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The Cramp.-On Gaming.

(Icon horrors of seeing the barometer point- or to increase any habitoal disposition ing to three lines below the freezing to an acidity, to which those who are point of Fahrenheit, I do conjure you litlle accustomed to air and exercise to fold up your curious leaves of anti- are usually subjected.” Now I 12 quiry, dear Urban, and turn 10 such told that real and ham are of this kind, of your sybilline oracles, if you have and were the causes of the treedte any, as can spread relief to my wearied abore described. If previous caution sinews-can bring back the calves of can be observed at bed-lime, a spousmy legs, which did actually last nightful of magnesia may be set reads to sink into the cavities thai lie, I be still the enemy, or rather is suspected lieve, behind them, and place my toes in preparing his attack, it may be in upon their proper level to poise my before going to bed. This correcta este body, instead of starting upward "like acidity, which is the cause of the es ! a broken bow." I doubt not if, in all tack. But I do not rouch for these ima the repertorium of your ninety-seven medies, and having never been strany volumes of the Genieman's Magazine tomed to place any faith in whal you should find yourself at a loss for some merely hear, and do not well

underimmediate remedy (for I am writing stand, I trust you will do well for efnow under the remains of what I suf self and the rest of your correspot! fered five hours since), you would con- ents and readers, by some more efet sult some venerable fellow-sufferer in tual and convincing prescription. If our learned Universities, and recon- you will bring forth your succor mend them to use their Christian call. dear Urban, all will be well. A. H. ing in diffusing to a poor wight, not altogether insensible to their nerit and learning, some consolation to this mor

ON GAMING. tal the Medical mablemy_case known Twou houses, (sayo sa puntong orang even the president's goid-headed cane

in St. James'-sireet, the sites of which at their head, seem to be puzzled for

we presume, are to be added, in some a practical remedy, and turn off with way or other, to the national disgrace a smile, and say, as Dr. Buchan used which already stands there, a moara to say, grasp a roll of brimstone, which mental outrage upon public decent you may buy for sixpence, and if it Well, indeed, may the affairs of takes away {he pain instantly it may country fall into the hands of mere por as well be adopted; or a glass of tar

litical adventurers, where those whose water as Bp. Berkeley would have ambition it ought to be to serve in the said. But even this does not answer highest offices of state, dedicate their the purpose, seeing that the anxieties days and nights to a selfish, hideous of the day are apt io make us thought- vice, which is now risen to such as less and unprovided against those of height among us as to require palaces a shop for these articles, which I shall which becomes every day more and he therefore told, with a taunting sneer, that it was my duty to bave procured

more appalling; and though the es

forts of the press hare hitherto been in time. It is all very true doctrine, but like Job's comforter, it comes to

of little, if of any avail, in checking late. Is there any other remedy known netrable to shame, yet as long as core in the passing world for this intruder! voice can reach the public ear, neme Is there no one that can shew the cause will we cease to raise it against the of his coming! Is it indigestion, the most base and demoralising spion modern resource of all medical difficul. with which a country, laying claim ties? Here is presented a certain da to any thing like honesty and virtue, pass, and turn this hidden enemy from Aicted." Every man, as he passes this

, him. A grave and experienced Doc with astonishment at the joint follo his lurking corner, and finally exclude · whitened sepulchre," lists his content patient, and especially if he be a stutor of my acquaintance says, “Let the and wickedness which can alone have

reared, and can alone support dious man, carefully avoid the most fice at once so low and so attractive diet or dish at table which is Surely it is a monstrous inequality in in any degree likely to

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On Gaming - British Dogs.

683 303 Aash-houses and other minor recepta- vice among us? We call then upon bic cles for thieves, when a den of ihis that sex who happily have hearts—who, 1. description can rear its head in the by their attractions and virtue, can and

Inost public part of London with im- ought to infuence men in all their *: puniiy. Surely it is a fearful symplom actions, to use their powers of per12 among the signs of the times, when suasion in saring their fathers, bus.

those whose stations in society call bands, brothers, lovers, and with them me upon them for examples of probity their country, from this growing and

and worth (to say nothing of the astounding evil. Never let it be said higher claims which their families, of English women, that they stood

their friends, and their country have quietly by, and witnessed, much less ce upon them) should not only be totally encouraged, a ruin in which they and

regardless of all these, but, in fact, so their offspring must be involved. Far
dead to their own real interest and re- as this pestilence has spread, it is still,
putation, as to become the habitual com- we trust, within controlable bounds,
panions of mere thieves and swindlers; and it is to the virtue and good sense
for such in truth are the denons who of those whom the contagion has not
preside over and thrive by these places, yet reached, that we look to erect a
however they may think that their ad- barrier against its further progress.
mission into better society than that of
the coinmon cut-purse entitl

them to
be considered of another grade. Shall MR. URBAN,

June 20. we be told that there is fair play'

