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T H E P 0 L V NESIAN
J Still, in the sad and serious hours of life,
Turns to the sister, mother, friend, or wile;
Views with a heart of fond and trustful pride
His faithful partner by his calm fireside;
And oft, when barr'd of Fortune's fickle
The Mother who has a Vhild at Sen.
There 's an eye that looks on the swelling
Folding the moon in a funeral shroud,
That watches the stars dying one by one,
Till the whole of heaven's calm light hath
There's an ear that lists to the hissing surge,
As the mourner turns to the anthem dirge,
That eye! that ear! oh, whose can they be,
But a mother's, who hath a child at sea?
There's a cheek that is getting ashy white,
As the token of storm come on with night,
Ther's a form that's fixed at the lattice pane,
To mark how the gloom gathers over the
While the yeasty billows lash the shore
With loftier sweep and hoarser roar',
That cheek! that form! oh, whose can thev
Hut a mother's, who hath a child at sea?
The rushing whistle chills hor blond.
As the. north uind hurries to scourge the
And tae ev .',h;v:r spread-- '. br heart
As the fust red biu..-; ..I" li-'k.ii-rr starl.
That or. an bciN; al! mule ,fr:ipj.-.
With parted lip and ti.hf -cbxprd v:uU.-t
Oh, marvel ri"t rt Ik r ti-ar. .:,!,
Is a mother, ivl cixki u'
She conisiies up the ! ' arlui (-.- no
Of ymvnmg waves, wiiere the ship between,
With striking keel and spliuterM mast,
Is plunging hard and foundering fast,
She sees her hoy with lank drem-!il hair,
Clinging on to the wreck with a cry of des
pair. Oh, the vision is mad'nins:! No irrief can
be 0 0
Like a mother's who hath a child at sea.
She pressed her brow she sinks and kneels
Whilst the blast howls on and the thunder
She breathes not a word, for her passionate
Is too fervent and deep for the lips to bear;
It is poured in the long convulisve sigh,
In the straining glance of an upturned eye,
And a holier ollering cannot be,
Than the mother's prayer for her child at
Oh! I love the winds when they spurn con
trol, For they suit myown bond-hating soul;
I like to hear them sweeping past;
Like the eagle's pinion, free and fast;
But a pang will rise, with sad alloy,
To soften my spirit and sink my joy,
When I think how dismal tlx ir voices must be
To a mother who hath a child at sea.
Black ruin stares him darkly in his face,
Leans his faint head upon her kindly breast,
And owns her power to soothe him into rest
Owns that the gift of Woman's love is worth
To cheer his toils and trials upon earth!
"Sure it is much, this delegated power
To be consoler of Man's heaviest hour!
The guardian angel of a life of care,
Allow'd to stand 'twixt him and his despair!
Such service may be made a holy task;
And more, 'twere vain to hope, and rash to
Therefore, oh! loved, and lovely, be content
And take thy lot, with joy and sorrow blent.
Judge none; yet let thy share of conduct be
As knowing judgment shall be passed on
Here and hereafter; so still undismay'd,
And guarded by thy sweet thoughts' tranquil
Undazled by the changeful days which
Their light across thy path while life was
Thou shalt move sober on expecting less,
Therefore, the more enjoying, happiness.
To my Mother.
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My mother! manhood's anxious brow
And sterner cares have long been mine,
Yet turn I fndly to thee now,
! As when upon thy bosom's -hn;i'
iMv infant .juris w ere bushel to v-f.
wlii' fi ! v,y ye!'" ;nv i"m
By Mrs. .North v.
'And be rrot thou cat down, because thy lot
The glory of thy dream resembleth not.
Not tor herself was Woman create,
Nor yet to be Man's idol, but his mate.
