EPsOat RACES. T Tu- ieday 2nsd June, the Brt day of Ep- A avem bRic,, is not generally well at tended..exept by betting.men smnking E up their "' books" for the Derby. This year the onmpany was quite as numerouis a and distinguished as usual, and the run ning. was respectable.. . .. A Wednesday, 3rd June, was very fine, B and the concourse of persois of all raniks I greater, perhaps, than ever was known a before. In addition to the usual attrac- W tions, it was known that the Queen and Prin e Allibrt would be' present; auid.the T differenet roads thriusgh which the hoyai Ti p irty might pass to the Gre d-Stanrd were thronged wtbl spectators. Her V Majesty and Prince Albert .arrived soon after'one, in time to allow the Prince 0 to ride ro*und .the course and see the preparations for the day's spurt. rue N Loyal pair were received with universal B cheering. To the DIerby Stakes there w,.re o e N hundred and forty-four sulbscribers of 4 fifty guineas each ; but the followi es N horses only started. Mr. Robertson's b. c., Little Won der, by Muley, outorfL:ecrts... Macdonald. N Lord Westminster's Launcelot, A brother to Touchstone......... Scott. Mr. Etwall'a b. c. by Mulatto, out A of Melody ................... J. Day jun. B Lord Albemarle's b. c., Assassin,, by Taurus. out of Sneaker. .... E. Edwards T Duke of Cleveland's Theon, by Emilius, out of Maria. ...... Lye. i Lord Kelurne's ch. c., Pathfinder, F by Retainer-Emilia......... Nelson. Mr. Holdsworth's c., Confed-rate, C by Velucipede, out of Miss Malt by....... .................. Rogers. s Si C. Heatheote's b. c.. Sophimcies, B by Laurel-Blertha........... Buckle. Lord Exeter's c., Scutari, by Sul tan, out of Velvet............. Darling. a Captain Gardner's oh. c., Monops, by Actmon, oat of Wings...... Wakefield. Sir G. Heathcote's b. c., tokhara, by Samarcand-Zenobia...... Chapple. A Colonel G. WVyndham's b. c. by Nonsense, out of Gift............ Templeman. Lord Jersey's c., Muley lshmael, by Ishmael-Fi agrce......... Robinson. Lord Exeter's c., Amurath, by Sutl. tau-Marinella ............ ..Nat.. Duke of Cleveland's oh. c., by Emillas, out of Farce......... J. Day. Mr. Forth's c. by Muley, out of Solace...................... Owner. Lord Orford's ch. c. by Clearwell -Angelica................. Conolly. The-betting previous to the start was 9 to 4 against Launcelot (5.to 2 taken) ; 4 to I against Assassiu (taken) ; 4 to against Melot'y (taken) ; 6 to I against Theon 120 to 1 against Pathfinder ; 20 to 1 against Seutari (taken) ; 20 to 1 against Porth's two (Little Wonder and Solace colt) (taken); 20 to 1 against Bokhara ; 30 to 1 against Confederate , 30- to 1 against Solace colt (taken) ; 40 to 1 against Gift colt (taken) ; 40 to I against Angelica . taken) ; 50 to 1 against Little Wonder ; and 1,000 to 15 against Muley Ishmael. The official account of the race, com mon to all the daily papers, is as f .1 lows " About a quarter past three, after one false start and two or three minor failures, the lot went away at an excellent pace, the Angelica colt leading, followed by the Melody colt, Launcelot and Bokh·ra; with Confederate, Assassin, Little Wonder, and Scutarl next, and the others welt laid up. This order was observed for about half a mile, when the Melo y cox took up the run. ning, Launcelot lying second, Assassin third ; Augelica, Confederate, and Little Wonder, being the next lot; in going round tha turn, Little Won der passed Assassin, and took his place at Laun celot's quarters ; the Angelica colt was beaten off here ; in fact the three leading horses were all that were left in the race, neither Assassin nor Confederate having the slightest chance of win "ning. The Melody colt maintained his lead to the distance, and there it was all up with him ; Little Wonder then-challenged the * crack,' headed him in a few yards, was half a length before him ere he reached the stand, and went by the post a clever winner by a length-Melody third ; Con federate;,who passed Assassin at tiue distance, fourth; Assassin fifth, and Amurath sixth. Of the others it is only necessary to say that the tailing began before they reached the turn, and that Theon (who at one part of the day was at 20 to 1,) the Gift colt, and Sophocles, were the last three. Value of stakes after the usual deductions a £3,775. " Imniediately after the race, Mr. E. Anson, entered the weighing-place, and delivered to Mc donald an elegant riding-whip as a testimonial from Prince Albert of his admiration of his jockey e ship." . " The Marquis of Westminister and his friends are said to have lost heavily, as they had taken the odds (9 to 4) which were freely offered against Launecelot. The result of this racy should be b looked upon as a proof of Little Wonder's powers ; ,r but should not in the least detract from the very ht igh character which Lunselot has already ac quired. The circumstance of seventeen horses having started for the Derby. and only two of them having been placed, shows that the-race y must have been well contested by these two horses. e Little Wonder :id not take up the running Until the race wasi nearly half run, and then, with'one tremendous rush, he stretched a.headof Launce. Slot, and Scot, with all his skill, could not regai, his position or take the lead." - Thie other races were not rema'rkable, d and there w;as no betting upon them. e The Queen and Prince Albert le:t the - course after the secolnd race, for Clare n m n', amidst the aeclanmations of -t o 1 migihty mu titude. e On Thursday, the company was very y thin and listless, iind the running bad. ,Yesterday, the Oaks attruicted a nu merous and brilliant r attendance. ,The race was won iu a canter by Lord George Bentinck'a famous mire Crucifix; beat Sing Mr Payne's- Welfare, Mr Wigram's S eleta, andi twelve others. It. is s:id Lord George Bentinck has won £20.000 with Crucilix; who is now firstF vourite for the st leger. .The othr eraces were very indifferent. 