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wreck of this new deluge. After the especially in the Moniteur, he states that storm, a new political society arose; two glass makers, Messrs. Guinand and Catholicism and Protestantism appeared Bouteors, have presented to the Academy to revive; they were the same in their of Sciences some masses of crown glass exterior, but all was changed in the in- and flint glass, free from every defect, terior. These two religions, considered and that they engage to furnish some of as sects, had only the sound of life; con- them of a metre, which makes more than sidered as members of the great Christian three English feet. A new instrument is family, they had a new soul—a new life. going to be constructed with these enor. Certainly the Catholic clergy have not mous lenses. Here is a passage from the changed. They are still what they always report of M. Arago :-- Astronomers have have been. But the Church is no longer obtained all their results with a magnifythe same; and I will call in testimony, ing power of two hundred times at nost; the clergy themselves, and their com- ought we to fear being deceived in foundplaints of what they call the irreligion of ing great expectations upon a telescope our age, and what I call opposition to whose light (size or diameter of the tube] the old Catholicism.

will permit us to employ a magnifying “A still greater revolution has been power of six thousand times, upon a telesgoing on in French Protestantism, be- cope which will enable us to see the cause this doctrine admits a greater mountains of our satellite, as Mont spiritual liberty. Protestantism, such as Blanc is seen from Geneva.' Swedenborg, in the Apocalypse Revealed, “ Thus, in a very short time, we shall describes it, does not exist here, except know by its general aspect, whether that in the Methodist sect. The national planet is inhabited. Protestant Church is in direct opposition “ A result still more important will be to the dogma of faith alone, and it makes obtained in respect to the creation of the profession of the greatest tolerance, as world, -creation which is unceasing, and the appointment of M. Jaquier to the which is constantly going on in the impulpit of Bayonne, goes to prove. mensity of the heavens. Here is another

“ The New Jerusalem, then, is making passage from the report, of which you progress in our country, but progress that will appreciate all the bearing for our is due to the Lord alone, and by no means doctrine :— The astronomer will yet find

- progress which is not at all a field of research, almost untouched, in apparent, but which is only the more real, the nebulosities so vast, and in the forms and the more durable. Divine truth is so varied, with which the heavens are manifesting itself in our country by a sprinkled. He will study the progress of transformation of the Old World into a the concentration of the phosphorescent New World. It is especially to France matter ; he will mark the time of the that we may apply this passage of the rounding of the periphery; the time of Apocalypse, “Behold I make all things the appearance of the bright central nucnew.” How long time Catholicism and leus; the time when this nucleus, having Protestantism will require to effect their become very brilliant, will remain only complete transformation, I know not. surrounded with a thin nebulosity, the But they are advancing towards their end, time when this nebulosity, in its turn, and must reach it.

will be condensed; then the observer “ The sciences, which have made extra- will have followed the birth of a star ordinary progress in France, will lend an through all its phases. Other regions of important help to this great work, the the heavens will show according to what unity of human belief. Permit me to laws these same heavenly bodies fade, refer you to a recent fact, which must and finally disappear altogether.' have incalculable results. Our celebrated “[Thus] the old Christian system, astronomer, Arago, has, in the name of a which would have it that the world was commissiou, and upon the presentation created out of nothing, six thousand years of the minister of the public works, just ago, will find itself completely overthrown presented to the chamber of deputies, à by the discoveries of science of our own project for a law tending to grant the sum times. We know that the creation of of ninety-four thousand francs for com- suns or stars, is going on according to pleting many works in the observatory of the law which Swedenborg teaches us in Paris. In his report, read in the assembly, Angelic Wisdom, concerning the Divine June 10, 1844, and which you will find Love, 302; that is to say, by luminous in the French journals of this date, and emanations, by atmospheres which gather

to man,

and compress themselves together; ånd monious doctrines to strangers,-in in. accordingly, in some months, this mys- creasing the zeal and affection of our tery of the creation of worlds, will be own friends, and stimulating them to going on under the eyes of the civilized more active usefulness. These visits are people of our earth.

