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retired to partake of an elegant de jeuné ating for the Ancient Silver Arrow, the Sabfive o'clock. Dancing subsequently com- scription Silver Cup, and other prizes, menced, and was sustained with great ani. took place in a field, called “ the Earl's mation until an early hour on the following Orchard," close by the river Swale morning, when the company retired highly the spot where probably the hardy retaines delighted with the festivities of the day. of the Earls of Richmond were sont in
The same Club held their last Vale mect. the olden time to practise this truly En. ing for the season on the 1st of August. glish exercise --- when the Arrow and On this occasion a handsome Silver Cup Captaincy of the Target were won by M:. was presented by the Rev. Mr. Hughes, Hardy, of Bishopwearmouth, placing the of Uffington, to be shot for by the Mem- first arrow in the gold: the Lieutenaar bers of any established Archery Club, of the Target for the first red, and the si. which attracted the attendance of several ver Cup for the arrow Dearest the centre Members of the Royal Toxopholites and of the gold, were won by Mr. Isaac Fisba; of the Purton and Melksham Clubs. The and the ancient Horn Spoon was obtained shooting was excellent. The Silver Cup by William Wright, Esq. both of Rich. was contended for after dinner, at 100 mond.-The Silver Arrow, which annually yards, and, after some good shooting, was gives occasion to this interesting meeting. won by the Rev. Mr. Jowett, of the West is very ancient. By the records, sbich Berks Club. Dancing commenced at eight, are in good preservation, and are transand was kept up with much spirit till an ferred from one winner to another, it as early hour the following morning.
pears, that this Arrow, which, according The second meeting of the Blackmoor to tradition, was then very ancient, yas Foresters took place on the 23d of July. shot for at Scorton in the year 1673, and The company was very numerous, includ. won by Henry Calverley, Esq.; though it ing the leading families of the neighbour. is supposed by some, from the circumstance hood, together with a deputation from the of the shooting for it having been, by the Berkshire Meeting, consisting of Messrs. rules and regulations agreed upon in tba: Smith, Revs. T. Attwood, Meyrick, and year by the Society of Archers at Scorion, Cookson.- The prizes for the Ladies were restricted to within six miles of Eryholme a Silver Bracelet, and three ornamented upon Tees, that it was given at this period Arrows; for the Gentlemen, a handsome by Mr. Calverley, the then owner of Ery. Ring with the crest of the Noble President, holme, and who, on this account, limited a centaur and three arrows. Mr. Smith, the distance at which it was to be shot for from Berkshire, carried away the ring, to within six miles of his residence. Be Mr. H. Merewether being second ; Mr. this as it may, it has been from the year Hippesley, the arrows. Miss Hale was a before named, 1673, shot for annual third time the winner of a Ladies' prize. with few exceptions. In the year 1126
The third target-day of the Sherwood the place of shooting was Barton, where Archers, held on the cricket ground at it was won by George Hartley, Esq.; in Southwell on the 1st of August, was at. 1702, at Darlington, by Robert Edes, tended by many of the first families in Esq. ; in 1722, at Richmond, by Acla Nottinghamshire. The company began Milbank, Esq., in 1738, at Peirsebridge, to assemble at twelve o'clock, and a bal. by the Rev. Mr. Theobald, Sir Hugh lot was soon after taken, when new Mem. Smithson, afterwards Duke of Northunbers were elected. Mrs. Wildman, of berland, winning the Lieutenancy; in 17h Newstead Abbey, was appointed Lady again at Peirsebridge, when it was ro Patroness of the day, and Thomas Wright, by His Grace the Duke of Northuniber. Esq., of Upton Hall, was elected Presie land ; in 1749, at Darlington, Jr. lse dent. The shooting commenced soon Trueman winning the Arrow, and the Hon. after one o'clock at four pair of targets, T. Vane the Lieutenancy; in 1753, aga) and continued till four, when the company at Darlington, and won by Colonel vara (upwards of 100 in number), sat down to Milbank; in 1764, the Rev. Mr. Vicbel. an excellent repast ; after which they par- son was the winner at Scorton, Willian took of a very handsome dessert of fruit, Chaytor, Esq. winning the Lieutenancy. presented by J. E. Denison, Esq., M. P. These are a few instances, the sbooting After dinner the shooting re-commenced, for it having been in the intermediate and and continued till nine o'clock, when the subsequent time kept up in a spirited prizes were awarded. The band of the manner ; and of late years, the addition o Sherwood Rangers played during the day, the ancient prizes of a Silver Cup for the and contributed to the animating pleasures most central gold, during the day, has cos. of the scene. Soon after nine o'clock the siderably increased the interest which they ball was opened, and kept up with great before invariably excited. spirit till half-past one in the morning. On the 16th the first meeting for the Several other individuals have been pro- present year of the Herefordshire Borne posed, and will be balloted for at the next took place at Stamford Court, the seat & meeting; among whom are J. E. Denison, Sir T. Winnington, Bart. A large nurEsq. and Lady Charlotte Denison, Admis ber of the Nobility and Gentry of this ral and Mrs. Sotheron, &c.
