Travels and Researches in Crete, Volume 1

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Pagina 382 - I was like," he says, " to be freed by one Captaine Wilde, a pious Christian, but on a sudden I was sould and delivered to a Mussleman dwelling with his family in ye towne, upon which change and disappointment I was very sad ; my patron asked me the reason, and withall uttered those comfortable words, ' God is great ! ' which took such impression as strengthened my faith in God, considering thus with myself, ' Shall this Turkish Mahumitan teach me who ame a Christain, my duty of faith and dependence...
Pagina 382 - Christians, which changed my former thoughts of God, which was that He dealt more hard with me than with other of His servants. God was pleased to guide for me, and those relations of mine taken with me, in a providential ordering of civil patrons for us, who gave me more liberty than ordinary, especially to me, who preached the Gospel to my poor countrymen, amongst whom it pleased God to make me an instrument of much good. "I had not stayed long there...
Pagina 222 - The diver whose turn it is takes his seat on the deck of the vessel, at either the bow or stern, and, placing by his side a large flat slab of marble weighing about...
Pagina 382 - Wilde) showed me, and asked me what I would do in ye case. I tould him he was an instrument under God of my liberty, and I would be at his disposeing. He answered Noe, I was a free man, and should be at my own disposeing. Then I replyed, ' I will stay,' considering that I might be more servisable to my country by my continuing in enduring affliction with the people of God than to enjoy liberty at home.
Pagina 222 - Ibs., to which is attached a rope of the proper length and thickness (1^ inch), he then strips, and is left by his companions to prepare himself. This seems to consist in devoting a certain time to clearing the passages of his lungs by expectoration, and highly inflating them afterwards, thus oxidizing his blood very highly by a repetition of deep inspirations.
Pagina 222 - ... bodily effort raises it up to nearly arm's length over his head ; the second assistant is then prepared to make his grasp as low down as he can reach, and does the same, and so on the two alternately, and, by a fathom or more at a time and with great rapidity, bring the anxious diver to the surface. A heavy blow from his nostrils, to expel the water and exhausted air, indicates to his comrades that he is conscious and breathes. A word or two is then spoken by one of his companions to encourage...
Pagina 62 - In consequence of this, they sent ambassadors with their submission, and, as most writers agree, engaged themselves by treaty to send every ninth year a tribute of seven young men and as many virgins. When these were brought into Crete...
Pagina 222 - ... As soon as he reaches the bottom, he places the stone under his arm to keep himself down, and then walks about upon the rock, or crawls under its ledges, stuffing the sponges into a netted-bag with a hooped mouth, which is strung round his neck to receive them ; but he holds firmly to the stone or rope all the while, as his safeguard for returning and for making the known signal at the time he desires it. Now let us notice the proceedings of his companions in the boat floating some twenty or...
Pagina 381 - ... vessell, which set sayle with about six score passengers ; but before wee were out of sight of land, wee were all taken by an Algire piratt, who putt the men in chaÓnes and storkes. This thing was so greivious that I began to question Providence, and accused Him of injustice in His dealings with me, untill ye Lord made it appear otherwise by ensueing mercye. Upon my arrivall in Algires I found pious Christians, which changed my former thoughts of God, which was that He dealt more hard with me...

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