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in the most marvellous manner. Such aërial movements were never witnessed by human eye ; such “poetry of motion ;' and, ye Gods ! such twinkling feet! Where is the philosopher, indeed, that would not even submit to be kicked by one of these! He is not to be found amongst the illuminati (!) of the Omnibus Box--that may be safely said. Never was the ballet in such perfection. Think of Ferraris, Rosati, and Marie Taglioni in conjunction! What a phalanx! “ Les Graces” they are, there is no denying. The fawn-like bounding of Ferraris, the graceful ease of Rosati, and the à plomb of Taglioni, must be appreciated by all who view evolutions abounding in grace and elasticity.
Mr. Gye cannot complain of the attendance at The Royal ITALIAN OPERA, where Madame Viardot has appeared as Adina, in “ L'Elisir d'Amore," a character she sustained last season, but one which she is by no means fitted for. With her it is art, and art alone. Now, with Madame Castellan it is very different ; for she at once identifies herself as the village coquette. A début has been made by Signor Ciaffei as Nemorino, but his fitness for the part has yet to be shown Ronconi's Dulcamare is quite as amusing as ever ; and the Belcore of Tamburini is both vocally and dramatically a wonderful performance. Grisi has appeared in “ Norma ;" and certainly time has not withered one single beauty of her well-known charming impersonation : voice and gesture remain the same.
Mademoiselle Rachel has approached the end of her engagement at The St. James's THEATRE, to the regret of very many who have experienced emotions of the most agreeable nature in witnessing the performances of this gifted woman. Such an occasion is suggestive of the immenso risk and the very heavy responsibilities undertaken by Mr. Mitchell ; who, it is but fair to hope, has been adequately compensated for his great exertions in administering to a cultivated taste. To him also is due the merit of having introduced Mrs. Fanny Kemble to the public in a new character, as the exponent of Shakspeare; a character, it is to be hoped, she has not altogether abandoned.
The attempt to restore the pational drama at Drury LANE, it appears from recent disclosures, has proved to be sorry, sad, and unsuccessful ; indeed
" Othello's occupation's gone," and Mr. Anderson may with some truth use the Moor's words
“I know not where is that Promethean hrat
That can thy light relumine." The late company is succeeded by a troupe of American and French Equestrians ; but with the exception of Madame Caroline and a Mr. McCollom, there is nothing worthy of note. If the directors seriously entertain any hope of their speculation being crowned with success, they must, in addition to infusing novelty and spirit, substitute proficiency for inefficiency; grace, order, and dexterity, for awkwardness, disorder, and stolidity.
It is a very different order of things at the HIPPODROME at Kensington, and the result clearly proves the wisdom of providing proper entertainment. Amongst the various members, both biped and quadruped, that daily perform, perhaps those that are productive of the greatest amount
of amusement are the Ostriches; the running adventures of these singular birds always engrossing attention from some peculiarity arising out of the moment.
Balloon ascents are being made at CREMORNE GARDENS, when the intrepidity of the aëronaut and the curiosity of the gazers are exercised alike. From the immense influx of visitors, foreign and domestic, there is every reason to suppose that the undertaking of Mr. Simpson is beginning to repay him for former losses : he certainly richly merits support for the strenuous oxertions he has used in providing, not only abundance, but novelty of entertainment. Besides, commendation must not be withheld for the very moderate tariff he has established, and what is more, the eatables and drinkables are really excellent.
The police records are continually furnishing illustrations of depraved and abandoned characters, decked out in all the tawdry trappings appertaining to the store of some Israelitish dealer in rags, cast-off togas, and other venerable theatrical habiliments. In all instances the scene of the exploits of these poor ignorant creatures is the same--VAUSHALL Gardexs—where licentiousness is constantly being practised under the guise of masquerade, which appears to be construed by the participators to signify profligacy, deplorable drunkenness, disgusting debauchery, and unmitigated blackguardism.
STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.
SALE OF BLOOD STOCK.
The property of Lord Eglinton.
The property of Mr. J. Moore.
Yearlinge, the property of Lord Clifden.
Lord Lurgan has bought Polonaise and Tightwaist of Mr. T. Dawson ; Lord Eglinton, the yearling Sir Walter, by Faugh-a-Ballagh ; and Lord Waterford has re-sold Chatterbox (purchased of Mr. Watts for £800) to Captain Cunningham for £1,000.
Annual meeting of the Jockey Club, held at Newmarket, on Wednesday, July 2nd, 1851, present - Lord Glasgow, in the chair ; Col.
Anson, Mr. S. R. Batson, Lord Clifden, Lord Enfield, Capt. Lowther, Mr. Payne, Lord W. Powlett, and Mr. Francis Villiers. The accounts for the year were presented and passed. Captain Lowther was appointed a steward of the Jockey Club in the place of Lord Stanley, who retires by rotation. The Duke of Rutland was appointed a member of the Bentinck Fund Committee, in the place of Viscount Enfield, who retires by rotation. The committee for the ensuing year consists of the Earl of Glasgow, Col. Peel, and Capt. Lowther, stewards of the Jockey Club; the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of Eglinton, the Earl of Zetland, and the Duke of Rutland.
