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his ancle, and was recent semne style. It soon began to appear, that the fight, to have the advantage. After
acknowledge the spent the Jew possessed considerable confidence thirty minutes had elapsed, Humphries,
Stendoza almas me in his own powers ; and, although the suc-, either from accident or design, committed,
inted, and was taken birin cans was alternate in the various rounds, for the same error, in falling without a blow
ded this truly celtanka upwards of half an hour, the advantages Mendoza had put in some tremendous hits,
eight minutes

, there were upon the side of Mendoza ; the science and, in following them up, Humphries rc. că, perhaps

, ter man of the latter made a strong impression uptreated and fell; when Dan, without the and dexterity era ntar on the spectators, by the neat manner of slightest murmur, was deemed the condepending me i stopping the blows on his arm,

and giving queror.
Vers were retet als the return so instantaneously, as to bring Mendoza was now the champion

Menders dienst his adversary down ; and even in point of and Bill Ward, & Bristol trump, who
Lancer o police throwing, Dan possessed the superiority. In had been originally brought up to
Drkan diba de ell the articles were violated, (which specified town to fight

Johnson, was now match. di particularly, that if either of the combatants ed against the Israelite. He was a was een fell without a blow, he should lose the stronger and taller man than MenThe aveve a battle) by Humphries falling without a doza of great activity-full of pluck, Vendu is post upon which circumstance a complete and fine scienced. The odds were on har street so uproar ensued, and nothing was to be heard Ward on setting to. The following is nied bei einem but the cries of foul, foul!" and Men

a spirited sketch of the battle:

At the commencement of the fight, the de linha de battle. Upon the other side, it was obsti; odds were considerably upon Ward ; and be artLe nately contended, that the blow was " fair,

much was expected from his well-known la inasmuch that Humphries had stopped it acquirements and it is but fair to state,

before he fell. ' Tom Sohnson was particu, that Bill endeavoured to prove the con-
larly positive as to the fact; but Mendoza's queror, and used every exertion that he was
umpire declared it to be foul: an appeal master of to obtain so desirable an end ;
was then made to Mr Coombe, who would and, for the first eight rounds of the battle,
not decide upon the case. The row was now

was an object of attraction; and dealt out
beyoud all description, blows had subsided,

some tremendous blows particularly in the and tongues were in full and violent mo fourteenth, he gave Mendoza a dreadful hit tion, and respect to persons seemed out of upon the jaw, that knocked him off his the question. A warm altercation took legs like a shuttlecock, and Dan came down place between the seconds, each supporting with uncommon violence. Ward's friends Their interested side, when Captain Brown, were now in high spirits, and the betting full of pluck, called the veteran, Tom John

went forwards, as it was thought that Dan son a blackguard, and that he would kick had received rather & sickener ; but Mena certain place, if he gave him any more of doza's game soon brought him about, and his impertinence these were words Tom he went in with the most determined resowas not in the habit of swallowing,) the lution, and gave Ward a knock-down blow. seat of honour to be disgraced) and intimat. The superiority of Mendoza now became ed to the Captain, that they would try as to manifest; Ward perceived he was in the the capability of his assertion, and put him, hands of his master ; and the spectators besell in a posture of self-defence the quarrel gan to change their opinions. Mendoza had now grown important, and a battle was levelled his antagonist every round; though, expected; but Captain Brown talked of notwithstanding, Ward put in some good ghting him at some more convenient pe: hits. In the twenty-third round the comEod, for one thousand guineas; which batants closed Ward was completely experated only as the flourish of the moment, hausted, and, upon Mendoza falling on

never being mentioned afterwards ! him, reluctantly gave in. The above conimphries insisted on the fight being re

test established Dan's fame; and his scien. wed, and taunted Mendoza to set-to tific excellence was generally acknowledged. in; but the friends of the latter would