Still from his birth his bradle bed she tends,
The first, the last, the faithfulest of friends;
Still finds her place in sickness or in woe,
Humble to comfort, strong to undergo;
Still in the depth of weeping sorrow tries
To watch his death-bed with her patient
And doubt not thou (although at times de
ceived, Outraged, insulted, slandcr'd, crush 'd, and
Too often made a victim or a toy,
With years of sorrow for an hour of joy;
Too oft forgot 'midst Pleasure's circling
Or only valued for her rosy smiles)
That, in the frank and generous heart of
The place she holds accords with Heaven's
Still, if from wandering sin reclaimed at all,
He sees in her the angel of recall;
I never ea1! that, fien'lt' name,
j Mv mother! but 1 am aain
K'en as a child: the very same
That prattled i;t thy knee: arid fain
i Would I forget, in momentary joy,
That I no more can be thy happy boy,
Thine artless boy, to whom thy smile
Was sunshine,' and thy frown sad night,
(Though rare that frow n, and brief the while
It veiled me from thy loving light.)
For well-conned task, ambition's highest
To win from thy approving lips a kiss.
I've lived through foreign lands to roam,
And gazed on many a classic scene,
But oft the thought of that dear home,
Which once was ours, would intervene,
And bid me close again my languid eye,
To think of thee, and those sweet days gone
That pleasant homo of fruits and flowers,
When, by the Hudson's verdant side,
Mv sisters wove their jasmine bowers;
And he we loved, at eventide
Would hastening come, from distant toil, to
Thine and his children's radiant happiness!
Those scenes arc fled; the rattling car
O'er flint paved streets profanes the spot,
Where o'er the sod we sowed "the Star
Of Bethlehem" and "Forget-me-not."
O, woe to Mammon's desolating rei;n,
We ne'er shall find on earth a home again.
! That 1 the less thy fondness prize;
I No, mother! in the warmest dream
jOt answered passion, through this heart of
lOne chord will vibrate to no name but thine!
Mother! thy name is widow; well
I know no love of mine can fill
The waste place of thy heart, nor dwell
Within one sacred recess, still
Lean on the faithful bosom of thy son,
My parent! thou art more my only one!
The premises in Hon
olulu now owned unci
.. occupied by dipt. John'
Domims. This desirable
property is centrally and pleasantly situa
ted has an entrance from two different
streets a small garden, under good cul
tivation good buildings, etc., and 90
years' unexpired lease of the land. Will
be sold at a low price, and on a long
credit if applied for soon.
For further particulars apply to
PEIItCK & BREWER.
Dec. 23, 1810. tf
$S$9 I 1 linX
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English ami Aun t b an l':ints (iinirhams.
PimUi Ahi-lihs. Whit". liic-vi) .uui p.iur
; Cotton l):i!l. White and J'ivWii Lou n
Diiil. Eiiachid und Unbleached Cottons.
jCambric, plane and E'iguied. Swiss Mus
jliu. l.uee Edgings, lusertings. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. White Veils.
Carnitine. Silk. Satin. Velvet and elt
Kibbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Chints.
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths and
Flowers. Ladies and (gentlemen's Hosiery,
(iiloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeens.
Pongee Colored Hdkfs-. (irass Cloth. Cot
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Fins. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Ruttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. Wickyarn, &.c, &c.
GUOCI.lt I ES.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea.
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Raisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Pickles.
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. . Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper.
Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
Snuff. Soap. Sallad Oil. Olives. Lem
on. Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale. Stoughton's
r.u.ir. nits, etc.
Boots and Shoes. Writing Ink. Shoe
Rlacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salts
Heneh Planes. Rinee and Pitts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Pans.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. Plank Rooks. Quills. Corks, Sec!
Generally on hand a good assortment of
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. , 1810. tf.
I've pored o'er many a yellow page
Of ancient w isdom, and have won,
Perchance, a scholar's name; yet sage
Or poet ne'er have taught thy son
Lessons so pure, so fraught with holy truth,
As those his mother shed o'er his youth.
If e'er, through grace, my God shall own
The oflering of my life and love,
Methinks, when bending close before his
Amid the ransomed hosts above,
Thy name on my rejoicing lips shall be,
And I will bless that grace for heaven and
For thee and heaven: for thou didst tread
The way that leads to that blest land;
My often wayward footsteps led,
By thy kind words and patient hand;
And when I wandered far, thy faithful call
Restored my soul from sin's deceitful thrall.
