ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
May 15th, 1810.
Royal, May 12th, 1810. [heading]
Friday Evening next, the 18th Instant, will be Performed
Tragedy of "Douglas"
new and much admired entertainment of
by the Drury-Lance Company
the Lyceum Theatre.
Penelope Snap Oldstile.
Proprietors are extremely sorry that from unavoidable circumstances, the
performance intended for Tuesday next, should be postponed as above, - and beg
leave to assure the Public that no disappointment shall again occur.
Landing, the Cargo of the Brig Carleton, Capt. McIntosh, from Whitehaven,
Lime, Temper Lime,
Sale on moderate terms for immediate Payment by
15th May 1810.
Slaves, - one a complete Carpenter, the other a good Working Negro. both well
disposed, and sold for no fault.
of the Printer.
the above Slaves are not disposed of before the 22d inst. they shall on that
day be Sold at Public Vendue for Six Months Credit.
15th May 1810.
by the Ship Amelia, from London, and for Sale by the Subscriber: -
and Hyson Tea,
[sic] and Shot,
and neatsfoot oil,
oil in jars,
and Hessian boots,
shoes with buckles,
and half dress shoes,
Coats and black silk Waistcoats,
beaver and silk Hats,
and Children's coloured beaver hats,
Doe, Beaver and Woodstock gloves,
gloves and parasols,
and bleached cotton Socks,
Princes rib and India Jean,
silk and coloured silk Handkerchiefs,
cotton Cambric for neck handkerchiefs,
mock Russia sheeting,
Irish linen and cotton shirting,
shirts and blankets,
and sewing twine,
& engraved wine glasses,
pint tumblers and square foot goblets,
& pint wine decanters,
salts with oval feet, cut,
spring tubel cylinder candlesticks with shades,
short Bracket candlesticks,
bottle stands, silver edge,
cruet frames with rich cut glasses,
and post paper,
and lead pencils,
Books, viz: Ledgers, Journals and Waste books different sizes,
knives and forks with carvers,
brushes and blacking,
case Chamber door Locks,
locks and pad locks,
and Cooper's Tools, &c.
15th May 1810.
informs the Public that he has opened a Bake-House at No. 15, Stabroek, where
Bread, Biscuit &c. can be regularly supplied every day, - and he begs leave
to recommend himself to the Public for their custom.
15th May 1810.
15th May 1810.
Crispin of His Majesty's Brig Kite, having informed the undersigned (to
communicate to the Inhabitants of the Colony), that he intends to sail direct
for England on Sunday next, and that he will take charge of Letters. This is
to give Notice - that a Bag will be made up at the Post Office on Sunday
morning the 20th May to go by said conveyance.
Post Master General.
Sandbach & Co. [heading]
received by the Amelia, Cap. [sic] Craig, from London, and for Sale at their
Beef in Tierces.
& Rust, 15th May 1810.
Brandy and Hollands Gin, Tar in Barrels,
Stout Young Negro Men.
to Chorley & Cook.
Town, 15th May 1810.
the undersigned in Mr. Henley's boat, on Tuesday the 8th inst. a Black Leather
Trunk containing Cloaths and Papers, a Pegall with a new Cotton hammock, and a
Deal Board Liquor Case with some Flasks and a Table Silver Spoon, &c. in
it. Should the said articles be picked up at sea or found drifted on shore on
any Plantation, an obligation will be conferred on the Subscriber and a Reward
of Twenty-two Guilders paid on delivering them to Mr. A. D. Guthrie in
Stabroek, or to
Tweedside, Essequebo, 14th May 1810.
Subscriber intending to quit the Colony in two Months requests such as are
Indebted to him to come forward with payment before the expiration of that
time, in default of which he will have recourse to measures disagreeable to
himself as those concerned. All just Demands against him will be discharged on
presentation at the House of Mr. William Allan in Cumingsburg.
15th May 1810.
