Remarkable Providences

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J. Hatchard and Son, 1821 - 273 páginas
 

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Página 158 - These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths : their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Página 158 - Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Página 26 - These he sometimes boiled, and at other times broiled, as he did his goat's flesh, of which he made very good broth, for they are not so rank as ours; he kept an account of 500 that he killed while there, and caught as many more, which he marked on the ear and let go. When his powder failed, he took them by speed of foot; for his way of living and continual exercise of walking and running, cleared him of all gross humors, so that he ran with wonderful swiftness through the woods and up the rocks...
Página 61 - King begun his journey ; the colonel keeping him company at a distance, with a hawk upon his fist, and two or three spaniels ; which, where there were any fields at hand, warranted him to ride out of the way, keeping his company still in his eye, and not seeming to be of it. In this manner they came to their first night's lodging...
Página 57 - Though he had foreseen that he must leave his boots, and his landlord had taken the best care he could to provide an old pair of shoes, yet they were not easy to him when he first put them on, and, in a short time after, grew very grievous to him. In this equipage he set out from his first lodging in the beginning of the night, under the...
Página 29 - At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language for want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he would not touch it, having drank nothing but water since his being there, and it was some time before he could relish our victuals.
Página 96 - ... as almost to deprive them of the power of utterance. They stood overwhelmed with astonishment at their miraculous escape, and even the heathen Esquimaux expressed gratitude to God for their deliverance. The Esquimaux now began to build a snow-house about thirty paces from the beach ; but before they had finished their work, the waves reached the place where the sledges were secured, and they were with difficulty saved from being washed into the sea. About nine o'clock all of them crept into the...
Página 26 - He told us, that his agility in pursuing a goat had once like to have cost him his life; he pursued it with so much eagerness...
Página 65 - After some days' stay here, and communication between the king and the lord Wilmot by letters, the king came to know that colonel Francis Windham lived within little more than a day's journey of the place where he was ; of which he was very glad ; for besides the inclination he had to his...
Página 25 - At first he never ate anything till hunger constrained him, partly for grief, and partly for want of bread and salt. Nor did he go to bed till he could watch no longer...

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