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Of the acting we think that Madame Celeste does not appear to great advantage: such characters as the Arab Boy are more in her forte ; and she would act wisely by leaving the representations of “injured innocence” to others more at home in delineating the same. O’Smith is every inch himself; the same visual roll, the same peculiar inovement of the manipulators, the same throw of the castor, and the same gentle mellifluent strains ; yes, O'Smith boasts of these characteristics as he was wont. Bedford and Munyard impart a little drollery to the characters of Mr. Toffey, a sweet-stuff maker, and Pegg, a lawyer's clerk, which serves as a refresher” after the “long-drawn out” sentimentality of several of the “heavy" scenes, which we strenuously exhort the manager to shorten not a little.

“To Parents and Guardians" is the title of one of the latest novelties at the LYCEUM; and, as a satire upon the mode at present adopted in several of the suburban establishments for “teaching the young idea,” is perfectly successful. As a dramatic production, it is greatly inferior to “A Trip to Kissengen” by the same author, Mr. Taylor. As at present performed it is too long : this is a fault that can be easily remedied. The acting is decidedly good; that of Wigan, the French refugee, who undertakes the duties of teacher in Jubilee House Select Academy, deserves especial commendation. Mrs. Keeley, as Bob Nettles, is the mischievous boy of the school; and well does she embody the character; albeit, we must admit, it appears that a greater amount of exertion is displayed than in days of yore. The characters assigned to Keeley and Meadows are not by any means worthy of them.

The admirers of spectacle, with all its magnificent accessories, hie them to the Amphitheatre of Astley's, to be, peradventure, wonder-stricken at the goods, not the gods, but which Mr. Batty provides with his accustomed spirit of enterprise and liberality. Damon is not yet, we believe, immortal, although he has been winging his " flight” every night, to the extreme satisfaction of not over-fastidious audiences. Apropos, on a late visit we overheard one, who learned not classically if he learned too well, inquire of his fidus Achates who was dam-in?

The last occasion we visited The Princess's THEATRE there was a tremendous rush-at the compartment set apart for the “free list.” We earnestly call

upon

the manager to appoint some extra hands at this particular entrance. The labours of Hercules were as nought to the superhuman exertions requisite for the recipient of the immense quantity of paper nightly presented at this salle de spectacle. It is a positive act of cruelty to impose the onerous duties we have described upon a single individual-courteous and civil though he be-in fact, the one officer alluded to affords an illustration of natural urbanity being only exceeded by extreme suffering from overwork. We have no remarks to add on the performances; for, on our entering the house, ever and anon the rueful and woebegone visages of the officials presented themselves to our notice. With half a glance we could detect the mind addicted to the auri sacra fames, instead of being occupied in conning over what should be the receipts, employed in ruminating over the orderly appearance of the audience. Under such melancholy circumstances, who could blame us for effecting a precipitate retreat ?

The patent houses have commenced their performances. Drury LANE, with Mr. Alfred Bunn once more for its lessee, who, as usual, holds forth much promise. Keeping faith with the public is another part of the story, in which we should certainly be inclined to lay odds against the manager. Mrs. Bishop, we should say, “Madame Anna Bishop,” has made her appearance as the bright particular star of the season : whether she shines with the lustre that was brightly anticipated, we will not be ungallant enough to mention.

At Covent Garden, the prince of Promenade Concerts is now energetically flourishing the oft-used baton-need we say we allude to the arbiter whatever arum you will ?—no other than Jullien, who, like the old oak, spoken of so feelingly by the poet, “stands in his pride alone.” The houses continue to be good

nightly : and such is likely to be the gratifying report until the 28th inst., when the season must positively terminate.

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

aquatics. MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATÉ COMMODORE OF THE R.Y.S.

We learn that the Committee of the R.Y.S., in order to mark the high esteem and respect in which their late lamented Commodore, the Earl of Yarborough, was held, have proposed (to be erected by the members, honorary members, and others) a nautical monument, or sea mark, on some appropriate spot, to be selected in the Isle of Wight; and that every member be solicited to suscribe such sumn as he shall think fit, members not to exceed £10, nor less than £5 each. The subscriptions not being alone confined to the members, there is no doubt the Admiralty and Trinity Boards will also be contributors, the heads of which are ex officio members of the squadron. The Committee, moreover, intend bringing forward a proposition at the next general meeting in May, that a sum of £200 be voted for the same purpose out of the funds of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and a committee will then be appointed to carry the same into effect. Loss of

