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Sermons

Sonnet, 345

“All Power is given unto Me in Heaven

The Streams, 472

and in Earth,” 97

Waiting for Spring, 108

City of the Saved, The, 409

Correspondence, The, of Leaven. —

Miscellaneous.

What is meant by Leavening the Alloa Society and Portrait of Sweden-

Whole Lump, 145

borg, 549

“Pray ye that your Flight be not in America, 547

Winter,557

Angels' Wings, 181

The Last Words of David, 49

Apocalypse Revealed, 489

“ Thou hast the dew of thy Youth," 369 Atonement, 184

Why Seek Ye the Living among the Auxiliary New Church Missionary and

"Dead ? 193

Tract Society, 497, 594

Bacur, 237

Reviews.

Barnoldswick, 550

Bath, 90, 187, 550

Annihilation Theory, The, 84

Birmingham, 90, 188, 237, 281, 352,

Cares of the World, The, 392

454, 498, 550, 597

Correspondences of the Bible - The Blackburn, 454

Animals, 539 .

Bolton, 238

Critical Examination, A, of the “Science Bourne, 353

of Correspondence” or System of Bib- Bradford, 44, 281

lical Interpretation Promulgated by Brisbane, 186, 399

Swedenborg, 76 .

; British and Foreign Bible Society, 277

Daily Reading of the Sacred Scriptures, Bristol, 44, 91, 354

The, 84

Bruce, Rev. W., 351

Delusions and Errors of Swedenborg, Building Fund, 138

The, 591

Bulgarian Atrocities, 494

Hell and Heaven, 84

Cares of the World, 490, 541

Jehovah-Jesus, 347

Changes in Religious Opinion, 183

Jesus in the Midst, 36

Children's Services, 278

Man a Spiritual Being, 132

Christian Psychology, 349

Observations on Mr. Gladstone's Pan- Christian Union, 182
phlets, 438

Church of the Future, 492
One by One, 132,

Conference Meetings, 447
Other World Order, 273

Congregational Ministry, 233

Outlines of the Religion and Philosophy Congregational Union, 541

of Swedenborg, 391

Consolation to the Bereaved, 231

Pillow of Stones, The, 178

Creeds, 233

Posthumous Papers, 437

Death and Burial, 184

Religion and Science, 179, 226. Derby, 139

Spiritual Body, The, 439

Documents concerning Swedenborg, 38

Supremacy of Man, The, 589

Dr Sexton, 355, 592

Swedenborg, Emanuel, 345

Edinburgh, 139
Swedenborg Society's Works, Apoca. Emanuel Swedenborg, 139
lypse Revealed – The Conjugial Love General Conference, 356, 405, 441

The Four Primary Doctrines, 347 General Convention, 398

Tract Sermons, 132

Glasgow, '596

Tremadoc Sermons, 345

Good Friday and Easter Monday at

Kensington, 286
Poetry.

Giles, Rev. Chauncey, 278

Grimsby, 234
In Memoriam, 199

Handbill Tracts, 451
In Most Affectionate Remembrance of Harrogate, 91, 499

the late Rev. James Keene, 152 Heywood, 188, 282
Love's Consolation, 425

Hull, 239, 551
Nature's Imagery, 321

Inauguration of the Rev. W. Bruce, 391
Ode to the Midnight Bells, 9

Italian Mission, 450.
Reply, A. Christmas 1875, 58

Italy, 137
The Singing Bird, 369

Jersey, 139

Kersley, 44 .

Progress of the Doctrines of the New

Leamington, 39

Church, 183

Leeds, 46, 189, 282

Queensland, 399

Leicester, 189

Ramsbottom, 93, 191, 355

Lincolnshire New Church Association, Religion and Morality, 397

546

Rendell, Rev. E. D., 40, 279

Liverpool, 46, 91, 190, 286, 351, 499, Rendell, Rev. E. D., Testimonial to,
551, 597 .

