The Nassau guardian

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The Nassau guardian
Uniform Title:
Nassau guardian (Nassau, Bahamas : 1844)
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
M. Moseley
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three times a week
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v. : ill. (chiefly advertisements) ; 60 cm.


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Newspapers -- Nassau (Bahamas) ( lcsh )
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Bahamas -- Nassau


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1844.
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Description based on: Vol. 49, no. 5386 (June 17, 1893).
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Moon'* Age Full Moon. 9 F • POLICE OFFICE.
W. 11. F«q. t H McCartney, K»q.. JIV
Acting I'illke Magistrate \B. Minns, F*q, J.l*.
John Msmy—for disturbing the peace to tin#
Town market —Uj m; a fine ■>( S*.
Am»b* Wstans Mid f'*«l--for using abusive
and indecent ttUrifptage to Charlotte Johnson, it««r
the street-—each to hr imprisoned for 10 day* with
hard liliottt, befog **l»l offpiidw. *
t'jjsihp Gifdiar—fcr •'•'ding one jacket, of the
valtt# of 8* . tb« property <»f BJbcrt Mmacur—~H* M
Imptiwwd for 3 months wish b#rd fafomr.
Svrah B •in—-for assaulting Km ml Jotroaott-pto
jwv a bee «.f 4s. aiid m default of payment 7 d-iy*’
G«**rge Haiti -for nssavkiiig Coanwf Faiford— Faifordpar
par Faifordpar «* o*.t# of Court, • <
Frank Thorpe uni Cookr— fir stoaltiig
a quantity of n>.t»(*iM, **’<•" <•! 'b-t tile pro property
perty property of Mr J ui)«?^Li<*ohr»—rath to be UoprfooneJ
3aj* with hart) fabuar.
j K „„-. M<«#m*for using nnivtl term*of e*pn*M»"n
«, Aaron Muwntoga, in tif* Tuva Market—to pay a
fid* of 6«-
Uharle* Roll* —f -r *#*.i«iltin2 sod beating IVrr IVrr-8-»i«t
8-»i«t IVrr-8-»i«t Go*—to pav a fine of £1 6*. and to rfofault of
payment 30 days* imprisonment.
m "â– 
On Monday, tbe 12 th day of March,
At the Vemiuo H«»u*c,
In the Town of Nstasau
There will he tohi,
FIVE ACRBB of the Sak Poml, situate
near the South end of Long Island.
The Pond is within 2UO yards of the south
shore, and there i* safe anchorage in the
immediate vicinity of the Pond f >r vessels
of heavy draught.
3rd January, 1849.
â–  saleof grown" land.
On Monday, the Pith day of March. 1849,
At the Vesduo House,
In the Town of Nassau,
At noon,
Theto will be offered for sale,
-g 41A LOTS in Mathew’s Town, Hene Henen.mi\r
n.mi\r Henen.mi\r Hgua; also, allotments of Provi Provision
sion Provision Land, of 5 acres each, in the vicinity of
the Town, and adjoining tho Salt Pond
Plans of the Salt Pond, anil of the
several allotments may he seen at tho Sur Surveyor-General’s
veyor-General’s Surveyor-General’s Office, Nassau ; at tho
Stipendiary’s Office, Turks Islands; and at
(i Farouharson’s, Esq., Heneagua.
Dec. 21st, 1848.
fIIHE SUBSCRIBER hereby notifies
JL that applications will be received by
him, from such of the Inhabitants of this
Island, Abaco, and Harbour Island, as are
competent to discharge the duties of Pilots
at this Port.
Licenses will be granted to those who upon
recommendation of the Commissioners shall
be approved of by His Excellency the Go Governor
vernor Governor
By ordor of the Commissioners of Pilotage
Clerk, C. P





* ucffitOT.
(male or female,) desirous of
serving ns Teachers on tlieOut Islands,
in schools under the Board of Education,
are requested to forward their applications
immediately, with certificates of character to
W. H. DOYLE, Secretary.
Nassau, 10th Nov. 1848.
Mr Deah Phasic.—As you expressed a wish
to hear the particular* of mv journey, and of my
reception in the country, f «it down in graiily
you. In accepting of Mr. Sograve’s invitation.
*1 did not fee) that I was going to a siraui'cr
for I had heard my lather so oiien rpeak ol him
n« one of the companions of his youth, that 1
almost tell as if I knew him; and the kindness
which prompud. hint to request my company,
when he heard that I had been recommended
country air. and a relaxivion Irom the labours
of the de»k, made me feel at orqre that ho was
a good-natured man—an impression which cer certainly
tainly certainly has not been disappointed. Mr. Baukes
w..t so good as to relieve m t from all anxieiy on
account ol ihe e .iior . nip of the ‘Magazine,’
»• he !n»d found a persou to take iqA' place dur during
ing during my ntwepce, w file It we fixed dltJUld be lor
six wees*. ; ~r . ^
it wat a lovglteawofnm'g whet | J e s t the city
f 1» /ierfTTjra tew miles di*lanMr *?tf my*?tf quite renovated by the balm/ air and re rej
j rej freshing grce i ol the country, vfy way, for
( the most part, was through pleuuuH road*,
which were often skirted by firte demesnes,.j
whose spreading trees afforded a delightful
; shade a* we passed along. As I yoked out
' upon the deep woods. 1 often wished h wander
among them, and still more inienscly mm ray by j
ih* margin of t!ie broad waters, or tie deep j
tills that wound their way through the peasant !
lands. I thought of the many hours ue had
passed together by such, and watched ilteipeck ilteipeckj
j ilteipeckj ied trout—our greatest ambition then to be ex expert
pert expert angler*.
Though I was not % little {Aligned hy a long
Jay’s journey (which the languor left by «iy
lute indisposition made ine feel more than 1 ,
shou d fmve done some months since, when I
was well and strong as you are), I was not tor i
much tired to admire the pla* e where I was'
about to be domesticated. A* I approached it,
throt gh retired green lane*, the perfume of the
early spring flowers was on the evening breeze;
the house commanded a view of gentle elopes
and wide pasture-lauds, where the cattle were
peaceful y brissing; clumps of trees were
scattered through the lawns, and a gentle
stream appeared to mark the boundaries ol the
place ; the whole scene gave me the most per perfect
fect perfect idea of rrqxtse, arid l felt that here i should
larger for a while all the toil of preparing for
the Magazine- Mr. Segrave welcomed me at
the door with all the cordiality ol an old friend,
and called me by my Christian name, and
introduced m*- to tho different member# of his
family, as >1 I e intended that we should be
friends. Feeling that all this was for the sake
ol my father did not make it the less gratifying.
I found that tho most hospitable preparations
had been made for my reception. A cheerful
firs blazed upon lire hearth ; ttie shutters were
dosed, and the curtains drawn ; the lights were
set upon the round fable; and ‘the bubbling
and loud hissing urn’ summoned us round 'lie
hoard. The family consisted of Mr. and Mrs.
Segrave, two sons, anu three daughters; and
as 1 looked round, I thought i hail seldom seen
such a true picture of comfort, and feit that I
was Indeed far icmoved from the din of cities,
and a denizen of the woods and fields. In a
short time Mr. Segrave turned the conversa conversation
tion conversation to the Magazine. Alas! I found it was;
his favourite theme; and Hie various articles!
which had appeared in its pages for several
years were treasured in his too retentive me memory.
mory. memory. When l would fain, have invoked tfie
sylvan deities, he conjured up disastrous visions
of proof-sheets, unreadable articles, and un unmanageable
manageable unmanageable contributions. As t underwent a
strict examination, I am pretty sure that I ut utterly
terly utterly disgraced myself. I Could give my host
no information as to the author of tfie papers
signed 13. 13.; I could not tell ihc name ol the
person who had written Ihe article on the
‘Aboriginal Settlers in Mucrnnisi, aid the
Cause of its having been Deserted’; nor yet
who had furnished ihc article on 1 Galloons,
with Hints on Flying;’ nor who had supplied
ihe interesting treatise oil the ‘Construction of
Nests.’ I vvas completely posed when ho asked
me whether I really believed, ns it asserted, j
(hut thu heron had two entrances into its nest.!
I was obliged to plead guilty to ignorance;!
but from the significant looks which passed j
between the young people, 1 could perceive
that thcy*thought I was affecting mvstcryjan
impression which evidently became stronger.