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have gained one common appellation, other countries has long been acknowand that in common with the infernal ledged, and in no particular is this preregions. In them we believe fair is eminence more striking than in its foul, and foul is fair.' But be it so.

breed of Dogs, which from the reAdmit, for the sake of argument, that motest times has been highly celethe play at such places is fair; dues brated. We are told the dogs of Bria it follow that play is less an evil on

tain were trained by the Gauls, and thal account? Is the drunkard less a

used in their batiles; and so convinced beast because the liquor which intoxi

were the Romans of their prowess, cates himn is unadulterated? Why, that persons were appointed especially the State Lottery, it is to be hoped 10 procure and forward them for the at least, was fair; but that has been combats of the amphitheatre. The abolished on account of its alleged de- poetGratius, the contemporary of moralizing tendency. But we believe Ovid, in his work on hunting, comthere is no such ihing as fair play, mends their superior boldness ; at the strictly speaking, at any of these hells

same time he confesses they were far or clubs. A mere gamester must, from inserior in beauty of form and colour. ihe very nature of his occupation, be a

“Si non ad speciem, mentiturosque decores rogue. Watch hiin-look at bi nar- Protinus; hæc una est catulis jactura Brirowly while at the card or hazard

tannis. table. See whether he has any heart At magnum cùm venit opus, promendaque or any of the common feelings of na

virtus, ture about him. He has invariably Et vocat extremo præceps discrimine Mavors, none, and is therefore under liule or Non tunc egregios tantum admirere Mono moral restraint. He is invariably

lossos." a bad husband, a bad father, a bad In the old romance of Sir Triamour, son, a bad brother, and a bad friend. the hound, which plays so distinguished Let his play be ever so fair, as it is a part in revenging his murdered mascalled, the demon of selfishness and rer, (the main incidents of which beau. avarice besets him as a morial disease, tiful story have been introduced with and he is from that moment a useless his usual ability in the tale of the pest upon earth, a curse to himself, Talisman by the Author of Waverley,)

counıry, and his connections. This is said to be an “ English hound;" at picture we verily believe is not over. least he is designated as such in the charged; and if it be not, what terms dramatic representation of the same rocan be too strong in which to repro- mance by Hans Sachs. Therets of bate the farther spread of this horrid Italy and Spain were

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horrors of seeing the barometer point- or to increase ang habitual disposition
ing to three lines below the freezing to an acidity, to which those who are
point of Fahrenheit, I do conjure you little accustomed to air and exercise
to fold up your curious leaves of anti- are usually subjected.” Now I ain
quity, dear Urban, and turn 10 such told that veal and ham are of this kind,
of your sybilline oracles, if you have and were the causes of the trouble
any, as can spread relief to my wearied above described. If previous caution
sinews can bring back the calves of can be observed at bed-time, a spoon-
my legs, which did actually last nightful of magnesia may be set ready to
sink into the cavities that lie, I be- still the enemy, or rather if suspected
lieve, behind them, and place my loes in preparing his attack, it may be taken
upon their proper level to poise my before going to bed. This corrects the
body, instead of starting upward "like acidity, which is the cause of the are
a troken bow.” I doubt not if, in all tack. But I do not vouch for these re-
the repertorium of your ninety-seven medies, and having never been accus-
volumes of the Gentieman's Magazine tomed to place any faith in what I
you should find yourself at a loss for some merely hear, and do not well under-
immediate remedy (for I am writing stand, I trust you will do well for my,
now under the remains of what I suf- self and the rest of your correspond-
fered five hours sivce), you would con- ents and readers, by some more effec-
sult some venerable fellow-sufferer in tual and convincing prescription. If
our learned Universities, and recom- you will bring forth your succour,
mend them to use their Christian call- dear Urban, all will be well. A. H.
ing in diffusing to a poor wight, not
altogether insensible to their merit and
learning, some consolation to this mor-

