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CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CAESAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ? ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CAESAR. C.35SAR next pursued his conquests to Syria and other countries, where he was so successful, that, after destroying a whole army of the enemy, he wrote to a friend at Rome describing his victories in only three words,' Venx! Vidi ! Vici!' which mean, * I came! I saw! I con quered !' This was meant to show the extraordinary rapidity of his success, for Caesar liked to take the credit of every thing that seemed worthy of praise. And it is curious, in old books, to read now the wisest and best men used to boast of all their great and good actions, giving themselves the most extravagant commendations, which would now be reckoned quite a breach of good manners; for, besides the humanity we are taught in the gospel, it is considered very ill bred for any man to praise himself; but the writings of Csesar. Cicero, and Cato are filled with the highest praises of themselves, as if no one ever lived in the world who could be compared to them....
HOW TO PROSPER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
HOW TO PROSPER. . IN the biography of Normand Smith, by his pastor, it is said that he never grew in grace more rapidly, or shone brighter as a Christian, than during the last six or seven years of his life, when he had the greatest amount of business on his hands. From the time when he devoted all to God, and resolved to pur sue his business as a part of his religion, lie found no tendency in his worldly engagements to chill his piety or enchain his affections to earth. His business became to him a means of grace, and helped him forward in the divine life, as truly as reading the Scriptures and prayer.
CHARADES, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
CHARADES, &c. I. IN the midst of the strife thro' the camp of the brave, My first they were breathing inspiriting strains, It cheered the brave soldier as he battled to save His country and people from tyrannj's chains. For my second we seek, and in office 'tis found, And first in offending I am sorry to say ; In coffee 'tis seen whether roasted or ground, So I leave my fair readers to guess what they may. May my third cheer my whole to struggle on still. Tho' evils surround, and the conflict be sore, Let them trust in the Lord, and conquer they will, And reap their reward in bliss evermore. CARACTACUS. II. DEEP buried in husks my first may be found; My second's sweet ar.usic delights all around And many's the lass with a sigh from her soul, Breathes a wish for the day that gives her my whole. CARACTACUS. III. The winter blast across the hill and vale Blew fresh and chilly as the evening burst Upon the mountain ranges towering high. With darkling summits that were all my fir...
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S AWAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S AWAY. A glover's apprentice in Edinburgh resolved to qualify himself for a higher profession. The relation with whom he lived was very poor and could not afford a candle, and scarcely a fire at night, and as it was only after shop hours that this young man had leisure, he had no alternative but to go into the streets at night, and plant himself with hi» book near a shop window, the lights of which enabled him to read it; and when they were put out, he used to climb a lamp post apd hold on with one hand while he read with the other. That person lived to be one of the greatest oriental scholars in the world, and the first book in Arabic printed in Scotland was his production.
AN JNFIDEL REBUKED. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
AN JNFIDEL REBUKED. AN infidel, boasting in a published letter that he had raised two acres of ' Sunday-corn,' which he intended to devote to the purchase of infidel books, adds,4 All the work done on it was done on Sunday, and it will yield some seventy bushels to the acre; so that I don't see but that Nature, or Providence, has smiled upon my Sunday work, however the priests or the Bible may say that work done on that day never prospers. My corn tells another storv.' To this the editor of an agricultural paper replies, 4 If the author of this shallow nonsense had read the Bible half as much as he has the works of its opponents, he would have known that the great Ruler of the universe does not always square up his accounts with mankind in the month of October.'
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. THE CHESNUT-FACED OWL. Strix Castonops.—GOULD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
AUSTRALIA# NATURAL HISTORY. ? THE CHESNUT-FACED OWL. Sirix Oastonopt.-GOULD. TASMAUIA is the native country of this bird, and it is distinguished from all others of the genus Strix, as now restricted, by its great size, and power ful form. Few birds, with the excep tion of the eagle, are more sanguinary or formidable in disposition, than the one here represented. It lives in forests of large but thinly scattered trees, skirting plains and open districts. Strictly nocturnal in its habits, as night approaches, it sallies forth from the hollows of the huge gum trees, and flaps noiselessly and slowly over the plains and swamps in search of its prey, which, as is the case with other members of the genus, consists of rats and small quadrupeds generally, nume rous species of which abound in th« country where it is placed by nature. Many changes take place in the color ing of the plumage, although it has not been attentively studied in its haunts. A great variety is evident, occasioned by t...
