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For the Demetian.
For the Demetian. Mr. Headiter, A Jockey has a karacter to lose as well has a Hos, and therefore I trubble you with these few lines hoping you will be more haccurate in future, for the credit of your Noospaper, and that you will insurt this in your valuable kolums I dont say you done it wilfully, but you have made an huncommon great mistake about the vinin hos's at the Aberdovey Races; furst as to the Pony Race— the hos's were placed in this way by the Stewards, and not as you have done em on Saturday in your paper. Enquire off Squire Stephens and he will tell ye so. Fair play is a gewel. Mr. Powell's Mountain Lass, crimson, (rider, Hanonymus) 10 Mr. Hughes's Jlfiss PliTt, pink body, green sleeves, (Brodie,jun) 2 dr. Mr. E. Roberts, Victoria, gr. green, (Buckle.) 3 dr. Mr. Lloyd's Jenny Jones, blue stripe, (a Hammertoe.) bolted. Miss Flirt came in second and no mistake, leaving Mr. Roberts's Victoria half a mile behinder. There was no second eat, or valk over, cos the Stewards, werry sensibly, though it would give the Hannonimus rider of Mountain Lass too much trubble; the Gen'l'man happeared to have a bad edek, as he wore an hankidger round his fore-ed. The next race was for the LADIES' PURSE. The hos's was placed in this way :— Mr. Hughes's Miss Flirt, pink body, green sleeves, (Brodie, jun.) 1. 1. Mr. Evan Roberts's Victoria, green, (Buckle.) 2. 2. Mr. Lloyd's Jenny Jones, blue Stripes, (a Hammerture ) 3. 3. There was a false start the first eat., Mr. Lloyd's Jenny Jones bolted, follurd by Mr. Hughes's Miss Flirt-, wot a thing is a bad hesample. I could'nt stop her—the Stewards directed a fresh start ven Miss Flirt had it her own vay entirely, and vun both eats in a cantur, vithout whip or spur, leaving Victoria and Jenny Jones a long vay off a puffing and tug- ging for the second prize-the proof of the puddin is in the heating, as my gran mother said ven she bolted the dumplins. We got the stakes, and one thurd on em were given to sum von to make up for disap- pointments. I kerrect another mistake: i t was not Jenny Jones wot won the Silver Snuff Box, but Mr. Hughes's Miss Flirt, Brodie, jun. rider, Did'nt she fl Y-iiot a hare turned on er, and lots of vind to spare, vich Jenny Jones vonted but could not git: she never had no training, if she had, vould'nt she have given Mountain Lass a swetting, tho' she be reg'larly trained for Harlech and Ruthin Races, and any think else she can git. I am sorry to be hunder the disagreeable :1edces- sity of taking the shine off of Mr. E. Roberts's Biiekle-if so be, he be hisn—but has, I am a going to Noomarket, and your Noos may gallop there through the Bell's Life, I vish to point hout the hactual facts, as my skill and siense may he ingured if I (iont. I de-wote the remainder to vishin you sugcess and prosperity in your new line, and thankin you for the perlite manner in vich you have hallow'd me to explain myself. I tutches my At and says Your Sarvant to Command, BRODIE, Jun. Feather Weight. September 14th, 1840.
Mr. Editor, I beg a space in your valuable columns for the following. The conduct of a number of boys and girls, who congregate every Sabbath in the gallery of St. Mi- chael's—much to the annoyance of the congregation at large, but particularly to those persons that sit in the pews adjacent and underneath—is quite disgrace- ful to any place of worship it being a perpetual racing up and down the gallery stairs, laughing, talk- ing, casting small stones and spittles into the pews below, during the whole time of divine service. Last Sunday evening, through the mischievous interference of some youth, a light burner was broken, the frag- ments of which falling below, pearly cut the head of an individual. Such conduct as this calls loudly for a reformation therefore, as a pew-holder, I beg to call the attention of the Churchwardens, whose duty it is-if not directly, it is indirectly—to see that order and regularity prevail in every part of the church. As we have not a parish beadle, why not furnish the police officer on duty with a good cane, and cause him to tal-e his station in the gallery, with full power and orders to conjugate thoroughly the verb supto on the backs of those youthful delinquents that misbe- have ? A SUBSCRIBER. Aberystwyth, Sept. 16, 1840.
literature. SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF DAVYTH AP GWYLYM. (Continued from our last.) Ivor, deservedly surnamed Hael, or, 'the generous,, re. ceived iiis young kinsman with an affectionate kindness, which he even carried so far as to appoint him his steward, and the instructor of his only daughter, although Davytii ap Gwilym's qualifications for these duties were not, it is pro. bable, at that time, of the most obvious character. At least, the inconvenient effects of one of these appointments were too soon apparent in the reciprocal attachment that grew up be- tween the poet and his lair charge. The precise nature of Ivor's conduct towards the former on the discovery of this circum- t
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 1840.
