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Poetry. THE LADDER OF ST. AUGUSTINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
THE LADDER OF ST. AUGUSTINE. BY HENEY W. LONGFELLOW. SAÍNT AUGUSTINE! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame ! All common things-each day's events, That with the hour begin and end ; Our pleasures and our discontents Are rounds by which we may ascend. The low desire-the base design, That makes another's virtue less ; The revel of the ruddy wine, And all occasions of excess ! The longing for ignoble things, The strife for triumph move than truth, The hardening of the heart, that brings Irreverence for the dreams of youth ! All thoughts of ill-all evil deeds, That have their root in thoughts of ill, Whatever hinders or impedes The action of a nobler will ! JÉÊ these must first be trampled down Beneath our feet, if we would gain In the bright fields of Fair Kenown The right of eminent domain ! We have not wings-we cannot soar But we have feet to scale and climb By slow degrees-by more and more The cloudy su...
Selections. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
Colonel Colt having realiesd nearly a 1 million dollars by his " revolvers " the American Commissioner for Patents has declined to grant him an extension of his monopoly. How TO ASCERTAIN THE DISTANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM.-Place the finger on the pulse, and the moment the flash of light ning is seen, commence counting the beats. If you feel six pulsations before you hear the thunder, the storm is one mile away ; if twelve pulsations, it is two miles, and so on. i A FACT FOR SMOKERS. -About £8,000,000 is annually spent in tobacco, which if twisted into a rope an inch in diameter, would be long enough to go -7und the world and leave someto spare. If this tobacco money were used for sending missionaries to the heathen, it would provide 40,000 ministers, giving to each an income of £200 per armum. He that is "fast" in his youth will travel the downhill of life with a " drag " on. QUESTION-.How fine is a ground floor ?
The Broken Wreath. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
fiji firolun SErfitíl;. BY MISS ELIZA THORP. Two years fled quickly away. My ! brother had been to London, and had entered on his profession as a barrister ; it was his wish to live there, and my mother thought it was her duty to take a house ; she regretted very much being obliged to leave hei much loved retire ment, but she always sacrificed inclination to duty. So we left our home-our childhood's home-the sweet green fields, wherein we had often played the song of the early birds ;" the flowers of varied hues glistening with the morning dew ; the little silver lake which lay so tran quilly at the foot of our dwelling, and the wild flowers which adorned its bank ; the dear old arbour where we used to sit on a summer's evening, listening to tha »ong of the nightingale, or the plaintive notes of the blackbird, or looking at the moon as it shone in the clear blue heaven, reflecting its image in the smooth lake at our feet. Yes, we left it all ; and it required all my mother's firmnes...
Frank Smith; OR, THE PIC—NIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
Jfrank Bwûth ; OR, THE PIC-NIC. '-THIS is New Years Day," cried Frank Smith exultingly, as he opened his eyes after a night's sound slumber, natural to healthy boys. " Hurrah for the pic-nic !" he continued, as he sprang out of bed, | hastily drew un the window blind, and looked out at the sun which was just rising into a cloudless sky. " 'Tis a beautiful morning, thank God ; oh ! what a joyous happy day I shall spend ; such lot's of fun. Ï cannot help jumping for joy at the anticipation. His toilet was soon completed ; boys of ten years of age are not generally very fastidious, and Frank sat down, according to bis invariable custom, to read a chapter in his bible, and afterwards returned thanks to Almighty God for guarding him through the hours of darkness, and giving him refreshing sleep. He then descended to the breakfast room with a face beaming with happy smiles. After partaking of a hearty meal, and joining in the customary family worship, he took leave of bis father and mothe...
ON SNUFFING. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
ON SNUFFING. Knows he that never took a pinch ? Nosey, the pleasure thence that flows, Knows he the titillating joy Which MY nose knows ! 0 nose, I am as proud of thee ! As any mountain of ITS snows : 1 gaze on thee, and feel the joy A ROMAN KNOWS ! j ¡ How many amusing and ridiculous scenes should we witness in this world if men that secretly laugh al each other would laugh at each other aloud. MANY are great because their associates are small.
