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THE FOOD OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
/THE FOOD OF'TMAN. No animal eats stfch variety of food as man ; he claims, more justly than 'any other creature, the title of, omnivo) oits ' for since he is distinguished beyond 'ail animals, by. the capability of Ur ine in the most distant parts of ibcclubc, under_every variety of climate wJacU tne-,earuv attortls, ins-, lootu couumoc-pc'coniineu exclusively to either the vegetable or animal kingdom, because he inhabits regions that afford aliments widely different from -each other. Patjle content themselves with green Vbge tables ; rapacious animals live on flesh of the other creatures. The hare, 'labbit, guinea pig, &c, live on grain and fruit* ; each order of birds keeps, in the same manner, to one sort of food, animator vegetable, fishes, reptiles, aijd insects, also, have each their- peculiar arfd exclusive bill o£fare, beyond which oven hunger will scarcely force them to wonder. 'But however various eacu class, and order, and species of animated nature -may be in th...
BRIEF COURTSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
BMEF COURTSHIP; . A;few weeks ago - -blacksmith, at Cambray proposed marriage to a-youtig nimiluamakcr, to whom he had long paid !hi.s atten tions. ..heing-a good looking youth, his offer was acce'pte'dy.the nOtArV*lSent for. kriri fll*» mnrrinnn rwi.it.A,** ^lf-t..itt *ii»i ? !.'..'» n«... ot-tne articles not happening to please the lady, she ex pressed her disapprobation with so much asperity, that the son of Vulcan taking her 'by the arm, led her to the door, declaring he was determined not to marry u spitfire. The notary complained of having been called on to no purpose. 'Stay a'while,' says the Cambrasian,' I'll try ami find a wife,' and immediately de parted. While going aiong the ramparts he met a prettv servant girl, with whom he commenced the following' ?onvers'ation : — ' Are you good tempered ?' ' Oh, yes ; you may inquire of my mistress.' ?? Are you prudent ?' ' I'have never yet hajJ a sweetheart.' ' Are you inclined to marrv ?', ' Yes, if 1 find a man to my liking.' ' W...
CASTLE BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
*. CASTLE BUILDING. ' This delightful exercise of the mind fills up our moments of unemployment, annihilates ennui, anil imparts a fictitious but palpable happiness in hours which else would be replete with sorrow; It Hcbtens the burden of livine— -uives a zest to labour —promotes virtue: — soothes the passions — calms'cxcess— quiets uneasiness — gives the .pleasures without the madness of dissipa tion, and Spreads a. placid equanimity through the disposition. It create* bright visions which have no termination or bounds — the prospect ^lows brighter the longer, we imagine, arid the more we paint, and when we wake from it to sense again, the hope and j-ereiiily it lias inspired quiets fears, and lulls' to rest all dread of dHappoinln.ent. He who is a stranger to these j-leasurcs of .Uic imagination is denied a rich boon of eiistence; life to him is ir remediably wearisome ; actual joy alone can elevate him, and when it ceases to elevate, his' mind is dark and ^inoperative; save wish...
MERCANTILE MATRIMONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
MERCANTILE MATRIMONY. A merchant, originally from Liverpool, having acquired a large fortune in one of our West India islands, concluded that he could not be happy in the enjoyment of it, unless he shared it With a woman of merit r nnrl huniino itC iinim »„ I,!. -?„.,„., I.,. wrote to a worthy correspondent of his in Liverpool,t-- procure ' a helpmeet for him.' He was not acquainted with any style except that used in business ; therefore, trebling of. affairs of love as of matters of merchandize, after giving Ids friend several commissions, and reserving thi» for the last, he went on thus— ''Item — Seeingthat I have taken a resolution to marry, and that I do not find a suitable match for me here, do not fail to send per next ship bound hither, a young woman of the qualifications and form following : — As for portion, I demand none : let her be of an honest family, between twenty and twenty-five years of age, of a middle stature, and well proportioned ; her face agreeable, her temper...
