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presented a new example to an admi- distinguished our country. Here we ring world.
feel that we are Englishmen, indepenBut while we declare our fatisfac- dent of every religious description. tion in the Revolution which has Here, therefore, we cannot act as a Jately taken place in the government separate body. Here we hall always be of France, we protest against the con- happy to co-operate with the wise and clufion which has been no less nncha. good, but we shall never connect ourritably than illogically drawn, that felves with the feditious and intempewe are therefore defirous of a revolu- rate. It is our deliberate jud ent, tion in our own country. If a revo. that the evils we lament will admit lution had been defirable at home, of a happy redress, and may be con. we durft not thus have expressed our ftitutionally remedied without the viojoy: the horrid dungeons of an En. lation of personal right, and with equal glish Baftile would have, terrified us advantage to the monarch and the into silence. But we have always people. boasted, that by the elevation of the As an earnest of the peaceable Prince of Orange to the throne, and measures which on this and all other by the act which fixed the fucceflion occasions we are determined to pursue, on the Houle of Hanover, our general
we flatter ourselves that we may safely liberties have been fully recognized appeal to our general conduct in our and confirmed. We have no wish to late application to Parliament, for the get the act of Settlement repealed, or repeal of the Corporation and Test to alter the present form of govern. Acts.' A few indiscreet expressions
We are attached to the Bri- in the Resolutions of a single fociety tish Constitution, as it consists of in a neighbouring county, have, inKing, Lords, and Commons. We deed, been pointed out, and congive our hearty suffrage to the affign. demned with a willing afperity; but ment of the executive department, the public may be affured that they and of a voice in the legislation, to the were entirely disapproved by the geperson of the King. We have a de- neral body of Diflenters. Conscious cided preference for an hereditary that we have no political demerits, monarchy, subject only to such seftric. which can render us unworthy of being tions as cirectiy flow from the prece- admitted to the full privileges of citident of Sixteen Hundred and Eighty- zens, we spoke in the manly tone of • Eight, which we devcutly pray that conviction, but in none of our larger
neither we nor our descendants may associations did we ever depart from a ever have occrfion to bring into exer- becoming deference to the legislative cif. We rupeét a body of Nobles, power. We depended on the jullice of which, in a political view, have little our country. And though we have or no resemblance to that which late- been thrice disappointed of our reasondy existed in France. We regard with able expectations, we have not given a zealous veneration, the weight which vent to our impatience in deeds of is given to the people at large in the turbulence and rapine. We have been management of national affairs, by the guilty of no violence: we have threatvoice of the House of Commons. ered no mischief to the persons or
We will not, indeed, pretend to property of our most violent opposers. conceal, that we are 'not perfectly fa And we trust, we fhall never deviate tisfied with the present state of the from our accustomed good order. We popular representation. But this is thall, from time to time, as may seem by no means peculiar to us as Pro- to ourselves expedient, renew our aptestaut Difienters. In this we only plication to Parliament, and respectfollow, at a funible distance, some of fullyá repeat the grounds of cur conaike moft illuftricus narės that hive plaint; but we will not fuffer the
most mortifying neglect, or contume- and with usefulness to the community :
of the Committee,
Directions for Inexperienced Horsemen.
N the first place, every horse should is, that the rider should mort pro
be accustomed to stand still when perly. The common method is to he is mounted, One would imagine stand near the croup or
of this might be readily granted; yet the horse, with the bridle held very we see how much the contrary is long in the right hand. By this manpractised. When a gentleman mounts ner of holding the bridle before you at a livery-stable, the groom takes mount, you are liable to be kicked ; the horse by the bit, which he bends, and when you are mounted, your tight round his under jaw: the horse horse may go on fome time, or play striving to go on, is forced back; what gambols he pleases, before the advancing again, he frets, as he is rein is short enough in your hand to again stopped short, and hurt by the prevent him. It is common likewise manner of holding him. The rider, for an awkward rider, as soon as his in the mean time, mounting without foot is in the stirrup, to throw himself the bridle, or at least holding it but with all his force to gain his seat; Nightly, is helped to it by the groom, which he cannot do, till he hath first who being thoroughly employed by overbałanced himself on one side or the horse's fluttering, has at the same the other : he will then wriggle into time both bridle and stirrup to give it by degrees. The way to mount This confusion would be prevented, if with ease and safety is, to stand ram every horse was taught to stand ftill ther before than behind the stirrupwhen he is mounted. Forbid your In this posture take the bricile fhort, groom, therefore, when he rides your and the mane together in your left horse to water, to throw himself over hand, helping yourself to the stirrup him from a horse-block, and kick him with your right, fu that your with his leg, even before he is fairly may not touch the horse in mounting. upon him. This wrong manner of When your left foot is in the ftirrup, mounting is what chiefly teaches your move on your right, till you face the horse the vicious habit against which fide of the horse, looking across over we are here warning. On the other the saddle. Then with your right hand band, a constant practice of mounting grasp the hinder part of the saddle ; in the proper manner, is all that is and with that and your left, which necessary to prevent a horfe's going holds the mane and bridle, lift youron till the rider is quite adjusted in self upright on your left foot. Rethe friddle:
main thus a mere instant on your stirThe next thing necessary therefore rup, only so as to divide the action
into two motions. While you are in
While you are in not your shoulder) toward the horse's this posture, you have a sure hold with head, and keep your usual length of both hands, and are at liberty, either sein. By this means, you have a to get fafely down, or to throw your check upon your horse, while you inleg over and gain your feat. By dulge hin. this deliberate motion, likewise. you If
ride with a curb, make it a avoid, what every good horierrian rule to hook on the chain yourself; would endeavour to avoid, puiiing the most quice horse may bring his your horse into a futter.