very beneficial tu a Society like this that “This is some of the news which I is without a minister; and I doubt not it have to communicate to you. I hope would be the means of much good if we that the relation which has just been could have them oftener. Mr. Fitchett established between you and me, and has promised to come over again in a which has been so agreeable to myself, short time, and if any other friend can be will continue whenever any new occasion found that is able and willing, his sershall present itself. It is with this hope vices will be thankfully received and that I beg you to believe in the kind gratefully acknowledged. We trust that wishes] which I entertain for all our the Lord of His great goodness will ere brethren in the United States of America, long raise up a man amongst us gifted and for you in particular.

with ability to teach the truths of His “ Be pleased to accept the assurance of New Dispensation in this large and poputhe affectionate and devoted feelings of lous town; but relying on His kind your very humble servant, F. Portal.” Providence, may we all faithfully do our

duty according to our several ability, and NOTTINGHAM.—The members of the give unto Him the glory. W. P. New Church in general will be pleased to hear that the small Society in this place, SALISBURY.—We have great pleasure which for some time past has been in a in announcing to our readers that our languishing state, has begun to revive friends at Salisbury have removed from and wear a more pleasing aspect. We their long occupied, but rather obscure now occupy a room in Carr Lane, for- place of worship in the George Yard, to merly used as a place of worship by the an eligible situation in Castle-street, one Primitive Methodists; although not in a of the best streets in that city; where very eligible situation, it is a place pretty a commodious and comfortable room well known. At the solicitation of the capable of seating from 200 to 250 persociety, the Rev.W. Mason of Melbourne sons, and having the advantage of a paid us a visit in December last, and direct communication from the street, has delivered two excellent discourses; one been fitted up by them at a considerable in the morning on the “Glory of God," expense, in a neat and highly respectable and in the evening on the “Glory of manner. This place was opened for Man.” They were well attended, and Divine Worship on Sunday, Nov. 10th, gave great satisfaction; and the members when the Rev. D. T. Dyke, the resident and friends of the Society were strength- minister, preached two appropriate disened and encouraged thereby steadfastly courses on the occasion; in the morning to persevere in the good cause, by using from John vii. 24, and in the evening every means in their power to disseminate from Matt. xviii. 20. The congregations the glorious truths of the New Jerusalem. that attended were numerous, respectable, Mr. Mason's able and gratuitous services and attentive. will be long and gratefully remembered; our friends having experienced the bene. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.--A charity fits of his visit began to desire another, sermon was preached, and a collection and accordingly invited Mr. Fitchett of made, in the New Church Temple at this Derby to come over and preach two dis- place on the 27th Oct., in behalf of the

This gentleman very kindly widows and orphans of those persons who accepted the invitation, and came over at suffered in the late colliery accident at his own expense, and delivered two ex. Haswell. The collection amounted to cellent discourses on the 27th October to £2 4s. A course of Sunday evening numerous and attentive audiences. This lectures on the leading doctrines of the little exertion has not been without its New Church is now being delivered in uses, in presenting our beautiful and har. the Temple, by the Leader of the Society.

courses.

