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Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [30] from page s: 33-34
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Whitfield and the Sailors.

When Whitfield preached before the seamen at New York, he used the following bold apostrophe :— "Well, my boys, we have a clear sky, and are making sine headway over a smooth sea, before a light breeze, and we shall soon lose sight of land. But whatmeans this sudden louring of the heavens, and that dark cloud arising from beneath the western horizon ? Hark ! don't you hear distant thunder? Don't you see those flashes of lightning? A storm is gathering! Every man to his duty ! How the waves rise and dash against theship ! The air is dark ! The airis dark ! The tempest rages! Our masts are gone! The shipis on her beam-ends ? What next ?" The unsuspecting tars suddenly rose, and exclaimed, "Take to the long-boat!"



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 33
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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