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PUKLISIIIiJ) WHilKLY, AT It () N O L U I, IT , OA II 'J, SANDWICH ISLA.XDS.
. J. JAUVKS, KJUor.
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 18-15.
Vol. 1. iVo. 40.
Contimti'U l;cnn p;;c,' 131.
MACK AND (JILL."
Ifnving ascertained the names and con-
Ir.ii.tiK of the parties, the reader becomes
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l,tnr:.lh' induisiiivo into their employ- tlie !('-'u I"' made an unloi tui.ri! sirj
- ' . . . . ' . . , 1 . I . A . - P . .- .1 . I "1
,lf.t and wishes to know whether their . vvmw oi gravuv , as me pnuoso-
ilv'M ...... t i ii ill i i i i
rrunation is worthy of them. Tins land-' P-r would say. tell hoyond ins base, and
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.Tack fell (1-iU'p. oo:;fu.-io:i, whh a quick and circular and
T'nfn-tunHfP Jnl.n ' t ilm i-i!'h.m( ,v!v-, he .1 dio::g mot ion : ad i J to this tin- dut,
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Ik- was nimblv, for aught wo kuow.goieg vlKr" !!:r' nM-"Ml i,au ,ilI(,('(l :'mi ois
up tho IjiU. perhaps at the moment whe:i Vd. with I In? !.!oo:l which inuM have
his toils were to c ase, and he' had tilled !'"v-'m1 Un:u "'1" hoad .n.d wo will w it-
moket. he made an unfortunate step, a caltrop 10 htghly snoe.ung . an.
ihle curiosity i abundantly gratified in
.foe succeeding lines ; for,
Jack and Gill
Went up a hill
To fe tch a pail of water.
he tumbled. The extent of his full, docs
not, however, appear until the next line,
us tho author feared to overwhelm us by
loo immediate a disclosure of his whole
misfortune. Iuoyed bv hope, we sup-
feel an irresistible impidse to run for a
doctor. The pound. loo, charmingly
''echoes to the'senscv'
Jack fell down,
And luoke his crown,
And (ii! came tumMing alter.
The ui- k succession of movements is ii
vri we behold the plan uraduallv un-j pose his alllietion not quit. rem. diless. dieat d by an co.uaily rapid motion ol
!.li:i": a new scene opens to our View, that, his fall is an acc'ulent to which the tim :!jort syllables, and m tin- he t. hue
mI the' description is exceedingly beauti- wayfarers of this hie are daily liable, am! Cill roD v.r.li a -reaier spi urht un.-y. and
ill. .We now discover their object, we anticipate his immediate rise to ivm-;u v:v:ic.ty. l!s::u - -'-n the slnc oi J-is pim.
ivo u ore before left to eonierimeJ his ln!)ors. Put how an? we d eeivetl by Uaviu'.r et;ttiated mi largely o:i its par-
Ve see the two friends, like Pyknics and; die heart-rendm:.' tale, that.
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Jrcstcs, as-isim and 'neerin eacn oin-, jack i.-n ii.r.vi
r in their labors, gaily ascending the hill, j And broke his crown.
:i-er to arrive at the summit, and to fill v,.. .:,.. now romaie but to de-doze the
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,,r,m, .,:,,,.,,. )r,,:11,.r,; ,,, 1r 1;lli;11.,y Jn:,,:J,,, ... rc,
:,-;iiicl.. voir nemo anmm mum um mm,,, .,..:.. nf ,,., , ,,,.,, !,.,.,.,.., ,.-. ,.
;,s,.r,o tho ..cWyof memory.-, 10 Tl,; ,,,ir 11M,;i;; '; ;' ; . ; '; ; .;
,ioh has ln sr. .:. c-omnKn.k'.l l.y MVr,,,,!,-,!,,, ; ,!,,. r,i:!i!, , Ui ' ! ',M'""-" lhl-
v,vor, of inlro.lucn,' .. ,ost ol ,IC ,,, n , in it a!fi(1 , ,,!0 s,rv i ;' .' V; Vf l' ' ' l"; ' 1 ,
1 smhlo, ivlio u...f.t .avo ly of Alfrt.(, .,,. ,,c P;1VS. i, (,, , I,:,,;, . ' ' ' .. I! " -,: 'fV '' .' , ,'; '
lirwi.ir m let us coiudude bv a brief
r..vi'.'W of iis pio-'t pronutient. beauties.
