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SPEED SPEED YE TEMPERANCE SHIP

In response to:

Jane said

January 16, 2011 at 10:56 am e

Do you by any chance know who wrote the poem Speed Speed the temperance ship? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Thank you for your time

The New temperance melodist: consisting of glees, songs, and pieces

By Stephen Hubbard   

The song set to music is in this collection by Stephen Hubbard set to Music by LENOX.

On further examination, I tend to think it is sung to the  tune of “Lenox” rather than being written by someone called Lenox. I wonder what LENOX was.

It is also found in a Collection by Marsh in 1841 ( see post below).

Neither claims to have written the lyrics or poem as far as I can see.

FROM HUBBARD’S BOOK. 1859.

THE TEMPERANCE SHIP.

Tune, "Lenox."

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tempest’s fury she outbraves,And hosts of death – less drunkards saves.

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Speed, speed the temperance ship I

Ye winds fill every sail,
Behold her on the deep,

Outriding every gale,
The tempest’s fury she outbraves,
And hosts of deathless drunkards saves.

Speed, speed the Temperance ship!

Who joins us in the cry ?
Mothers O cease to weep,

Our ship is passing by,
We wish to take you all on board,
A freight of mercy to the Lord.

Speed, speed the Temperance ship!

For her we’ll ever pray,
‘Tis Israel’s God can keep

In safety, night and day ;
On him we’ll evermore depend
Who is the contrite drunkard’s friend.

Speed, speed the Temperance ship!

Ye young and aged shout, Behold her on the deep!

With all her streamers out, Bound for the true tee-total shore, Where streams of death are drank no more.

HUBBARD – TEMPERANCE MELODIST 1852

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Google Books also have the MARSH 1841 words without music.

Temperance hymn book and minstrel: a collection of hymns, songs and odes

By John Marsh

 

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BASIL E KENDALL IN TOOWOOMBA 1874

Cite: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1296838

BASIL E. KENDALL was committed for trial at the Toowoomba Police Court on Tuesday last, on a charge of forging and attempting to utter an order for the payment of £3 14s. 6d., purporting to be signed by Mr. Thomas Hanmer. Prisoner, who had been employed at Talgai some eighteen months ago, was given into custody in trying to pass the forged order on Mr. Bird, of the Post-office Hotel.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) Monday 23 September 1872

CONDITIONAL PARDON FOR PATRICK

TRANSCRIBED.

WHEREAS, HIS LATE MOST EXCELLENCY MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE THIRD, by a Commission under the GREAT SEAL of GREAT BRITAIN, bearing date the Eighth Day of November in the Thirty First year of His MAJESTY’s Reign, was graciously pleased to Give and Grant full Power and Authority to the Governor( or in case of his death or absence, the Lieutenant-Governor) for the time being of His Majesty’s Territory of the Eastern Coast of New South Wales, and the Islands hereunto adjacent, by an Instrument or Instruments in Writing, under the Seal of the Government of the said Territory, or as he or they respectively should think fit and convenient for His Majesty’s Service, to Remit, either Absolutely or Conditionally, the Whole or any Part of the Term or Time for which Persons convicted of Felony, Misdemeanour, or other offences, amenable to the Laws of Great Britain, should have been , or should thereafter be respectively Conveyed or Transported to New South Wales or the Islands thereunto adjacent.

BY VIRTUE of such Power and Authority so vested as aforesaid, I, Sir George Gipps Knight, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s said Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, taking into consideration the good conduct of Patrick McNally, who arrived in this Colony in the ship, Surry I – Raine – Master,  in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen under Sentence of Transportation for Life  and whose description is on the bakc hereof, Do hereby Conditionally Remit the remainder of the Term or Time which is yet to come and unexpired of the Original Sentence at Chambly C’Martial  on the twenty first Day of October One Thousand eight hundred and twelve.

Provided Always, and on Condition, that the said Patrick McNally,  continue to reside within the Limits of this Government for and during the space of his  Original Sentence or Order of transportation:- Otherwise the said Patrick McNally  shall be subject to all the Pains and Penalties Re-appearing in Great Britain and Ireland ,for and during the term of  his  Original Sentence or Order of Transportation; or, as if this Remission had never been granted.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Territory, at Government House, Sydney in New South Wales, this First  day of July  in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and  forty three.

(Signed) Geo Gipps

By His Excellency’s Command,

(Signed)  E. ? Thompson.  

BRITISH MILITARY – DESERTION and OTHER ODDMENTS

Back to the 1812 War and Canada. From the INTERNET ARCHIVE, some more books and notes including articles referring to DESERTERS in the Military. Patrick McNally was absent from his Regiment from 1810-1812 and his court martial resulted in his transportation to New South Wales. To place him in the context of the times and places, here are some other desertions and their consequences.

Officers of the British forces in Canada during the war of 1812-15 (1908)

Irving, L. Homfray; Canadian Military Institute

PATRICK MCNALLY  was a soldier of the 100 Regiment in Canada at the time of his Court Martial.

REGIMENTS OF CANADA 100

http://www.archive.org/details/officersofbritis00irvi 

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FROM THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY APRIL 13 1812. GLASGOW.

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desertionCaledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, April 13, 1812 Issue 14090desertion

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THE HULL PACKET AND ORIGINAL WEEKLY. 1809 JULY 18

The Hull Packet and Original Weekly Commercial, Literary and General Advertiser (Hull, England), Tuesday, July 18, 1809; Issue 1175.

INTERNET ARCHIVE : FASCINATING BOOKS

http://www.archive.org/stream/australia00vesegoog

AUSTRALIA VESEY

http://www.archive.org/stream/australia00foxfrich

PERCY SPENCE

Australia (1910)

Author: Fox, Frank; Spence, P. F. S.
Publisher: London, Black

SPNCE SWAGGIE

SPENCE OLD FORD ON THE HAWKESBURY

FROM FOX and SPENCE’S BOOK: ILLUSTRATIONS ;

  • THE SWAGGIE AND
  • THE OLD FORD ON THE HAWKESBURY.
http://www.archive.org/stream/australia00lang

LAMBER ROMANC OF EMPIRE

LAMBERT 2

LAMBERT SHIP

http://www.archive.org/details/australiadirecto01londiala

THE AUSTRALIA DIRECTORY 1830

http://www.archive.org/details/irishinaustralia00hogarich

HOGAN IRISH IJN AUSTRALIA

The Irish in Australia (1888)

Author: Hogan, James Francis, b. 1855
Subject: Irish — Australia; Australia — Emigration and immigration
Publisher: Melbourne, G. Robertson
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

Australia and homeward (1888)

Author: Lucas, D. V. (Daniel Vannorman), 1834-1911
Subject: Aboriginal Australians; Birds — Australia; Mammals — Australia; Australia — Description and travel
Publisher: Toronto : W. Briggs ; Montréal : C.W. Coates
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

LUCAS5

Letters from Australia (1869)

Author: Martineau, John, 1834-1910
Subject: Australia — Description and travel
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, and co.
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

NATURALIST IN AUSTRALIA

http://www.archive.org/stream/naturalistinaust00kentrich

SAVILLE KENT1

VOICES FROM AUSTRALIA

http://www.archive.org/stream/voicesfromaustra00daleuoft

HAVILLAND AND DALE

 

Australia; with other poems (1825)

Author: Hervey, Thomas Kibble, 1799-1859
Publisher: London : Hurst, Robinson
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

POEM 1825 AUSTRALUA