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headed evil, surely should not we try some more considerate and kind ones in anticipating it? To do this with any fair hopes of success, we must trace the offence to its very origin; and how often, in so acting, shall we find the first step taken on the threshold of a pot-house! How often have pot-house company and pot-house precepts to answer for ills of which, after all, they are little more than powerful assistants in producing! The miserable home, some wretched hovel carelessly contrived, and never half-finished, in which there is neither the means nor the hope of exhibiting comfort, cleanliness, order, and other domestic virtues, will very very frequently stand as strong, unflinching testimony of what led the accused" to the pothouse, the pot-house to the preserves, and the preserves to the prison. "Then down with the beer-shops," say your whole-hog immaculate; the rather say we," Up with some other houses of accommodation (as the term goes) against them." Instead of an incentive, let the poor man's cottage be an opposition to them; instead of the hole, that every thing about it makes him but too glad to forget, let him at least have the opportunity of rendering it, by his own and his partner's care, a spot he may speak of with pride, and return to with pleasure; instead of a skulking-place, wherein it is his shame to conceal those companions of his crimes, the dog and gun, let us strive to fashion a happy home, in which shall be his joy to show an honest, industrious family, giving "good account" of all they have; let, in fact, the propositions of Mr. Miles be attended to with a spirit worthy not only of their good intent, but their actual feasibility, and so shall we have one grand movement commenced towards establishing the dwelling of the English labourer as the home of innocence and cottage of content.

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Ye gentlemen of England, we look to you to look to it? Consider as you next hurry by some ragged, wretched, human semi-shelter on your estate, not only what the poor tenant has, but what the rich landlord should have done for it. Bear Mr. Miles and his plan and principles in your recollection; and afford "the cotter" your fair support in appearing creditable, before you condemn him for not being so.



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tion two doors being fixed together at right angles, work in a quadrant of masonry, the hinge being the centre; ingress and egress are effected by drawing the doors forward and entering in between them, so passing either in or out; thus fresh air is introduced without causing any draught. During the hot weather the doors may be folded together, when its action becomes that of an ordinary door, but with the advantage of an open porch. This entrance opens into the usual living room or kitchen marked A, which is 18 by 14. In the poor man's dwelling, the Labourers' Cottage, one fire can only generally be afforded; it is therefore a subject worthy of every attention to make this fire as extensively useful as possible. Some improvements lately patented by Mr. Sylvester in grates and fire-places appear to give adaptations peculiarly fitted to small dwellings. With a very moderate expenditure of fuel the living apartment would be provided with a fund of hot water, a good oven, a cheerful open fire, and a warm hearth. Besides these advantages, this fire-place would also furnish, at pleasure, warmth consistent with preserving dryness in all the rooms; not, however, doing away with the necessity of fires in the other rooms, when these may be actually occupied. The ventilation of all the rooms is secured by the chimney, and a free admission of fresh air, the chimney shaft being so constructed as to render the benefit of a change of air or ventilation in every room at the same time. Adjoining this room is an apartment of the same size, available as a sitting or bed-room; leading from the latter is a chamber 10 by 7, which may be used as a bed-room. There is a pantry 8 by 7. Adjoining the kitchen is a scullery, with a back door, and may be the fuel store. A place is also provided for the poultry. There are two rooms on the first floor, which are approached by a staircase from the kitchen. A drain from the scullery through the vegetable garden to the covered manure tank provided with a pump, together with the pigs, &c., are a short distance behind the dwelling. An underground tank, to collect the rain water from the roof, should be made in a convenient situation. It is intended to build the walls hollow with blocks of moulded concrete, whereever good stone or brick are not to be obtained at a reasonable cost. An entirely new construction is proposed for the roof, which shall be fire-proof, nearly flat, and a sufficiently bad conductor of heat, &c.; with all the expense not to exceed that of a common roof. The floors may be of the same material, thus to render the structure fire proof. It is my intention to explain the whole of the detail of this cottage, and of the proposed new arrangement of farm buildings, with estimates, in a series of communications to the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society.

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DERBY, OAKS, AND ST. LEGER LOTS.-We repeat the lots of the principal stables for the great races of the ensuing season, as a correct guide or reference, up to the present time (any changes or ad

ditions henceforth being noticed as they occur), to the lots quoted in our monthly list of market prices :


Colonel Anson's Martext
Colonel Anson's Shelford
Colonel Anson's Austrian
Colonel Anson's Iago
Colonel Anson's Turpin
Colonel Anson's Borghese
Mr. Bowes's Hoorrah

Colonel Anson's Ellipsis
Mr. Bowes's Ukraine

Mr. Bowes's Volga

Mr. Bowes's Mowerina

Mr. Gully's Pyrrhus the First
Mr. Kimber's Bourton

Mr. J. Day's Bin

Mr. Gully's Velleda
Mr. Gully's Fraudulent
Mr. Gully's Mendicant
Sir J. B. Mills's The Slot


Col. Anson's six (same as in the Derby) | Mr. C. Nevell's Orestes
Mr. Bowes's Hoorrah

Mr. Bowes's Ukraine

Mr. Bowes's Mowerina

Mr. F. R. Price's Kismet
Mr. F. R. Price's Tobacconist
General Shubrick's Brocardo
Mr. Stephenson's Sheraton.
Mr. Wilson's Punch.

