The Christian Lady's Magazine

The Christian Lady's Magazine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... things continued during the night. The heavenly lamps were not lighted; or if one or another occasionally glimmered faintly, it was obscured in a moment by the driven clouds, --blown out, as it were, by the roaring tempest. " Everything in the world, however, has its period, and continues only for a time. By degrees the fury of the storm was abated, the ravenous authors of my serenade became silent, and the icebergs ceased to crash. I now discovered that my body was frozen as hard as a log of wood; that I was hungry and thirsty; in short, that I again belonged to earth; and I accordingly descended from my exalted position. A flask of brandy, which Master Kitterik had not completely exhausted, considerably revived my spirits, and enabled me to make my way to our pilot Patrick, who, with his stiffened hands, could scarcely hold the wheel. So matters went on till a thick ascending fog almost shut out the view of external things. " And now, your reverence, be pleased to come and see whether I be not, after all, something like an angel!" So saying, Aaron, as he had previously hurried his master into the cabin, urged him to hasten back to the deck, where a fair sight burst upon his view. God's wondrous gems, the stars, sparkled clearly in the serene firmament; the storm had subsided into a fresh breeze, which drove the vessel swiftly through the melted waters; and the sea, far and wide, showed no icebergs. The missionary stood on the deck astonished. " Lord," said he, devotionally, " Thou makest the winds thine angels, and thy ministers are flames of fire. What was it which delivered the children of Israel from the Egyptian host, and turned the cry of the oppressed into a song of praise? It was, even the winds, thine angels, which drove asunder...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670507
  • 9781236670502