TOOTHACHE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
TOOTHACHE. Toothache does not always arise from a decayed tooth ;and we can assure our readers, that many a serviceable grinder has been extracted wifliout affording any relief to the sufferer. Tlie trut^1 is. that this snt'cips of toothache is_ a varietv of rheumatism-, hml like all cases of rheumatism, is an attection of the nerves of thb affected part, totally unconnected with any decay or injury, of the teeth. Its remote causes arc, alternations of heat and cold, particularly when the latter is accompanied by damp. It is dis tinguished from that toothache which proceeds from a decayed tooth, by the periodical nature of the attack, which generally' oc- curs neirly at the same hour of each day, or of each jlleruate day; by a slight degree of chilliness preceding the paroxysms, w lich are followed by perspiration ; by the pain being inOre'ox tendedalong the. jaw than in common toothache, and by two, three, or more of the teeth, on the affected side, feeling longer than the others, ...
DIVISIBILITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
DIVISIBILITY. In some experiments on the transmission of light, recently made by Mr. Herschel, he employed plates of epophyllite, which are stated 10 have been so tl i -, tl at one of them did not exeeed the 165,900 millionth of an inch, and the piece from '.wbiclt'-jt. ?was sliced, weighed only sixty gwius !, i '
MARKET RETURNS.—(JUNE 9.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
MARKET RETURNS,— C June 9- V J43 - -. ., sold at per JJush, O 1L O 150, -i;, - - _ , P 10 p T2, -???-- - -, - O 9 f) ..- Average Price of Wheat ' - O 1Q H \-% * ?' ?? JJitto of ' maize - - o 4 C '? ? ' - . ? Ditto of Barley .,- - Q K5 6 ' ' Potatoes, 5s. per cwt. ? „ ' Fowls, 2s. 9d. per.couplo ' * ' Butter, 2s. 3d. per 1b. . Eggs, Is. lOd. per dozen ' ., - - ' Cheese, Is. Id. per /b, Assize price of Bread — 6'tnenpence half penny'per' loaf,..* Selling price sevcnpeniro, to cijjhl^ence halfpenny,
PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES. HOUSE OF COMMONS, JULY 9, 1823. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
PAUL! AMENTA R Y DEB ATES4 HOUSE OF COMMONS. JULY 9. 1823.V (Committee of the Houtteon the Bill for (he better ad Biinistration of justice in JVew South finales and fan. JDiefn'en's Land, and for the mote effectual government thereof, and for other purposes. ) . (Continued from our last.') . - ,;The CHAIRMAN — His Majesty to constitute a Council in New South Wales. ' .'..'*': ' ? Sir JAM ES M ACKINTOSH — If I had any weight ?with my honorable f; iend 1 should wish to refer this .objection for the Report, and to proceed to the other. I remain at great incon . venience to myself, and I Lave a. very serious objection with 'respect to another clause. ' ~ '-. Mr. BRIGHT — I think this question of Council ought to be shewn to those persons who are' present, that they jnay come to 'the third reading, understanding ^yhatitis.' The Council' is to consist of not itiore than seven, -and not less than , five, and to be appointed by his Majesty, his heirs' and succes. sors, and who may be remove...
FORESIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
FlHtRSNiHT. The overthrow of some persons' fortunes, and the sudden rise -o€ those of others, are worthy subjects of reflection ; conse quently, save a. French obwri-er, I never give alms to a beggar 'without savxne fo him— ' Friend, . think. of me. if. you happen to bcsoiue a Minister, a Director, pr a Deputy**'
AFFECTING ANECDOTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
AFFECTING ANECDOTE. ? ' ;'X 'circnrBStance of a very interesting and affecting kind oc curred sorne time sinoe in one of- the Greek Isles. A number of VtheislandWs, terrified at the approach of a Turkish force, hurried nii-hfiani a large boat, and nushed oiF from the land. The wife of one of'= them, a young woman of uncommon loveliness; seoiiig her liusband departing, stood' on the shore, stretching out her .Lands towards the*boat, and imploring, in the most moving terms, to be taken on board. The Greek saw it without concern or pity, and, without aiding her escape, bade liis companions hasten their flight. This unfortunate woman, left unprotected in the midst of her enemies, struggled through scenes of difficulty and danger, of insult and sufFet ing, till her failing health and strength, with a heart broken by. sorrow, brought her to her death-bed. She had never heard from her husband ; and when wandering ?amongst the mountains, or lying'liid in some wretched habita tion, or compel...
