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Bunyan (John), Pi]grim\s Pi- ^ r( , ss ;' a |, 

acsimile of the rare First Edition, bofh'l 

pari*, 1678 and 1684, with the oriiJ 

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first, (and was retained in all sub- 
sequent ones), as being necessary to 
complete the sense of that part of 
the book in which it occurs. 

The illustrations, however rude, 
are highly curious and interesting, 
and serve to show by what primitive 
pictorial representations the early 
readers of the immortal allegory 
were helped to realize some of its 
stirring scenes. These woodcuts, 
like the other features of the book, 
have been reproduced in facsimile. 

The complete disappearance of 
the first edition, all but one copy, 
may not perhaps, indicate the exaft 
measure of avidity with which the 
book was taken up ; but the subse- 
quent history of the work leaves no 
doubt as to the effectual manner in 
which the fertile ground of English 
religious sentiment absorbed the first 
seeds cast abroad by the homely 
Bunyan ; and, at all events, those 
seeds produced such a plentiful crop 
that it were futile now to attempt 
to compute how many millions of 
copies of the world-renowned al- 
legory have been read and thumbed 
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The first edition of 27^ Pilgrims 
Progress, of which an exadt repro- 
duction is now placed before the 
public, was issued by cc Nath. Ponder 
at the Peacock *in the Poultrey near 
Cornbitt, 1678." At the present 
time, but one copy of that edition 
is known to exist. It is in the 
library of H. S. Holford, Esq., 
through whose kindness the pub- 
lisher has been enabled to produce 
the present facsimile. The unique 
and priceless original is a compadt 
volume, -printed on yellowish grey 
paper, from, apparently, new type ; 
and so perfe&ly has it been pre- 
served, that it seems to be in 
precisely the state in which it left 
the publisher's shelves. It is a book 
as fuU of material peculiarities as 
any that ever taxed the correctness 
of a fac-similist ; and it may not be 
out of place to draw attention to 
some of them. 

The spelling and grammar are 

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consistent, from a modern point of 
view ; but to this, which is scarcely 
a peculiarity, we have to add a very 
irregular use of capital letters, the 
greatest profusion of italics, the 
employment now of asterisks and 
now of letters for reference to 
the notes, and the use of certain 
characters differing in form from 
modern letters, and *not commonly 
used in books of the seventeenth 
century. The italic k and the ft 
which occur in the Introduction to 
the First Part, and also in the 
Second Part, are examples of these 
obsolete letters ; and the \ in the 
word lP?O0T0fS^ at the head of every 
page, is of very rare occurrence. 

But this edition has other charac- 
teristics which render its interest 
still more vital. The marginal 
comments, which some modern 
editors have seen fit to omit, are 
there in all their quaint force : in 
one case the temper of Christian, as 
described in the text, is summarized 
in the side-note thus : " Christian 
snibbeth his Fellow " ; in another 
place Bunyan ejaculates in the mar- 
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numerous instances these notes have 
a value of their own, either as 
samples of the rough vernacular of 
the author's original book, or as 
indications of his mode of thought.* 
This first edition, more than 
any subsequent one, is replete with 
quaint expressions in rugged Saxon- 
English,, and with other elements of 
style which induced Bunyan to say 
in his IC Apology " : — 
" This Book is writ in such a Dialeft 
As may the minds of Visiles s men affeft" 

And although the great allegorist 
never materially changed his handi- 
work, he did make alterations in his 
grammar and orthography in the 
course of the eight editions which 
he lived to revise. Add to this 
that his numerous editors have also 
carried on the work of modification 
for nearly two centuries ; and it will 
at once be evident that it is a matter 
of real importance for the reading 
public of to-day to see what Bunyan 
really wrote and issued in the first 

To compass this end, no pains 
have been spared. In all those 
matters of orthography, grammar, 
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referred to, absolute reproduction 
has been the one aim. Indeed, as 
regards typography, the present 
'edition is stridtly a lineal descendant 
of that of 1678 ; for the type now 
used has been cast from moulds 
made in 1720, which were taken 
from the Dutch type used for that 
first issue. The paper, too, is a close 
imitation of that manufactured two 
centuries ago. 

It will be noticed that the type 
of the Second Part is slightly 
smaller than that of the First Part ; 
and there also the facsimile prin- 
ciple has been adhered to. The 
explanation of this change of type 
is to be found in the fac5t, of which 
the modern reader need scarcely be 
reminded, that the Second Part was 
not issued with the First, but six 
years later, in 1684. 

It should be mentioned here, 
that while the volume is a page for 
page facsimile of the original, it 
has been thought needful to in- 
corporate the conversation between 
Christian and Mr. Worldly -Wiseman 
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Pilgrim's Progrefs 




That which is to come : 

Delivered under the Similitude of a 


Wherein is Difcovered > 

The manner of his fetting out, 

His Dangerous Journey; Andfafe 

Arrival at the Defired Countrey. 

/ have ufed Similitudes, Hof. 12. 10. 

By John Bunyan. 



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zAVrHORS <:Jpohsy 

For his BOOK. 

WHen at the fir ft I took my Pen in hand, 
Thus for to write \ I did not under jl and 
That I at all Jhould make a little Book. 
In fuch a mode ; Nay, I had undertook 
To make another, which when almojl done ; 
Before I was aware, I this begun. 

And thus it was : I writing of the Way 
And Race of Saints, in this our Gofpel-Day> 
Fell fuddenly into an Allegory 
About their Journey, and the way to Glory, 
In more than twenty things, which I fet down ; 
This done, I twenty more had in my Crown, 
And they again began to multiply, 
Like fp arks that from the coals of fire do fly. 
Nay then, thought I, if that you breed fo fa ft, 
F 11 put you by your f elves, lejl you at lafl 
Should prove ad infinitum, and eat out 
The Book that I already am about. 

Well,fo I did y but yet I did not think 
To Jhew to all the World my Pen and Ink 
In fuch a mode ; / only thought to make 
I knew not what : nor did I undertake 
Thereby to pleafe my Neighbour ; no not I j 
/ did it mine own felf to gratifie. 

Neither did I but vacant feafons fp end 
In this my Scribble ; nor did I intend 

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The Authors Apology for his Book. 

But to divert my f elf in doing this, 

From worjer thoughts, which make me do amifs. 
Thus I fet Pen to Paper with delight, 

And quickly had my thoughts in black and white. 

For having now my Method by the end, 

Still as I pull* d, it came ; and fo I pennd 

It down, until it came at lajl to be 

For length and breadth the bignefs which you fee. 
Well, when I had thus put mine ends together, 

I fhew^d them others, that I might fee whether 

They would condemn them, or them juftifie : 

And fame faid, let them live \fome, let them die. 

Some faid, John, print it ; others faid, Not fo : 

Some faid, It might do good; others faid, No. 
Now was I in a Jlraight, and did not fee 

Which was the bejl thing to be done by me: 
At lajl I thought, Since you are thus divided, 

I print it will ; and fo the cafe decided. 

For, thought I \ Some, I fee, would have it done, 
Though others in that Channel do not run \ 
To prove then who advifed for the bejl, 
Thus I thought fit to put it to the teft. 

1 further thought, If now I did deny 
Thofe that would have it thus, to gratifie, 
I did not know but hinder them I might 
Of that which would to them be great delight. 
For thofe that were not for its coming forth, 
I faid to them, Offend you I am loth \ 
Tet ftnce your Brethren pleafed with it be, 
Forbear to judge, till you do further fee. 


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If that thou wilt not read, let it alone \ 
Some love the meat, jome love to pick, the bone : 
Tea, that I might them better palliate, 
I did too with them thus Expoftulate. 

May I not write infuch a ft He as this ? 
In fuch a method too, and yet not mijs 
Mine end, thy good ? why may it not be done ? 
Dark Clouds bring Waters, when the bright bring 
Tea, darker bright, if they their Silver drops {none 
Caufe to defcend, the Earth, by yielding Crops, 
Gives praife to both, and carpet h not at either, 
But treafures up the Fruit they yield together : 
Tea, fo commixes both, that in her Fruit 
None can diftinguijh this from that, they fuit 
Her well, when hungry : but if/he be full, 
She/pues out both, and makes their blejfings null. 

Tou fee the ways the Fijher-man doth take 
To catch the Fijh ; what Engins doth he make ? 
Behold how he ingageth all his Wits, 
Alfo his Snares, Lines, Angles, Hooks and Nets. 
Tet Fijh there be, that neither Hook^ nor Line, 
Nor Snare, nor Net, nor Engin can make thine ; 
They muft be grop^t for, and be tickled too, 
Or they will not be catcht, what e*re you do. 

How doth the Fotuler feek to catch his Game, 
By divers means, all which one cannot name? 
His Gun, his Nets, his Lime-twigs, light, and bell: 
He creeps, he goes, he ftands\ yea who can tell 
Of all his poflures, Tet there* s none of thefe 
Will make him mafter of what Fowls he pleafe. 
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Tea^ he muji Pipe, and Whiffle to catch this \ 
Tet if he does fo, that Bird he will mifs. 

If that a Pearl may in a Toads-head dwell, 
And? may be found too in an Oijler-Jhell ; 
If things that promife nothings do contain 
What better is then Gold \ who will difdain, 
{That have an inkling of it,) there to look, 
That they may find it. Now my little Book, 
(Tho void of all thofe paintings that may make 
It with this or the other Man to take,) 
Is not without thofe things that do excel 
What do in brave, but empty notions dwell. 

Well, yet I am not fully fatisfied, 
That this your Book willfland\ whenfoundly trfd 

Why, what's the matter I it is dark, what tho? 
But it is feigned. What of that I tro? 
Some men by feigning words as dark as min-e, 
Make truth to fp angle ', and its rayes to Jhine. 

But they wantfolidnefs : Speak man thy mind, 
They drown' d the weak\Metaphors make us blind. 

Solidity, indeed becomes the Pen 
Of him that writeth things Divine to men : 
But muft I needs wantfolidnefs, becaufe 
By Metaphors I fpeak ', Was not Gods Laws, 
His Gofpel-Laws, in oldertime held forth 
By Types, Shadows and Metaphors ? Tet loth 
Will any fober man be to find fault 
With them, lejl he be found for to affault 
The high eft Wifdom. No, he rather filoops, 
And fieeh to find out what by pins and loops, 


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By Calves ; and Sheep', by Heifers, and by Rams ; 
By Birds , and Herbs, and by the blood of Lambs, 
God fpeaketh to him. And happy is he 
'That finds the light, and grace that in them be. 

