Twenty Years Before the Mast, Or, Life in the Forecastle: Being the Experiences and Voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs. Containing an Account of His Escapes from Wild Beasts; from the Dangers of War; from British Pressgangs; from Frequent Shipwrecks; Together with Several Remarkable Dreams, and a Mass of Other Interesting Facts, and Including an Account of His Conversion to God
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Page 170 - For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
Page 179 - And these rejoicing eyes. 2 The King Himself comes near, And feasts His saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see Him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.
Page 176 - Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest !" He smiled and wept when he spoke these words.
Page 167 - Be sober, be vigilant ; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Page 168 - ... when the enemy cometh in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
Page 2 - Gen.iii. 12, 13. no shadow of ground for any such suspicions ; it declares that " the Lord ... is long-suffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Page 153 - The Lord is long suffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, 2 Pet.
Page 166 - ... did the holy and the just, The Sovereign of the skies, Stoop down to wretchedness and dust, That guilty worms might rise...