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THE POL Y N E S I A N .
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LiTKiiAitv Statistics. In the library of
Mr Borers, the poit, r.t lii.i hot. so in St.
James's 1'iaco, London, h the original agree
ment between iMiitun and his publisher,
Samuel Syiuons, in HUG, for the copyright
of " Paradise Lost." It is written on one
page of foolscap, signed by the contracting
parties, and witnessed by 41 John Fisher,"
and 4 Benjamin Greene, servant to Ml Mil
ton." The autograph of the great poet, not
withstanding his biindncss, U remarkable
regular and distinct. This interesting relic,
we need hardly say, U carefully preserved
by its distinguished owner: it is framed and
glazed, and occupies a prominent, place on
the walls of the; cla -i-ical and hospitable man
sion oi the i'oet ol .iitiiory-. .Mr lingers
we believe, gave, .seventy guineas lor this
relic! For the poem itself Alilton received
ten pounds, live b"ing paid in advance, and
the other live at the expiration of two years,
when 1:30.) copies hi.. I been sold. For each
edition, not exceeding 1500 copies, live
pounds were to be aid; but in seven years
the poet died, and the widow disposed of all
her " right, title, and interest " in the work,
for an additional sum ot seven pounds. Thus
the whole copyright of 44 Paradise Lost "
brought to the author and his family seven
teen pounds, and the bit of paper on which
the agreement was written was sold and ea
gerly purchased lor seventy guineas! Mil
ton was more than lil'iy years of age, blind,
infirm, and solitary, when he began the com
position of his git at epic. At a similar ad
vanced period t-f life, Sir Walter Scott,
struck with misfortune, entered into" an en
gagement to liquidate, by his literary exer
tions, a debt of 1-0,000. Milton' rested
bis long-cherished hopes of la? ting fame upon
the work thus latu begun; Scott staked his
character and reputation upon the fulfilment
of his last engagement. Both entered with
characteristic ardor upon their tasks, and,
amid the pressure of increasing age and in
firmity, never lost sight of their anticipated
reward. In seven years, Milton bad com
pleted his divine poem, and held in his hand
his passport to immortality. In seven years,
Scott had paid all but one-sixth of his enor
mous load of debt. The piie was within
view; independence seemed almost in his
grasp; but he had overtasked his strength,
and disease, soon to be followed by death,
came like an armed man, and closed the su
perhuman struggle. When will the annals
of literature record agauitwo such instances
of heroic determination, under such adverse
circumstances, united to the highest creative
genius, and crowned with such marvellous
results ? Inverness Courier.
AA cy iisemcwts.
Now Ii?vvei fvom sV CiAou-
cestev, vu Vov sacj
LAED & CC.
20 bales Domestics.
10 cases do.
59 44 Blue Cottons.
I " Beaeileens.
1 44 Moleskin.
I 44 Plaids.
1 44 Silk Umbrellas.
10 44 Cotton do.
31 44 Prints.
4 44 Printed Pongee Ildk'a.
11 cases Cotton Hdkls.
9 44 Kiheis.
55 44 Blue Nankin.
8 44 Assorted Dry Goods.
9 44 Drab Hats.
3 44 Thread.
51 packages Hard Ware.
50 Kegs i'ails.
4 Casks Soap Stone Furnaces.
1 44 fiad Irons.
120 do.. Cast Steel Wood Axes.
2 rolls Sheet Lead,
f Cotton (Jinn.
3 cases Brushes.
10 44 Boots and shoes.
22 Bars and Bundles assorted Iron.
5 doz Shovels.
tiO bundles Hoop plates.
I cask Cart Boxes.
8 bundles Spike and Nail Rods.
5 boxes Tin plates.
20 bolts Canvass.
30 pieces light Ravens Duck.
69 coils Cordage.
20 doz. Carolina Hoes.
3 cases Looking Glasses
J 44 Assorted Fancy articles.
