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annexed, the populous town of Blackburn, has a Society, whose much respected Leader is Mr. John Sager; and at Ramsbottom there is a numerous society who are indebted for their public ministrations to Mr. Jesse Holden, who is universally respected. The Rev. Thomas Pilkington, resides at Haslingden, in the eastern part of the county ; in addition to his valuable services in the ministry, his pen has been employed successfully in defence of the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem. The Ordained Ministers we trust will be employed to administer the Sacrament, “ that all things may be done decently and in order ;" the externals of the church will be preserved by this means, and all who wish well to the New Jerusalem, will rejoice that suitable instruments have been found to perform this good work. The labours of the Missionaries extend over a part of the county which contains more than EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND SOULS! Excepting the Metropolis, no part of the kingdom has so great a population within so limited a space. It is, we presume, scarcely necessary to say that the labours of the venerable Translator of the Arcana Cælestia, have mainly contributed to the establishment of the New Church in Lancashire as well as elsewhere; but there is not, to our knowledge, another Minister in the Established Church, in this county, who is a recipient of the new doctrines. If manners mild and unassuming, conduct universally respected, talent duly acknowledged, benevolence and piety in union with innocence and integrity manifested more than half a century, could induce the clergy in this county to examine the principles of the New Jerusalem, then we are persuaded the venerable Translator of the writings of Swedenborg would not be the only minister in the Establishment, in this county, promulgating the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem. The two PRINTING SOCIETIES, that in Manchester established in 1782, and the other in London in 1810, for the express purpose of giving publicity to the truths of the New Dispensation, have been most eminently useful; and the Manchester Missionary Institution will

, we trust, second the efforts of these parent societies, by making known through the instrumentality of preachers, to all who have ears to hear, that the New Jerusalem is now " descending from God out of heaven.” Public preaching is not the least powerful way of making known the heavenly doctrines, and the success which has attended the exertions of our friends in Lancashire alone, is a powerful argument in its favour, the emphatic questions of the Apostle Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans, chap x. 14, may be quoted in its support, “How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they learn without a preacher ? and how shall they preach, except they be sent ?” As it is highly requisite that every preacher should be furnished with a complete set of the WRITINGS, we beg leave to suggest, that copies might be put into the hands of the Missionaries, for their use while they were employed as Missionaries, and when they ceased to act in that capacity, they might be placed in the hands of those who succeed them. We are decidedly of opinion that every preacher should have them in his own possession.

Although there are twenty preachers in immediate connection with the institution, there would be employment, we understand, for as many more, could they be found, there being many towns in the county, where recipients of the new doctrines reside, who, at present, cannot enjoy the benefit of public preaching. Meetings among the members of the New Church in Manchester have been held from time to time for the purpose of promoting mutual edification in discussing the nature and tendency of the New Church doctrines ; there is one, we understand, held on Wednesday even. ings, in the school-room belonging to the New Jerusalem Temple, Bolton Street, Salford, of which the Rev. David Howarth is chairman, which is attended by several intelligent Missionary preach. ers; the speakers are said to be numerous and well informed, clear in the views they offer, and give fair promise of general usefulness. Meetings of this kind, well conducted, cannot fail to be extensively useful, because they are of immediate benefit to those who are entering into the church, and at the same time the speakers become qualified for public speaking : they may be considered as seminaries for the supply of Missionaries. We shall be glad to hear that meetings of this kind increase in number,



16 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 M.A.Manchester 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 I Rev. Rd. Jones. M.A.Salford. 3 2 3 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 Rev. David Howarid.

2 Rev John Pownal, M.A.Bolton 2 4 2 16 9 8 12 17 7 15

2 4 Rev. D. G. Goyder A.Worsley 12 9 5

13 16 5 8 Mr. Richard Gill. M.ALeigh

19 11 19 17 19 157 Mr. Thomas Gee. A.E.Heywood 16 5 13 5 12 10 M.A.Radcliffe. 13 8 2 3 10 13 2 12 16 13 8 10 10 Mr. John Barlow. A.E.Middleton. 5 3 5 13 8 5 5 7 5 5 5 5 16 12 Mr. David Taylor.

