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OUR CHRISTMAS MEAT SHOW, After some hesitation as to Avhether it should bo held at all, commenced on Tuesday and, according to custom, Ave givealistof the fare which our bulche-rs provided..Right good fare it was just such as an epicure would like ou his table not., as is too commonly the case, so overbidem Avith fat as to be undatable, but well-grained, juicy, and toothsome, answering to the Ideal cut described in Dean Swift's Avell- known serio-comic lines. George the Fourth used to say that a loin of Welsh muttem was a dish for a king; and as he did not forget to look after his own pleasures, we must confess that in such matters as these he was entitled to be looked up to as a judge, Avhatever may be thought of his merits as a king. How ele- lighted his Majesty would have been with our show on Tueselay! How critically would he have looked at this and that; how lovingly would he have expatiated on the tid-bits that met the eye in every direction. Pontypool is famous (Avhether it knows it or not) for its venison-like mutton and here was not only mutton, but everything else, in perfection. The grand show of the day was unepiestion- ably that of Mr John Pugh Richards, Com- ] mercial-street, and this was the grand centre of attraction, as it deserved to be. His stock included a magnificent Short-horn heifer, a very handsome Scotch heifer, and two fine Pembrokeshire heifers, all fed by Lady Llan- over; four prime Hereford heifers, secured at last week's fair 30 prime Welsh Avethers, fed by Mr Geo. Fothergill; six black Welsh we- thers, fed by Lady Llanover; 20 other prime sheep, fed by the exhibitor; four very prime bacon pigs, fed by Mr Parker, Fk; and six choice little porkers, fed by th: exhibitor. All in this establishment was of very superior quality. Very high merit also was perceptible in the next shop visited, that of our old townsman Mr Pullin, Commercial-street. He exhibited, among other stock, a very fine fat cow, bred and fed by J. Taylor, Esq., Prior's Court, near Ledbury; a prime heifer, bred and fed by Philip Williams, Esq., Allensmore, Hereford; and a fat pig, bred and fed by Mr Davies, Llanover; 20 Leicester sheep, from Thomas Powell, Esq., The Gaer; and 20 nice little Welsh sheep, from Mr Nicholas, Mardy Farm, Llanover. Mr David Lewis made no special show. Mr Lloyd, near the Post Office, had a grand show in the porcine line, comprising 22 fine bacons, fed by Mr Ford, Nantyderry; some excellent porkers, fed by Mr Culver well, Pen- rose; several ditto, fed by Mr Coleman, The Mill; and some capital bacons, from other places. He also exhibited some first-class He- reford heifers, from the herd of MrKeene, Pen- craig, and exhibited at the recent cattle show; ditto, fed by Mr Edwards, Llanarth; a fîlle Hereford ox, feel by Mr Pritchard, Pergoed and some prime Welsh wethers, fed by Lady Llanover. Mr llichings, Crane-street, had, as usual, a good stock of well-fed and nicely-dressed porkers, with brawn, sausages, &c., of excel- lent quality. Mr F. O. Lawrence, Crane-street, exhibited a first-rate Hereford heifer, fed by Mr Iloddell, Llandilo; one prime ditto, fed by Mr Forrest, Llanfoist Farm an excellent cross-bred heifer, fed by Mr Pritchard, Llanarth; eight veiysu perior young English CAVCS, fed by Mr Harris, Bettws Newydd ten prime Welsh sheep, fed by Mr Giblttt, Grosmont; twelve excellent lambs, fed by Mr Harris, Fellin Ocvan. Mr Lawrence's stock was highly praiseworthy thro ugh out. Mr William Morgan, Crane-street, had a nice little show, noteworthy in Avhich were a very fine Hereford bullock and a prime Hereford heifer, both fed by Mr Coleman and 10 capi- tal Radnor ewes, fed by Mr Brown, Llangibby. Mr Thomas Lewis, Crane-street, provided on an cxtensiye scale. Among the stock which he slaughtered for Christmas were two prime Hereford heifers, bred and fed by Mr Williams, Sunny Bank; two shorthorn Durhams, bred and fed by Mr Matthew Hales, Cold ILobour Farm; two nice heifers, bred and fed by Mr Johnson, near Abergr nny one fat pig, fed by Mr Walters, Mamhilael; 30 Welsh wethers, fed by Mr J unes, near Abergavenny 12 prime wethers, fed by Mr Jenkins, near Usk 20 excellent sheep, fed by Mr Williams, Lower House, near Longtown 30 piime Down lambs, fed by Mr Lynch; 15 Scotch wethers, fed by Mr Barrett; one fat bacon pig, bred and fed by Mr Gilbert, Llanorwith, near Raglan. At Abersychan, a very tempting display of, seasonable cheer was put forth by Mr Beuja- min Pearce. It included two prime Hereford heifers, fed by Mr Saunders, Lower House, near Abergavenny; one excellent Shorthorn heifer, fed by Joseph Whitehouse, Esq., Green Lawn; one very fine Scotch ox. fed by Mr M'William, Brecon 20 choice Welsh wethers, fed by Mr Edward Morgan, Cwmnantybwch; 15 prime Southdown wethers, fed by Mr S. Hopkins, Llantarnam eight capital porkers; 30 prime turkeys; 100 fine geese; 75 couple of ducks 60 ditto of fowls: and a large stock of English and foreign dessert and other fruit, of the finest quality. n_ __n-

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