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Musical. MEMOIR OF NICOLO ZINGARELLI. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
-n MEMOIR OF NICOLO ZINGARELLT. Nicolo Zingarelli, chapel-master of St. Peter's at Rome, was born at Naples in 1792, or, according to Gerber, at Milan, in 1760. Having lost his fa tiler at an early age, he was placed at the Conserva torio of Loretto, to learn the rudiments of composi tion under Feneroli : Cimarosa and Giordanello were here his fellow students. On quitting the Conser vatorio he learned the higher branches of the science from Speraza. One of his earliest works was his ' Montezuma," which was produced at the Naples theatre in 1781, and, though not free from faults, gained the approbation of Haydn. lie then wrote for almost all the theatres in Italy, and after having visited Paris in the year 1789, where he produced his "Antigone," he returned to Italy, being chosen chapel-master to the cathedral of Milan. This si tuation he subsequently relinquished, being elected, on the death of the celebrated Guglielmi, in 1806, to his place in the chapel of the Vatican. From this e...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
LOCAL. TuIE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.--Matters of unusually weighty importance will occupy the attention of our legislators during the ensuing session. Our readers will gladly hear that our respected Attorney-General does not leave these shores until its close. HOUSE RENTS IN SYDNEY.-A friend of ours, who has been about three years in the Colony, on his arrival took a cottage, at twelve shillings and sixpence per week, which lie has occu pied to the presenttime. The rent however had been advanced to one pound five shillings, some time back, and within these few days he has received notice that he must pay one pound ten shillings; or quit. SOLDIERS.-It is some time since 1 was accustomed to the tread of the guard in the cities of the Netherlands, and I was startled to be hold a pilquet of grey coated infantry in the streets the other night. 7 heir duty on the occasion is well known-they were out to pick up drunken stragglers. Alas I for the soldiery; it is most disgraceful to the service....
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
ljiypptutg IEntelligeine. -o ARRIVALS. Mancis 14 -From Launceston, having left on the 8th instant, the brig William, Captain Thom, with sundries. Passengers-aIrs Field, Mr. and Mirs. Gerrard, Mr. and Mrs. Cope, Mrs. Blinkin. sop and child, Mr. tlenty, and Mr. treek, and two in the steerage. 14.-From Sourabaya, having sailed the 7th January, the barque Anna Watson, Capt. Stewart, with a general cargo. Passengers-Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, Captain Rough, and Mr. Hives. 14.-From the Whale Fisheries, having left St. John's, New Brunswick, August 28th, the ship James Stewart, Captain Dogherty, with 800 bar rels black and 50 barrels sperm oil. 14.-From Norfolk Island, having sailed the 10th instant, the barque Nauttilus, Capt. 4lloway, with eighty-five convicts, and a guard of thirty. eight rank and file of the 50th Regiment. DEPARTURES. MAUCHI 13.-For Calcutta, the ship Adam Lodge, Captain James, in ballast. 13 -For Norfolk Island, the barque Augusta Jessie, Captain Sparke, with prisoners. 13...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
AGENTS:-Bungadore, Mr. .ohn Dwyer; Borrimao, Mr. M. Doyle ; Braidwvood, Mr. P. Goulding, Postmaster; Brisbane Water, Mr. Thomas Humphreys;'Batliurst, M-r. Richard Jones; Campbell Town, Mr. Hurley; Goulhiourn, Mr. Joseph Bull; Hohart Town, Mr. Philip Smith; Liverpool, Mr. William Pritchard; Launceston, Mr. T. W. Cowell; Maitlaund, MI. Dee Patrick's Plauns, Mr. Thomas Cullen; Paterson, Mr. David Broyue, Bush Inn; Port Phlrp, Mr. Kelsh; Parramatta, Mr. Fitzsimmons, Innkeeper; 'Penrlth, Mr. Purcell, Quoanboyan and Manaroo, Mr. Thomas Shanaha ; Wollongog. Mr. Edward Elliott; Windsor and Richmond, Mr. E. Coffey; Yass, MLr. Edward Walsh.--'ublished in the United Kingdomi by Mr. Jones, 63, Potornoster How4London; Mr. W. J. Batteraby, 5, Essex Bridge, Parliament-street, Dublin; AMrs. Strain, 9 Union Place, Edinburgh; and Mr. D. Kennedy, Glasgow. * o Ulonbot., T'HE Argyle, 600 STons, Capt. GATNnr, is gnder Engagement, by Charter, to s'il on the 26th March. Three spacious Ca. bins are disengag...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. Sin,--The Angel of Death has swept off four victims in on instant during this week. A prisoner, by name Atkinson, formerly clerk to Rev. Mr. Sharpe, and lately a constable at Government House, was drowned while fishing,-some men who saw him sink swam immediately to his relief, but in vain. His remains were found the next day, a mere skeleton -two arms and a leg gone, the bowels and flesh eaten away by sharks. This day, a boat returning from Phillip Island was upset and literally dashed to atoms, by a succession of tremendous rowlers, that came on suddenly and rather unexpected. The Hon. Captain Best, though a good swimmer and not four minutes in the water, was taken out lifeless. Surgeon Ganrie, 80th Regiment, instantly applied every measure to resuscitate animation; but the Captain must have been suffocated by a frock buttoned round his neck, which enveloped his head when upset by an awful wave. There was no water in his chest or lungs. ...