Be not too forward therefore to conclude, 
That I want folidnefs, that I am rude : 
All things folid in Jhew, not f olid be \ 
All things in parables defpife not we, 
Lejl things moft hurtful lightly we receive, 
And things that good are, of our fouls bereave. 

My dark and cloudy words they do but hold 
The Truth , as Cabinets inclofe the Gold. 

The Prophets ufed much by Metaphors 
To fet forth Truth \ Tea, who fo considers 
Chrifl, his Apojlles too, Jhall plainly fee, 
That Truths to this day in fuch Mantles be. 

A?n I afraid to fay that holy Writ, {Wit, 
Which for its Stile, and Phrafe puts down ail 
Is every where fo full of all thefe things, 
(Dark Figures, Allegories,) yet there fprings 
From that fame Book that luftre, and thofe rayes 
Of light, that turns our darkeji nights to days. 

Come, let my Carper, to his Life now looky 
And find There darker lines then in my Book 
He findeth any. Tea, and let him know, 
That in his befl things there are worfe lines too. 

May we but ft and before impartial men, 
To his poor One, I durfl adventure Ten, 
That they will take my meaning in thefe lines 
Far better then his Lies in Silver Shrines. 


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ComefTruth, although in Swadling-clouts, I find 
Informs the Judgement, reclifies the Mind, 
Pleafes the Underjlanding, makes the Will 
Submit ; the Memory too it doth fill 
With what doth our Imagination pleafe ; 
Likewife, it tends our troubles to appeafe. 

Sound words I know Timothy is to ufe\ 
And old Wives Fables he is to refufe, 
But yet grave Paul, him no where doth forbid 
The ufe of Parables - y in which lay hid (were 
That Gold,thofe Pearls, and precious Jlones thai 
Worth digging for; and that with greatejl care. 

Let me add one word more, man of God! 
Art thou offended? do ft thou wijh I had 
Put forth my matter in an other drefs, 
Or that I had in things been more exprefs ? 
Three things let me propound, then I fubmit 
To thofe that are my betters, (as is fit.) 

I . I find not that I am denied the ufe 
Of this my method, fo I no abufe 
Put on the Words, Things, Readers, or be rude 
In handling Figure, or Similitude, 
In application ; but, all that I may, 
Seek the advance of Truth, this or that way : 
Denyed, did I fay ? Nay, I have leave, 
(Example too,and that from them that have 
God better pleafed by their words or ways, 
Then any man that breatheth now adays^) 
Thus to exprefs my mind, thus to declare 
Things unto thee, that excellenteft are. 

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2. I find that men (as high as Trees) will write 
Dialogue-wife •> yet no man doth them Jlight 
For writing fo : Indeed if they abufe 

Truth, curfedbe they, and, the craft they ufe 
To that intent ; But yet let Truth he free 
To make her S alleys upon Thee, and Me, 
IVhich way it pleafes God. For who knows how, 
Better then he that taught us firji to Plow, 
To guide our Mind and Pens for his Defign ? 
And he makes bafe things ujher in Divine. 

3. I find that holy Writ in many places (cajes 
Hath femblance with this ?nethod, where the 
Doth call for one thing, to fet forth another : 
Ufe it I may then, and yet nothing f mother 
Truths golden Beams ; Nay, by this method may 
Make it cajl forth its rayes as light as day. 

And now, before I do put up my Pen, 
Tie Jhew the profit of my Book , and then 
Commit both thee, and it unto that hand (/land. 
That pulls thejlrong down, and makes weak ones 

This Book it chaulketh out before thine eyes 
The man that feeh the everlafting Prize : 
It Jhews you whence he comes, whither he goes, 
What he leaves undone \ alfo what he does: 
It alfo Jhews you how he runs, and runs 
Till he unto the Gate of Glory comes. 

It Jhews too, who fet s out for life amain, 
As if the la/ling Crown they would attain : 
Here alfo you may fee the reafon why 
They loofe their labour, and like Fools do die. 


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This Book will make a Travailer of thee. 
If by its Counfel thou wilt ruled be; 
It will direcl thee to the Holy Land, 
If thou wilt its Directions understand : 
Yea, it will make the fioathful, aclive be ; 
The Blind alfo, delightful things to fee. 

Art thou for fomething rare, and profitable ? 
Wouldefl thou fee a Truth within a Fable? 
Art thou forgetful? wouldefl thou remember 
From New-years-day to the lafl ^December? 
Then read my fancies, they will flick like Burs, 
And may be to the Helplefs, Comforters. 
This Book is writ infuch a Dialed, 
As may the minds oflisllefs men affeft : 
It feems a Novelty, and yet contains 
Nothing but found, and honefl Gofpel-fl rains. 

Would ft thou divert thy f elf from Melancholly? 
Would? fl thou be pleafant, yet be far from folly ? 
Would 9 Ji thou read Riddles, & 'their Explanation? 
Or elfe be drownded in thy Contemplation ? 
Dofl thou love picking meat ? or would 1 fl thou fee 
A man i'th Clouds, and hear himfpeak to thee? 
Would' ft thou be in a Dream, and yet notfeep ? 
Or would? fl thou in a moment laugh, and weep ? 
Wouldefl thou loofe thy f elf , and catch no harm? 
And find thy felf again without a charm? {what 
Would' fl read thy felf, and read thou know'fl not 
And yet know whether thou art blesl or not, 
By reading the fame lines? O then come hither, 
And lay my Book, thy He ad, and Heart together. 


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Pilgrims Progrefs: 

In the fimilitude of a 


S I walk'd through 
the wildernefs of this 
world, I lighted* on a 
certain place, where 
was a Denn ; And I 
laid me down in that 
place to fleep : And as I flept I drea- 
med a Dream. I dreamed , and be- 
hold I Jaw a Man * cloathed with * Ifa 6 
Raggs, Jianding in a certain place y s. 
with bis face jrom his own Houfe, a Lu.14. 33. 
Book in his hand y and a great burden Pf - 3 8 - 4- 
upon his back. I looked, and faw him ^" *" 2 ' 
open the Book, and Read therein ; 3I ^ 
and as he Read, he wept and trem- 
bled: and not being able longer to 


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contain, he brake out with a lamen- " 
table cry; faying, what /hall 1 do? 
A£h 2. In this plight therefore he went 

37- home, and retrained himfelf as long 

as he could, that his Wife and 
Children fhould not perceive his 
diftrefs ; but he could rfot be filent 
long, becaufe that his trouble in- 
creafed : wherefore at length he 
brake his mind to his Wife and 
Children ; and thus he began to 
talk to them, O my dear Wife, 
faid he, and you the Children of my 
bowels, I your dear friend am in 
my/elf undone, by reajon of a burden 
that lieth hard upon me : moreover y 
I am for certain informed , that this 
our City will be burned with fire 
from Heaven, in which fearful over- 
throw, both my felf with thee, my 
Wife, and you my fweet babes, jhall 
miferably come to mine ; except {the 
which, yet I fee not) Jome way of. 
efcape can be found, whereby we 
may be delivered. At this his Rela- 
tions were fore amazed ; not for 
that they believed, that what he 
faid to them was true, but becaufe 
they thought, that fome frenzy 
diftemper had got into his head : 


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Chrtjiian, no fooner leaves the world, but meets 
Evangelift, who lovingly him greets ; 
With Tydings of another ; And doth (how 
Him how to mount to that from this below. 

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therefore, it drawing towards night, 
and they hoping that fleep might 
fettle his brains , with all haft they 
got him to bed ; but the night was 
as troublefome to him as the day : 
wherefore inftead of fleeping, he 
fpent it in iighs and tears. So 
when the morning was come , they 
would know how he did ; and he told 
them worfe and worfe. He alfo 
fet to talking to them again, but 
they began to be hardened ; they 
alfo thought to drive away his dis- 
temper by harfh and furly carriages 
to him : fometimes they would 
deride, fometimes they would chide , 
and fometimes they would quite 
negledt him : wherefore he began to 
retire himfelf to his Chamber to 
pray for, and pity them ; and alfo 
to condole his own mifery: he 
would alfo walk folitarily in the 
Fields, fometimes reading, and fome- 
times praying : and thus for fome 
days he fpent his time. 

Now, I faw upon a time, when he 
was walking in the Fields, that he 
was (as he was wont) reading in his 
Book, and greatly diftreffed in his 
mind ; and as he read, he burft out, 


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as he had done before, crying, What 
Jhall I do to bejaved? 

I faw alfo tjfat he looked this way, 
and that way, as if he would run; 
yet he ftood ftill , becaufe as I per- 
ceived, he could not tell which way 
to go. I looked then, and faw a Man 
named Evangelijl coming to him,and 
asked, Wherefore doft thou cry ? He 
anfwered, Sir, I perceive, by the 
Book in my hand , that I am Con- 
demned to die, and *after that to * Heb. 9. 
come to Judgement ; and I find that *7- 
I am not * willing to do the firft, nor * J ob * 6 - 
*able to do the fecond. ai # - "• 

Then faid Evangelijl , Why not 22 
willing to die? fince this life is atten- 
ded with fo many evils ? The Man 
anfwered, Becaufe I fear that this 
burden that is upon my back, will 
finck me lower then the Grave ; and 
I fhall fall into *Tophet. And Sir, if * ifa. 30. 
I be not fit to go to Prifon, I am not 33, 
fit (I am fure) to go to Judgement, 
and from thence to Execution; And 
the thoughts of thefe things make me 

Then faid Evangelijl , If this be 
thy condition, why ftandeft thou ftill? 
He anfwered, Becaufe I know not 


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whither to go. Then he gave him 
a Parchment-Roll , and there was 
*Mat written within, * Fly from the wrath 
' to come. 

The Man therefore Read it, and 
looking upon Evangeliji very care- 
fully; faid,WhithermuftIfly? Then 
faid Evangeliji , pointing with his 
finger over a very wide Field, Do 

* Mat. 7 . you fee yonder * Wicket -gate? The 
Pfal. 119. Man faid, No. Then faid the other, 
*p 5 e i z Do you fee yonder *fhining light ? 