rider into danger, hould the curb When you dismount, hold ihe bri- burt bim. If, in fixing the curb, you dle and mane together in your lift turn the chain to the right, the links hand, as when you mounted; put your will unfold themselves, and then opright hand on the pommel of the fad' pofe a further turniny. Put on the dle, to raise yourself ; throw your leg chain lo fe enough to hang dowa on back over the horse, grasp the hinder the horse's under lip, so that it may part of the saddle with your right band, 'not rife and press his jax, till the remain a moment on your stirrup, and reins of the bridle are moderately in every respect dismount as you pulled. mounted; only what 'was your first If your horse has been ufed so fand motion when you mounted becomes fiili then le is mounted, there will the last in dismounting: Remen:bét be no occifion for a gruem to hoid not to bend your righ: knee in dif- him: but if he does, fuff. r him not mounting, left your fpur should rub to touch the reins, but that part of against the horse.
the bridle which comes down the It may be next recommended
to check of the horle. He cannot then hold your
bridle at a convenient interfere with the management of the length. Sit square, and let notihe reins, which belongs to the rider purchase of the bridle pull forward only; and holding a h rfe by the your Mhoulder ; but keep your bo’y curb (which is' ever painful to him) even, as it would be if each hand beld is evidently improper when he is to a rein.
reins with the stand fill.
be aile to raise his any fpirit.
goes at his ease yet finds all his moIf, kvowing your horse perfectly tions watched; which he has fagaciły well, you think a tiglit rein unnecer enough to discover. Such a rider fary, advauce your arm a little (but hides his whip, if he finds his horro,
is afraid of it, and keeps his legs termined for him by the bars of a from his fides, if he finds he dreads demi-peak. Indeed there is no difthe fpur.
ference between the seat of either Avoid the ungraceful custom of only, as in the first you ride with letting your legs shake against the shorter stirrups, your body will be lides of the horse : and as you are not consequently niore behind your knees. to keep your arms and elbows high, To have a good seat yourself, your and in motion, fo you are not to saddle must sit well. To fix a precise rivet them by your sides, but let them rule inight be difficult: it may
be fall easy, One may, at a distance, direction, to have your saddle press distinguish a genteel horseman from as nearly as possibly on that part which an awkward onę: the first fits Itillwe have described as the point of and appears of a piece with his horse; union between the man and horse; the latter seems flying off at all points. however, fo as not to obstruct the
It is often said with emphasis, that motion of the horse's shouiders. Place fuch a one has no feat on horseback, yourself in the middle or lowest
part and it means, not only that he does of it: lit ere&t; but with as little not ride well, but that he does not fit ftraint as in your ordinary sitting. on the right part of the horse. To The ease of action marks the gentlehave a good feat, is to sit on that man: you may repose yourself, but part of the horse which, as he springs, not lounge. The set and studied is the center of motion ; and from erectness acquired in the riding-house, which, of course, any weight would by those whose deportment is not be with most difficulty Shakep. As in easy, appears ungented and unnathe rising and falling of a board placed tural, in equilibrio the centre will be always If your borse stops short, or endeamost at reft, the true seat will be vours by rising and kicking to unseat found in that part of your faddle, into you, bend not your body forward, as which your body would naturally slide many do in those circumítances : that if you rode without firrups, and is motion throws the breech backward, only to be preserved by a proper poise and you off your fork or twilt, and of the body, though the generality of out of your seat; whereas, the advanriders imagine it is to be done by the cing the lower part of your body, grasp of the thighs and knees. The and bending back the upper part and rider should consider himself as anited shoulders, is the method both to keep to his horse in this point; and when your seat, and to recover it when loff. fhaken from it, endeavour to restore The bending your body back, and the balance.