'2 44 Books, late publications.
100 barrels I'iLt Bread.
22 bhds. Navy d,.
2.) barrels Fresh l luur, (extra)
525 boxes Soap.
1 cask Glue.
50 boxes Window Glass.
t2o' packages Crockery Ware.
15 44 Glass do.
2i barrels Tar and Pitch.
5 casks assorted Paints.
0.3 kegs English White Lead.
40 do. Black Paint.
100 boxes Spanish Cigars.
5 kegs Superior Tobacco.
(i tubs Spices.
5 casks I lice.
1 hhd. Cellee.
5 bask ts Olive Oil.
1 bale Corks.
10 boxes Raisins, in prime order.
10 kegs Fancy Biscuit.
I case Macaroni.
1 44 Tapioca.
o doz. Chairs.
3 cases Stationery.
4 bhds. Tin Ware.
U 44 Hollow Ware.
13U Reams Wrapping Paper.
"20 44 Writing do.
Honolulu, May 22, 1341.
from Boston, and for sale ly
J. J. JAItVES.
3 Bales Brown Shirtings, 4-4.
4 44 Methueu Shirting Stripes, 4-4.
J pieces 44 Duck.
1 Case Ladies' Shoes.
2 Study Lamps.
1 Box Fancy Ribbons. '
May vlv. tf.
By the Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale by
L &. II. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. ' tf.
Have on hand and for sale at low prices
the following articles, viz:
23 Cases 4-4 blue Cottons of the best
dye and fabric.
4-4 Chickopee Cottons, bleach
Bleached Cotton Drill
30 Bolts Am. Cotton Duck
2 Cases Merrimack blue Prints
20 Bales 4-4 Blown Cottons
1 3-1 do. do,
3 " do. Drill
I 44 Scarlet Flannel
1 44 Russia Sheeting
4 Bolts Brusgins Canvass
20 44 Ravens Duck
5 Cases Prints, assorted colors
10 Boxes Muscat Wine
i 100 Demijons, 5 galls.
I 83 pair Venitian Window Blinds
I DO Window Frames, sashes, &c.
' CO Kegs White Lead
! 100 Molasses Shooks
75 Bales Am. Leaf Tobacco
5 44 Bright Varnish
1 Box Rille Powder in cannisters
CO Kegs Powder
2 J doz. Swaim's Panacea
5 Bbls. Linseed Oil
20 doz. Olive Oil
40 44 . tin boxes Seidlitz Powders
2 Bbls. Spirits Turpentine
I Case Friction Matches
300 Boxes Am. Soap
10 Boxes Pipes
20 Sides Sole Leather
4) " Pntnnt
25 Ox Bows -23 doz. Axe Handles
Sheathing Copper viz.
1 Case 2G oz. 60 sheets
1 44 2 1 oz. DO "
22 oz. 100 "
20 oz. 100 "
18 oz. 100 "
10 oz. 100 "
tt.Krcrs Sheathing Nails
30 Coils Manila Rope, assorted sizes
50 Indian barrels White and Sicily Ma
36 Qr. Casks Pale Sherry
8 Indian bbls. Burgundy Port.
Julv 10, 18-10. tf.
S "J it g- t A I
Have for sale, at their plantation, at Wai
luku, East side of Maui, a quantity of supe
rior WHITE SUGAR, not inferior to the
best imported Loaf Sugar. Also, WHITE
SVIIUP, a superior article for family use.
For the information of Merchants and oth
ers trading to these Islands, they would state,
that they are enlarging their business, bav
ins now 150 acres of Sugar Cane under cul
tivation, and in the course of the next sea
son will have 250 acres. By the 1st of De
cember next, they will have a largo lot of
BROWN SUGAR for sale, on as reasonable
terms as can be offered by any other firm.
May t2i)tli, I a II. tf.
22a Ls222iiSr & SCSTa
Have for Sale, which they offer on
reasonable terms :
20 Doz. Port Wine
25 44 Sherry do.