But the hour was at hand when the
suffer him, being satisfied, in their own
nion, that he had won the battle. The Jew was to succumb to the Gentile.
ators growing, impatient for the deci. John Jackson entered the ring against
Humphries threw up his hat in defi him, and in ten minutes and a half

and endeavoured to provoke the Jew Dan was done up and dished.
ew the combat Mendoza, consider “ Ist round. The spectators were more
at an unfavourable impression might than commonly interested, from the cele-
oad against him in refusing, or in its brity of the combatants. Judgment was not
Jecided as a drawn battle, consented wanting on either side, and a fine display of !

the contest. Silence was once more the art was witnessed the amateur experi, and the combatants again sel-to

. enced a rich treat in the developement of Swed off in good style, and went in the science in all its characteristic minutix - most determined spirit, and finish a minute had expired, and both waiting for ound by knocking down his oppo- the advantage, when Jackson put in a treIn the next, he repeated the doze, mendous hit, that laid Dan prostrate on the atinued, during the remainder of stage.



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set-to was nearly the consequence, “ 3dBoth on the alert, and pelting away but their friends stepped in and pre

wat have be without ceremony Jackson put in several vented it. severe hits, and Mendoza was not behind

Dan's last battle was with his false we marked in returning the compliment ; but in the friend, Lee the butcher, who used him termination of the round Dan went down. extremely ill,--and Dan fought simply theory tru Notwithstanding the odds rose two to one to punish his perfidy. Lee had been

wering sho on Mendoza.

long known as a skilful and quickest, that he “ Ath. - This was the heat of the battle, sparrer-but his set-tos' had been all fear was out of the question, and

the com- bloodless, and with the mufflers; and batants lost to every thing but victory. it was not

thought he could have any Jackson, confident of his powers and knowledge, went in with great courage, treating chance against Mendoza, in real wara the science of Mendoza with indifference, fare. He had none for though he and punishing him most terribly, when Dan protracted the fight upwards of an fell from a severe blow upon the right eye, hour, by shifting, and dropping-now which bled profusely. The odds rose upon and then touched Dan, and occasional- klondon ri Jackson.

ly threw him—we ourselves might as “ 5th. The scene was now considerably well have been pitted against the Israele katire vige changed, and some murmurings were ex. pressed by the friends of Mendoza, on wit,

ite, - who punished him severely, nessing Jackson take hold of his opponent flooring him incessantly,

and holding istry and by the hair, and serving him out in that all his operations, defensive and offendefenceless state, till he fell to the ground. sive, in contempt. Yet beautiful as was An appeal was made to the umpires upon this last display of Mendoza, and fie sy not only the propriety of the action, when it was nished as was his shewy, we had ala sgtriots, i deemed perfectly consistent with the rules most said flowery style of boxing, it keland in of fighting, and the battle proceeded. The odds were now changed two to one on Jack- best judges, that it would have lost's last bat «6th.7th.-8th.--Mendoza was getting

both its efficacy and attraction before rather exhausted, and endeavoured to re

the rapid dexterity and irresistible cover his strength by acting on the defen- gaiety of Jem Belcher. Besides, Dan sive ; but he could make no way against was past his best, and Jem in his heythe superiority of Jackson.

day-and we hate to see the laurels “ 9th. Mendoza stood no chance Jack- torn off the brow of age by the hand son appeared in full vigour, and hit away of youth. The piety of the pugilist his man with great ease.

Dan suffered con- 'revolts at the spectacle. siderably, and after falling completely exhausted, acknowledged he had done.”

We feel that it is utterly impossible About seven years afterwards, an

for us to conclude this article, without epistolary correspondence of an angry

adverting, in such terms as are becomkind took place between these forsing the melancholy occasion, to the midable heroes in the public news- great, indeed irreparable, loss which papers. It led, however, to no second

the boxing world has lately sustained combat--which was well-for the Jew

in the death of Sir Daniel Donelly. had not strength to fight Jackson.