I have been blest with other ties,
Fond ties and true, yet never dtem
HENRY PATV &, CO., have just
received per Ship Mokka, from New
York, a largo variety of New and Fash
onable Staple and Fancy Goods (selected
expressly for this market, by a Lady long
icmui ut nwi, uuiuii uieii may ue
j Plain, Figured Colored, and Flor
ienee Silk Pink, Statnned nnrl ot hnr
Satins French Crape Black Bomba
zine Figured and Satin-Stripe Shnlly
Paradise Mousline De Laine Plaid
Swiss Muslin uiacK feat in and other
Vcstings, super quality 5-4 Silk Star
Blond 5-4 Silk Black Square Net
Fancy Prints Thibet M. j)e j,.,;,,,,
Silk and Large Net Shawls Silk, Me
rino, Shnlly, Pic-nie, Gauze nnd Lou
sine Scarfs French Muslin, and Lace
Wrought Collars and Capes Ladies
Open Work Lisle Hose Blond Quill
ingBlack Blond Footing-Green Lace
Veils 1-4 Length Kid and White Mo-
hair Gloves Linen Cnthbric Handle
I.ndipA Crnvats Lisle Edo-ino fciw
Neck Ties French Cuffs-Head Band,'
Victoria Robes Bonnet Fronts anj
Crowns Taffeta, Gauze, Satin, Silki
Garniture, Cap, Belt, Plain, Figured.'
and Velvet Ribbons, splendid assort;
ment Stay Tapes and Lncets StJ
Backs Steel Busks Black Silk Frog
Super White Spool Cotton Hem
ining's Needles Scissors, assorted-
Silver Thimbles Strawberry Emerip
1IIIM1U OIIUII VUIU VUilCB i iiucy All
inond. Peach nnd other Soaps BlatC
Silk Braids Piping Cord Linen Floss
(5 dozen Pasteboards White Wax
Children's Red nnd White Worster
Socks Saddle Cloths German Cn
logne-Cap Combs German Silver Ta
hip. Tp.i nnd Salt Snoons nnd Rm
' i - i ""ini
Knives Hair Cloth Seating, 18, 2j
.1 ! 1. i - a i
aim 23 men, viv.
Honolulu, March 1st, 1841.
Dr. R. W. WOOD has removei
his residence to the Dwelling Hovd
in the same enclosure with his Ol'J
Honolulu, Mar. 20, 1841. tf.
UtlVi'. fuv !iftlc,
? ) box1 Souclnng Tea.
JO b;.( s Hyanti Tea.
10 bfixcs Hyson Skin,
lo doz. Hnspberry Wine.
12 " Stoughton's Klixer.
10 ' Lemon Svrup.
00 Ohia Baft .Ms.
5 M. ft. Koa Lumber
2." M. Koa Shingles.
FRESH CORH MEAL
By the Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale by
E. &, IL GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
PEIHCE & BREWER
Honolulu, Island of Oaha,
HAVE Constantly on hand and ft
sale on liberal terms, Merchandise impor
ted from the Unite'd States, Enirlaiit!
Chili, nnd China, and adapted to tliJ
trade of the
They offer to purchase the production
of the Handwieh Islands, and of Califa
nia ; and Bills of Exchange on Enete
France, Russia and the United States.
SLUES ilSJE) Vn,(DW$)
BAKERS FROM" CAffTOJ.
Good people all walk in and buy.
Of Sam tfc Mow, good cake and j)ie
Bread hard or soft, for land or pea,
"Celestial" made;' coine buy of we.
June 15. tf
100 barrels of Salt for sale by
B. PITMAN & SON.
Sept. 19. tf.
Termn of the POLYNESIAN.
SuBBcniPTioN. Eiht Dollars rer annum. r'
hie in iiflvuiu-e; Imlf ynr, l ive Ioliait;
1 lit-; )ollni; single c-oiif, 25 emits .
AnvKHTiNinu. 2, 23 I'or three insertion ;''":
liall and Jen than a Mjuure, fl, 75 for tirs thn'ffi,
lions, hl yd cents lor euch after insertion. '";
"ixBiPir., ior ursi three inertion, unu - l"
lur earyucreodinu innortion. ,
lermnnf yearly advertising made known on pr
cation to the editor.