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Voltigeur y. ,Tho Flying
B Y -ï H B I) K LT I J).
Tho Turf's Own Regulars nil »oom uncommon
' hhtlio anil gay ;
Tho Yorkshireman aro flocking hilo Doncniitor
On tho tongnos of all. from cnrdmcn to the ion
of royal <ïuclph f 1 ),
li hoard-" Who beats The Dutchman (2) must
be Beelzebub himself."
So thought thu hosts nt Ascot, ns past thc chair
ho flow, '
Somo ten lengths first, nnd well nigh burst tho
heart of Cnnezou j
Still Loni Zetland and Job Maison thus tho
maxim dared to doubt
" A colt nt Askc his powers can task, and send
lila prido to rout."
"Tío!" quoth tho Enrl of Eglinton; "yo
Richmond sceptics, know
Tho Flying Dutchman no'or shall striko tho tar-
tan to a foo !
For three race seasons not ono stood his"powcr
lins dared to stom,
And your Voltigeur ho'il vanquish o'er "New-
Thon thus outspako Earl Zetland-" Old Timo
nnd Fato, I trow,
Aro weaving Loger garlands for my Derby win-
That o'er, fling down, tho gauntlet, and I'll
boldly tako it up :
'Tis Old England against Scotland : tho pr'.zo
shall bo tho cup.*'
Three months have fled, and Russborough has
proved himself ho serf.
Tho "champions" twain aro saddling, in their
boxes at tho Turf. (3)
Tho slashing cripplo Surplice n parting blessing
Then anxious waits and ruminates on speed of
Tho second boll- is ringing ; nigh tho rails tho
crowd aro crushing ;
Up Grand Stand stairs tho bulls and bears of . - Turf Exchango aro rushing.
" Fivo to ono upon Tho Dutchman !" is heard
amid tho bum
Of scores of voices that proclaim tho welcome
sound, " Thoy como I"
First, Fobcrt leads his favourite, whilo closo
Hpon his ronr
Stalks Lanky Jnck, whilo James tho Black acts
as n pioneer ;
Mid sir tho dusky digits of that sporting cxilo
A cutaway enfolds his form, a tartan tio Iiis
*. Maka way, my friend ! Tho Dutchman ! tho
Dutchman, gentlemen !
Volti.'s no uso ¡ ho'll cook his gooso, 'tis a hun
. dred to a bon.
He'll get licked, Jemmy !" " You bo banged I
ho'll just win in a trot ;
For tho Derby nil tho winter on him I put my
On Bobby Hill and Voltigeur, as guard of hon-
'Tho stalwart Richmond Vulcan, who fitted on
'To tempt him, though tho Nobbier-Kings of
Europo should combine.
Ho wouldn't "quiok" Iiis favourite for a Cn'i
Tint puts Kim in a cauter-why, o'en n child
could know him
For soo how workman-lfko ho tucks his hindor
. logs bolow him.
A cracker from tho distnnco Tho Flying Dutch-
man shoots, ,
And gives thc crowd a specimen of Ascot seven
Still a trio 'mong tho gazers bis winning chanco
dorido : -
Says Hilly Oates-" T can't tell why, I don't
just Uko his striflo."
" This timo nf year, frosh young-'uns boro in
Cup-luck know no bounds,"
John Tiny doolaros ; wbilo Tophnm swears,
" Ho can't givo ninotcon pounds."
Now Mnrlow finds, to his dismay, his temper's
not too swoot
As if thoro coursed throughout his veins a pro
sclenro of defeat.
Liko Kirby's " Lazy Lanorcost," tho young
.nn coolly lags.
And nover caros to budgo an inch till " Down
go both tho flags."
"Hats off! hats off!" Tho Dutchman leads.
My conscience ! ho's just flying:
'Whilo Voltigeur pulls doublo, nnd romo six
longths off is lying.
Why, nil tho wny. from 'Mericay 'tis woll nigh
worth a trip,
Without a penny on tho raco-by Jovo 1 thcrd
goos Nat's whip | (1)
'Their primo "quiok movoment" o'er tho flat
doos many n keon oyo follow.
Tho crack loads «till, nnd skims thc bill ns
blithely as a swallow,
" Ton to ono upon Tho Dutchman !" Ho need
novor hopo to catch him , '
Ho'll distanco bim to certainty. What horso on
earth can match bim ! '.
Tiioy'ro whizzing o'or tho T.Y.C., nnd either , scorns to flinch : .
Tlicy'ro passod tho Chnmpac.no Starting' Post,
and neither gains nu inch.
" Tho Dutohmnn in a cauter ! Nat can't get
Ho's brinelng out tho yonng-'un." . Thoy'ro
past tho Intaok Gato!
" Ho's catching bim I-tho yonng-un wins I1'
now striko on Marlow's car ;
Tho Ulackloolt strido lio darod dorido is thunder-
ing in his rear- - *
Ho's at his girth-ho's roached his head-he
? wins ! Tho Dutchman's done !
Thoy'vo passed tho chair. For young Voltaire
up goes a wolcomo " I."
Tho Ring stands palo. Forth spcoda tho tale,
' willoh many a doubt inspires ;
From oast to , wost, from north to south, it
glances o'er tho wires :
From Richmond unto Middlohnm this mossago
quickly passed- ' . ? .
" Your conqueror of . conquerors has bowod lils
hoad at last."
Yo backers of young Voltlgour, boast.not too
. much lila strength. . \ -
Though Flying Dutchman " burst' himself,"
'twas.baroly half a length. .
Doubt ns yo will, his heart is still as gamo as
Spanish stool t
And o'or, Knavesmlro 'gainst Hint vordictha
. will ontor an appeal.
!1 ) Lord Adolphus Fittolnrcnoo.
3) Lord Goorgo llontlnok's oppression when ho flrat saw Tho Dutohmnn mn,
(3) Tho Turf Tnvorn, tho intended sorno of Surpllco's hnrom. Oddly enough, theso throo horses stood thcro on that day.
(i) I boliovo Nat lost his whip as ho'passed
tho Stand in tho first round.
The G rt nt f Expected J Season af ,1851. Every one ls expecting lo make n fortune |n the Great Exhibition Season of? 1851. Beds aré. by anticipation, going up in tim environs nf London, and a large broker, In Urokrr's-nlley, ls lolling an many bedsteads that he ls making a fortune nt full gallop with four-posters, Some body has oven nronoiedto make tho bed of the Serpentino available, and perhaps lt would not bo a bad Ide,» lo throw a Mackintosh cover across the whole, surface, and thus turn lt Into ono of tli'olo water b'ds which arc sometimes so strom)
outly recommended by "tho fnc|i1ly." Tho plan would have tho double effect of biding an oflenilve object and promoting th* convenience of tho public j Midla the Serpentine illrlf is well
adapted for ilia purpose of repoir; aa when any, thing li said about ejeaming the river tlie authorities seem determined, th go to slerp upon IL- Punch. r. ?