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26. Suddenly there was a great earthqu.ike, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken : and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loofed.
27. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of bis Seep, and seeing the prison-doors open, he drew his sword, and would have killed himself, fuppofing that the prisoners had been fied.
28. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thy self no harm ; for we are all here.
CXLIX. Eutychus dead by a fall is raised to Life
by St. Paul.
TO Afan Troas, not unknown to Fame,
The Great Apostle of the Gentiles came; The Church together his Arrival brought, Whom now till heavy dead of Night he taught; Young Eutychus among the rest was there, In a large Window plac'd to take the Air ; And Thun the stilling Heat ; so long he staid, Till heavy Slumbers did his Eyes invade; When down he sunk three dreadful Stories deep, And there had lain in everlasting Sleep, But with Compassion him the Saint survey'd, And on him his All-healing Hands he laid; And while his hopeless Friends around him mournd, To his forsaken Breast his wand'ring Soul return'd.
Acts Chap. XX. Ver. 9, to 1.2
9. There sat in a window a certain young man, named Eurychus, being fallen into a deep seep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
10. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him, said, Trouble not your felves ; for lys life is in him.
11. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
12. And they brought the young man alive,
St. Paul entertaind by the Barbarians,
unhurt by the Viper,
SCaped from the Sea, and dropping with the
Waves, A Rock which lost the Ship, th' Apostle saves : The barb'rous Insulairs, who long before Wishing the Wrack stood watching on the Shore; When him they saw, were chang'd to mild and
kind, And gentle Piry seiz'd their soften'd Mind;
Stranger there till now, they spread the Sand, And help the weary Passengers to Land: A Fire they make, their frozen Limbs to warm, And dry them, wet and beaten by the Storm: When from the Heat a dreadful Viper sprung, fix'd on tl'Apostle's Hand, and winding hung: Th'affrighted Islanders around him fled, And every moment look'd to see him dead : A Murd’rer sure, whom, thoʻthe Waves he'd passid, Impartial Vengeance found, and seiz'd at lait. He shook the Viper off ainid the Fire, And felt no harm, still more the Crowd admire, Tho’him a Murderer they thought before, A God! A God! they cry, and only-not adore.
Acts Chap. XXVIII. Ver.2, 3, 4, 5.
2. The barbarous people kindted a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold,
3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, And laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the beat, and fastened on his band.
4. And when the barbarians saw the venemous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom though he hatha escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5. And be fook off the beast into the fire, and felt