when I declared I could not tell wfio had writ*
ten 1 The Chaplet of Lili s.' or who signed
herself *A ! imett'a.’when questioned and rross rrossques(tuned*by
ques(tuned*by rrossques(tuned*by Mi-,5 Louisa and her eider lister
on these points. The fire was hoi ; I was
fatigued, and far !r m being strong; and the
conversation on the Magazine, which ! had
wished to dismiss In m my mind lor the present,
were too much for me, so that 1 began to feel
sufficiently sleepy to nave a strong desire to
retire (or the night.
‘ Come, Lucy,’said Mr. Segrave, addressing
his youngest daughter, a pert little creature ol
about ten years old —‘ co re, Lucy, bring your
story »f the “Miller end his Dog;” I'm sure
our friend hers would like to hear it; and who
know?, il it pleases him, but t fiat he might find
a Utile nook in the Magazine into which to pop
Lucy relieved me from this worrying nflair;
sot she replied, ■ ftide< d I can’t, papa ; lor it’s
so blotted, that I can never tend it by candle candlei'gfn,’
i'gfn,’ candlei'gfn,’
• flow can you he so disobliging. Lucy ?’
said her mother. ‘ Louisa will read it aloud,
if you give it to Iter.’
4 No ittneed, mamma; for Louisa finds it very
hard to make out her own pqetns tUi they’re
fairly copied.’
To my dismay I found mysell in the midst of
a family of geniuses, and alt, as [ soon discov discovered
ered discovered anxious to Immortalise themselves n the
Magazine. A pause :or a moment gave me an
opportunl'y of addressing a word or two on the
scenery about the house to Mr. Frederick
Seg-ave the second son; partly I do confess,
in the almost forlorn-hope ol changing the con conversation.
versation. conversation. Mr. Frederick Segrave has da'k
eyes, and they seem ever to penetrate into
soma object of profound interest unseen by
vulgar eyes. Hi* long dark locks were all
dishevelled and were no doubt scared Irom
their propriety by the wild and grand con conceptions
ceptions conceptions which fimed through the brain be beneath
neath beneath them. Mv observa'iort on the scenery
was doomed to m< et with a stern repulse.
‘ Tame sir,* said he, as with an expressive
motion of the hand he seemed to wish to cast
me into the distance —'tame, sir,’said he, as he
again waved his hand, taking in the circumfer circumference
ence circumference of the room, and tiien with a sudden, im impatient.
patient. impatient. and jerking motion, showing that he
wished the surrounding scenery (ar away. He
then burst out into suclt a torrent of eulogium
on Alpine scenery, that the Falls of Niagara
were nothing to compare to it. ‘Switzerland,
—Switzerland, sir.’ said he, out of breath with
enthusiastic and fine feeling— ‘ Switzerland,
sir, is the country !’ He paused for a moment,
while he regarded me sternly, and as if he
would have looked me through and through.
' You have been irt Switzerland?’ said I.
*4 have not been there in person, but I am
alwbys there in imagination.’

it was ot once evident to me that Frederick
Was a poet, and of the Salvator Rosa cast,
the beseeching eye?, the long glossy ringlets,
and the pensive countenance of his fair sister
Louisa, formed a striking contrast to his wild
appearance and impassioned bearing. Her
taste lay in the gentle path, by gushing rills
and banks of wild flowers ; and I was not slow
in perceiving that she was bent on dragging
4 the pale primrose’ and modest violet Irom their
quiet retreat among tfie mosses and the fern#,
to oask in the full glare of ihe Magazine.
4 Louisa, my dear,’ said Mrs. Segrave. 4 I
am really quite ashamed of Lucy. Mr. Har
lowe must thir.k her so oisohliging. You are
always ready to do what you can to please and
amuse, so tead one of vour little poems : lain
sure you have some of them in your workbox.
1 think, Mr. Hariowe, you will like what you
are going to hear; indeed I am certain you
will think il ought to be published.’
4 - Shall [ read the one to the *• Sloe Blossom,’
or the one to the ‘‘Butterfly,’’ mamma ?’
4 The one to the butterfly is my great favour favourite,’
ite,’ favourite,’ returned her mother; 4 read il first.’
Alfer a lew modest items, Miss Louisa read
the. following lines, a copy of which she gener generously
ously generously bestowed on me the next morning, or my
faithless memory woul.l not have enabled me to
transmit them to you:—
■ 'Twas summer, all wa» bright nnd gay,
I turned among t'.e flowers to stray
All rich were they with varied hue
Os yellow, purple, pink and blue.
But lo ! a white and spangled thing
Wassporting there on tiny wing;
In haste from flower to flower it Hew,
An sucked from each the honied dew.
I stood admiring all the while,
And to myself I said, with smile,
“Oh. butterfly ! be mine tby power
To cull the sweets frouf every flower.”
But as I spoke, I saw*it Hy,
Then said, with moralising sigh,
“ A lesson may I learn from thee,
From pleasure's dangerous haunts to flee !”
Its wings it spread, it sped on high.
And gushing tears then dimmed mine eye ;
Ah ! may it thus to me be given
To soar on rapid wing to Heaven !

The fooks of the parents were fixed upon
me as tfie young lady read; fears stood in
their eyes ?b» while: indeed not a few trickled
down Mrs Segrave’s cheeks.
‘ Very pretty indeed. Miss Louisa,’ said I. as
my conscience gave me rather a severs
twinge; 'very preUv indeed.’
‘A pretty lee:le tiling indeed,’ said Mr. Fre Frederick,
derick, Frederick, in a tone which expressed h:s opinion
of its insignificance, am? how far jt was below
flits mark. ‘ Really a pretty Icelie thing.’
‘ That is a creature of feeling,* said Mrs. Se Segrave
grave Segrave as she wiped away her tears, addressing
me m an undertone —‘a creature of very deep
feeling, as you may see hy that little specimen
But wont pleases me more than the beautiful
! poetry, is the fine tone of morality and religion
with which the poem closes: 1 am proud of
j my Louisa!’ and aioiher tear fell.
‘ Martha, my dear, you must let Mr. Hariowe
see your *■ Rambles of a Rover” arid your
“Moonlight Musing#’ 5 to-morrow. We have
our prose in the morning, Mr. Hariowe, and
our jioetry m the evening.’
Il was evident that the family were doing
what they thought would please me most, at d
that they conceived no subject ;ou!d be soirt soirtleres
leres soirtleres ing to me as the Magazine. The only
one of the them with whom I felt any sympathy
was the elder son. who had leant back on tlie
sofa, and was enjoying a tjuiet sleep. Mr. Se Segrave,
grave, Segrave, I suppose, perceiving that I was on the
verge of the came happy state, asked if I would
wish to go to bed. I joyfully availed myself
of his considerate suggestion; end having
wished good-night, left the room, attended by
Freuerick. who came to show me to my cham chamber.
ber. chamber. As we were parting, he said, ‘lf you will
allow me, J will read my * Rhapsody on Swtt Swttzerfond”
zerfond” Swttzerfond” lor you tomorrow.’
* I shall be happy to hear it,’ said I, feeling
very miserable.
< it will be a great matter,’ resumed he, 4 to
have your opinion. The criticism of a literary
friend is worth anything. 1 have seen , some
very able critiques in the Magazine—that
sign* d Crito had much merit. You recollect
thd passage where he compares Byron and
Moore, showing the points in which they assimi assimilate,
late, assimilate, and those in which they differ so immea immeasurably,
surably, immeasurably, that it seems strange that they should
have agreed at all ? The Magazine is below,
i’il just run for it, and show the passage.’
How heartily 1 wished that Byron and Moora
had never agreed in anything! I, however,
declined making mysell master of the subject at
that moment| and having hade good night, I
closed the door and blessed my stars that 1 wbi
shut up for the r ight in the privacy ol my com comfortable
fortable comfortable bedroom: the bed looked most inviting,
and I longed to stretch my weary limbs upon it,
and to forget on its downy pillow the Magazine
with all its articles. I hud merely to tnke out
of my trunk such clothes as I required for the
morning: having arranged them, I proceeded
to undress ; anil just as I had laid my coat on
the back ofa chair, I fteard a tap at the door, and
culled to whoever it might be who was outside
to come in, expecting to see the servant. The
door opened, and Frederick stood before me f
1 left myself shudder as I perceived a large roll
of paper in his hand: he stepped forward and
laid his candle on the table.
4 1 fiope 1 don’t disturb you?’ said he in a
most provokingly gracious manner.
4 Indeed you do,’ I menially ,ejaculated ; ‘ and
if you were not your father’s son, I would take
you by tlte shoulder and put you out.’ Dear
Frank, you will excuse this internal escape of
temper, when you recollect that I was in the
state ofa poor child whose sleep has been put as astray.
tray. astray. ‘lndeed you do disturb me,’ I continued to
asseverate to myself in the hidden recesses of my
heart. l Oh no. not in the least,’ said 1 aloud,
with far more regard to politeness, but with
far less to veracity. 4 Oh, not in the least; I
am not in bed yet.
4 1 see you are not; indeed I knew you could
not be; so I have brought it.’ I felt a cold
perspiration bedew my forehead : he had dis disencumbered
encumbered disencumbered himself of his coat waistcoat and
cravat —he was in a long dressing gown, which
made him appear unnaturally tail, for hia
height was remarkably above the middle size:
the collar of his shirt was laid down, so as tu
leave ftis neck quite bare ; and his hair had got
an additional dishevelling—in fact he was every
inch a poet. 4 l have brought it,’ said he with
an air ot triumph, as he unfolded tlte roH. I fell
my blood run cold. 4 1 have brought my
“•Rhapsody on Switzerland,’” said he, with A
tone of increased triumph, as he drew chairs, ©««
for himself, and one for ine, doomed to be ht*Ua ht*Ualoriunate
loriunate ht*Ualoriunate nudience.
I think I should hear it to more advantage
to-morrow,’ said I.
•Oh no!’ Paid he; : I have be* 41 thinking over •
it: the ,4 Rhapsody” thoukt,* 6 reat i a * night;
i! has a thousand limes o*>re effect. I believe •
you fancy it much le* r th» n really is; it
wants a lull quarter ? eleven,’ added he, as he
presented his we* 5 ? 1 in proof.
‘ But, my de-rf « ir » l f « ar ™y ? >e * n B Meepy

