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English Miscellanies. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 14 July 1826
LADY ESTHER STANHOPE. — Persons who read the pub- lic papers with attention will remember that Lady Esther. Stanhope, an English woman, made herself, either by her beauty or her skill, Chief of a tribe of Arabs, in the De- serts of Syria, over whom she reigned with absolute power. Accounts have lately been received of this ex- traordinary woman, whose family, rich and powerful, have vainly endeavoured to entice her back to Europe. Captains Irby and Mangles were charged to carry her some books and letters, and with this intention repaired from Jaffa, which is in the interior, to the place of her residence, the old monastery Mar Elias Alza, situated a league and a half from Saide. There they heard that this sovereign was gone to Jeba, in the middle of the mountains. The two Englishmen sent her the letters and books, with which they were charged, and at the same time requested permission to pay their respects to her personally; but she replied, that she had laid it down as a law, never...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 14 July 1826
WE highly applaud our Cotemporary for his manly and English feeling displayed in his comments last week on an incident relating to the Police Court of Parramatta; and we only regret, that he himself was so little able to endure a similar castigation from us, administered him for a sentiment, which he had espoused, and which ap peared to us to merit censure as severe as that he has so laudably bestowed upon the sitting Magistrate at Parramatta. We also think the Proprietor of the Aus tralian entitled to the thanks of the friends of old English law and old English freedom, for being at the expense of reporting the adjudications of the Police and Quarter Sessions at Liverpool and Parramatta respectively, and we hope he will extend his system to Campbell Town, Cawdor, and all the intermediate justice-rooms whenever opportunity permits. We would cheerfully join him in the expense of such extension if required.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MONITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 14 July 1826
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MONITOR. SIr, I read with much pleasure an advertisement in your paper of yesterday's date, announcing the intended establishment of a public dispensary, for the relief of the free class of the poor inhabitants of Sydney. The philanthropic feelings developed by those medical gentlemen who have subscribed their respec tive and respectable names thereunto, stamp their characters with indelible honour. The purity of their motives is obvious; &nbsp; the sincerity of their promises irrefutable; and no one who has any knowledge of such worthy members of our commu nity, can augur, but that their exertions in the cause of hu manity will be indefatigable. But will any one who has resided one year,-one month in this town, agree with the sentiments expressed in the advertisement alluded to, that many of the above class, " are frequently doomed to linger on the bed of sickness, and perhaps at length fall victims to its painful effects?" What ! and not one of these c...
To the Editor of the MONITOR. HALF-WAY HOUSE, 8 July, 1826. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 14 July 1826
To the Editor of the MONITOR. SIR, HALF-WAY HOUSE, 8 July, 1826, I read a very shameful account of a dinner which took place at my Inn, on the Parramatta road, and now, beg to contra- dict it. A subscription-ball and supper, was indeed held at my house on the day mentioned by you. Mr. Chapman certainly was on his return from Parramatta, whither he had been on duty respecting Mr. Ball's robbery, but he was not only not president, but not even a guest. As to the man you call Blind Larry, I know nothing of him; at my tap all ready- money customers are welcome, and if Blind Larry has been one, so much the better. Chapman is an active respectable constable, and as such his being a guest, would have been, in my opinion, no discredit to my house; but as to Larry, I consider you have wantonly injured my house, in representing him as a conspicuous guest at my table, and cast disrespect on the very respectable persons who were present. In justice to them and myself, and considering your obser...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
CHURCH AND SCHOOL COItPORATION. Sydney, June V, 1826. IT being intended to establish Evening Schools and Mechanics' Inst itia lont for Young0 f en, NO TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, T'HAI T Proposals will be receired from aemy persons ?(illbng to undertakethe te manfagement of the same in Sylney, Parra inatta, Liverpool, and Windsor resp-ctirely. The )'roposals to contain the terms and qualifications of the Teachkrs in respect of !fritingr, Arit/imnetic, the Elements if, Mat/hernatics, and the different Branches of Jlensnration. The Corporation trill proride a House, and gouarantee a certain salary independently of what will be paid by the Young Men. By Order, CHARLES COWPER, Clerk of the Corporation. W ANTED to proceed to Macquarie Island, in the Schoon er Elizabeth and Mary, Forty or Fifty men, as a seal-, ing gang. Apply to Mr. JOSE IP UNDERWOOD, J iclcr wood's buildings, George Street, who will give encourage ment superior to any in town. HE UPHOLSTERY amd CABINET i3USIN'ESS in George St...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
rTI) BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. PAUL; at,his NEW ROOMS in GEORGE STREET, on MONDAY NEXT, at 11 o'Clock, A. Mi.-A variety of Household Furni ture, Books, and useful Effects, the property of an Officer leaving the Colony; with a Tea Service,.Clock,. Gun in CAo,,
Prices of Articles at Yesterday's Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
Vrited of Srti~cti at cStdterbav'd (Nathat. Wheat, average price of.......... Gs. 94. M size............ ............. 2s. 9&. to 3s. Gtr. Barley......................... None. Potatoes......... ............... (is. to 10s. Better.......................... Is.. 9d. to 3s. Cheese............ ............ lOd. to Is. 3d.. Eggs.......................... Is. 3d. to 2s. Fowls...........................2s. Gd. to 4s.. Ducks...........................48. to 4s. Gd.. Geese...........................1 s. to 15s. Turkies.................... ...... 10s. to 14s.. Bread.................. .. Gd.
