Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative of His Shipwreck: And Consequent Discovery of Certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea: with a Detail of Many Extraordinary and Highly Interesting Events in His Life, from the Year 1733 to 1749, as Written in His Own Diary, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 - Caribbean Area
 

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Page 57 - Blessed be the Lord God ; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things ; And blessed be the name of his Majesty for ever ; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Page 57 - The waters of the sea had well-nigh covered us : the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul. The sea roared : and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof. We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep : our soul melted within us, because of trouble ; Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : and thou didst deliver us out of our distress. Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy sen-ants : but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. Thou didst send...
Page 57 - to each other about those dear friends we had left behind in England, and often with grateful tenderness reverted to the father of Eliza, to whom both of us were much indebted for the peace we now enjoyed ; being separated from all the gaieties of life, but having for our portion God and ourselves...
Page 29 - I feel that we are safe, notwithstanding this dreadful hurricane : but," added she, pressing my hand and moving it to her lips, " if we should be drowned, we shall die together and we shall not be separated : we shall meet, where where we can part no more." Her feelings now overpowered her, and she fell on my neck and wept. I kissed away the tears from her eyes, saying, " We will trust in the Almighty.
Page 156 - Know then, that man was made for labour ; and prayer also is his duty : the one as well as the other is essential to his well-being. Arise in the morning, take the cord, and with it gird up thy loins, and go forth into the world ; and let it be a memorial to thee, of what God expects from man, if he would be blessed with happiness on earth.
Page 32 - and if we die, we die together!" " It is done,"' I replied, " we will not stir." " Then tell them so," cried she, hastily ; " and if you can lay your hand on the bread-bag in your way, it may be useful to them, if they survive this hour.
Page 155 - ... trees afforded, and drinking of the water of the Nile. At length, the hermit became weary of life, and then he prayed still more earnestly. After this duty, one day he fell asleep, and the vision of an angel appeared to him in a dream, commanding him to arise, and cut down a neighbouring...
Page 84 - you have solved the difficulty ; for really, as far as the fish and turtle are concerned, the last had as much right to his life, and liberty, as the first." ' The discovery of a grove of cocoa-nut trees, and also of the cacao or chocolate-nut tree, with ripe seeds, afforded a most desirable and abundant addition to their culinary stock. Their garden was fast approaching...
Page 81 - I will see to that presently." I went to find a large dinner knife ; and, having sharpened it well, for the purpose of cutting off its head, left my wife on board, and proceeded resolutely to the place where the turtle lay, ' When I tucked up my shirt sleeves, to prevent the blood from staining them, and brandished the knife, as the creature's head lay stretched forth from its shell, I felt so like an assassin about to commit his first crime, that nature recoiled within me : my hand trembled, my...
Page 31 - Fidele, howled mournfully as he was driven to the farther end of the cabin : this, at such a moment, had a powerful effect on us. " We are indeed lost !" said my wife, as she recovered a little from the fall she had just received. I did not now wait to console her by my words : I renewed my efforts to force the companion door, and get upon deck; but it was perfect darkness where we were, and I could not find...

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