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fact that the subjects are more recondite and more universal, in the Economy," &c., than in the " Animal Kingdom;" and more ample stores of experience, and more numerous sciences were brought to bear upon the subjects it treats. These subjects are:
"Chap. I.-The Composition and Genuine Essence of the Blood. "II.-The Arteries and Veins, their Tunics, and the Circulation of the Blood.
III. On the Formation of the Chick in the Egg, and on the
IV.-On the Circulation of the Blood in the Foetus; and on the
"V.-The Heart of the Turtle.
'VI.—The peculiar Arteries and Veins of the Heart, and the Coronary Vessels.
"VII.-The Motion of the Adult Heart."
In discussing these subjects, it must not be supposed that the author deals merely in the details of anatomy and physiology, and that in consequence the work exclusively belongs to those departments of knowledge, and has an interest only for the medical student. Such a conclusion would be erroneous; it is a work of great interest to the general reader and student, who desire to be instructed in a higher rational philosophy, based upon the order, forms, functions, and uses of the economy of the human body. Hence the deductions and results of the author's reasonings shew to us, as in a mirror, the order and operations of the Mental Economy, since all mental operations must have an ultimate, upon which they are based, and in which they operate as the animal spirit in the fibre, the blood in the arteries and veins,—in short, as the soul in the body. But this knowledge is especially useful for all who desire to have a basis in their minds upon which they can contemplate, with a more accurate and extended survey, the divine order and economy of that kingdom which is called the "Grand Man," or the Heavenly World.
The late celebrated Coleridge was, as is well known, a most extensive reader, and a man of genius and of profound thought on many interesting subjects of literature and philosophy. This talented man studied the "Economy of the Animal Kingdom" with great interest and approbation, which is evident from the notes he penned as he read through the work. Some of these notes have been preserved. On
* This "Introduction," was inserted in this periodical for 1827, page 615.
the numbers 208 to 214 inclusive, he observes:- "I remember nothing "in Lord Bacon superior, few passages equal, either in depth of thought, "or in richness, dignity, and felicity of diction, or in the weightiness of "the truths contained in these articles."-(S. T. Coleridge, May 27, 1827.)
Here is a high eulogium, from an eminent man, both on the truths developed by Swedenborg, and on the manner in which he has expressed them. We have seen above that Professor Görres places Swedenborg by the side of Newton, and Coleridge here ranks him with Bacon. Ought we not, then, to express our sincere and grateful acknowledgments to the Rev. Augustus Clissold, for having supplied a translation of this work, and thus rendering what Coleridge thought so excellent, accessible to all English readers? The translation must have been a work of long and arduous labour, and we sincerely congratulate both the Translator himself, and all our readers, that it is so ably and elegantly accomplished. The second volume, completing the work, will, we understand, be shortly published. But we have not yet done with Coleridge, who observes on number 251, that it is "excellent; **so, indeed, (says he) are all the preceding, in the matter meant to "be conveyed; but this paragraph is not only conceived with the “mind of a master, but it is expressed adequately, and with scientific "precision."
The Swedenborg Association," therefore, have every reason and encouragement to labour with vigour and determination in the extensive field they have opened for cultivation. They require fellowlabourers, and we doubt not that such will come forward to strengthen the hands of their brethren, in the prosecution and accomplishment of these laborious undertakings. Let new members from all parts of the kingdom join the "Association;"-let donations flow into the hands of their treasurer ;*-and let their works be purchased and presented to the libraries of our scientific institutions. In this way Swedenborg's name, as a man of science, will become more familiarised to the public mind; and in this manner, there is every reason to believe, the way will be more readily opened from Egypt to Israel,-from the natural to the spiritual state.
* Dr. Spurgin, Guildford-street, Russell-square, is the treasurer of this institution.
INTELLIGENCE FROM BRISTOL.
To the Editor of the Intellectual Repository.
INTELLIGENCE FROM THE MAN-
To the Editor of the Intellectual Repository.
"In order to aid in the promulgation
JNO. C. KENNERLEY, Sec,
SIR,-For some years it appeared as
AN ADDRESS FROM HEYWOOD,
"To the Members of the New Church.
"It is, indeed, with the greatest
appeal to their brethren; but having been so recently required to raise considerable sums of money amongst themselves, for the erection of their commodious temple, they feel that they cannot hope to obtain the amount required for the present building in their own body. And as the debts incurred on the temple account are not yet fully discharged, neither could they prudently undertake another erection, without first obtaining the funds required to discharge the consequent liabilities. Under these circumstances they venture to appeal to their friends, and to the friends of religious education generally, to aid them in their efforts. "Subscriptions will be thankfully received by Mr. Jas. Ashworth, Manchesterstreet; and Mr. J. Booth, Market-street, Heywood."
"We, the undersigned, Ministers of the New Church, have great pleasure in recommending the appeal of the friends at Heywood to the attention of the church at large.
"J. H. SMITHSON, "E. D. RENDELL, "J. BAYLEY, "W. WOODMAN, "J. CULL, "R. STORRY."
