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ODD FELLOWS' MAGAZINE,

BY ORDER OF THE

G. M. AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

OF THE

MANCHESTER UNITY OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER

OF

ODD FELLOWS.

“OH, CHARITY! OUR HELPLESS NATURE'S PRIDE,
THOU FRIEND TO HIM, WHO KNOWS NO FRIEND BESIDE;
THINE IS THE SPIRIT, THAT WITH WIDEST PLAN,
BROTHER TO BROTHER BINDS, AND MAN TO MAN."

BOWLNS.

VOLUME IV.

FROM DECEMBER 1835, TO SEPTEMBER, 1837.

NEW SERIES.

MANCHESTER:

PRINTED BY P. G. M. MARK WARDLE, 17, FENNEL-STREET.

MDCCCXXXVII.

PREFACE.

It is with feelings of the greatest pleasure and satisfaction that the present Volume of the MAGAZINE is presented to the Order.Since the publication of the preceding Volume numerous circumstances have transpired which have placed the MAGAZINE in a far more important position than it previously occupied, and of which every Odd Fellow has a just right to be proud. Allusion is hereby made, not only to its vastly increased circulation, and the superiority of its appearance, but chiefly to the praiseworthy cause to which the profits of the Publication are devoted. It must be needless to remind the readers of the MAGAZINE, that the profits arising from its sale are now devoted to the noblest purposes of Charity,—by forming the basis of a Fund for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of Members of the Order, who may, after their bereavement, be placed in necessitous circumstances. This alone should not fail to be a sufficient inducement for every true friend of the Institution to patronize the Work. Odd Fellows have never been backward in acts of philanthropy; and, in the present case, they have every inducement which can be held out as an encouragement to Charity,since by one act they not only obtain the pleasure and instruction arising from the perusal of the MAGAZINE, but are upholding an Institution for an object on which Heaven has pronounced its blessing, viz :-" TO MAKE THE Widow's HEART TO SING FOR JOY."

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