Mr. Jaques's Spur

Lord Maidstone's Tom Tulloch

Mr. Gully's Pyrrhus the First
Mr. Wreford's West Countryman

Lord G. Bentinck's Binnacle
Lord G. Bentinck's Sombrero


Lord Maidstone's Tom Tulloch
Sir S. Clarke's Orestes

Mr. Jaques's Spur

Mr. F. R. Price's Kismet
General Shubrick's Brocardo
Mr. R. Stephenson's Sheraton
Mr. Wilson's Punch.



Lord G. Bentinck's Cuckoo
Lord G. Bentinck's Dawdle
Lord G. Bentinck's Camera Obscura
Lord G. Bentinck's Cherokee

Lord G. Bentinck's Binnacle

Lord Chesterfield's Curiosity
Mr. Littledale's Fantastic
Mr. Maher's Perdita filly.

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Lord E. Russell's Sting

Mr. Gill's Queen of the
(named by Mr. J. Day)
Mr. Gratwicke's Lady Cecilia
Mr. Gratwicke's filly by Elis, out of


Mr. Wreford's Wilderness
Mr. Wreford's Wit's-end.

Duke of Richmond's Tugnet


Lord G. Bentinck's Ennui
Lord G. Bentinck's Princess Alice
Duke of Richmond's Cuckoo.


| Duke of Richmond's Cuckoo. FORTH'S.


| Mr. Wyatt's Nutleaf. OAKS.

Meadows Mr. Gratwicke's filly by Elis, out of


Mr. Wyatt's filly by Wintonian, out of sister to Laundress.

Lord E. Russell's Sting.



Mr. Meiklam's Fancyboy
Mr. Dawson's Oldboy

Mr. A. Johnstone's Fair Helen
Mr. Meiklam's Alliance

Mr. Dawson's Jockeyboy
Mr. Dawson's Lord Harry

Mr. Meiklam's The Don
Mr. Meiklam's Diomed

Capt. Harcourt's b. c. by Phoenix, dam Mr. O'Brien's The Traverser

by Tomboy

Mr. O'Brien's Jonathan Wild
Mr. St. Paul's sister to Calypso
Mr. Weatherald's Poynton.

Mr. A. Johnstone's Grimston
Mr. A. Johnstone's c. bro. to Sir Henry
by St. Martin, out of Marchioness

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Mr. O'Brien's The Traverser
Mr. O'Brien's Jonathan Wild

Mr. W. T. Rothwell's c. by Drayton,
out of Ruby

Mr. W. T. Rothwell's c. by Drayton, out of Dulcomard

SALE OF THE LATE LORD VERULAM'S STUD.-The greater part of the Gorhambury stud came to the hammer at Hyde Park Corner on Monday, the 15th of last month, and went off on the following



Duvernay, the dam of Robert de Gorham (foaled in 1834), by Emilius, out
of Varennes hy Selim; covered by Sir Hercules..........
A brown yearling Colt, by Slane, out of Corumba..

A bay Mare, the dam of Morocco (foaled in 1836), by Ishmael, out of
Corumba; covered by Sir Hercules......


Charlotte (foaled in 1841), by Liverpool, out of Brocard
Corumba (foaled in 1832), by Filho da Puta, out of Brocard by Whale-

bone, out of Varennes; covered by Ion

A chesnut Colt Foal, by Plenipotentiary, dam by Ishmael-Corumba
A bay Mare, four years old, by Laurel, out of Christina by Mameluke-

A brown Filly, two years old, by Muley Moloch, out of Corumba....
A bay Filly Foal, by Plenipotentiary out of Corumba.....

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EPSOM RACES.-The low parts in the neighbourhood of Epsom have been attempting to start an opposition-simply, as we believe, as an excuse for saving their subscriptions-towards the contemplated and long-required improvements in arranging and running the Derby and Oaks. This creditable disposition has, however, proved utterly fruitless, a good sum being already made up for commencing the alterations as suggested some time since by Lord George Bentinck.

STEEPLE CHASES.-By advertisements, prospectuses, and other preparations already commenced, the opening of the new year promises nearly an average amount of this description of sport. Amongst many other established meetings that come out with about

their usual strength, the Grand National over the Aintree, the Handicaps at Worcester, and the Hunt Cups at Leamington look the most inviting, and will no doubt (weather permitting) come with their customary éclat. No variety of British sport has certainly had to contend with more opposition from public writers; and, as surely, hitherto none has suffered less from that kind of hostility. After all, it is a good substitute for cocktail racing and hunters-farmers' meetings, of which, to a great extent, it now takes the place.

During the first part of December, the Monday meetings at the Corner were a little more lively than of late. Brocardo, Hoorrah, and Fancy-Boy (now Mr. Meiklam's), having more interest in the discussions of the month than any others, and all three, as it will be observed, with good effect on their positions in the market. The Traverser and Ginger have also been in tolerable request, and Malcolm introduced once more at a figure in better accordance with his twoyear-old running than his widely-rumoured, though not generally credited, roaring. The favourite, despite rather a fierce attack on his pride of place from a novus homo (Malcolm's backer, in fact,) and a very alarming report from some "d-d good-natured friend or another," as to the bodily health of his nominator and trainer, still remains at the seven to one; while Iago and Spithead owe their quotations much more to a party than anything of a general influence. The Oaks, from the number of names we are able to tack to it, would seem to promise "a better at a bet" race than it has been for some time; there has, however, been scarcely enough yet done on it to marshal the favoured candidates into fixed prices and places, or in other words, to warrant the professional in opening a heavy book on it.

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