Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize, and Spirit, Volume 19

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Rogerson & Tuxford, 1802 - Hunting

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Page 114 - Their dearest action in the tented field, And little of this great world can I speak, More than pertains to feats of broil and battle, And therefore little shall I grace my cause In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience, I will a round...
Page 254 - Fire !" was given, meaning to pull out my pistol, in a horrible hurry I presented, neck foremost, the villanous diet drink of Lady Kitty Carbuncle ; and the medicine being unfortunately fermented by the jolting of my horse, it forced out the cork with a prodigious pop, full in the face of my gallant commander. Sir C.
Page 135 - And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.
Page 244 - Week of about a mile in length and about a quarter of a mile in breadth.
Page 104 - The scene to vary, we shall try in time To treat you with a little Pantomime. Here light and easy Columbines are found, And well-tried Harlequins with us abound ; From durance vile our precious selves to keep, We often had recourse to th' flying leap ; To a black face have sometimes owed escape, And Hounslow Heath has proved the worth of crape.
Page 290 - THE Lawns were dry in Euston Park; (Here Truth inspires my Tale;) The lonely footpath, still and dark, Led over Hill and Dale. Benighted was an ancient Dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the vale of Fakenham, And hail its Willow shade. Her footsteps knew no idle stops, But follow'd faster still; And echo'd to the darksome Copse That whisper'd on the Hill...
Page 156 - Islington, performed surprising feats of strength, as breaking a broomstick of the first magnitude by striking it against his bare arm ; lifting two hogsheads of water ; heaving his horse over the turnpike-gate; carrying the beam of a house as a soldier his firelock, &c.
Page 290 - Then on she sped, and hope grew strong, The white park gate in view ; Which pushing hard, so long it swung That Ghost and all pass'd through.
Page 104 - ... passion for Theatric fame; What, in the practice of our former days, Could shape our talents to exhibit plays? Your patience, Sirs, some observations made, You'll grant us equal to the scenic trade. He, who to midnight ladders is no stranger, You'll own will make an admirable ranger.
Page 290 - twas his fate to thrive : And long he lived and spread his fame, And kept the joke alive. For many a laugh went through the vale, And some conviction too : Each thought some other goblin tale, Perhaps, was just as true.

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