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SWEDENBORG:

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Singrapjn; attii atr fxpuHita,

BY EDWIN Paxton HOOD,

AUTHOB OP

"THE AGE AND ITS ARCHITECTS;" "ANDREW MARVEL!;'
"John Milton ;" "LITERATURE OF LABOUR ;" &C. &C.

r "For ourselves, it is not as a seer of Ghosts, but as a Seer of Truths,
that Swedenborg interests us."

Marchioness Ossoli (Sarah Margaret Fuller).

LONDON:

ARTHUR HALL & CO., PATEENOSTEE EOW;

James Hutton, YORK.

1854.

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Mr Dear Lizz.

It is a pleasure to me to ask you to accept this volume, as a memento of affection. I see not why a man should be accused of bad taste, for inscribing a Book to the only person likely to appreciate the action: and then the topies of this Book have been the subjects of long, long conversation between us—by our fireside, and in our field walks, and all quiet hours. This Book, written for the most part with your sympathy, and not without your assistance, to whom may I so appropiately, so affectionately, so sincerely inscribe it as to you?

EDWIN PAXTON HOOD.

Nibley, Dursley, Gloucestershire,
Feb. 3, 1S54.

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"Then of course you are a Swedenborgian," said a friend to me the other day, after looking over the sheets of my book, and I said, "Why so? and he could give no better answer, why I should be so, than that I had written a Life, and attempted to expound the tenets of Emanuel Swedenborg! I have also written the Life and attempted some exposition of John Milton, but I have never been called a Miltonist—and of Andrew Marvell, yet I have never been styled a Marvellian? Cannot a man spell out and accurately record an inscription . on an Egpytian Sarcophagus without being mistaken for a Gipsy or a descendant of the Pharaohs. I am no more a Swedenborgian than I am a Bunyanist, an Howeist, a Bernardite, a Franciscan, a Moreist,

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