OUR MESSAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
OUR MESSAGE. WILL those of our friends who are anxious for our prosperity ask themselves how much they have done for us since the new year commenced ? In the country, with the exception of two individuals who have sent orders for twenty-four copies to be forwarded regularly, none have remembered us. And in the town, although sixty-five new subscribers have been obtained by ourselves since January 1, not a single friend has sent us a »name-at least our memory is very treacherous if there has been one. With our heavy expenses and numerous difficulties, this has certainly a little disheartened us. Our circulation is 400 below a paying point, and before we could reach this by our own efforts, (and which we could do with ease by the middle of the year,) our strength may be gone. We are not anxious on the subject, for we believe that in the event of the Journal needing help, there are those ready to assist it to the small extent that would be required to ensure its safety. While our frien...
THE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
THE ELECTIONS. 9*!C/tYE are a^ve ^° ^ac^ *na* no wr^inS uPon matters connected C^CLL w^n tne cno^ce °f our representatives which is not done in a thoroughly partisan spirit -will have the slightest influence upon the great majority of electors. This is a truth upon which the satirist seizes with avidity, hut whicH can only pain the true lover of his species. Did .we only look at this in its immediate bearing upon the result of electioneering, we could bear it, nay, probably extract some hearty laughter from it ; for who could weep because the patriotic POPKINS was defeated by the machina tions of the grog-loving but liberty-hating JOBKINS? But, alas ! we have to consider what the fact says of the manhood and moral character of those of whom it is true. How sincere must be the philanthropic sentiments and how deep the religion of the man, who in choosing a representative utterly despises the question of the moral character of the candidate-cares not what his opinions are upon great s...
The First Grabe. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
BY W, B. BAKER. IN the northern part of the island of New Zealand is a fine expansive haven, whose noble entrance and sheltered coves render it one of the safest ship ping ports in the Southern Hemisphere. Numerous islets, for the most part sterile and rocky but each adding a charm to the loveliness of the, scenery stud its placid bosom, and gave rise to the name which it received from Cook, and by which it is known to the com mercial world,-*-the Bay of Islands. At the time of which I write, it was, as it is -now, the favourite resort of whaling ships, the only English settlement in New Zealand, and the residence of many of the vilest and most reprobate characters that dis grace the human family. Convicts escaped from the neighbouring colony of New South Wales, runaway sailors, and desperadoes from almost every clime, here rioted in open defiance of every moral and scriptural law, following the bent of their own evil inclinations, glorying in their shame, and committing every kind ...
Henry Gardner. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
¡penrg fêarhtr. (Continued from paye 14 J IT was long after Henry's usual time when he opened his eyes the following morning, after a night's heavy sleep which had not refreshed him, for he had been tormented by frightful dreams and nightmare. He sat up in his bed with one hand pressed tightly against his burning forehead-his inflamed eyes nearly starting from their sockets, rolling wildly round the room, and a sad sight met their view. On the floor lay his clothes which he had thrown off on the previous night-wet-torn and covered with mud and sand, his boots new the previous morning were com* pletely worn out, (his hat also which was new he had lost overboard,) on the chair beside him lay his watch stopped by the salt water, and the guard which he affected to prize so much, as it was made from his sister's hair, was broken in two orkthree places. " I cannot bear this torture much longer," passionately exclaimed Henry at length, as he leaped out of bed and kicking his clothes undern...
PARRAMATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 16 January 1858
PARRAMATTA. On the last Wednesday in the old year, a novel and interesting tea meet- | ing of the members of the society took place, handsomely provided by Mr. Join Neale of that; place. It was held as usual in the Wesleyan Schoolroom. The attendance was very good. After tea the ri ev. S. Eabone and Messrs. Whiting, Thomas, and Able addressed those present. Several pieces were sung during the evening, with an accompaniment on the seraphine. At the conclusion a vote of thanks was given to Mr. John Neale for his kindness on the occasion. This gentleman was not present owing to his absence from the town. The following extracts from a let ter received by a gentleman in Sydney (who is a contributor to this journal) from Captain Janies Welsh, who is well known to many of our readers in the Hunter River District, where he resided some time, and where his in defatigable efforts in the cause of religion and temperance were fully appreciated, will, we have no doubt, be read with interest. " Y...
Intelligence. Band of Hope Meetings. PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
JfnWIigtiut. df |fl|f Ifetfiitp. PITT STREET. / i.1 . n ,1 r\rr. 1 . un me evening of the 27th instant, a most interesting meeting was held; recitations were delivered by several of the young members of the society, melodies were sung at intervals, and the greatest interest seemed to pervade the meeting. Tiie next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th of February, when Dissolving Views with a musical accom paniment, will be exhibited, the pro perty of Mr.G, J. Or ouch. Threepence admission to be charged at the doors, the proceeds to assist in defraying the present debt of the society.