News and Humours of the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
NMote antl tumttotra of0 1te ma. -4 The Antartic land discovered by the U.S.S. Vian cennes, was seen on the same day by the French men-of-war Astrolabe and Zelee, now laying at Hobart Town.-A small vessel of seventy tons burden is being built by Mr. Barclay, of Port Mac quarie, for the coasting trade.-A parting dinner was given to Mr. Walkie, by his friends, at the Liverpool Arms, in George-street, on Thursday last. -The land at Rose Bay, sold by the Auction Com pany, on Friday last, and lately the property of Thomas Icely, Esq., realised £100 per acre. 11,368 Emigrants arrived in this Colony during the year 1839.-It is expected that the American sur veying vessels Porpoise and Flying-.islh have pro ceeded to New Zealand, where they will be joined by the Vincennes and Peacock.-The settlement at Port Lincoln, South Australia, is in a thriving con dition ; two small vessels have been built there, and the settlers have already collected a consider able stock of sheep and cattle.--The p...
BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
BATHURST. March 11th, 1840.-On the above date, four armed robbers attacked the dwelling-house of Robert Smith, Esq. After ransacking the premises, they forced three of Mr. Smith's servants to convey a considerable quantity of property from the house. Two of the men proceeding through Bathurst with Mr. Platts, to South Australia, have quarrelled, and one of them has put a period to the other's life by stabbing him in the abdomen with a knife. The Police Magistrate proceeded this day to hold an inquest on the body. Pursuant to notice, a meeting of the gentlemen, landholders, &c., was held this day at Connolly's inn, for the purpose of taking into consideration the best means for protecting the township and district of Bathurst from the attacks of armed bushrangers. The meeting is postponed until the return of Major Bowler and the Police Magistrate.
Original Poetry. SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 17 March 1840
Original Poetry. &nbsp; -o SONG. Oh! sweet to young eyes is the moonlight of summer, While yet they're undimm'd by a sorrowful tear, When love to the bosom is but a new comer, And the world's thousand pathways all flowery appear! And blest is the heart's joyous spring-tide of feel- ing, The light of sweet thoughts then encircling the brain, As at love's holy shrine, in the moonlight, we're kneeling, Illumines so much it ne'er brightens again ! But a cloud, which we mark'd not, obscures the pale moonbeam, While turn we our eyes to the wild roses near; Still bright and unclouded again she will soon beam, And summer's wide landscape as lovely appear ! Not so will the heart, when the darkness of sorrow Hath once o'er it gathered, be light as before; Though the cloud of to-day seems to pass ere to- morrow, 'Tis known,-hath been felt, - is a stranger no more! &nbsp; H. PARKES. Regentville, December, 1839.
