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compliment. The toast was greeted Vessels. Tons. Captains. with much applause, and the worthy Tiger........... 12 ..... W. Kopft, Esq. Baronet returned thanks with great Gypsey 6 ......J. Christian, Esq. feeling. Miss Anna Kenyon, of
Emulation 14 ...... W. Kerrison, Esq. Cefn, won the first Society's prize; Antelope
Vestris 8 ......J. Weston, Esq.
9 ......B. Moore, Esq. Miss Eyton, of Llwyn-Onn, the The Plover entered, but drawn, second Society's prize; and Miss Fanny Kenyon, of Cefn, won the The signal for starting was given at a Bracelet given by Mr. Lloyd, of Rha- few minutes before eleven o'clock, gatt.
when the vessels were all in trim The West Berkshire Archers held nearly at the same time. The Gyptheir last target day for the season on
sey went out first, but was soon the 10th of September, at Ben- pounced upon by the Tiger, with the ham-park. Every circumstance com
Emulation close at her stern, and the bined to render this a most bril- Vestris and Antelope in their rear. liant meeting: the weather was They kept this position till off propitious as the heart of the most Woolwich, when the Emulation shot enthusiastic lover of the bow could by them all, the Vestris second, and desire-mild, still, and sunless. Se- from this period the contest lay veral Royal Toxophilites and other entirely between these two vessels. Associates attended, and skilfully and Some beautiful sailing occurred at closely contested the prizes with the Barking between the pair, but the Members of the Society. Miss Fanny Emulation went round the distanceBacon carried off the Lady's chief boat first, at 9 minutes past 2, the prize, and also the Silver Arrow for Vestris at 25 minutes past, and the the greatest number of hits in the tar. Antelope at 18 and the Gypsey at 15 get; Miss Emma Compton, the Silver minutes before 3. The Tiger gave Arrow for the best gold; and Miss up on entering Gravesend reach. On Smith, of Forberry, the second Arrow their return the Emulation still kept for the number of hits. The Gentle her advantage all the way up, though man's chief prize was won by Mr. T. towards the close the Vestris overhauled Hogan Smith; and the Silver Arrows, her so considerably that doubts were for the best gold and the greatest num
entertained which would arrive first ber of hits, by Mr. Seawell, a Toxo
at the goal. At 6 minutes to 6, howphilite, and Mr. Cookson. Mr. Ed ever, the Emulation was hailed as the win Meyrick retained the belt, being winner, and the Vestris did not arrive again the Captain of numbers for the till eight minutes after her. The day. The evening concluded as usual Gypsey and Antelope were a long way with a ball, to the inspiring music of astern.- A numerous flotilla accoma Weippert's band.
panied the match, including the VicAQUATICS.
torine, with the Commodore of the The match for an elegant Silver Royal Thames Yacht Club's flag Cup and Cover, value 50gs., was sailed hoisted. The wind blew rather fresh for Below-bridge, by the Royal Yacht from the N.E., and the handling of Club on the 9th of September, in the leading vessels beautiful honour of His Majesty's Coronation throughout. The Cup was afterwards -the distance, from Greenwich to presented to Mr. Kerrison on board Gravesend and back. As the Com
the Oberon with the usual ceremonies. modore (Mr. B. Moore) sailed his own vessel, his locum tenens hoisted Game. The Earl of Surrey, having his flag on board the Oberon, engaged determined to discontinue his present for the accommodation of the Members plan for the preservation of game and their friends. On this vessel within the manors of Worksop and arriving at Greenwich, the preparation Shireoaks, and to extend the privilege gun was fired, when the following of shooting, coursing, and fishing to yachts took their stations opposite the his tenantry upon their own farms, Nospital :
has issued from the manor-house at Vol. VII. SECOND SERIES.No. 42.
Worksop the following liberal regula- Mr. Darling, jun. of Leadenhalltions :
market, has shewn us, also, a curious “ Each tenant shall be allowed to kill bird called the Goatsucker (caprimulrabbits and game upon his own farm, but gus Europæus); by some the nocshall not, under any circumstances, either turnal swallow, and by others the fern beat for or kill them upon land not in his
owl, the goat-owl, and the dorr-hawk. own occupation. This privilege shall ex. tend to the tenant only, it being intended This bird feeds on insects. It makes that his friends shall not sport with him
but a short stay with us, arriving the without the permission of the Earl of Sur. latter end of May and disappearing in rey, expressed through his agent. The September. Scopoli seems to credit rule already laid down and observed with reference to coursing shall continue in
the report of their sucking the teats of operation, excepting that the season of goats, an error delivered down from coursing shall commence on the first day of the days of Aristotle. It begins its October, and terminate on the first day of flight towards evening, making a loud March. No tenant shall shoot at or destroy and singular noise, so much resembling rabbits or game within the woods or plan that of a spinning-wheel that in Wales tations, or in any manner disturb the same this bird is termed Aderyn y Droell, Each tenant shall exert himself to the utmost in the detection of poachers, and
or the Wheel-bird. When perched the prevention of unauthorised persons its note is no more than a small squeak, from trespassing on his farm. The Earl repeated four or five times. It lays of Surrey and his friends shall exercise the
its right of shooting over the farms within
eggs on the bare ground, usually those manors at his Lordship’s pleasure.