186

London-Argyle Square, 46, 92, 140, Religious Intolerance, 185

190, 240, 403, 597

Rev. W. Bruce, 351

London-Buttesland Street, 92, 354 Rev. Chauncey Giles, 278
· London-Camberwell, 140, 284, 354, Rev. Dr. Tafei, 594
456

Rev. E. D. Rendell, 40

London—Camden Road, 47, 141, 404, Revivalism, 37, 136, 232

552

Rhodes, 287

London-Devonshire Street, 142 Roman Catholicism, 86
London-Missionary and Tract Society, Sacraments, 541
351

Scandinavian Mission, 88, 235
London, Palace Gardens, 99, 286, 404 Scotland, 42, 497
London-Stepney, 93, 285

Scotland Annual Meeting of the Scot-

Longton, 500

tish Association of the New Church,

Manchester, Peter Street, 552

595

Manchester and Salford Missionary Sexton, Dr., 355, 592

Society, 400

Signs of the Times, 350

Manchester and Salford New Church Smith, Mr. G. H., Ordination of, 545

Printing and Tract Society, 280 . Snodland, 553

Melbourne (Derbyshire) 405

Southport, 405

Middlesborough, 500

Spiritism, 492

Ministers' Aid and Sustentation Fund, Spiritualism, 185, 500

543

Spiritualism and the New Church, 350

Ministers of the New Church, Portraits Stockport, 191

of, 279

Students' and Ministers' Aid Fund,

Missionary Operations in Yorkshire, 41
186

Sunday-school Union, 236, 401

National Missionary Institution, 234, Sustentation Fund, 446, 494

279, 496, 544, 593

Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, 503

Nature's Revelations of Character, 136 Sweden, 452

Newcastle-on-Tyne, 93, 287

Swedenborg, 85, 133, 449, 493

New Church College, 137, 545

Swedenborg and the New Church, The

New Church in Denmark and Sweden, Westminster Review on, 592

548

Swedenborg Society, 87, 187, 279, 495,

New Church Literature, 397, 489

545

New Church Works, Presentations of, Swedenborg's House, Purchase of, 136
235

Swedenborg's Psychology, 134, 181

New Zealand, 138, 548

Swedenborg's Visions of other Worlds,

Northampton, 142

592

Opinions of Literary Men respecting Tafel, Rev. Dr., 594

Swedenborg, 350

Talks to the Children, 595

Ordination of Mr. G. H. Smith, 545 Te Deum, 39

Oxford, 552

“ The Two Destinies,” 185

Paris, 497, 547

Testimonial to Rev. E. D. Rendell,

Père Hyacinthe and Swedenborg, 493 186, 279
Portrait of Swedenborg, 549

Ultramontanism, 87

Portraits of the Ministers of the New United Prayer Meetings, 542

Church, 279

Unrest of the Churches, 491

Presentations of New Church Works, Wesley and Swedenborg, 592

235

Wigan, 143

Preston, 502

York, 94

Professed Holiness, 136

Yorkshire Missionary and Colportage
Professor Tyndall and Swedenborg, 232 Association, 151

Births.

Obituaries.

Mrs. E. H. Bayley, 48

Mr. Robert Bailey, 598

Mrs. J. C. Bayley, 406

Mrs. Mary Bailey, 95

Mrs. Alfred Braby, 191

Mrs. John Batey, 288
Mrs. C. A. Faraday, 191

Mr. John Berry, 408

Mrs. Joseph Gallico, 144

Mr. Peter Binns, 360

Mrs. James Gilhey, 240

Mr. John Broadfield, 553

Mrs. R. Goldsack, 598

Mr. Robert Brook, 359

Mrs. Henry Higham, 504

Mr. John Brown, 240

Mrs. Robert Jobson, 144

Mr. John Clarkson, 48

Mrs. John Johnson, 553

Mr. George Cox, 359

Mrs. Edwin Parr, 144

Miss Sarah Dawson, 144

Mrs. J. F. Potts, 456

Miss Emma Deans, 48

Mrs. Richard Reaney, 144

Mr. Allan Drysdale, 359

Mrs. William Spear, 191

Mrs. Gibson, 240

Mrs. Isaiah Tansley, 504

Captain Franklin Hallet, 360

Mrs. R. Tomley, 240

Mons. Auguste Harlé, 407

Rev. James Keene, 95

Marriages.