that in a great degree, is the greatest Perhaps the mention of the two security in Aying leaps ; it is a security extremes, of a bad seat may help to too, when your horse leaps ftanding. describe the true one. The one is, The horse's rising does not try the when the rider sits very far back on rider's seat ; the lash of his hind legs the faddle, fo that his weight presses is what ought chiefly to be guarded the loins of the horse; the other, against, and is best done by the body's when his bady hangs forward over being greatly inclined back. Stiffen the pommel of the saddle. The first not your legs or thighs; and let youp may be feen practised by grooms, body be pliable in the loins, like the when they ride with their stirrups af- coachman's on his box. This loose fectedly short; the latter, by fearful manner of fitting will elude every horfemen on the leaft Autter of the rough motion of the horse; whereas horfe. Every good rider has, even the fixture of the knees, fo commonly on the hunting saddle, as determined laid å stress on, will in great shocks a place for his thighe, as can be de conduce to the violence of the fall. Vol. XIV. No. 82,
Was the cricket-player, when the alternate rifing and falling in a full bullis itruck with the greatest velocity, trot. to hold his band fim and fixed when : Let your seat determine the length be receives it, the hand would be of yjur tirrups, rather than the fiirbruised, or perhaps the bones fractured rups your feat. If more precision is by the relistance. To obriate this requisite, let your stirrups (in the accident he therefore gradually yields hunting faddle) be of such a length, his hands to the motion of the ball for as that, when you ftand in them, there a certain distance; and thus by a due may be the breadth of four fingers bemixture of opposition and obcdience, tween your seat and the faddie. Cütches it without sustaining the lealt. It would greatly allist a learner, if injury. The case is exactly the fame he would practise riding in a large in riding the skilfal borseman will circle, without ftirrups : keeping his recover his poise by giving fome way face looking on the outward part of to the motion; and the ignorant horfe. the circle fo as not to have a full man will be flung out of his feat by view of the horse's heád, but just of endeavouring to be fixed.
juthat ear which is on the outward part Stretch
your legs before of the circle ; and his thoulder, whick you this will push you against the is toward the center of the circle, very back of saddle : neither gather up forward. By this means you learn your knees, like a man riding on a to balance your body, and keep a pack; this throws your thighs up- true feat, independent of your ftirwards : each" practice inseats you. stups: you may probably likewife Keep your legs straight down, and escape a fall, fhould you cat any tinie 1it not on the muft Heshy pare of the lose them by being accidentally fhaken thighs, but turn them inward,, for as from your feata! 952 to bring in your knees and toes : and As the feat in fome measure deit is more safe to ride with the ball of pends on the faddle, it may not be the foot presling on the firrup, than amiss to obferve, that becaufe a faddle with the stirrup as far back as the with a high pomniel is chought danheel; for the preffure of the heel be- gerous, the other extreme prevails, ing in that case behind the ftirrup, and the pommel is scarces allowed to keeps the thighs down.
be higher than the middle of the fad. When you find your thighs thrown dle.
your thighs thrown dle. The saddle should lie a's near upward, widen your knces to get the baek-bone as can be without them and the upper part of your tork hurting the horse ; for the nearer you lower down on ihe horse. Grasp the fit to his back, the better seat you faddle with the hollow or inner parai have. eilf its does fo, it is plain the of your thighs, but not more than just pomniel.muit rise enough to fecure to atlit the balance of your body, this the wethers from pressure: therefore, will also enable you to keep your fpurs a horse whole withers are higher than from the horse's holes, and to bring common, requires a higher pommel. your toes in, without that affected and If, to avoid this, you make the faddle uselcis manner of bricg ng them in. of a more straight iline,s the Miconvenipractised by many. Sink your þeels nence spoken of follows; you dit toa straight down ; for while yoor heels much above the horfe's back, and thighs keep down, ycu cannot the saddle form a proper féat). There fall: this (aided with the bend of the should be no ridge from the button åt back) gives the security of a feat, to the fide of the pommel, to the back those who bear themselves up in their part of the faddle. That line also ftirrups in a swift gallop, or in the Thould be a little concave, for your