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T 11 E POLYNESIAN
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THE EL DEN Til EE.
I1Y JOANNA 11A1I.ME.
A foast was spread in the Huron's hall,
And loud was the merry sound,
Aamnistrcld played at lady's call,
And the cup went sparkling round.
For gentle dames sat there, I trow,
By men of mickle'niijrht,
And many a chief with dark-red brow,
And many a burly knight.
Each had fought in war's grim ranks,
And some on the surgy sea,
And some on Jordan's sacred banks,
For the cause of Christentic.
But who thinks now of blood or strife,
Or Moorish or Payr.im foe?
Their eyes beam bright with social life,
And their hearts with kindness glow.
Ay, certcs, 'tis an hour of glee,
Tor the Baron himself doth smile,
And nods his head right cheerily,
And quails his cup the while.
What recks he now of midnight fear,
Or the night-wind's dismal moan,
; As it tosses the boughs of that Eldcn Tree,
' Which he thinWcth so oft upon?
Long years have passed since a deed was
By its doer only seen,
And there lives not a man beneath the sun,
Who wottcth that deed hath been.
So gay was lie, so gay were all,
They marked not the growing gloom,
Nor wist they how the darkening hall
Lowered like the close of doom."
Dull grew the goblet's sheen, and grim
The features of every guest,
And colorless banners aloft hung dim
Like the clouds of the drizzly west.
Hath timo passed then soswid of pace?
Is this the twilight gray ?
A flash of light passed through tho place,
Like the glaring noon of day.
Fierce glanced the momentary blaze
, O'er all the gallant train,
And each visage pale, with dazzled gaze,
Was seen and lost aniin.
At length, in the waning tempest's fall,
As light from the welkin broke,
A frightened man rushed through the hall,
And words to the Baron spoke.
The thunder hath stricken yon tree so fair,
" Its roots on green-sward lie."
" What tree ?"' The Elden planted there
" Some thirty years gone by,"
"And wherefore starest thou on me so,
14 With a face so' ghastly wild?"
" White bones are found in the m uld below,
" Like the bones of a stripling child."
Pale he became as the shrouded dead,
And his eye-balls fixed as stone;
And down on his bosom dropped his head,
And he uttered a stilled groan.
Then from tho hoard, each guest amazed,
Sprang up, and curiously
Upon his sudden misery gazed,
And wondered what might be.
Out spake the ancient seneschal,
" I pray you stand apart,
" Both gcntlo dames and nobles all,
" This grief is at his heart.
"Go call St. Cuthhert's monk with speed,
" And let him be quickly shriven,
"And fetch ye a leech for his body's need,
"To diht him for earth or heaven.
" No, fetch me a priest," the Baron said,
In a voice that seemed uttered with pain;
And he shuddered and shrunk, as he faintly
His noble guests remain.
" Heaven's eye, each secret deed doth scan,
" Heaven's justice all should fear;
"What 1 confess to the holy man,
"Both Heaven and you shall hear."
A ud soon St. Cuthhert's monk stood by,
With visage sad but sweet,
And east on the Baron a piteous eye,
And the Huron knelt low at his teet.
44 O father ! I have done a deed
" Which (tod alone did know;
44 A brother's blood these hands have shed,
" With many a liend-like blow.
44 For fiends lent strength like a powerful
44 And my youthful breast impelled,
44 And 1 laughed to see beneath my arm
"The sickly stripling quelled.
44 A mattock from its pit I took,
44 Dug deep for the Elden Tree,
44 And 1 tempted the youth therein to look,
44 Some curious sight to see.
44 Tho woodmen to their meal were gone,
44 And ere they returned again,
44 1 had planted that tree with my strength
44 O'er the body of the slain.
44 Ah ! gladly smiled my father then
44 And seldom he smiled on me,
" When he heard that my skill, like the bkill
44 Had planted the Elden Tree.
44 But where was his eldest son so dear,
44 Who nearest his heart had been ?
44 They sought him far, they sought him near,
44 But the boy no more was seen.
44 And thus his life and lauds he lost,
44 And his father's love beside;
44 The thought that ever rankled most
44 in this heait of secret pride.
44 Ah ! could the partial parent wot
44 The cruel pang he gives,
44 To the child neglected and forgot,
44 Who under his cold eye lives !
44 His elder rights did my envy moe,
44 These lauds and their princely hull;
44 But it. was our father's purliul love,
44 1 envied him most of all."
i- ' A i i
HEESTaY PiLTY & Co.,
Have for Sale on the most reasona
ble terms, for c:tsl, approved credit,
or barter, a ?rreat variety of merchan
Silk, Cambrics, Ginghams,
Drillings, Tickings, Osnabiirgbs,
Merino, Clieneille, Thibet ami Cot
ton Shawls, Silk, Merino, and Cot
ton Handkfs Tuscan Uonnets Silk,
Satin, Velvet and Gauze Bonnet ami
Uelt Ribbons White and Green Veils
Wound Wire, Rattans, Bonnet
Wreaths nnd Flowers, Tabs, Gold
and Silver Wheat Luce and Muslin
Wro't Capes and Pelerines Scarfs
Ladies Cravats, French Net Blond
Lace Insertion Open work nnd
Common Ladies Hose Elastics
Picnic and Cotton Gloves Petticoat
Robes Silk,' Satin and Bombazine
Neck Stocks Hooks and Eyes, Nee
dles Pins Emery Cushions - Spool
Cotton Buttons Thread Rcady
madc Clothing;, Suspenders.