* drift & Hefaid,IthinkIdo. Then faid Evan- 
the way to gelift> Keep that light in your eye, 
him cannot anc j g U p dire&ly thereto, *fo 

be found f^alt thou f ee t h e Q ate; at w hich 

IvorT 6 W ^ en t ' lou knockeft, it (hall be told 
thee what thou fhalt do. 

So I faw in my Dream, that the 
Man began to run; Now he had not 
run far from his own door, but his 
Wife and Children perceiving it, be- 

* Luk. 14. gan to cry after him to return : *but 
26. the Man put his fingers in his Ears, 

and ran on crying, Life, Life, Eter- 
nal Life : fo he looked not behind 
him, *but fled towards the middle 
of the Plain. 

YfamtZ The NeI g hbours alfo came out to 
wrZT to * ^ ee him run, and as he ran, fome 

come, are mOCk.ea, 

* Gen. 1 


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mocked, others threatned; and fome ^ Gazing. 
cried after him to return : Now a- ^ t0 
mong thofe that did fo, there were j er 20>I0 
two that were refolved to fetch him 
back by force: The name of the one 
was Obfiinate y and the name of the 
other Pliable. Now by this time the 
Man was got a good diftance from 
them ; But however they were refol- 
ved to purfue him ; which they did, 
and in little time they over-took him. 
Then faid the Man, Neighbours, 
Wherefore are you comet They faid, To 
perfwade you to go back with us;but 
he faid, That can by no means be : 
You dwell, faid he, in the City of 
Deflruclion (the place alfo where I 
was born,) I fee it to be fo ; and dy- 
ing there, fooner or later, you will 
fink lower then the Grave, into a 
place that burns with Fire and Brim- 
ftone ; Be content good Neighbours, 
and go along with me. 

* What I faid Obflinate, and leave nate 
our Friends, and our comforts behind 

us I 

* Yes, faid Chriftian,(fox that was * chrI - 
his name) becaufe that all is not " 

* worthy to be compared with a little * 2 Cor - 
of that that I am feeking to enjoy, 4 l8> 


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and if you will go along with me, 
you fhall fare as I my felf ; for there 

* Luk. 15. where I go, is * enough, and to fpare; 

Come away, and prove my words. 

Obft. What are the things you feek, 
fine e you leave all the World to find them ? 

* 1 Pet. 1. 4 Chr. I feek an * Inheritance } in- 

corruptible , undefiled, and that fadeth 
not away ; and it is laid up in Heaven, 

* Heb. 11. and faft there, to be beftowed at the 
16. time appointed, on them that dili- 
gently feek it. 

Ob. Tujh, faid Obftinate, away with 
your Book; will you go back with us, or 
no ? 

Ch. No, not I, faid the other ; be- 
caufe I have laid my hand to the 
-Luk.9.62 *Plow. 

Ob. Come then, Neighbour Pliable, 
let us turn again, and go home with- 
out him ; There is a Company of thefe 
Crazd-headed Coxcombs, that when 
they take a fancy by the end, are wifer 
in their own eyes then f even men that 
can render a Reafon. 

Pli. Then faid Pliable, Don't re- 
vile ; if what the good Chriftian fays 
is true, the things he looks after, are 
better then ours : my heart inclines 
to go with my Neighbour. 

B Obji. 

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Obft. What I more Fools ftilP. be 
ruled by me and go baxk ; who knows 
whither Juch a brain-fick fellow will 
lead you ? Go back , go back , and be 

Ch. Come with me Neighbour 
Pliable ; there are fuch things to be 
had which I fpoke of, and many 
more Glories befides. If you believe 
not me, read here in this Book ; and 
for the truth of what is expreft there- 
in, behold all is confirmed by the 
f blood of him that made it. + HeK I3 - 

VYuIVell Neighbour OhftrnzteCfaid™' ZJ ' 
Pliable) / begin to come to a point ; I 
intend to go along with this good man, 
and to cajl in my lot with him : But 
my good Companion, do you know the 
way to this defired place ? 

Ch. I am direfted by a man whofe 
name is Evangeli/l, to fpeed me to a 
little Gate that is before us, where 
we fhall receive inftrudtion about the 

Pli. Come then good Neighbour, let 
us be going. 

Then they went both together. 

Obft. And I will go back to my 
place , faid Obftinate. I will be no 
Companion of fuch mifs-led fantafti- 
cal Fellows. Now 

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Now I faw in my Dream , that 
when Obftinate was gon back, Chri- 

* <r*tf be-Jiian and Pliable went * talking over 
/iw«* tne pi a i n . anc i thus they began their 

Chriftian, j-r r 

, t,,. cliicourie, 

# #rf r ha- y . 

ble. Chri/L Come Neighbour Pliable, 

how do you do ? I am glad you are 
perfwaded to go along with me ; and 
had even Obftinate himfelf, but felt 
what I have felt of the Powers and 
Terrours of what is yet unfeen, he 
would not thus lightly have given us 
the back. 

Pliable. Come Neighbour Chriftian , 
Jince there is none but us two here, tell 
me now further, what the things are, 
and how to be enjoyed, whither we are 
going ? 

Ch. I can better conceive of them 
with my Mind, then fpeak of them 
with my Tongue : But yet fince you 
are defirous to know, I will read of 
them in my Book. 

Pli. Anddoyouthink that the words 
of your Book are certainly true? 

Ch. Yes verily , for it was made 
■f-Tit. 1.2. by him that fcannot lye. 

Plia : Welljaid ; what things are 
they ? 
*if-4S.«7. cbm There is an" *endlefs Kingdom 

B 2 to 

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to be Inhabited, and everlafting life John 10. 
to be given us ; that we may Inhabit 27 > zS > Z9 ' 
that Kingdom for ever. 

Pli. Welljaid ; and what elfe ? 

Chr. There are Crowns of Glory 
to be given us ; fand Garments that t* Tim. 4- 
will make us fhine like the Sun in the *• 
Firmament of Heaven. Matth. 13. 

Plia. This is excellent ; And what 

Ch. There fhall be no more crying, 
* nor forrow; For he that is owner* Ifa - a 5-8. 
of the places , will wipe all tears * ev ' 7 " x * 
from our eyes. Cap. 21.4. 

Pli. Andwhat company Jhallwe have 

there ? 

Ch. There we fhall be with Sera- 
phims, * and Cherubins, Creatures that- ifa 6. 2. 
will dazle your eyes to look on them : ' Thifr - * 
There alfo you fhall meet with thou- ^ 7 ; ^ 
fands, and ten thoufands that have 
gone before us to that place ; none 
of them are hurtful, but loving, and 
holy : every one walking in the fight 
of God ; and ftanding in his prefence 
with acceptance for ever: In a 
word, there we fhall fee the t Elders f Rev. 4.4. 
with their Golden Crowns: There 
we fhall fee the Holy * Virgins with * cha. 14. 
their Golden Harps. There we 1,2,3,4,5. 


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a Joh. 12. fhall fee a Men that by the World 

2 5- were cut in pieces, burned in flames, 

eaten of Beafts, drownded in the 
Seas, for the love that they bare to 
the Lord of the place ; all well, and 

b 2 Cor. 5 . cloathed with b Immortality, as with 

*, 3> 5- a Garment. 

Pli. 'The hearing of this is enough to 
ravi/h ones heart ; but are thefe things 
to be enjoyed ? how fhall we get to be 
Sharers hereof? 

Ch. The Lord, the Governour of 
that Countrey, hath Recorded that 

c ifa. 55. c } n ^3 B 00 k . T h e f u bftance of 

*' which is, If we be truly willing to 

Chap.6.37 have it, he will beftow it upon us 
Rev. zi. 6. freely. 

Cap. 22. 1 7 Pli. Well, my good Companion > glad 
am I to hear of thefe things : Come on, 
let us mend our pace. 

Ch. I cannot go fo faft as I would, 
by reafon of this burden that is upon 
my back. 

Now I faw in my Dream, that juft 
as they had ended this talk , they 
drew near to a very Miry Slough ,that 
was in the midft of the Plain, and 
they being heedlefs, did both fall 
fuddenly into the bogg. The name 
of the Slow was Difpond. Here there- 
B 3 fore 

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fore they wallowed for a time, be- 
ing grievioufly bedaubed with the 
dirt; And Chrifiian y becaufe of the 
burden that was on his back, began 
to fink in the Mire. 

Pli. Then/aid Pliable, Ah, Neigh- 
bour Chriftian, where are you now ? 

Ch. Truly, faid Chriftian, I do not 

Pli. At that, Pliable began to be 
offended ; and angerly faid to his 
Fellow, Is this the happinefs you have 
told me all this while i of? ifwehavejuch 
ill /peed at our fir ft Jetting out, what 
may we expett, y twixt this, and our 
Journeys end ? d May I get out again d If is mt 
with my Ufe,youJhallpoJJeJs the brave e ^ u /^°, 
Country alone Jor me. And with that 
he gave a defperate ftruggle or two, 
and got out of the Mire , on that 
fide of the Slough which was next to 
his own Houfe : So away he went, 
and Chriftian faw him no more. 

Wherefore C£W/?*£# was left to tum- 
ble in the Slough of Dijpondency alone, 
but ftill he endeavoured to ftruggle e chriflhn 
to that fide of the Slough, that was ftill in trouble, 
further e from his own Houfe , and-/^ Ml 
next to the Wicket-gate; the which t0 S et M- 
he did, but could not get out, be- f rJrom 

J o > bis own 

Caufe Houfe. 

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caufe of the burden that was upon 
his back. But I beheld in my Dream, 
that a Man came to him , whofe 
name was Help, and asked him, What 
he did there ? 

Chr. Sir, faid Chriftian^ I was di- 
rected this way by a Man called £- 
vangeliji ; who directed me alfo to 
yonder Gate, that I might efcape 
the wrath to come : And as I was go- 
ing thither, I fell in here. , 

Help. But why did you not look for 

fTbePro- f thefteps ? 

mil"- Ch. Fear followed me fo hard, that 

I fled the next way, and fell in. 
Help. Give me thy hand. So he gave 

g Pf. 40. 2. him his hand, and e he drew him out, 
and fet him upon found ground, and 
bid him go on his way. 

