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FIGHT BETWEEN RUBEN MARTIN AND DEFOE, For one Hundred Guineas a-side. Wednesday Moulsey-Hurst was agah the scene of action, and an assemblage of thorough-bred ring-goers, Westminster gentlemen, and St. Giles's freeholders-interspersed with a few no- ble and military characters, met round the old ) ring, in the old place, to see the light between Reuben Martin and Richard Defoe. Reuben, i though woll connected, boasts no consanguinity j with his namesake of the Rolls, and has to lKake a character for himself in the world. Defoe is ) known as the conqueror of Read of Chelsea, but ¡ is more celebrated as one of the best runners if Eng and, and unrivalled for activity "s a cricke- ter. This match was stwngly fancied by Martin's friends, who "Sacked him 6 to 4, but, a few mo- ments before the men set-to, the odds chopped round on Defoe. There was no great disparity in wdght, and other qualities of game and science j were stated to be fairly shared—so that nothing j but XL good mill expected. The attendance was respectable, The men were on the ground at half-pas* twelve j the time named in the articles; but owing to some j delay in getting the ropes down, business did not j commence till half-past one, Martin first .threw commence till half-past one, Martin first .threw his hat into the ring1, and Defoe instantly follow- cd • and after a hearty shake hands they retired to opposite corners, were Richmond and Hadding- ton Jones were ia waiting as the hanoiutnofMar- tin, and oiiv(-,i and Josh to undertake the toilet of Defoe, On stripping Martin show ed ia height, weight, and muscle, the superior, but his knees looked weak and his lolns meagre. Defoe's formi was a picture of elegant proportions. He is a model for artists to study but ~t nas tao much of the greyhound in lightness and actj»'ity for a figliting-maa, and is better adapted fer the race figliting-maa, and is better adapted fer the race than the r:ug-,

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POETRY.

THE SHIPWRECK.

THE OLD REVERIE.

OBSERVATIONS.

WESTERS ClRCUlT.- WINCHESTER.

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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