OBITUARY. DIED, at Loughborough, on the 2nd devout and faithful follower of the footApril last, aged 78, Mrs. Mary Warner. steps of her Lord and Master. Forty She was both a cordial receiver of the years since, the work on Heaven and doctrines of the New Church, and a Hell was introduced to her to afford con. solation under the loss of a child, the she was not aware, for some time, that Writings having previously become they were anything beyond the private known in the town of Loughborough views of the writer. She was afterwards through the preaching of the late Mr. delighted to find that they were derived Salmon. The deceased (then attending from the heaven-illumined writings of the Methodists) was greatly delighted Swedenborg, and constituted, in their with the account of infants in heaven, fulness, the doctrines of the New Jeruand determined to attend the worship of salem! Her first admiration was heightthe admirers of that book, whenever it ened by the deepest impressions of their should be commenced in the town. This truth; she became a firm and affectionate having taken place nearly twenty years believer, carefully forming her life in since, she gladly embraced the oppor. accordance with them. Her general tunity and continued to attend until about delicate health not disabling her from three years since, when her health be keeping a little school, she made it, as came impaired so as to confine her to far as possible, a sphere of New Church her house. During her very long and instruction, thus giving the best evidence very painful illness, she exhibited not of her own delight in the truths she had merely the most exemplary patience, but received. She had been married but a the most grateful and loving acquiescence year and three-quarters: but though thus with the dispensations of her Heavenly early removed from the uses she loved, Father. Not a murmur escaped her. and which she was so well qualified to Her faith, and love, and patience, tri. dischargə in this world, her partner and umphed over every inferior feeling, and friends are solaced by the reflexion that enabled her to rejoice evermore, and to she is fitted to enter upon them more meet the Lord in all his operations for perfectly in the Eternal State. R. A. her good, content to live, however painful On the 22d March, 1844, aged 21 her existence, all her appointed time. years, at the residence of his father, Her frequent exclamation was, “The No. 1, Kensington, Low Hill, Liverpool, Lord does all things well.” The un- Charles, son of Thomas Jones, of her ceasing and affectionate attentions of her majesty's customs. In his afflictions, husband and daughter were always grate, which he endured many years, he was fully appreciated. No one could visit never heard to repine, but always bore her without bringing away a conviction them with exemplary patience and Chrisof the heavenly power of the truths by tian fortitude. of the subject of the which this cheerful sufferer was so emi. above brief notice, it may be said, though nently sustained, or without feeling that young in years, he was old in the knowthe Lord had constituted her purified ledge of the doctrines of the New Church. soul one of those living temples in which Having been introduced to them in early he delights to display his glory. 'In con- boyhood, he persevered in them with a clusion, it may be stated, that the cir- zeal truly remarkable, the result of which cumstance of her husband and daughter was seen in the clear perceptions he had of having received the doctrines a few years the beauty of Scriptural truth, as well as since, afforded her an unceasing theme in the upright conduct be manifested of delight and thankfulness. W. M. in his dealings with the world; but

On the 23rd June, at Ipswich, in the unlike many of the members of the New 31st year of her age, Maria, the beloved Church, (his mind was not satisfied with wife of Mr. John Smith, jun., changed the knowledge of heavenly truth only, he a state of mortal weakness for one of im- felt that to be really useful on earth, it mortal youth. She was the third re- was highly necessary to have an acquaintceiver of the Heavenly Doctrines in this ance with worldly things also, and theretown. At the age of ten, she met with fore he made it his endeavour to become an injury in the spinal cord; and the acquainted with the general routine of consequent confinement to the house led science and literature, with both of which her to cultivate more closely a natural his mind was well stored. He was pious taste for reading. About eight years ago, without pretension, meek without asseveral small works by the Rev. J. sumption, cheerful, yet dignified, seeking Clowes came in her way; the ideas truth for its own sake, and most happy struck her as unusually beautiful, though when sharing it with others.

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ERRATA in the article “ On the Union of the Lord with the Father," &c. inserted in our las number; at page 419, line 25 from top, for “these" read “their;" p. 420, line 14, for “ unto" read "into;" p. 222, line 2, for “ How" read "Now;" line 9, for “ unto"' 'read“ into;" line 27, for “because" read “became;" line 28, for “became "read“ because," and omit the comma after “ Father;" and at page 123, line 29, insert" for" at beginning of line.

INDEX.

ESSAYS, &c. &c.

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on, 381.

of, 7.

Address to the Readers of the Repository, Mesmerism, Remarks on, 389, 424, 425, 465.
468.

Mæhler (Dr.) and Swedenborg. 135, 181.
Advocates of a Vicarious Atonement, Incon- “ Monthly Review," the, and Swedenborg,
sistencies of the, 167.