Poetry. FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
-o FLOWERS. Suggested by seeing a Ypung Child asleep, with Wild Flowers grasped in his Hand. f" Blessed be God for flowers ! For thebright, gentle, holy thoughts that breathe From.outtheir odorous beauty, like a wreath Of sunshine on life's hours I :Lightly upon thine eye lHathfallen the noontide sleep, my joyous bird ; And, through thy parted laps, the breath, scarce heard, Comes like a summer sigh. .One rosy hand is thrown I a}ee4th thy rosier• cheek; the other holds )trxkipup of sweet field flowers, whose bloom unfolds . , J freshness like thine own. Around the fragrant prize, With eager grasp, thy little fingers close; What ale the dreams that haunt thy sweet repose ? • What radiance greets thine eyes 1 For thou art smiling still. Art thou yet wandering santhe quiet woods, Plucking th' expanded cups and bursting buds, At thine unfetter'd will? Or, does some prophet voice, Murmuring amidst thy dreams, instinctive say "Prize well those.flowers ;. for thou, beyond to-day, Shalt in ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
Uaittract of 'ales g ll RucCtot, Which will take place between this and our next Publication. THIS DAY. Mr. S. Lyons, at his Temporary Rooms, at Eleven precisely; Five Flocks of Ewes and Wethers, (3204, more or less,) now running on the district of the Murrumbidgeo. Also, an Allotment of Land at the corner of Lindsay and Lithgow streets, Campbelltown, on which is erected Four Cottages; Land at Lane Cove, with Cottage; Land on the Hunter's River, being part of the IintonEstatoe ; Shares in the Union Assurance and Royal Exchange Companies, Aeustralasian Chronicle Newspaper, &c. ; after which, 65 pigs, &c., &c.; Cows, Bullocks, Steers, and Heifers, Ewes and WVethers, Wool, Horses; two teams of eight Bullocks, with all the right, title, and in terest to the Run at Bobayan and Bolara. At the Queen's Wharf, Fire Bricks and Fire Clay, ex Charlotte. The Australian Auction Company. at their Paddock, corner of Hunter-street, at Twelve, Cattle and Horses, also, Four you...
IMPOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
IM?POUNDED. At Pitt Town, March Gth, 1840, the following cattle, viz.- One yellow Bullock, branded near side of rump 0 LO off side DR, damages 7s. Gd. One red Cow, whito back and -small horns, bianded offside TB on thigh, and GB on rump, damages 7s. Gd. One black and white Bullock, branded on near side JT, and off side WG, damages 7s. Gd. One red Bullock, piece broke off the off horn, branded 11HG and wl G, damages £1 I0s. A Ono dark brown Bullock, with down horns, white on rump, branded on off side on ribs DD, D and on rump rn O, and slit in near oar, damages £l 10s. One yellow and white Bullock, white face, and four white feet, branded off side on the rump WG, THa damnages7s.' Gd One red and wvhite Bullock, white back and( face, branded off side on rump WG, damages 7s. Gd, TH One yellow Bullock, small spot of white on face, and white on rump, and piece cut off near, ear, branded offside on rump WG, damages 7s. Gd. THI If the above cattle are not released on or before the 30th day....
The Chronicle. Sydney: FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
$ydney : FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1840. THE experiment about to be tried by Captain Maconochie at Norfolk Island, in the management of conviots, is cer tainly one of magnitude, whatever may be. its results. It is, as be himself expresses it, going' east where we were wont to go west. Whether it may suo ceed or not, its results will be watched with much attention. We think, there fore, we ought to put such of our readers as have not perused the works of Captain Maconochie in possession of the princi ples upon which his system is founded, and the apparatus by which be proposes to bring them into action. We are not one of those who think that transportation has totally failed to answer the ends of,a secondary punishment. We think it impossible to look at the state and formation of this colony, with all its evils, without admitting, and almost admiring, the great result. But we attribute this more to the tendency of human nature to shake off its corruption, and to the influence of religion, th...
Sydney Price Current. March 19, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
March 19, 1840. Little orf nothing is at present doing in tea. An advance of sugar may, we imagine, be ex pected shortly, in consequence of the price of that article having been raised at the Mauritius. Spirits, particularly rum, have of late been rather in de mand. Tea, hyson skin, per chest, £7 10Os. to £8; hyson, per 10 catty box, £2 5s. to £3; gunpowder, per 10 catty box £2 los to £2 15s. Sugar, Mauritius, fine, per ton, £28 to £30; ditto, brown, £24 to £26; loaf, per lb. 7d. to 7d. ltice, per bag, 15es. to 25s. Oil, sperm per tun £80 to £82, black, per tun, £18. Soap, per cwt., £2 5s to £2 15s. Salt, per ton, £5. 5s to £7 7s. Ale, dunbar's, per doz., 14s.; Taylor's, per hhd., £6 10s. ; Porter, 'Taylor's, per hhd , £6 2s. to £6 5s. Spirits in bond, per gallon, Rum, 6s. to Os. 9d.; Brandy, 8s. to 9s. Gd ; Gin, 2s. 8d. to 4s.6d Wines per pipe, Sherry, £10 to £24; Port, £28; Cape, £12 ; Champagne, per dos., £2 8s. to £3 10s.; Claret, per dozen, 15s. to l1 IOs.