DIARY. MEMORANDUM FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
DIARY. MEMORANDUM FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. SUN rises at 7. In the Morn. 1 ,. High 'Water at Fort Jacksor, 30 min. past 9 Morn. . 50 min. past 9 at Night. Sun Sets 1 min. past 5.. High Water, at 5 min. past 10 Morn.-25 min. past.1Q at Night. . 9th Sunday after Trinity. High Water, 45 min. past 10 Forenoon.-11 Night. _Day, 10 hour~s'2 mrin. long. H j igh Water, 16 min. past 11 Fore.-35m.past 1[Night. 4 I St J AM l S.--iigh Water, 56 min. past 11 Forenoon. &lt;0 St. ANNE.-High Water, 29 min. past 12 Morn.-46 S min. past 12 Afternoon. High Water, 15 min. past 1 Morn.-55 min. past 1 Aft. fI& Grape vines should be cleansed from cankered and un healthy leaves, and pruned when requisite. STATE OF THE WEATHER DURING THE LAST WEEK, WITH THB. VARIATIONS OF THE THERMOMETER AT NOON ON EACH DAY, TAKEN IN THE SHADE. WED. THURS. FRID. SAT. SUN. MON. TUES. 58 55 60 58 55 60 58 FAIR. FAIR. FAIR. FAIR. FAIR. FAIL FAIR.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
GOVERNMENT ORDER. COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, JULY, 18, 1826. (No. 33.) VfHE GOVERNOR, having been intormed that Magis .. trates, in the Country, give Passses to 'Prisoners -employed ii the Road Gangs, without the sanction of their Overseers; HIs EXCELLENCY, in order to avoid the inconvenience arising from this practice, has been pleased to order, that the Magistrates be requested not to sign a Pass for any Prisoner belonging to a Road Party, or to any Government Establishment, unless the Applicant produce a Certificate from his Overseer, stating that the indulgence is sought for with his concurrence. By His Excellency's Command, ALEXANDER M'LEAY. GOVERNMENT ORDER. COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, JULY 18, 1826. &No. 34.) WHEREAS much inconvenience is occasioned by Persons bringing forward old claims for compen sation for Losses, which, by an earlier representation, might have been easily settled; Notice is hereby given, that no appeal to the liberality of Government for com pe...
(Anticipations of the Year 1900 continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
(Anticipations of the Year 1900 continued.) 1z A most daring attempt was made last night by a New 11 Zealand Privateer to enter this harbour, with a view to plunder the Fishing villages in Watson's Bay. Owing to the darkness of the night she had nearly succeeded in passing under the guns of Fort George, (the ancient Sow and Pigs) when some suspicion arising to a sentry of ºf the 14th Australian Regiment of the Line then on duty, n an alarm was given, and at one broadside from the lower e I tier of guns the Privateer was split in half and the pea r ple were all drowned. THEATRE ROYAL, GEORGE STREET. This Evening, Macbet/i, with the Entertainment of La Perouse, which e will be repeated every Evening this week. There are fifty-six Subscribers to the Australian St. e ; Leger, for the Races to be run on the old Course the 2nd of May. GREAT preparations are making for the ensuing Sperm Fishery. It is expected that 100 Sail of square-rigged vessels will proceed to the Fishing Ground this y...