263.
Angels, Rejection of the Popular Doctrine Moon, the, and its Correspondence, 462.
concerning the Fall of, 283.

Organs and other Musical Instruments in
Bible Society, The British and Foreign, or Divine Worship, on the use of, 133,

the Word of Goil in all Languages, and 178, 194.
amongst all People, 241.

Prophecy, on the Fulfilment of, 9), 170.
Clowes's (Rev. J.) Letters to the Rev. John Questions and Answers on the following
Hargrove, of Baltimore, 266, 312.

Subjects, 289, 457, 460:-
Correspondences, the Science of, by which 1. On the rich man and Lazarus.

the Spiritual Sense of the Word of God 2. Whether Lot's wife was literally turned
is Interpreted, 201.

into a pillar of salt ?
on the Knowledge of, 3. Was it a natural or spiritual star which
Revealed by the Lord to the Church, in

led the wise men to the infant
proportion as the danger of Profanation

Saviour?
is diminished among Men, and the 4. Were all the different races of men
power of Perception restored, 274.

upon the earth equally the children
Remarks

of a first pair ?
Decision and Perseverance, the Advantages 5. Can it be proved from the letter of

Scripture, that conjugial love is con-
Devotional Behaviour, on, in Places of

tinued after this life?
Public Worship, 330.

6. In order to preserve the equilibrium
Divine Goodness, the Advantage of forming

between heaven and hell, is it neces-
a just idea of the, 81.

sary that an equal number of good
Documents concerning Swedenborg, 285,

and bad men should be saved or
325.

damned ?
Earthquakes in the Spiritual World, or 7. On the appellation “ New Christian
great Changes in the State of the

Church.”
Church, 361, 401.

Rain, Snow, Dew, and Hail, on the Corres-
Education, an Appeal to the Members of the

pondence of, 161, 218.
New Church on Behalf of, 87.

Religious Instruction, on, and the Import-
Evil, on the Origin of, and other considera- ance of Catechetical Teaching, 247.

tions dependent thereon, 100, 141, 190. Remission, without Shedding of Blood, there

Spirits with Man, on the Presence of, is no, 214,
130.

Resurrection of the Body, Dr. Burton upon
and Sin, Distinction between, 260.

the, 413.
Genesis, on the Great Events recorded in

Salvation, Instantaneous, 268.
the early Chapters of—Creation, 1, 51. Society, on the State and Prospects of, 450.
Heaven, a General Idea of, as being in the Spiritual Life, Tests of, 448.
form of a Man, 322.

Substances and Forms, both Natural and
Idolatry, on Internal and External, 261.

Spiritual, 441.
Imputation, the Scripture Doctrine of, Swedenborg's Spiritual Diary,” Extracts
301, 371.

from, 15, 57, 96, 207, 253, 308.
Inconsistency, an apparent, Explained, be-

Scientific Manuscripts, an
tween John xiv. 16 and xvi. 26, 323.

Account of, preserved in the Library of
Individual Appropriation of the Lord's Suf- the Royal Academy of Sciences of
ferings and Temptations, 61.

Stockholm, 41.
Jesus Christ instructing Nicodemus, 27.

Dr. Hase's Statement Con-
Judgment, the Last, 279.

cerning, 67.
Man's Original Nature, on, and the Origin

Notice of, in the American
of Evil, 222.

Southern Quarterly Review, 107.
Materials for Moral Culture, 23, 257, 318,

Documents concerning, 285,
409.

325.

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Swedenborg Travels in Denmark, Ger. Union of the Lord with the Father, on the,

many, Holland, Belgium, France, and and the Corresponding Union Existing
Italy, 384.

with the Members of the Church, 377,
“Heaven and Hell," Opinions 419.
of, 417.

Unitarianism, Alleged Testimony of Napo-
Temptations, on the Nature of, and their

leon against, 434.
Blessed Effects, 20.