Colonel Peel has announced his determination of at once retiring from the turf, and his stud, including stallions, brood mares, and horses in training, will be put up at Hyde Park Corner, on Monday, the 18th, and Monday, the 25th, of August ; not, perhaps, the very best time for selling such a stud, but the Colonel has evidently made up his mind. As one of the very best sportsmen we have, with a true relish for the turf, and ample judgment to keep his place on it were he so inclined, we need scarcely echo how severely this withdrawal will be felt.
Mr. Drinkald has discharged Rodney (according to advertisement) for “gross misconduct," and a couple of the Goodwood lads have been proclaimed traitors in the same fashion.
The Derby for 1853 has closed with 200 subscribers, and the Oaks with 146.
The many merry meetings of the past month-Newmarket, Liverpool, Nottingham, and, last but not least, Goodwood, just now at a white heat-have quite taken the sting out of the two races still in prospectu. The most remarkable feature, perhaps, in the Derby being the name at length found by Lord John Scott for the brother to Elthiron, now written - Hobby Noble,” Hob. Nob., or per syncope Nobler, as no doubt the legs will get it. He did all in his Newmarket race his friends could require, and has had a good time since, but does not show at Goodwood, where the result of the week may bring one of the home-stable a little closer on his quarter.
For the St. Leger Hernandez has become again first favourite, and both he and Miserima have been in very good repute for some time; the outlay or enquiry for others having been but occasional. Indeed, like the Scotch gentleman's marriage, the Leger has altogether been “verra flat” lately, but Goodwood may give it an impetus. We may mention, amongst others of the newly christened, an outsider for this race, Mr. Waller's Enterprise colt, to be known henceforth as Ephesus. THE ST. LEGER.
July 7. | July 14. July 21. | July 28. (RUN SEPTEMBER 17th.) Hernandez ..
4 to 1 4 to 1
THE DERBY, 1852. 1 agst. Hobby Noble.
28 to 1 agat. Maidstone. 1 - Home-brewed.
40..1 - Treasurer. 25., 1 - King of Trumps. | 40 ..l - Lapidist.
THE LAST LEAP.
ENGRAVED BY E. HACKER, FROM A PAINTING BY J. F. HERRING, JUN.
ENGRAVED DY J. WESTLEY, FROM A PAINTING BY J. BOULT.
DIARY FOR SEPTEMBER
• 145 THE LAST LEAP .
· 158 BROOKLANDS; OR, THE FIELD SPORTS OF THE WESTERNS.BY LINTON
. 169 OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF TEXAS.-BY WILLIAM BOLLAERT, F.R.G.S.
. 166 ADVENTURES OF A HARE; WITH ANECDOTES OF HIS MANY FRIENDS.-EDITED BY SARON
. 177 STRAY LEAVES FROM THE NOTE-BOOK OF AN ANGLER IN BELGIUM, FRANCE, AND ITALY.-BY B*****.
· 185 “ HERE ARE THE BIRDS !"
· 194 OTTER-HUNTINI IN 1851.--BY GELERT .
. 195 SEASONABLE PREPARATIONS.-BY CECIL .
. 200 THE DOOMSDAY OF THE PARTRIDGES; OR, FIRST OF SEPTEM
BER. BY CLIPPER
BREAK HIM—THE GUN AND HOW TO USE IT -THE GAME-
209 FINE ARTS: FORES'S MARINE SKETCHES .
. 210 PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS OF THE METROPOLIS
. 211 STATE OF THE ODDS, ETC.
TAB TURF REGISTER: PLYMOUTII AND DEVOXPORT SPRIXG MEET
ING-DURHAM-SHREWSBURY--LOTHIANS RACING CLUB AND
RACES IN SEPTEMBER. 1) Lichfield .......... 8 Weston, Zoyland, & | Down Royal CorpoRadcliffe
8 Bridgewater .... 19 ration ........... 23 Cheadle (Staff.).... 9 Tunbridge Wells.. 10 ) Bedford .......... 24 Bromley (Kent).... 8 | Uttoxeter .......
11 | Eglinton Park Club 24 2 Yarmouth ....
il Manchester Anum. 25 4 Leicester
... 18 Pain's Lane (Salop) 29 4 Weymonth ........ 10 Sherborne ...... 16 | Newmarket F.0... 30 4 Liverpool Hunt Aut. 10 Tenby ............ 16 Sandbach ......... 30 5 Morpeth ....
Upton-on-Severn.. 23 | Monmouth ........ SO
REGATTAS IN SEPTEMBER. Ratcliffe & Shadwell 1 Carnarvon (Royal Greenwich ........ 4 Kildare Annual.... il Welsh Y.C,) .... SLyme Regis . 4 Teignmouth ...... 2 | Worcester......... 4| Royal London Y.C. 20
of Clyde 9, 10, 11,& 19