Mrs. Thos. J. Leadbetter, 288

Mr. Francis Morrish Eyles to Miss Mrs. Hannah Lynn, 144

Alice Palmer, 240

Mrs. John Martin, 288

Mr. Arthur C. Gee to Miss Evelina Mr. William Mawson, 504

Briercliffe, 504

Mr. Peter Nuttall, 192

Mr. Joseph Hartley to Miss Emily Mr. George Bent Ollivant, 191

Smith, 359

Mrs. James Partington, 288

Mr. Robert Angus Jackson to Miss Mr. William Burns Pilkington, 556

Martha Palmer, 504

Mons. Frédéric de Portal, 94

Mr. Juhn Johnson to Miss Elizabeth Mrs. Thos. Presland, 192
Ann Miller, 94

Mrs. John Purnell, 48
Mr. Charles Madely to Miss Emma Rev. E. D. Rendell, 356
Benton, 48

Mr. F. Skelton, 406

Mr. William Henry Peake to Miss Mary Mrs. Dinah Tomlinson, 144

Ann Emma Sexton, 598

Mr. Joseph Williams, 456

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THE NEW YEAR.

A SERMON BY MR. COLLING. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

-PSALM xc. 12. Knowing the frailty of our mortal tenement of the flesh, and knowing too that under the most favourable circumstances of health our sojourn must be brief in this lower world, it is extremely natural for us to count the passing years, to regard with peculiar feelings the end of one and the commencement of another year; and, with mingled regret and hope, with alternating depression and elatedness, literally to “number our days.” We feel that we have a journey to go, that life is a way, and that we are wayfarers. We know that we can go this “ way” but once, and that we can not return a single step. The passing years are therefore like measured road-marks—they remind us of the retreating period of cradled infancy, and of the apparently more rapid oncoming of decrepid age and final dissolution.

Yet there are comparatively few who reach the threescore years and ten which the Psalmist declares to be the days of the years of the life of man, or the fourscore which, while they indicate strength, are yet labour and sorrow. In the great majority of cases the allotted span of existence is very brief indeed, and in the comparatively rarer cases in which what is called “a good old age” is arrived at—what are 70, 80, and even 100 years in the march of time, in the progression of events which are measured by the never-ceasing alternations of day and night, and the natural seasons ? The gulf of the past, the illimitable futurewhat is man, or even whole generations of men, in comparison with these? If we look back, we know that countless millions of human

beings have hurried through a brief career and passed away from the stage of natural life. If we venture to look into the future, we are equally certain of the brevity of what is called the term of life; we can have no reasonable doubt that myriads will come and go as they have come and gone—some taken away in infancy, like the scarcelyformed buds of the sweet flowers, which expectant love watches over, some in early youth, when the mental powers and the heart's dispositions are gradually unfolding themselves and giving some indications of the future man, some in primer life, when the fruits of manhood —of manly aims and energies—are given forth and wear the impress of the internal or angelic quality of life.

But it is not in early youth that the mind occupies itself in any serious reflection either on the brevity or the issues of life. In childhood and early youth the thoughts, affections, and purposes centre in the present, the past awakens no painful reflection, the future awakens no anxiety and thoughtful apprehension. Whatever be the pleasures or the pains of early life, they belong to the now. Even the “ yesterday” and the “morrow” of childhood's thought are nothing but as they concern the now. For this reason, too, the impressions of joy and sorrow are equally fleeting—sweet joys and laughing delights they have, but then the memory of them is evanescent, they too have their little sorrows, crosses, vexations and tearful troubles, but they are soon forgotten. And very beautiful is the fact that it is sothere is time enough for deep reflection when the various mental faculties are matured, and the mind is free to determine and to act. There is time enough for earnest reflection, for thoughtful retrospection and grave anticipation, when the mind has realized the fact that life is full of responsibility, and that every day has its allotted duty. Then it is that we begin in the most literal sense to "number our days.” The poet Young has said, “We take no note of time but by its loss," and it is only in more mature age that we even think of the loss of time. Then it is that we begin to count the days as they pass, apparently with more haste than before, and to regret that another day has been added to the number. Then it is that we contrast the span of days which we have measured with the vague uncertainty of the days we may be permitted to count. We contemplate our nearness to the grave by the lengthening track which memory traces behind us. To the thoughtful and reflective there are many circumstances which occur in their daily experience that, like silent monitors, remind them that this is but a transitory existencethat this world is not the final home of man, and that nothing is more

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