THE AUSTBALIAN FACTS FUN AND FANCY [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
THIS AUSTBALIAN FACTS FUN AND FANCY . I SHALL be indebted to you for life,' as the man said to his creditors when he ran away. IN a novel at a Margate library, this passage was marked and much thumbed: -4 There is no object so beautiful to me as a conscientious young man-I watch him as I do a star in the heaven.'-'That is my view-exactly,' signed Miss Josep hine Hoops as she laid down the volume. ' In fact, I think there's nothing so beautiful as a young man, even if he ain't conscientious ?' THE late drizzly weather was the most in-door-a-ble of any of the season. We think we shall for a time drop the 4 Clerk of the Weather,'.and blow up the 'Maid of the Mist.' A MAN was lately brought before the a magistrate charged with stealing adead sheep; the magistrate dismissed the complaint, observing that there was no such thing, as when a sheep died it be came mutton. . LA ! Mr. Smith, what makes your air so red ? Ma's got some stuff that turns hers such a jolly black!' THERE is a man in ...
NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
N OTICES. From Young Men to Young Men. Are you saved ? -This is the title of a small tract just issued by the Young Men's Christian Association, who con template the issue of a series. We have read the one before us with pleasure, as it speaks out plainly and forcibly the eternal truths of the gospel, and urgently presses them upon the con sideration of young men. If we have any objec tion it is to the title, which is to our mind rathtr abrupt, and liable to repel those who are not over anxious about the subject. Floods Relief Concert.-A grand concert of first class music, by the professional artistes of Sydney, took place at the Exchange Rooms, on the 14th instant. The proceeds are to be added to the fund for the relief of the sufferers by the late floods. The room was crowded, and the concqjgfcr throughout well conducted. Annual Meeting of the Congregational Sabbath School, Pitt-street.-This meeting took place on Tuesday, March 20th. About 250 sat down to tea. Addresses were deliv...
THE AUSTRALIAN THE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
THE AUSTRALIAN THE HOLY HOMES. (Continued from page 110) 4 WHATEVER had been Norman's per sonal commands to Liddy's new dic tatress, or the advice given by Margaret, her watch and care were very strict; and saving with herself personally, Liddy was rarely suffered to go abroad. But the most watchful Cerberus will some times be a little drowsy. So occasionally was Mrs. Stork, conjointly with in un usual amount of good nature. At such times therefore, she gave Liddy willing permission to accompany Mrs. Clarke, who most days, when the weather pre mitted was taken an airing in her Bath chair ; or sometimes in a fly from an adjacent livery stable. It must not how ever be supposed that such glimpses of sunshine in the Stork horizon arose from any real beneficence in the Stoik nature. On the contrary, the deviation was alco holic, and arose thus. Whenever Mrs. Stork's scrubbings and rubbings were temporarily exhausted, whenever nothing could be made to look brighter or newer, she was full ...
SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
SPLINTERS. BY the Emeu we are in receipt of English news to January 28th. - The November Australian mails were deliver ed in London on 7th and 13th January. -A momentous change of politics has been inaugurated by Emperor Napoleon since the opening of the new year.-The meeting of Congress is indefinitely post poned, owing to the impossibility of agreeing on the basis of deliberations. Count Walewski, the representative at the Tuilleries of Austrian and Papal interests, has resigned.- The French ambassador at Borne is about to quit his post in disgust, and the rumour is ' renewed of a speedy evacuation by French troops.-The English alliance is in th# ascendant. The relations between the two Governments improve daily. Lord Cowley has been in London on an important mission from Paris. - Pro posals have been made and discussed for the gettlement of the Italian affairs by England and France jointly, without the intervention of a Congress. Our Govern ment have for the present declined the ...
The Australian Home Companion, RAGGED SCHOOL IN SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
Cbt Australian Honu Contpnion, AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL. RAGGED SCHOOL IN SYDNEY. RAGGED Schools in England are a product of the benevolence of the last twenty years. It was found that in great cities, no matter how numerous the schools or how excellent they were, there was a large class of boys who could not be attached to them-to whom in fact the cleanliness and orderliness and discipline of the school acted as a barrier to their admission. Yet these children were so numerous, and wtre, socially considered, so important as form ing the material out of which a criminal class is formed, that it was deemed essential to take some steps to reform and educate them. As they could not be got to the school, it was necessary to take the school to them. Rooms were hired in back lanes close to their haunts-comfortless, bare, desolate looking rooms which were something akin to their mode of life, and which did not frighten them away by their look of respectability-anything but model schoolroom...
LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
LANGUAGE. Language is the amber in which a thousand precious thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrestedten thousand ligtning-flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing as the lightning. Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the geneaitions that follow; and laden with this their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck, and the languages of common life have 1 sunk into oblivion. -TRENCH.
TWO EXTREMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
TWO EXTREMES. MANY meh are constantly going to and fro from their wine merchant's to the chemist's. To the latter to recover them from the effects of their visits to the for mer-to the wine merchant's to restore them from what they had been taking at the chemist's. It would be difficult to say which of the two bottles-doctor's or wine merchant's-did most injury. ?TUNCH. . A CHFERFUL smile and a kind word cost nothing but the effort, yet they make a home a happy one. As snow is of itself cold, yet warms and refreshes the earth, so afflictions, though in themselves grievous, yet keep the soul of a Christian warm, and make it fruitful.