Then I ftepped to him that pluckt 
him out ; and faid ; Sir, Wherefore 
(fince over this place/is the way from 
the City of Deftruftion, to yonder 
Gate) is it, that this Plat is not men- 
ded, that poor Travellers might go 
thither with more fecurity ? And he 
faid unto me, this Miry Jlough is fuch 
a place as cannot be mended : It is 
the defcent whither the fcum and 
filth that attends convidlion for fin, 
B 4 doth 

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continually run, and therefore is it 
called the Slough of D if pond: for (till as 
the finner is awakened about his loft 
condition, there arifeth in his foul 
many fears, and doubts, and dif- 
couraging apprehensions, which all 
of them get together, and fettle in 
this place : And this is the reafon of 
the badnefs of this ground. 

It is not the h pleafure of the King, h Ifa * 35 ' 
that this place fhould remain fo bad ; 3 ' 
his Labourers alfo, have by the di- 
rection of His Majefties Surveyors, 
been for above this fixteen hundred 
years, imploy'd about this patch of 
ground, if perhaps it might have 
been mended : yea, and to my know- 
ledge, faith he, Here hath been fwal- 
lowed up, at leaft Twenty thou- 
fand Cart Loads ; Yea Millions, of 
wholefom Inftrucflions, that have at 
all feafons been brought from all 
places of the Kings Dominions ; (and 
they that can tell, fay, they are 
the beft Materials to make good 
ground of the place;) If fo be it might 
have been mended,but it is the Slough 
ofDifpond ftill ; and fo will be, when 
they have done what they can. 

True, there are by the direction of 
B 2 the 

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the Law-giver, certain good and 
i The Pro- fubftantiall » Steps , placed even 
^through the very midft of this Slough; 

Zdaccep- hut at ^ Uch time aS this P lace doth 

tance to much fpue out its filth, as it doth a- 

lifeby faith gainft change of weather, thefe fteps 

in Chrijl. are hardly ktn ; or if they be, Men 

through the dizinefs of their heads, 

ftep befides ; and then they are be- 

mired to purpofe, notwithftanding 

the fteps be there; but the ground is 

k i Sa 12. k good when they are once got in at 

*3- the Gate. 

Now I faw in my Dream, that by 
this time Pliable was got home to 
his Houfe again. So his Neighbours 
came to vifit him ; and fome of them 
called him wife Man for coming 
back ; and fome called him Fool, for 
hazarding himfelf with Chrijlian; 
others again did mock at his Cow- 
ardlinefs ; faying, Surely fince you 
began to venture, I would not have 
been fo bafe to have given out for a 
few difficulties. So Pliable fat fneak- 
lng among them. But at laft he got 
more confidence, and then they all 
turned their tales, and began to de- 
ride poor Chrijlian behind his back. 
And thus much concerning Pliable. 


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Now as Chriftian was walking 
folitary by himfelf, he efpied one a- 
far off come crofting over the field *to * Mr. 
meet him ; and their hap was to meet Worldly- 
juft as they were croffing the way of Wlfeman 
each other. The Gentleman's name chriftian 
was, Mr. Worldly -Wijeman, he dwelt 
in the Town of Carnal- Policy, a very 
great Town, and alfo hard by, from 
whence Chriftian came. This man then 
meeting with Chriftian , and having 
fome inckling of him, for Chriftians 
fetting forth from the City of Deftruc- 
tion, was much noifed abroad, not only 
in the Town, where he dwelt, but alfo 
it began to be the Town-talk in fome 
other places. Mafter Worldly- Wife- 
man therefore, having fome guefs of 
him, by beholding his laborious going, 
by obferving his fighs and groans, and 
the like, began thus to enter into fome 
talk with Chriftian. 

World. How ?7ow , good fellow, Talk be- 
whither away after this burdened tqjjixt Mr 

manner? wSSL" 

Cbr. A burdened manner indeed, as and chriI . 
ever I think poor creature had. And tian. 
whereas you ask me, Whither away, I 
tell you, Sir, I am going to yonder 
Wicket-gate before me; for there, as 

b 3 1 

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I am informed , I fhall be put into a 
way to be rid of my heavy burden. 

Worl. Haft thou a Wife and 
Children ? 

Chr. Yes, but I am fo laden 

with this burden, that I cannot take 

that pleafure in them as formerly : 

* i Cor. methinks, I am as % if I had none. 

7- 29- Worl, Wilt thou hearken to me> 

if I give thee counjel? 

Chr. If it be good , I will ; for 
I ftand in need of good counfel. 

Worl. 1 would advife thee then y t hat 
thou with all fpeed get thy f elf rid of 
thy burden ; for thou wilt never befet- 
led in thy mind till then : nor canft thou 
enjoy the benefits of the bleffing which 
God hath beftowed upon thee till then. 

Chr. That is that which I feek for, 
even to be rid of this heavy burden ; 
but get it off my felf I cannot : nor 
is there a man in our Country that 
can take it off my (houlders ; there- 
fore am I going this way, as I told 
you, that I may be rid of my burden. 

Worl. Who bid thee go this way 
to be rid of thy burden ? 

Chr. A man that appeared to me to 
be a very great and honorable perfon ; 
his name, as I remember is Evangelift. 


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Worl. 1 befhrow him for his coun- 
fel; there is not a more dangerous and 
troublejome way in the world, than is 
that unto which he hath dire tied thee ; 
and that thou /halt find if thou wilt be 
ruled by his counfel : Thou haji met 
with fome thing (as I perceive) alrea- 
dy ; for I fee the dirt of the Slough 
of Difpond is upon thee ; but that 
Slough is the beginning of thejorrows 
that do attend thofe that go on in that 
way : hear me, I a/m older than thou I 
thou art like to meet with in the way 
which thougoeft, IVearifomnefs, Pain- 
fulnefs, Hunger ', Perils, Nakednefs, 
Sword y Lions , Dragons, Darknefs, and 
in a word, death, and what not? Thefe 
things are certainly true, having been 
confirmed by many teftimonies. And 
why Jhould a manfo carelefly cafi away 
himfelf, by giving head to a fir anger. 

Chr. Why, Sir, this burden upon The frame 
my back is more terrible to me than of the heart 
are all thefe things which you have * f ?™£ g 
mentioned: * nay, methinks I care riJ ians * 
not what I meet with in the way,fo be 
I can alfo meet with deliverance from 
my burden. 

Worl. How cameft thou by thy bur- 
den at fir ft ? 

B 4 Chr. 

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Chr. By reading this Book in 
my hand. 

Worl. 1 thought Jo ; andit is hap- 
pened unto thee as to other weak men, 
who meddling with things too high for 
them, dojuddenly fall into thy diflr ac- 
tions ; which diflr aftions do not only un- 
man men, {as thine I perceive has done 
thee) but they run them upon defperate 
ventures, to obtain they know not what. 

Chr, I know what I would ob- 
tain ; it is eafe for my heavy burden. 

Worl. But why wilt thou Jeek for 
eafe this way ^feeing Jo many dangers at- 
tend it, efpecially ,fince (hadfl thou but 
patience to hear me, I could dire 51 thee 
to the obtaining of what thou dejirefl, 
without the dangers that thou in this 
way wilt run thy Jelf into : yea, and 
the remedy is at hand. Befides, I will 
add, that inftead ofthoje dangers, thou 
jhalt meet with much Jafety, friend- 
fhip, and content. 

Chr. Pray Sir open this fecret to 

Worl. Why, in yonder Village, {the 
Village is named M.oral\ty)there dwells 
a Gentleman, whoje name is Legality, a 
very judicious man {and a man of a very 
good name) that hasjkill to help men off 


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withfuch burdens as thine are , from 
their Jhoulders : yea, to my knowledge 
he hath done a great deal of good this 
way : Ai, and befides, he hath Jkill to 
cure thofe that arefomewhat crazed in 
their wits with their burdens. To him y 
as If aid, thou may eft go, and be helped 
prefently. His houfe is not quite a mile 
from this place \ and if he Jhould not be 
at home himfelf, he hath a pretty young 
man to his Son, whofe name is Civility, 
that can do it {to f peak on) as well as 
the old Gentleman himfelf: There, I fay, 
thou may eft be eafed of thy burden, and 
if thou art not minded to go back to thy 
former habitation, as indeed I would 
not wijh thee, thou mayeft fend for thy 
Wife and Children to thee to this Vil- 
lage, where there are houfes now ft and 
empty, one of which thou may eft have at 
reasonable rates'. Provifionis there alfo 
cheap and good, and that which will 
make thy life the more happy, is, to be 
jure there thou /halt live by hon eft- 
neighbors, in credit and good fafhion. 
Now was Chriftian fomewhat at a 
ftand, but prefently he concluded; if 
this be true which this Gentleman hath 
faid, my wifeft courfe is to take his ad- 
vice, and with that he thus farther 
fpoke. B 5 Chr. 

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Chr. Sir, which is my way to 
this honeft man's houfe ? 

* Mount si- Wor\. Do youfee yonder *high hill? 
nai » Chr. Yes, very well. 

WorL By that Hill you muft go, 
and the firft houfe you come at is his. 

So Chrijlian turned out of his way 
to goto Mr. Legality's houfe for help : 
but behold, when he was got now hard 
by the Hill, it feemed fo high, and alfo 
that fide of it that was next the way 
fide, did hang fo much over, that Chr- 

* Chrijlian iftian was * afraid to venture further^ 
afraidthat i e ft fte Hill (hould fall on his head: 

™\Zould wherefore there he ftood ftill > and he 
fall on his wot not what to do. Alfo his burden, 
head. now, feemed heavier to him , than while 

he was in his way. There came alfo 
+ Exod.i 9 . -j. flaflies of fire out of the Hi]1) that 

* Ver. 1 6. niade * Chrijlian afraid that he ftiould 

be burned: here therefore hefwet>and 
f Heb. 12. did quake for f fear. And now he be- 
1 1 - gan to be forry that he had taken Mr. 

Worldly -Wifemans counfel ; and with 
mfindfth that h ? ^ aw *Evangeli/l coming to 
Chriftian meet him; at the fight alfo of whom 
under he began to blufh for fhame. So 
Mount Evangelijl drew nearer, and nearer, 

lloket^ atld COmin g U P t0 hIm > he looked 

fe<verely u P on him with a fevere and dreadful 

upon him. COUn- 

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countenance: and thus began to rea- 
fonwith Chriftian. 

