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PITT-STREET BAND OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
PITT-STREET BAND OF HO?E. Last Wednesday week was appointed as the night for receiving the missionary collecting boxes connected with the Sabbath school. The addresses deli vered w^re calculated to encourage the children in prosecuting their commend able work. One of the speakers referred to the evils that the drinking customs of the whites produced upon the minds and characters of the natives in the va rious islands and countries where the missionaries were engaged, mentioning the circumstance of a heathen priestess, who, comparing the conduct of the hea then community, with the nomi nally Christian, said what a horrible religion the Christian religion must be, to allow men to make such beasts of themselves ; she had seen the men who came ashore from the ships that called at the island. Last Wednesday was announced in the last number to be a Temperance Meeting, but a Lecture on the Manners and Customs of the Fejeeans, occupied its place. The Rev. John Watsford, from Wes Jeyan Chape...
A Mother's Prayer. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
A Mother's Prayer. SOMB years since, a fine young man, "the only son of his mother, and she was a widow,' 011 becoming of age, and receiv* ing his patrimony, entered into company, and indulged in the dissipation of gen teel society. Her watchful eye saw his danger, pointed out its tendency to ruin of body and soul, and used every argu ment, persuasion, and entreaty, in vain. One day she learned he was to dine with* a large and jovial party, and she spent the forenoon in persuading him to relin quish it, but all in vain. 'Mother, I will go.' 'Then, John, I will retire to my closet, and pray for you, till I see your face again,' He went to the party, but could find no enjoyment; the thought of his mother being 011 her knees, wrestling with God in prayer for him, formed such a contrast to the scene bei fore him, that he slipped away-found his mother in the act of prayer-knelt down by her-fell on her neck-and from that day became the delight of his pious mother's heart; a brand rescued ...
TEETOTAL BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
TEETOTAL BOYS. years ago, there lived a king PALACE was once honored with four teetotal boys. More than two thousand called Nebuchadnezzar. He ruled over a great empire, and dwelt in a palace, prodigious in size, and su perb in embellishments. Amid all the glory of eastern kingdoms, there was nothing so grand. Nebuchadnezzar had conquered Jerusalem ; and among those whom he had dragged from their homes were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They are supposed tor have been of royal extraction. In consequence of their beautiful appearance, good edu cation, and distinguished rank, they were retained as the king's personal attendants. To fit them better for the distinguished offices to which they were appointed, it was resolved to train them in all the arts of the Chaldeans, and feed them with meat and drink from the roygl. table. Here then was a situation that many a boy would have been proud of. But these four boys resolved that they would not defile themselves with the portion ...
PRIZE ESSAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
PRIZE ESSAY. HE idea of i contesting for a prize by a li terary scheme may seem something out of the common course'.of events to some, but to others of our readers it is no new plot, but & high and no ble means of drawing out the hidden ta lent of a community, It is a well-known fact, that every right-minded person has a talent, no matter for what, but every one has a talent for something. Persons often live very many years with the idea that they could never write a sermon, a lecture, or an essay, simply because they never tried. Let them re member that Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathomable caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. They may be unnoticed and unknown, but that does not say they are unfit for doing many things that they now believe themselves incapable of accomplishing. ' Every young man and every young woman under 21 years of age, has now an opportunity to write an essay,...
A Mother's Kiss. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
A Mother's Kiss. THERE is an affecting story told of one of our painters. When a mere child, he ran to his mother with the first drawing he had executed. She looked upon it with hope and pride, and from it to the young enthusiast, and. clasping him in her arms, stamped a kiss upon his glow ing cheek. After many years of toil, when public fame had confirmed the ex pectations of that mother's heart, he told it with tears, and exclaimed, * That kiss made me a painter!'
Road to Ruin. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Road to Ruin. JOHN REEVE was accosted by an elderly man, with a small bottle of gin in his hand, ' Pray sir, I beg your pardon, is this the way to the workhouse !' John, pointing to the bottie, gravely said, ' No, my man, but that is.'
Answer to Question in No 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Answer to Question in No 5. " The Female Ancestors of Christ.'' After careful examination the following one is decided uj3on as the best: " Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Rahab, Ruth, Nahash, Bathsheba, JS7aamah, Michaiah, Azubah, Athalia, Zebiah, Jehoaduin, Jecoliah, Jcrusha, Abijah, Hepsibah, MeshuUemeth, Jedidah, Hamutal, Zebudah, Nehusta, Mary. " ELLEN," Fort-street Answers were also received from X., and C.J.M.- X substitutes Milcah for Sarah, and inserts the name of Tamer between the fourth and fifth of which the evidence is very incon clusive. C. J. M. omits Rachab, Nahash, Naamah, and Azubah. Our correspondents should have sent the references, in their answers, it would have saved us much trouble, we cannot even vouch for the correctness of every name in the above list.