Axes Hatchets Hand, Back nnd
Key-Hole Saws Files Rasps
Knives nnd Forks Sheath, Pocket,
Pen and Dirk Knives Scissors
Butts and Screws Door, Chest Mor
tice and Pad Locks Bolts Sad Iron
Jnpan'd Lamps Plated, German
Silver. Brittania nnd Iron Tea and
Tabic Spoons Jewsharps Brass
nails Cut Tacks Percussion Cans
Stirrups and Bits Rat Traps Gun
Flints Stew Pans, Shot Spikes.
Extract Sarsatmrilla Extract Bu-
che Epsom Salts Calcined Mag
nesia Opodeldoc Oil Spruce Es
sences Cephalic and Maccaboy Snuif
Stoughton s Elixir.
Flour Uccf, Ship JJrcad Cod
Fish Mackerel Tea Sugar Cali
fornia Beans Pickles Salad Oil
Vinegar Arrow Root Corn Pota
1 Pr. Splendid Hair Cloth Sofas
J Side Boards 1 Bureau 1 Double
Wash Stand 2 Single Wash Stands
1 Card Table U Doz. Wood Seat
1 Elegant Wnrron and Harness
GOO Sheets Sheathing Copper 2 !.
Am. Boards 8 !. Am. Shingles
3 V. Birch Boards and Joists )2
Briskets Champaignc 10 Cases Boots
and Shoes 20 Doz. Lemon Syrup
20 Doz. Stouirhton's Elixir G Caboo
ses Paint Oil Chrome Lamp
Black Paint Brushes Indelible Ink
Writing" Ink Sherry Wine Riding
AVhips Bass Viol, Violin and Guitar
Stiiiiirs Silver Watches Gold Breast
Pins Harmonicons Signal llorns
Uinbrcllas Men's and Bov's Blk. and
Drab Hats 1 Set Heavy heaving
tlown I Bocks Hairs Twine Brooms
Rope California Soap Letter and
Bill Paper Blank Books Tobacco
Just published, and for sale, hv II.
P. & Co the New Mexican Tariff
and Port Regulations.
Cash paid, as above, for Bills of Ex
change on the United States, Eng
land, France or Russia.
Honolulu, May k28, 110. tf
E. 4c II. GRIMES,
Have on hand and for sale on reason
able terms, an assortment of English,
American, and China Goods, among which
mav he found the following," viz.
Brown, Bine, White, Cotton and Lin
en Drills. Cotton Hdkfs. Black, Blue,
and White Linen and Cotton Thread.
Bleached and unbleached American Cot
tons, different widths and qualities. A
merican, English and French Prints.
Men's and Women's Cotton Hosiery.
India Rubber, Satin, and Cotton Suspend
ers. Marking Ink, Belt. Ribands, Bed
ticking, Sailor Stripes, Black Hats, Men's
and Women' Shoes, Brooms, and Calf
skin Boots and Pumps. White Shirts,
with linen and grass cloth bosoms. Pet
ticoat Robes, Ready made Clothing, Cot
ton, Nankin, tVe., Tassels, Bonnets,
I lair Brushes, Tortoise Shell I )ress Combs.
Wick Yarn, Scotch Plaids, French Mus
Light Blue Cottons. Souchong, Hy
son, and i'ouchong Teas, Sewing Silk,
Blue and Yellow Nankins, White Grass
Cloth, Colored and Black Silk lldkfs,
Grass Cloth Clothing, Muid'm.
Shovels, Spades, Knives and Forks,
Jack Knives, Scissors, Pins, Needles,
Gimblets, Padlocks, Butcher Knives, Hat
Pins, Spring Balances, Iron and Brass
Stives, Iron Coll'ee Mills,- Percussion
Caps, Braces and Bitts, Sad Irons, Back
Saws, Nails, assorted, Steelyards, Sheet
Iron, Fry" Pans, Sauce Bans, Wrought and
Cast Iron Tea Kettles, Bake Pans, Tea
Trays, Jew's Harps, Razors, Hatchets,
Wood Axes, Spoke Shaves, Adzes, Door
Locks, Latches, Chest Locks, Sail Nee
dles, Fish Hooks, Flints. Lookiinr Gin.
es, Pistols, Fowling Pieces, 1 Riile, Iron
liivets, iJrass Nails. Rim Locks. Hrrmv
and Pod Augurs, Gunter's Scales, Pow
der, bhot, Gun Locks, Globe Lanterns,
Coll'ee Roasteis; Tin Pots, Tin 1,
Harness Buckles, assorted, Curryrnnjs
Rat Traps, Tin Soup lureens, Files
Memorandum Books, Cargo j
Letter Paper, Ruled and plain Cap paJ J
Quills, Wafers, Blue, Black and Red I,, "
Steel Pens, Shipping Papers, and I
L U M n F. II .