to tell gentlemen that they must be taught to appre- ciate art and to honour it, instead of prating about teaching the people." Robbery at the Druid Inn, near Goginan.-Some time between 12 o'clock on Sunday night last and 5 o'clock on the following morning, some persons broke into the house of Mr. John Sayer, the Druid Inn, near the Goginan Mine Works, by breaking one of the squares of glass in the parlour window, near to the inside-fastening, which enabled them to open the window and effect an entrance into the house. The discovery was made about 5 o'clock in the morning of Monday, by the Horse-keeper, who usually gets up at that hour for the purpose of feeding the Cheltenham Mail horses, when he perceived, in a shed or linhay adjoining the house, a loaf of bread and fragments 01 other victuals, which excited his alarm, and suspicion' He immediately called up his Mistress, and informed her what he had found; on which Miss Sayer came down stairs, and after inspecting the fragments left behind by the thieves, she discovered that all the meat, pastry, bread, &c. had been stolen from the house and, on going into the parlour, found that an entrance had been effected through the parlour win- dow, as before described. Knowing there was consi- derable property in her brother's portable desk, left in the parlour the night before, she immediately ap- prised him of the robbery he instantly aroused him- self from his place of rest, and proceeded down stairs to the scene of confusion. Mr. Sayer, being obliged to walk on crutches, caused no little annoyance to those who were seeking rest in his house that night. His anxiety, which, no doubt, was very great, was re- moved on his learning that his portable desk, with its contents, and every article in the house [eatables ex- cepted], were found to be all safe. We hope it will serve as a caution to the worthy landlord, to be more particular in future as to the part of the house in which he leaves his cash as, although the thieves were sufficiently conscientious to leave behind them a loaf of inferior bread of their own, on the principle^ we suppose, that exchange is no robbery, yet the leaving down stairs of a large sum of money in a portable writing-desk, is too hazardous an experiment to be re- peated. No clue has, as yet, been discovered, which may lead to the detection of the thieves. The following quantities of lead ore have been shipped during the present week at Aberystwith: viz: ,108 tons from the Goginan Mine Works, on board of the Sisters, Evan Jenkins, Master, and John and Ann, John Jones, Master, for the River Dee, producing 32 oz. of silver to the ton; and 15 tons from Llwmaenllys Mine Works, on board of the Earl of Lisburne, Thomas Evans, Master, for Bristol. The Theatre .Although the Theatre was not honored, during the last week, with patronage or support similar to that of the week preceding, the performances were characterised by an unusual degree of very superior acting. On Wednesday, the 9th instant, George Barnwell and The Soldier's Daughter were played to a full house, and although it is invidious, perhaps, to select individuals for notice when all endeavour to their utmost to sustain ably their respective parts; we cannot help saying that Mr. Miles, as George Barnwell, and Miss Q, Poole, as the Soldier's Daughter., deserved, as they received, the warmest applause. On Friday, Mr. Bass enacted Rob Roy. In this part, and it is indeed a fine one, he is comoletely at home; but he omitted one of' the finest passages in the play, owing, we should say, to the cue not having been given him by one who ought, by this time, to| kuow the importance of Go- medians being perfect in their parts. Sirs. Bass's Diana Vernon was a beautiful piece of acting. In- deed, this lady would be a valuable acquisition to any stage she possesses a versatility of talent rarely to be met with. We perceive by the advertisement that Mrs. Bass's benefit is fixed for Friday evening next, when, we are happy to find, she has selected that beautiful old play of Mrs. Inchbald's, "Every one has his Fault," and the farce of The Agreeable Surprize, as the talents of the company are, by the representations of these fine specimens of the old English Comedy, infinitely more successful than in the representation of the productions of the present day, which are as ephemeral as their names. On Monday last, the Members of the St. David's Club having bespoke the performances, these gent'emen shewed great discernment by their selection of the pieces for the evening's entertainment, Mr. Sheridan Knowles's beautiful play of The Hunchback, and an excellent new farce entitled The Dancing Barber. Miss C. Poole's Julia was, without even excepting Miss Ellen Tree's performance of this part, in which she was universally allowed to excel, the most correct reading of the author we ever heard. We rejoice that, while old Christopher North was wont to boast of THE THREE FANNIES-Fanny Kelly, Fanny Kem- ble, and Fanny Jarman—as THE three actresses, we have Miss C. Poole to delight us with as chaste and elegant a style of performing as that of either of the ladies we have names, and superior, in fact, to some of them. We consider the public owe Mr. Bass much for his spirited and liberal management, by which such talent as Miss C. Poole possesses is secured for a provincial theatre. Mrs. Cooke's acting, too, is at all times unexceptionable and, on Monday evening, it was peculiarly animated and correct. Last night, the Earl of Lisburne kindly patronized the perfor- mances, Gzty Mannering, and Sweethearts and Wives. His Lordship's immediate patronage, as might be ex- pected, produced a full and fashionable audience, and we are glad that such patronage is couferred, because we feel convinced that Mr. Bass cannot have profited by his present campaign in so great a de- gree as his exertions to please entitle him to expect.