NO. 3a

will prevent my doing your poem any kind of
‘ You are just in the state I would wish you
to be,’ said lie. •I am really anxious lo test its
startling effect; anJ if it thoroughly rouses you
which l am pretty sure it will, it will be a great
encouragement to me. my partial
friends,’added he with a kind of smile, which
ot once implied that he thought them the quin quintessence
tessence quintessence of impartiality — tny partial friends
are urying me to puh.ish. A critique in the
Magazine from a person of your acknowledged
judgment, of your experience and taste, may
be of use —I mean as to calling the attention of
the public to what you may think worthy ol
! found all measures to avert my doom un
availing. I thought I could perceive a fiend fiendlike
like fiendlike twinkle ol pleasure in his eye for having
conquered me : such a look as we may suppose
some fierce beast of prey casts upon the un unhappy
happy unhappy victim already wi bin his grasp, and on
whmn he is about to make the last onslaught.
Every objection which I made to hearing him
that night being overruled, he snuffed the can candles,
dles, candles, and seated himself opposite to me, and
having cleared his voice, began the ‘ Rhap Rhapsody.’
sody.’ Rhapsody.’ He had not read more than a lew lines,
expressive of his wish to live and die in Swit Switzerland.
zerland. Switzerland. when lie came io the followin'’:—
* Oh! be it rniue to take my Ion?, last rest
Wliere meteors glare, and stormy glooms invest!'
1 That is a quotation,’ I observed, being still
sufficiently awake to perceive it.
‘ A what, sir T said he.
‘A quotation,’ I repeated.
‘ No, sir,’ intcrupted he ; ‘it is all o—rigirial.’
1 That last line is in Goldsmith's Traveller .’
saidl; not altogether free from a sensation of
malicious pleasure.
‘ I think you are m staken,’ returned he.
going to the book-shell and taking down a vo volume.
lume. volume. Alter having rast his eye over the poem,
he exclaimed, ‘ I protest you are right—here
is the line ihe very line: ‘ hut meteors
gla-e, and stormy glooms invest. ’ However,
lam not sorry. It is no Aisgraie to hit upon
the same mode ol expression with Goldsmith.
I am, in (art. very glad ; for Goldsmith was in
Switzerland, and I aevrr was. It si ows the
truth of the picture presented to my imagina imagination.’
tion.’ imagination.’
He then resumed Hie 1 Rhapsody.’ while it
was wuh the utmost difficulty I kept my eyes
open. Sometimes, 1 acknowledge, they w< uld
not be controlled by me. hut would shut whether
1 would or not. However, a timely nod follow followed
ed followed by a siart, and then they opened wide, and
stared lull in the face of the rhapsoiiist. as
much as to say. see how wide a .take we are !
After wandering some time among Alpine sce scenery,
nery, scenery, exposing his hero to every danger which
it so obligingly aflirded—now furnishing a
steep precipice, to whose very brink he was
brought in all his wild impetuosity ; or present presenting
ing presenting a yawning gulf, over which lie hung in
enthusiastic ecstacy at the eminent risk of des destruction
truction destruction ;or now delightfully situating him
under a sublime avalanche, about to fulfon his
devoted head: but all would not do—the hero
was proof against everything, and went on his
way in a state of happy excitement. The scene
was changed, and he plunged into the depths
of a German forest, v. here mine author indulged
htmsed with an episode. The forest he peo peopled
pled peopled with banditti. Some of them noble souls,
but aU intent on mischief; while here and there
he suffered pale spectres to glide about, convey conveying
ing conveying mysterious hints by solemn gestures, and a
random word, uttered in a sepulchral tore, while
hobgoblins flitted about with the utmost sang sangfroid.
froid. sangfroid. With every line the poet became more

excited, and soon became so thoroughly iden'i iden'ified
fied iden'ified with his dramatis persona, that he seemed
impelled by them in every action. I was seve several
ral several limes roused from an encroaching slun.ber
by feeling myself firmly grasped in the gripe
of a ferocious bandit. Then his chair was slid
to a greater distance from me, whi'e the flicker flickering
ing flickering blaze of the candles fitfully lit up his coun countenance,
tenance, countenance, and added effect to the grotesque ges gestures
tures gestures and grimaces with which he personified
thehobgoblii s; while ever and anon he crook-*
ed his long fingers, and, as a spectre, beckoned
me on to some dark cavern or gloomy recess.
I hen he would address me in mysterious low
f ° r 8 r° 9 '’ ° r Btarlle me wilh U>B U>B
- U>B laughter from the hobgoblins, or up upoartous
oartous upoartous shouts from the banditti, or hiss for
the fiends who were iu the distance. I felt
actually bewildered—perhaps like one under
the influence of mesmerism—as it were unable
to move: the extravagant actions, aided by the
uncertain light and the lethargic st te in which
I was, produced the strangest effect. His !
figure appeared to extend iiself towards the '
ceiling, till it appeared to me that his head
almost touched it: the light and shade fell 80
oddly on his face, as to represent strange con conimm","'
imm","' conimm","' Vl" my Benße ® 88 l{ were benumbed
the h ßt h. UCh hor . ro I r . s: a!l became more indistinct;
he l.ghtg W a X ed dimmer; the wild bearing and
f mastic antics of my companion were like the
uncouth .representations ot a magic lantern •
every moment it appeared more unreal, like
some strange mockery of lancy ; the impressive
btckonmgs o the speclres every instant ap appeared
peared appeared more distant, a ,uj t 0 lead to greater pe pern,
rn, pern, e, K e * B ? n< "'° re 1 intolerable glooms and
humorous pinches of the hobgoblins
and the haM 6 b,le ° r , B ° me venemous creature,
ihe aHne m i grflßp ° ! 'bo-murderous bandit a.
the gripe of an iron vice. I became every mo moment
ment moment more oppressed: methought piieeof ma. a
buneJ me aim: I found rayveir rncanshle of
moving; rhapsodists were laughing aroEnd me mero,
ro,S mero, dmake "? eff ° rl ,0 Engage mysel™;
the words I
Howlon k l n nI?Vi h h o ” , ' , " ,lne "' ly cl ” l,ed me.
hlemati ih * have remained in il.j. pin,.„d.n.74r„Ze?«da o :‘“',J ,y .S e
parts of the house, in i n nnn;rt â„¢ ?
lion at the door, ‘ Wb«Z t hZ life Wtil
spectres, hobgoblins. r„dVonditT’ l-i 1
the last grim form by whom b ; er ,
—the nightmare—were all gonn, o( -n
tormentors the rhapsodist alone remained!


Triumph was in I’is eye and in every line ol his
countenance as he shook me by 'he hand, and
thanked me for the wrapt attention with which
I had lisiened to his poem, and the unequivocal
proof I had given ol having ihoronghly entered
into his feelings and appreciated his conceptions
and having bidden me good-night, I heard him
say, as he closed the door, 1 Slow I am de-ter de-termined
mined de-termined to publish.’
Whatever awkwardness l might have felt
the next morning tn meeting the family to
whom I had given s’ eh an alarm, was soon
dispelled by every one of its members. Their
hearing towards the rhapsodist was marked
by deference so deep ns nearly to approach
veueratton: it was rurh, indeed, as we may
suppose was paid to the fortunate poet who had
just been awarded the laurel crown; and as to
me, I was looked upon as he might have been
who had tlie honour of placing it on the brow of
genius; and the exclamation—yes, the ex exclamation
clamation exclamation if inarticuiate horror, which had
gathered all the family from every corner of
the house about my door in utter dismay and
terror —was construed into the exhilarating
sound of ' this is the reward of merit!’ Now
tny dear Frank, having given you a full and
true account of my first hours at Mr. Segrave’s
house. I will ’or the present bid you farewell.
Yours as ever,
John Ha mows

Saturday, Hatch a. 1819.
At 8 <’clock yesterday morning, the
R. M. Steamer Medu-ay, due yesterday
week, arrived with the European mail of
the 2nd ult. A heavy surge breaking over
the bar from the prevalence of strong
northerly winds, it was considered un unsafe
safe unsafe for a boat to cross; signals were
therefore hoisted on the flagstaff at the re residence
sidence residence of Capt. Morris, R. A., diiecting
the steamer to proceed to South-west Bay,
where, it was presumed, the water would he
sufficiently smooth to admit ol a safe land landing.
ing. landing.
It being ascertained by the signals, that
Governor Gregory. Lady, and family were
on hoard, the Lieut. Governor, (Hon C. R
Nesbitt), Lieut.-Colonel Alexander, Royal
Engineers, and several other gentlemen,
left town to be present at the landing of His
Excellency, who, with his suite, reached
Government House by about s o’clock, p. m..
and was received by the Hon. the Attorney
General, and several other Members of
I he Medway, we understand, during her
passage from Southampton to Bermuda,
experienced very moderate weather, the
winds however being generally against her.
she did not anive there until one day after
she became due.