Prize Essay. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Prize Essay. Pursuant to announcement made- in Jast number, we lay before our readers the'particulars respecting the Essay. A kind friend has placed £5 at our dis posal for. the above object, but neither be nor ourselves will have any voice in deciding upon the-.merits of the respect tive essays ; they Will be placed in the bands of three or four gentlemen, whose position and experience will enable them, to give a just and impartial decision. Our young readers will iind am ple scope for their abilities in the subject, the advantages of water, direct and indirect, are numberless.. ' ; CONDITIONS TO bjel OBSERVED FOR CONTESTING FOR A PjEUZE OF £5. WORTH OP BOOKS FGR THE BEST AND ABLEST WRITTEN ESSAY ON Water T and its Ad* vantages to Mankind. . 1st,-The prize is open to every person, male or female> under - twenty-one y ears of age. * 2nd.-Any person not residing in Syd ney has an ec* bright to send in an Essay. 3rd.-No advantage will be shown to any one, the prize being open to al...
The Ancient Persians,—Water Drinkers. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
The Ancient Persians,-Water Drinkers. XENOPHON, speaking of their mode of training their children, says : The boys under sixteen or seven teen years of age, were required to take with them to the place of in struction, for their food, bread, with a sort of herb, much in use, to eat with it., and a cup to drink in, that if any were thirsty they might take from the river. The young men, until twenty-seven years of age, "were re stricted to the same diet. And the historian remarks, that, if any one think that they eat without pleasure, when they have this herb only for food, with their bread, and that they drink without pleasure when they drink water, let him recollect how pleasant it is to one, who is hungry to eat plain cake or bread, and how pleasant to one who is thirsty to drink water. To perpetuate by meditation the re membrance of woe, is to embalm a viper that has stung you.
I ASKED A SWEET ROBIN. HODGES REED, ESQ. Air, ' Pirates' Serenade.' [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
I ASKED A SWEET ROBIN. HODGES REED, ESQ. Air, ' Pirates' Serenade.' I ASKfiD a sweet robin one morning in May, Who sung in the apple tree over the way, What 'twas she was singing so sweetly about, For I'd tried a long time but could not find out? Why, I'm sure, she replied, you cannot guess wrong, Don't you know I am singing a temperance song ? Teetotal-rrO, that's the first word of my lay, A.nd, then, don't you hear how I rattle away. 'Tis because I've just dipped my beak in the spring, And brushed the fair form of the lark with my wing. Cold water, cold water, yes, that is my song, And I love to keep singing it all the day long. And now my sweet Miss, won't you give me a crumb For the dear little nestlings waiting at home? And one thing beside, since my story you've heard, I hope you'll remember the lay of the bird, And never forget, whilst you list to my song, AU the birds to the cold water army belong.
GOLD DUST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
GOLD DUST. ART is gained by labour and industry. A COVETOUS man is always in want. BEAUTY is commendable in some, but it ruins others. CONTENTMENT is preferable, to riches and honour. CAN they be deemed wise who counsel de spise 1 DERIDE not infirmities, nor triumph over injuries. DELIGHT in virtue's ways, and then you'll merit praise. EXAMPLE oft doth rule the wise man and the fool. FAIR words are often used to hide bad deeds. FEW do good with what they have gotten ill.
Look at Home. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Look at Home. JOHN, said a clergyman to his man, you should become a teetotaller, you have been drinking again to-day. Do you never take a drop, master? Yes, John, but you must look at your circumstances and mine. Very true, sir, says John; but can you tell me how the streets of Jerusalem were kept clean 1 No, John, I cannot tell you that. Well, sir, it was just because every one kept his own door clean.
