate Karney. Mr. HORNER's Reformer, by Presbyterian, out of
Jacobin. Sir F. Flood's Looney Mactwolter, by the Podereen
Maret out of Potatoes.
p. 45. + There appears to be a mistake of the sexes of the horses, or at least an inversion of their names; but we copy the list as given in by the worthy owner.
We have been favoured with a specimen of an ingenious attempt to improve the arrangement of the Red Book on scientific principles, and to introduce the Linnean System into the Parliamentary register.
The following Botanical Classification of certain eminent political characters, who frequent Kew's Chop-room in the House of Commons, will be acceptable, we presume, both to politicians and botanists.
SPECIES.—Communis the Commons.
Whitbread. 2. Trivialis