Ireland, we understand, is inconsolable. Jem Belcher, after his overthrow of Since the heroic age of Corcoran and Gamble the Irishman, challenged Dan

Ryan no such leveller had appeared. on the field; and the fight would Happy and contented with the fame have been an interesting one, between he had enjoyed under his native skies, the founders of the old and new schools. it never had been the desire of Sir DaThere is something exceedingly chi- niel to fight on this side of the Chanvalrous in the challenge-and Jem nel. Accordingly, he past his prime Belcher appears another Ivanhoe in

in and about Dublin, satisfied with

being held the most formidable BufBelcher. Dan Mendoza.

fer (so our good Irish friends deMendoza. Well! what is’t you want? nominate Pugilists) among a potatoBelcher. I

say, these were the shoes fed population of upwards of five milI bought to give you a thrashing in lion. No one who has been in Ireland Scotland.


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wedd is in his breeches-pockets. We are not beneath his feet, 'rejoicing in the ingeniki in possession of the facts of his early blood that dyed its threefold beauty,

career--we know not when he dropped more proudly than it ever rejoiced, the sprig of shillelah, and restricted when, sprinkled with the dews of himself to the unweaponed fist. It morning, it waved its verdant locks to

must have been deeply interesting to the breezes that swept the level exwas rid i have marked the transition. We have panse of the Bog of Allen, or the her , she heard it said, and are inclined to think rugged magnificenceof Macgillicuddy's Dan Bayile the theory true, that Sir Daniel's style reeks. Law of boxing showed, perhaps too strik The death of this illustrious man kihu ingly, that he had excelled at the mis- has left unsolved a great problem, balie cellaneous fighting of Doneybrooke Was England or Ireland to have taken

Fair. He was not a straight--nor yet precedence in the rank of nations ? quick hitter.

His education cer Could Donelly have beat Crib ? Could de inte tainly had not been neglected, but it Carter have beat Donelly ? Alas!

had been irregular. There were not vain interrogatories ! The glory of uporabo only Iricisms in his style=but even Ireland is eclipsed—and ages may and depenent provincialisms which were corrected in elapse before another sun shine in,

the London ring, not without danger to what Mr Egan beautifully calls, her the

success of his first prize essay. But pugilistic hemisphere. We have just the native vigour of the man prevailed received a vast number of Elegies on over the imperfect institutions of his his death—from Cork, Limerick,

Dublin--some of unfinished education, Sir Daniel Do- not to be thought that such a man

nelly not only triumphed over all his would be permitted to leave us, with meny, el ;

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No VI.
To the Editor of the History of the Erskine Dinner.*

man of genius; which foolish idea, I I THANK you for sending me your fear, some of your new associates have il to pamphlet,

containing an account of the been studiously cramming into your dinner to Lord Erskine, and in return head ; nor yet, if some of your recent shall forward to you a copy of the doings provoke a slight suspicion that Southside Papers, as soon as the last your brain has suffered, am I inclined proof sheet comes to hand, which, I to attribute your misfortune to“ trust, it will do in the course of next much learning. But I have a real month at farthest. In that publica- regard for you, and, as a proof of this, tion I hope you will find much to would fain give you a little advice, amuse you; and I would even flatter which, if taken in good part, may, I myself, something to improve you would hope, restore you in some meatoo, provided you read it with some sure to yourself, and, perhaps, preportion of that temper and calmness vent your relations from entertaining of judgment that always character any farther rights of cognoscing you ized you until of late, i. e. since you which, I assure you, is a scheme that has have assumed the place and manners frequently been discussed among them of a leading Edinburgh Whig. My of late, and all with the most frienddear friend, be assured, in spite of all intentions. Take

up in time, and you hear, that I still entertain the don't allow yourself to be made a fool warmest affection for you. I do not for life, only for the pleasure (which indeed pretend to consider you as a with you is, after all, I fear, a verv

