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low, about five miles from Hereford, although he received a few heavy blows after having performed his task for in the body from Savage's right. The one hundred and forty-seven succes latter had not the shadow of a chance : sive days without a day's rest. This he was blind of both eyes, and the is a pretty fair performance, if we poor fellow was taken from the ring take into the account that the man in a dreadful state, while Jones retired “ Davies” is in the habit of taking almost as fresh as he entered it. passengers and parcels in his cart, The 8th of April was a jubilee day, which of itself was no joke—the inasmuch as three fights were anmarch of intellect not having diffused nounced, and two of them big ones. itself very liberally into our land of The first between the Bridgnorth apples on this branch of mechanics.' Hero and Sampson, and the second The distance being twenty-eight miles between Dobell and Bailey. The per day, for one hundred and forty- latter was for 100l. a-side, and came seven days, will give something like off at Stony Stratford, when, after four thousand one hundred and sixteen twenty-one minutes' sharp fighting, miles !"
and twenty-two rounds, Dobell was (a
second time) declared the victor. Pugilism.
It was complete slaughtering work
throughout. April 28.—Thegreat match between Of the other, the great Goliath of Neal and Baldwin will have come off Bridgnorth was obliged to succumb before the present Number is received to the mightier Sampson : and the by our readers, it being fixed for to Philistines of the present day looked morrow; and we regret that we are as blue on this occasion, as their anobliged to go to press before the result cestors of old, when the foxes and their is known. Still, however, much bu- firebrands spread destruction among siness has been done; and the sup- their fertile plains. Intense interest porters of the Ring have been as much had been excited for months in the on the qui vive as the speculators on Pugilistic World before the match was the “great mart of commerce," where closed ; and when the day came, thouwars and rumours of wars have kept sands and tens of thousands went forth the bulls and bears in full activity. in the hour of their pride to witness
The first battle of consequence took the realisation of their hopes. But place the 25th March between Harry how are the mighty fallen! The unJones and Bill Savage, for 251. a-side, paralleled contidence of Brown and in a field a short distance from Chert- his party, and the certainty which they sey, about twenty miles distant froin all along declared of winning the fight London ; the former handled by Ned off-hand, made the odds all in his faStockman and Young Dutch Sam, vour: his immense personal advanand the latter by the Pet of the Fancy tages over Sampson were also taken and the Chelsea Snob (Alick Reid). into the scale, and at 6 and 7 to 4, To describe the rounds, which were and 2 to 1, he was backed to a very fifty-six in number, and lasting one large amount. Previous to entering hour and thirty-five minutes, would the ring the odds were 2 to 1 on him, be useless, as the Sailor Boy had it all and many takers. The battle was his own way.. He jobbed his man at fought at Bishop's Wood, on the pleasure, hitting right and left, and Cheshire road, within thirteen miles getting away in admirable style, and of Wolverhampton, Brown having in the closes throwing his man heavily. given 60l. for choice. Brown was The right eye of Savage was closed as seconded by Tom Spring and Richearly as the fifteenth round, but not- mond, and Sampson by Harry Holt withstanding this he came up manfully and Dick Curtis. Forty-two rounds and did his best. He was incapable, were fought, proving that Brown's however, of planting a single effective opinion of himself was entirely misblow; and, to the close of the battle, placed, and, in fact, that he is a comJones had scarcely a mark on his face, plete pretender, Sampson had it all
his own way, and before many rounds their champion. The fight lasted were fought, effected a change in the forty-nine minutes. During the breakodds; he drew first blood, gave the ing of the mob into the ring, which first knock-down blow, and up to the some assert was pre-concerted, in the 14th round was beating his man in hope of giving their favourite a chance every point, when the populace broke of a squabble, Spring got between the into the ring. Notwithstanding this men, when Sampson struck him viointerruption, and under every disad- lently out of the fight, and continued vantage, the men continued to fight, his punishing hits to his antagonist. Sampson keeping the lead, out-fight- This has induced Spring to challenge ing his opponent in every round, and the conqueror; but the latter, “though winning at the 42d without a scratch. he has no objection to make a match, Brown, on the contrary, was dread wishes to postpone it till he is cleaned fully punished. He has but one hit, out.” and that is with his right, which he The other fight which was to have repeatedly missed. The consternation taken place in the same ring between at Bridgnorth and all the adjacent Young Gas and Piefinch, was no go, parts is very great there is scarcely a as the former did not make his apman in the place who had not backed pearance, and the friends of Piefinch him heavily, and the Bridgnorth claimed forfeit. boys will long have to rue the fall of
TO OUR READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS,
Notwithstanding we gave an additional half sheet to our last Number, a press of matter obliges us to do the same this month
and we have still a great store of most valuable and interesting information unpublished ; including NIMRod's CONTINUATION Ox Condition-No Poacher's concluding REMARKS ON THE GAME LAWS-Ansty's TOUR, &c. &c. We have, therefore, no alternative but to make our next a double Number. We, however, think it right to pledge ourselves, that in no instance shall there ever be more than one double Number to a Volume.