two, of a whitish hue, prettily marbled The tenant of land adjoining any stream
with a reddish brown. Its plumage is of water will be permitted to angle in such a beautiful mixture of white, black, stream, but will not be allowed to do so in ash-colour, and ferruginous, disposed the store and mill ponds, which are in. in lines, bars, and spots. The bill is tended to be preserved, as heretofore, for scarcely one-third of an inch long; the exclusive use of his Lordship and friends."-Worksop Manor, dug. 1, 1833.
the gape of the bill, when opened, This is as it should be. Every farmer nearly two inches from tip to tip; that
of the mouth, from corner to corner, will thus be enabled to particip.te in
one inch and three quarters: the the pleasure and enjoy the game fed on his own farm, and will have an
tongue is very small, and placed low in
the mouth. It flies with its mouth interest in preserving it from the wide open for the more easily taking depredation of poachers.
its prey. On the first day of the season Sir
HUNTING ANECDOTE. Richard Sutton and Colonel Peel shot
When the late Sir Ferdinando Poole upon the Abbey Farm at Thetford
was a young man, he used to take great 100 brace of birds and 16 hares, of pleasure in looking on at the Easter which number Sir Richard killed 73 Epping Hunt; and having gone on brace.
one occasion, on the previous evening, NATURAL HISTORY.
to the Bald-faced Stag, retired to rest A very beautiful specimen of the at his usual hour. A wagoner, whose Thick-kneed Bustard (otis ædicne- horses were baiting at the inn, had mus), Great Plover of Bewick, was occasion to go out to his wagon in the lately taken in Lincolnshire.—“ We night, previous to starting, which do not recollect an instance of this bird stood on the opposite side of the road having been observed in the northern facing the inn. The night was very parts of the kingdom ; and the same is dark, and Jolt, happening to cast up noticed by Mr. Bewick. Neither is his eye, was horrified by the appearit frequent so far west as Devonshire, ance of an apparition all in white at and still more rare in Cornwall; and one of the windows that was open, is not, we believe, found to breed in and which was executing as many either of those counties, but only antics as a Fantoccini puppet. As occasionally observed from some acci- soon as he could call upon his recoldental cause."-Montagu-Sup to lection, he made himself scarce by Ornithological Dictionary.
retreating to the yard, and, entering by the back door, alarmed the house. ricke family had once a mansion, and The Ghost, like most others, was soon its church has been their place of discovered to be a living one, and no sepulture for some generations past. other than Sir F. Poole, whose imagi- The mournful cavalcade moved at a nation had been so strongly impressed slow pace to Hunsingore amidst crowds in sleep with the morrow's occupation of sympathising spectators. The coffin that he had thrown up the window, was received by the Rev. Mr. Bellairs, and mounted the sill, where he was, in Vicar of Ribstone, and his Curate Mr. a fine dreaming frenzy, whipping and Green, at the entrance porch. The spurring away in imaginary full chase; former, who had been an intimate and so strong was the deception, that, College friend of Sir Harry, performed though he was near stone cold, he was the ceremony, but his emotion freawakened with difficulty, and did not quently rendered whole passages receive the least harm from this strange nearly inaudible. The church was freak.
filled to an overflow, and whilst the
affecting ritual was proceeding not a FUNERAL OF SIR HARRY GOODRICKE.
