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CHA P. III.
CH A P. XVIII.
с н А Р. XX.
CH A P. XXI.
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.
CH A P. XXIV.
с нА Р. XXV.
CH A P XXVI.
C'H A P. XXVII.
CH A P. XXVIII.
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.
CH A P. XXXI.
CH A P. XXXII.
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A Dissuasive from the Sins of Drunkenness, Swear-
362 Gaution 5. The Seaman's Catechism,
372 The SE A MAN'S COMPANION. The Epistle Dedicatory,
The Seaman's Farewel.
prayed; and when we had taken our leave one of another,
S E R M ON II.
The Seaman in a Storm
“ the sea in thips, that do business in great waters : these
Ο Ν U.
“ and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea; even there
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,"
'tain, there they hall offer facrifices of righteousness : for
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.
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.
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,
tal, and physical respects, but also a spiritual use, as they bear
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,
+ Caryl in loc.