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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 7, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." - Author Unknown

Source: Thought for Today, thoughtfortoday- subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


John Bunyan was a sturdy controversialist, and was often very severe on the Quakers. But he learned that through the intercession of that group he obtained his release from prison.

It is a somewhat noteworthy fact, now well authenticated, that Charles II liberated Quakers and Puritans from confinement, through the personal intercession of the Quakers, among whom was Richard Carver, who was the mate of the fishing vessel which conveyed the king to France, after the famous battle of Worcester, 1651. This honest Quaker sailor, after twenty years had rolled away, appealed to the king in person in behalf of those who were in prison.

When the fugitive king had fled for life, this sailor conveyed him on shore. The vessel was bound for Poole, coal-laden, with two passengers, who passed for merchants running away from their creditors. The fugitive king and Lord Wilmot were landed at Fecamp, in Normandy, upon the back of a Quaker, and the vessel recrossed the channel to Poole.

When the honest sailor appeared before his majesty, the king expressed his astonishment that he had not previously sought some reward. The sailor replied that he had merely done his duty, and God had rewarded him with peace of mind.

"And now, sire, I ask nothing for myself, but that your majesty would do the same for my friends that I did for you; set the poor, pious sufferers at liberty, that you may have that peace and satisfaction that always follow good actions."

King Charles thereupon pardoned four hundred and seventy-one Quakers, and many Independents and Baptists - among them John Bunyan. Ever after Bunyan was a friend to the Quakers.

From: Christian Witness

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 11, 1892, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Children's Humor for the Young at Heart:

Q: Why does a cow wear a bell?

A: Its horns don't work.

Q: What did the baby porcupine say when it backed into the cactus?

A: Is that you, Mother?

Q: What did one eye say to the other?

A: There's something between us that smells.

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The two young boys were discussing their ailments together in the children's ward.

"Are you medical or surgical?" asked the first, who had been in the ward for a week.

"I don't know what you mean," replied the second.

"It's simple," replied the first. "Were you sick when you came in here? Or did they make you sick when you got here?"

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Are your scrollbars too small? Do you have a hard time grabbing them with your mouse pointer? Well, you'll be both thrilled and delighted to know you can adjust their size. Here's how:

1. Right-click your desktop and select Properties

2. You'll be presented with a settings screen, select the Appearance tab.

3. The second drop down box should be labeled "item" select "Scrollbar" from it.

4. You'll be able to increase or decrease the size of your scrollbars by using the little box to the right of the drop down box (it's labeled "size"). I have mine set to 18.

That's it. You should now be able to make your scrollbars as big as you like.

Source: Computer Tips, http://www.coolnewsletters.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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