ON GAMING tal flesti s make my case known Twoulouses saws va continporary even the president's gold-headed cane in St. James'-street, the sites of which at their head, seem to be puzzled for we presume, are to be added, in some a practical remedy, and turn off with way or other, to the national disgrace a smile, and say, as Dr. Buchan used which already stands there, a monoto say, grasp a roll of brimstone, which mental outrage upon public decency. you may buy for sixpence, and if it Well, indeed, may the affairs of a takes away the pain instantly it may country fall into the hands of mere poas well be adopted ; or a glass of tar- litical adventurers, where those whose water as Bp. Berkeley would have ambition it ought to be 10 serve in the said. But even this does not answer highest offices of state, dedicate their the purpose, seeing that the anxieties days and nights 10 a selfish, hideous of the day are apt 10 make us thought. vice, which is now risen to such a less and unprovided against those of height ame-g us as to require palaces the night, until it is too late to send to for its orgies. The subject is one a shop for these articles, which I shall which becomes every day more and be therefore told, with a taunting sneer, more appalling; and though the efo that it was my duty to have procured forts of the press hare hiiherio been in time. It is all very true doctrine, of little, if of any avail, in checking but like Job's comforter, it comes too the career of those who seem impe. late. Is there any other remedy known netrable to shame, yet as long as oor in the passing world for this intruder! voice can reach the public ear, never Is there no one that can shew the cause will we cease to raise it against the of his coming? Is it indigestion, the most base and demoralising system modern resource of all medical difficul. with which a country, laying claim ties? Here is presented a certain da- to any thing like honesty and virtue, tum on which we may fix our com- either public or prirate, ever was afpass, and turn this hidden enemy from Alicted. Every man, as he passes this his lurking corner, and finally exclude 'whitened sepulchre,' lists his eyes him. A grave and experienced Doc. with astonishment at the joint folly tor of my acquaintance says, “ Let the and wickedness which can alone hare patient, and especially if he be a stu- reared, and can alope support an edidious man, carefully avoid the most fice at once so low and so magnificent. attractive diet or dish at table which is Surely it is a monstrous inequality in in any degree likely to produce acid, the law, which professes to suppress

PART 1.)
On Gaming - British Dogs.

683 Aash-houses and other minor recepta- vice among us? We call then opon cles for thieves, when a den of ihis that sex who happily have hearts—who, description can rear its head in the by their attractions and virtue, can and most public part of London with im- ought to influence men in all their punity. Surely it is a fearful symptom actions, to use their powers of peramong the signs of the times, when suasion in saring their fathers, bus. those whose stations in society call bands, brothers, lovers, and with them upon them for examples of probity their country, from this growing and and worth (to say nothing of the astounding evil. Never let it be said higher claims which their families, of English women, that they stood their friends, and their country have quietly by, and witnessed, much less upon them) should not only be totally encouraged, a ruin in which they and regardless of all these, but, in fact, so their offspring must be involved. Far dead to their own real interest and re- as this pestilence has spread, it is still, putation, as to become the habitual com- we trust, within controlable bounds, panions of mere thieves and swindlers; and it is to the virtue and good ser

sense for such in truth are the demons who of those whom the contagion has not preside over and thrive by these places, yet reached, that we look to erect a however they may think that their ad- barrier against its further progress. mission into better society than that of the coinmon cut-purse entitles them to be considered of another grade. Shall MR. URBAN,

June 20. we be told that there is fair play' at these places? Fair, indeed, must

HE general superiority of the ani. be the proceedings at places which have gained one common appellation, other countries has long been acknowand that in common with the infernal ledged, and in no particular is this preregions. In them we believe tair is eminence more striking than in its foul, and foul is fair.' But be it so. breed of Dogs, which from the reAdmit, for the sake of argument, that motest times has been highly celethe play at such places is fair; does brated. We are told the dogs of Bria it follow that play is less an evil on

tain were trained by the Gauls, and that account? 'Is the droukard less a

used in their battles; and so convinced beast because the liquor which intoxi

were the Romans of their prowess, cates himn is unadulterated? Why, that persons were appointed especially the State Lottery, it is to be hoped 10 procure and forward them for the at least, was fair; but that has been combats of the amphitheatre. The abolished on account of its alleged de- poet Gratius, the contemporary of moralizing tendency. But we believe Ovid, in his work on hunting, comThere is no such ihing as fair play, mends their superior boldness; at the strictly speaking, at any of these hells same time he confesses they were far or clubs. A mere gamester must, from inferior in beauty of form and colour. the very nature of his occupation, be a “Si non ad speciem, mentiturosque decores rogue. Watch him-look at him nar. Protinus; hæc una est caculis jactura Brirowly while at the card or hazard

tapnis. table. See whether he has any heart At magpuin cùm venit opus, promendaque or any of the common feelings of na- virtus, ture about him. He has invariably Et vocat extremo præceps discrimine Mavors, none, and is therefore under liule or Non tunc egregios tantum admirere Mono moral restraini. He is invariably

