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“ Inasmuch as men after death are in the interior memory, which appertains to their rational principle, it follows as a consequence, that they who have been distinguished in the world for their skill in languages, are not able to call forth into utterance a single expression of those languages; and that they who have been distinguished for their skill in the sciences, are not able to recollect any thing of scientifics, and that these latter are sometimes more stupid than others : Nevertheless, whatsoever either by languages or by sciences hath been so imbibed, as to enter into and form the rational principle, this is brought forth for use in another life; the rational principle thence procured, is that from which spirits think and speak; such as have imbibed false principles by languages and sciences, and have confirmed themselves therein, reason only from false principles, but they who have imbibed truths, reason and speak from true principles; the affection is what giveth life, the affection of evil what giveth life to falses, and the affection of good what giveth life to truths, for every one thinks from affection, and no one without affection.
“ I have been instructed that the exterior memory, considered in itself, is nothing else but a certain organized (part or principle] formed of the objects of the senses, especially of the sight and hearing, in substances which are the principles of fibres, and that according to impressions received from those objects, variations of form are effected, which are reproduced, and that those forms are varied and changed according to changes of the state of affections and persuasions. Also that the interior memory is in like manner an organized [part or principle,] but purer and more perfect, formed from the objects of interior vision, which objects are disposed into regular series, in an incomprehensible order.
“With the interior memory the case is this, that there are retained therein not only all and singular the things, which man at any time from his infancy hath seen, and heard, and thought, and spoke, and done, but also those things which in another life he sees and hears, and which he thinks, speaks, and acts; but this is with a difference; they who are principled in the persuasion of what is false, and in the last of what is evil, imbibe and retain all things which agree with such persuasion and lust, for they enter as water into a sponge ; other things indeed also approach, but they make such a slight impression, that it is scarce known to be an impression: But they who are principled in the faith of truth, and in the affection of good, retain all things which are true and good, and hereby are continually perfected! hence it is that they are capable of being instructed, and are instructed in another life.
(To be continued.)
Miscellanea. NEW JERUSALEM TEMPLE, WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON. THE Rev. T. Goyder, Minister of the above-named Temple, has announced his intention of commencing a course of Lectures on the second Sunday in the present month, March, 1826. The Lectures are to be delivered in the evenings, Divine Service to begin at half past 6 o'clock. The following are the subjects of the course :
LECTURE I. March 12. On the perfect unity of God: showing the utter impossibility of a Divine Being existing in a plurality of forms.
LECTURE. II. March 19. On the Doctrine of a Divine Trinity. In this Lecture it will be shown, tbat the idea of a Trinity of persons is not only anti-Scriptural : but also incompatible with the Doctrine of a “Trinity in Unity" To conclude with an explanation of the great Doctrine of a Trinity as the same is set forth in the volume of Truth.
LECTURE III. March 26. An answer to the question “Who is the Lord? in which the supreme Divinity of Jesus Christ will be demonstrated by rational and conclusive evidence, drawn from the Sacred Scriptures ; and in which it will be shown, that the Jehovah of the Old Testament did manifest himself to mankind, in the person of Jesus Christ, and that consequently he became the IMMANUEL; or GOD WITH US, and accomplished, by such manifestation, human redemption.
LECTURE IV. April 2. On the superlative ex lence and eterna) Immutability of the Divine Being : showing that all changes and yariations are attributable only to created existences.
LECTURE V. April 9. An inquiry into the dogma of Original Sin, as generally taught and believed, with observations upon the nature and general tendeney of the Doctrine, proving it to be utterly đestitute of truth, and that it has no foundation either in Scripture or reason.
LECTURE VI. April 16. On the Divine Love and Goodness : showing the impartiality of the Divine action or operation, and that all mankind of whatever country, religion, or persuasion were created for heaven and its joys; and that consequently the Doctrines of Reprobation, Predestination to misery, and partial election to happines, are absurd, irrational, unscriptural and wicked.
LECTURE VII. April 23. On Divine Providence: sbowiog that the Lord, in all the various trials and vicissitudes of human life, however severe and heartrending they may appear to be, regards eternal ends, and the final state of man, and that afflictions, and temptations of every sort, do work out, for the sincere Christian, an eternal weight of glory.