and the adjoining counties attended, and On the 1st of August the annual sboote shooting commenced at one o'clock, four
kes targets being placed at 60 yards distance. might feel disposed. The spot of ground &* The most admirable skill was displayed, selected for this Herculean feat was on the
five arrows being placed in the golden cen- London road which runs through the rich
tre circle. The first Ladies prize was and picturesque domain of Lord Bray. 13 awarded to Miss C. Hallifax, and the brooke, at Audley End, a short distance mate second to Mrs. Chas. Walcott: the first from Saffron Walden and Littlebury, and
Gentlemen's prize, to W.G. Cherry, Esq. from the confidence placed in Mr. Hills
and the second to the Rev. K. E. Noney. that he would do his best to win, upwards IR The arrows of the two gentlemen were so of 2000 persons assembled, among whom
closely placed, that they were obliged to were Lord and Lady Braybrooke and fashoot a tie to decide for the first prize. At mily, the Marchioness and the Ladies three o'clock, the company, upwards of Cornwallis, Lord and Lady Maynard and
200 in number, sat down to a sumptuous family, and a long list of Ladies and It's dinner in the Grand Tent, and at five the Gentry of the neighbourhood. The time
shooting was resumed, till past six, when occupied was as follows:-Jumping the tea and coffee were provided in the Tent, gates and running to the post 3 minutes ; and the Lady Paramount, Mrs. Hanbury running the wheels 20; riding 9; and of Shobdon Court, delivered the prizes to running the remainder backwards 5the successful competitors. The company total 37 minutes.-Mr. Hills is about then adjourned to the mansion, where the thirty years of age, of athletic make, six festive dance was kept up till a late hour. feet high, and weighs 16 st (horse
man's weight! Lately a bream flat or red-eye (a variety The Earl of Eglintoun, having some of the bream) was taken with a running time since offered a considerable bet to run line at Surlingham, near Norwich, of the on foot a distance of fifty yards, turning extraordinary length of twenty-five inches, round a flag-staff, and returning the same and sixteen inches across. This species distance, against a Gentleman on horseis found in the Broads of Norfolk (meres back, it was accepted, and one of the or large pieces of water so called there), Officers of the Yeomanry agreed to ride but rarely of such dimensions in the rivers. the match against his Lordship. The NATURAL HISTORY.
race came off on Tuesday, July 30, and Mr. Legood, of the Feathers Inn, North was witnessed by a considerable number Walsham, has at this time a nest of King of spectators. On starting, his Lordship fishers, five in number, taken from a hole ran very swiftly, and reached the flag. four feet below the surface, on the side of staff about the same time as the horse, the canal. From the diminutive size of which turned cleverly, but shied imme. the king-fisher (alcedo ispida), not much diately after. This advantage was seized larger than a swallow, its slender short legs, by his Lordship, who, turning quickly, &c. no person would imagine it to be one make all speed home, and won the match. of the most rapacious birds that skims the - Caledonian Mercury. deep. It takes its prey after the manner
SPORTING OBITUARY. of the osprey, balancing itself at a certain It is with extreme regret we announce distance above the water for a consider- the death of Sir HARRY GOODRICKE, able space, then darting into the deep, and Bart. Master of the Quorn Hounds for the seizing the fish with inevitable certainty. three last seasons, which took place on In a bright day, when suspended in the the 21st of August. Sir Harry was a air, the plumage exhibits a beautiful va. thorough sportsman in the fullest sense riety of the most dazzling and brilliant of the word, and literally fell a sacrifice to colours. The King-fisher frequents the a favorite amusement, Otter-hunting, in banks of rivers, is ever on the wing, and the pursuit of which, at his seat Ravens. feeds on fish, which it takes in surprising dale, county of Louth, Ireland, he caught quantities; it makes its nest in holes as a severe cold, and was carried off in 48 above described, and lays from five to nine hours. He died immensely rich, and, it is eggs of a most beautiful and semi.trans. needless to add, will be greatly missed at parent white.
