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ness, could serve as a medium of forming Amount already acknowledged 10 18 3 a church upon earth, or of opening the Mr. T. F. Salter, London 0 2 6 spiritual and celestial degrees of the Mr. J. Carter,


0 2 6 mind, for a church does not exist until Mr. Julian, ditto... 0 5 0 these degrees are in some measure opened. Mr. Watson, ditto...

0 5 0 (Respecting the Præadamites, see Spiris Mr. Corden, Derby..... 0 10 0 tual Diary, 3390, 3391 ; see also 2591.) Miss Lufkin, Brightlingsea 0 5 0

Subscriptions, however small, will be IPSWICH SCHOOL.–Subscriptions to- thankfully received by Mr. David George wards the erection of a Sunday school Goyder, 3, Norwich-road, Ipswich, and room, in connection with the New Church will be acknowledged in the pages of this at Ipswich :




Died at Mirfield, Yorkshire, April 23rd, Ever afterwards he considered it as one of 1848, Mr. Joseph Hirst, aged 82 years. his greatest blessings to be acquainted He had been a Wesleyan Methodist above with them, and he became a useful and forty years, but about nine years since he beloved member of the church. His love became acquainted with the doctrines of was sincere and unbounded, which, in the New Church, which he received with addition to many other forms, was fregreat delight, as the means, through the quently manifested in generous hospiLord's mercy, of enabling him to under- tality. He had risen by care, economy, stand the Scriptures in a light much more and industry, to comparatively comfortinstructive and edifying than fornierly. able circumstances, but he never turned He was one of the trustees of the chapel his back upon the class from which he had at Mirfield, and, till infirmities prevented sprung. “ The poor were ever with him," him, he was a very regular attendant at and in him they found a good friend. He the public worship of the Lord. His end was remarkably patient and resigned unwas peace.

J. H. der every trouble. In business he was

just and upright, and had a great aversion At Mirfield, July 4th, 1848, aged 32 to being in debt. But of all his virtues years, Mr. John Hirst. He was seven none was so prominent as his love of years a teacher and superintendent of the peace. He would do anything for peace, Sunday School. He was also treasurer to give way, forego his own opinion where the society. His exemplary life and his principle was not absolutely compromised, active usefulness cause his loss to be and even suffer pecuniary loss. He was greatly felt by the society. But the not, however, a simple good man-he was Lord's will be done!

J. H. intelligently good ; for he had obtained,

particularly in his latter years, a very good Died, at Holbeck, Leeds, on the 29th knowledge of the writings of Swedenborg. of September, Mr. George Oliver, aged 58 It was his custom to read the Word daily, years. Our friend, for some years, had and almost every day his beloved wife and been afflicted with a disease of the heart, himself read a portion of some of the works which, however, was not considered dan- of Swedenborg together. He was known gerous. A few weeks before his death he and respected by a very extensive circle ; caught cold, but soon apparently reco- and was attended to the grave by nearly vered so as to be as well as usual. The all our friends at Leeds. On Sunday evenday before his death, however, he became ing, October 8th, a sermon on his death worse, and at night was seized with diffi- was preached by the Rev. R. Edleston, to culty in breathing, which brought on apo- a large congregation. We pay this humplexy, and terminated fatally. Thus, in ble tribute to his memory, for we feel this sudden manner, was the society at that he was a good man, and loved his Leeds bereaved of one of its most esti- brethren,

R. E. mable members, and one of its most liberal supporters. Mr. Oliver received the Departed this life November 6th, 1848, doctrines in 1818, during the short sojourn in the 33rd year of her age, Mrs. Betsy of the Rev. Mr. Bradley in this town. Unwin, of Bowden, Altrincham, daughter

* See this Periodical for 1810, p. 288. of the late Mr. Jos. Harrison, whose death

is recorded in the number for August last; racterised by a love of use, order, and
she was consequently brought up in the peacefulness, and her end was calm
faith of the New Church, to the sublime resignation to her heavenly Father's will.
and consoling doctrines of which she We have, therefore, the comfortable
always evinced the greatest attachment. assurance that having “made herself
In conversation with one of her sisters, at ready," she has left her duties here to
the funeral of her father, she dwelt with act in a sphere of greater usefulness.
much pleasure on the happy release, and Among those nearest and dearest to her
on the blissful realities of the spiritual in this world of changes and trials, she
world; but doubtless little thought that has left a loving husband to lament his
before the year had rolled round, she too sudden loss, and a young daughter, the
should have to leave this transitory abode, only pledge of their happy union.
and her earthly tabernacle, for one of the

Let us who survive, the kingdom pursue,
“many mansions,” and a house not

Place all our delight in things good and true;

So follow our sister, that we may obtain
made with hands.” Her short life was A mansion in glory, and meet her again.
one of purity and beneficence,- was cha-


I N D E X.

