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Nov. 15; Ratcliffe.-Found at Mundig's Gorse; no scent, however. -Found a second fox at Shoby Scoles, and killed him almost directly. -Found a third at Lord Aylesford's Gorse, but no scent, so gave him up.
Nov. 18; Great Dalby.-Found instantly at Gartree Hill; ran very hard in covert for thirty minutes, and killed.-Found a second fox at Sir Francis's Gorse, which went away fast for Gartree Hill; ran him thirty minutes, and stopped the hounds.-Found a third at Thorpe Trussels, such a good-un that men squared their elbows ready for work, and away they went at a splendid pace of thirty-five minutes, and killed at Little Dalby.
Nov. 19; Beaumanor.-Found at Wittlesea Hill, and killed after a brilliant forty minutes.-Found a second fox at the Out Woods; hunted him for half an hour, and lost.
Nov. 22: Widnerpool Inn.-Found at Parson's Gorse; had a capital hunting run of forty-five minutes; then changed foxes at Rowho for the worse.-Found a second fox at Elbow's Gorse, and had a a very fast thing of thirty-five minutes, and lost him at Cripple's Gorse.
In this last scurry, I am sorry to say Lord Gardner met with rather a serious fall. His Lordship was going first, as he always does, when, unfortunately, his horse stumbled and fell upon him, but not before he had reaped the well-merited honors of the day. A week restored him to his wonted health and nerve-most enviable here, I assure you, only one Noble Lord besides (Lord Wilton) possessing this quality; and certainly his style of riding, what with judgment and nerve, is a model for all. It is very common to hear people exclaim, "Who is that? Lord, how he goes!" when His Lordship is going the pace.
Nov. 25; Kibworth.-Found at Foster's Gorse; went away, leaving Ormsby to the left, then straight for Walton Holt; left it to the right, then straight and fast for Bosworth Village; bore to the left, skirted the Gorse, leaving John Ball to the left, Shearsby to the right, then straight for North Kibworth, Lord Wilton, Mr. Greene, and a few others leading bore to the right for Mistenton Gorse; turned to the left, through Stanford Park, and stopped the hounds from sheer compassion, after a run of two hours and fifteen minutes, sufficiently fast for all parties at the end of it, gruel was in great request.-A melancholy gloom was cast over the hilarity of the day, however, to shew life is indeed of most uncertain tenure, in the sudden death, and in the field, of a celebrated and highly respectable Yeoman of that neighbourhood, who, while at dinner, hearing, to him the music of the spheres, the Quorn Hounds in full cry, strarted up to follow, as was his wont, on foot, he being as swift as a stag; but the exertion and excitement were too much for him, and he dropped down a corpse only a few yards from his lately cheerful home. Poor Knight! long will he be remembered and regretted in the Quorn and neighbouring Hunts.
Nov. 28; Lowesby Hall, now occupied by that gallant sportsman Sir Walter Carew and his very lovely lady. Found at Barkby Holt; went away tremendously, pointing for Gaddesby, over the Brook, for Ashby Pastures, where we changed foxes, and went away through Thorpe Trussells, leaving Great Dalby to the left, over Burrow Hill,
leaving Burrow to the right, and lost him near Markfield, after a capital run of one hour and thirty-five minutes.
Nov. 29; Wartnaby Stone Pits.-Found at Grimstone's Gorse an out-and-outer; went away by Old Dalby Wood, by the Village, then straight to Six Hills, leaving Ragdale Hall to the left; straight to Thrussington Village, down to the river by Brooksby Mill, and lost him at Hoby Village, after a good hour and thirty minutes. Found a second fox at Grimstone Gorse, and had a splendid run of one hour and ten minutes, and killed him near Old Dalby.-Thus in November you will observe, we have had some very SLICK things!
Melton never was so full of Fashionables at this time of the year as it is at present. Lord and Lady Wilton, Colonel Mrs. Wyndham and Miss Case, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Massey, Sir James Musgrave, Lord A. St. Maur, Captain Oliver, Crauford, Gilmour, Leslie, Surtees, Coke, Atkinson, Palk, Fellowes, Greville, Warton, Moore, Esqrs. -At Leicester, Lord Gardner, J. Wormald, Tolfrey, Farquhar, Hall, Esqrs., &c.