Our best thanks to the Member of the M. C. C. ; but we hope he will excuse our not giving his letter insertion, because we think his objections, and the causes of the general cry of want of better bowlers, is explained and acknowledged fully to the purpose by “Crease" in our last Number, and by “ A Lover of Cricket" in the two preceding
We differ in his view of the game not being so popular as formerly - and we answer him by asking this question How comes it about that almost every county in England has now a Cricket Club, when, twenty years ago, such society was con. fined to three counties? As for poor Harris's ghost--if it shewed its head at any of Mr. Knight's matches, no doubt its hair would stand on end ; but we do not understand the harum scarum of the bats and balls.
Thanks to “ A Southren in Edinburgh,” “ A Sportsman,” “ Drab," " Leek,” and “ A Bit of Scarlet :” they are under consideration, and, if possible, shall all appear next month.
We have to apologize to "A Sheffielder” for not inserting his account of a run with Sir George Sitwell ; but our limits would not allow it, and before another month it will have lost much of its interest.
We also beg to express our great obligation to BARON DE BIEL for his kind attention. C. J. B. Von Burgsdorf's pamphlet is under consideration.
"A. X.” is better calculated to a Work purely confined to veterinary subjects.
We are obliged to W. H. The early account of Singleton must be wrong: we can depend upon the accuracy of the account given with the plate of him.
« Honestas" is found again. We are obliged by the Memoir of Wm. Garforth, Esq. Vagus" will be satisfied on perusing Nimrop on Condition, We cannot promise to comply with " Rusticus's” wishes. We never insert marvellous shooting stories without real name and address of come tributors.
ERRATUM. In our last Number, p. 397, col. 2, line 7 from bottom, for stores read
VOL. XXII. N.S.
Portrait of Muley
74 The Turf Pony of Christopher Wilson, Epsom Races
74 Esq. the Father of the Turf ...........160 Bettings at Tattersall's
A Word from Peter Pry---Hints for EstaFight between Ward and Carter ........ 80
blishing a Sporting Institution........ 160 The Game Laws concluded, by No Poacher, 81
Newmarket First and Second Spring Mr. Smith's Hounds on the Welch Bor.
Meetings, by Observator ................162 derg................. ...................110 | Sunday Evening's Amusement at BouOn “ Passing" Horses to Purchasers......111
............166 Bleak Hall, or Cook's Ferry Fishing
Sporting Subjects in the Exhibition ....168 House .......
Sports of the Edinburgh Six-Feet Club .. 172 Waxy and Gohanna ......... .........113
Aquatic Sports--Mr. Kean's Annual Prize Memoranda Cantabrigiensia, No. IV. :--
Wherry---Amateur Match--ArrangeMr. Osbaldeston at Thurlow---Mr. G.
ments of Royal Yacht Club............173 Mure-Cambridge Parties--Lions of Pot
Decision of the Marylebone Club on the Fair -- Mr. Conyers's Hounds---The
proposed Law of Bowling..............175 Roodings--Boats--Projected Boat-Race,
Cocking--a brief History of this Pastime, Eton v. Westminster--P. S. A Few Days
from early Records
.. 176 with the E. S. H. and Colonel Jolliffe.. 115
York Spring Meeting
·179 Another Letter from V.S. of Norfolk on
Review of "Mr. Darvill's Treatise on the Capped Hocks ........