Evan, j- What doeft thou here ? f Evange- 
faid he? at which word Chriftian mrea f ons 
knew not what to anfwer : wherefore, ^rift^m' 
at prefent he flood fpeechlefs before 
him. Then faid Evangelift farther, 
Art not thou the man that I found 
crying without the walls of the City 
of Deftru&ion ? 

Chr. Yes, dear Sir, I am the man. 

Evan. Did not I dire 51 thee the 
way to the little Wicket-gate ? 

Chr. Yes, dear Sir faid Chriftian. 

Evan. How is it then that thou 
art Jo quickly turned afide y for thou 
art now out of the way ? 

Chr. I met with a Gentleman, 
fo foon as I had got over the Slough 
of Difpond, who perfwaded me, that 
I might in the Village before me, find 
a man that could take offmy burden. 

Evan. What was he ? 

Chr, He looked like a Gentle- 
man, and talked much to me, and 
got me at laft to yield ; fo I came 
hither : but when I beheld this Hill, 
and how it hangs over the way , I 
fuddenly made a ftand, left it fhould 
fall on my head. 


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Evan. What faid that Gentleman 
to you ? 

Chr. Why , he asked me whither 
I was going , and I told him. 

Evan. And what Jaid he then ? 

Chr. He asked me if I had a 
Family, and I told him : but, faid I, 
I am fo loaden with the burden that 
is on my back, that I cannot take 
pleafure in them as formerly. 

Evan. And what Jaid he then ? 

Chr. He bid me with fpeed get rid 
of my burden, and I told him 'twas 
eafe that I fought : And faid I, I am 
therefore going to yonder Gate to re- 
ceive further direction how I may get 
to the place of deliverance. So he 
faid that he would Ihew me a better 
way, and fhort, not fo attended with 
difficulties, as the way, Sir, that you 
fet me : which way, faid he, will diredl 
you to a Gentleman's houfe that hath 
skill to take off thefe burdens : So 
I believed him, and turned out of 
that way into this, if haply I might 
be foon eafed of my burden : but 
when I came to this place, and be- 
held things as they are, I flopped 
for fear, (as I faid) of danger ; but 
I now know not what to do. 


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Evan. Then ({a\d RvangdiQ: J ftand 
Jiill a little , that 1 may fhew thee the 
words of God. So he flood trembling. 
'Then (faid Evangelift) *See that ye re- * Keb. 12. 
fife not him thatfpeaketh ; for if they 25 - 
efcaped not who refufed him that f pake 
on Earth , much more fhall not we ej- 
cape, if we turn away from him that 
fpeakethfrom Heaven. He faid more-,^ 
over, *Now the juft fhall live by faith; * cbnp. 
but if any man draws back , my foul 10. 38. 
\ fhall have no pleafure in him. He alfo 
' did thus apply them, Thou art the man 
\ that art running into this mifery, thou 
haft began to rejecl the counfel of the 
moft high, and to draw back thy foot 
from the way of peace, even almoft to 
the hazarding of thy perdition. 

Then Chriftian fell down at his foot 
as dead, crying, Woe is me, for I am un- 
done : atthe fight of which Evangelift Matth. T2 . 
caught him by the right hand, faying, Mark 3. 
all manner of fin and blafphemies fhall 
be forgiven unto men ; be not faith- 
lefs, but believing ; then did Chriftian 
again a little revive , and flood up 
trembling, as at firft, before Evangelift. 
Then Evangelift proceeded, faying, 
Give moreearneft heed to the things that 
I fhall tell thee of. I will now fhew 


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<., '■/ 

When Chriftians unto carnal Men give ear, 
Out of their way they go, and pay for't dear, 
For Mafter Worldly- Wifeman can but fhew 
A Saint the way to Bondage and to Woe. 

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thee who it was that deluded thee, and 
who 'twas alfo to whom he fent thee. 
The man that met thee, is one World- 
b" Wifeman^xA rightly is he fo called; 
partly, *becaufe he favoureth only the *i John 
Doftrine of this world (therefore he +• s- 
always goes to the Town of Mortality 
to Church) and partly fbecaufe he + Gal. 6. 
loveth that Do<5trine beft,for it faveth '"• 
him from the Crofs; and becaufe he is 
of this carnal temper, therefore he feek- 
eth to prevent my ways, though right. 
Now there are three things in this mans 
counfel that thou muft utterly abhor. 

1. His turning thee out of the 

2. His labouring to render the 
Crofs odious to thee. 

3. And his fetting thy feet in 
that way that leadeth unto the ad- 
ministration of Death. 

Firft, Thou muft abhor his turn- 
ing thee out of the way ; yea, and 
thine own confenting thereto : be- 
caufe this is to rejed the counfel of 
God, for the fake of the counfel of 
a Worldly -Wifeman. The Lord fays, 
* Strive to enter in at the fir ait gate> * Luke 
the gate to which I fent thee : f for []' 24 * 

i Mat 7 ii 

fir ait is the gate that leadeth unto life, 


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and few there be that find it. From 

this little wicket- gate, and from the 

way thereto hath this wicked man 

turned thee , to the bringing of thee 

almoft to deftruftion ; hate therefore 

his turning thee out of the way, and 

abhor thy felf for hearkening to him. 

Secondly, Thou muft abhor his 

labouring to render the Crofs odious 

*Heb. 1 1. unto thee; for thou art to * prefer 

4 5> 26 - it before the treafures in Egypt : be- 

fides, the King of Glory hath told 

f Mark 8. ^^ ^ that he ^^ w jj] f aye h j s jjfe 

John 12 ^ a ^ ^°^ e lt : anc ^ * he that comes after 
, z5> bim> andh ate snot his father andmother , 

Mat. io. and wife, and children^ and brethren^ 
39- and fifters ; yea> and his own life alfo, 

* Luke h'e cannot be my Difciple. I fay there- 
3 14. » • fore, for a man to labour to perfwade 
thee, that that fhall be thy death, with- 
out which the truth hath faid, thou 
canft not have eternal life. This 
Do6trine thou muft abhor. 

Thirdly, Thou muft hate his 
fetting of thy feet in the way that 
leadeth to the miniftration of death. 
And for this thou muft confider to 
whom he fent thee , and alfo how 
unable that perfon was to deliver 
thee from thv burden. 


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He to whom thou waft fent for eafe 
being by name Legality, is the fon of 
the * Bond-woman which now is, and *Gal.4.2i, 
is in bondage with her children, and is 22 > 2 3> 2 4> 
in a myftery this Mount Sinai y which *5> 2 <>. 27 
thou haft feared will fall on thy head. 
Now if fhe with her children are in 
bondage, how canft thou expedl by 
them to be made free? This Legality 
therefore is notabletofettheefreefrom 
thy burden. No man was as yet ever 
rid of his burden by him, no, nor ever 
is like to be: ye cannot be juftified by 
the Works of the Law ; for by the 
deeds of the Law no man living can be 
ridofhisburden: therefore Mr. Worl- 
dly -Wifeman is an alien, and Mr. Z>- 
gality a cheat: and f&rhisown Civility, 
notwithftanding his fimpering looks , 
he is but an hypocrite, and cannot help 
thee. Believe me, there is nothing in 
all this noife, that thou haft heard of 
this fottifh man, butadefign to beguile 
thee of thy Salvation, by turning thee 
from the way in which I had fet thee. 
After this Evangelift called aloud to 
the Heavens for confirmation of what 
he had faid; and with that there came 
words and fire out of theMountainun- 
der which poor Chriftian ftood , that 


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made the hair of his flefh ftand . The 
Gal. 3. 10. words were thus pronounced, As many 
as are of the works of the Law, are un- 
der the curfe ; for it is written^ Curfed 
is every one that continueth not in all 
things which are written in the Book 
of the Law to do them. 

Now Chriftian looked for no- 
thing but death, and began to cry 
out lamentably, even curfing the 
time in which he met with Mr. 
Worldly- Wifeman, ftill calling him- 
felf a thoufand fools for hearkening 
to his counfel : he alfo was greatly 
afhamed to think that this Gentle- 
mans arguments, flowing only from 
the flefh,fhould have that prevalency 
with him , to forfake the right way. 
This done, he applied himfelf again to 
Evangelism words andfenfe as follows. 

Chr. Sir , what think you ? is 
there hopes ? may I now go back, 
and go up to the Wicket-gate , fhall 
I not be abandoned for this, and fent 
back from thence afhamed. I am 
forry I have hearkened to this man's 
counfel, but may my fin be forgiven. 

Evang. Then faidEvangelif to him, 
Thy fin is very great, for by it thou 
haft committed two evils; thou haft for- 


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faken the way that is good, to tread in 
forbidden paths : yet will the man of 
the Gate receive thee, for he has good 
will for men; only, faid he, take heed 
thatthouturnnotafide again, left thou 
perifti from the way when his wrath is 
kindled but a little. Then cfid Chrif- 
//^/zaddrefshimfelf to go back, and £- 
vangelifl, after he had kept him, gave 
himonefmile,and bidhimGodfpeed: 
fo he went on with haft, neither fpake 
he to any man by the way ; nor if any 
man asked him, would he vouchfafe 
them an anfwer. He went like one 
that was all the while treading on for- 
bidden ground, and could by no means 
think himfelf fafe, till again he was 
got into the way which he left to fol- 
low Mr. Worldly -Wifemari s counfel: 
fo in procefs of time, Chriftian got up 
to the Gate. Now over the Gate 
there was Written, Knock and it jhall 
be opened unto you. l He knocked * Matt -7^. 
therefore, more then once or twice, 

May I now enter here ? will he within 
Open to forry me^ though 1 have bin 
An undeferving Rebel? then fo all I 
Not fail to fin g his laiftng praife on high* 

At laft there came a grave Perfon to 


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the Gate,named Good-will, who asked 
Who was there? and whence he came ? 
and what he would have ? 