In consequence of the non arrival of the l
Forth at Bermuda, from the Gulf ofMexico,
the Severn was obliged to take the mails,
which she had brought from Si. Thomas to
England, on the 12th ult. The Severn
started with only one wheel, having carried
away her shalt outside the gum
wale the day before she arrived from St.
Tho Medway, finding no steamer at Ber Bermuda
muda Bermuda on her arrival, on the 19th ult., she
took in about 100 tons of coal, and pro proceeded
ceeded proceeded as quickly as possible with her mail,
for St. 1 liornas, which is the cause of her
arriving here seven days after her time.
The Trent took the northern mails on from
St. 1 homas and the Company’s schooner
Larne, those for La Guayra and Porto Ca Ca|
| Ca| Cabello. Ihe Avon had proceeded to
| England from St. Thomas, with only one
j wl,ef d also. There were two United States’
Corvettes lying at St. Thomas, the Albany
j an i brig of YVar.
The Medway experienced very squally'
weather on her passago here from St.
Thomas, especially on the night of Wednes Wednesday
day Wednesday last, which was accompanied with many
hours lightning and thunder.
Eatlyin the afternoon, the steamer’s sig signal
nal signal was again hoisted, and by 4 o’clock, the
Dee from Havana, &5C., on her homeward homewardhound
hound homewardhound passage, strived. She, also, was
signalled to proceed to South-west Bay
where she lahded and received her mails’
j The Dec brought the mail ,| ue here on
j U,e29lb jß n»ary, delayed by the wreck of
the Forth

At 11 o’clock to-day, the usual ceremony
consequent upon the artival of A new Go Governor,
vernor, Governor, that of swearing him into office,
took place at Government House.
Shortly before the appointed hour, two
field pieces of the Royal Artillery, under
the command of Capt. Morris* K.A., and
two belonging to the Nassau Fied Artillery,
commanded by Capt. Bode, urder otders
of the Hon. Major Cooke, Commandant or
the N. P. Artillery, were planted on the
eastern side of Government Grounds. In
front of the house were staiioned two
companies of the Ist West India Regiment;
and the < • - ~o~h * Al Alcornl
cornl Alcornl . - 1> ! • f . we ßl }
the east
Ist \ ’ . i ■ •• •’
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stnt i i
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the Artillery. , < : !
pin :b • ~r• ■'• < *•
mate ie i â–  r:--
r , he G ver ;>>■•:» j it tt ■>
offie- â– >, t ' :,i -I i .
by 1 H- !i 'H-. v
he Lieut* v.*.t *. â– 
not : i
Leu p.n
The Dee « ruin came ’.<• o ; -:.]<» she &,f
get 1 ••
adt i • -• i M
sh* '>V !|J
On the fXth February, the R. *
Stc « rs
So -mi- di-r-h ; -'lfUmn ...:
and »
pm-i-vs , u,av«i in-' u n-- m«r.
wa • rb
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house -r , ' ; . ,
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ffift.— T; • mail «ri b leaves ©ur sijore* thi*
v»il ‘ ”
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gone i' r'
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been •* R>tr ->-hnev l\ v <>
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sm. ’"i-»i.i -. >i ;which
pn i*e- ’ „> r „,,. ,
ner- re ~ , to . .. . • _ . .
Rctmuhnient. The lm» he.-,,
!h [H £° r ‘ lar J emiU i bn "P b.rwi.rcJ, and curry 1
through, a system of financial reform to a 1 1 rt-.- r
amouut than w,„ thought of h,-fore, a „d which few :
been again rejected by the Council, i„ ,| e fi | r
-he will of the Assembly and the people of Jamaica
Iha-jwe are to be overridden in our ;»/•/,/, „ /
by a Council compl „f n half-dozc/ iMatenieu *
Alas, for the people of Jamaica! How different i»
the composition of your Council the It I
Council, I believe, tw?,
, Council nt which he m ably preside*. B,m " 1 °
. w ! ,h i "':
akeu up in questions of privilege , U . M '
Council and Assembly. I said in mJ f. w *
House bad Hi(journed from the 37t|, 1)2,. ,lm ' '
2Cth Ja " Ui ” i y- The first bushu-L a W
incut was the taking up of the keil
which passed on the 2nd innla. t eriditnent Bill,
Council, a,hi which
the Bth, and rejected if,“ the dS 7
s,.r lsv'z h Mis* a
Isth. There is a goo,l deal of ""j
misrepresentation in them. * ""puistry, and
After the rejection, by tho Council ,1 „ I
trenchmcnt measure, the House proceed,‘V"
consideration of the Import Dutyßil! i i h *
bad purposely kept back until the f.t <â–  l the y
trenchmout Hill .houid be know,' u\ " f “' R ,f,! -
fme thought that the House would wilfahidd*
plus, but on consideration they tboiutlit I “ *’’ p *
and proceeded to p„ss the bill with "" of il ’
clauses, vu ,to take the supplies f or t|^T m |-nat.ou
the Institutions only—the i BonH u Pp,,rt " f
ielurul loans, Stc—Lc/ZinZTni ah ’
It wa, thought that the Gov -,,f ‘" 'n^
»«ch a bill. Tho Governor tlVollo !, " ol 1 } ~HS
better to pass i, ,h.„ to open H,o Kil^ry^nd

, tet the convicts go free upon society, and turn ibe
inmates out of the hospitals and asylums into th,
streets ; so the Bill passed to continue in force until
, the Ist October.
The House lias passed tjio Hum Duty Bill, pro providing
viding providing for the redempti u of the Island Notes issued
i in Jmm last, £30,000. which the Council lima since
thrown out, because it made no provision for the
! The House of Assembly has passed certain resolu resolutions,
tions, resolutions, which may be considered, by some, as most
1 extraordinary in their nature, vi/ : tlmt a Council,
i composed as ours is at pic»mt. :» utiscunatitutional,
1 w.c. t in effect—a vote of want of confidence and cen-
I sure. This resolution wa* carried the Assembly
!bv a vote of 29 to !>. This shows tie* state of feeling
I in the House and Country, as at present constituted.
Some of the best fiends of the Council in the House
, ; voted for this resolution.
j The House has come to certain resolutions to
| memorialize the Briiinh I'arhinne.-Me ftbsjr the re ret
t ret 4 tlitiltioli of ’’ iSt did - nl. Aoo.
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I It is here a commonly receive,| f aft ,j„ t
Gove to propose a small fixed
duty o, con, for purpose* of revenue. Tho
Agnci, tumts therefore have r, solve,l t ,
strengthen the hands of Lo„J J lt!lll R(J „
nga.nst the Free-traders, and sever* ],
fluential meetings have been held Wlt!l Zt
purpose tn view. Mr. Cohden’a proceed proceedings
ings proceedings cause the Premier some anxiety His
proposal ,o reduce the strength ol our mili
y . t,ef f nc< : B *7 tfl ° Application of tho
pruning hook, the country will IJO t readily
assent to. and Parliament will assuredly rl
! J r « fl Urr ’° like the p,e ent. But .
*»-/■ 18 0 B ene, al feeling abroad that tho
J' Hrc lM>und h '’tlr as individuals and as
a pn«ty, to carry out tho doctrine of to totrenchmcnt
trenchmcnt totrenchmcnt which they so broadly preached
,7 / V 1 °PP"kition, and there cal, he no
>uh h at there will he a strong call for all
poss.ble economy. The coming session
develop the strength of the Financial
urn party. It will |,o impossible for
I Eord John to escape by falling back on
arguments which he combatted when out of
C,; WC 1 r '. n< loecl| if |tn iy beliuvo a rumour
" ch 18 ."" w current, he iH not unprepared
« a certain extent to meet the viows of the
rtnaticial Reformers. For instance, it is
««id, that the Navy Estimates, already in
preparation, will be so lar reduced as to
effect n saving of a million as compared
with the expenditure of last year. If the
saving can be fairly and safely made by
nil means lot it bo done. IJ ut j t ls to ’

