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A Yankee visened! [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
»i ii it f rffii* % fakee msenefcl ^ GO AFTER gwine up as far as Youtaw Street, I crossed over and cum down 011 tother side of the street, lookin along at oie thing and another tii I O O got most down to Charles Street. By this time I begun to be monstrous dry, and as I'd heard tell a good deal about the 6ody water they have in big citics, t thought I'd try a little at the fust place whar they sold it. Well, the fust docter's shop I cum to had a sody wate* sign up, and in I went to get sum. Ses I, " I want a drink of yer sody water." " What kind of syrup will you have ?" says he, puttin his hand on a bottle of molasses. " I &lt;lon't want no syrup," ses I, " I want sody water." " Ah," ses he, " vou want extra sody." And with that he tuk the glass and put some white stuff in it, and then keld it under the spout till it was full, and handed it to me. r" ' I put it to my hed and pulled away at it, but I never got sich a everlastin dose before in all my life. I got three or four...
The Broken Wreath. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
Hire Iwluii BY MISS ELIZA THOBP. I HAD a home once, a happy home, where love a id peace reigued, and plenty dwelt. Many years have passed away since then, but memory is still faithful, and often lifts the veil which I would gladly draw over my early recollections, and points to the home of my childhood and youth, and brings vividly to my mind's eye every dear form and face that once lived there. But now they are gone, they have crossed the valley of death, and are gone to a brighter, a happier home, where sorrows can never enter, where tempests cannot beat. I shall see them here aa more; but ere long, I hope to see them again in that happier home which can never be taken from them. I am now alone-the last bright spirit that bound my affections to earth, is also gone-the beautiful pearl is taken from the casket, and is added to myriads of others which adorn the Crown of my Redeemer. I will endeavour to give you a sketch of the history of my loved ones, hoping that it may not be unint...
"Merry Christmas!—Happy Christmas!" [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
How it flew from one laughing lip to another!-trembling on the tongue of decrepitude ; lisped by prattling infancy, and falling like a funeral knell on the ear of the grief-stricken! Little busy feet were running to and fro, trumpeting the fame of " good Santa Claus." The pretty blue-eyed maiden blushed, as she placed her Christmas gift on the betrothal finger. Yes, it might have been ten times colder than it was, and nobody would have known it, everybody's heart was so warm. See that great house opposite ! How bright the fire-light falls on those rare old pictures: on marble and damask and gold and silver! Now they are decking a Christmas tree. Never a diamond sparkled brighter than those children's eyes. 'Tis all sunshine at the great house. Kathleen sits at her low narrow window. She sees it all. There are no pictures on her walls; though she has known the time when they were decked with the rarest. There is nothing there now that the eye would look twice upon, save the fair sad ...
Intelligence. YASS BAND OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
Snttllbfitrt. YASS BAND OF HOPE. A BAND of HOPE under very favourable auspices has been formed in the above township, in connection with the Wesley an Sabbath School. It was to hold its opening meeting on the 1st of January, We understand that the Charles Creede, is a teetotaller of mally years' standing, and is greatly interested in the formation of this new society. Mr. W. Sutherland, a travelling agent of the Bible Society, in visiting Yass suggested the propriety of forming such a society: the project was received with great favour and acted ugon at once. Ten copies of the Band of Hope Journal have been ordered to begin with, to be sent regularly. In our li&£t rfumber we shall pro bacy be able to give the particulars of Ifan ftfsi meeting. minister there, the Rev,
Poetry. A MOTHER'S LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
MOTHER'S LOVE. A. Mother's Love-how sweet the name I What is a Mother's Love ? A noble, pure, and tender flame, Enkindled from above, To bless a heart of earthly mould; The warmest love that can grow cold: This is a Mother's Love. To bring a helpless babe to light, Then while it lies forlorn, To gaze upon that dearest sight, And feel herself new-born, In its existence lose her own, And live and breathe in it alone: This is a Mother's Love. Its weakness in her arms to bear; To cherish on her breast,, Feed it from Love's own fountain there, And lull it there to rest: Then while it slumbers watch its breath, As if to guard from instant death ; This is a Mother's Love. To mark its growth from day to day, Its opening charms admire, Gatch from its eye the earliest ray Of intellectual fire ; To smile and listen while it talks, And lend a finger when it walks: This is a Mother's Love. And can a Mother's Love grow cold ? Can she forget her boy ? His pleading innocence behold, Nor weep for gr...