Ch. Hereisapoorburdened firmer, 
I come from the City of Dejlruclion, 
but am going to Mount Zion> that I 
may be delivered from the wrath to 
come ; I would therefore, Sir, fince 
I am informed that by this Gate is the 
way thither, know if you are willing 
to let me in. 
mTheGate Good Will™ I am willing with all 
will be my heart, faid he ; and with that he 
opened to opened the Gate. 
b f° eU 'dr ^° w ^ en Ghriftian was ftepping in, 
ners. ' ^e ot h er gave him a pull; Then faid 
Chriftian, What means that? Theo- 
ther told him, A little diftance from 
this Gate, there is eredted a ftrong 
nSa '""'*- Caftle, of which n Beelzebub is the 
That Irtfr ^ a P ta ^ n : ^ rorn thence both he, and 
theftraigbt them that are with him (hoot Ar- 
Gate. rows at thofe that come up to this 
Gate ; if happily they may dye be- 
fore they can enter in. Then faid 
Chrijiian, I rejoyce and tremble. So 
when he was got in, the Man of the 
Gate asked him, Who directed him 

Ch. Evangelift bid me come hither 


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i", ! 

He that will enter in mud: firft without 

Stand knocking at the Gate, nor need he doubt 

That is a knocker but to enter in ; 

For God can love him and forgive his fin. 

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and knock, (as I did ;)Andhefaid,that 
you, Sir, would tell me what I muft 

Good Will. An open Door is Jet be- 
fore thee, and no man can fhut it. 

Ch, Now I begin to reap the bene- 
fits of my hazzards. 

Good Will. But how is it that you 
came alone ? 

Ch, Becaufe none of my Neigh- 
bours faw their danger, as I faw mine. 

Good Will. Did any of them know 
of your coming ? 

Ch. Yes, my Wife and Children 
faw me at the firft, and called after 
me to turn again: Alfo fome of my 
Neighbours flood crying, and calling 
after me to return ; but I put my 
Fingers in mine Ears , and fo came 
on my way. 

Good Will. But did none of them 
follow you y to per/ wade you to go back ? 

Ch, Yes, both Obfiinate y and Pli- 
able : But when they faw that they 
could not prevail , Obftinate went 
railing back ; but Pliable came with 
me a little way. 

Good Will. But why did he not come 
through ? 

Ch. We indeed came both together, 


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until we came at the Slow ofDifpond, 
into the which, we alfo fuddenly fell. 
And then was my Neighbour Pliable 
difcouraged, and would not adven- 
ture further. Wherefore getting out o A Man 
again, on that fide next to his own m *y haeue 
Houfe ; he told me, I fhould pofTefs ^ e ^ e 
the brave Countrey alone for him ^f e t SO utfo? 
So he went his way, and I came mine. Heaven, > 
He after ObJiinate> and I to this Gate. &yetgotki- 

Good Will Then faid Good Will, ther alone * 
Alafs poor Man,is the Cceleftial Gl ory 
of fo fmall efteem with him, that he 
counteth it not worth running the 
hazards of a few difficulties to ob- 
tain it. 

Chr. Truly, faid Chriftian, I have 
faid the truth of Pliable , and if I 
fhould alfo fay the truth of my felf, 
it will appear there is * no better- * chriftian 
ment 'twixt him and my felf. 'Tis accufstb 
true,he went back to his own houfe, h ^ m f el f be ' 
but I alfo turned afide to go in the ™ n ^ tthg 
way of death , being perfwaded Gate, 
thereto by the carnal arguments of 
one Mr. Worldly- Wife-man. 

Good Will. Oh, did he light upon 
you ! what, he would have had you 
a fought for eafe at the hands of Mr. 
Legality ; they are both of them* a 

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very cheat: but did you take his 
counfel ? 

Chr. Yes, as far as I durft, I 
went not to find out Legality , until I 
thought that the Mountain that 
ftands by his houfe, would have fal- 
len upon my head : wherefore there 
I was forced to ftop. 

Good Will. That Mountain has 
been the death of many, and will be 
the death of many more: 'tis well you 
efcaped being by it dafht in. pieces. 

Chr. Why, truly I do not know 
what had become of me there, had 
not Evangelijl happily met me a- 
gain as I was mufing in the midft of 
my dumps: but 'twas Gods mercy 
that he came to me again, for elfe I 
had never come hither. But now 
I am come, fuch a one as I am, 
more fit indeed for death by 
that Mountain , than thus to 
ftand talking with my Lord: But 
O , what a favour is this to me, 
that yet I am admitted entrance here. 

Good Will. We make no objecti- 
ons againft any, notwithftanding all 
that they have done before they come 
John 6. hither, * they in no wife are caft out 
and therefore, good Chriftian> come 


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a little way with me, and I will teach 
thee about the way thou muft go. 
Look before thee ; do ft thou fee this 
narrow way ? That is the way thou 
muft go. It was caft up by the Patri- 
archs, Prophets, Chrift, his Apoftles; 
and it is as ftraight as a Rule can 
make if.This is the way thou muft go. 

Ch. But faid Chriftian^ Is there no 
turnings nor windings by which a 
Stranger may looje the way ? 

Good Will. Yes , there are many 
ways Butt down upon this ; and they 
are Crooked , and Wide : But thus 
thoumay'ft diftinguifh the right from 
the wrong, 'That only being ftraight 
and narrow. 

Then I faw in my Dream , That 
Chriftian asked him further, If he 
could not help him off with his bur- 
den that was upon his back ; For as 
yet he had not got rid thereof, nor 
could he by any means get it off 
without help. 

He told him ; As to the burden, be 
content to bear it, untill thou comeft p There is 
to the place of p Deliverance ; for no deliver 
there it will fall from thy back it felf. ™ c '£° m 
^ Then Chriftian began to gird up ^ZXn 
his loins , and to addrefs himfelf to offm, but 


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by the death Journey. So the other told him, that 
& blood of by that he was gone fome diftance 
c n ft' from the Gate, he would come at 
the Houfe of the Interpreter ; at 
whofe Door he fhould knock; and he 
would fhew him excellent things. 
Then Chriftian took his leave of his 
Friend, and he again bid him, God 

Then he went on, till he came at 
qChriftian the Houfe of the <i Interpreter, where 
comes to he knocked over and over : at laft 
the Houfe one came to the Door, and asked 
°[J h r e J r n ~ Who was there} 

Ch. -Sir, here is a Travailer, who 
was bid by an acquaintance of the 
Good-man of this Houfe , to call 
here for my profit : I would therefore 
fpeak with the Mafter of the Houfe : 
fo he called for the Mafter of the 
Houfe ; who after a little time came 
to Chriftian, and asked him what he 
would have ? 

Ch. Sir, faid Chriftian , I am a 
Man that am come from the City of 
T>eftru5iion , and am going to the 
Mount Zion> and I was told by the 
Man that ftands at the Gate, at the 
head of this way, That if I called 
here, you would fhew me excellent 


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things, 1 " fuch as would be an help r He is en- 
to me in my Journey. tertamed. 

Inter. Then faid the Interpreter ', . 

r Come in,I will fhew thee that which aation ^ 
will be profitable to thee. So he com- 
manded his Man to light the Candle, 
and bid Chriftian follow him ; fo he 
had him into a private Room, and 
bid his Man open a Door ; the which 
when he had done, t Chriftian faw a^ rIft5an 
Picture of a very grave Perfon hang bra ^ e 
up againft the Wall, and this was the pifiure. 
fafhion of it. u // had eyes lift up to uTbefajbi- 
Heaven, the beft of Books in its hand, on °f the 
the Law of 'Truth was written upon its Fiaure - 
lips y the Worldwas behindhis back; it 
flood as if it Pleaded with Men, and a 
Crown of Gold did hangover itshead. 

Ch. Then/aid Chriftian, What means 
this ? 

Inter. The Man whofe PifturethisxCor.4.15. 
is, is one of a thoufand, he can x be- 
get Children, Travel in birth with 
Children, and y Nurfe them himfelf, yGal.4,19. 
when they are born. And whereas 
thou feeft z him with eyes lift up to *The&. 
Heaven, the beftof Booksin his hand, 7 - 7- 
and the Law of Truth writ on his 
lips : it is to fhew thee, that his work 
is to know and unfold dark things 


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*Tbe. mea~ to fi nners . even as alfo thou feeft 

Tiaure tbe a him ftand aS if he Pleaded with 

Men : And whereas thou feeft the 
World as caft behind him, and that a 
Crown hangs over his head ; that is, 
to fhew thee that flighting and de- 
fpifing the things that are prefent, 
for the love that he hath to his Ma- 
tters fervice, he is fure in the World 
that comes next to have Glory for 
his Reward : Now, faid the Interpre- 
ts Wh he ter > I ^ ave ^ ewed t ' iee this Pi&ure, 
fbewedhim & T &> b becaufe the Man whofe Pi&ure 
the Pidure this is, is the only Man, whom the 
fi r( t* Lord of the Place whither thou art 

going, hath Authorized , to be thy 
Guide in all difficult places thou 
mayeft meet with in the way: where- 
fore take good heed to what I have 
fhewed thee, and bear well in thy 
mind what thou haft feen; left in thy 
Journey, thou meet with fome that 
pretend to lead thee right, but their 
way goes down to death. 

Then he took him by the hand, and 
led him into a very large Parlour 
that was full of duft, becaufe never 
fwept ; the which, after he had re- 
viewed a little while, the Interpreter 
called for a man to /weep : Now 


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when he began to fweep, the duft be- 
gan fo abundantly to fly about, that 
Chrifiian had almoft therewith been 
choaked : Then faid the Interpreters 
a Damfel that ftood by, Bring hither 
Water,andfprinkle the Room; which 
when fhe had done, was fwept and 
cleanfed with pleafure. 

Ch.Then/aid Chn&izn, fFbat means 

In, The Interpreter anfwered ; 
this Parlor is the heart of a Man 
that was never fan&ified by the fweet 
Grace of the Gofpel : The duft y is 
his Original Sin, and inward Corrup- 
tions that have defiled the whole 
Man ; He that began to fweep at 
firft, is the Law ; but She that brought 
water, and did fprinkle it, is the Go- 
fpel :. Now, whereas thou faweft that 
fo foon as the firft began to fweep, the 
duft did fo fly about that the 
Room by him could not be cleanfed, 
but that thou waft almoft choaked 
therewith. This is to ftiew thee, that 
the Law, inftead of cleanfing the 
heart ( by its working) from fin, d dRom.7.6. 
doth revive, put e ftrength into, and e 1 Cor - I5 - 
f increafe it in the foul, as it doth *^ o 2o 

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difcover and forbid it, but doth not 
give power to fubdue. 

