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tricals that we employed him on the stage, would acquit himself respectably in the rejected part. Calling him up, I begged he would make himself perfect in the two or three lines, beginning "I found him lurking in the hollow glen." I explained to him the situation, tellling him that he must picture to himself finding a deserter in a wood, sculking away, and that he captured him. I added, that if he felt nervous, he need not attend to the very words, but that he must convey to the audience, in his own phraseology, the fact that he had found the man lurking about. At rehearsal, Serjeant Gortye read the part with proper emphasis, and was highly commended. The night came, and I had reminded him to speak well out, and was sitting at the wing just previous to the scene commencing, when I saw my friend pacing up and down the green-room, which was then unoccupied, dressed out in a splendid Tartan costume, and spouting his part out very loudly to himself. I listened for a minute; he was called to go on the stage; again he repeated the line; my ear caught the words; I rushed in. are you saying?" I exclaimed.


The call-boy again summoned him.

"All right, koptain!" shouted the German, seizing hold of Old Norval with a firm grip; 'won't I make one hit! I cotch'd de buffer, lurking in de woods!"

"We are ruined!" I exclaimed.

The man was at the wing, still repeating sotto voce, the above fatal words. I could not approach him, and had only just time to say, "I found him lurking;" not one word more. The well-disciplined noncommissioned officer caught my saying, and, to my great relief, delivered himself of my version, instead of his home-made one, which would have shocked all the admirers of the Scottish dramatist, and would have converted our crying tragedy into a most laughable farce.


HAWKER ON SHOOTING. Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that relates to Guns and Shooting. By the late Lieut.-Colonel P. Hawker. Tenth edition. Edited by his son, Major Hawker. (Longmans, London.)

The title-page of this justly standard work is perhaps the best recommendation we could give it. Briefly, then, the tenth edition is out, in preparing which, its present Editor says, he "has availed himself of numerous memoranda and notes left in the hand-writing of his late father;" and that, "in making the necessary alterations and additions, he has endeavoured as much as possible to adhere to the plan which, he believes, would have been adopted by the author." Remembering how lately we had to lament the decease of Colonel Hawker, we have his "instructions" thus carried quite up to the present time. The volume is done every justice to by the Messrs. Longman, becomingly dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Albert, and bearing in every way that stamp and distinction its merits have so well earned for it-of being the best book on guns and gunnery that ever was written.




Ferreting rabbits-the high ambition of the young sportsman, a pleasant resource for the matured one, when there is nothing more important on the cards-does not require much at our hands.

The head of the man holding the ferret has rather an Irish look, a compliment which we cannot pay to his pony. Candidly speaking, it is the weak point of the sketch. The other figures, however, grouped around poor bunny's head quarters, are far better, the white terrier " for choice."

Hist! Keep quiet! there is another coming! and intense the excitement with which Bill, Tiger, and Wasp await bis appearance.



By Messrs. Tattersall, at Newmarket, in the Second October Meeting:



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Retail, bay horse, 8 yrs., by Lancastrian, out of Commerce
Woodlark (foaled in 1846), by Venison-Wadastra; covered by Melbourne 105
Scandal (foaled in 1848), by Touchstone, dam by Discount; covered by


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Exchange (foaled in 1851), sister to Scandal; covered by Melbourne
Miss Eva, 2 yrs., by Van Tromp, out of Siberia..
Bay Mare (foaled in 1846), by Bay Middleton, out of Olive Oil; covered by
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Stockdove, 2 yrs., by Woodpigeon, out of Scarf..
Cinnamon, 2 yrs., by Sweetmeat, out of Gadfly
Margaretta, 3 yrs., by Phlegon, out Margaret
Leybourne, 6 yrs., by Epirus, out of Lady Strut..
Bay Colt, 2 yrs., by Melbourne, out of Pandora..
Sik, 2 yrs., by Sobraon, out of St. Rosalia

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Palmyra (the dam of Tadmor, Talfourd, Baalbec, &c.), by Sultan, out Hester, by Camel; covered by Pyrrhus the First .. Iodine, by Ion, dam by Sir Hercules; covered by Surplice Queen Ann (the dam of Kingston), by Slane, out of Garcia, by Octavian; covered by Vatican and Neasham

