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THE HISTORY OF JONAS
Then said the Mariners tell vs with speed, What shall we doe with thee in this case: That this great tempest may cease in our need, Which rageth extreamly in euery place.
Cast mee in the sea.
thus Ionas did say, For 'tis for my sake you are plagued this day, Sinne is the causer of sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
Neuerthelesse the men were afraid, And sought for to row the ship vnto Land: But could not preuaile the tempest so plaid, That they in great perrill of life still did stand.
O Lord then quoth they,
we humbly pray, For this man let vs not perish this day, sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, &c. But God through repentance, &c.
Then tooke they vp Ionas in place where he stood, And threw him out of the ship in the sea: And presently the fierce raging flood, With the great tempest the Lord did alay.
and then presently,
they all did espie, That the sea most calme and most quiet did lie. Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
A Great WThale fish the Lord sent that way, Which swallowed vp Ionas immediatly. Three daies and three nights in his belly he lay, And there full oft to the Lord he did cry. Then God did command, The Whale out of hand, To cast vp the Prophet vpon the dry land, Sinne is the causer of sorrow and care, &c.
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