hoped that re* unworthy fear of loud loudtomtned
tomtned loudtomtned dictated an econo economy
my economy that may prove pn-judicial to national in into
to into rest a.
There lias been a good deal of delay in
filling up the vacancy at tho head of the
Admiralty, occasioned by the demise of
Lord Auckland. Sir James (iraham was
Bent for to London and offered the vacant
post, but the i.egociation failed, owing, it
is said, to Sir James requiring modifications
iu the Cabinet, to which Lord John would
not assent. The first-Lordship of the Ad Admiralty
miralty Admiralty has therefore been given to the
Right Hon Sir F. T. Baring, M. P , who
filled the office of Chancellor of the Exche Exchequer
quer Exchequer under Lord Melbourne.
The state trials in Ireland may. I pre presume,
sume, presume, be expected to terminate some day
or other, although if I were permitted to
judge by what liaa already transpired re respecting
specting respecting them. I might perhaps he justified
in predicting that they would survive the
present generation. It would bo as well
to stereotype th« words" Mr Hussy’s trial
continues!” For aught that appears to the
contrary it i» likely to continue. Fite cases
of the other state pr isoners. O'Brier*,
Meagher, M* Matins, and O'Dunogoue, were
disposed of<>n Wednesday last, in the Court
of Queen’s Bench, Dublin;* in each the
writ ot error; was disallowed, and the
fudges were unanimous in their de. si -a
The sentence passed for high treason there therefore
fore therefore stands confirmed, and it now remains
to lie seen whether an appeal to the huusu
of Lords will be made or allowed. Tire
permission rests with tlm Attorney-General
tor !i.-land, and it is d uibtinl whether he
would grant it if demanded by the pri prisoners.
soners. prisoners. It is not for a moment believed
i hat the final penalty of the law will be en enforced
forced enforced against any of the prisoners.
During the last month the Cholera has
made (rightful progress here and in the
North. Borne portion of the increase in the
metropolitan districts may i>e attributed to
the mortality which pervaded nmm'.rt
1 <*f children as I oing i-fois,
< -<■ first ti» not believed to iro Cholera,
prove! t*» bo that disease without
>4 •*-•*? 1 4 *
1 he. -eeting of bitterness on the part of
o I* sch people towards the Najpmal
otvly is duly :iuyio«*ntjpg, 'Wul the all all•
• all• v *r ! -.-g q i^trrrtvis the dissolution of the
>* ; >»♦, toe nation de»ir*-« it, but
*rity of the Assembly is firmly op*
Mo fivurg • day for its uvit* dissolution
, -d to nm country cat,not, tiowever, I
!â– < n rs longer delayed, la the mean meanwed#
wed# meanwed# r Moderate party is in a minority,
and or tently, the Gofurnment without
power. the ,*
IN M *!.7T«UaM.H»T. ,I'T
• : rn Qi' .I .u Th t? %s »af* fjffc* I i
* •> 4- ws» v in m- * * i- .... - ‘sensty \ Himinfill* amiri»ffrf~
*• 1 ..■•* -ertvy.Tfw ausmitig
• ; rftt in* uid u m early hsur crowds bed
;i,« asniire way from Buckiiir,*hsm
r.inee t.» hr. Mephcu’a, to witness the passing of the
Koval eonrge TUs d»ww* of ihs House of Lords
wore not thrown ojw>n till twelve o'clock A f«w
â– niinites stb-rward* the bouse was filled in almost
every quarter. Long before one o'clock, the part of
the hou.o appropriated to the [e-erewes was fully
occupied, by which hour, also, all the galleries
were filled {»• lathes, who had obtained tickels of
adniissi-tn. 1 lie eorp* diplomatique were curly in
attendance tilling nearly all the scats usually occu occupied
pied occupied by the bishops. A larger number of peers than
usual on such occasions were present, in their robes.
The first who arrived in bis robes, was Lord Farnham.
>hortiy afterwards several of the bishops entered,
similarly attired and were followed in succession by
the Ministers, who. before robing, marie their ap appearance
pearance appearance in ministerial uniform. For some minutes
previous lo the arrival of the Queen, the eoup-d presented by the house was brilliant in the extreme.
\ few initiates after two s flourish of trumpets an- j
flounced the approach of one of the members of the !
Koval Family The Duke of Cambridge shortly
afterward* entered the house, conversing affably!
with all about him. He was followed by the Duke j
of Wellington. '! he Judges then made their us - j
pearaoce—the Lend Chief Justice, the Chief Bsrou.
all the Barons of the Exchequer, Mr. Justice Wight. |
man and Mr. Justice Williams, being amongst those
At a quarter past two the booming of ihe guns
announced the approach of h r .Majesty- Shortly
afterwards the royal procession entered the house
preceded bv the offlrers of the Guard, and the dif different
ferent different members of the household. The Duke of
Wellington followed, hearing the Sword of State,
after whom came the Marquess of Winchester, with
the Cap of Maintenance, and the Marquess of Lans Lansdowne,
downe, Lansdowne, bearing the Crown upon n crimson velvet
cushion Her Majesty was led up to the throne by
Prince Albert, who took his seal on the Queen’s left.
Between the Queen and the Prince, and close to the
throne, stood the Duke of Wellington, bearing the
Sword of State, whilst on her Majesty’s right were
the Duchess of Sutherland, a- mistress of the robes,
and the Marchioness of Douro, ns lady iu wailing.
The Lord Chancellor also stood on the right of the
throne, with the speech in his hand. On her Majes Majesty's
ty's Majesty's entrance into the house the whole company simul simultaneously
taneously simultaneously rose to receive her. On taking her seat
upon the throne her Majesty hade the peers be
seated, after which the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Kod was commanded to summon the Commons to
the bar of the house. On the arrival of the Co t mens
the space appropriated to them below the bar was
immediately lilted, and, on silence being restored,
her Majesty, in a clear and distinct tone of voice,
road the following speech from the throne :
“ My Lord* and Gentlemen,
•* The period being arrived at which the business
of Parliament is usually resumed, I have called you
together for the discharge of your important duties.
“ It is satisfactory to me to be enabled to state
that, both in the north and in the south of Europe,
the contending parties have consented to a suspen- j


•ion of arms, for the purpose of negotiating terms of
peace. »
“ The hostilities carried on in the Island of Sicily
were attended with circumstances so revolting, that
tho British and French Admirals were in* pel led by
motives us humanity to iuterlore and to stop the
I further effusion of blood.
“ 1 have availed myself of the interval thus ob obj
j obj tattled to propose, in conjunction with France, to
j the King of Naples, an arrangement calculated to
produce a perm merit settlement of affairs in Sicily,
j The negociation on tlieae matter* is still pending.
| “It Ins been my anxious endeavour, in offering
my good offices to the various contending powers,
Itn prevent the extension of tho calamities of war,
•lid to I,y the foundations for lasting and linonina linonina|
| linonina| hie peace. It is my cons tint desire to maintain
; with all foreign states the most friendly relations
As soon as the interest* of the public service
will permit, 1 shall direct the papers connected
! with these transactions to be laid before you.
“ A rebellion of a formidable character has broken
! out in the Punj-nib, and the Governor-General of
India has been compelled, for. the preservation of
j the peace of tile country, to assemble a cousideia cousideiaj
j cousideiaj ble force, which is now engaged in military opera operations
tions operations against the insurgents. But the tranquil tranquility
ity tranquility of British India has not boeu affected by these
1 unprovoked disturbances.

