Two new publications will be released in 2019.
Kind Reader!E M. SWEDBERG. Upsala, October 23, 1715.
That which is now brought to the light of day is a fruit and like unto a firstborn of that correspondence which some learned men and lovers of the mathematical sciences in Upsala have carried on with our Swedish Archimedes
MrAssessor Christopher Polhammar. It has in all times been a lamentable fact that one has dishonoureda praiseworthy thing as long as it has still been possessed, but when it is lost, we have missed it:
Virtue inviolate we hate
goneout of sight, we seek it with envy.
To prevent this, as I said, some learned men in Upsala have for five years by letter writing, compared their thoughts with the aforesaid Mr Polhammar and have received his replies, wherein many profound ideas, new experiments, inventions
andmachines are stated to give enlightenment both in mechanics in general as well as in natural sciences in general and in particular, in astronomy, yes, also in public administration have been expressed, in which generally no more experiments are being made than what has once and for all been accepted, for each one deems that to be enough which FATHER and MOTHER did for him.
The foreigners mostly hold that our Nordic and cold countries are little given for mathematical sciences, but they judge blindly and have found cause for it in the fact that with them there has been more opportunity and encouragement for the development of said sciences and as a consequence
therof, more has been achieved. In particular, one maywellpraise their Societies or the conferences of the learned, wherein each and everyone is given the freedom to express a new opinion and compare it with that of others and then, when it is proved to be well founded, to bring it to the public.
We would like to
centreour hope on the same thing when the Almighty God grants our Incomparable Monarch peace and tranquility from his many and fierce enemies. Meanwhile, the intention is to publish something every two or three months, sometimes on mechanics concerning new hoisting and water machines, on clockworks and the like; sometimes in astronomy, in which our northern observations so remarkably may enlighten those made in the southern countries; sometimes in public administration, on house building, construction of fireplaces and ovens, etc.
One lives in the confident expectation that this may be as kindly considered and received as it is offered for the common good with the best of intention. Farewell.
On Common Salt
De Sale Communi, the Latin version, was authored by Emanuel Swedenborg. On Common Salt, the first English translation of Swedenborg’slittle work, De Sale Communi, as a posthumous publication, was translated by Alfred Acton and published in 1910. This second edition was a revision of the Latin text, with corrections of 136 misreadings occurring in the first Latin edition. This translation was effectively done from the original manuscript, alongside
This second translation is now published in book form for the first time.