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revealed.” Some of the pilots attend our chapel, and I hope to see a gradual change among them for the better. I have preached four or five times on the pier during the summer; and I hope not without some good effect.

On these occasions ( embrace the opportunity of circulating tracts, and inviting their attention to the Sailors' Library."

DONATIONS AND COLLECTIONS IN THE

MONTH OF OCTOBER.

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Donations.

£ S. d.
B. C., Woore, by G. F. Angas, Esq. 50 0 0
John Paynter, Esq. by Rev. T.
Timpson..

5 5 0 Friends at Clapham,

hy ditto...

4 4 2 Benjamin Shaw, Esq. by ditto... 1 0 0 R. D. Squire, Esq....... by ditto... 1 0 0 Sarah Tye, Collecting Card, by ditto..

0 18 0 Mrs. Lindley

by ditto... 0 2 6 Samuel Mitchel, Esq. by ditto... Wycliffe Chapel, Rev. Dr. Reed's,

after sermon, by ditto ............ Mr. T. Hart, by Mr. Plumbe Friends at Kingston, by Mr. Maddox

0 5 0
Mr. Moore, by Captain Prynn
Mrs. Davies, Carnachenwen
Mrs. D. Davies, Cardigan
Mr. Cubitt Young, by Rev. J.
Bilson

1 10
Miss Inness, by Mr. Barclay 0 8 3
Miss Booth, 2 quarters, by ditto... 0 14 0
Rev. J. Pye Smith, D. D., LL. D.

by Mr. Howard.....
R. Glenny, Esq. by ditto............
E. Glenny, Esq. by ditto..
G. Miller, Esq... by ditto.............
Mr. Lichlater by ditto.....
Collected by Capt. Dougal, R. N. :

Montrose,
G. Crawford, Esq. Provost
Mrs. Laurie, 2 qrs...
Mr. Aberdeen.....
Mr. Alexander Watson
Mr. Sim
Mr. G. Paton
Mr. Keith, of lisan
Miss Dougal
Mr. Salmon
Miss Dingwall
Mr. Middleton

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5 Joséph Adshead

0 0 Rev. R. Wood

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Joseph Leese....
James Kershaw.
W. R. Calender..
J. Burd
J. Wood.
J. C.

1 0 0 S. Brooks

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E. Armitage
G. Wood.....
Wm. Lord
Thos. Ainsworth
S. Goodwin.......
S. Sheldon
A. Wright
B. Jones....
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Samuel Watts
Henry Forth
Mr. Jackson
Mrs. J. S. Jones...................
Lewis Williams..........
Samuel Giles.
Thos. Gasquoine
Samuel Prince
Rev. J. A. Coombe.......
Wm. Crossley...
J. Brookes
France and Boardman
J. R. Barnes and Son
Isaac Crewdron.........
John Shannon
Robert Goodwin
Wood and Wright
Richard Roberts
Wood and Westhead
E. Wright

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T. H. Hulme
John Williams
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A. Harrison..........
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Mr. Woodward
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E. Olirenshaw
D. Bridge
John Smith
James Bancroft... ....................
Friend.........

0 10 0
John Hewett
T. F. Johnson
David Ainsworth
J. Perrey
Jobn Petty
Joseph Sharp
W. Sale
W. Navall
Thos. Fernley
Rev. James Griffin
Rev. A. Bell

0 5 0 T. Brierly

0 5 0 G. Beaumont

0 5 0 Friend.

0 5 0 John Dracup Wm. Watson

0 5 0 Joseph Thornley

0 5 0 J. Farmer

John Creighton..............
Ashton-under-Line :
Albion Street Chapel, Rev. J.
Sutcliffe

9 14 0 Stockport :

W. Andrews
Macclesfield :

John Holland.....
J. Rathbone ...........................

0 10 0 Misses Rathbone

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3 6 Mr. Lean

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SAILORS' LIBRARY. The Committee acknowledge, with their best thanks, the receipt of Thirty copies of “Rothsay Castle," from J. Adshead, Esq. ; sundry books froin Rev. F. Moore; and six copies of“ Crawford's Dying Thoughts,” from Rev. J. Upton.

PRIZE ESSAY. We are desired to inform the writers of the Essays, which have been forwarded in competition for the Prize of Fifty Pounds for the best work on the Moral Condition of Seamen, and the means of promoting their Evangelization, that the decision will be announced in the Pilot, in the number for December ; but to themselves early in November.

C. WOOD, PRINTER, POPPIN'S COURT, FLEET STREET.

OR

SAILORS MAGAZINE.

NEW SERIES.

FOR DECEMBER, 1836.

MARITIME AND COLONIAL COMMERCE CON

NECTED WITH THE EVANGELIZATION OF ALL NATIONS.

ILLUSTRATIVE OF ISAIAJI LX, 8, 9. Divine inspiration, in the prophets of God, evidently filled their minds with holy rapture, while they were led to contemplate the future enlargement and glory of the church. Their lofty conceptions — their sublime sentiments -- and their uniform, rational, and delightful descriptions, clearly prove the sacred origin of their glowing excitement.

Isaiah, surveying the joyful scenes which he had described, with the increasing multitudes of willing converts, both landsmen and mariners, flocking to celebrate the ordinances of Divine worship, exclaims, or rather represents the church exclaiming, “ Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as doves to their windows ?"-Ver. 8. Aged Christians, permitted to witness the dawn of millennial glory, and acquainted only with the ordinary influences of the Spirit, will probably be filled with astonishment at the multitudes of converts, who will be seen crowding the gates of Zion, filling the sanctuary of God, and seeking admission into the Redeemer's fold. Plainly it is declared that such will be the case, as God has promised in a former chapter, to his mourning church, Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold I was left alone; these, where had they been?

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Isaiah xlix, 21. This inquiry is answered, teaching the church the means of such a glorious work.

66 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. Andı kings shall he thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nursing mothers." Ver. 22.

Infinite grace will thus raise up and furnish missionary standard-bearers to call the nations to Christ, and give their faithful ministry divine success in the conversion of multitudes of all classes and all ages, including peasants and princes, mercantile adventurers and those whose occupation is upon the mighty ocean.

Ships, colonies, and commerce,” which in the judge ment of the ambitious Napoleon contribute principally to make a nation great, will all be rendered tributary to the enlargement and prosperity of the church of God. Thus Jehovah addresses his awakened church, Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee." Ver. 9.

Jehovah-Jesus is the speaker in this paragraph, giving this most cheering prophetic promise. Divine Providence, at a very early period in the apostolic age, conveyed the Gospel of Christ to many of the isles, whose inhabitants, degraded and maddened with idolatry, appeared in a great degree “a people prepared for the Lord." The Greek isles of the Mediterranean, as many have supposed, were chiefly intended by this passage : but, however important Cyprus and Crete, and others of the Greek islands were in the first age of Christianity, it would be a reflection upon the Spirit of inspiration to imagine that the application of these words is to be limited to them. If it may be thought that Isaiah knew nothing of Britain, yet doubtless the mind of God contemplated the British isles, whose Druid inhabitants waited for the Gospel, and received it, if not from the lips of the apostles themselves, yet from those of apostolic men; and many of the islanders became Christians." Now, however, the prediction seems especially to regard the important islands of the Westthe vast clusters of isles in Eastern and Southern Asiaand the unnumbered isles of Australia and Polynes a.

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