TO E [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
TO J2 ???*???* .. A parting lay fo thee I aped, ? ? ?? ;? Wiien lat« I deemed my hour was nigh :-^— In the drear regions of the dead. Sweet WL-re the liomarre inf thv »itrh !-— J_rui 3UI.JI ciitia ; ivua nut. J*Jft nil;, Thou didit not mourn my agony. Well ! well ! — my die,' mayhap, is cast- — I live — but why, who cares to-know ? One dismal pang of suffring past ; *1'is but, perhaps, for new-fraught woe. But what is my sad fate to tliec 1 Thou dost not heed n\y destiny. _ . And pity 'twere, that thy young heart. Should know of others' grief or care; So guileless, gentle, good, thou art, — Who would thy youthful heart ensnare ! I'd rather from thy presence flee, . ! s ... ,/J'han cause one moments' pain to thce. F..-Of thee I think a« of yoii star, i That on my pathway sometime shfne.«, ? Shedding its radiance from afar : — . — Nor other thought thy form combines. ' - * 'T»fy spirit from my body free, . ' ' '- -On earth — in hear'n — would rest with thee.. Thus when within the sacr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
TO OUR SUBSCR1BEKS. . I ? Our Sydney Subscribers are requested to pay no BilU 'prc* | sented to them for ' The Austrauan' and for Advehtme* 1 ments, unless they be printed, and signed A. E. Hay*.— B Should any persons have paid Bills bearing the signature of | Hale or Davis, they will have the goodness to make the same i known to us, as the above men are I in postbrs. ' ' M 1 , Our Country Friends are requested to pay their Snbscriptioiu' | in arrears as per bills delivered, to Mr. Walker of Patramatja j 1 Air. Fitz of Windsor ; and Mr. Brown of Liverpool, iiio'wijj 1 give receipts. - , ?.'? E THE AlJ^TRALtAJ j SYDNEY, JUNE 16, 1825. :al
WINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
VVJKfeS. ? ' i. Among the brisk wines, thou of Champagne, thouri, '; \ ! tne strongest, may be considered as the best; and thev b» 1 tamly the least noxious, ? even when drunk in cmisiWhl* « ''' I Uty. They intoxicate very speedily, prob»bty Ukcon^,^1: I the carbonic acid gas in which thev abound; and' tk* ».i.i:i °' I in which their alcohol is held ; andthe excitement is of lively and agreeable character, and »hqrler duration tlJn'.'!1'5 which is caused by any other species of wine, and the sub/ exhaustion less. Hence the moderate use of such wines Iia fcH'' found occasionally to assist the cure of hypochondriacal affir * and other nervous diseases, where the application of anactir diffusible stimulus was indicated. Tliey also possess it diuretic powers. The opinion which prurails, that they *» to occasion gout, seems to be contradicted by the infrequ^ lp' that disorder in the province where they are made- but the generally admitted to be prejudicial to those habits in whieffti' di...
MATRIMONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
MATRIMONY. .-'.' My dear, what makes you always yawn? . . ? The wife exclaimed, her temper gone; 'Is home bo dull anddreary I' .- - '? Not so, my love,' he said ; ' not so j- But rfian and wife are one, you know ; ? ' And when alone I'm weary.' ? /
AMERICAN SPIDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
iAMERlCJIfr SPIJDiR.. Tho Riirror, printed at Hartford, Connecticut, describes thr following remarkable foals of a spider : — One day last week thr -workmen 'of a machine-factory discovered under one of thr benches a black snnk-* nf tlie wliitt* tlirnnt -inpf-i««. nnrl nliout siv nicnes long, suspended by tlie web of a spider. Ihe spider was of the common house sort, and not uncommonly large. When first discovered, the.Iittle insect had raised his victim about half a foot from the floor, and had hung him by a single thread. — The iagenuity and power of this spider were truly wonderful. Passing rapidly down his liua, he would fasten his cordage round the- neck of the snake, pass back to his own nest on the under - surface of the bench, then going again down, 'cast a hitcli' nround the tail, and returning to his nest would avail himself of the contortions of the snake, alternately hauling up his lines so as to bring his game nearer home. ' In* this manner he continued his labour until...