11 Mr. Ra. Harrison. A.E.Stockport 6 6 13 6 6 16 6 6 6 6 16 6 13 Mr. Thomas Wilson. M.A.W.Houghtn15 16 15 2 16 7 M.A.Ringly. 16 11 7 8 16 12 7 11 10 7 2 7 8 16 Mr. James Jones. M.A.Tildsley 14

17 Mr. R. G. Sheldon. 14

14 17 M.A.Accrington 18 8 18 20 18 7 18 20 18 8 18 2 18 19 Auxiliaries. M.A.Wigan

17 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 4 15 15 420. M.A.Liverpool 4 17 17 17 2 17 17 4 3 17 17 4 9

M. in the Morning A, in the Afternoon, E, in the Evening. Explanation.-Adjoined to each preacher's name is the number by which his appointments are shown. No. 12, Mr. David Taylor, under the date of May 28, No. 12 will be found in the line marked Bolton, which place he will visit on that day.

New JERUSALEM CHURCH FREE SCHOOL. A Public Examination of the children instructed in this institution, took place on Sunday afternoon, April 9th. at Hanover Street Chapel, Long Acre. About 170 of the children were present. They were examined as to the progress they had made in reading, writing, and the other branches of education: but more especially as to their knowledge of the heavenly doctrines of the New Jeru

5 Mr, Rd. Boardman.



8 Mr. 'I hos. Ogden. 9 Mr. Wm. Cordin.


14 Mr. James Lee. 7 15 Mr. Edward Lowe.




salem. The various questions relative to doctrinal subjects which

put ination, and the prompt and correct answers which were returned by the young scholars, were sufficient to show to the congregation assembled, that the boys were pretty well acquainted with the leading and general doctrines of the church.

MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE. On Easter Sunday, March 26, Mr. Sheldon of Liverpool, preached in the morning to the recipients of the New Church doctrines at Upholland; and on the same day, in the afternoon and evening to the members and friends at Wigan. On the Monday evening he preached at Leigh, from Matt. xi. 29. The meeting was thronged, and an impression of a favourable kind appeared to be made on the minds of some strangers present. On the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings following, Mr. S. preached at Stockport, on the following interesting subjects, viz. - On the Holy Word and its internal sense ;-On the true nature of heaven and its joys ;--and, On the Lord's Prayer. The place was well filled each time, and there is reason to hope that this humble effort to proclaim thc truth will not be in vain.

LEEDS, YORKSHIRE. It gives us much pleasure to be able to inform our readers that the Society of the New Church in this populous town, are now engaged in building a new place of public worship, and it is expected that the same will be ready to open about the time of the meeting of the General Conference in August next. We are rejoiced to learn that the church in this town is in a happy and pros:

EMANUEL SWEDENBORG. AMONG the various testimonies to the talents and industry of E. S., the following is extracted from the second edition of a work on the Elements of the Art of Assaying Metals, published in London, 1764, written originally in Latin, by J. A. Cramer, M. D. and translated into English by Cromwell Mortimer, M. D. Secretary to the Royal Society. In a list of works recommended to the reader's notice by Dr. Mortimer, page 13, is the following “For the sake of such as understand Latin, we must not pass by that magnificent and laborious work of Emanuel Swedenborgius, entitled, Principia Rerum Naturalium, &c. Dresdæ and Lipsæ, 1734, in 3 tomes, in folio ; in the second and third tomes of which he hath given the best accounts, not only of the methods and newest improvements in metallic works in all places beyond the seas, but also of those in England, and our colonies in America, with draughts of the furnaces and instruments employed. It is to be wished we had extracts of this work in English."

SUBJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION. Matt. v. 25. Query:-Who is the adversary here spoken of?

Luke xvi. 9. What is the unrighteous Mammon, with which we are to make friends?

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Genesis i. 1. Swedenborg in his Apoc. Expl. n. 294, translates this verse thus : In principio creavit JEHOVAH Cælum et Terrama:” In the Arcana Calestia, n. 16, it is thus rendered : In principio créavit Deus Cælum et Terram.” Which is the correct translation, creayit Jehovah, or, creavit Deus ?

MEETINGS IN MAY, 1826. THE Annual Meeting of the Societies of the New Church will be held in the New Jerusalem Church, Radcliffe, Lancashire, on Friday the 19th. On this occasion the 60th chapter of Isaiah's Prophecy will be read and considered. President the Rev. David Howarth. The Chair to be taken precisely at Eleven O'Clock.