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. IF by the liberty of the press we under stand merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please; but if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating, and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to pa.'t with my share of it when ever our legislators shall please to alter the law ; and shall cheerfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others, for the privilege of not being abused my self. -FBANKLIN.
THEATRICALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
THEATRICALS. IN looking over the last month's Summary of News for England, we have been somewhat struck with the absence of the column usually devoted to an account of the drama and its doings. The theatres, notwithstanding puffs asserting the contrary, do not meet with all that patronage, which the high claims they put forth as moral and social regenerators ought to entitle them to, neither do the 4 stars' whose appearance is so heralded in blue and crimson letters receive universal adoration. They appear to belong to the class of IGNIS FATUI : and by no means afford a steady light. Even amongst the advocates and frequenters of the stage, there appears to be a general feeling that dramatic entertainments have lost their power, and fallen from their high emprize. Either the (talent' of the day is inferior, or the public mind has found out that an evil lurks within the walls of Thespian temple, and are beginning to seek less exceptionable recreation. We rejoice to think such is the f...
COLONIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
COLONIAL NEWS. THE 'Colonist' March 2nd, says:-On Monday evening last a portion of Mr. Haast's party returned to Nelson in con sequence of shortness of provisions again occuring. Mr. Haast intends to proceed without this portion of his assistants, they will not rejoin him. We have seen a fine specimen of gold which has been sent to the Superintendent through the hands of Mr. T. R. Berry (one of the expedition now returned,) who found it near the junction of the river Mangles and Buller. Important results are expected in con nection with this discovery.-On Mon day evening last, a public meeting was held in the court-house, Newcastle, con vened by the Mayor, for the purpose of raising subscriptions for the relief of the sufferers by the late floods in the Southern districts, The meeting, we regtet to add, considering its object, was very poorly attended. It was resolved that collections should be made at the houses of the inhabitants.-At Hobart Town a double murder had been com mitted...
BIOGRAPHIC OUTLINES. SAMUEL GOODRICH (PETER PARLEY). [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
BIOGRAPHIC OUTLINES. SAMUEL "GOODRICH (PETER PARLEY). THE south-western point of Connecticut, One of the northern of the United States, is formed by the county of Fairfield. In this county lies a small town called Ridgefield, a name which has the good quality of being characteristic of the place it denotes, which is a rolling suc- cession of hills, forming, because of their number and equal elevation, an uneven field, until, sweeping westward, they rise into the ridge of mountains which separate the States of Connecticut and New York. In this little town of Ridge- field, was born, on the 19th of August, 1793, that successful caterer to the literary taste of childhood — Samuel Goodrich. Here, amidst society such as an infe- rior town in an American state can pro- duce, did young Goodrich pass his early life. His father was a Congregational minister, living on an income of four hundred dollars a year, rearing a family of eight children so that 'they all at- &nbsp; tained respe...
POEMS. I. THE SILENCE OF FAITH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
POEMS. BY CHARLES HARPUR, I. THE SILENCE OF FAITH. A thousand millions souls arise Out of the cradle of To-day, And, like a storm, beneath the skies They thunder on their destined way ! But ere To-morrow's sun His ancient round hath run, The storm is past — and Where are they! Is asked of Faith by pale Dismay : O say Where — where are they f And Faith — even Faith herself, hath not a word to say. With her serene assurance thrown Like moonlight, into the Unknown, And all her clasping tendrils curled About the steadfast pillars of the world, To that wild question of Dismay Yet hath she nought to say : And only lifts her patient eyes Up from Earth's tempest-trampled sod, To fix them, — out in the eternal skies,— On all she knoweth — GOD. II. THE SPOUSE OF INFINITUDE. Behold, the moon is in the midst of heaven, Sereuely shining like a giant pearl Amongst the fierier jewelry of Night ;— Of Night, the dark Spouse of Infinitude ! With inconsumable and boundless beauty, And loveliness-the l...
REURET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
REGRET. SHORT of the great idea of religious repentance, and limited to the view of this one world, there never was a more reasonable source of wretchedness than your silly habit of regretting, Peter. Why, man, you might as well regret the Trojan war at this present cast of the dice; as well make yourself miserable about the possibilities to England if Wellington had lost Waterloo, as about the change in your own career, if you had been brought up a Barrister instead of a merchant. A fact is a fixed thing ; a pyramid a mountain; there it stands, you can't move it, nor melt it up, nor anyhow away with it; so make the best of the big fact you can, for cozy shade or shrewd elevation. There is no small amount of solid peace in the idea of this constant iron present; a plain sure field of duty and trial — and so never mind what might, would, could, or ought to have been, if only matters had been otherwise. They are thus, and that's fate; accept it without a Lot's-wife looking back; do th...