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XXIII. But now forsaken in the dark recess Of rial way store, it lies in siatn quo ; Disowned by all, no longer doth it press The teeming brain, altho’ it soon may shew Its glories in the legal fray, nevertheless. And notwithstanding, as aforesaid, it lie low. And there I leave it— Fame, but sad condition, While evidence is taken on commission. Chispa. THE ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE FINE ARTS IN SCOTLAND. Founded in 1833. Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1847. THE object of this Association —the first established in the United Kingdom for similar purposes — is to advance the cause of Art in Scotland, by affording encouragement to its professors : I. The Association is composed of Annual Subscribers of One Guinea and upwards. 11. The Funds of the Association are appropriated to the purchase of Modern Works of Art, in Painting. Drawing, or Statuary, and to the execution or purchase of Engravings, Etchings, Bronzes, Basreliefs, Models, or other productions of Art, for distribution among Subscribers. A portion of the Funds is also devoted to the acquisition of Modern Works of Art towards the formation of a National Gallery. 111. A General Meeting of the subscribers is annually held in July, when a Committee of Management is appointed for the ensuing year, and when the different Works purchased for the Association become, by lots publicly drawn, the property of individual Members —Subscribers being entitled to one chance fci every Guinea subscribed. IV. Each Subscriber of One Guinea

entitled to receive one plain impression of the Engraving or Engravings issued for the year of his Subscription—a Subscriber of Two Guineas, one proof impression or impressions after letters—of Five Guineas, one proof impression before letters. V. Members may select one of the Association’s Statuettes for each £l, Is. subscribed, in lieu of the Engraving for the year, by payment at the time of subscribing of such additional sum as may from time to time be fixed by the Committee, the expense and risk of carriage to be undertaken by the subscriber, and no Member to be allowed to chose more than ne copy of each Statuette in any one year. Note. —The following arc the prices fixed by the Committee for the Statuettes already issued by the Association, viz., Sir Walter Scott, £2, 10s.; Professor Wilson, £2, 10s.; Corrinna, £5; Penelophon ;£5 ; Ruth, £5. These prices give no additional chances in the drawing for the prize Works of Art, and are in addition to the Annual Subscription., I LAN FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, 1880. The Presentation Work will consist of an important Etching by the well-known and successful Etcher, M. Rajon of Paris, after the Painting by the late G. Paul Chalmers, R.S.A., ‘The Legend,’ purchased by the Association for the Scottish [ Nat : onal Gallery. Every Subscriber of One Guinea to the Funds of the Association for the ensuing year will be entitled to One Print Impression of the Etching, besides one chance in the Distribution of Paintings in July 1880 ; every Subscriber of Two Guineas will be entitled to One Lettered Proof Impression besides two chances in in the distribution ; and every Subscriber of Five Guineas will he entitled to One Proof before letters, signed by M. Rajon, besides five chances at the distribution. Of these last there will be only one hundred impressions, so that early application for them should be made, as they will be given off according to priority of subscription.

There will also be Ten First Proofs j- taken before all others. These will be (. in exceedingly choice condition, and each Subscriber of Twenty Guineas will be entitled to one of them, and to twenty chances in the distribution of Paintings. r Circulars, Forms of Application, and j further particulars at this office. Public Notice. Ashburton steeplechase MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29th, 1880. List of Officers : President : E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President : W. C. Walker, Esq. Stewards : Mr. Hay T. Smith | Mr. J. Hunt Mr. John Carter Mr. E. Saunders Mr. L,. E. Corsbie Mr. A. McLean Mr. R. Friedlander Mr. E. S. Coster Mr. Neil M'Lean | Dr. Ross Judge : Mr. M. Stitt. Starter : Mr. John Carter. Clerk of the Course : Mr. E, Saunders. Clerk of tiif. Scales : Mr. E. F. Wright. Hon. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer ; Mr. C. C. Fooks. Handicapper : Mr. H. P. Lance. FIRST RACE TO START AT 12.30 P.M. 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase, of 40 sovs., added to a sweepstakes of 2 sovs. each for acceptors ; over about 3 miles of fair hunting country ; nomination 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap of 20 sovs., added to a sweep of 2 sovs. for acceptors ; 2 miles ; nomination 1 sov., for district horses only. 3. The Wakanui Stakes, of 20 sovs.; weight for age ; open to all 'horses ; 2 miles ; entrance 1 sov. 4. Farmers’ Steepechase, of 15 sovs.; about li miles ; weight for age ; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. 5. Hack Steeplechase, of 5 sovs.; 1 mile ; catch weights ; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. Rules and Regulations ; The N.Z. Grand National Rules strictly adhered to, except where specified. A district horse shall mean a horse commonly resident in the County since March Ist, 1880, and the bona fide property of the owner; and “ owner” shall mean a person or persons commonly resi • dent in the County of Ashburton not less than six months previous to this meeting. The decision of the Stewards on all disputed points shall be final. No protest will be received unless 2 • sovs. be deposited, which shall be forfeited ] if the protest be considered frivolous. Nominations for the Handicaps to be sent to the Secretary at Quill’s Hotel not later than 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th. Weights will be declared on Tuesday, May j 25th. Acceptances on night of general entry, Wednesday, May 26th, at 8 p.m. 1 All entries to state age, color, and name of the horse, and the colors of the rider. JAMES WILKIE, Hon. Sec. 791 g Ashburton Steeplechases.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 98, 11 May 1880

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