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laborious one-labor ipsa voluptas) of derision upon one of these new comweaving a few more paragraphs of ers, either in the hall or at Barclays, silly rhodomontade-the amusement than the great wire-movers of the of all Tories, and the disgrace of your Whig puppet show of Edinburgh did, own Whigs. In short, reflect before upon you, my dear fellow, while you it be too late, that you were a far sat during the speeches of this Ers, more respectable man a few months kine dinner, munching third rate : ago, managing the concerns of your raisins, and frowning and simpering own shop in peace, quiet, and honour, your unutterable things in what than, with your limited talents and you conceived to be a siler.ce of true acquirements, you are ever likelyto be- dignity, a verum otium cum dignitate, come, by pursuing the new career which They laughed at you then, be assured, at present seems to possess so many and they are laughing at you still more charms for your heated imagination. heartily

now, that you have been so rash The truth of the matter is, my good and imprudent as to publish this pamphfriend, that you know nothing what let of yours. It is really a very silly perever of the true character and designs formance and if you do not stop of the party, with whom you have of short, but go on to publish one or late thought fit to connect yourself in two more such samples, there can be such an unexpected measure of inti no doubt you will effectually lower, macy

You think yourself already a your character in the estimation even kind of grand master among the of those with whom it was used to Whigs, but the fact is, you know little stand high of the highest I allude, of of the secrets of the fraternity-you course, to your house-keeper, her sweetare only an apprentice as yet, and if heart the Shoemaker, and mine host of you were left entirely to their kind the Clocking-Hen Tavern, Potterrow. ness, I don't see any prospect of your Little, however, as you may be supa attaining, at any near period, the sta posed to understand of the profounder tion even of a fellow craft-to say no arcana of your party in this plasen: thing about being passed and raised. there are some points of their practiYou are permitted, indeed, to attend cal system to which it is impossible, all their ordinary meetings, and you could have altogether shut your more especially, you are permite eyes, and which I should have sup. ted to look very big at their public posed might been sufficient to ex banquets; but if you love me, don't cite some feelings of preliminary imagine for a moment, that the sion to them, in the breast of a man watch-word which secures your en. so honest and upright as I believed, trance into these assemblies, implies and, I add, always shall believe, you your having been initiated into any to be. The excess to which they thing like the ipsa arcana of Free- carry their system of mutual adulaWhiggery.--At St Luke's, (for of old tion is one, and not the least importyou were one of us) you must recol- ant neither, of these points and to it; lect the absurd gravity with which in the first place,--I shall crave leave some of the smock faced little fellows, for calling your direction, since it is that had taken the first oath only the necessary that some one of your real evening before, used to smack their friends should do so.

I ask you & lips in honour of toasts of whose true simple question, Moses-Did you ever meaning you and I well knew they hear one Edinburgh Whig say, hint; had not the slightes: suspicionthe admit, or in any way whatever in self-satisfied air with which they sinuate, that another Edinburgh Whig echoed the thumps of a mallet, not had ever done anything that was one of whose hieroglyphics they were wrong-or, per contra, that an Edinin a condition to interpret—but ob- burgh Tory had ever done any thing serve all the puny puffing and pursing that was right? I observe, that at of cheek by which they (like the frogs of this very dinner, of whose scope and the fable) endeavoured to blow thema tendency you have aspired to be the selves out into some remote and ab- historian, this great point of the Whig surd resemblance of the true masters faith, or rather of Whig practice, was of our esoteric doctrine. Well-it is pretty distinctly alluded to but by needless to waste

te too many words up ho means set forth in all its due fiul on it-but I am sure the magnificent ness, breadth, and verity of detailribbon-wrapt first hammer himself The Whigs are bound together by the never smiled more good humoured deep sense of the importance of their

