Times and Seasons, 15 October 1842

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To have a good paper it is necessary to have good patrons, who will use due dilligence to forward means to support the establishment, without which no press can long be sustained.
The new translation of the bible, and the book of Doctrine and Covenants are entriely dependent on the liberality of the well-disposed for the cause of our Redeemer. We can therefore say as said the prophet, ‘consider your ways.’
 
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THE JEWS.
Still we are all here safe encamped in quarrantine beneath the rocky brow of Mount Carmel close by the sea.
We left Alexandria on the 16th of May, and arrived in in twenty-three days. The first part of our journey, as far as Damietta, we rode upon asses reminding us of the sons of Jacob when they carried corn out of Egypt.— Our track lay by the sea shore, so that we enjoyed a cool breeze tempering the hot air of the desert. We crossed the only two remaining branches of the Nile, and drank of the water.
From Damietta we sailed across Lake Menzalah as far as San—the ancient Zoan. You may believe that the ruins of this once ancient city afforded us matter for deep reflection. For about three miles there are immense mounds of brick and pottery entirely covered with close alluvial matter. At one place we found immense blocks of granite, the remains no doubt of some ancient Temple, two sphynxes were laying close by one, in a very perfect state of preservation, and a great many obelisks beautifully carved.
There are also many petrified stones as if the place had been destroyed by fire, Isa. xix. 12. Ezek. xxx. 14. Psa. lxxviii. 12. when God did his marvelous works upon Pharaoh and his people.
The country round is quite flat, a rich soil; but without water, without cultivation—desolate. From Zoan to we rode upon camels. Before coming to the land of the Philistines we found it all a waste howling wilderness, “a land of drought, and of the shadow of death.”
-[From the Jewish Intelligencer.
 
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Elder Joseph Younger is requested to return home immediately, as his family needs his assistance.
 
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Poetry.
PARTING HYMN.
by .
To leave my dear friends, and from neighbours to part,
And go from my home, it afflicts my poor heart—
With the thoughts of absenting myself far away,
From the house of my God where I’ve chosen to pray.
 
But Jesus doth call me a message to bear,
To kingdoms, and countries, and islands afar;
His presence will bless me and be with me there,
His Spirit inspire me, in answer to prayer.
 
Then why should I linger with fondest desire
O’er home and the raptures its comforts inspire!
For sweeter, O sweeter, the message I bear
To comfort the mourner in answer to prayer.
 
Dear friends, I must leave you, and bid you adieu,
And pay my devotions in parts that are new;
But still I’ll remember in pilgrimage there
The joys that we tasted in answer to prayer.
 
How oft, when the day’s busy bustle has clos’d,
And nature lies sleeping in silent repose,
To some lone retreat I will fondly repair
Remember my kindred, and pray for them there.
 
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BOOKS OF MORMON, &C.
JUST published and for sale, Books of Mormon, and Hymn Books, together with some other publications in defence of the faith of the saints.
. Aug. 20, 1842.
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The Times and Seasons,
Is edited, printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois, by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 958]
To have a good paper it is necessary to have good patrons, who will use due dilligence to forward means to support the establishment, without which no press can long be sustained.
The new translation of the bible, and the book of Doctrine and Covenants are entriely dependent on the liberality of the well-disposed for the cause of our Redeemer. We can therefore say as said the prophet, ‘consider your ways.’
 
————
THE JEWS.
Still we are all here safe encamped in quarrantine beneath the rocky brow of Mount Carmel close by the sea.
We left Alexandria on the 16th of May, and arrived in in twenty-three days. The first part of our journey, as far as Damietta, we rode upon asses reminding us of the sons of Jacob when they carried corn out of Egypt.— Our track lay by the sea shore, so that we enjoyed a cool breeze tempering the hot air of the desert. We crossed the only two remaining branches of the Nile, and drank of the water.
From Damietta we sailed across Lake Menzalah as far as San—the ancient Zoan. You may believe that the ruins of this once ancient city afforded us matter for deep reflection. For about three miles there are immense mounds of brick and pottery entirely covered with close alluvial matter. At one place we found immense blocks of granite, the remains no doubt of some ancient Temple, two sphynxes were laying close by one, in a very perfect state of preservation, and a great many obelisks beautifully carved.
There are also many petrified stones as if the place had been destroyed by fire, Isa. xix. 12. Ezek. xxx. 14. Psa. lxxviii. 12. when God did his marvelous works upon Pharaoh and his people.
The country round is quite flat, a rich soil; but without water, without cultivation—desolate. From Zoan to we rode upon camels. Before coming to the land of the Philistines we found it all a waste howling wilderness, “a land of drought, and of the shadow of death.”
-[From the Jewish Intelligencer.
 
————
Elder Joseph Younger is requested to return home immediately, as his family needs his assistance.
 
————
Poetry.
PARTING HYMN.
by .
To leave my dear friends, and from neighbours to part,
And go from my home, it afflicts my poor heart—
With the thoughts of absenting myself far away,
From the house of my God where I’ve chosen to pray.
 
But Jesus doth call me a message to bear,
To kingdoms, and countries, and islands afar;
His presence will bless me and be with me there,
His Spirit inspire me, in answer to prayer.
 
Then why should I linger with fondest desire
O’er home and the raptures its comforts inspire!
For sweeter, O sweeter, the message I bear
To comfort the mourner in answer to prayer.
 
Dear friends, I must leave you, and bid you adieu,
And pay my devotions in parts that are new;
But still I’ll remember in pilgrimage there
The joys that we tasted in answer to prayer.
 
How oft, when the day’s busy bustle has clos’d,
And nature lies sleeping in silent repose,
To some lone retreat I will fondly repair
Remember my kindred, and pray for them there.
 
————
BOOKS OF MORMON, &C.
JUST published and for sale, Books of Mormon, and Hymn Books, together with some other publications in defence of the faith of the saints.
. Aug. 20, 1842.
——————————
The Times and Seasons,
Is edited, printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois, by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 958]
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