The first Breath. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
%\t Jfirst $rratfr. TRAVELLING one day along the sea-shore, I saw a number of people running to the water's edge, and a boat, at the same time, putting off in haste. I soon found, that a youth, who was bathing, had got out of his depth, and sunk. After remaining for about a .quarter of an hpur under water, he was rescued from his fearful position, and taken to a neighbouring bath, where the proper means of rekindling, if possible, the spark of life, were instantly and vigorously employed. I waited, with many more, at the door of the building, to ascertain whether any symptom of renewed animation appeared. Oneafteranother came from the bath, but only to tell the eager inquirers that there was no sign of life. At length a person darted out of the house, showing by his looks t^at he had better tidings to announce, and, in an instant, he exclaimed-* He has drawn a breath! He has drawn a breath I' The crowd caught, and quickly echoed the cry, 'He has drawn a breath !' And delight at this...
YASS BANS OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
YASS BANS OF HOPE. TEE following is an extract of a letter from a gentleman connected with the Yass Band of Hope. " The .first meeting for instituting the u Yass Band of Hope " was held in the Court House, oji Friday the 1st instant; when the names of forty-five individuals were enrolled. The num bers have now increased to sixty-thiee. W e have reason to think that by the end of this year 200 names will be on the list. Many of those who have already joined are adults: parents and their children-this is very encouraging and promises well for the progress and stability of the " Yass Band of Hope." We received the two packages of cards, also ten copies of the, BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL-the first and second issue for this month. We have now eighteen subscribers you there fore kindly send immediately on the receipt of this eight more copies of the first and second issue, and next issue send eighteen copies instead of ten as heretofore. I would beg to intimate that the " Yass Band of Hope " is...
Selections. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
SWtriions. ALL THE GOLD IN THE WORLD.-Taking the cube yard of Gold at £2,000,000, which it is in round numbers, all the gold in the world at this estimate might, if melted into ingots, be contained in a cellar 24 feet square and 16 feet high. All our boasted wealth already obtained from California and Australia would go into an iron safe 9 feet square and 9 feet high. So small is the cube of yellow metal that has set populations on the march, and roused the world to wonder. The "Soil" oi AMERICA-Slavery. THE Sydney Empire says that arrowroot equal to that procured from tlie Houth Sea Islands, had been prepared from some wild plants which grow abundantly in Sydney.-London Family Herald. WHAT IS A COALITION?-A coalition is a something devised by a somebody, in order to take something from somebody else, and keap it until something better turns up. "BELLES" a great many people to church.
POPULAR AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
POPULAR AMUSEMENTS. CHE intense desire for recreation and amusement is only equalled by its felt necessity. It has ever been a principle inherent in our nature. Every nation of the world, in every age of its history, has devoted a part of its time to the celebration of sports and games : the prac tice is coeval with the history of man.- The habits and customs of every known race illustrate the same fact. The bond, the free, the savage, the civil ised, the learned, the illiterate, the Christian and the Jew, have all retained their amusements with, a tenacity that survives the wreck of their respective empires, from the most ancient to modern times. It is not a mere desire, but a necessity of our nature; and is as requisite to the full enjoyment of health and happiness as it is to eat, to drink, and to sleep. Amusements we must have of some kind; and it is our business to see that they are both moral and beneficial. Sydney is sadly deficient in any variety of cheap popular amusements....
MELBOURNE. PROGRAMME OF A GRAND TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION, [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 30 January 1858
MELBOURNE. PROGRAMME OF A GRAND TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION, On the celebration of the opening of the Yan Yean Water Works, by His Excel lency Sir Henry Barkly, K.CB., on Thursday, Dec. 31«£, 1857. Banner of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society. Band of Music. Carriages and Horsemen. The Council and Executive of the Temperance League of Victoria. The Melbourne Total Abstinence Society*. Collingwood do. Emerald Hill do. Richmond do. Brunswick do. Williamstown do. Moorabbin do. Prahran and South Yarra do. Banner-Train up a child," &c. The Melbourne Band of Hope in full Regalia, colours flying, &c. Emerald Hill do. Richmond do. Collingwood do. Sandridge do. Friends of the cause, not connected with any of the various societies three deep.