Again, as thou faweft the Dam/el 
fprinkle the Room with Water, upon 
which it was cleanfed with pleafure : 
This is to fhew thee, that when the 
Gofpel comes in the fweet and pre- 
cious influences thereof to the heart, 
then I fay, even as thou faweft the 
Damfel lay the duft by fprinkling 
the Floor with Water, fo is fin van- 
gjoh.15.3. quifhed and fubdued , and the foul 
Eph. 5.26. made clean, through the Faith of it; 
Act. 15. 9 . anc ^ CQn f e q Uen tly g fit for the King of 
2 6 ' Glory to inhabit. 
Joh. 15. I faw moreover in my Dream, h 
n- that the Interpreter took him by the 

h He hand,and had him into a little Room; 
Paffion & w ^ ere ^ at two ^ tt: ' e Children, each 
Patience. one m his Chair : The name of the 
eldeft was Paffion, and of the other 
Patience ; PaJJion feemed to be much 
difcontent, but Patience was very 
quiet. Then Chrijlian asked, What 
Paffion is the reafon of the difcontent of 
ivillbave Paffi on ? The Interpreter anfwered , 
no-w. rj,^ Governour of them would have 
him ftay for his beft things till the 
i Patience beginning of the next year ; but he 
isforwai- will have all now : ' l But Patience is 
ting. willing to wait. Then 

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Then I faw that one came to k PaJ- k Paffion 
/ion, and brought him a Bag of Trea- has hu de ' 
fure, and poured it down at his feet -,' 
the which he took up, and rejoyced 
therein ; and withall , laughed Pa- 
tience to fcorn : But I beheld but a 
while, and he had * lavished all a- \And 
way , and had nothing left him but i u !fj la ~ 

~> J y & wjbes all 

Ra § S ' . . . ™*v. 

Ch. Tbenfatd Chri&ian to tbelntev- m The 

preter, m Expound this matter more matter ex- 

fully to me. pounded. 

In. So he faid, Thefe two Lads are 

Figures ; Paffion, of the Men of this 

World ; and Patience, of the Men of 

that which is to come : For as here 

thou feeft, Paffion will have all now, 

this year; that is to fay, mthi s World; 

So are the Men of this World : they 

muft have all their good things now, 

they cannot flay till next Tear ; that 

is, untill the next World, for their 

Portion of good. That Proverb, A 

n Bird in the Hand is worth two in the w ^ ldl 

Bujh , is of more Authority with Max for a 

them, then are all the Divine Tefti- Bird in the 

monies of the good of the World to hand - 

come. But as thou faweft, that he 

had quickly lavifhed all away, and 

had prefently left him, nothing but 

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Raggs ; So will it be with all fuch 

Men at the end of this World. 

Ch. Then/aid Chriftian, Now I fee 

o Patience that Patience has the beft ° Wifdom ; 

hadthebeft anc L that upon many accounts, i. Be- 

Wifdom. cm j e h e ft a y S f or the beft things. 2 . And 

alfo becaufe he will have the Glory of 
His, when the other hath nothing but 

In. Nay , you may add another ; 
to wit, The glory of the next World 
will never wear out ; but thefe are 
fuddenlygone. Therefore PaJJionhzd 
not fo much reafon to laugh at Pa- 
tience, becaufe he had his good things 
firft, as Patience will have to laugh 
Things that at P<*ffi on > p becaufe he had his beft 
are firft things laft; for firft muG: give place to 
muft give laft y becaufe laft muft have his time 
place , but to come ^ but laft gives place to no- 
al^laflare ^^ n S'^ f° r there is not another to fuc- 
lading] cee d > he therefore that hath his Por- 
tion firft, muft needs have a time to 
fpend it ; but he that has his Portion 
laft) muft have it laftingly. There- 
q Luk. i6. f° r e it is faid of <i Dives, In thy life- 
Dives had time thou hadeft , or receivedeft thy 
his good g 00C i things , and likewife Lazarus evil 
things firft. ^ings ; But now he is comforted, and 
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Ch. Then 1 perceive, 'tis not beft to 
covet things that are now; but to wait ^ 

for things to come. 

In. You fay the Truth ; r For the 2 c r. 4 . is 
things that arefe en , are Temporal; but Thejirft 
the things that arenotfeen y areRtern3.\ : things are 
But though this be fo;yet fince things butTem/>o- 
prefent, and our flefhly appetite, are ra ' 
Juch near Neighbours one to another ; 
and again, becaufe things to come , 
and carnal fenfe, are fuch ftrangers 
one to another : therefore it is, that 
the firft of thefe fo fuddenly fall into 
amity y and that diftance is fo con- 
tinued between the fecond. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that the 
Interpreter took Chriftian by the 
hand , and led him into a place, 
where was a Fire burning againft a 
Wall, and one ftanding by it always, 
calling much Water upon it to quench 
it : Yet did the Fire burn higher and 

Then/aid Chriftian, What means 

The Interpreter anfwered , This 
fire is the work of Grace that is 
wrought in the heart ; he that cafts 
Water upon it, to extinguifti and put 
it out, is the Devil: but in that thou 
C 3 feeft 

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feeft the fire notwithftanding burn 
higher and hotter, thou fhalt alfo 
fee the reafon of that : So he had him 
about to the back fide of the Wall, 
where he faw a Man with a Veflel of 
Oyl in his hand, of the which he did 
alfo continually caft, but fecretly, in- 
to the fire. Thenfaid Chriftian y What 
means this ? The Interpreter anfwer- 
ed, This is Chrift, who continually 
with the Oyl of his Grace, maintains 
the work already begun in the heart; 
By the means of which, notwith- 
ftanding what the Devil can do , the 
2C01M2. 9 fouls of his People prove gracious 
ftill. And in that thou faweft, that 
the Man ftood behind the Wall to 
maintain the fire ; this is to teach 
thee, that it is hard for the tempted 
to fee how this work of Grace is 
maintained in the foul. 

I faw alfo that the Interpreter took 
him again by the hand, and led him 
into a pleafant place, where was 
builded a ftately Palace, beautiful to 
behold ; at the fight of which, Chri- 
Jlian was greatly delighted ; he faw 
alfo upon the top thereof, certain 
Perfons walked, who were cloathed 
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we go in thither ? Then the Interpre- 
ter took him ; and led him up to- 
ward the door of the Palace ; and 
behold , at the door ftood a great 
Company of men, as defirous to go 
in, but durft not. There alfo fat a 
Man , at a little diftance from the 
door, at a Table-fide, with a Book, 
and his Inkhorn before him, to take 
the Name of him that fhould enter 
therein:He faw alfo that in the door- 
way, ftood many Men in Armour to 
keep it ; being refolved to do to the 
Man that would enter,what hurt and 
mifchief they could. Now was Chri- 
ftian fomwhat in a mufe : at laft,when 
every Man ftarted back for fear of the 
Armed Men ; Chriftian faw a Man of 
a very ftout countenance come up to 
the Man that fat there to write ; fay- 
ing,Set down my name,Sir ; the which 
when he had done, he faw the Man 
draw his Sword, and put an Helmet 
upon his Head, and rufh toward the 
door upon the Armed Men, who laid 
upon him with deadly force; but the 
Man, not at all difcouraged , fell to 
cutting and hacking moft fiercely;fo, 
after he had u received and given Aa.i4,2» 
many wounds to thofe that attempt- 
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ted to keep him out, he cut his way 
through them all , and prefled for- 
ward into the Palace ; at which there 
was a pleafant voice heard from 
thofe that were within, even of the 
Three that walked upon the top of 
the Palace. 

Come in, Come in; 
Eternal Glory thou Jh alt win. 
So he went in, and was cloathed with 
fuch Garments as they. Then Chri- 
ftian fmiled, and faid, I think verily I 
know the meaning of this. 

Now, faid Chrifiian , let me go 
hence : Nay ftay (faid the Interpre- 
ter,) till I have fhewed thee a little 
more, and after that thou ihalt go 
on thy way. So he took him by the 
. hand again, and led him into a very 
Ukelllron ^ ark R° om :> where there fat a Man 
Cage. m an Iron x Cage. 

Now the Man, to look on, feem- 
ed very fad: he fat with his eyes look- 
ing down to the ground, his hands 
folded together ; and he fighed as if 
he would break his heart. Then faid 
Chrifiian, What means this? At which 
the Interpreter bid him talk with the 

Chr. Then faid Chrifiian to the 


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Man, What art thou ? The Man an- 
fwered, / am what I was not once. 

Chr. What waft thou once ? 

Man. The Man faid, I was once 
a fair and flourifhing Profeflbr, both 
in mine own eyes, and alfo in the 
eyes of others : I once was , as I 
thought, fair for the Coeleftial City, 
and had then even joy at the thoughts 
that I fhould get thither. 

Chr. Welly but what art thou now} 

Man. I am now a Man of Defpair, 
and am fhut up in it, as in this Iron 
Cage. I cannot get out ; O now I 

Chr. But how cameft thou in this 
condition ? 

Man. I left off to watch, and be 
fober ; I laid the reins upon the neck 
of my lufts ; I finned againft the light 
of the Word, and the goodnefs of 
God : I have grieved the Spirit, and 
he is gone ; I tempted the Devil, and 
he is come to me ; I have provoked 
God to anger, and he has left me ; I 
have fo hardened my heart, that I 
cannot repent. 

Then faid Chr iftian to the Interpre- 
ter , But is there no hopes for such a 
Man as this ? Ask him, faid the In- 

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terpreter ? Nay, faid Chrijlian> pray 
Sir, do you. 

Inter. Then faid the Interpreter, 
Is there no hope but you muft be kept in 
this Iron Cage of De/pair ? 
Man. No, none at all. 
Inter. Why} the Son of the Blejfed 
is very pitiful. 
y Heb 6 6 Man. I have y Crucified him to my 
z Luke i 9 . felf> a frefh. I have defpifed z his Per- 
*4. fon,I havedefpifed his Righteoufnefs, 

I have counted his Blood an unholy 
a Heb. 10. thing, I have done defpite a to the 
*8, 29. Spirit of Grace : Therefore I have 
fhut my felf out of all the Promifes; 
and there now remains to me nothing 
but threatnings, dreadful threatnings, 
faithful threatnings of certain Judge- 
ment, which ftiall devour me as an 

Inter. For what did you bring your 
felf into this condition ? 

