The Retrospect; Or, Review Of Providential Mercies. With Anecdotes Of Various Characters

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byRichard Marks

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... At length Sunday came: the day was remarkably fine. No public duty intervened to sef aside this holy season. The church was rigged, the bell rang, and the captain, officers, and entire crew soon took their seats, according to that order and discipline which prevails in ships of war. Much as I had longed for, and pleased and rejoiced as I certainly was at the sight, yet it confounded me. More than six hundred bare heads and attentive looks, all directed to myself, as I advanced to my stand, were more terrible than the muzzles of so many frowning cannon had ever been; a nervous feverish heat actually dried up my tongue, and nearly prevented articulation, which, of course much increased my confusion; in short, this proved one of the most formidable undertakings I had ever embarked in. I literally trembled, while I read through the prayers; and more so, if possible, when I came to the sermon. At length I got through the service, and retired to my cabin, full of confusion and self-reproach, in that I had not looked up with sufficient earnestness to God for a realising sense of his presence, as the only thing that could deliver me from this snare--this fear of man. O what a poor inconsistent creature is man! who fears the presence of a fellow-mortal more than the eye of his Maker, who shrinks more appalled at the censure of a A maritime phrase for clearing away and fitting up a convenient part of the ship, sufficient to seat the whole crew. This is done sometimes between decks, and sometimes on the quarter or upper deck. Stools are placed and flags of different colours suspended round the sides and over-head, so as to form an enclosed place, and to produce a pleasing effect. worm like himself, than he does at the threatenings of Omnipotence--O Lord God of merc...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... At length Sunday came: the day was remarkably fine. No public duty intervened to sef aside this holy season. The church was ri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217131840

ISBN - 13:9780217131841

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