Cedar Logs, Cedar Boards, Ainerfo '
Pine Shingles, Koa Boards, l'lank a,
Shingles, N. W. Rafters, and Auteriei -i
HUNDK I KS.
Olive Oil, Olives, -Mustard, Spani:
Manila and Macao Cigars, Ground
Snufl, lobacco, Stoughton s I Jixir, L(;;.
on Svrup, Nutmegs, Allspice, Black IV
per, Box Raisins, Essence of Spruce a;'
Peppermint, Cinnamon, Ground
Hour, California Beef, Beans and .
Cut Tumblers, Macaroni, Vermicilla. C
ifornia, American and English Soap, J,
eifer Matches, Capers, Ale, Old Port a;
Sherry, Cordage, Pails, Buckets, IV
and i me Combs, China Pipes, Beads. Fi,
Lozenges, Molasses, Stone Jars. Yinli:
Fine Heavy Blankets, Ship's Wiwlfe
Jewelry, 1 hemp Cable, Pitch, Rosin, ;
row Root, Cutlasses, Soup Ladles. I'r
tannia Tea and Table Spoons, Ml
Green and Red Flannel, Red and I!
Twilled Wool Shirts, Mat Bags, IWi
Walking Canes, Axe Handles, Lavcm
Water, Shaving Brushes, Handsel
Hour and Second Glasses, Jib lb,
1 China Bureau, y Cham Cables. 2 .!
chors, Filberts, Almonds, Prunes, b
Wine, Mace, Rice, Fancy Chairs, liar
Bottoms, Capers, Steel Hoes, Amcri'
Pork, Shoe Blacking, English Duck. IV
ing Lines, Sewing 1 wine, Nutmeg d
ters, spirits .turpentine, Black fa
Cayenne Pepper, Razor Straps, IV: Id
Cases, Pea Jackets, Ground Verdi:! :J
Tndum Lrd Phi rot Winn Cant s"
Punches, 1 Cook Stove.
. Pitman & Son, i '
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz
Lnlish nnd American Prints. Gin"
Printed Muslins. White, Brown audi
Cotton Drill. White and Brown L
Drill. Blenched and Unbleached Col!
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swis
Ihi. Lace Kdirinus. Insertinirs. h
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. White
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet am!
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture 0
llaniilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreath
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's IIh
Gloves. Sutiu Neck Stocks. NnnU
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Ck-th. 1
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Pins. Spoi'l '
. i ii .ii . i r
inn. j menu, miuous. Mispcntici s. ii . s
Made Clothing. Wickyaru, S.c., Uc.
IMolnssos. Sugar. Lump Oil.
Flour. . JMeul. Dried Apples, li"
Citron. 1 'runes. Tamarinds. I'i
Vinegar. Nutmeirs. Mace. Allsiic A
minion. Cloves. Ginger, frige. J1!'
.Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. I'
Snuff. Son p. Vallnd Oil. Ohvi s. 1'
on Svrup. Poitcr. Pule Ale. Moling
Klixer. WiiK s, ke.
Boots and Shoes. Writing Ink- ?
Blacking. Arrow Root. FpK'"1
Bench Planes. Biace and Bills. '
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce ninlTn ,
Iron Suunres. Screws. Nnils. Ad
dles. Axes. Adzes. 1 lutc-bcts
Paper. Blank Books. Ojiills. '
Generally 011 hand a good aesoitim
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, jjec. o, III 1U.
Terms or the POLYNKMA j
Subckiition. Kijdit Dolliiip cri'iiiin'js
lu iii iuliiiuf; liiilf jcar, I'm; J)lla 11 '.
Tlut- lNilIaif-; tiiil ".mhiIi. .
AnvEHTimsii. 2, 15 for lln iiiMrti"11 i
Hjiiiiie; loily cutis tor curb -tml iiiif n "'!'LI
Imif oiul lews than u Hjunre, fel, 75 for t.rcf l
lioim, nuil yo n-iitft tor ciitli nfitr 'lK'r,o'.t '
pqinue,!irl, 25 lor firnt three inwtitioiif, alio
cio li Hiit c Tiinti inwi tin. ,
'JVrihP of fin ly ad tit is-ing inailo .i:n ;
caliou to Uiu editor.