ESSAYS, &c. &c.
Belief, 4:3

Lamartine, M. de, and Swedenborg, 181
“Butter and honey shall he eat, that he Marriage, in the Universe no effect can exist

may know to refuse the evil and choose without a Passive and an Active, &c., 306
the good.”—Isaiah vii. 15, 41

Metaphor and Correspondences. Letters to a
Causes and Uses of Sleep, 298

Friend, 262
Confirmations of the Principia, 18

Mind, on the future growth of the, 148
Conference, or Assembly of the New Church Moral Culture, Materials for, 176, 287, 371,
in Germany, 327, 441

Controversy, the Hampden, 98

Murder, Capital Punishment for, 144
Correspondence and Metaphor, 113

New Church and the means of its Increase,
Davies, the American Clairvoyant, 67

the Progress of the, 1
Disturbed state of the World, a Preparation New Heavens and the New Earth.-Rev.

for a more Full Development of a Truly xxi. 1, 201
Spiritual Church, 321, 383

New Church Liturgies, 270, 255, 306
Educational Training, 421

New Church Truths, Circulation of, 272
Elucidation of a Passage in the Last Judg- New Church Doctrine of Repentance, the
ment respecting Louis XIV., 25

Practical Utility of, 142
Emblems, 401, 451

Orthodoxy, Shiftings of, 5
Evangelical Magazine, the New and Old, 61 Peace-making, on the Blessedness of, 58
Explanation of John xx. 17, 106

Refreshing, Times of, 292
Friend, Letter to a, 10

Remarks on 1 Corinthians xi. 29, 461
Friendship, Genuine, 109

Rock on which the Church is Built, 366
General Baptists, Improvement in the Views Roman Catholic Church, Assumptions of the,
of the, 379

Ghosts and Ghost-Seers, 222, 252

Salvation, Philosophy of the plan of, 21
Golgotha, or Calvary, 185

Scientific Works of Swedenborg, &c., the Re-
Good Works, the necessity of, irreconcileable lation between the, 308

with the Doctrine of Salvation by Faith Self Love, the Origin and Birth of, 161, 311
alone. A Letter addressed to a Clergy- Singleness of Heart, on, 459

Spiritual Beings, by Influx, communicate with
Good to do, and not to combat against Evil, Man, in what manner, 59

is to do Good from One’s Self and not Spiritual or Saving Faith, how acquired and
from the Lord, 329

how it is distinguished from merely
Heavenly Life, Spiritual Aphorisms, 409

Natural Faith, 81
Hints to Parents on the Religious Training of Stone not Hewn, Exod. xx. 25, 121
Children, 44, 129

Spiritual Signification of the Drink offered to
Inquiry respecting the Uses of Apparent our Lord at the Crucifixion, Thoughts
Truths in the Word, reply to, 418

on the, 147

man, 6+

Spiritual World, the real Existence and Na- Trine in the Church, 49
ture of the, 296

Universe, &c., Government of the, 304
Symbols and Correspondences in Nature, and Worldly Mindedness, 88

their perception by the Human Mind, Writings of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in
331, 373

Africa, 91, 134
Swedenborg's Theology and the Massachusetts' Watchfulness, 95
Re 341

World, and the Evil of the World, 137, 281
Swedenborg's Doctrine of the Soul, Psycho- World, on the Cares of the, 168, 213
logical facts illustrating, 463

World, on Nonconformity to the, 241


Divine Law of the Ten Commandments Ex- Reply to the Rev. Dr. Wood's Lecture on

plained, &c., in a series of Sermons, by Swedenborgianism, by George Bush, 150
the Rev. S. Noble, 327, 349

Revealed Nature and Orderly Operations of the
Emanuelis Swedenborgii Economia Regni Divine Omnipotence, &c., by the Rev.

