T. L. D.’s letter to the editor was published in the Sydney Morning Herald of 8 March 1844 with helpful information for newcomers to the colony. Take a feather…….
sal volatile – read smelling salts
yclept – Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable comes to the rescue again:
An old English word meaning called, named, styled. It is now only used in a sort of arch facetiousness that Fowler calls “Worn-out Humour”.