6Lhe Memoriat of Bordeaux states that in consequence of the disorderly conduct oI ofthei guarrison of that city arising from intoxicationi all the troops have been confined' within the walls oftte town, a nd non-commnissioned officers are sata d tioned at: the birriers to enforce' this Sorder- Every soldier found drunk is contned tor 15 days. ' A. Aletter from B.yruth states that on r Easter Monday, four thousan~d pfil;riass n bathel in the river Jordan They were *' escorledl by iheGovernsor of Jerusalem, o anc a strong detachment of troops, during r. whose absence the Arabs look possession Sof the Gsivernor's tent, and carried off several o ,jeets belonging to the kitchen. -- Galognodi. , Clioneli Jo n Grs'ory1 Bauonguardt, of the Second 1(tlhe Qeen's R;;yal)fRi i giosent ofloot Liq?ut .n nt-Colonel John . P ennrclsick, df the dreventeenth Rcli_ ment of Fbot lietiten?tat-Colonel lich-. a urd Carruthersa of the Second- [Legiment r. of Foos, ,,,l Mpjodr Aletander C. the moseet at Honohrable M?litary oier of the Bash. in Sir Th, as ~VcistSa',er?has been made a ,. Baronet, IA reaeid of iiis services at the cuijstnre of Klbelt in the Easit dies..~.
They peep from out the blind, and o'er the bar, And truth to say, they're mostly very pretty; And rather like to shew it, more's the pity.--BEPPO. Even thus sung the bards of the manners in Venice, That far renowned city, where one Master Beppo, Resided in conjugal happineses, when his Business required him to visit Alleppo; And whilst he was there, what adventures befel, His good lady at home, it was needless to tell; Besides the dear girls might their pretty lips pout, If presuming their having read Byron to doubt; But letting that pass, of one thing I'm certain, With respect to their peeping from under the curtain, The ladies of Venice, and fair girls of Sydney, To me seem to be pretty much of a kidney, They both have a practice, which seems of the oddest, What the old folks at home would call bold and immodest, Of displaying their faces, and figures so charming, In a manner to bashful young men most alarming; I myself, ere I came here, was free from all cares, Never troubling myself about female affairs; But leading a good quiet bachelor's life, With no taste for flirtation, no call for a wife; Never bothered with vowing, protesting and swearing, With sighing, and dying, and fond sonneteering, Never meeting with scrapes, that young men often dart on, When they once get infectcd with love's divne passion, Never looking quite pale, interesting and stupid, As most people do when familiar with Cupid, But living contented, and happy, and gay, And thinking the sex very well in their way; But colonial habits, are very contagious, And the rage for flirtation is here so outrageous, That what with the climate, the sun and temp- tation, It keeps a young man in continued vexation, For their smiles are so witching, so kind, so in- viting, Combined with the climate so warm and exciting, Neither hermit, or stoic, could ever resist; Such smiles on the lips, that half ask to be kissed, Even Joseph himself Mrs. Pottiphas's flame, Though he fled all disrobed from the lovestriken dame, Would have felt rather queer, if in our Australa- sia, He'd accepted the office of King Pharaoh's cashier But now to return! I'm becoming infected, And expect to grow quite wo-begone and dejected; As I feel I'm beginning to suffer loves' pains; (Had the panes been but darken'd, I had ne'er worn its chains). If I go home to dinner, and after I've dined, Just opened the window to let in the wind, And smoke my cigar in my nice easy chair, Or walk the piazza inhaling the air; And list to the music which on the breeze swells, From the sweet soothing chimes of the auctioneers bells. And my wandering thoughts I begin to compose, When lo! through the opposite blinds, see that nose! So perfectly formed, so decidedly Grecian And its entrance, and exit, so truly Venetian; That it strikes one's philosophy all of a heap, And one anxiously waits for the next furtive peep. And it come, and by heaven the glance of an eye, Like the soft evening star, in a deep summer sky, Again, and again, that glance seems to dwell, 'Till a sweet distant smile, serves to deepen the spell. Well what can I do but get into pathetics, And fret my brains into distress with poetics;-- To rest were impossible, slumber but brings That smile, and a thousand collateral things, Thronging back to ones fancy--and when in the morn I jump out of bed, I begin to adorn, The first object is, just to peep out and see, If the lovely, the loved is watching for me Of course she is absent, no doubt fast asleep, But how can a man, when such thougts o'er him creep, Take a razor in hand, and with confidence shave, While with loves mono-mania, ready to rave, The thing Mr. Editor's quite out of rule, And it really does make a man, feel such a fool, That I wish you'd insert this epistle of mine, Just to hint to the girls in their beauty divine, That although such proceedings may furnish them laughter, They probably often may lead to manslaughter. OBSERVER. Bridge-street, October 8th 1840.