“ 1 again commend to your attention the restric restrictions
tions restrictions imposed on commerce by the Navigation
Laws. t
If yon shall find that these laws are in whole
or in part unnecessary for the maintenance of our
maritime (Kiwer, while they fetter trade and imiws
try, you will no doubt deem it fi,;bt to repeal or
modify their provision*.
G rut It men of Ik* Haute of Common*,
i “ 1 have directed the estimates for the service of
the year to be isjd before you ; they will be framed
wit 1 ' the meat an x uius attention ton wise economy.
•• The present aspect of ass air* has enabled me to
make large reductions on the estimates cf lust year.
*• My Lord* and Gentlemen,
“I observe with satisfaction that this portion of
the Up it-mI Kingdom has remained tranquil amidst
■ the convulsions which *U»ve disturbed so many
jairts of Europe.
The insurrection in Ireland ha* not been rem-w rem-w---!
--! rem-w---! ed, but a spirit of disaffection still exists, and I am
i compelled, to my great regret, to ask lor a conti conti]
] conti] nuance for a limited time of those powers which.
! in the last session, you deemed necessary fir the
preservation of t'.e public tranquillity,
j <* i have great satisfaction io stating, that coin coin!
! coin! metre is reviving from those shocks which, at the
commencement of last aMaion, l had to deplore.
** The condition if the manufacturing districts is
! likewise more encouraging than it has been for a
| Ml is afro jr fjdog I*, jp* «** ob •«*»'*%? tMM
state of the mvwnun w one us
I went >
' •* I binr*'®a lament, however, tlml am*tart*
jin Urn potatoe crop has caused very severe 4*MN*s. j

| in rout* part* m fitlink
•* The ofM-rviktO of the !»w* forth» relief «f tlu
< i n*q«irv;y
j ta*v tie b**«**6ct«Rj' ainlwwiift ,*®l »lw ««•"»» »!
lfe« pwiple ttisf lie improved, wftU reerwa itsy t'*'
! (fiat atuwnt - : y
T «It i* wAh T’rkle U»**>k/Ci r ie« >hat I
Ito the l ' *1 • -irit of my and tb t attach*
tnetit to out fnstitu!itsa wkkh Hv* ahtuwnfed them
j during a period <4 cotnmereisl difficulty, deficient
production of frtoiL aiu! jmlitiail r*v*-iotimi.
” I lo»k ut tho protect ini of Atinifhty Go vottr in our. progre**, and t trust that yon
. will *rc tn aphi-kirop Bie fabric, of the o«*»*tr.
jittott, *• it », up»m the principle* ti tree treeriorn
riorn treeriorn Mil vs Jij?.;k-e, - - *
- "â– 
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A Bw'tUUK <* 'Lyctrier*. of m mttinil
ttinil mttinil exltibWbfts. » f*Rot loct»t« j*. lieyond
sU compart* >n, the most awftd I have ever
seen ; Bf»d I msv be excuse'! fat digressing
from the immediate thread of my narrative
to give my reader* tome account of that
dreadful scourge, which is considered iu
eastern and southern countries the most un unfailing
failing unfailing manifestation of the wrath of God.
Travelling along the western coast of Africa.
I once beheld this terrible infliction. These
creatures fell in thousands and ten thousands
around us ami upon us, along the sands on
which wo were riding, and on the sea that
was heating al our feet ; yet we were re removed
moved removed from their most oppressive influence;
for a few hundred yards to our right, dark darkening
ening darkening the air, the great innumerable host
enme on slovyjy and steadily, advancing in a
direct line, and in a mighty moving column.
The fall of locusts from this central column
was so great, that when a cow, directly
under the litre of flight, attempting ineffec ineffectually
tually ineffectually to graze in the field, approached her
mouth to the grass, there rose immediately
so dense a swarm, that her hear! was for the
moment almost concealed from sight ; and
as she moved along, bewildered by this
worse than Egyptian p'ague, clouds of lo locusts
custs locusts rose up under her feet, visible even at
a distance as clouds of dust when set iu mo motion
tion motion by the wind on a stormy day. At the
extremity of the field I saw the husband husbandmen
men husbandmen bending over their staffs, and gazing
with hopeless eyes upon that host of death,
which swept like a destroying angel over the
land, and consigned to ruin all the prospects
of the year ; for wherever that column
winged its flight, beneath its withering in influence
fluence influence the golden glories of the harvest
perished, ami the lealy honours of the forest
disappeared. There stood those ruined
men. silent and motionless, overwhelmed
with the magnitude of their calamity, yet
conscious of their utter inability to control
it ; while, farther on, where some wood woodland
land woodland lay in the immediate line of the ad advancing
vancing advancing column, hffath set on fire, and trees
kindling into a blaze, testified tho general
horror of a visitation which tho ill-fated in inhabitants
habitants inhabitants endeavoured to avert by such a
frightful remedy. They believed that the
smoke arising from the burning forest, and
ascending into tiro air, would impede the
direct march of the column, throw it into
j confusion, drive tho locusts out to sea, and

thu* deliver the country from their deso deso|
| deso| lating presence.— Lord Carnarvon's * Por Portugal
tugal Portugal and Galicia.'
Wondfrs or Chemistry. —Aquafortis
and the air we breathe are made of the same
materials. Linen and sugar, and spirits of
wine, are so much alike in their chemical
composition, that an old shirt caj£be con convened
vened convened into its own wejgbt in sugar, and
tho sucar into spirits of wine. Wine is
made of two substances, one of which is the
cause of almost all combination of burning,
anJ the other will burn with more rapidity I
than anything iu nature. The famous !
Peruvian bark, so much used to strengthen j
stomachs, and the poisonous principle of
opium, me found of the same materials.— j
Scientific American,
Scarcity op young Cri.r biutips.—lt is
rather cm ions at first, to one unfamiliar
with the atlistic world, hi see how little
youth is to bo met with amongst the cele celeorities.
orities. celeorities. Our young poets are middle-aged
men ; our rising authors are bald ; our dis distinguished
tinguished distinguished painters «re passing into tho
• Sere arid yellow leafour very * young
Englanders’ are getting g'sv and pursy.
The truth is, life is short, and art is long ;
and although a privileged man does some sometimes,
times, sometimes, in the ardour of youth, reach the
summit of reputation by a bound, either
from the prodigal richness of his genius, or
from having hit the favour of the movement. !
yet, as a general tule, celebrity is slowly!
gained, and not without many years of toil- i
some effint.— Lewes.
Confession—Be not ashamed to confess;
that you have been in the wrong. It is but
owning what you need not be ashamed of,
that you now have more sense Ilian you had
before to see your error ; more humility to
acknowledge it ; and more grace to correct
it— Seed,

I nee it now. through bygone years,
\i tdaitpy aa of yore !
£ «ms and age have worn bfe’* jig*
A»'.! its Unr** o'er,
U»r»e of boyhood’* tune.
\Vt KJ5' die vvutfM wtu pure awl gay.
Cmti.-A *« «*ep»og . ur-h o'er memory's track
A- io-sb *s >**'- rday.
1 mrn mtuia tbs toffckaowa scene—*
I tr« *0 the p’otU anew
Cnfmfftfcslttn; fragrance threw;
Yen can -et #ay I'm weak »wd old,
...... iH tny luck * btc gray— grays
s grays tj.fro ba; and Ntatad among
Ttur strti'i - ffyesterday (
'♦ I fan' fbto ouye afiiii!
Tio -i-itely wave thy beanche* gave
, (uMboiß ww >• their,
V â– â– >.â–  . i noised to;- away,
Not tftosigbt '..0 hriftbl the dream* I Blade
Am, t'fr -Hgbr. no vine hi gay ' %i
vn efrutyrod trmie fur me
Jit rJiildbotolki !
Ye tiuivii flower* of varied hue,
Ttmt fringe tlie walk* along—
Ye Utodest planis that bide from view
AmidNt the blooming throng—
I’m liounden down your garden slope
With my loug-foreet • Hurra!’
I’m shouting loud tile song of .Hope
You taught me yesterday !
Ah*» ! alas! that boyish song,
1 For rite is hushed and still;
The blood that danced so light along
Creeps slowly now and chill;
My sight grows dim—my limbs grow old—
The vision fades aw av ;
Though bright it teem, tis but the dream
Os bygone yesterday!
Charlks Wilton.

â– " 1 . â– tPJ.. 1 -" " 1 _.!â– 'll.. -.J. L'. 111 "!^
mini®® mraiLMMiiDSo
2 R. M. S. Medway, Com. Symoudn.
Havana R. M- S. Dre, Com. Allan.
C Teresa Jane, Gardner, ballast
1 Eleuthera < Pearl, Tinker, flour
{ Elizabeth, Cooper, do.
2 Havana R. M. S. Medway, Com Symonds.
3 England R. M. S. Dee, Com.*Allan.
Pnswngers arrived, in the Steamer Medway, His
Excellency J. Gregory, Esq. Governor ofthe Bahamas,
and ludy, two daughters nnd son ; D. C. Macken Mackenzie,
zie, Mackenzie, Kaq., Private Secretary; Mis* Patti rson (Gover (Governess)
ness) (Governess) and I fen ale and 2 male •ervonts; G. Rot>-
Esq. Stipendiary Magistrate.
Passengers sailed, in the Steamer Dee, the Rev. Mr.
Ritchie; and Capt, Williams.
.--ajmu-^L.-iiuJ... u au-jaa—quaagg
On Monday, the sth day of. March, instant,
At the Shop of Miss Elizabeth Oijlten,
In Bay street, Eastern District,
At 10 o’clock—Will be sold.
A VARIETY'of articles. Also—
Household Furniture, consisting of
Tables, Chairs, &c. &c.
Levied upon under a General Court Exe Execution,
cution, Execution, as the property of Miss Elizabeth
Nassau, Ist March, I^l9.

