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for don Thes. Sim, Vitruny
from the author
OF A VOYAGE TO
THE CELESTIAL COUNTRY
A CHRISTIAN ALLEGORY OF THE SEA
Rev. GEORGE B. CHEEVER, D.D.
AUTHOR OF “LECTURES ON THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS,'
.” “WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM, "WINDINGS OF THE RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE,
,” “POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME,' DEFENCE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT,
The Allegory of this book was prepared by the Author as long ago as the year 1850, and several editions were published by the firm of Charles Scribner, then established at 145 Nassau Street, but afterwards in Broadway. It was planned and intended as the first volume in a series of works to be issued for the benefit of seamen, as a library of combined instruction and amusement for their leisure hours. It was first published under the title of A Reel in a Bottle, for Jack in the Doldrums. This was afterwards deemed too technical and exclusive, and perhaps misleading; though we believe the Rev. Dr. Tyng was so far pleased with it, that he had an edition printed and circulated at his own expense.
But when the work was republished in Great Britain, with an introduction from my