Title: The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip
Date: February 5th 1838.
Accession Number: MS13486
Image Number: pp0026-004-0 List | Thumbnails | Image | Zoom | Transcript

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Poetry
If thou woulds't Stoop to wake a String
Which nought but grief can play;
If thou woulds't Plume thy Cyren wing
To lure but not bewray;
If thou shoulds't bruise a bended reed
Or break a yielding heart;
I will not blame the causeless deed
That wings so keen a dart:
I may have been a willing Slave
To loves bewildering Sway
My fate was cast upon a wave
I never Sought to Stay
I may have bow'd my haughty will
To passions fondest Toy
And ever deemed the faithful Still
Aye and loved thee, like a boy
I dream't an Angel heart was mine
Its passions and its fears
I thought that Angel heart was thine
And blessed it with my tears;
To love is to endure - but pride
Once scorned will plead no more
Even so the Heart which slight hath tried
Spurns love for evermore. -
For freight or Passage
The Strong built cutter Rebacca
is now laid on as a regular Trader be
tween this Port & Launceston and is
one of the fastest Sailing crafts in
this Trade will prove to Shippers of
goods or to Passengers the most eligi
ble conveyance between Melbourne
an Launceston For particulars
24 Jany 38 (Apply to Captn Bell
An Itinerant Dealer in Cattle
and Sheep having disposed of his
Scabby Sheep and Cattle at Mel
bourne returned to Sydney lately
(as we are informed) and has
taken great pains to Slander
this rising community - yet strange
to say he has returned to the People
he has so vilified this if well
Known at Sydney would quite
refute his Calumnies. -
Shipping intelligence
Arrivals
Febr 1 Tamar Schooner - Bowden
707 - Sheep and one horse
landed all safe from George Town
Same day - Mary cutter - Robson -
Goods from Launceston
The Blossom Schooner -
with Sundries from Hobarton
2nd Yarra Yarra Schooner (Lancey)
with Sundries from Hobarton
Jemima Cutter with Sundries
from Launceston
The Rebecca. Bell. with
Shells from Geelong
Sunday night or early monday morn
ing 5 Prisoners of the Crown ab
sconded from their respective Masters
taking with them a large Boat
belonging to J. P. Fawkner
and a Mariners Compass -

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