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. 1810 Excerpt: ... Whitfield to Kingswood; where, when they arrived after a sultry walk, they found about ten thousand people assembled; the trees and hedges ...
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. 1810 Excerpt: ... Whitfield to Kingswood; where, when they arrived after a sultry walk, they found about ten thousand people assembled; the trees and hedges being lined with spectators. There had been a violent storm of thunder and lightning: but this was dispelled by a single ejaculation; and Providence was pleased so visibly to interpose, in causing lite weather to clear up just as he began, that Mr. Whitfield could not avoid taking notice of ir in his discourse, to the people, and to hint, that the course of nature had been altered in favour of his harangue. The sun now shone, and all was hushed; and notwithstanding the distance of some part of the audience, they all heard distinctly; for, indeed, the wind was extremely favourable. Whilst all was thus iu a profound calm for near an hour, every one being attentive to the voice of the preacher, on a sudden the skies again grew black, and the assembly was alarmed a second time, by a most tremendous volley of thunder and lightning, and a storm of rain. A remarkable difference now appeared between the saints and the sinners. Those whom curiosity, or perhaps some less justifiable motive, had brought thither, scampered away with the utmost precipitation, to trees or hedges, or some occasional sheds which had been erected amongst the coal-works, to avoid the impending storm; whilst those who either were, or fancied they were, possessed of true frith, scorned to flinch, or to discover the least regard to their bodies, whilst they were thus refreshing their souls with the heavenly dew of Mr. Whitfield's eloquence. Mr. Whitfield now very dexterously shifted his discourse to the present occasion, and observed, tbat although Providence had, at their first meeting, so miraculously put a stop to the rain; yet he had now, with the same g..
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