10 4 S. M. do.
20 44 Claret do.
10 44 Raspberry do.
5 44 Sarsaparilla Syrup
10 44 Lemon Syrup
5 44 Assorted do.
5 u Stoughton's Elixir
25 Boxes Assorted Teas
Also Just received
3 Lady's Splendid Riding Saddles,
50 Patent Leather Head Stalls.
April 24. tf. '
MARSHALL & JOHNSON
Have just received per Ship Gloucester, and
offer for Sale the following
1 1 bales Brown Shettinar:
1G cases Prints, consisting of American,
English and French.
1 case Merrimac Checks.
2 bales Union Ticks.
(J cases Bleached Shcetim.
1 bale Hamilton Stripes.
2 bales Suffolk Drills.
1 case Bleached Drills.
2 bales J Blue Cotton.
E. H. BOAHDMAN,
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Having recently established himself ut
Honolulu, will give his faithful attention
to any business in his profession that may
be committed to him. He will bo con
stantly supplied with
of the best quality, and a choice assort
ment of JEWELRY.
Honolulu, June 12, 1841. tf.
Volume I, of the Polynesian in
neat binding, can be had at the
store of MARSHALL & JOHN
SON. Price $6.
5000 Feet Am. Pine Boards.
1000 44 California Pine Timber,
5003 Cakes California Soap.
2000 Pounds Tahiti Sugar.
4500 Damaged Hides and Pieces.
25 lleams Wrapping Paper.
For Sale bv
IIKNItV PATY &. (()
June IGth, 1841.
Now Landed from Ship Glouccstc
AM) FOR SALE BY
LAM) & CO.
2 cases Colored Cambrics.
1 44 Priiited Jeans.
2 44 Check Ginghams.
1 44 Silk Pociat lldkfs.
1 44 Light Shawls.
1 44 Counterpanes.
1 44 Victoria Dresses.
1 44 lMusquito Netting.
1 44 Black Silk Hdkls.
1 44 Willow Hats.
1 44 Sinnet uud Duck Hats.
1 44 Navy Caps.
I " niiilflrcn's flniw.
5 44 Assorted Fancy Goods, consis
ing in part ol J 'lain and J igurt
Jfusiins: Table Cloths: Iiisl. li
en; Thread Fdgings and Jntrt
ings; Joooinct JLace; l'ic
and Mohair Shawls; Scarfs m
ti loves; Ladies Lmbroidercd4;
and Cotton Hose, etc. etc.
O Acii'trfl rlothiii'r
2 44 Shell and Horn Combs antlnu
merous otner articles.
Honolulu, May 24, 1841. tf.
B. Pitman & Son,
"Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
rr t ' I . n ml A inkllfiin 111 nfo I 1 . 1 1 .. n
tllll-A 4mlill-l II- Ull 1. JII1IS. VJlllHllillll
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and l!lu
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Lim
Drill. Bleached and Unbleached Cottni
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss h
lin. Lace Edgings, insertings. Fan'
Gauze Hdkls. and Scarfs. White Vei
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Bf
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Chin
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths ai
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosier
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeen
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. C
ton Hdkls. Needles. Pins. Spool C
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Uta
Made Clothing. Wickyarn, &c, &x.
Iolasscs. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Td
Flour. JMeal. Dried Apples.' Rnisin
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Pkkl'
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Ci
namon, Cloves. Ginger. Sage. lVp
Mustards Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. I'm
Snuff. Soap. Sallad Oil. Olives. Lo
on Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale. StoughM
Boots and Shoes. Writing Ink.
Blackhig. . Arrow Root. Kpsoni Sal;
Bench Planes. Biacc ami Bitts. Chise!
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry V1
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Haf
dies. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Mritn
Paper. Blank Books. Quills. Corks. K
Generally on hand a good assortment'
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 18 10. tf.
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