Young man who understands compounding Medicines, and who can be recommended as
careful and attentive, will hear of a good situation in Town, where he will be
received into the Family and treated with kindness, besides a suitable Salary
given. Enquire of the Printer of this Paper.
15th May 1810.
few Bird-Skins [heading]
excellent Preservation - For Sale.
at the Office of this Paper. May 15th.
to be Rented. [heading]
Larger part of the Store, lately occupied by Mr. Otto as a Dry-Good Sale Store,
facing the Main-street, will be rented, and may be entered upon immediately.
Apply to the Printer.
15th May 1810, [sic - comma]
is hereby given, that in consequence of the Commissary Court having been
postponed to Wednesday the 16th instant, the Execution Sale of T. T. Thomson
q.q. versus E. McSwiney, which should have been on this day, will not take
place until Thursday the 17th instant.
Demerary, 15th May 1810.
Smit, first Marshal.
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
Hamilton, in 14 days, from 30th April.
Payne, in ditto or 6 Weeks, from 2d May.
McBain and family, in 14 days from ditto.
Macrae, in ditto, from ditto.
King in ditto or 5 Weeks, from 3d May.
Bell, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 4th May.
Cornfoot, in ditto, ditto, 4th do.
Johnson, in 14 days, from the 7th May, or with the Ship Nerid [sic].
Chapman, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from 7 May.
McMahon, in 14 days, from 7th May.
Riordan, in 3 Weeks, from 8th May.
Elizabeth Haddon, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 8th May.
Rose in 14 days from the 9th May, or by the Ship Sisters.
Ewing, ditto, do. do.
Falconer in 14 days from the 9th May.
Remy, in ditto, from the 10th do.
Iver, in ditto, from 11th do.
Tinne, senior Clerk. [no citing of Secretary's Office or date]
Imported per Brig Norfolk, from Portsmouth, N. H. and For Sale by the
Subscriber for Immediate Payment: -
Shooks, Red-Oak ditto,
Fish in hogsheads and boxes.
15th 1810. Samuel Mackay.
Subscriber will give the Current Price for Fifty Bales good Clean Cotton, which
are immediately Wanted to complete the loading of the Ship Adventure.
15th 1810. John Staunton.
Haddon respectfully informs the Public that in consequence of the decease of
Mr. Goepel, her engagement at the Theatre, Demerary, has been set aside. The
Proprietors however taking into consideration the consequent inconveniences she
is under, have liberally allowed the Theatre to be opened for her benefit on
Solicits the Patronage of the ladies and Gentlemen of the Colony in their
attendance on that Night.
May 15th 1810.
the Brig Traffic arrived from London, consigned to Robt. Kingston Esq. -
thirty-five days from Portsmouth. She does not bring a single Paper, nor is
the captain in possession of any European News. we understand that she brings
Plantation Stores solely and that she was not put up at Lloyd's.
the Essequebo & Demerary Gazette of the 12th inst. a paragraph appeared
containing a sort of review of two articles inserted in this paper, one on the
28th ult. and the other on the 5th inst. This review, written with much
asperity, little politeness, and less talent, has attracted our attention, and
we deem it essential to bestow a few observation thereon, least [sic] the
author should construe our silence into defeat, and consider that which
remained unanswered as unanswerable.