(Extracts from the Work of M. Garnier continued) [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
s (Extracts from the LWork of M. Garnier continued) THE great difference between the doctrine of Smith and of the economists, lies in the point from which they set out. In L the deduction of their consequences, the latter go back to the soil, as the primary source of all wealth: while the former regards labour as the universal agent, which in every case pro duces it. It will appear at first sight how very superior the school of the Scotch Professor, is to that of the French Ph! losophers, with regard to the practical utility as well as to the application of its precepts. Labour is a power of which man 1 isthe machine, and of course the, increase of this power can only be limited by the indefinite bounds of human intelligence and industry, and, it possesses, like these difficulties. a sus ceptioility of being directed by design and perfected by the aid of study. The earth, on the contrary, if we set aside the influence which labour has over the nature and quantity of its productions,...
English Miscellanes. DEPARTURE OF THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR FROM THE ENGLISH COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
engli44 f~ikee~alaut. - DEPARTURE OF THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR FROM THE ENGLISH COURT. WVE have the following intelligence from a high source, on which the fullest reliance may be placed :-Count Lievtn, the Russian. Ambassador, at our Court, will lea.1e London to-morrow morning. As the reports cir culatcu in the highest circles at the west end of the town are of the most alarming description, we hasten to give. the full particulars of the circumstances which have led to this important step. In the first place, it is not true, as is generally reported, that he has been recalled by the mnpileror, his master. In waiting upon the ministers of the Crown, the Ambassador finds that he cannot proceed in discussion upon any point, even of little interest, on account of the full powers granted .to the Duke of Well.ngton, authorised to arrange all matters with the Russian Emperor; the Ministers stating, that all ques" tions are referred to St. Petersburgh, and that they cannot give an answer in L...
ELLEN GRAY; OR, THE DEAD MAIDEN'S CURSE, A Poem. "Omnibus umbra locis adero!" VIRG. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
ELLEN GRAY; OR, THE DEAD MAIDEN'S CURSE, 0 00tttt. BY THE LATE DR. ARCHIBALD MACLEOD. Pp. 40. 1823. '*Omnibus umbra locis adero ! " VIRG. Elizabeth Thomas, a peasant's daughter, and a beautiful girl, was " wooed and won" by her first cousin Thoina Thomas, both living in the village of Drannock, in the parish 6f Gwinear, in the county of Cornwall. Some slight ditterence happening between them, such as is common among lovers anwntiurm ira arnoris integratio est-Thomas, to excite her jealousy, accompanied another girl on the succeeding Sunday, to the Calvanistic chapel at Wall, a village in the same parish; but enquiring; on his return, for Elizabeth, he was informed that she had not been seen for some time. Surmising that she had destroyed herself, after a considerble search lie found her hanging to a tree, and beneath her a prayer-hook folded down on the hundred-and-ninth, or as it is commonly calle 1, the inmprecating psalm. Able no longer to endure the sight of his native village, ...
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
t ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. . I' COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. LA4sv night an Adjourned Meeting of the Surgeons of ithe Metropolis, was held at the Freemasons' Tavern, to fake into further consideration, the abuses existing in the Royal College of Surgeons, and to devise means for amending the Charter of the said College. Ma. LAWRENSE was called to the Chair. The object of the Meeting was-to resume the business discussed on that day fortnight, relating to the abuses of the Royal' College of Surgeons. The majority of that Meeting hl.d agreed to a Resolution to appeal to the Legislature, praying that the Charter should be amended, and to adopt such other measures as would' remove the grievances. complained of. Since the last Meeting he had received communic&3tions frost a number of Surgeons of provin cial hospitals, complaining, of the injury done to them by the Royal College refusing to pay any attention to the certificates given by themnto their pupils who offered themselves for examinat...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MONITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MONITOR. SIR, As an old inhabitant, formerly under the law, my notice has been called to the mutilation of a tree, in George Street, near Mr. Garling's, which I did hope would survive town improve- ments, for some years the momento mori of former tyranny. However, the withered state of its limbs, and the rottenness of its heart, are prognostics of its approaching dissolution: and I hope the flogging system, to which it has on many occasions contributed its innocent support; the silent witness to the groans of the sufferer, will not survive it, but soon experi- ence the same fate; i. e. to be rooted out. Nevertherless, I, should recommend that a correct register be kept of the date of its planting ; its experience ; blightings, and ultimate dis- solution; as in a great measure involving the un-natural his- tory of the above system. I am, Yours, &c. A FIRST FLEETER. Sydney, July 17th, 1826.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVAI.s.-On Friday the 14th instant, the Brig Jane Eliza, Captain Wallis, with 4000 packages of Tea, 550 bags of Sugar and Sundries, consigned to Messrs. Campbell of George-street and Mc'Vitie. On Sunday the 16th instant, the Schooner Speedwell, from Port Dalrymple-Sailed on the 9th instanit. On Monday the 17th instant, the Sydney Packet, from Port Macquarie, with Prisoners. On Wednesday the 19th instant, His Majesty's Schooner Isabella, from Port Macquarie with.. Cedar Planks and 132 Prisoners. She has been 7 days performing the voyage to and from that place, delivering.. a cargo there. She was only 23 hours on her passage down, and brings up a nnmber of mechanics.. This vessel is considered to be one of the fastest sailers out of the port: she was launched from His Majesty's Dock Yard in the month of September last. DEPARTURgS.--On Friday the 14th:, instant, the Elizabeth and Mary, for the Seal Fishery. .On Wednes day the 19th instant, the Brigs Glory, and...