Melton Mowbray, where a new leader will EXTRAORDINARY FEATS.
be required; and one possessing equal reMr. S. Hills, a mechanic of Saffron quisites as a Gentleman and a Sportsman Walden, Essex, on the 2d of August it will be a matter of no ordinary difficulty performed an extraordinary and novel to select. Sir Harry had the good fortune feat, which for agility and corporeal powers throughout the extent of his brief career, may rank with the most celebrated exploits for he was only 36, to have all the excel. of the day. He undertook to run a pair lences which adorned his nature fully apof coach wheels without an axle-tree, and preciated and acknowledged. As a highnot less than four feet diameter, one mile, minded English Gentleman, gifted with to run a heavy six-inch road wagon- unsullied honour, manly pursuits, and unwheel one mile, to run half a mile back- affected and prepossessing demeanour-as wards, to ride two miles, and to jump a liberal and considerate landlord -as a over twenty five-barred gates, separately kind and most indulgent master-as a placed, in 38 successive minutes, with warm-hearted and disinterested friend--as liberty to perform the task in the order he noble benefactor to many a child a
misery, if we have ever known his equal in Little Waltham, Essex, which paris we have assuredly never found his superior. he quitted in 1796, was much attached to - It is a singular circumstance that the field sports, such as hunting, shooting, deaths of two of the most distinguished coursing, angling, &c.; and in 1811 pro of the Melton Mowbray Hunt should take duced two quarto volumes, intitled “Rura! place within a few weeks of cach other; Sports." The sale of this work, with its viz. the Earl of Plymouth and Sir H. beautiful engravings, was so considerable Goodricke, both too in the very flower of as to induce him to write a third volude their days, and each held in such high as a “ Supplement,' which consisted estimation.-Sir Harry at the time of his chiefly of anecdotes and remarkable feats lamented death was High Sheriff of York- performed with the net, the gun, the deg, shire.
the horse, and by the rider. The object On the 18th of August died at his resi. of the last volume, the author declared to dence in Garden-row London-road, where be, “ to enhance the pleasure arisiog from he had resided for the last twenty years, the
diversions in the field;" and this obiect Rev. W. BARKER DANIEL, in the Elst his work was most eminently calculated to year of bis age. If we were to speak of effect. In fishing and shooting Mr. Daniel this Gentleman according with the adage, was surpassedby none; and though he had “De mortuis nil nisi verum,” we might for many years been precluded from follor. allude to a litigious disposition which con. ing the sports he loved, he was ever ready stantly involved him in law proceedings, to communicate the result of bis experi. and was the cause of his long residence ence to all who sought information from within the Rules of the King's Bench; his capacious stores. Requiescat in pace! but we prefer the more ancient quotation,
PUGILISM. De mortuis nil nisi bonum, as more ap- The projected match between Young plicable to his claims to notice in our pages. Dutch Sam and Deaf Burke is off, as we Though his health had been for some time surmised, the latter baving forfeited, from gradually declining, his faculties were not being able to procure friends to back unimpaired to the last, and he retained in him to so large an amount, as also from the his conversation and deportment the charac- decision being, from Sam's incapacity to teristics of the Gentleman and the Scholar. enter into any engagement, at so distant a Mr. Daniel during many years' residente period.
BETTINGS AT TATTERSALL'S. The betting on the Leger has not been by any means so brisk as might have been anticipated, but as the event will not come off for upwards of a fortnight, speculation may produce great changes. Some few have occurred since our last. Muley Joloch still takes the lead, and Marpessa (now in the North), the Mole, Tutor, Anne, and Revenge, have advanced. Much has been said of the different favorites, and but little done. The following may be considered as the present (August 26) state of the Odds :-11 to 2 agst Muley Moloch (taken); 6 to lagst Belshazzar (taken): 8.1 to 1 agst Rockingham (taken); 8 to 1 agst ilussulman ; 10 to 1 agst Marpessa (taken); 12 to ) agst Anne (taken); 16 to 1 agst Revenge (taken); 20 to 1 agst The Mole (taken); 20 to 1 agst Tutor (taken); 25 to 1 agst Jack Faucet; 30 to 1 agst Deceiver (late Frankenstein); 40 to 1 agst Connoisseur (taken):-500 to 400 Jack Faucet agst Connoisseur.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have again to acknowledge the receipt of many communications, for which we cannot find room in the present Number.
We shall feel obliged if " A Resident in the Holderness Country” will favour us with a “full, true, and particular account” on the subject of his letter, thereby satis. factorily putting us right, and correcting those inaccuracies to which he alludes.
A Correspondent has forwarded to us a description of the “ Boomarang," a missile used in New Holland for the practice of shooting flying, and “ thereby ob. viating the cruelty of destroying vast numbers of small birds in learning the art.” It may be all very well for the use of Gentlemen to kill lime, but a week's practice in the field, with nerve and patience, we should conceive much better adapted to attain excellence, notwithstanding it is so highly approved by several Sporting Gentlemen. Sparrows, tom-tits, swallows, et id omne genus, will doubtless feel grateful for this new plan for “ assurance of lives."
A Friend has favored us with the following recipe to kill vermin in dogs, and as 3 slight cure for mange, &c. :-_" Take equal quantities of broom tops and tobacco, the coarsest kind: boil them down to a strong decoction, with which wash (whilst warm) the dog well. It should for mange be repeated two or three times, and is worth the attention of those who have many dogs to keep in order."