lossos.” a bad husband, a bad father, a bad In the old romance of Sir Triamour, son, a bad brother, and a bad friend. the hound, which plays so distinguished Lot his play be ever so fair, as it is a part in revenging his murdered mascalled, the demon of selfishness and ter, (the main incidents of which beau. avarice besets him as a morial disease, tiful story have been introduced with and he is from that moment a useless his usual ability in the tale of the pest upon earth, a curse to himself, Talisman by the Author of Waverley,) his country, and his connections. This is said to be an “ English hound;" at picture we verily believe is not over. least he is designated as such in the charged; and if it be not, what terms dramatic representation of the same rocan be too strong in which to repro- mance by Hans Sachs. The poets of bale the farther spread of this horrid Italy and Spain were aware of the esti.

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Superiority of British Dogs.

[XCVII. mation in which they were held; for true breed is not now to be found. This Tansillo, in his poem La Balia, or the is to be regretted; for they are repreNurse, thus alludes to them:

sented as most faithful and courageous, "E i cagnuoli, o siano nostri o di Bret- and of strength and power. This may

be the sort of hounds the knights of tagna, Perchè il valor de' padri in lor si servi, old kept with them for a desence; it Non den latte assaggiar di strana eagna.”

would have been impossible for a greyAnd Garcilaso de la Vega, with much hound of the common kind to have strength of description, in one of his performed what the hound of Sir Trie Eclogues,

amour is said to have done. The Irish rs Como lebrel de Irlanda generoso

greyhound was used in France in the

17th century for hunting the wild boar Que el javalì cerdoso y fiero mira,

and wolf. Rebatase, sospira, fuerza y rine, Y apenas le constrine el atadura

But it is the common greyhound Que el dueno con cordura mos aprieta." that appears to have been the favourite The French were particularly un

animal of our forefathers, the peculiar willing to admit our superiority in dog of chivalry; and its beauty, acti

vity, and ,

grace, well fitted it for the after and prized by the nobility. Four companion of gallant knights and fair English greyhounds were thought by hound, were the accompaniments and

, Froissart a valuable addition to the man of his day, Gaston Count de Foix; churches reposing his marble limbs on pack of the most experienced hunts- signs of gentle blood,' and many a yet, notwithstanding the preference shewn for them in this and other in the faithful body of his greyhound. stances

, their writers on hunting, ad. So great was the fondness for this mitting the English dogs were better class of dogs, that about the end of the Irained, were still indignant that they

fourteenth century, the Count de Sanshould be supposed at all superior 19 der of the Greyhound. According to

cerre founded an order called the Orthe French. The English dogs,"

the old writers on the subject, in order bays Salnove, are not more clever,

to form a perfect dog, the features of and do not possess more dexterity than

several animals

very

different in themthose of France, but they are naturally more obedient and docile; they are

selves were necessary. Dame Juliana therefore preferred by idle hunters, and Barnes, in her Book' on Hunting, thus those who are ignorant of the art, for

quaintly sums them up. it requires little skill to manage them :

“A greyhounde sholde be heeded lyke a a few English words which they pride And neckyd like a drake

snake,
themselves

upon knowing, do all that
is requisite :" and a later writer com- Tayílyd lyke å ratte

Fotyd lyke a catte,
plains, that since the introduction of Syded lyke a teme
English dogs, and the consequent mix. And chynyd like a beme.”
ture of the breeds, “nos beaux chiens
antiques se sont évanouis, on n'y con-

She then goes ou to describe how
noît plus rien, et il n'en est resté que

he should be treated year by year, till la curiosité du pelage.”. Our good old

at last when he has grown infirm in dogs have disappeared ; nothing, is

the service of his master, and is of DO
known respecting them, and all that more use in the sports of the field, the
remains of them is the singularity of merciless old lady thus coolly recom-

mends,
coat.
It is not very easy to determine what “ And when he is comyn to that yere

Have him to the tannere ;
particular race of dogs is referred to in
some of the extracts above. It would

For the beste hounde that ever bytche
seem those mentioned by Grotius were

hadde of the mastiff or bull.dog breed, or

At ninthe yere he is full badde.” probably of that kind, which in the

A similar description of a perfect middle ages were fainous under the greyhound is in the old French poem name of alanus. The Irish greyhound on Hunting by Gaces de la Bigne, or wolf-dog, in the lines of Garcilaso, from which, as well as the prose creais well known to our naturalists; and tise of Gaston Phebus, much of the until the present century the race existed; but it is believed a dog of the

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