perhaps will be in the recollection of those who deign to notice our remarks on
the Theatre, that in our paper of the 5th we commented first on the performance
of the "Stranger," and secondly on the Play itself, which Play we
designated a "wretched production of a very indifferent master, foolish in
its plot and false in its morality," superadding that the Characters were
out of nature, and in proof of the assertion adducing that of Baron Steinfort
the vacillating love-maker. All this the writer of the review in a very
vituperative spirit denies and endeavours to disprove, first by assertion, and
secondly by what he appears to consider argument, as thus "We conceive it
(the Stranger) one of the many good things the justly celebrated Author has
favoured the World with; " -(pretty cadence! how fond is the writer of
elision!) "We neither can find in it folly of plot or falsity of moral,
in as much as no permanent reconciliation takes place between the injured
Husband and the penitent Wife, quite the reverse, a separation for ever
ensues." Now admitting this argument to carry conviction to the mind as
far as it goes (which we cannot do), we are immediately struck with an error in
Logic, namely, the Writer states two distinct propositions, totally
unconnected, and from one position he draws a conclusion on both; that is, he
conceives that the Husband and Wife "are separated for ever;" - ergo
there is neither falsity of moral, or folly of plot. We however reject this
apology for an argument, denying the premises and of course demuring to the
conclusion because we cannot find any thing in the copy, or the representation,
justifying the supposition that Walstein and Adelaide are separated for ever,
and we will thank the Writer of the review to lend us a little of his
sharp-sightedness to enable us to discover it, for we cannot possibly do it
without - in the denouement of the piece the Wife and Husband take a farewell
embrace - they are leaving each other - the Children are then introduced - they
produce the intended effect on their parents who embrace them - then returning,
rush into each other's arms and the Curtain drops during the conciliatory
embrace. - It would be worse than idle to waste more time and paper to
establish this position, so fully proved by the piece itself; but even ceding
the point of reconciliation, the snivelling interview with Adelaid would
scandalize morality, and stamp the Stranger the most despicable of Husbands, a
tame cuckold" it is asked - "Is there any thing unnatural in Baron
Steinfort falling in love with a woman (certainly not? we never said there
was.) who, as he is ignorant of who she is, or the crime she has committed,
appears to him a perfect paragon of excellence; or, when he learns that she is
the wife of his bosom friend, and the companion of his youth, suffering that
love to give way to admiration and respect." It is unnecessary to say
much in reply to this - but if love be that all powerful passion which the Poets
and Philosophers of all ages have described, to attempt to root it from the
breast by the force of mere friendship would be to poise a mountain with a
bulrush. If however we would form a correct estimate of the plot and
Characters of this piece, let us first consider that the "Stranger"
is intended as a picture of a familiar life, then let us suppose that somewhere
in our intercourse with society we should meet a set of being acting consonant
with the Characters in this Play, and if on such a supposition any rational
creature did not instantly pronounce such beings to be either blank ideots
[sic] or stark mad, we would give up every pretension to judgment and
hence-forward as long as we live be bound to consider Kotzeue as equal to
was our intention to have replied to the remarks upon our strictness on the
"Honey Moon" before we concluded this article, which will certainly
be the last of the kind we shall ever write, it being our firm resolution to
maintain an inviolalile [sic] silence towards any Person who may hereafter
comment on any opinion we may happen to advance; but as we perceive that the
"Honey Moon" is to be performed on Saturday next, we shall postpone
such reply until after the performance; when it is our intention to enter fully
into the Character and merits of that excellent Comedy. We cannot however
conclude without congratulating our Dramatic opponent on the urbane and
gentlemanly spirit of his remarks and particularly on his elegant and apposite
quotations - at the the [sic] same time we would remind him that though with
about a dozen strokes of the pen we could bestow the epithets of
"fool" or "Mule," on any man, yet it would neither redound
to our honour as Wits, or add to our reputation for good breeding. We acquit
the Editor of any hand in these compliments; and we add for the information of
his Correspondent, that the Writer of the two articles in question has no
ambition to be thought a Wit, and he never had the audacity even to dream that
he had the least claim to the character of a Poet or Critic is all he aspires
to in a literary point of view is to write plain sense in plain English, quite
contented with his humble talents when they enable him to accomplish this
object; there is however one character of which he emulous, and which his
actions and writing shall ever evince, and that is the character of a well-bred
Entered and Cleared since our last.
14 Brig Traffic, Capt. Duncan from London, Provisions.
Norfolk, Vaughn, Portsmouth, Fish & Lumber.
Sloop General Hodgson, Capt. Bowen, Barbados.
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
Edward James Henery.