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Town Talk.

exclusive property of D'Estournel, if that amiable animal will but consent to keep its temper and restrain its desire to eat, or otherwise

destroy its jockey, just for five minutes ! BY THE SAUNTERER IN SOCIETY.

I may mention“ in this connection"-racing, to wit—that I have re

ceived å racy set of "rules and conditions" from Tipperary. The THE unknown quan- Tipperary race-course is clearly not to be looked on as the ordinary tity is exactly the “course of events,” and the regulations in force upon it would puzzle thing to exhibit with any one but an Irish sportsman. Here are a few of the posers :out exaggeration or “Any person refusing to allow his horse to be sold after winning a Selling Race excess the extraordi- will forfeit the race, and same to go to the fund." nary numbers that I suppose whether the horse, or the race, or the person, goes to the exhilaration, exercise, fund is from the Hibernian point of view all the same"-only difand expectation will ferent. Then one is told :extravagantly excite

“N.B.-Any person raising an objection to lodge £5 with the Stewards, same to to an

exodus from be forfeited should the objections prove groundless." town. The extensive If a person did not raise an objection but could not raise the money, exile, or extravasation what then? It seems from the wording of the sentence that the of the life-blood of groundless objection would be all the forfeit the stewards could exact. London - exclusives, But the best is to come :exquisites, and excur

“ Any horse not standing in the stable of a subscriber of £l to the race fund, sionists - exemplifies the night previous to, or during the race, the owner of same will have to pay one of those excep

2 sovs. before his horse will be allowed to start.” tional and extreme This is simply extortion ! Fancy having to pay $2 for per

cases when all Eng- mission to start your horse for a race, during which he must, accordTHE FRENCH X POSITION land expresses its ing to the rules, stand in a stable! The rules state that no

ecstasy and exhibits federancy" is allowed ;-—it's a pity they did not obtain the services its expansive and exuberant sympathy with an excusable forgetful- of some literary confederate before they ventured on these tricks of ness of external differences, which, when examined, will exhibit ex. composition. cellencies we should not be led to expect, and which is an exponent of It is high time the Gulf Stream were taken out, cleaned, repaired, a national feeling extending from the most exalted to those of the and put back again. A week ago we were at Midsummer—the week meanest extraction-I mean without further excursiveness (for the before at Midwinter, to which we have as suddenly returned. MR. eccentricity of which my exemplary reader may expostulate with me KINGSLEY's favourite North Easter has come back with neuralgia and most justly)—the love of sport. If the weather is but fine, one of the rheumatism in its train. I fear our prospects of a good fruit year are largest gatherings may be expected on the Downs, for the race is qaite gone. And it is all the Gulf Stream, I am told. Has it gone to the an open one, and everybody will be anxious to see it. I don't fancy Paris Exhibition, or is it a democratic current that is diverted, but not any of my readers will suspect me of an intimate knowledge of horse- amused, at the spectacle of a Tory Government successfully carrying a flesh and racing, but as a saunterer in all societies, I may mention the Reform Bill? I only hope it will behave like a well-conducted tide, impression I gather from my wanderings-Damely, that the race is the and come back to us in time for the Derby.

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Mr. Bull (to Gl*dst*ne, who is put up for Liberal Party "):-" YOU TWO DON'T SEEM TO GET ON WELL; BUT THAT HORSE HAS GOT ALL THE WINNING IN HIM, ÍF YOU CAN ONLY GET HIM ALONG !”

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