The Sportsman


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Seite 200 - There is a stone there, that whoever kisses, Oh! he never misses to grow eloquent. 'Tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber, Or become a member of parliament: A clever spouter he'll sure turn out, or An out-and-outer, "to be let alone," Don't hope to hinder him, or to bewilder him; Sure he's a pilgrim from the Blarney stone!
Seite 65 - ... and I would not have believed it, if I had not seen it...
Seite 252 - no house, office, room or other place shall be opened, kept or used for the purpose of the owner, occupier or keeper thereof, or any person using the same, or...
Seite 370 - ... information upon which the conviction takes place, and the remaining half shall be applied in aid of the poor rate of the parish in which the offence shall have been committed, and shall be paid for that purpose to the overseer or other person authorized to receive poor rates in snch...
Seite 134 - ... race, shall be disqualified for winning the race, whether such jostle or cross happened by the swerving of the horse, or by the foul and careless riding of the jockey, or otherwise...
Seite 152 - Such is the aspect of this shore ; 'Tis Greece, but living Greece no more ! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there.
Seite 220 - Straight down the Crooked Lane And all round the Square.
Seite 301 - At a Meeting of the Jockey Club, held on Thursday in the Second October Meeting, 1838, which was very numerously attended, it was unanimously resolved:— That it is the opinion of this Club that it is necessary to declare their extreme disapprobation of horses being started for races without the intention, on the part of their owners, of trying to win them.
Seite 252 - AN ACT for the Suppression of Betting Houses. [20tA August, 1853.] WHEREAS a kind of gaming has of late sprung up tending to the injury and demoralization of improvident persons by the opening of places called betting houses or offices, and the receiving of money in advance by the owners or occupiers of such houses or offices, or by other persons acting on their behalf, on their promises to pay money on events of horse races and the like contingencies : for the suppression thereof be it enacted as...
Seite 348 - A bound and a hawk no longer Shall be symptoms of disaffection ; A cock-fight shall cease to be breach of the peace, And a horse-race an insurrection.

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