#By His Excellency John Gregory,
Esquire, Governor and Coin*
mander-in-Chieif in and over
the Bahama Fsl-m Is, Chancelior,
\ ice-Admiral and Ordinary
the same. f
A Proclamation.
WIIEII EaS, Her ,Majesty hath been
graciously pleased, in and by Her
Royal Commission, under the Great Se d of
• the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
j Ireland, beating date tire ninth day of
January last, to constitute arid appoint r.-.•.r
i to be Governor and Commander-in-Clii* ‘
j attd over Her Majesty's Bahama Islands, and
j the Garrisons there or that may' l e sent '
j thither; I have therefore thought fit to i-.suo
J this, my Proclamation, notifying the same ;
and I do hereby command all Officers a d
Persons whomsoever, holding any office,
place or employment. Civil or Military,
der Her Majesty, within these Islands, to
continue in their respective offices, places or
employments, and to exercise and discharge
the duties of the same, until further orders *
shall be signified to them
Ami 1 do hereby further require and
command all Officers, Civil and Militn. v,
and oil others the Inhabitants of these is islands,
lands, islands, to be obedient, aiding and a'sis(’n2[
me in the execution of the said Commission.
Given under my band and the seal of
the said Islands, at Nassau, in inn
Island of New Providence, toe
third day of March, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hun hundred
dred hundred and forty-nine, and in iie
twelfth year of Her Majesty’s
By His Excellency’s command,
Colonial Secretary.

GO VLttNVf. N I' Nw-i : PK,
{ jLI m EXCELLENCY tho (Vs.:
|I #. hu» direcfi-d it i.e notified t*‘,» H<*«
j Majesty has been pleased, by her R.
instructions, dstotl at the Court at V/tmfso;
,ihe 9th day of Jsnuarv. 1819, t<» nom'
rinte, as Members of Her Majesty’s Legis Legislative
lative Legislative Co-j.icil iu this Colony,
THE CHIEF JUSTICE, or the' Chief Justice for
the tirne being. ;
"" -
JOHN F. COOKE, Esq-airo
By His Excellency’s command.
Colonial Secretary
Colonial Secretary’s Office, >
Nassau, 3d March. 1849.^
ha* directed U .to be noiUk.! that Hei
fflnjesty has been pleased, by her Royal
Instructions, dated at the Court at Windsor
on the Dili day of January, 1849, to nomi nominate,
nate, nominate, as Members of Her Majesty’s Execu Executive
tive Executive Council,
C. R. NESBITT, Esq., Colonial Secretary, or
the Colonial Secretary for the time being
G. C. ANDERSON. Esquire, Speaker ofthe
House of Assembly
By His Excellency’s command,
Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary’s Office, I
Nassau, 3d March, 1849. )
has been pleased to appoint the Hon.
John Campbell Lees to be President of the
Legislative Council.
By His Excellency’s command,
Coloniul Secretary.
Colonial Secretary’* Office, )
Nassau, 3u March, 1849 £
will hold a Levee at the Government
House on Tuesday next, at 3 o’clock in the
By His Excellcrcy’s command.
Colonial Secretary
Co’onial Secretary’s Office, \
Nassau, March 3d, 1849. {
HIS Excellency tho governor has been ,
pleased to Buncan Campbell o
e-ore t a ’y' C. R. NESBITT.
Colonial Secretary.
Colour* 1 Secretary’s Office, )
N**sau. 3d March* 1849. i

n d ©s„
\ IMPLICATIONS will he received by
the Committee of the
Inagua ; dt INmfJ Company, until the Ist
jinyof M»y next, from persons practically
with Salt-works, and desirous of
being employ d ii> the capacity of Manager,
and in that of Overseer at Inagua.
I he applicants must stato the amount of
remuneration tliey wilfbe willing to accept,
and furnish testimonials as efficiency, »r ,
Proviskmal Secretary.
Nassau, Feb. 26th, ISIO. .%
JNIHGO piiie,**sl per lb. »
Corks, 50 cents per gross.
Currants, 25 cents pet lb.
Port- Wine, 50 cents, bottle, (not
Port W iue, 371 cents, per bottle
Gentlemen's Leghorn Hats, from SIS
to 82 each.
Nassau, 27th Feb., 1549.
for sals
<â–  m I HOSE very desirable Pre Preuiises.
uiises. Preuiises. at the corner of Union
a " Shirle y str(i etß, presently oc oc■r
â– r ocâ– r copied by Dr Chipman. Terms
made known on application to either of the
Nassau, 28 th Feb., 1549.
foie xmnr ess.
J The barque “Gemrok Henrv,”
i ' Bradford, master, will sail as
above about the sth March.
Cm* For freight or passage, having
excellent accommodations, inquire of the
Daniel sargent.
Feb. 20th, 1849.
Fresh superfine flour.
CORN, (measured),
v Tierces and half-tierces RICE.
White and Yellow Pine LUMBER.
&c. &c. Sec.
Nassau, Feb. 17th, 1849.

NO further applications for shares in the
tteneagua Salt Pond Company, will
be received after the thirty-first day of
March next, as the list will he closed om
that day. W. H. DOYLE,
„ , Provisional Secretary,
Feb. 12th, 1849.
S for the office of Masted
16 loerna king Department, at the
Boys Central School, with the annual sti stipend
pend stipend required, will be received imme immedldteiy
dldteiy- immedldteiy W. H. DOYLE,
Secretary Education Board.
Feb. 12th, 1849.
to a Resolution passed this
J- day at a meeting of the Shareholders,
-m the Heueagua Salt Pond Company, the
applicants for shares are requested to pay
five shillings per share forthwith into the
Public Bank to the credit of the Provisional
i Provisional Secretary.
, Jan. lOth, 1849. 3
T“ E FIRST LECTURE delivered at
, T \ h9 Lit erary Association, by
he Rev. li Macdougall, M.A.,on the Ad-
Mintages of Literary Associations. Price Is.
. he had of the Secrotarios and at the In Institution.
stitution. Institution.
Jan. 13th, 1849.
Os growth and manufacture.
°Oh. be.,
• First qualities
2nd do l’ er 10 °0
•3rd d 0.... 8 do, do.
Tobacco grown and manur&J i°‘,
Adam Boyd ; Cigars made by John
Boyd. Samples can be obtained at 1 ’
Store of J. Q. Meadows & Co. e

hie Nassau guardian and coi.gniyl advertiser.

Ou Monday, the 11th day of March, 1849,
At the Vendue House,
At 11 o'clock, —Will be sold.
f T , HAT valuable Dwelling-house and Pre Premises,
mises, Premises, situated in the Western District,
fronting easterly, 984eeton Augusta-street ;
bounded southerly, 42 feet 5 inches on b>t
of C. 11. Bain ; northerly, 42 feel? by a
public road j and westerly, 93 feet on other
part of said lot.
Levied upon under a General Court Exe Execution.
cution. Execution. W. V. MUNKINGS,
Provost Marshal.
Nassau, 9th Dec., ISIS.
GENTS. Calfskin Wellington BOOTS.
Do. Drab and black Cloth half do.
I)o. Black Cloth Cossack do.
Do. Best black Satin Neckerchiefs
Fine white Flannels.
Fancy-gilt Vest Buttons.
Metal Buttons, Hooks and Eyes.
Brooks’s reel Cotton.
Fancy Wafers.
Superior Hair Brushes.
Silver-wire Tooth do.
Rowland’s Odouto or Pearl Dentifrice,
for preserving and beautifying the ;
teeth and gums.
Rowland’s Kalydur.
Violet Hair-Powder.
Rose Water, Essence Rose, Musk,
Rondoletia, Jasmin, British Flowers.
Miliuileurs, and Vegetable Essence.
See. See. Sc c.
January 17th, IS 19.
o -

QUARTER Casks and Octaves Ma Madeira
deira Madeira W tue, Boxes Old Cognac
Brandy, in or out of Bond.
Madeira Wine, bottled, at $7 per doz.
Boxes Claret,
Barrels Mess and Prime Beef.
Do. Navy Btead.
Do. Leaf Tobacco"
Boxes Castile Soap, _
Coils of Manilla ami
Second hand Rope, in any quantity.
Trusses Prime Hay.
Bags fresh Corn.
White Pine Lumber.
Cans Coal I'ar.
Barrels Rosin, Tar and Pitch.
Molasses, in small casks,
220 Tons superior Cuba Fustic.
! Hsth Dec., 134*.
: fiT~K (p r iPj¥¥~~^~
pLRSONS having claims against the
Subscribers, are Requested to present
tne same for payment ; and those persons
indebted to them, are required to settle
their accounts without further delay
Nassau, 13th Jan., 1849.
f¥IHE SUBSCRIBER requests all per
P- sons having demands against hint, to
present them for payment immediately ; and
all persons indebted .to him, are desired to
settle the same, without delay.
Dec. 39th, 184 8. “
PERSONS having equitable claims
against the Subscriber, are particularly
requested to present their accounts forth forthwith
with forthwith for payment, JOHN F. COOKE.
Nassau, 2nd January, 1848,

Ist. It is proposed to form a Joint Srock
for , t } ie Purpose of establishing a
tlUl hi L at this place, to he called the
and a PACKE I to run regularly between
this and Nassau, —the latter to be called the
soaaac 1 ,S . P ro P oaetl t 0 ra * Be a capital of
53,000 for the above-named purpose, to be
divided into 300 shares.
3rd. It is proposed that one-half the
shares be taken up at this place, and the
remaining half at Nassau.
4th. It is proposed that in addition to
the Bhare, a deposite he made of a leuth the
amount of the share as a bonus.
~ President.
Mr. JOSEI'Ii HOBKLtrS . SON,*,*"*.
tj , . . -Secretary.
Parsons desiring shares in this Company
win please apply to the Secretary in
writing. . 1
*V. «. All letters loft at the Store of
Jessrs. T. Rokor & Co., will be forwarded.