It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death of that most celebrated sportsman, John Moore, Esq., who, although dying comparatively in the prime of life, was still considered the Patriarch of Melton, the Father of the Quorn Hunt, the Veteran of the Chase, from the number of years he had spent in this county. Coming as he did in 1811, and never scarcely missing a season, he might justly indeed be held as its most stanch supporter.
Although perhaps never much famed as a first-rate leader, still he rode well to hounds; and, what is as rare as it is estimable, was invariably satisfied with the sport they furnished, always having a complimentary word for the Master and an encouraging one for the Huntsman. He was a man of the most liberal and enlarged sentiments, and of an unbounded benevolence of heart; but, detesting that charity which is clothed in the meretricious garb of ostentation, he did good by stealth, his various acts of beneficence being only known to a few most intimate friends, and registered where Charity is all and all.
His conversational powers were of the highest order: brilliant repartee, choice anecdote, and quotation blended their dazzling scintillations with the fine and more sterling ideas of his strong and original mind, rendering him a welcome guest at the recherchée re-unions of the Aristocracy. His general manners were pleasing and urbane in the extreme, while to Ladies they were peculiarly courteous and deferential: tinged with the courtly air of the really refined Old School, and assisted by travel, quick observation, and a lively and piquant imagination, the smiles of Beauty ever awaited him wherever he appeared, and many a fair correspondent may now treasure his really valuable and instructive letters.
I would he had a more worthy Chronicler to record his numerous virtues and amiable qualities than the one who is now penning this hasty and imperfect sketch of a man whose character deserves to be engraved on gold; but he could not have a more sincere or a more regretful one. Mr. Moore's death has occasioned a void in the select VOL. V.-THIRD SERIES, N. S.-No. 24.
circle of Melton, which will not be easily filled up, while to the Old Club, of which he was a Member, his loss will be irreparable.
Sir James Musgrave is now the only one left of that most hospitable Establishment. Last year it was deprived of the still deplored Mr. Valentine Maher, and now another warm heart and bright smile have vanished. Nor must we pass quite silently over the almost sudden demise of the Hon. Robert Otway Cave, once a Member of it, and very popular at Melton. Riding hard, and giving most extravagant prices for horses, and to the last, whenever he could steal from the fret and fever of public life, he used, with the exhilaration of a boy, rush across our broad green fields, literally upon anything in the shape of a horse, to drink in renewed health from the fresh breezes and exciting sport: and he talked of coming again! Truly here below, L'homme propose, mais Dieu dispose.
Leicestershire, Dec. 9, 1844.
REMARKS ON THE TWO-YEAR-OLDS OF 1844.
BY A QUIET AND EASY OBSERVEer.
ACCORDING to annual custom I commence my observations on the per-
(Those marked with a D attached are in the Derby, O in the Oaks, L in the Doncaster St. Leger, and Y in the Great Yorkshire Stakes.)
Alaric (dead), b. c. by Muley Moloch out of Memento by Voltaire, Mr. Shepherd's. -At Ripon, 50 sovs.; and at York August, 45 sovs.
Alarm, b. c. by Venison out of Southdown by Defence, Captain Delmé's.-At Bibury Club, 270 sovs.-D.
Alexandrina, br. f. by Glaucus out of Young Lady Ern, Lord Albemarle's.-At Newmarket First October, half a Stake with Mr. Deakins's Caractacus.- 0.
Egis, ch. f. by Defence out of Soldier's Joy, Mr. W. Etwall's.-At Winchester, 60 sovs.-D.
Ape, b. f. by Bay Middleton out of Simia by Partisan, Lord G. Bentinck's.-At Goodwood, 75 sovs.-0.
Britannia, br. f. by Sheet Anchor out of Pauline by Moses, Lord Eglinton's.-At Eglinton Park, 80 sovs.; and at Goodwood, 1000gs.-O, L, and Y.
