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A successful Merchant of the Olden Time [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 6 December 1856
% satttssfcl lltmjrant of % ©kit $ime. THE working men of England, ever since the introduction of Christianity, have been for the most part a strong handed, stout hearted, and clear headed people:-brave, kind and free. Their great fault for many ages has been, and still is, the love of strong drink. This, and this only, has kept them from being the most virtuous, happy, and prosperous people on the face of the earth. Whenever a man has had health, strength, talent, and industry, and has kept clear of the love of strong diink, he has had, and still has, in his dear old England, a fair chance of great prosperity. His being born a poor man need not keep him down. The poorest have often risen-some by wisdom to be mighty, and many by diligence to be rich. Examples of this latter kind are common in our time; let us not suppose they belong to our time. There are some working men of the past ages, who lived noble lives, died Christian deaths, aud left wealth to the world that has benefitted...
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 6 December 1856
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. J. ANDERSON, G. H. S. H., and G. D., Auckland. Keceived. FRANK.-We shall supply an index, &c., for this volume in the next number, we shall probably make arrangements for getting them bound for oar subscri bers, at a cheap rate. We have a few back numbers on hand for supplying any deficiencies which may hav« occurred. SYDNEY : Printed by P. M. STOKES, 8, King-street East (opposite the Supreme Court).
PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 6 December 1856
PITT STREET. The anniversary meeting of this society took place on the 26th lilt. 400 persons and upwards sat down to tea, of which, with its usual accompa niments, there was an abundant supply. The body of the hall was comfortably filled; the galleries would have accomr modated above 100 more. Nature and Art had evidently vied with each other in making flowers for ornamenting the room, which was tastefully decorated with wild flowers, wreaths, flags, &c. A bottle brush tree, above fifteen feet in height, covered with flowers, formed an ornament for the platform, half covered in which sat the Chairman, G. Allen, Esq., M. L. C. The Chairman, in introducing the subject of the evening said, he felt great pleasure in meeting so large and respectable an audience for commemo rating the anniversary of the Pitt street Band of Hope ; that he had not seen so large a meeting connected with the subject of temperance, since the time when the Sydney Temperance Society met at the Victoria ...
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 6 December 1856
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. EOPLE will have amusement. JjjJ Perfectly true; and from the character of national amuse ments we may forni a pretty accurate estimate of a people's moral elevation or debasement. Considering popular amusements with reference to the land we live in, and from our point of view, we cannot fail to remark how large an amount of in temperance is combined with nearly every recreation indulged in by the colonial " Million." Picnics, regattas, rural sports, railway trips, musical en tertainments,-all innocent, healthful, and consistent with the strictest morality in themselves; but all turned into a bane, a deadly curse-by the drinking customs with which they are so closely connected. To consider the amount of innocent cheerfulness marred, of money recklessly spent, and of health destroy ed-because the "bottle" is thought absolutely requisite as an accompani ment to rational pleasure-is, indeed, a melancholy reflection. Thus the agency of the potent bottle changes pleasur...
A Catechism for Teetotallers. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 6 December 1856
% Catccjjisnt fur CeMtllm. BY JABEZ INWARDS. [The following, the composition of a celebrated advocate of the Temperance Cause in England at the present time, (dedicated to the vendors and drinkers of strong drink,) may be interesting to our temperance friends,-the sentiments of which they can adopt Or reject as they please.] What is Barley ? The good creature of God. What is Malt ? 1. The injured body of the grain, robbed of its life while travelling on the high road to destruction. 2. The metal from which the sword of Alcohol is made. What are grains ? Chips from the false god, Alcohol. What is Yeast ? The spawn of Alcohol. What is Beer ? The Brewers' mixture, the publi cans' tool, the stream of death, and the nation's curse. Of what is it made ? 1. Malt, hops, water, and salt. 2. Alcohol, coculus indicus, gen tiau root, and other poisons. What are Hops ? The bitter flowers of death, which grow in the garden of folly. What kind of water is it ? London beer and porter are gene rally...
Band of Hope Intelligence. PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
'^-^^ Danb rf gopt Inítlligtircí. PITT STREET. I n_ ._ i. _ _i . /» xiECTTATiONS were given by several of the members, and three melodies not hitherto practised were sung, on the evening of the 10th of December. Twenty-five joined the society at the close. 17th.-Re v.J. Voller gave a lecture on Amusement. The weather was very unfavourable; about 150 present. Dec, 24.-A Temperance meeting; no charge for admission on these evenings. The members of this society will take notice, that they must assemble at the Haymarket at 10 o'clock, on Monday Dec. 29tá, to join the other Bands of Hope that are to meet there, to proceed to the Botanic Gardens.