Animalis in Transactiones divisa, quarum E. D. Rendell, 273
hæc Tertia de Fibra, de Tunica Aract. Rising in the World, by T. S. Arthur, 390
noidea, &c, by Jac. Joh. Garth Wilkin- Science of Correspondence Elucidated, and

shown to be the True Key to a right
Letters of a Man of the

World disposed to Interpretation of the Word of God, by
Believe, by J. E. Le Boys des Guays, 389 the Rev. E. Madeley, 428
Literary Gleanings, by an Invalid, 469 Sermons, Doctrinal, Miscellaneous, and Occa-
Little Poems for Little Readers, by William sional, by Thos. O. Prescott, 188
Lloyd, 470

Spiritual Reflections for every day in the
Popery and Infidelity in the Last Times. A Month, with Morning and Evening

Sermon preached before the University Prayers for every day in the Week, by
of Oxford by the Rev. J.Garbett, M.A., 74 the Rev. Thomas Goyder, 155

son, 26


Abstract of the Report of the Exeter Society Donations for the erection of a Sunday School

of the New Christian Church for the Room, in connection with the New
Years 1847-8, 173

Church, at Ipswich, 279, 477
Accrington-Laying the Foundation Stone of Erection of a Sunday School at Ipswich,
the New Jerusalem Church, 234

Answer to Queries at page 399, 475. Improvements in the Views of Unitarians
Annual Meeting of the Manchester Tract respecting another Life, 359
Society, 317

Important Discussion between the Rev. T.
Annual Assembly of the New Chnrch in Goyder and Mr. Ross, 438
Scotland, 356

Inquiry respecting the Uses of Apparent
Anniversary of the New Cburch at Jersey- Truths in the Word, 397

Laying the Foundation Stone of a Temple Intelligence from Germany, 37
to be dedicated to the Worship of Jesus

“ Glasgow, 37
Christ, 434

“ Newcastle-on-Tyne, 77
Anniversary of the New Church Society,

Wivenhoe, 439
Bristol, 473

Ipswich School, 477
Appeal to the Members of the New Church Lecture at Salisbury, by Mr. Prescott, 475

in general, in behalf of the Worsley Lecture on Swedenborg, 73
Society, 114

Lectures at Louth, by the Rev, D. Howarth,
Brightlingsea, 319, 439

Bush, Professor, and the English Edition of Lectures at Malton, Yorkshire, by the Rev,
his Statements, 37

R. Storry, 474
Catalogue of New Books, 198

Life and Character of Swedenborg, 38
Cape of Good Hope, 319

London Printing Society, 35, 437
Conference, Minutes of, 37

Martineau Miss, Eastern Travels, 360
Conference, Forty-first General, 354

Minister's Endowment Fund, 35
Christian Witness, 397

Missionary Intelligence, 357, 398
Conversazioni of the Swedenborg Association, New Publications, 79, 318


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Nsw Church in Australia, 116

Religious State of Gernany, 199
New Churck Public, Notice to the, 159 Resurrection of the Material Body inconsis-
New Tracts, 199

tent with Scripture and Reason, 399
New Church Repository and Monthly Re- Sermons, Volume of, by the Rev, T. 0. Pres-
view, 195

cott, of Cincinnati, 79
New Church in America, Thirtieth General Society for the Diffusion of New Church
Convention of the, 314

Literature, 237,279
New Church, St. Helier, Jersey, 396 Suggestions regarding the New Church
Opening of a New Temple at Glasgow, 313 Tracts, 115
Opening of a New Place of Worship in Sunday School and Youth's Temperance
Paisley, 315

Journal, 37
Prescott's Rev, T. O. visit to Ireland, 274 Swedenborg Association, 37, 78, 359
Prospectus of the New Church Repository Swedenborg's Motto, 399, 475

and Monthly Review, to be edited by Tracts for the Poor, 36
George Bush, A.M., 77

Translation of the Works of Swedenborg, 358
Publication of the Works of Swedenborg in West of England Branch Missionary Society
the French Language, 15?

of the New Church, 399
Queries, 399

Young Men's Weekly Meetings, 158


Birth-Day, to my Wife on her, 394
Convert, Aspirations of a Young, 156
Copernican System, 35
Correspondence, 471
Child, on the Death of a, 353

Harvest, 34
Lady's Album, Lines written in, 312
Man the care of Angels, 472
Sea, on beholding the, in an agilated state, 34
“Thy Will be Done,” 191


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