dry eye was observable : such indeed On Thursday the 29th of August was the universal grief that prevailed the remains of this universally-lamented that each individual appeared to be Gentleman were removed from Ra- deploring the loss of his nearest convensdale Park, county Louth, to nexion. There were, indeed, many Warren's Point, and embarked on and powerful considerations to excite board his own yacht intended to sorrowing emotions on this occasion. be towed by the George the Fourth The race of Goodricke, that had been steamer, but in consequence of the known in the district for ages as the tempestuous weather they were sub- benefactors of their tenantry, and sequently transferred to the steimer, indeed of all around, was ended! The from which the yacht was disengaged. last of the family was about to be On Friday the landing took place at committed to the silent tomb, cut off Liverpool, where several hundreds of in all the prime of manhood and in his friends amongst whom were the the heyday of popularity, whilst in the greater number of his Sporting com- possession too of the “ love, honour, panions, and all the Nobility and and obedience” of all who had the Gentry from the surrounding country happiness of knowing him. (who at the time of his decease were " Alas, for them, though not for thee, anxiously awaiting his arrival in the
They cannot choose but weep the more ; North to take the lead of their Deep for the dead the grief must be, intended sport)--were assembled to
Who ne'er gave cause to mourn before." accompany
the body to its last resting The village choir performed the place. The desolating storm of Satur. Funeral Anthem, which was sung day occasioned considerable delay, and with great pathos and simplicity. the funeral cortege did not arrive at The ceremony ended, the coffin was Ribstone Hall till Monday afternoon. lowered into the vault beneath, and The coffin, amidst the sorrowing placed in one of the recesses of its regrets of his dependents, was taken dreary chambers. From several infrom the hearse, and deposited in the scriptions on those which had previvenerable private chapel of the mansion. ously been deposited therein, it
At ten o'clock on Wednesday, would appear that a remarkable faSeptember 4, the solemn procession, tality had visited this family as to consisting of a hearse-and-six, two the shortness of the days that had mourning coaches-and-four (contain- been allotted them. Sir Harry was ing the deceased's friends, his agents, 36, his father 37, another of his and Stewards), followed by several ancestors 21, and a fourth 44. The last private carriages, and the tenantry in rites being rendered, the different deep mourning, wearing black scarfs, personages who had taken a part mounted two and two, set out for therein re urned to Ritstone Hall, Hunsingore church, two miles and a all powerfully affected by the scene half from Ribstone, where the Good- in which they were partakers,
tigue. Having regained the track, he A:n event of a melancholy nature oc- mounted the horse,' but the severe curred on the night of the 31st August, cold compelled him again to take to near the high ridge of mountains be- his feet. The path or track leading tween Blair and the Spey, which to Glenfeshie had now become so disseparate the
counties of Perth and tinct that Captain Ross and the shepInverness. About four o'clock on herd pushed on, leaving the guide to that day Captain Ross, M.P. arrived follow at his leisure. About one at the Bridge of Tilt, and, wishing to o'clock on the following morning reach his shooting-lodge at Invereshie Captain Ross reached a shepherd's that night, procured a guide to shew house in Glenfeshie, having still ten the short road through Glenbruar. miles over the mountain to go to InyeFor several hours the weather conti- reshie. Here he waited for the guide nued favorable, but before they got to join him, when, finding he did not through Glenbruar the rain began to come up, he proceeded on alone, sendfall heavily, and their progress up the ing back the shepherd and another mountain was much impeded. They man to his assistance. These shepdeviated from the track, and night herds expected at every step to fall in coming on increased their difficulties, with him: they had proceeded, ho#. but still no danger was apprehended. ever, only between three and four When about five miles from. Glens miles, when they found the body of feshie a light directed them to a bothy the unfortunate man stretched across (temporary hut) occupied by a shep- the path perfectly lifeless. The meherd, who immediately set out to lancholy intelligence was conveyed to assist them in regaining the path. Invereshie without delay, when every By this time the weather had become a attention which humanity could suggreat deal worse, and the original gest, or decency require, was paid to guide shewed some symptoms of fa- the body of the unfortunate sufferet.
BETTINGS AT TATTERSALL'S. As might have been anticipated, there were very few at the Rooms on the 23d of September, many of the Leading Members of the Turf having gone from Doncaster to participate in the festivities of the Noble Owner of Heaton Park : on the 20th, 10), the same cause operated, and the attendance consequently thin. It is needless to say, scarcely any business was done on either day. We can, therefore, only speak in general terms.--- For the DERBY more horses are backed than usual at so early a period, and some active speculations are anticipated. The odds at present are-14 to 1 agst Mr. Wat's Bubastes (taken); 16 to 1 agst Duke of Grafton's Olympic (offered); 16 to 1 agst Duke of Cleveland's Guardian (offered); 20 to 1 agst MÍr. Chifney's colt out of Emiliana's dam (taken); 20 to 1 agst Captain Gardnor's Comet (offered); 20 to 1 ags: Mr. Walker's Delirium (25 to 1 taken).
The betting on the Oaks has hitherto been merely nominal, but the ensuing Nex. market Meetings may produce some stir in the market for both these great Stakes.
We have elsewhere given (p. 436) the state of the odds on the LEGER for 1834 at Doncaster, and to this we have
nothing to add.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. In paying the debt of acknowledgment to our numerous friends for their unceasing kindness, we are bound in courtesy first to thank “J. R." for his very handsonie letter-Laudari a viro laudato is indeed gratifying.