The Dying Boy's Reason. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
3Bd|t*s Urasmr. "WHAT is the matter? What is the matter ? " said I to a neighbour who was looking, with a very earnest face, in a direction in which I saw many people running. " A dreadful accident has occurred," he replied. "A poor boy has just had his back broken by the upsetting of a cart." I determined not to run with the multitude to the scene of painful inte rest, but to visit the lad when the people had dispersed. On the following day I went to see him. I was much depressed and saddened as I entered the cottage. There was great disorder and confusion; but I had hardly cast a hasty glance at the scene around, when my eye rested on the mother of the suffering boy. She was evidently stunned and prostrated by the heavy blow. Her eyes were red with grief, tears were ptill running down her cheeks. A few qi her neighbours were standing around, ready to afford their sympathy and help; and they were silently weeping with the mother. t( Blessings on the tender heart of woman/' thought ...
Henry Gardner. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
tnrg darker. ( Continued from page 392 in Vol. IT J ON Sunday morning Henry opened his eyes with an undefined sensation of dissatisfaction and depression. He felt eonscious that he was about to do a wrong act^-that he was deliberately rushing into sin and temptation ; gladly Would he have remained at home for the day, but he had promised to go, and, alas! he dreaded the scoffs and reproaches of his thoughtless com panions more than the anger of God for transgressing His holy laws-so he sprang out of bed and hastily com menced to dress, as he soliloquised, " If I lay there thinking about it I shall soon be afraid to go; that memorable sermon is always ringing in my ears, I almost wish I had not heard it! Well, I here make a solemn promise, that after this I will go on no more excursions on the Sabbath. I'll resist all their attempts to-day to make me break my promise to the Dominie, of total abstinence. I'm determined upon that, and Somers has already agreed to abstain foi the day. "...
Selections. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
itltttifllts. u GOD," says Elder John Jones, of Syd ney, " is one eternal roundor, in the words of Orson Pratt, an " eternal series which, in plain terms, is eternal nonsense; for to have a series you must have No. 1 to begin with, and that which has a be ginning is not eternal. But if God be " one eternal round," then there has been an " eternal generation of gods "-which is the Mormon doctrine, and thus the idea of one self-existent Being is a fallacy, and our Bible is a book of lies. Verily, it is not for nothing the Mormons endea vour to sap the foundations of the divine authority of the Bible.-Mormonism, by John Davis. PEOPLE who use high-flown words gene rally do so to hide a want of ideas. The majority of listeners never find out the difference. A PORTUGUESE who had lost one of his eyes by an arrow, and was about to be sacrificed at the funeral of some savage chief, saved his life by telling the savages they showed little honour to their chief if they sent a one-eyed man to w...
CONTENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
CONTENTS. PAGE. LEADING ARTICLES: Advance Australia 129 Anniversary of the Band of Hope 353 Bond or Free 161 Bands of Hope..,. 273 Building Societies 193 China and Christianity 885 Elections, The 17 Education 65 Fitzroy River, The.... 306 Hyde Park 81 Happiness of Mankind 257 I've just begun to Fight 289 Norfolk Island 49 Manners and Customs 337 Mechanics' Institutes 209 Merry Christmas, A 1 Music Hall 145 Our New Gold Fields 321 Popular Amusements 33 Protection 369 Philanthropy in Sydney 97 Sale of Liquors 177 Temperance Hall, The 241** What's to be done ? 225 Woman 113 TALES, SKETCHES, be.: ' Broken Wreath, The 5, 26, 39, 58, 70 Bushman's Grave, The 50 Banker in Russia, The 165 Bathing, by Doctor Bell ...386, 402 Call again 85 Cockscomb 46, 61, 77, 92 Dying Boys' Reason 10 First Grave, The 22 First Breath 45 Frank Smith, or the Picnic 28 Family Retrenchment 91 Henry Gardner Chap III. ... 3, 11, 23, 42, 54, 73 Chap. IV 105, 121, 139, 154 Chap. V 170,181, 196 ""^??^How Paddy Ryan in...
MERRY CHRISTMAS! [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
MERRY CHRISTMAS! In old England, Christmas is celebrated when the ground is probably thick with and the trees are bending beneath their winter clothing of snow- the rivers and the ponds are frozen hard, and covered with merry groups &nbsp; of boys and men sliding and skating. All along the street are seen signs of Christmas fare.; the grocer fills his windows with the requisites for plum pudding-far famed as the only legitimate Christmas pudding ; the butcher exhibits huge ribs of beef literally encased in fat, and decorates his clean sanded shop with holly-the English holly, with its bright red berries; and then the poulterers and fruiterers, how attractive their stalls look ! prize turkeys, of incredible weight, geese kept for Christmas, and only to be killed at this high holiday; and see &nbsp; the evergreens-the ivy, and the fir palm, and the beautiful holly, and above all, the mistletoe-held holy by our Druid forefathers, now to be hung over the door and in the ...
PREFACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
PREFACE. THAT Australia should have a literature of her own is generally admitted, and accomplishing the feat of completing another volume of an Australian periodicaL, we have the honour of doing something towards the realisation of so desirable an object. Fortunately for this noble colony it is not inundated with reading that is vile and impure, such as we meet with in the mother country. This advantage brings with it a duty to every individual who wishes well to his fellows, to promote the spread of that which is good and useful. To supply a class of reading at once entertaining and instructive, is been the design of the BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL ; its peculiar merit, that of having the articles original and colonial, only such are selected as give taste and variety to the whole. In looking over the table of contents, supplied in the present issue, we feel it will bring to remembrance many pleasant readings that the JOURNAL has afforded during the year. It has ever been our care to imp...
Loans. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 2 January 1858
Loans &nbsp; A LOAN is an entrusted possession, to &nbsp; be returned or repaid. When not limited by any stipulated term of con- tinuance, it may be reclaimed at the volition of the owner ; and its tempo- rary use generally implies a favour, or obligation of gratitude. Strictly speaking, are not all our earthly gifts loans ? We are accus- tomed to speak of them, as if their title was inherent in ourselves, yet their unannounced departure often &nbsp; corrects this error, and discloses the tenure by which they are held. All history is but a field to illustrate the shadowy nature of ambition's honours. Multitudes who, by virtue, or valour, laborious service, or haz- ardous enterprise, deemed themselves wealthy, or secure of popular favour, have been made examples of its un- certainty. Thus was Aristides, in his banishment, and Socrates, under the chill of the hemlock, and Columbus, in his sequestration at Valladolid, and the fallen Wolsey, in his remorseful adm...
Anniversary Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
BEFORE we shall have issued another number of our periodical we shall have kept the seventieth anniversary of our colony. All look forward to this day with pleasure, and when it comes keep it as a holiday ; and we think it is one of the most festive times in Sydney. What with the regatta, and all the other ways the Sydney people have of amusing themselves, it would be a * Thc names of those who have already forwarded subscriptions for this year will be published shortly. wonder indeed, if this colonial birthday were not a day of mirth. Gloriously do our American brethren keep their fourth of July, the day on which that vast country declared her independence, and in that declaration laid the foundation of her present greatness-pity, is it that there should be the one blot on her flag-that the stripes of her slaves should cry shame on her vaunted banner, bespangled with stars and stripes. Bat the American must keep another anniver sary of the day when that little band of puritans land...
English Extracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
THE anniversary meetings of the Alli ance were held ia Manchester, on Wednesday the 14th October. The proceedings of the day were opened by a breakfast at half-past eight a. m. At ten, the General Council of the Alliance met ; its deliberations were presided over by Sir Walter C. Treve lyan, Bart. At this Council were present some of the ablest and warmest sup porters of the cause in Great Britain. The sitting was continued till half-past four without intermission. At the public meeting in the evening which commenced at seven o'clock, the hall was crowded to suffocation ; upward s of six thousand were within its walls, and as many more applied for admis sion, but were unable to gain it. James Haughton. Esq, of Dublin, took the chair. The meeting was addressed by Mr. Counsellor Samuel Pope, Sir Walter Trevelyan, the Rev. Dr. M'Kewon, the Hon. Neal. Dow, the Rev. Canon Jenkins, and others. j From the balance sheet we gather that the total receipts of the society for the year ending Se...
Intelligence. Band of Hope Meetings. PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
gaitÄ of füge petíinjs. , PITT STREET. THE meetings have been again resumed. On the evening of the 6th instant, a Temperance meeting was held ; about 70 children were present : they were addressed by Messers Allen, Holds worth, Kirby, and Lee. Four prizes were announced for essays on " The Minerals of Australia, " to be brought in by that day month. Four prizes were also announced, to be awarded to those who gain most members to the society during the first three months in the year. Last Wednesday Mr. C. S. Creeny delivered a most interesting lecture on Indian Geography. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday week, Jan. 27th, when recitations will be given by the members of the society.