Drinking like a Beast. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Drinking like a Beast. AT . a wedding party, where there some wild young men, they proposed that the Rev. Mr. Murry should drink wine with them. To> this he assented, remarking at the same time, that he could drink wine like a beast. At this they stared at each other, and winked, .plainly inti mating that they would make him go the entire animal. After drinking oae glass* he positively refused to take any, more. They then reminded him of his promise, to which he replied, 1 I have performed my promise. I have had enough, and a beast always leaves off when he has had Enough.' '
The Tree that never fades. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
The Tree that aever fades. MARY, said George, next summer I will not hate a garden Our pretty tree is dying, and I won't have another tree as long as I live.. I will haye a bird next summer, and that will stay all winter. ? George, don't you remember my beau tiful canary bird ! It died in the middle of the summer, and we planted bright flowers in the ground where we buried it. My bird did not live as. long as the tree. Well, I don't see that we can love anything. Dear little brother died be fore the bird, and I.loved him better than any bird, or tree, or flower. 0, I wish we could haVe something to love which wouldn't die. The day passed ; Gedrge- and Mary: had almost forgotten that their tree was dying; but at evening, as they drew their chairs to the table at which their mother was sitting, and began to arrange the seeds they had been gathering, the remembrance of the tree came upon them. . Mother, said Mary, yon may give these seeds to cousin John. I neve* want another garden. Ye...
The Band of Hope. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
The Band of Hope. .THIS .Band of Hope, The Band of Hope, What a beautiful uaine it sounds! 'Tis an union tight, And a prospect bright, And a wreath that with fruit abounds. - The Band of.Hope, \ WhatVa glorious scops' It gives to the Christian's view ! Of the young, set. free From the ills they see, . . And the'illS that they know not, too ! The. Band of Hope, To the crowds that group In the dnfnkard's gloomy way> Can afford them light, . . That will guide them right, Tor jit shines .with celestial ray. The Band of Hope, From the hangman's rope It wijl many a murderer save, . , And lengthen the life Of the suffering wife, Who looked for an early grave. The Band of Hope, When th$ starry cope Creation no more shall boast, . Will, a band of love, In the realms above, tJnite with the heavenly host. To the Band of Hope, > Iiet the dull, who mope, 'And the merry, who cheerful stands - Their- influence give, That it long may live, For thi good of our native land.
Mamma's Pet Lion. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Mamma's Pet IioH. FREDERICK JONES was the son of a rich manufacturer. His father being engrossed in business, the children were left to the care of the mother, who, being a weak woman, did not restrain thera as she ought. There were four^ but three of them died ; and Frederick, being left the only child, was indulged still more. At a very early age he showed his angry temper, and he became such a tyrant that the very dogs and cats about the house were afraid of him. Once, when he was three years old, he insisted that he would have the silver tea-urn, to drag about the room for a coach. And,because his mother would not let him do so, he seized her cap and tore it from her head. When Frederick was ten years old, he went into the kitchen, where the ser vants used to let him do as he pleased, for fear of his dreadful temper, for they used to call him MAMMA'S PET LroN, He had not been long there before he upset the table, knocked down the shovel and tongs, and broke several plates. Not s...
Come Little Ones, and Lead the Way. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
Come Little Ones, and Lead th6 Way. M| i | LITTLE girl, only ten _ years old, had a very A, intemperate father, and an almost heart broken mother. For -j,a long time the fa ll I rI f ther had spent all his earnings at the public-house, and the poor mother had to work for bread for herself and child. But as she could not always get work, they were often starving. One day this poor mother went out to work, leaving her little daughter at home. The child, as night came on, feared to remain in the house, lest her father, whoiif she dreaded to look upon, should come home ; and, besides this, in that miser able home, there was neither fire nor candle ; so, knowing that there was to be some sort of meeting in a large room near, Where she might have light and warmth, and a refuge from her father, the little girl went there. It was a teetotal meeting; she listened very attentively, and it happened that one of the speakers spoke of the evils of intemperance-of the misery of the drunkard's home...
The Glass of Gin. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 12 April 1856
The Glass of Gin. (CONTINUED PROM PAGE 100.) But if these days were mournfal ia ^ their course, the.nights were often hor rible ; and thus, with broken rest, and in a ioul and fcelid atmosphere,. Alice's ' health gradually gave way, the only light within these grim shadows closing round, being her daily.duty to her pn pils;'or el&e the fatal secret, guarded with so much care, must have bereft her of reason, or driven her to extremity. But the -children's parents were noble creatures; they thought she had trou bles, though they wefe far from guessing the depth of them v and if they $ame into the . sfchool-room, and saw Alice looking more" than usually pale, or tired, they made her put by the books, and> after lunch, have -a long walk with the .children round the parks. On one of these occasions, and on a bright September afternoon* as she was returning *p Parliament Street, from one of these walks in St. James's Park, to please the two eldest boys that were with her that a...