SURRY HILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
SURRY HILLS. r riaay evening, the xZth. instant. Mr. Crouch exhibited his beautiful Dissolving Views, descriptive of seve ral of the principal cities and towns of England and the continent of Europe, flowers, &c,, &lt;fcc, to a large audience, who seemed to be greatly delighted with the evening's entertain ment. In noticing these proceedings, we feel that too much praise cannot be accorded to the above-named gentle man, for his untiring and liberal exertions to promote the important interests of society generally, through the agency of the Band of Hope temperance movement. As the schoolroom will be required for another meeting, on thè 26th in stant, the Band of Hope meeting will be postponed till the following Friday, 2nd January, 1857, on which occasion Recitations will occupy the evening.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. T. P., West Maitland. - The article sent for insertion is not suitable for our publication. If T. P. can send anything in keeping with the work, we shall be glad to insert it. T. HOOD.-Your suggestion shall be attended to. MARTIN.-You will find all the information you require for forming a Band of Hope in the first number of this series. If you want to know how meetings are conducted, attend on a meeting-night at one of the societies already in operation. J. BURT, Melbourne.-The notice sent relating to your quarterly Band of Hope, was mislaid. We shall be glad to have occasional notices of your proceedings, and will endeavour to take mora care of them. BIBLE QUESTIONS.-From want of space, we must postpone them till our next. BINDING THE "BAND OP HOPE REVIEW." Many of our subscribers would like to have their numbers for this year bound. We have made arrangements for doing them in strong cloth (lettered), at about 3s. or 3s. 6d. per volume dependent somewhat...
POOR, YET RICH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
POOR, YET RICH. A gentleman was walking across a meadow a few years ago, when lie overtook a beggar bending under the weight of three-score years and ten, carrying a bundle of sticks on his back. " Well, my friend," said the gentle man, " where do you think you will be in twenty years." " In heaven, I hope, sir," cheerfully replied the old man. On further con versation the gentleman found that this beggar was rich in faith, and rejoiced, even in poverty, having a believing trust in Christ. I Surprised at the clear scriptural views of salvation expressed by the j poor man, the gentleman inquired where he had got all his knowledge. "I will tell you," said he. "About ! nine or ten years ago, I was begging at one of the houses in the Boyal Crescent at Brighton. After waiting for some time, as no one gave me any thing, I turned and walked away ; a servant then came after me, and said that a lady had sent me a penny and a little tract, which she desired I would read. It was that little bo...
The Children's Model. EMMELINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
EMMELINE. BY KATE PYER. " So you have a sad headache this morning, my sweet child. I am truly sorry, though I cannot wonder at it." These words were addressed to a light hearted little girl, who had been to a juvenile party the evening before, and according to a foolish custom, but too common on such occasions, wine had been given them to drink. A rest less night had followed, and little Emmeline rose from her pillow with heavy eyes, and a throbbing brow. She had learnt a lesson, however, she did not easily forget. A short time after, she was again in vited to the same house, but now our little heroine came away without tasting what had previously given her so much uneasiness. We hope she will keep her resolution through life, for then she will never learn to like that which makes so many people unhappy, and so many homes wretched. And we wish every girl and boy who may read this paper, to begin at once the noble plan of keeping from all kinds of drinks that intoxicate. And I will t...
SUPPLICATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
SUPPLICATION. ] FATHER ! at thy footstool kneeling. Humbly we implore thy aid, 'Gainst the dark and wide spread evils That intemperance hath made. « Home* are blighted, hearts are broken, Souls are ruined through its snare. Hear us! help us! Gracious Father, Listen to our earnest prayer ! By the misery and anguish That Intemperence hath brought, By the fearful degradation That its fatal spell hath wrought, By its merciless dominion Over body, mind, and soul We are warned to shun the danger, And renounce the deadly bowl. And we ask for strength to combat Till the Demon's power is riven, At whose shrine the drunkard offers Earthly joys, and hopes of heaven. "Well we know the work is arduous, There is much to do and dare, But our trust is in thee, Father ! Thou wilt listen to our prayer !
UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE, FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF INTOXICATING DRINKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE, FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF INTOXI CATING DRINKS. The grand Bazaar held in Man chester, in connection with the above society closed on the 28th April, and was very successful. The total re ceipts for admission and purchases were £2,660 ls. llfd. Even this handsome income will be increased by the sale of the surplus articles. The prizes awarded to the Essays in favour of a prohibitory liquor law, were one hundred, fifty, and twenty-five guineas, making a total of £183 15s. devoted to this purpose.
BREVITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
BREVITY. Dr. Abernethy, the celebrated phy sician, was never more displeased than by having a patient detail a long account of troubles. A woman knowing Abernethy's love of the laconic, having burnt her hand, called at his house, showing him her hand, she said ; " A burn." " A poultice," quietly answered the learned doctor. The next day she returned and said ; " Better." "Continue the poultice," replied Dr. A. In a week she made her last call, and her speech was lengthened to three words : " Well,-your fee ?" " Nothing," said the gratified phy sician ; "you are the most sensible woman I ever saw"
A PERSIAN FABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend — 20 December 1856
A PERSIAN FABLE. ¿ A climbing gourd wound itself round a lofty palm-tree, and in a few weeks climbed to its very top. " How old mayst thou be ? " asked the new comer. " About a hundred years," answered the palm-tree. " A hundred years, and no taller ! only look ; I have grown as tall as you in fewer days than you can count years." " I know that well," replied the palm. " Every summer of my life, a gourd has climbed up round me, as proud as thou art, and as short-lived as thou wilt be."