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CHA P. III.

Within these smooth fac'd feas strange creatures crawl;

But in man's heart far stranger than them all,

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CH A P. IV.

Seas purge themselves, and cast their filth ashore,

But graceless souls retain, and suck in more,

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CHA V.

Seamen foresee a danger, and prepare :

Yet few of greater dangers are aware,

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CHA P. VI.

How small a matter turns a ship about?

Yet we, against our conscience, stand it out,

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CH A P. VII.

Thro' many fears and dangers seamen run,

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Yet all's forgotten when they do return,

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CH A P. VIII.

The navigator shifts his fails to take

All winds, but that which for his foul doth make, 263

с на Р. IX.

If seamen lose a gale, there they may lie ;

The soul, when once becalm'd in sin, may die, 265

CH A P. X.

By navigation one place stores another,

And by communion we must help each other, 267

CH A P. XI.

The rocks abide, though seas against them rage ;

So thall the church, which is God's heritage, 270

CH A P. XII.

What dangers run they for a little gains,

Who, for their fouls, would ne'er take half the pains ! 273

CH A P. XIII.

Millions of creatures in the seas are fed :

Why then are faints in doubt of daily bread?

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CH A P.

Sea-waters drained through the earth, are sweet ;

Sa are th' afflictions which God's people meet,

CHA P. XV.

The feas within their bounds the Lord contains :

He also men and devils hoids in chains,

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XVI.

To fea without a compass none dare go:

Our course without the word is even so,

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CH A P. XVII.

Look as the sea, by turns, doth ebb and flow;

So their eftates, that use it, come and go.

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CH A P. XVIII.
Like hungry lions, waves for sinners gape :
Leave then your fins behind, if you'll

escape,
CH A P. XIX.
To save the ship, rich lading's cast away :
Thy soul is shipwreck'd if thy lufts do stay.

с н А Р. XX.
Christ, with a word, can surging waves appease :
His voice a troubled foul can quickly ease,

CH A P. XXI.
Our food out of the sea God doth command;
Yet few therein take notice of his hand,

с НА Р. XXII. Whilft thou by art the filly fish doft kill, Perchance the devil's hook sticks in thy gill,

С Н А Р. XXIII.
Doth trading fail, and voyages prove bad?
If you cannot discern the cause, 'tis said,

CH A P. XXIV.
In seas the greater fifh the less devour:
So fome men crush all those within their pow'r,

с нА Р. XXV.
In storms to spread much fail endangers all :
So carnal mirth, if God for mourning call,

CH A P XXVI.
A little leak neglected, dangerous proves :
One fin connived at, the soul undoes,

C'H A P. XXVII.
Ships make much way when they a trade-wind get;
With such a wind the saints have ever met,

CH A P. XXVIII.
Storms make discov'ry of the pilot's skill :
God's wisdom in affliction triumphs still,

с нА Р. XXIX. Things in the bottom are unseen : no eye Can trace God's paths, which in the deeps do lie,

CH A -P. XXX.
Millions of men are sunk into the main ;
But it shall not those dead always retain,

CH A P. XXXI.
The seaman's greatest danger’s near the coast;
When we are nearest heav'n the danger's most,

CH A P. XXXII.
How glad are feamen when they make the shore ?
And saints, no less, when all their danger's o’er.

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A Dissuasive from the Sins of Drunkenness, Swear-
ing, L'ncleanness, forgetfulness of Mercies, &c.

Pag:
The Epistle Dedicatory,
Caution 1. Of the Sin of Drunkenness,
Caution 2. The Art of Preserving the Fruits of the Lips, 340
Caution 3. The Harlot's Face, in the Scripture-Glass, 351
Caution 4. Of Mercies and Promises,

362 Gaution 5. The Seaman's Catechism,

372 The SE A MAN'S COMPANION. The Epistle Dedicatory,

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S E R M O N I.

The Seaman's Farewel.
Acts xxi, 5, 6. " And we kneeled down on the fore, and

prayed; and when we had taken our leave one of another,
ve took ship, and they returned home again,"

S E R M ON II.

The Seaman in a Storm
Psal. cvii. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. "They that go down to

“ the sea in thips, that do business in great waters : these
“ see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep,"

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SE R M ON

Ο Ν U.
The Seaman's Preservative in foreign countries.
Psalm cxxxix. 9, 10. “ If I take the wings of the morning,

“ and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea; even there
“ Thall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me;" 419

S ERM ON IV:

The successful Seaman. Hent, viii. 17,18. "" And thou say in thine heart, My power, " and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth ; 6 but thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is he " that giveth thee power to get weakh,"

434 S E R M ON V.

The disappointed Seaman. Le v. 5. " Master; we have toiled all the night, and have is taken nothing,"

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SERMON. VI.