Care, Treatment, and Training of the Cricket-The Laws of the Marylebone
English Race Horse"
The Practice of Purchasing Foxes depreThe Hertfordshire Hunt (continued), by
cated---No Vulpecide's Explanation to Ansty:--Extracts from Mr. Bell's Jour
............189 nal--his Character as a Sportsman--
The late Mr. Garforth and his Stud ....190 Mr. Robert Jacob---Mr. Mott--- Highflyer
Experiments with Felt and Wool-board Hall-Riders in the Hunt, &c..........123
193 Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Fox-hounds...135
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE:-. Ashdown Park Coursing Rules ..........138
The Turf--the Chase---Pigeon Shoot. Condition of Hunters resumed, by Nin
ing--Trials of Guns--Patent Shot Carrod :--Apoplexy ; Staggers, Vertigo, or
tridges --- Rifle Shooting --Cocking --Megrims: Broken Wind : Bangs and Blows: Broken Knees : Blisters: Blind
Cricket ---Aquatics---Extraordinary Per
formance of 1250 Miles in 1000 succesness : Blood Vessels: Bleeding: Curbs :
sive hours---Boxing: betwcen Neal and Corns: Capped Hocks : Castration:
Baldwin, Gaynor and Gybletts--TurnCrib-biting: Catarrh, or Cold: Colic :
up with Spring and Sampson....
.........192 Coat, and Clipping ................139-158 Description of a Country Gentleman of
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS ....200 the Present Day........ .........158 RACING CALENDAR
IV. THE GAME Cock,
PORTRAIT OF MULEY.
and all must be obeyed with pre(From a Painting by J. BARENGER;
cision. The course was as well engraved by WEBB.)
kept this year as any in the kingdom, not excepting even Ascot.
About eight or ten feet on the MULEY is a dark brown horse, upper side has been taken from
foaled in 1810; was bred by the course, and railed in for the the late Sir Charles Bunbury, and greater accommodation of the pegot by Orville, out of Eleanor destrians. At the moment of sad(winner of both Derby and Oaks). dling, the course was cleared, and He is now the property of Alex. during the running not an indivi. ander Nowell, Esq., and is a pri- dual ventured beyond the cords. vate stallion in the Underley stud. This is as it should be. Mr. MaWe believe we may with great berly, I learn, has by him well truth assert, that he has more digested plans for the greater imbone, and is of greater muscular provement of the course ; but the power, than any thorough-bred Jockey Club ought and must Stallion in England.
aid his exertions for raising the necessary funds to effect so de
sirable an object. Wbat subscriber EPSOM RACES.
to the Derby and Oaks would ob
ject for three or four years, at the SIR,
time of nomination, to put down asoK NOWING your good esta- vereign each to an improvement
blished rule of inserting no fund? I find this proposal was thing on the subject of racing but last year submitted to the Jockey what comes from the pen of an Club, and opposed by only one eye-witness, as the season advances Member. I wish not to give of. I shall take to the post again, and fence to that august Body, and from time to time send you some therefore abstain from comment; account of the various Meetings but the proposal, if not rejected, round my own neighbourhood. was not carried, and that speaks a
In venturing upon an account volume. The imposing a charge of Epsom, pleasing indeed is the of a sovereign on all horses first part of my duty, in stating starting at the Meeting is too sethat the arrangements made by vere a tax on the owners of PlateMr. Maberly, one of the Stewards, horses, especially to such as those for the preservation of order, and where the winner is to be sold for keeping the course clear, have, I 100 or 150 sovs. ; besides which, it should suppose, even exceeded his will not produce the income the own expectations : most certain it other plan would. The subject, is, the public at large have felt the however, is in able hands-Mr. benefit of his exertions; and too Maberly will not abandon any obmuch praise cannot be given to ject that is to prove beneficial to him for effecting that object which the community at large ; and he it has hitherto been decmed im- now, in addition, greatly interests possible to accomplish. But Mr. himself on all Turf Matters. If Maberly is indefatigable in every only for his exertions on the prething he undertakes : his plans sent occasion, I must say I shall once formed, the orders are given, not die happy if I do not see him