THE EARL OF MOUNTCASHEL's Yacht, WANDERING SPIRIT, R.Y.S.—This elegant yacht, the property of the Earl of Mountcashel, of Kilworth, was, we regret to say, totally wrecked on the 17th of last month, off Hangham's Point, Kinsale, eastward of the entrance to the harbour, and was nearly attended with the sacrifice of all on board, among whom were the countess and her daughter. The party had been out on a short cruise, and were returning, when it came on blowing from the north-east. In rounding the above point it is supposed she “hugged” the shore too closely, for at about five o'clock she struck with great violence, and within ten minutes after she heeled over into deep water, and shortly disappeared. The Countess of Mountcashel and her daughter were in the cabin at the time when the yacht turned over, and it was with the utmost difficulty that the crew could extricate and get them into the boat, with which they succeeded in gaining the beach. They saved no property whatever, excepting the clothes they wore. The estimated loss of the yacht and her contents is stated to be upwards of £12,000.

Coursing. SALE OF MR. POTTERTON's GREYHOUNDS.-Twelve of this gentleman's hounds were sold by auction at Bretherton's Repository, Birmingham, in the early part of last month, and fetched the following prices :-F. and w. b. Primrose, three years old, £3 5s.; bk. b. Planet, three years old, £2 10s.; be. b. Fly, two years old, £2 5s.; bk, and w. d. Pilot, two years old, £3 15s.; bk. and w. b. Pet, £9 9s. (bought by Mr. Whitehead); bd. d. Khan (used as a stallion for the last three years), £2 (bought by Mr. Tibbitts); bd. b. by Khan, out of Planet (born Jan. 8), £2 12s. 68. (bought by Mr. Chapman); bd. b. Khan, out of Primrose (born Jan. 6), £2; sister to the latter, £2 10s.; bd. d. by Tibbitts's Try-it-again, out of Pet (born May 15), £2; sister to the latter, £i 10s. (bought by Mr. J. Wiggan); and a bd. b. by Sweet William, out of Prudence (born Feb. 28), £2 7s. 6d. All the dogs are well-bred, and known to public coursers.

THE ANNAN Club.-In consequence of Lord Queensberry having refused the usual permission to the Annan Coursing Club to hold their meeting over his Lordship’s estate of Torthorwald, the meeting will not take place this season.

STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.

SALE OF BLOOD STOCK.

Mr. Ford's Stud, according to promise, was brought to the hammer during the Second October Meeting, and sold “out-and-out” at the following prices : BROOD MARES

Gs. Duvernay (dam of Robert de Gorham), by Emilius out of Varennes; covered by Touchstone

310 Sequidilla, by Sheet Anchor out of Catherine (the dam of Taurus), &c.; covered by Sir Hercules .....

210 Exclamation, by Emilius out of Surprise ; covered by Touchsione

205 Echo (Sting's dam), by Emilius, &c.; covered by Slane.....

155 Meal, by Bran out of Tintoretto, by Rubens; covered by Sir Hercules 120 Calumny, by Velocipede out of Scandal (dam of Iago); covered by Cæsar.. 105 Lady (dam of Dolo), by Zinganee out of Octavina (dam of Crucifix); covered by Cæsar

100 A Chesnut Mare, by Emilius out of Fidelity ; covered by Slane

95 A Brown Mare, by Priam, dam by Whisker out of Urganda, by Milo..... 95 Viola, by Dr. Syntax out of Miss Tree; covered by Cæsar..

91 Eccola, by Bay Middleton ont of Arsenic (Poison's dam); covered by Charles the Twelfth

62 Miss Betsy, by Plenipo-Shilelagh’s dam, by Castrel, &c.; covered by Slane 62 A Glencoe Mare out of Frolicsome, by Frolic, &c.; covered by Harkaway.. 60 Variation (winner of the Oaks), by Bustard out of Johanna Southcote; covered by Touchstone ...

60 Ten-Pound Note, by Taurus or Augustus, dam by Centaur out of Problem; covered by Sir Hercules

57 Spiteful, by Recovery out of a Young Whisker mare, by Blacklock out of Beatrice; covered by Cæsar

46 Piccolina, by Toss-up out of Minima, by Rowton ; covered by Cæsar

45 Mademoiselle, by Economist, dam by Rowton out of Pigmy ; covered by Coronation

42 Deception, by Mountebank out of Advance, by Pioneer ; covered by Cæsar 29 FOALS, WITH THEIR ENGAGEMENTS.

Gs. A Brown Colt, by Sir Hercules out of Duvernay; engaged in the Ham, Gratwicke, and Triennial Stakes....