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The Seaman's Return.
De. xxxiii. 19.“ They shall call the people unto the moun

'tain, there they hall offer facrifices of righteousness : for
'they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of the
"treasures hid in the sand,".

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H U S B A N DRY

S P I R I TU A LI Z E D:

Or, The Heavenly Use of Earthly THINGS.

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Consisting of many pleasant observations, pertinent applicati.

ons, and serious reflections ; and each chapter concluded with a divine, and suitable poem. Directing husbandmen to the most excellent improvements of their common employments. Whereunto are added, by way of Appendix, several choice occafional meditations, upon birds, beats, trees, flow ers, rivers, and several other objects; fitted for the help of fuch as defire to walk with God in all their folitudes, and

recesses from the world. Entranchana ananananananananananananananan THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY.

Y. To the Worshipful ROBERT SAVERY, and WILLIAM SA

VERY, of Slade Efquires.

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Honoured Friends,
Thath been long since observed, that the world, below, is

a glass to discover the world above; Seculum eft speculum : and although I am not of their opinion, that say, the Heathens may spell Christ out of the fun, moon, and stars; yet this I know, that the irrational and inanimate, as well as rational creatures, have a language ; and tho' not by articulate speech, yet, in a metaphorical sense, they preach unto man the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, Rom. i. 20. “ There is (faith " the Pfalmift, Pfalm xix. 3.) no speech, nor language, where

their voice is not heard. Or (as Junius renders it) there is no speech, nor words, yet without these, their voice is understood, and their line (h. e. faith Diodate) their writing in gross, and plain draughts

, is gone out through all the earth. As man is compounded of a fleshly and spiritual substance, fo God hath endowed the creatures with a spiritual, as well as Refly usefulness; they have not only a natural use in alimen,

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tal, and physical respects, but also a spiritual use, as they bear
the figures and fimilitudes of many sublime and heavenly my-
ftèries. Believe me (faith contemplative Bernard) thou shalt
find more in the woods, than in a corner; stones and trees will
teach thee what thou shalt not hear from learned doctors. By
a fkilful and industrious improvement of the creatures (faith
Mr. Baxter excellently) we might have a fuller taste of Chrift
and heaven, in every bit of bread that we eat, and in every
draught of bear that we drink, than most men have in the use
of the facrament.
· And as the creatures teach divine and excellent things, fo
they teach them in a perspicuous and taking manner : Duo illa
nos maxime movent, fimilitudo et exemplum, faith the crator *.
These two things, similitude and example, do especially move
us. Notions are more easily conveyed to the underitanding, by
being first cloathed in some apt fimilitude, and so represented to
the fenfe. And therefore Jesus Christ, the great Prophet, de-
lighted much in teaching by parables ; and the prophets were
much in this way also, Hof. xii. 10. « I have used fimilitudes
“ by the ministry of the prophets." Those that can retain
little of a fermon, yet crdinarily retain an apt fimilitude.

I confess it is an humbling confideration, That man, who at first was led by the knowledge of God, to the knowledge of. the creature, muft now by the creatures learn to know God. That the creatures, (as one faith) like Balaam's afs, should teach their master. But though this be the unhappiness of poor man in his collapsed state, yet it is now his wisdom to improve such helps; and whilst others, by the abuse of the creatures, are furthering their perdition, to be, by the fpiritual improvement of them, promoting our own salvation.

It is an excellent art to discourse with birds, beasts, and fish es, about sublime and spiritual subjects, and make them answer to your questions; and this may be done, Job xii. 7, 8. “ Alk

, « now the beasts, and they shall teach thee, and the fowls of the « air, and they shall tell thee; or speak to the earth, and it shall « teach thee, and the fishes of the fea shall declare unto thee." That is (faith neat and accurate + Caryl) the creatures teach us when we think of them : ' They teach us, though not for“ mally, yet virtually; they answer and resolve the question • put to them, though not explicitely to the ear, yet convina <cingly to the conscience. So then, we ask the creatures, (when we diligently consider them, when we search out the « perfections and virtues that God hath put into, or stampe * Cicero,

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