Wesleyan Heresy, on the Origin of the, 121.
“The Atonement,” in Connexion with the World, the End of the, or the Consum-
Doctrine of Election, 9.

mation of the Age, 453.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.
Accrington, Voilent Attack upon the New Longton, Staffordshire, Annual Meeting of
Church at, 117.

the Friends of the New Church at, 120.
Presentation of a Token of Es. Manchester and Salford New Jerusalem
teem to the Rev. J. Bayley, by the New Day Schools, half-yearly Examinations
Church Society at, 155.

of, 39, 279.
Sermons on behalf of Sunday

New Church Sunday
School at, 279.

Schools, Examination of the, 78.
Africa, on the Interior of, 439.

Middleton, Appeal to the Members of the
Annual Meeting of the Members and Friends New Church, from the Society at
of the Manchester Society, 77.

Boardman Lane, 298.
Bath, Consecration of the New Church at, New Church, Promotion of the Cause of the,
339.

by establishing Libraries in connexion
Benefit Societies, the Advantages of, 152. therewith, 198.
Birmingham, Lectures at, 39,

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Presentation to the
Bolton New Church Society, Address from Rev. E. D. Rendell, by the New Church
the, 37.

Society at, 151.
Lectures at, 76.

appointment of Mr.
Laying of Foundation-stone of a H. Line as Leader of the Society at, 279.
New Church Place of Worship at, 198,

Charity Sermon and
23€.

Lectures at, 476.
Consecration and Opening of New Norwich, Ordination of Mr. D. T. Dyke,
Church at, 399, 471.

340.
Bradford, Intelligence from, 39.

Nottingham, intelligence from, 476.
Brightlingsea Sunday School, Anniversary Preston, appointment of the Rev. E. D.
of, 397.

Rendell to the New Church at, 117.
Bury, Lectures at, 76.

Consecration and Opening of the
Conference, on the Propriety of altering New Jerusalem Church at, 149.
the time of Meeting of, 38.

Publications, Notices of, 159, 240, 299, 474.
Congregational Aid Fund, Plan for a, 36. Puseyism, a Declaration against, 278.
Day Schools, Birmingham, Accrington, and Query respecting the Genealogy of our
Heywood, Reports of the, 438.

Lord, 472.
Flaxman, Proposal to erect a Tablet to the Salisbury, Thirteenth Anniversary of the

memory of, in the New Church, Argyll Society at, 77.
Square, 398.

an Appeal on Behalf of the So-
General Conference, the Thirty-seventh, ciety at, 399.
298, 336.

opening of New Place of Worship
Glasgow, the Ninth Annual General Assem-

at, 476.
bly of the New Cþurch Society at, Scientific Work by Swedenborg, Enquiry
297.

respecting a, 197.
Intelligence from, 399.

St. Helier, Jersey, Intelligence from, 438.
Heywood, Fifth Anniversary of Opening Sunday School Information, 437.
the New Jerusalem Temple at, 76. Swedenborg's “ Animal Kingdom,” Publi-
Annual Sermons at, 279,

cation of the Second Volume of, &c.,
Inquiry respecting the Signing of the 35, 74, 117, 151, 197, 239, 396, 436,
Articles of Faith of the Old Church by

“ Spiritual Diary,” an Opi-
a Receiver of the Doctrines of the New, nion from Antwerp concerning, 74.
473.

Proposal
Isle of Wight, Missionary Visit to, by the to Publish, in English, 397, 436.
Rev. Mr. Chalklen, 438.

Writings, Charge against,
Junior Membership, Extract from the Con- concerning Repetitions, 197.
ference Report respecting, 436.

Tafel (Dr.), Extract of a Letter from, 78.
Liverpool, intelligence from, 75.

“The Word,” Proposed New Translation of,
London, Opening of New Church, Argyll 38, 153.
Square, &c. &c, 297, 337, 398.

United Society, London, proceedings of the

471.

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