A Discourse on the Moral Uses of the Sea: Delivered on Board the Packet-ship Victoria, Capt. Morgan, at Sea, July, 1845

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Page 16 - Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Page 3 - And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Page 20 - Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof ; The world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands : Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD; For he cometh to judge the earth: With righteousness shall he judge the world, And the people with equity.
Page 16 - Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Page 18 - Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, And thick darkness a...
Page 20 - The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice ; the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Page 11 - ... of duty. Among them he had few prejudices to encounter, while at Jerusalem every mind was set against him with obstinacy as firm as the rocks of Zion. So it was never a Babylon, or a Timbuctoo, or any city of the inland regions, that was forward to change and improvement. But it was a Tyre, queen of the sea; a Carthage, sending out her ships, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, to Britain and the Northern Isles; an Athens, an Alexandria — these were the seats of art, and thought, and learning,...
Page 13 - Not the wilds of Northern Russia only, not the islands only of the sea, becoming members of European laws, arts and manners — but the throne of Siam inquiring after the methods and truths of the West ; all British India studying English, in a sense more real than the study of words ; Muscat sending over to examine and copy our arts ; both branches of the Mohammedan...
Page 13 - Christian travelers, and adopting, as fast as they can, the European modes of war and customs of society ; China beginning to doubt whether she is indeed the Celestial Empire, and doomed, ere twenty years are gone by, to be as emulous of what is European as Egypt or Turkey now is. All this by the power of commerce. They feel our shadow cast on their weakness, and their hearts sink within them, as if they had seen a people taller than they.
Page 17 - How many prayers, otherwise silent, have gone up to fill the sky and circle the world, from wives and mothers, imploring his protecting presence with the husbands and sons they have trusted to the deep ! It is of the greatest consequence, too, that such a being as God should have images prepared to express him, and set him before the mind of man in all the grandeur of his attributes. These he has provided in the heavens and the sea, which are the two great images of his vastness and power ; the one...

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