THE AFFECTIONATE ADDRESS TO ALL THE CLERGY & MINISTERS OF RELIGION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
(BY THE REV. J. CLOWES.) It was announced on the wrapper of our last number, that this "Address" was nearly ready for circulation, and our brethren of the different societies have
since been appealed to, in order that funds to purchase postage stamps might be raised, for the purpose of carrying out this useful design. We are happy to acknowledge, in the subjoined list, the prompt and generous manner in which societies and individuals have responded to our appeal. This " Address," &c. is not only a most effective appeal in behalf of Swedenborg's theological writings, but it is, at the same time, the most extensive advertisement of the author's works ever issued; and it is reasonable to expect that some sensation on the subject will be excited, and that a spirit of inquiry will be extensively awakened. It is certainly our duty to make known, as extensively as possible, the precious treasures of knowledge we possess, in order that others may come and enjoy the marvellous light which it is our privilege to behold, and we doubt not that the Lord in his
Mercy, will bless this and every other effort conducted with prudence, to the promotion of His holy cause of Truth and of genuine religion. It is intended that the "Address" shall be sent from London, under the superintendence of the Printing Society; and as there is a list of the clergy, together with their residences, published at the commencement of every year, this list will admirably serve our purpose, by supplying the name and address of every resident clergyman in the kingdom. On examining the list published last January, we found that there are about 12,000 resident clergy in the kingdom, and about 2,000 in foreign parts. It is therefore intended that 12,000 copies shall be issued from London througli the post; and as 12,000 pence are £50., that sum will be required to carry out this intended object. We have, however, printed an edition of 15,000, and it is intended to supply our friends in the principal towns of Scotland with a considerable number for distribution in that part of the kingdom. It is also proposed to send a number to each of the principal towns in the kingdom where there are New Church Societies, or receivers, who will send them to the dissenting ministers in those localities. In this way, we hope the design will be accomplished, especially when we consider that the requisite means,-the penny post, the list of the clergy, and the interest felt by our brethren in the achievement of this object, are seconding our endeavours. More money for postage stamps is certainly wanted, but from the various favourable replies from societies and individuals, who have not yet sent in the amount of their subscriptions, we have no doubt that in our next number we shall be enabled to an
nounce a considerable addition to the amount already received, and which we hereby thankfully acknowledge.
Sums already received to pay the postage in circulating Mr. Clowes's Address, &c. throughout the kingdom.
INTELLIGENCE FROM BRIGHTLINGSEA.On the 21st of September the doctrines of the New Church were introduced to the inhabitants of Harwich, through the medium of two lectures delivered by our friend Mr. H. Whittell, the leader of the Brightlingsea Society. A temperance lecture-room was engaged for the purpose, and the subjects were duly announced by bills. The first lecture was "On the Nature of the Divine Trinity, as centered in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only God of Heaven and Earth." About seventy attended to hear it. The second was "On the work of Redemption, as performed by the Lord Jesus Christ as Jehovah God-Man." About one hundred attended on that occasion. A number of tracts were distributed after each lecture, and many stopt to have conversation on the new doctrines. There is reason to hope that much good will be effected by this visit, as several respectable and intelligent persons are now reading the works of the New Church, and are likely to become receivers of the doctrines.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NEW CHURCH TRACT AND MISSIONARY SOCIETY.-It has been in contemplation for some time past to follow up, by missionary aid from this society, the very excellent lectures delivered in Shields last Easter by the Rev. J. Bayley; but all efforts to procure a suitable room have proved unavailable; the only ones to be had being in connexion with the inns. There is in North and South Shields about six or eight receivers of the heavenly doctrines, one of whom (Mr. Cassels) having a numerous family, and anxious that they should form regular habits of attending worship - the worship of our Lord Jesus Christ-has at once cooperated with our wishes, by setting apart, and fitting up in the most com. fortable manner, one of the rooms in his own dwelling-house; and not only so, but sending notice every week to numbers in the vicinity respecting the services, which have now been continued five Sundays, to audiences of about thirty or forty. The room, however, will accommodate more, and it is expected in a short time to be filled, "for the Word has gone forth;" and already favourable signs of reception are manifested in two or three persons. On the opening of our little temple, Mr. Lyne delivered a lecture on "The Second Advent, and the commencement of a New Church," which appeared
to give much satisfaction to the audience, with the exception of a few female Latter Day Saints, who have never come back, and were no doubt sorry to think that the world was yet to continue in existence; even though "the sun should be dark. ened, the moon turned into blood, and the stars should fall from heaven." The Sunday evening following, Mr. Thomas Riddell brought forward the New Church doctrine of "The Unity of the Godhead in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ." This was followed the succeeding week by a lecture on the "Divine Trinity as centred in the Lord Jesus Christ," from Mr. G. Burn; and this again, by the doctrine of "The Atonement and Sacrifice of Christ," which was introduced by Mr. R. Catcheside. That these humble efforts have had their use we have no doubt; indeed the satisfaction experienced and expressed by Mr. Cassels' family and our other friends, is a sufficient reward to encourage our new missionaries in the good work, and by the divine blessing they hope to be instrumental in raising up in this case (by perseverance) a society of the Lord's New Church. Let no one be discouraged, then, to go ont into the wilderness; however trivial the effort may be to "make the paths of the Lord straight," that effort will be blessed, if the motive and the end intended be good.
P. S. I have omitted to state that tracts were distributed after each lecture. R. C.
MANCHESTER AND SALFORD NEW CHURCH MISSIONARY INSTITUTION.-The committee have much pleasure in announcing, that the Rev. R. Storry has recently delivered two courses of lectures at Heywood and Bury. The first of these courses was at Bury. It consisted of six lectures, which were delivered on each succeeding Sabbath evening, commencing September 7th, and concluding October 12th. The following are the subjects, viz. :—
I. The passing away of the first Heaven and the first Earth.
II. The Second Coming of the Lord.
IV. The true Object of Christian Worship.
V. Redemption and Atonement.
VI. The true nature of the Word of God.
The attendance at these lectures was from 100 to 150. It included several strangers to our heavenly doctrines, many of whom expressed much satisfaction with the views presented. The second course