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Seite 1 - I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen who settled first at Hull.
Seite 4 - ... of enjoyments ; that peace and plenty were the handmaids of a middle fortune; that temperance, moderation, quietness, health, society, all agreeable diversions, and all desirable pleasures, were the blessings attending the middle station of life...
Seite xv - ... eyes, and a large mole near his mouth : was born in London, and for many years was a, hose-factor in Freeman's Yard, in Cornhill, and now is owner of the brick and pantile •works near Tilbury Fort, in Essex : whoever shall discover the said Daniel De Foe to one of her Majesty's principal secretaries of state, or any of her Majesty's justices of peace, so as he may be apprehended, shall have a reward of £50, which her Majesty has ordered immediately to be paid upon such discovery.
Seite 187 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shall glorify me. Upon this, rising cheerfully out of my bed, my heart was not only comforted, but I was guided and encouraged to pray earnestly to God for deliverance. When I had done praying, I took up my Bible, and, opening it to read, the first words that presented to me, were, Wait...
Seite 53 - I may say, wrapt up in a contemplation of my deliverance ; making a thousand gestures and motions, .which I cannot describe ; reflecting upon all my comrades that were drowned, and that there should not be one soul saved but myself ; for, as for them, I never saw them afterwards, or any sign of them, except three of their hats, one cap, and two shoes that were not fellows.
Seite 182 - It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand.
Seite 187 - Upon this, rising cheerfully out of my bed, my heart was not only comforted, but I was guided and encouraged to pray earnestly to God for deliverance. When I had done praying, I took up my Bible, and opening it to read, the first words that presented to me were, " Wait on the Lord, and be of good cheer, and He shall strengthen thy heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
Seite xii - The Original Power of the Collective Body of the People of England Examined and Asserted; the other, The Freeholder's Plea against the Stock-jobbing Elections of Parliamentmen.
Seite xvi - About midnight began the most terrible storm that had been known in England, the wind WSW attended with flashes of lightning. It uncovered the roofs of many houses and churches, blew down the spires of several steeples and chimneys, tore whole groves of trees up by the roots.