'. 'he subject is !!:e ., cf vf ,r, a siibject.
hi-::, in teres! hir. worthy of a poet : the
i:!cii woo i,D i.oi j'onimn a su. '.vie
i-ded the progress of his heroes by the ' ,ivc,, (llJ..in ,is co,l;c.,l.n(.lst j:i a nuM):..
ilervention oi inc nucsei. uiicu is, as iiit;ijMO,,s t.ol.trv aud as he watch. l i!ie
i.i-nt lone, snupio, uiiu uiimuLhu o i f;ikc. on the lire, midit have been sent to
rogressof the poem, he has considerably ,(!.in,, ..xU,u jlis ;u..)t(, vniint:iior.
nj.roved on the ancient plan. In the j v;iIup?r-rruU,.1i ,as .Ictected the fallacy of
magemeut ot it also, he has shown !SM(.j ;i supposition, though he falls into. an
tiach judgment, by making the influence I , . n.m.iriiin.' that Jack mi-ht
f the nmchinery ami the subject recipro-1 ,..lV(; (arric(l a (;r()Wn or ft haI. crou. in ' J
al; for while the utensil carries on the lis iall(i, which was fractured in the fall. , '
crocS,it is itself carried on by them. It Mv ,L.irn0(, rcai!cr wiU (i()(1i)tc.,s nrrc " ,l
ns been objected, that their employment ne in con;(,(.tm.inir, ,iat, ns ,K; 1 , c ,uH,U
I 1. 1 m 1 1 i win. ii i j n t;uiu'i ivitii f 'i niv
not sufiicientlv dignified for epic poet
; but, in answer to this, it must be rc- j i as l1lt ,art -S or without am
i .i . . .i ; . i" w . . , ' . .
larueu, uiai u was mo opinion n rxn (liSparaur(.,m.nt to the unfortunate suilerer
s, and many other philosophers, that ..t i..(1,, tiH, i1(,.ui,,st. it was re-
'auty should be estimated by utility, and llv ,,is pc.riCra ninm which sustained the
Itirely the purpose of the heroes must ; rf.,;,,. Huviis? seen the fate of Jack,
Ijrivo been benelieial. T.hey ascended the uo aMXious to ;,,ou ,!1C iol tf ,i:5 ..01:1.
Filled inouni.am io (iraw u.uei, ami ,,.,,, ,,
(j'U i'i-y of d'mTesm'i. The poet prudejsi
!v clipped the wins of imag'u.ution, and
repressed the exlravaauce of m tapiior
ica! decoration. .Ml is simple, plain, coc
sistiM.t. 'Piie moral too, that part without
which poetry is useless sound, ha- not es
caped the iew of the jio(;t. Vrhen we
behold two voung men, who but a short
itrod up in all the )i'ide of
; falling down a hill, how
ent the instability of all
And (jiil caino tniiiMiair aftrr.
A PAUTV OF CRUSOttS OX A DLS
In the London newspapers of .l.
tlu;re aj)jeared a most interesting and af
feciin'i' aeeount f t!u; wreck and lor-s of
a s!n;d! Muv.!;s!i trading M-ssel in the In
dian Ocean; with a narrative of the pres
ervation ol the crew on souk.' olis'-ure
drawing water is certainly more eondm
ve to human happiness than drawing
ood as do tho boasted heroes of the Here the distress thickens on us. Una- i.-leis Iving out of the usual track of nav-
hd or rovinr on the ocean, and iuvad- ble rt support the loss of his friend, ho -dgatiou, at the dis'ance of six or seven
M" other men's property, as did the pious followed him, determined to share his dis- i hundred miles south.-east from the Oa)e
leas. Ves ! the went to draw wa'.er. i asler. and resolved, that as they had gone, of (iood Hope'. Tin- account, presentc ti
fiiteresting scene! It -might have been up together, they should not be separated was in substance a follows :
dnwn for the purpose of culinary c.oa-las they enme down. On tho J;l!i of May l-U). the IVmciss
wiuption ; it might have been to quench In tho midst of our alllietions, l"f. us of Wa'es m ick. of ." I ins burden, com
tlie thirst of tin; harmless animals whore- not, however, be. unmindful of the poet's manded by Mr. T. iieekwith. sailed from
1 on them for support; it might, have merit, which on this occasion is conspicu- the 1 hnmes ior lhince Ldwaul s Island
, 1 l ..1 . - -. -...!- -... U it '.'wl.iifl" L. mink! 1 i I: 'll'.t III ill tin. Iiuli' ill ft....:. t,-illi.il'. II' t ii (if-
'C'll tO teed a Stei'lle SOU, aiUl IO UIU no. in; iinnini, . in-- iw n.., i, m, i.ihi.ih 'v.. m;, ,i ii ii ii v 1 1 i m iii-
' drooping plants whic.'i they raised by view the excellent ooservation oi .idam teen men. for tin; purpose ol calming
ir labors. Is not our author more ju- j Smith, that our sympathy arises not from ; seals and other cetaceous animals for the
ious than Apollonius. w.'io chooses for ' a view of the passion, but of the situation , sake of their skins. The oyn-e w ;(s c-
e heroes of his Argonautics a set of ras-
ls undertaking to steal a sheep-skin ?
