excerpt from 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2' pp. Ch. 10, para. 3 (364 words)

excerpt from 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2' pp. Ch. 10, para. 3 (364 words)

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2

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Ch. 10, para. 3

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Our voyage to the North Pole [May – September 1773] being ended, I returned to London [and] […] began seriously to reflect on the dangers I had escaped […]. It caused me to reflect deeply on my eternal state, and to seek the Lord with full purpose of heart ere it was too late.

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I had a great desire to read the bible the whole day at home [in London]; but not having a convenient place for retirement, I left the house in the day, rather than stay amongst the wicked ones; and that day as I was walking, it pleased God to direct me to a house where there was an old sea-faring man, who experienced much of the love of God shed abroad in his heart. He began to discourse with me […] and invited me to a love-feast at his chapel that evening. I accepted the offer, and thanked him […] When the wished-for hour came I went, and happily the old man was there, who kindly seated me, as he belonged to the place. I was much astonished to see the place filled with people, and no signs of eating and drinking. There were many ministers in the company. At last they began by giving out hymns, and between the singing the minister engaged in prayer; in short, I knew not what to make of this sight, having never seen any thing of the kind in my life before now […] I wished to be as happy as them, and was persuaded in my mind that they were different from the world 'that lieth in wickedness,' 1 John v. 19. Their language and singing, &c. did well harmonize; I was entirely overcome, and wished to live and die thus. Lastly, some persons in the place produced some neat baskets full of buns, which they distributed about; and each person communicated with his neighbour, and sipped water out of different mugs, which they handed about to all who were present. This kind of Christian fellowship I had never seen, nor ever thought of seeing on earth […]; this entertainment (which lasted about four hours) ended in singing and prayer. It was the first soul feast I ever was present at.

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