LECTURE VIII. April 30. An examination into Pilate's Question, “ Whal is Truth ?" In this Lecture it will be shown that truth is immutable that it is a perfect One-that it does not contain a variety of shades, or different degrees of splendour : but that in itself it is incapable of the smallest variation. All degrees of truth will be found to arise from the modes of its reception by
NEWCASTLE-UPON TYNE. THE Rev. J. Bradley, Minister of the New Jerusalem Temple, Percy Street, is, we understand, now engaged in delivering, on Sunday evenings, Lectures on the “Ten commandments." The following subjects will finish the course ;
LECTURE XVII. March 5. On the spiritual obligations implied in the Commandment, " Thou shalt not steal."
XVIII. and XIX. March 12 and 19. On the odious nature of false Witness, not only in Courts appointed for the public Administration of Justice, but in all lying and slanderous speaking, originating in uncharitableness, and in the teach ing of false Doctrines.
XX. XXI. and XXII. March 26. April 2 and 9. That the great Design of the Commandments is to effect that change in man indispensable to his admission into the Kingdom of Heaven; as from the covetousness of his natural selfishness he inclines to the commission of every evil against his neighbour.
PLEASING INTELLIGENCE. We have have been informed by one of our correspondents that a worthy member of the Jewish Church, near Liverpool, has received the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem, and that he is now employed in translating the writings ef Swedenborg into Hebrew. We are very glad to hear this; for we are convinced that it is the New Church doctrines alone which can emancipate the Jews from their present state of darkness.
EDINBURGH. From a letter sent to the Rev. T. Goyder of London, and dated Edinburgh, January 30th 1826, we have been permitted to make the following extract:
“I have much pleasure in informing you that a learned and respectable Gentleman has lately embraced the doctrines here, a Doctor Pool, who many years ago had the doctrine of the Lord from Mr. Parker, which I believe had made some impression on his mind, and which impression has providentially been revived through the instrumentality of the London Printing Society. That Society sent a donation of books to him for the use of the Edinburgh Subscription Library, of which he is the Librarian. You will, I think, readily admit the sincerity with which he has embraced the doctrines of the New Church, when you are informed, that he communicated his sentiments to the Elders, and was finally excommunicated from the society called Glassites or Sandeınanians; a strict sect, of which he had been many years a member."
THE LIFE OF INSECTS.
conical points, and covered on the At a meeting of the French Acad- inner surface with a layer sometimes emy of Sciences, on the 19th Dec. glittering, sometimes variegated. M. Jomard announced the death of Such are found in most winged Inthe intrepid African traveller M. de sects, but also in many Aptera, as the Beaufort. He stated that, resolved lobster, &c - Those of the second to penetrate farther than had yet kind are simple, small, and vary as been achieved, M. de B. had taken well in number as position. Eyes of the course of the High Senegal, and the first kind seem calculated for seewas directing his route towards Tim- ing at a distance ; of the second, for buctoo when be fell, another victim looking at near objects; at least it to this fatal clime.
may be supposed so, as we find that
butterflies, in their winged perfect We notice in the Edinburgh Cou- state, have such large compound, terant newspaper some remarks on the lescopic eyes, whilst as caterpillars, demolition of Salisbury Crags, which they have small myopic ones. Only it seems is now carrying on for the a few Insects, Crabs, for instance, purposes of building and paving: can move their eyes. Every visitor to the Scottish capital has been delighted by the picturesque Although Insects stand in need of beauties of these rocks, wbich form the exchange of carbon of oxygen so striking a feature to the city, that to effect the continuance of life, there their destruction is too Gothic to be are but few, as crabs, grasshoppers, believed of a people who claim the many Cicadæ and chafers, in which a possesion of taste and feeling. motion resembling respiration can be
observed. Insects in general A collection of the recent discove- breathe, not by the mouth, but by ries of M. Angelo Mai, in the Vatican many spiracula. The greater numLibrary, is proposed for publication. ber of them can live in a vacuum They consist of copious extracts much longer than red blooded anifrom Polybius, Diodorus, Dio Cas- mals, and many in mephitic atmossius, Deseppus, Ennassius, Menander pheres so fatal to others, and in which the historian, and Perseus, preserved animal and vegetable substances bein those bitherto-lost volumes of the come putrid. eclogue of Constantinus Porphyro
THE KANGUROO. genitus. These fragments are said The Kanguroo is, in New Holland, to be very valuable.
mouse grey. When sitting upright THE WHITE SHARK.
is as high as a man, and weighs 1401b ; The White Shark is particularly lives together in herds of fifty or numerous in the Atlantic Ocean. It more; is altogether herbivorous; weighs sometimes as much as 10,000 moves by leaps of full 12 feet at a time. lbs. and even whole horses have been The female has an abdominal pouch ; found in its stomach. It has six rows produces but a single young one at of teeth in the jaws, which as is the a time, which, when born, is scarce case with most Sbarks, are not fixed half so large as a mouse, but is carriod in the bone, but connected with it by in the mother's pouch three quarters a kind of joint. The front row is that of a year, until it weighs nearly 141b. wbich is actually employed in biling. The hinder ones, at least in the young Serpents have not any external or. animal, are directed backwards, form- gans of motion, but merely a long cying a reserve, from which accidental lindrical body, which they move in losses in the front row are supplied an undulating manner, and which is as occasion requires.
covered with scales, plates, or rings. THE EYES OF INSECTS.
