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vol. XXI. N.s.. NOVEMRER, 1827.

No. CXXII.

CONTENTS. Portraits and Performances of two cele- Musters and Tom Sebright--The Sedgebrated Greyhounds, Blast and Bijou

field Country--Durham, as a Sporting The Newmarket October Meetings........ 2 County : Character of the Yeomen and Cricket--the new System of Throwing.... 9 Farmers... Principal Riders in the SedgeSnipe and Grouse Shooting................11 field Hunt.-- Mr. Bowser's Harriers--Mr. Answers to Racing Questions..............12 Thomas Shafto, a very celebrated Reply to the Inquiry on Capped Hocks....13 Sportsman: his education of the origi. Measure for Give-and-Take Plates ........14 nal Clipper: his extreme Passion for Shooting not always Sporting..............15 Fox-hunting---Mr. Wilkinson, and the Description of Net for taking Pike, Hurworth Fox-Hounds ............ .22-38

Tench, &c. .............................. 16 The Last Words of A Loser .................38 Hints to Young Sportsmen on Shooting Death of the Race-Horse Reviewer........39 Flying..........

............. 17 | Pedigree and Performances of Woodman.. 40 Horse Racing and Theatricals ............17 On the Approach of the Hunting Season 41 Sporting Anecdoteg.......... ...........19 A Letter from Mr. John Lawrence ........42 Practical Remarks on Shooting............20 A Few Lines from Nimrod---Changes in Lines to the Memory of the Fox-Hunter Hunting Countries ......................44

Rough and Ready ........................21 Nests of Herons........... NIMROD'S YORKSHIRE TOUR:-

Holywell Hunt Coursing Meeting. .........49 Mr. Ralph Lambton, as a Huntsman to SPORTING INTELLIGENCE ........ 49 Fox hounds--kemarks on Gentlemen TO CORRESPONDENTS..................56 Huntsmen-Comparison between Mr.

RACING CALENDAR .................... 1

Embellished with,
I. Portraits of BLAST and BiJou, two celebrated Greyhounds.
11. WOODMAN, from a Painting by MR. J. PIT man, of Worcester.

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PORTRAITS OF THE TWO The following are the perform

CELEBRATED GREYHOUND ances of these greyhounds :-
BITCHES, BLAST AND BIJOU.

BLAST.

At Amesbury November Meet. THEabove-named bitches, whose ing 1823, for the Cup, Mr. Biggs's

portraits embellish this Num- blk. b. Blast beat Mr. J. H. Vi. ber of our work, were both very vian's bl. d. Valentine, Mr. Petfast and close runners, and such tat's wh. b. Poll, Mr. Northey's killers that a liare seldom or ever blk. d. Newcomb, and Mr. Moffat escaped them. They were both Mills's blk. d. Marquis, and won bred by H. Biggs, Esq. of Stock- the Cup. She also beat Marquis ton House, Wilts. l'he former in a match for ten guineas. was got by Mr. Pettat’s Platoff, At Deptford December Meetout of Bounty—the sort of which ing 1823, for the Bitch Puppy came from a celebrated kennel in Stake, three guineas each, BLAS'T Yorkshire. Bijau was got by Mr. beat Mr. Everett's blk. b. Erin, S. Heathcote's red dog Hogarth, Sir Hussey Vivian's blk. b. Vaout of Fly, which was bred by the pour, and Mr. Phelips's blk. b. late Mr. Dalton.

Ray, and won the Stake.

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