Among the various communications received, which either arrived too late for the present Number, or have been unavoidably postponed from our previous arrangements having been completed, we have to thank STUD, JAVELIN, BURCOT, DETONATOR, RIPARIUS, AMBO, EBLANENSIS, and “H. C, D.” for their continued favours. We are something like the cat in a well-stored larder—at a loss to fix upon the dain. tiest morceau.
" A Constant Reader in East Kent” is informed that the person he inquires after lives at Milton, near Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
ERRATA.In the article “Odds and Ends connected with Turf Affairs," p. 488. there is an inaccuracy in the punctuation which renders the passage obscure. A nes sentence should begin after the word "competitors” (line 9), thus :-“ To send a dart at a nouveau riche, noisy, arrogant, and pretending, is fair with regard to the one party, and may be salutary as to the other : but,” &c. In the same page, for cori: read coccis; and in the preceding, for aquillæ read aquila.
I N D E X
SEVENTH VOLUME-SECOND SERIES.
ACCIDENTS:-death of Mr. S. Grif- Caldwell, Mr. his singularities, &c. 327.
fiths, 369. of a guide to Capt. Ross,500. Cape of Good Hope, hunting at thc, 311. Action and shape, as regards the choice of Catterick Bridge Meeting, 58. horses, &c. 200.
Chaplet of Pearls, 228. Alton, Frank, sporting reminiscences of, Chase, the, 69, 270. in India, 304,
Cheltenham Races, attempt to put them Ancell, Mr. his Sportsman's Repository down frustrated, 491. in Perth, 376.
Cocking, 143, 273, 359. Anecdotes :-a Coursing, 80. the hawk, Cook, Colones, biographical memoir of the
102. Sir E. Littleton, 168. Mr. Ma. late, 164. berly, 192. Mr. Caldwell, 227. of a Correspondents, notices to, 72, 144, 280, fawn, 284, 414. of Lord Gage, 445. of 360, 428, 500. Sir Ferdinando Poole, 498.
Coursing Meetings :--Second Bowers, 71. Angling, 142, 147. in the Lake of Ge. Slied kielter (Ireland), 143.
neva, 205. Maxims and Hints for, 216. Cricket, Chronicles of, 384, 445. Angler's Guide, abridged edition of, 358. Cricket :- Matches with the Marylebone Antelope, winner of St. Alban's Steeple and other influential Clubs, &c. 142, Chase, his portrait, &c. 73.
271. with East and West Sussex, 152. Aquatics-Sailing Matches, &c. 71, 140, single wicket matches between the 274, 355, 423, 497.
Beagleys and three crack players of Archery meetings, 141, 277, 355, 425, 495. Hampshire, 271, between three of Sher. Ascot races, 240.
wood and Sheffield Clubs, 272. Pilch Asiatic horses, cursory remarks on the and Marsden, 351, 422.
breed of, 160. observations on, 312, Cricketer's Guide, remarks on, 142. 372, 391.
Cross-fishing, or harling, described, 92, August, the Twelfth of, 368. Brief sum. * 192, on the Tay, 375.
mary of sport in the North in the month Cowes, a series of letters from, on the
of, 477. See also Grouse and Moors. Royal Yacht Squadron, &c. 102, 232, Basedow races, 460.
302, 405, 484. Beaufort, Duke of, some account of his Daniel, Rév. W. B. death of, 428. hounds, 183.
Dashwoon, communications from :-A Belle, lines on the death of, 99.
few days in the Vale of Blackmoor, 9. Berlin races, 463.
the end of the season, 119. the SportsBettings at Tattersall's, 72, 144, 280, 360, man's Summer, 260, 339. few lines 428, 500.
from, 67, 283, 414. Bibury Club Meeting, 269.
Deer-hunting with the Knapton hounds, Blackmoor, a few days in the Vale of, 9.
101. last look at for the season, 124.
Deer-stalking at Drummond Castle, 294. Bottom-fishing in the Stour (plate), 211. Derby, race for the, 137. nominations for Brighton races, 404, 412. much benefited 1834, 346.
by establishment of East Sussex hounds, Doncaster Meeting, 430. 456.
Driffield Anglers" Club, regulations for, Bristol, Marquis of, preserving hares for 143. coursing, 421.
Drummond Castle, grouse shooting and Brown, Mr. Thomas, of Lewes, memoir sporting at, 263, deer-stalking at, 294. of, 361.
Dublin Bay regatta, 314. Buccleuch, Duke of, sport with his hounds, Dublin Garrison races, 373.
49. prospect for next season, 411. Epsom races, 134. a spree on going to, Bustard, three nests of the, found in Nor. 307.
folk, 277. beautiful specimen of, 498. Equestrianism extraordinary, 273. Byrne, Simon, death of, 278, 359.
Essex and Suffolk, late season in, 80.