The Annual Meeting of the London Missionary and Tract Society, will be held on Monday Evening, the 22ndat half past Six: at Friar Street Chapel, Doctor's Commons, London:

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EXPEDITION OF DISCOVERY: down at ease ; thus suspended from The French Minister of Marine has a tooth, they contidue the whole Tequested the committee of the French night perfectly secure, and out of the Academy appointed to draw up'à reach of such' animals as hunt them statement of the various subjects to for prey. which, in their opinion, the attention THE ROMPO, OR MAN EATER. of the expedition, under Captain This animal' is found in the inteDurville, which has for some time. rior of India and Africa, and its name been in preparation at Toulon, should arises from the manner of procuring be directed-to hasten the completion its food, which it does by grubbing of their labonrs, as the vessels are. up human bodies from their graves. nearly equipped.

Its body is about three feet iö length, EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES, and slender, with a long tail, tufted The Emperor of Austria has pur- at the end ; 'its head and mouth are chased the extensive collection of like a jackallès, its ears' like a man's, Egyptian antiquities, which have been and feet like a bear's." landed at Leghorn. It consists op! papyri, a grand sarcophagus,

LITERARY NQVELTIES. tions, frescoes, &c., and is worthy of An Essay, said to be written by its imperial purshaser, who has, in his. Buonaparte at the ago of twenty, is subject Von Hammer, a scholar as annoynčed by General Gourgaud for well able to investigate these remark- carly publication. The title is, “On able remains of ancient times as any the Truths which it is necessary to man of the present age.

teach Men for their 'Happiness.

ARCHÉOLOGY The babyrouessa, or Indian hog, During his residence at Rome, M. is found

in Senegal and Madagascar, Champollion, jun. edited a catalogue Its legs are longer than those of the of the Egyptian Manuscrips in the hog, its snout shorter, its body moro Vatican. His work was translated slender, its hair resembling wool, into Italian by M. Angelo Mar; and, rather than bristles, and its tail tufted having been printed by order of the very thick and strong, and from under the little monde catalogoarena. thence proceed four enormous tusks, piri Egiziani della Biblioteca Vatiof a very fine ivory, smoother and cana, etc. Roma, coi tipi Vaticani.” whiter than those of the elephant, M. Mai has added some exceedingly but not so hard or serviceable, interesting notes to the text of the

They have a mode of reposing original; and it is greatly to be dethemselves different from most other sired that similar catalogues should animals of the larger kind; which is be drawn up of all the collections of by hitching one of their upper tusks Egyptian manuscripts. They would on the branch of a tree, and then be highly conducive, to t

the advance. suffering their whole body to swingment of Egyptian archæology;


subject wbich occupies a great portion tional Form for the use of Famílies, of the attention of tbe most eminent 6d. Miriam, a Jewish Tale, 10s, 6d. men of learning of the present day. Spurzheim on the Anatomy of the

Brain, 141. Burfield's Sermons, Vol.

III. 12s. Brown's Christian Pastor's Family Prayers; or some of the Manual, 7s. Mortimer's occasional most important doctrines and duties Sermons, 5s. Selwyn's ancient Greof Christianity, thrown into a Devo- cian and Persian Biography, 4s.'


Obituary. Died on the 19th of February last, Mrs. Mary Jones, wife of Mr. Thomas Jones, of Castle Court, and Camden Town, London, in the forty-fourth year of her age. Initiated from childhood into hab its of piety and order under the care of religious parents of a dissenting denomination, those virtues were fixed and exalted by her embracing, while yet very young, on becoming acquainted with Mr. Jones, the doctrines of the New Church; the leading principle of which, -that all religion has relation to life, was peculiarly congenial to her mind and feelings. Her religion was indeed the religion of life, and it exalted to a high degree of excellence her performance of all the duties of life: as a daughter, a wife, a mother, a friend, and a helper of those within her sphere to whom help was needful, her example will be long remembered, and will have made on many an indelible impression,

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BEHOLD the vast source of all light,

Which shines in the heavens above,
Its rays are ineffably bright,

Each beam hath its essence in love.
As love is the essence alone,

There's wisdom in every ray;
United in one, they are known

To form a celestial day.
The glory of Jesus display'd,

Which beams from his Human Divine,
The sun of the heavens is made,

Whence wisdom and love ever shine:
From love does all goodness proceed,

From wisdom is truth's holy source,
In marriage eternal decreed

And never shall known a divorce.
Great Phæbus, who shines ever bright,

Confirms the high subject I sing,
United his heat and his light

The same in the winter as spring,
'Tis nature, to change ever prone,

The one from the other divide,
And light, when descending alone,

She mourns like a widowed bride.

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