Captain Phebus, b. c. by Jerry out of Esmeralda, Duke of Bedford's.-At Newmarket Houghton, received 100 sovs. from Lord Eglinton's Britannia.
Caractacus, br. c. by Cæsar out of Dewdrop by Defence, Mr. Deakins's.-At Newmarket First October, received half a Stake with Lord Albemarle's Alexandrina. -D.
Chemise, br. f. by Slane, dam by Starch out of Magawiska by Whisker, Mr. T. Theobald's. At Gorhambury, 50 sovs.-0.
Colt, by Bay Middleton out of Miss Whip by Jerry, Lord Glasgow's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 200 sovs.-L.
Colt, own Brother to Wintonian, by Camel out of Monimia, Mr. Wreford, jun.'s.At Goodwood, 1800 sovs.-D and L.
Colt, by Emilius out of Rint by St. Patrick, Lord Lonsdale's.-At Newmarket Second Spring, 50 sovs.
Colt, by Jerry out of Turquoise by Selim, Lord Lonsdale's.-At Newmarket Houghton, the Criterion Stakes of 850 sovs.
Colt, by Sheet Anchor out of Fair Helen by Priam, Lord Chesterfield's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 40 sovs.-D.
Colt, Brother to Chummy, by Bentley, dam by Picton, Lord Lonsdale's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 50 sovs.
Colt, Brother to E O, by Emilius out of Ophelia, Lord Chesterfield's.- At Doncaster, 200 sovs.-D, L, and Y.
Clumsy, b. c. by Bay Middleton out of Skilful by Partisan, Lord G. Bentinck's.- At Newmarket Houghton, 200 sovs.-D.
Crim Con, b. c. by St. Martin or Tomboy out of Huntingdon's dam, Mr. Dawson's.At Newmarket Houghton, 60 sovs.-L.
Collier, b. c. by Sheet Anchor out of Florentia by Jerry, Mr. J. Merry's.-At Stirling, 75 sovs.; and at the same Meeting 70 sovs.-Ď, L, and Y.
Cowl, b. c. by Bay Middleton out of Crucifix by Priam, Lord G. Bentinck's.-At Doncaster, the Municipal Stakes of 1000 sovs.; and at Newmarket Second October, the Buckenham Stakes of 750 sovs.
Duke of Cornwall, b. c. by Bay Middleton out of Her Majesty, Lord G. Bentinck's.At Newmarket Houghton, 24 sovs.
Event, b. f. by Toss-up out of Ear-ring, Mr. E. Blake's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 175 sovs.-0.
Extravaganza, b. f. by Voltaire out of Burletta by Actæon, Mr. Armstrong's, At York August, 65 sovs.-Y.
Filly, Sister to Canadian, by Jerry out of Oxygen by Emilius, Lord Lonsdale's.-At Chelmsford, 70 sovs.
Filly, Sister to Lydia, by Newton, dam by Mameluke, Mr. Skerratt's. At Lichfield, 40 sovs.; and at Walsall, 60 sovs.
Filly, Sister to Pathfinder, by Retainer out of Emilia, Lord Glasgow's.-At Catterick Bridge, 80 sovs.; and at Doncaster, received 100 sovs. from Mr. Gully's filly by Sheet Anchor out of Phoebe.-O.
Filly, by Romulus, dam by Vanish, Mr. R. Bell's.-At Lincoln, 50 sovs.-Y.
Filly, by Hornsea out of Gamelass by Tramp, Lord Chesterfield's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 40 sovs.—0.
Filly, by Velocipede out of Amaryllis by Cervantes, Lord Exeter's. At Stamford,
Filly, by Hornsea out of Industry by Priam, Lord Chesterfield's.-At Newmarket Houghton, 100 sovs.-0.
Filly, by Muley Moloch out of Young Mary by Mowbray, Mr. J. C. Dundas's-At Richmond, 100 sovs.