ml if dignity is to be considered, is not
awing water a circcinstanee highly char-
teristic. of antiquity? l)o wo not find
e amiable Rebecca busy at the well
es not one of the maidens in the Odys-
tjv dehght us by her diligence in the
amo situation and has not a learned
jean proved that it was quite fashionable
3 IVloponnosus ? Let then; bo an cud
such fnf)lous remarks, but tl;e de-
riptivo part is now finished, and the au-
r hastens to the catastrophe. At what
it of the mountain the well was situat-
h what was the reason of the sad inis-
rt"ine, or how the prudence of Jack for-
Ifk linn, wo are not informed; but so,
is ! it happened,
which excites it. So happy, indeed, is erv way prosjauous : the es.-el arrived at
the account of .lack's destruction, that. I its destination, where the seal catching
had a physician been present, and inform-i commenced on the 1st of November, and
ed us of the exact place of the scull which rein lined till the subsequent march, b-'v'l.
received the hurt, whether it was the oe-! Having, as it would appear, exhausted the
cipitis, or which of the ossa bregniatis ( objects of pursuit in this quarter, the es
that was fractured, or what part of the'sel proceeded farther to some desert is
latnbdoidal suture was the point of inju-dands called tho ("ro.etles, situated in 17
rv we could not have a (dearer idea of , degrees south latitude, and 17 degrees east
his misfortune. Of the bucket wo are longitude. This proved a fatal adventure,
told nothing; but as it is probable that it! On tho 1 7th of March, on reaching the
fell with its supporters, we have a scene X'roeties, u party of eight seamen was
of misery, unequalled in the whole com-: des alched in a boat to one of the islands,
pass of tragic description. Imagine to j there to rem lin some time seal-catching,
ourselves Jack rapidly descending, per- while the vessel proceeded to another is
haps rolling over and over down the inoun-; laud to land a party for the same purpose,
tain, the bucket, as the lighter, moving j In the course of the day, afier reaching
along, and pouring forth (if it had been j the second island, a heavy swell began to
tilled) its liquid stream, Gill following in Net in towards ihc shore, and the captain.
in order to gam an oiling, was obliged to
slip the cable, and endeavor to stand out
to sea. Such, however, was the strength
of the current, and the unmanageablenes.-?
of the vessel, that the most serious appre
hensions wen- entertained for its safety.
In this condition the crew continued in
hourly e.poctntion of striking on outlying
reed's until midnight, when, to settle all
doubt on the subject, the unfortunate bark
.'.ruck with tremendous force.
Tho striking' of a vessel, whether on
sandbanks or rocks, particulaily the lat
ter, is ordinarily the signal of destruction.
On tho present occasion, the ctcw in
stantly cxpe etc 'd such a catastrophe, and
proposed to ge f out the boat, and try to
eain the island ; but the captain, who
I. new its desolate condition, and believed
they could only linger out a few days
there in dreadful want, opposed the prop
osition, and he chose- rather to close his
' it!. '!;:;. s by n speedy death as the less
horrible akeruative. The; crew however,
eonsiih m (1 that there was still hope, and,
under the circumstances, assuming the
right of acting for themselves, they got
the boat out over (he gunwale, and threw
into her u few things which they were
able hastily to collect. Still however they
refused to leave their captain to perish,
ami alter some entreaty, they prevailed
upon him to commit himself to the boat
wilh them. The night was dark, rainy
and boisterous, and the sea dashed over
the rocks by which they were surround
ed. Thei found the shore to be much
nearer than they expected, but could not
land, as it was bounded by a perpendic
ular rock. After rowing about for near
ly four hours, they came into a sort of
cove, where they got on shore in safety,
but the boat swamped. How they es
caped' the rocks in that darkness and
jieuvy sea, was afterwards matter of aston
ishment to them. They hauled up tho
boat, turned it over, and got under it.
When the day broke, they perceived
the vessel lying on her beam ends, with a
large hole in her lower planks, which
proved that from tho instant she first
siruck she could not afterwards have lived.
The s'-u wc: washing over her, and it was
evident that, she nuet soon go to pieces.
''hey v. re unable Io launch the boat, to
savnny ihiii'j from ihe wreck. Amongst
the suiielos put in tho boat was a tinder
bos, and with a lew materials which they
picked up on ihe shore they made a lire,
and caught a few birds, which they dress
ed. On the next day they succeeded in
launching the boat, and proceeded in her
to a cove at about live miles distant, which
was ioii i' the vessel. They succeeded
in reaching- her, and getting out the cap
tain's and mate's chests, landing them,
nnd in picking up a number of planks.
The next day they picked up a try-sail,
and some casks of bread, which were
spoilt, but a gale coming on, prevented
them from putting out in the boat to vis
it the wreck, ns it blew furiously. Tho
next day they saw, to their distress, that
nothing was loft of he r but the masts,
which had become entangled by the rig
ging anion g tlx; rocks, and these soon dis
appeared. They then hauled the boat
up, t live, or rather to sleep under her,
and this ,vrs their only shelter for three
weeks, duiin.: vhich time thev subsisted
ehiejly on birds, and on ihe tongues, and