"Shipmates, God has laid but one hand upon you; both his hands prespon me. I have read ye by what murky light may be mine the lesson thaonah teaches to all sinners; and therefore to ye, and still more to meor I am a greater sinner than ye. And now how gladly would I come dowrom this mast-head and sit on the hatches there where you sit, anisten as you listen, while some one of you reads ME that other and morwful lesson which Jonah teaches to ME, as a pilot of the living Godow being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, anidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of icked Nineveh, Jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, flerom his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by takinhip at Joppa. But God is everywhere; Tarshish he never reached. As wave seen, God came upon him in the whale, and swallowed him down tiving gulfs of doom, and with swift slantings tore him along 'into thidst of the seas,' where the eddying depths sucked him ten thousanathoms down, and 'the weeds were wrapped about his head,' and all thatery world of woe bowled over him. Yet even then beyond the reach ony plummet--'out of the belly of hell'--when the whale grounded upohe ocean's utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repentinrophet when he cried. Then God spake unto the fish; and from thhuddering cold and blackness of the sea, the whale came breechinp towards the warm and pleasant sun, and all the delights of air anarth; and 'vomited out Jonah upon the dry land;' when the word of thord came a second time; and Jonah, bruised and beaten--his ears, likwo sea-shells, still multitudinously murmuring of the ocean--Jonaid the Almighty's bidding. And what was that, shipmates? To preach thruth to the face of Falsehood! That was it!

"This, shipmates, this is that other lesson; and woe to that pilot ohe living God who slights it. Woe to him whom this world charms froospel duty! Woe to him who seeks to pour oil upon the waters when Goas brewed them into a gale! Woe to him who seeks to please rather thao appal! Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness! Woo him who, in this world, courts not dishonour! Woe to him who woulot be true, even though to be false were salvation! Yea, woe to hiho, as the great Pilot Paul has it, while preaching to others iimself a castaway!"

He dropped and fell away from himself for a moment; then lifting hiace to them again, showed a deep joy in his eyes, as he cried out wit heavenly enthusiasm,--"But oh! shipmates! on the starboard hand overy woe, there is a sure delight; and higher the top of that delighthan the bottom of the woe is deep. Is not the main-truck higher thahe kelson is low? Delight is to him--a far, far upward, and inwarelight--who against the proud gods and commodores of this earth, evetands forth his own inexorable self. Delight is to him whose stronrms yet support him, when the ship of this base treacherous world haone down beneath him. Delight is to him, who gives no quarter in thruth, and kills, burns, and destroys all sin though he pluck it ourom under the robes of Senators and Judges. Delight,--top-gallanelight is to him, who acknowledges no law or lord, but the Lord hiod, and is only a patriot to heaven. Delight is to him, whom all thaves of the billows of the seas of the boisterous mob can never shakrom this sure Keel of the Ages. And eternal delight and deliciousnesill be his, who coming to lay him down, can say with his finareath--O Father!--chiefly known to me by Thy rod--mortal or immortalere I die. I have striven to be Thine, more than to be this world's, oine own. Yet this is nothing: I leave eternity to Thee; for what is mahat he should live out the lifetime of his God?"

He said no more, but slowly waving a benediction, covered his face witis hands, and so remained kneeling, till all the people had departednd he was left alone in the place.