Item #30937 Conversation In A Boat, between TWO SEAMEN. (Caption Title). Clergyman, a, Richard Marks.
Conversation In A Boat, between TWO SEAMEN. (Caption Title)

Conversation In A Boat, between TWO SEAMEN. (Caption Title)

Hartford: Hartford Evangelical Tract Society, 1818. 1st edition. Wraps. 1st edition, 1818. A Very Good copy. 12mo., 24 pp. String tied, now almost detached. Previous owner's neat signature on the top page of the pamphlet. Very Good. Item #30937

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker.

“The ‘Repulse’ was as noble a seventyfour (sailing ship), and the crew were as fine fellows, as ever swam salt water, or went into action.” Two of the sailors sat and talked—Harry Williams, who is a Christian, and Tom Brown, who does not understand religious ways. They discuss the questions: Is the Bible true? and How do we know? “Bad men could not write a book so plainly condemning all sin. Good men would not have deceived mankind by pretending that an invention of their own was a divine revelation.” Tom’s understands his sinful heart, and a need to be born again.

Richard Marks (1778–1847) was born in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England. In 1797 he joined the navy and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In 1810 he left the navy and attended Cambridge. In 1812, he was Curate of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. In 1820, he was vicar of Great Missenden, Bucks, England for 24 years. He is known for his strong evangelical faith, both during and after the navy.

Price: $125.00

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