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all and common polítical tenets! Good.--I give is a long time since I havé_ceased to iro-2001 them credit for their combination. be a frequenter of the Parliament el Pilar I sometimes think it is the only thing House ; but once or twice in a session

about them from which the Tories my spare antique form may still be xhes al might now and then do well to take a seen gliding to and fro for half an ching to lesson ; and yet, upon second thoughts, hour, amidst the mingled masses of ad e far be such an idea from me and mine! that melancholy Babel. Your modesty things-1 Let us be good friends, by all means, may, perhaps, render you unsuspicious

and let us take every manly method of of the real motives of my journey ; icem cun fait showing our friendship, when the subo but true it is and of verity, that I go a then

, kun ject is worthy, and can exalt, not ex- thither for no other purpose, save that ng at you all cuse merely, the attachment ; but of feasting my eyes with a view of nu harebeske never let us give up the sense of indi.. your faces, and refreshing, by what I publish dije vidual zeal, and individual exertion, witness in that brief space, my ideas ly a perpet and individual honour, implied in that of the intense and persevering zeal of do mi through-going combination-system, your Whig conjunction. I hear it in

which prevails among these new every laugh-in every whisper. I see

friends of yours. But this is a point it in every gesture-in every look, of efectuly to which I don't remember ever havə the least as well as of the greatest of de estimat ing seriously directed your notice. To you-In every loud proud ha! ha!

do it justice, Moses, it is well worthy that rings from the centre of the stove ghest iubit of a paragraph for itself.

ring-in every solemn or sarcastic It must be allowed, that you hang whisper that cuts the ear in the course 1, and mined together in a most remarkable manner. of the up and down progression and averen, Peter From the highest to the lowests you reprogression of the boards-in every

are all connected in one chain, and the pompous strut-every demure posimoment a link is loosed, you have an- tion--every lifted or contracted eyeother ready to insert in its place. You brow—every smiling or pouting lips are like the celebrated red ants, so de- I hear, I see the proofs of your instructive to all timber and leather in abated pertinacity I feel that the the East-taken singly, you are insig- creatures are at their dirty work as nificant, but glued together into one unremittingly as ever and I return solid air-hung pillar of Whiggery, there from the noisy scene to myown dim faris nothing you cannot reach; and when off unloopholed retreating place, filled the material you attack is too solid to with, if possible, a yet more intense be annihilated by your efforts, your disgust for all your doings than I ever magnanimous resolution is always at carried thither, or endured there bem least able to defile it. It is a strong fore. I came home only a few even proof of your excellence in the art you ings ago in such a mood as this, and was devote yourselves to, that you are able sitting wraptup in thesilentsolitary luxto reconcile every one of your body ury of contempt by my fireside, when to the part and place assigned him in a sudden knock was heard at the door. your column-Every ant is contented I heard the footstep of Grizzy as it to hang at the tail of another, so be it ascended the stair. I heard the clank of can, by hanging there, forward the the candlestick as it was set down upon attainment of the box of sweetmeats the lobby table. I heard the rustling that tempts the whole battalion from of the apron, and the ring of the rea above. No Whig thinks anything laxed chain the sonorous jerk of the below him that may, in any way retreating bolts—the harsh unwonted whatever, accelerate the darling party thunder of the disturbed hinges-the job of demolition. Statesman and start of recognition-the smack of senator, priest, lawyer, physician, good-will-the wet flap of the doffed man-midwife, shopkeeper-all are tied plaid--the shuffle of the muddy toptogether in this compactest of unions, boot--and, in a word, the Ettrick and the wives of them all (like the Shepherd stood before me. mounted womankind of the Don Cos

" As when the mists that winter has assem sacks) form another column, equally

bled, one and indivisible, clinging together Depart and scatter from before the breath in a parallel line, and affording at once Of April, and the hoary heavy clouds the most unwearied co-operation and Split into cobweb threadlets, melt away, the most inexhaustible of reserves. It Evanishing, then Pelion's craggy top VOL. VI.

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