previous next

Death of Ben Caunt.

--The London Globe, of the 11th ult. says that the day before the famous Ben Caunt, the proprietor of the Coach and Horses Tavern, St. Martin's Lane, expired somewhat suddenly at his residence. The deceased, familiarly known as ‘"Ben Caunt,"’ had long been a leading member of the prize ring, and held for some years the championship, which he succeeded in gaining after many hard-fought battles. All day Caunt was in his business as usual, but showed some signs of indisposition. He retired to rest at his usual hour at night, and next morning was found dead in bed, without having apparently experienced very much suffering. During the last year or two Caunt has been very much affected in his mind by the loss of his license, of which the magistrates had deprived him on account of informations laid against him by his neighbors of the nuisance occasioned about his house by large crowds of sporting men who took an interest in the then pending prizefights — particularly in that between Heenan and Sayres for the championship, which Caunt himself had just resigned. When his body was discovered, at 4 o'clock in the morning, the time at which he was usually called, medical aid was immediately resorted to; but it was ascertained that death must have taken place some time previously — probably an hour or two.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
St. Martin (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Ben Caunt (2)
Sayres (1)
Heenan (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
11th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: