The Enemies Of A God Fearing Nation.

"An answer to prayer," says Le Clerc, "may be seen by what happened on

the coast of Holland in the year 1672. The Dutch expected an attack from

their enemies by sea, and public prayers were ordered for their

deliverance. It came to pass that when their enemies waited only for the

tide, in order to land, _the tide was retarded, contrary to its usual

course, for twelve hours_, so their enemies were obliged to defer the

attempt to another opportunity; which they never found, _because a

storm, arose afterwards_, and drove them from the coast."