LONDON FASHIONS FOR MARCH [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
LONDON FASHIONS FOR MARCH DINNER DRESS.-A BRIGHT fawn-colour dress of English gros die Naples, trimmed round the top of the bust with ribbon of the same colour en luyau, with a second row on the shoul der. The sleeve is short and full, with a band and narrower trimming. The corsuge is rather long, a little full, confined by a ceinture, which has a rosette and short ends behind, of the same material as the dress. The skirt has an elegant yet simple border of the same colour, either of Italian crape or English gros de Naples, consisting of a rose en tuydu, with a satin piping passing along the centre, forming a double narrow flounce, one standing up, the other falling downwards; the same is repeated at the edge of the dress, and between is a trimming a lantique, composed of satin scrolls, ornamented on the outside with separate bows placed close to each other.. THE head-dress is of white Italian crape, entwined with gold lace, and red China roses interspersed tastefully; and the hair ...
Theology, Ethics, Religious Intelligence, &c. &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
EUleology, ethjic, Ed~igiours *ntlTlignce, &c. &c. LAST Sabbath we were walking alone under the rich ever-green shrubbery of the Government Domain, on the rockey margin of WVoolloonmoooloo Cove. The walk from Hyde Park, after passing the gothic chapel, though so near the town, is as private and undisturbed by the noise of Sydney streets, as though it were a dozen miles from Sydney, embosoaied in the silent recesses of the woods. Certainly every citizen of taste and feeling, must feel indebted to Governor Macquarie for the rich enjoyment this public walk places at all times within his power. We hope the Government of this colony '. ill never close this walk-or at all events, that they will ne ver deny us entrance until another be substituted on Elizabeth Point. ,We trust the vicinity of the intended new Government-house will not tempt the inhabitants thereof, when it comes to be inhabited, to imitate the garrison of the town, and thrust out all pedestrians. GOVERNOR a...
THE AMATEUR CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
THE AMATEUR CONCERT. ON Wednesday Evening about four hundred persons of both sexes assembled at the public School Room in Castleteagh-street, to listen to the musical selections of our Amateur performers of our new monthly Concert. Among the company we noticed the Lieutenant Governor, the Sheriffs the Clerk of the Council, the Clerk of the Peace, Dr. Townson, a number of Magistrates, Advo dates, Military Officers, Civil Officers, principal Mer chants, &c. &c. &c. All this denotes in unequivocal language the growing importance of this admirable public recreation. Admirable in itself as a Concert; and deserving of the special support and eulogium of every patriot; because by its means, the wall of partition has been broken down, which rendered our community so divided and so unhappy. We must say, we think the Gentlemen who have countenanced the Concerts deserve well of the country. It proves their philanthropy as well as their patriotism. We are quite serious w...
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Monitor — 21 July 1826
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. *HOUSE OF LORDS, FFB, 2, 1826.-TI1E, Speaker ac *'companied by the gentleman usher of the black rod, and followed by a great number of the members of the House of Commons, entered the House of Peers, and at about 20 minutes past two, P. nr. Lord Gifford, one of the commissioners appointed to open Parliament, read the Commission, and afterwards the King's Speech, which was as follows : .s MY LORDS ANb GENTLEMEN, " WE are commanded by His Majesty to inform you, that His Majesty has seen with regret the embarrass ment which has occurred in the pecuniary transactions of the country' since the close of the last Session of Parliament. THIS embarrassment did not arise from any political events, either at home or abroad-it was not pr.duced by any unexpected demand upon the public resources, nor by the apprehension of any interruption to the general tranquillity. " SorE of the causes to which this evil must be attri buted lie without the reach of direct Parliamentary int...