Many live in water, in wbich they The eyes of Insects are particu- can easily swim, on account of their larly remarkable, and with respect to very long and bladder-like lungs ; their structure are of two kinds.— others on the ground; and others prinThe first are large hemispheres, most- cipally on trees. Their eggs are comly composed of thousands of "facets, monly connected together ; their jaws but in some instances of numerous are not, as in other apimals, articu
lated with each other, but are unsuited Tench, 383,000 ; in the Flounder, upfor chewing, since they admit of wards of a million. being very widely separated, so that serpents are enabled to swallow en- Insects which undergo metamortire animals much larger than them. phosis are called Larvæ, whilst in the selves. Their slender, and, for the state in which they escape from the most part, cloven tongue, serves them egg. They are mostly very small on for tasting. Many are provided with their first appearance, so that a full an active venom, contained in little grown caterpillar of the willow-moth, bags, on the front of the upper jaw, for instance, is 72,000 times heavier secreted by particular glands, and than when it issues from the egg. conveyed into the wound made in On the other hand, they grow with biting, by means of isolated teeth, great rapidity, so that as an example, which are tubular, with a longitudinal the maggot of the meal-fly, at the opening at the point. These poison end of twenty-four bours, is 155 teeth, placed on the anterior edge of times beavier than at its birth. Some the upper jaw, with the correspond- Larvæ have feet as Caterpillars and ing increase in the size of the latter, the Grubs of Chafers, others have not, afford the most certain means of dis- as Maggots ; none bave wings. In tinguishing the venomous serpents this state also they are incapable of from those which are not so, as in propagating; they merely feed, inthe latter, the whole of the outer edge crease, and change their covering of the upper jaw is furnished with several times. tecth even to the very back part.
INSTINCT OF INSECTS, Serpents of all kinds agree in having Most Insects lay eggs, which the a double row of small teeth in the Mother, by a truly wonderful instinct, palate.
always deposits precisely in the situaTHE RATTLE SNAKE.
tions best adapted for the future proThe Rattle Snake, in the warmer geny. Many, for instanco, lay their parts of North America, grows to the eggs in the bodies of living insects of length of six feet, and the thickness other kinds, as in Caterpillars, Pupæ of a man's arm. The Species of this &c; or even in the eggs of other genus are distinguished from all other kinds of Insects. The eggs of InŠerpents, and indeed from all animals sects are occasionly, particularly in the creation, by the singular, among Butterflies, of various and rehorny, articulated rattle at the end of markable form and appearance, and the tail. The number of pieces in when deposited by the mother in the this wonderful and anomalous organ, open air, are covered with a kind of increases with the age of the animal, varnish, protecting them from the and in old ones, may amount to forty. destructive influence of rain and We are assured by credible eye-wit- other accidents. nesses, that squirrels, small birds, &c, fall from the trees on which they The White Ant is found in the East stand, as it were spontaneously, into Indies and Guinea. They construct the throat of the Rattle-snake below; conical habitations of clay, generally the circumstance is, however, not by with several points, arched internally, any means confined to this genus, often ten or twelve feet high, and ocas it has been remarked in many other casionally in such numbers, as at a Serpents of both the old and new distance to have the appearance of a worlds.
village. In time, these Ant-hills be
come overgrown with grass, and so The increase in the numbers of firm as to be capable of bearing the most fishes is wonderfully great, so weight of several men, although the that although the ova are in most ir- walls are perforated by large wide stances proportionally much smaller passages, sometimes more than a foot than in any other class of animals, in diameter. Incessant changes are the ovaria of many are larger than made in these buildings, old cells bethe wbole of the body. Thus, in the ing broken up, new ones formed, Herring, there have been counted others enlarged, and so on. The from 20,000 ; to 37,000 ova ; in the cells of the King and Queen, of which Carp, upwards of 200,000 ; in the there is but one couple in each hill,
THE WHITE ANT.
INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS OF FISHES.