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Lola Montez, by Slane, out of Hester, by Camel; covered by Melbourne Deminus, by Bran, out of Kalmia, by Magistrate (dam of Alfred the Great); covered by Weathergage Hester, by Camel, out of Monimia, by Muley (the dam of Palmyra, Chatham, Murat, Zenobia, Hersey, Nabob, &c.); covered by Weathergage Talfourd was bought in 400gs., Vermuth for 50gs., and Marble Hill for 45gs. Palmyra was bought by Mr. Blenkiron, Iodine by Mr. Hartley, Queen Ann by Mr. A. Johnstone, Hester by Mr. Hutchinson, and Lola Montez and Deminus to go to France.


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Saucebox, bay colt, 2 yrs., by St. Lawrence, out of Priscilla Tomboy
Swindel Dhygga, brown yearling colt, by Flatcatcher, out of Celeste
Pincher, bay yearling colt, by Flatcatcher, out of Lady Harriet
Dazzle, brown colt, 2 yrs., by Flatcatcher, out of Miss Newton
Hermitage, brown filly, 3 yrs., by Cotherstone, dam by Sir Hercules-Electress 21
Tocsin, bay filly, 2 yrs., by Alarm, out of Chadlington Maid
The Nailer was not sold. Saucebox goes into Mr. T. Parr's stable.
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Colt, by Flatcatcher, out of Glenara, sister to Glencoe (Cobnut's dam)
Filly, by Alarm, out of Amaryllis

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John o' Gaunt, stallion, by Taurus, out of Mona
Bay colt foal, by Collingwood, out of Hinda
Exact, 4 yrs., by Birdcatcher, out of Equation
Toggery, 3 yrs., by Lanercost, out of Togo
Father Thames, chesnut horse, 5 yrs., by Faugh-a-Ballagh, dam by Bran-

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Wooden Wall, chesnut colt, 2 yrs., by Collingwood, out of Buttress
The Handsome Buck, bay colt, 3 yrs., by The Ugly Buck, out of Guerdon
Dreadnought, chesnut colt, by Collingwood, dam by Muley Molock-Barbelle 40
Daisy, bay filly, 2 yrs., by Lanercost, out of Cowslip
Whimsical, brown filly, 2 yrs., by Launcelot-Whim (served by Collingwood) 33
Bay filly foal, by Slane, out of Lititia

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The Cacique, black filly, 2 yrs., by Launcelot, out of Yarico
Alboni, aged, by the Nob, out of Corinna..
Bay colt, 3 yrs, by Gilbert Guruey-Pandora
Dandelion, stallion, 3 yrs.

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Mr. Gully has sold Hermit to Lord W. Powlett for 1,200 guineas. Mr. John Scott, of Malton, has purchased of Mr. Dawson, of Driffield, his chesnut colt foal Schamyl, by Cossack, out of Factory Girl; and of Mr. J. Rickarby, of Bridlington, his bay colt foal Jocular, brother to Humourist, by Touchstone, out of Ada Mary, for large prices. Mr. Jaques has purchased Alboni, Daisy, Cacique, and Whimsical as brood. mares; Mr. Blenkiron Kingston as a stallion, and Exact (at the hammer) for the stud. Mr. O'Reilly has sold Master Tom to Mr. G. Bryan, for 200gs. Lord Londesborough has become the owner of Ivan at 1000gs., and Mr. Howard is announced as the purchaser of all Lord Exeter's yearlings, with the exception, of course, of the two sold at the hammer, of which the 290gs. lot went to Lord Chesterfield.

We have to record the death of the famous Irish horse (both on the turf and in the stud) Freney, who was shot by order of his owner, Colonel Westenra; also of the notorious Running Rein, afterwards Zanoni, in Russia; as well as of Jenny Lind (Hermit's dam). These were both the property of Count Bronitskey. Alembic's death is contradicted.

At a meeting of the Jockey Club, held at Newmarket, on Wednesday in the Second October Meeting, it was resolved-"That the members of the Jockey Club, having observed in the advertisements of some races in the country, which are stated to be generally under the same rules and regulations as Newmarket, that an exception is specially made of the rule under which the beaten horses in a selling stakes may be claimed for the price for which they are entered to be sold, with the amount of

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