THE JACKDAW IN PEACOCK'S FEATHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
THE JACKDAW IN PEACOCK'S FEATHERS. Mn. Eorrnn,-Had Junius lived to see one of his celebrated and popular opinions o( 1745, per verted, as it has been by some specious correspondent in the Supplement of this day's Herald, to the very. worst of corrupt purposes, equally unjust, illegal, and unchristianlike, he would doubtless have been indignant at the profanation. This emigrant, as he pretends to call himself, may nevertheless be the very scum of the convicts, but in charity we will in. dulge him with all the rights, honors, and distinc tions of an emigrant, " who left his country for his country's good," (vide the famous Barrington's pro logue, before the late governor King, who, mistaking the line for high treason, ordered the theatre to be closed) having thus granted him the privileges of a first-rate emigrant, he surely will not have the pre sumption to alter or interfere with our laws, which during the last eighteen years have been discussed, arranged, amended, and improved by o...
Sydney Market, March 19, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
March 19, 1810. There is at present no Van Diemen's Land wheat in the Market, but the price of colonial grain continues much the same as before. Hay is very plentiful, but its quality is not so good as it has been of late. No New Zealand potatoes are at present to be had, but the Van Diemen's Land still remain it the same figure, and colonial pota toes (now) may be purchased as low as from 8s. to 10s. per cwt. Bread is now generally selling at 8d. per 21b. loaf. FLovn.-Fine, 35s. to 36s.; seconds, 25s. to 3as.; ration, 18s. to 21s. Bread, 8d. per 21b. loaf. Wheat, colonial, 12s. Gd. per bushel. Bran, per bushel, Is. Gd. to 2s. Maize, per bushel, 8s. to 9s. Barley, per ditto, Gs to Os. Oats, per bushel, 8s. to 9s. FnutT-Peaches, 3d. to 2s. 6d per dozen; apples, 2s. 6d. to 4s. per dozen ; grapes, Sd. to Is. per lb.; pears, 2s to 3s per dozen; oranges, Is. to 3s. per dozen. VEGETABLEs.-Onions, 21d. to 4d. per lb.; cabbages, 2d. to 9d1. each; carrots and turnips, 4d. per bunch; potatoes...
VESSELS LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
VESSELS LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. Argyle, barque, for London, Hughes and Hosking, agents. Kinnear, ship, for London, Botts, agent. Maria, for London, I Simmons, agent. Britannia, barque, for Liverpool, Aspinall & Co. agents Bussorah Merchant, ship, for London, Dawes, agent. Eliza Frances, barque, for the Fishery, Lister, agent. Earl Grey, barque, for the Mauritius, Walker & Co., agents. Stratlfleldsaye, barque, for Port Phillip, Nicholas James & Co., agents. Strathisla, barque, for South Australia, V. & E. Solomon, agents. WVaverly, barque, for London, A. B. Spark, agent.
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 20 March 1840
Q0o Q orreapollottitt. "A ConnEsPONa ?Ns" at Psarramatta Complains, that a person there, who, among other disqualifica. tiions, is living in a state of open adultery, is allotwed to have assigned servants, contrary to the assignment regulations, althotggh other'parties hare, very properly, been depr Fred of their servants under like circulm. stances. Our correspondent states, that a memonrial was sent to his EIcellency on the subject some short tinmes ago, but that the afair lies dormant. We would publish the letter, as oae have every confidence in ,the veracity of thle writer, but, however tcr te, it is r.utnr.Lous, and the party complained of is said to ,be a renowned litigant. *.* All communications to be addressed to the Editor, at the CHIIONICLE Office, Lower George street, Sydney.