IT IS PROPOSED to form a Joint
Stock Company, for the purpose of
working the >3ll Pond, in the Island of He Heneagua.
neagua. Heneagua.
Capital—Clo,ooo Sterling',
In one thousand shares of ,£lO each.
Opposite—£2 run Shake.
The Hon. J. G. MEADOWS
W. KIRK WOOD. K*q., M.D.
TV. if. DQYLK, Secretary.
By whom all applications for shares will be
Tu THu Provi*tosAt Committs* or iue
H> xeaoca Sai.t Pu»n ConrAKi.
Cr entlemen, *
I request that you will allot uie ikrci in tin tinproponed
proponed tinproponed Heneagua Salt Pmjd Company,and I hero heroby
by heroby undertake to pay the defWwhe thereon of £2 per
share, and the future call*, mid to *uh»crit>e the ne necessary
cessary necessary deeds when required to do so.
Date N irne uud address.
Dec. 23d, 1848.
raiftrsY & s:i

Have just ke'ceiveo ox Hri g i
“ Canton," from Philadelphia, the
following articles, which they offer for sale,
low, for Cash. 77 , *
Barrels and half-barrels Wheat Flojr.
Do. tlo. do. Uyo Flour.
Do. do. do Corn Meal,
Bugs Corn, (2 bushels)
Barrels Clear and Mess Pork.
Ox Tongues.
Kegs Butter, (25lbs. each.)
Do. Lard.
Sides Side Leather.
Calf Skins.
White Cotton Di ill.
Lamps and Chimneys.
Brass Wire Sieves,
Boxes Tallow Candles, (6s. Se B*.)
Do. Soap.
Haras, Cheese.
- Tiqrct,s Rico.
Barrels “Tur: !V*
Barrels PiDjMlnd Rosin.
DnumsJ'TJafrels Pots toes.
’Pilot Btetd, *
Kegs Sugar Crackers.
Boxes manufactured Tobacco, 5 & 9 to
the lb.
Matches, Corks. Mustard.
Iron Bottling Wire.
Blue and Black Ink.
Yellow Pine Lumber.
6th Jan . 1849.

T nR SUBSCRIBER isobmtt to open
a Scgar Establishment in the premise*
of Mrs. Dean, up Church -street, where he
intends keeping on hand a plentiful supplv
ot good Segat*. *
r o,i‘ , e J °HN BOYD.
Jan. 27rh, 1849.
T" E StlßSCßlliKß‘ re ,p,ctr,.ll» I*-.
leave to inform the gentry of Nassau,
as also Officers of the Army and Navy. Cap Capjams
jams Capjams of Merchant Ve«seb, and the respect respect»re
»re respect»re strangers arriving at this Pott, that he
has fitted up as r. Billiard Room, the uppe,
pa.tof the “ Case do la Marina j” and wid!
a view of keeping this a select resort, he
consmt a, l C , «* 1,81 ° f *®»'Me«neS, who have
consented to become subscribers, i„
.f.h..b W . (MSte „„ f , he
.M. .“7V Wll ' C "l ,lai "8 ..f Merchant Ve,.
“ .W li' i"blu"„l
i ’ n °t considered as suhscriheis
and none others to be admitted. A conti-’
Nassau, Jan. Oth, 1849.
JCS F landed ex “ r »,
York, and or, sale ’ NeW
jarrela Superfine Family Flour
Lilf-harrels do. do do *
» Xe r a n a,l,i " e Ca »Jles, (6s)
Bags fresh Corn. ' '
tOtb Dec., 1818.
HA V, , ;S) - DtnEoiiTelv
211 •;ABOU| { ERS;_ 1 „
• r at NomiaiuJ’s P«„d. For further
information, apply m u,t,ltr
_F,b.3J, i. 5,9“ ORGE A,)I)ERI 'EY.
TyoJ hl l*-°» ne,s and A K , n 7Z
ot HU "" S
UP from the rCCent ' V ,akuM
terms an I>VT1 >V T J* , * a,, Reasonable
ing to >e Bh, ’ nest ,u,tice * h y aP{dy aP{dy??Pv
??Pv\ aP{dy??Pv ILLKF ® R Tor
Nassau, 27th Jan., 18-19,

PERSONS desirous of being suppl ed
with on Almanac for this year, are re respectfully
spectfully respectfully solicited to send in their mums
to the Guardian Office as soon as conve convenient.
nient. convenient.
Ist Jan., 1819. -
PERSONS desirous of having their
names, occupations and places of resi residence
dence residence inserted in the Directory attached to
the Bahamas Almanac for 1849, can do so
by paying 6d each.
Guardian Office, Dec. 20th, 1818.
Brtntmn©. ,
A HREAT variety of Scantling, of -*d
im sizes, f..rsate by" JOHN MAURA
Feb. 7th, 1849.
fllllf. PR EMMIES in Bay street, pro-
X fiently occupied by C. W’, Kao, Esq.
Poasesyton will bo given next month.
For terms, apply to
Nassau,2nd fanuaiv, 1848.
ROM nil outbuilding in the yard oc occopied
copied occopied by J. W. Wrech, K#q.. the
LI PDLR of u Boat Irektngiiig tu E C.
Moseley. Whoever will give tnforrrnuiuo
respecting where it may be found w ill be
rewarded for his trouble.
Any petsotj having in his possession the
grtitii g of the said boat will be rewarded
by bringing it tu the Guardian Office.
3rd Jam. 1849.

IF* iD ill AIL i£S
* KIAG h, suitable f«»r r. no oi two
Apply at the Guardian Office.
3rd Jan , 1843,
J&P of the Books ill (he
.Vas#siriiuM.«cj4krary, including!})*
'' o, kmg Man's Library. luj obtained
ir.»m the Librarian at the pritWof •*»« shit
hog sterling each. < ’ tab.goes ~f
‘.l the Working Man’* Library may «)»,» he
obtained at sixpence sterling i «ch.
v ~ , r Librarian.
Nissan. I Oth January 1819.
l-Ass; I)|> I,A ML%UIV%~
I E1; respectfully bees
leave to iubuin the Inhubitanis „f
**•» that he has Opened the above mUi j„j .
merit in the premises, the property „j (j,,..,
fLunett. H. N, in Bay street. Ironling the
- larket, w here he offers for sale, in wboiesnle
packages, by ,h« dozen or sirtgle U„ f | e# ,b fl
umlermentionod description «>{ Wines
>jmits, Ac Ac. Wurraiiled of the best
quality and on the lowest terms, liz.
Cbampngne, Madeira, Sherry.
Port, V idonia. ('laret, *
Pale and dark Brandy. Rum, Gin,
A musette, Ac. Abo superior Ale and
The Buliscriber trusts by punctuality and
>t m t attention to business, to obtain a share
of the public patronage
i 1 & lf{ 21 / "tTw
Demijohns best St. Thom. « Gin
Superior English Ale.
Best Cognac Brandy.
Havana Cigars, (fim quality), hy the
quarter box, or smallor quantity
A LSO— 3
An extensive asaoitment of superior
\ (n CAFE DE Ea marina.
May 20th, 1848. -

J U 8 T it E C E J V E ~D.
Ptr t/ie 11 â–  x]l - Sttamn Trent, and for mle,
A fW thousand "pronaadoa Segars of tbJ
best \ uelta Abajo l)iar, u brand, in
quarter Boxes.
Bundles Paper Segars.
n , i La MARINA.
October 4th, IH4B.
r 'afcNT.S KOK Till.; (.t A It|)I an ~ ’
London \»
T.irk.151u,,,1K...! *•»»■«!.* Co-
Harbour island ” ">#».
, .
Audro* IfiiaDiJ } ~ I hornas Mitins
Abaco.. < „ VVm. Sweeting
J. T. Burlier
Terms. lb’s. 4ri. i*eh Annum
i buyable in advance,)
Smglecopiess to
•» non«Hiioncrn»ers f jj
I’nultMl utnl published every We t l u ». w ]Bv...»)«i .
»y fci.w.s Ciuku* Moski.rr E r L * y ’