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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

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-FAIRS IN DECEMBER.

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE…

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE AND GUARDIAN. Cow bridge, 25th Nov., 1833. Mr. EDITOR,-The paragraph in last week's ('«»*- brian, commencing with "The lazy weather, &c. must, I think, have been indited in the fog, as it ap- pears that the writer of it could have seen but little of the sport at theCowbridge Hunt, or that he fancied he saw events which perhaps he wished, and has been somewhat unaccountably blind to some prominent features in the week's amusement, which he might have noticed and mentioned. In the first place, too much cannot be said of the urbanity and polite attention to all in the field, on the turf, at the dinner table, and in the ball room, of the, steward, Charles Morgan, Esq., of Ruperra, on whom (in the absence of his colleague, C. R. M. Talbot, Esq,) the whole duties of the stewardship devolved; his arrangements gave entire satislaction, and have made an impression which will not easily be eflaced in the county. The sport with the different packs throughout the week was excellent, two bagmen on Monday and Thursday took the shine out of most ot the nags, particularly on the latter day, when more than hr i\h-in riders took ™r,i;n<r hath than two or tnree nuei-> IUOK a cooling for themselves andjhorses in the famous Clemenstone brook but the best :thing of the week was lin" doubtedly a five and thirty minutes run with the Lanblethian harriers, (rather late in the day on Monday,) when these quick ones, with their merry comptroller on his old crop mare close at their sterns, led three or four of the fint flight strangers such a dance as they will not soon forget. The races afforded great amusement to a very numerous assemblage, and it it many years since the Old Stallion Down has been graced "with so much beauty and fashion, and the cheerful countenances of the yeomanry and lower classes, and the humour- rous excitement and good will evinced by all, were indexes of the excellent spirit which now so, happily exists between all parts of the community in this county. The races were generally well contested, but the hurdle race, for its novelty, was by far the most interesting to all the spectators. It was admirably ridden by Mr. Bradley, jun. Mr. Williams, and Mr. Townshend, who, on a very rash vag gave a beautiful specimen of cool horsemanship and had not his horse swerve and gone over the side hurdle at the second leap, by which, according to the rules, he was obliged to turn round and come back to leap over the front hurdle,there would have been much more work cut out for the winner, Mr. Bradley on "Rocket. After the races, between forty and fifty gontletnen. of the first distinction, in this and the neighbouring counties, sat down to a most excellent dinner at the Bear Inn, served up in Mrs. Ballard's first style, C. Morgan, Esq. in the Chair. The circulation of the bottle was quickened and enlivened by some very good speeches and several excellent songs, tilt about half-past 10 o'clock, when the party broke up to refresh for the sports of the next coming day." The ball on Thursday evening, under the patronage of Mrs. Colonel Morgan, was brilliant beyond prece- dent, with a very numerous assemblage of elegance and fashion from every part of the county, amongst whom were prominently conspicuous the parties from Landough Castle, Ruperra, Duffryn, St. Nicholas, Wenvoe, Courtyralla, St. Hilary, Llimblethian, Duffryn Neath, Clemenstone, Park, Glyn Leiros, Ga- balva, Llandaff, Laleston, &c. &e. The room was most tastefully decorated under the direction of the Lady Patroness, whose obliging attentions were un- remitting during the whole evening. The quadrille, waltz, and country dance were the order of the night, and kept up with the greatest spirit till nearly four o'clock, when the party separated, highly gratified with the past, and anticipating the pleasures of the next meeting, which is fixed for the last week of Nov. 1831, tinder the patronage of Mrs. Franklen, of Clemenstone, and the Stewardship ot Robert Jenner and Nash Vaughan, Esqrs. I am, Mr. Editor, Your Constant Reader, and A THISTLE WHIPPER.

Family Notices

!^ ABtQRG A JTSHIRE .

One COWBRIDGE HUNT BALL.

£ NEATH PETTY SESSIONS, Nov.…

MERTHYR POLICE.

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TU THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE…

HENRY MORGAN, THE WELSH BUCCANEER.…

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ADVENT HYMN.

- THE WAR.SONG OF THE KIFCHAK.

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