Filly, by Sir Hercules out of Taglioni, Sir S. Spry's.—At Hampton, 65 sovs.
Frances, ch. f. by Dr. Faustus out of Ninny by Bedlamite, Mr. E. Peel's.-At Stafford,
Full-sail, b. f. by Liverpool, dam by Rubini, Mr. Edwards's.-At Epsom, 130 sovs. ; and at Newmarket Houghton, received 200 sovs.
Hedgehog, b. c. by Kremlin out of Joujou by Taurus, Mr. Edwards's.-At Bedford, 80 sovs.; and at Newmarket Second October, 50 sovs.
Hope, ch. f. by Gladiator out of Miss Frill by Actæon, Mr. R. Bennett's.-At Newton, 140 sovs. O and Y.
Ironmaster (The), ch. c. by Bran out of Zarina by Morisco, Mr. A. W. Hill's.-At Chester October, 100 sovs.
Jesse Hammond, br. f. by Voltaire out of Adriana by Comus, Mr. Hesseltine's.-At Northallerton, 45 sovs.
Jew Boy, br. c. by Mus out of Jewess, Lord March's.-At Ascot Heath, 50 sovs.; and at the same Meeting, 50 sovs.
Jinglepot, b. c. by Physician out of Gazelle by Langar or Tramp, Colonel Cradock's. -At Richmond, 55 sovs. ; and at Northallerton, 50 sovs.-D. and Y.
John Harris, b. c. by Galewood out of Madame St. Clair by Filho da Puta, Sir J. Boswell's.-At Western Meeting, received 40 sovs.
Lady Wildair, ch. f. by Hornsea out of Dirce by Partisan, Lord Chesterfield's.-At Newmarket July, the Chesterfield Stakes of 380 sovs.; at Brighton, 300 sovs.; and at Doncaster, 50 sovs.-0.
Laird-o'-Cockpen (The), br. c. by Glaucus out of Reel, Duke of Richmond's.-At
Lancashire Witch, ch. f. by Tomboy out of Kite (Vulture's dam) by Bustard, Mr.
Little Finch, ch. f. by Hornsea, dam by Sultan out of Rowton's dam, Lord Chesterfield's. At Newmarket Second October, 80 sovs.; and at the Houghton Meeting; 100 sovs. 0.
Longitude, br. f. by Bay Middleton out of Latitude, Lord G. Bentinck's.-At DonAcaster, 600 sovs.; at the same Meeting, received 150 sovs. from Sister to Deerslayer; and at Newmarket Second October, the Bretby Stakes of 900 sovs.-O. Lycurgus, b. c. by Voltaire out of Rectitude by Lottery, Lord Eglinton's.-At Newmarket Houghton, received 250 sovs. from Seaman.-D, L, and Y.
Maid of Orleans (The), ch. f. by Jereed, dam by Velocipede, Mr. J. Day's.-At Bath and Bristol, 120 sovs.-(Mr. Gully's): at Goodwood, the Lavant Stakes of 840 sovs; at the same Meeting, received half of 225 sovs. with Refraction; and at Newmarket First October, 470 sovs.-O.
Mainstay, bl. f. by Sheet Anchor out of Celeste's dam, Mr. H. Stebbings's.-At Brighton, 15 sovs.-L.
Marian Ramsay, b. f. by Physician out of Arinette, Mr. Hesseltine's.-At Catterick Bridge, 70 sovs.; at Durham, 517. 10s.; at Manchester, 90 sovs.; and at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 215 sovs.-O and Y.
Mid-Lothian, br. g. by Bay Middleton out of Myrrha, Mr. Ramsay's.-At Newcastleupon Tyne, 150 sovs.-L.
Miss Elis, ch. f. by Stockport out of Varia, Lord G. Bentinck's.-At Newmarket Second October, 300 sovs.-O and Y.
My Mary, ch. f. by Bran out of Fury, Mr. Copeland 's.-At Lichfield, 70 sovs.; at Newmarket Second October, 60 sovs, and at the same Meeting, the Prendergast Stakes of 625 sovs.— -0.