230 A Bay Colt, by Sleight-of-hand out of Lady

230 A Chesnut Colt, by Harkaway out of an Emilius mare, dam Fidelity by Whisker

160 A Bay Colt, by Don John out of Meal ; engaged in the Ham, Gratwicke, and Triennial Stakes......

150 A Bay Colt, by Touchstone out of Deception ; engaged in the Ham, Gratwickc, and Triennial Stakes

125 A Bay Colt, by Charles the Twelfth out of Calumny

100 A Bay Filly Foal, by Sir Hercules out of Sequidilla; engaged in the Triennial Stakes in the First October Meeting, 1848, at Newmarket..........

83 A Bay Filly, by Pantaloon out of a Glencoe mare

80 A Chesnut Colt, by Sir Hercules out of Spitefui ; engaged in the Ham, Gratwicke, and Triennial Stakes.....

61 A Chesnut Colt, by Sir Hercules out of Ten-Pound Note; engaged in the Ham, Gratwicke, and Triennial Stakes

41 A Brown Colt, by St. Francis out of Mademoiselle

36 A Bay Filly, by Erymus out of Piccolina

25 A Bay Filly, by Plenipo out of Viola....

25 250

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS.

STALLIONS.

YEARLINGS, WITH THEIR ENGAGEMENTS.

Gs. Fandango, a bay filly, by Touchstone out of Sequidilla; engaged in the Oaks

Stakes at Epsom, 1848, and a Match for 100 sovs. with Mr. Theobald's
Optimus, First October Meeting, 1847 ...

300 Duplicity, a chesnut filly, by Muley Moloch out of Deception ; engaged in the Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket, 1847...

105 Moll Flagon, a chesnut filly, by Velocipede out of The Hind; engaged in the Oaks, 1848

40 TWO-YEAR-OLDS, WITH THEIR ENGAGEMENTS.

Gs. George Barnwell, a black colt, by Sir Hercules out of Ten-Pound Note; en

gaged in the Prendergast, Derby, St. James's Palace Stakes at Ascot,

the Ham Stakes, and St. Leger A Brown Filly, by Theon, dam Beatrice by Blacklock ..

205 Clarendon (late Stumpt-up), a bay colt, by Lanercost out of Cara ; engaged in the Column Stakes, the 2000gs., Derby, and St. Leger

37 THREE-YEAR-OLDS.

Gs. Gnarracha, by Sheet Anchor out of Catherine (sister to Sequidilla) ....... 125 A Brown Mare, by Muley Moloch out of Lead (unbroke)

50

Gs. The Lady Abbess, by St. Nicholas out of Neva, by Cervantes, &c.; covered by Cæsar..

26

Gs. Cæsar (foaled 1836), by Sultan out of Cobweb (the dam of Bay Middleton), by Phantom, &c., &c.

290 THE BENTINCK STUD.-Only three lots further have been disposed of since our last report on this gradually decreasing collection, viz., Let-us-stopawhile-says-slow, covered by Melbourne, for 160 gs.; Joyous, brother to Joy, engaged in the Great Yorkshire, for 46 gs.; and a Yearling Colt, by Plenipotentiary, out of Luxury, for 26 gs.

Mr. Parr has sold Dulcet to Lord William Russell, Mr. O'Brien Jonathan Wild to Mr. Greville, and Colonel Anson, his stallion, Gladiator, for £2,500, to go to France.

Earl Granville, the new Master of the Buck Hounds, and Earl Strathmore have been elected members of the Jockey Club.

The Jockey Club have received another memorial from the friends of John Day, jun., strenuously pleading for a free pardon, and restoration to former rights.

The business of the month has been so entirely taken up with the Handicaps and other events for immediate decision, that, notwithstanding we have contrived to run up a few names into a table for the Derby, we have nothing to add beyond the meager account the formula affords. Van Tromp and Epirote would seem established as first and second on the list, and then comes a winter's scramble for third place amongst the Bentinck "picks” and one or two others. If, as seems probable, the Criterion is to be a criterion on this point, we must leave Coningsby in with some claim.

Oct. 13th.

Oct. 27th.
Oct. 5th.
THE DERBY, 1847.

Oct. 19th.
Newmarket.

Newmarket.

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