THEOLOGICAL PROFUNDITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
THEOLOGICAL PROFUNDITY. Rowing is a favourite amusement at Oxford; and the dif ferent boats,, some with eight oars, sonic with six, some with four, are called by the names of tlifc colleges to which they respectively belong ; as, The Christ Church', The Brazenbse, The Magdalen. uui £\. ^-uuijg buiuciu, uii tine occasion, Hinuergcjiiig a puo-iic ex amination in divinity,, manifrsted a tolerable ignorance on the subject. ' At length*' the examinant, a good-natured man, and a friend of the student's,. -and of course anxious to save him from '?he disgrace 'of being pluckiri, Tcsolved to put a question, in the answer to which no blunder could posaibly be made. Tlie.qu'cs tion was, 'How many persons are there in the Trinity V* To this the student, without the slightest hesitation or difficulty, re plied, ' Four, and a sUertr.' The universal roar that followed mav easilv be conceived. ? ; :v ;
PICKPOCKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
PICKPOCKETS. - It has been generally allowed, that English pickpockets are gifted vrith-niore dexterity and address in performing the duties of- their calling, than persons of the same profession in other countries; the- following manoeuvre would not. however, have . disgraced. JJarrmgton or Bill Soames :- — A merchant being in the pitof a foreign Opera-house, felt a lno-vement about his sides, which led him ' to suspect that his gold snuiF-bos was in some jeopardy, 'and immediately taking measures for ascertaing whether it was safe, -ix: feind it was pone. Seeing an ill-looking fellow very near him, he did not hesitate to fix upon him as the thief: immediately seizing him by the arm, he whispered in his ear — -not wishing to occasion any tumult, and disturb the per formance — ' You have . taken my snuff-box, restore it this mo ment, or 1 will give you over to the police officers.' — ' Sir,' re plied -the thief, ' pray do not give an alarm, or I am undone ; it is true I have your bo...
PARALLELISM. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
PARALLELISM. Archbishop Williams, the favouritedivine of James I. preached for his patron's funeral sermon, t, comparison between the royal deceased and King Solomon ; of which let the following be a specimen. — * ' . . * soiomon is said to De the only son of his mother; so was : King James. Solomon was of complexion white and ruddy ; so was King James. Solomon was an infant King ; so was King James at the age of thirteen month?. Soloman began his reign tin the life of his predecessor; so. by the force and compulsion 'of that state did our late sovereign King James. Solomon rwas twice crowned and anointed King ; so was King James. Solomon's minority was rough through the quarrels of the former j sovereign ; so was that of King James. Solomon was learned above all the princes of the east; so was King James. above all princes in the uuiveisal world. Solomon was a writer in prose and verse ; so, in a very pure and exquisite fashion was our; sweet sovereign King James. Solomon was the g...
INGENIOUS SMUGGLING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
INGENIOUS SMUGGLING. A curious seizure was lately made at the quay, Greenock. — - On the arrival of the steam packet from Belfast, the crew of the Custom-house boat went on board in quest of smuggled articles, when they found the end of a log of timber, about two and a half feet long, made in the shape of a buoy, and strapped with ropes in the usual manner, carelessly lying on deck, which on being &nbsp; minutely examined, was found to be hollowed out, and full of window glass, containing about 80 or 90 panes. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian — 16 June 1825
THE ELIZABETH.. THE ELIZABETH WILL SAIL FOR HOBART; -TOWN in a few days. For freight, &c. sippLy itthc- Counting House of ^Itsisrt. Rainc and'Kanisay. -i . AUSTRALIAN TOBACCO MANUFACTORY. ? George-street, 8tli June, 182p. I^O Til E NUMEROUS TOBACCO PLANTERS -'- throughout1 the 'Colony .---In consequonco of the Governor's Proclamation of last week repealing, without an hour's notice, ' tin; duty on foreign tobaccu, we are compelled Maidenly to s-hut up o'iir cxtensiru manuf ictory, and duchargu the w'ork-peoj)le. Uundir these circumstance*! we arc sorry to inform you; that uc must decline recci\]ng any more le-if 'tubaecu as livretofoiv, .anil recommend you ntH to seiidiany to Sydney, unitcr the ex pt.'ctati(in_tliat wo shall become pun hastTa, ns now tie caimot hpy it utility price. Such.pnrtirs ash.ivc not yd cuiuplctcj the quantity coiitrncted for, will receive payment on thu remainder being de livered. We cannot qiifsliou' that His Ksccllencv-Sir.Tlioinaii Erisbnne in thu...