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Author: Durant, John, b. 1620.
Title: The spiritual sea-man: or, A manual for mariners.: Being a short tract, comprehending the principal heades of Christian religion: handled in an allusion to the sea-mans compass and observations: which was first drawn up at sea, and fitted for the service of sea-men; yet such as may serve all Christians to help them in their passage over the troublesome sea of this world. / By John Durant preacher of the Gospel, and sometimes in the Navy.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The spiritual sea-man: or, A manual for mariners.: Being a short tract, comprehending the principal heades of Christian religion: handled in an allusion to the sea-mans compass and observations: which was first drawn up at sea, and fitted for the service of sea-men; yet such as may serve all Christians to help them in their passage over the troublesome sea of this world. / By John Durant preacher of the Gospel, and sometimes in the Navy.
Durant, John, b. 1620.

London: Printed for L. Chapman, at the Crown in Popes-head-alley, 1655. [i.e. 1654]
Subject terms:
Sailors -- Religious life
Christian life
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A81874.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the Honorable His very much esteemed friend, General PEN.
To the Reader (but in an especial manner) to the Mariner.
The Spiritual Sea-man: OR, A Manual for Mariners.
CHAP. I. The Introduction to the Discourse, setting forth the state of a Christian in this world, to be as of a ship at Sea.
CHAP. II. Spiritual navigation pointed at, and di∣vided according to the division of the body of Divinity.
CHAP. III. Things necessary to be known by a spiri∣tual Seamen, according to the points of his compass.
CHAP. IV. The things or duties necessary to be done by Christians, reduced to as many pra∣ctical rules as there are points in the Compass.
CHAP. V. The second sort of duties, being the second quarter of the practical Com∣pass.
CHAP. VI. The third quarter of the duties in the Christian Compass.
Chap. VII. The last quarter of a Christians practice according to his Compass.
CHAP. VIII. The point on which the Christian Com∣pass must turn, and the box in which it must be kept.
CHAP. IX. The third head of Divine Navigation opened, and spoke unto, viz. Affecti∣onate Meditation.
CHAP. X. Mixed maritime or Sea-meditations to stir up spiritual affections.
CHAP. XI. Here are some occasional meditations to stir up and to direct in this work.
On the Boatswains whistle.
On a peece of plank floating on the Sea.
On a Seaman which fell asleep in the shrouds, and fell down into the Sea while the Sermon was preaching, &c.
On a great distraction in the Navy, sud∣denly and safely ended on a Sabbath day.
On a man thnt standing to sound with the line, fell over-board and was lost.
On the sight of many great shot made from a Fort to some vessels, and none taking place.
On the sight of one corrected at the cap∣stock for an offence.
On the fall of a bed (that was lashed to the ship side) in a blowing night.
On a boy at the topmast head looking out to descry land.
On an anchor that lost its hold, and came home, and left the ship adrift.
On a ship that was left by the Mariners upon the Goodwin-sands in a storm, and fetcht off by some seamen sent to re∣lieve it by my Lord of Warwick.
On the parting of a ships company at the end of a voyage.
to the reader