Man. For the Lufts,Pleafures,and 
Profits of this World; in the injoy- 
ment of which , I did then promife 
my felf much delight : but now even 
every one of thofe things alfo bite 
me, and gnaw me like a burning 


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Inter. ' But canft thou not now repent 
and turn ? 

Man. God hath denied me repen- 
tance ; his Word gives me no encou- 
ragement to believe; yea, himfelf 
hath fhut me up in this Iron Cage; 
nor can all the men in the World let 
me out. O Eternity ! Eternity! how 
fhall I grapple with themifery that I 
muft meet with in Eternity ! 

Inter. Then faid the Interpreter to 
Chriftian, Let this mans mifery be 
remembered by thee, and be an ever- 
lafting caution to thee. 

Chr. Well, faid Chriftian, this is 
fearful ; God help me to watch and 
be fober ; and to pray, that I may 
fhun the caufes of this mans mifery. 
Sir, is it not time for me to go on my 
way now ? 

Inter. Tarry till I fhall {hew thee 
one thing more, and then thou fhalt 
go on thy way. 

So he took Chriftian by the hand a- 
gain, and led him into a Chamber, 
where there was one a rifing out of 
Bed ; and as he put on his Rayment, 
he fhook and trembled. Then faid 
Chriftian, Why doth this Man thus 
tremble ? The Interpreter then bid 


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him tell to Chriftian the reafon of his 
fo doing, So he began, and faid: This 
night as I was in my deep, I Dreamed, 
and behold the Heavens grew ex- 
ceeding black ; alfo it thundred and 
lightned in moft fearful wife, that it 
i Cor. 15. P ut me into an Agony. So I looked 
1 Their. 4. up in my Dream, and faw the Clouds 
Jude 15. ra ck at an unufual rate ; upon which 
aThef.i.8. j h earc i a great found of a Trumpet, 
Rev 20 * r an ^ f aw a ^° a Man fit upon a Cloud, 
12, 13, 14. attended with the thoufands of Hea- 
if. 26. 21. ven; they were all in flaming fire, alfo 
Mic. 7.16, the Heavens was on a burning flame. 
7 ' I heard then a voice, faying, Arife ye 

DanV^'o Dead, and come to Judgement ; and 
with that,the Rocks rent, the Graves 
opened, & the Dead that were there- 
in, came forth ; fome of them were 
exceeding glad, and looked upward; 
and fome fought to hide themfelves 
under the Mountains : Then I faw 
the Man that fat upon the Cloud, 
open the Book ; and bid the World 
draw near. Yet there was by reafon 
of a Fiery flame that iffued out and 
came from before him, a convenient 
diftance betwixt him and them, as 
betwixt the Judge and the Prifoners 
at the Bar. I heard it alfo proclaimed 


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that fat on the Cloud; z Gatber toge- ^ h a] I3 ' 3 j' 
ther the Tares, the Chaff, and Stubble, 
and caft them into the burning Lake; 
and with that, the Bottomlefs pit o- 
pened, juft whereabout I ftood ; out 
of the mouth of which there came in 
an abundant manner Smoak, and 
Coals of fire, with hideous noifes. It 
was alfo faid to the fame perfons ; 
Gather my Wheat into my Garner. d lTbef - 
And with that I faw many catch' t up l6> l? / ' 
d and carried away into the Clouds, 
but I was left behind. I alfo fought 
to hide my felf, but I could not ; for 
the Man that fat upon the Cloud,ftill Ro 
kept his eye upon me : my fins alfo i 5 . 
came into mind, and my Confcience 
did accufe me on every fide. Upon 
this I awaked from my fleep. 

Chr. But what was it that made you 
fo fraid of this fight ? 

Man. Why I thought that the day 
of Judgement was come, and that I 
was not ready for it : but this frighted 
me moft, that the Angels gathered 
up feveral, and left me behind ; alfo 
the pit of Hell opened her mouth 
juft where I ftood:my Confcience too 
within aiHifted me; and as I thought, 


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the Judge had always his eye upon 
me, fhewing indignation in his coun- 

Then faid the Interpreter to Chri- 
ftian, Haft thou conjidered all thefe 
things ? 

Chri. Yes, and they put me in 
hope and fear. 

Inter. Well, keep all things fo in thy 
mind, that they may be as a Goad in 
thy fides,to prick thee forward in the 
way thou muft go. Then Chriftian 
began to gird up his loins, and to ad- 
drefs himfelf to his Journey. Then 
faid the Interpreter ', The Comforter 
be always with thee good Chriftian, 
to guide thee in the way that leads 
to the City. 


Here I have feen things rare, and pro- 
fitable 'y 

Things pie a f ant , dreadful, things to 
make me (table 

In what I have began to take in hand : 

Then let me think on them, and under- 

Wherefore they Jhewed me was, and let 
me be 

Thankful, O good Interpreter, to thee. 


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Now I faw in my Dream , that 
the high way up which Chrijlian was 
to go, was fenced on either fide with 
a Wall, and that Wall is called Sal- 
vation. Up this way therefore did 
burdened Chrijlian run, but not with- 
out great difficulty, becaufe of the 
load on his back. 

He ran thus till he came at a place 
fomewhat afcending ; and upon that 
place flood a CroJs> and a little be- 
low in the bottom, a Sepulcher. So 
I faw in my Dream , that juft as 
Chrijlian came up with the Crofs> his 
burden loofed from off his Shoulders, 
and fell from off his back ; and be- 
gan to tumble , and fo continued to 
do, till it came to the mouth of the 
Sepulcher , where it fell in, and I faw 
it no more. 

Then was Chrijlian glad e and e When 
lightfom,and faid with a merry heart, Godre ~ 
He hath given me rejt, by hisforrow ; e ^ ts us °£ 
and life, by his death. Then he ftood andbur- 
ftill a while, to look and wonder ; for den^eare 
it was very furprizing to him, that as iho f e 
the fight of the Crofs fhould thus J^ iea P 
eafe him of his burden. He looked ^' 
therefore , and looked again , even 
till the fprings that were in his head 


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// *- 

Who's this ; the Pilgrim. How ! 'tis very true, 
Old things are pad away, all's become new. 
Strange ! he's another Man upon my word, 
They be line Feathers that make a fine Bird. 

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fent the f waters down his cheeks. fZech. 12. 
Now as he flood looking and weep- IO 
ing, behold three fhining ones came 
to him, and faluted him, with Peace 
be to thee\ fothefirftfaidtohim, Thy 
fins be forgiven. The fecond, ftript 
him of his Rags, and cloathed him 
with change of Raiment. The third 
alfo fet a mark in his fore-head, 
and gave him a Roll with a Seal up- 
on it, which he bid him look on as he 
ran, and that he fhould give it in at 
the Coeleftial Gatetfo they went their 
way. Then Chriftian gave three 
leaps for joy, and went out finging, 

Thus far did I come loaden with my fin ; / 
a 7 7 7 r can J in £ 

Nor could ought eafe the grief that 1 tho akne ^ 

was in> when God 

Till I came hither : What a place is doih - give 

this! * bim the joy 

Musi here be the beginning of my blifs ! oJhisheart - 

Musi here the burden fall from off my 

back P 
Musi here the firings that bound it to 

me, crack? 
Bleft Crofsf blefi Sepulcher ! blefi ra- 
ther be 
The Man that there was put to Jhamefor 


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I faw then in my Dream that 
he went on thus, even untill he 
came at a bottom, where he faw, 
a little out of the way, three Men 
faft afleep with Fetters upon their 
heels. The name of the one was 
a simple 9 a simple, another Sloth, and the third 

Sloth, and D / ' ' 

Prejumpti- Prefumptton. 

Chriftian then feeing them lye in 
this cafe, went to them, if perad- 
venture he might awake them. And 
cryed, You are like them that fleep 
on the top of a Maft, for the dead 
Sea is under you, a Gulf that hath 
no bottom : Awake therefore and 
come away, be willing alfo, and I 
will help you off with your Irons. He 
alfo told them, If he thatgoethabout 
like a roaring Lion comes by, you 
will certainly become a prey to his 
teeth. With that they lookt upon 
him, and began toreply in this fort: 

b There is b Simple faid, I fee no danger-, Sloth 

7on^ili a ' ** aid > 7et alittle more fl ee P : and Pre ' 
do If^God -f um P^ on & [ dy E ver y F at t mufi fland 
openeth u p°n his own bottom, what is the an- 
nottheeyes.Jwerelfe that IJhouldgive thee? And fo 
they lay down to fleep again, and 
Chriftian went on his way. 

D * Yet 

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Yet was he troubled to think, That 
men in that " danger fhould fo little 
efteem the kindnefs of him that (o 
freely offered to help them ; both by 
awakening of them, counfelling of 
them, and proffering to help them off 
with their Irons. And as he was 
troubled there-about, he efpied two 
Men come tumbling over the Wall, 
on the left hand of the narrow way ; 
and they made up a pace to him. The 
name of the one was Formalijt, and 
the name of the other Hypocrifte. So, 
as I faid, they drew up unto him, 
who thus entered with them into dif- 

Chr. Gentlemen, Whence came you, 
and whither do you go ? 

Form, and Hyp. We were born in 
the Land of Vain-glory , and are go- 
ing for praife to Mount Sion. 

Chr. Why came you not in at the 
Gate which ftandeth at the beginning 
of the way ? Know you not that it is 
written. c That he that cometh not in c J° hl °- 1 - 
by the door, but climb eth up Jome o- 
ther way , the Jame is a thief and a 
robber ? 

Form, and Hyp. They faid, That 
to go to the Gate for entrance, was 

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by all their Countrey-men counted 
too far about; and that therefore 
their ufual way was to make a fhort 
cut of it, and to climb over as they 
had done. 

Chr. But will it not be counted a 
Tre/pafsy again/it he Lord of the City 
whither we are bound> thus to violate 
his revealed will ? 

Form, and Hyp. They told him, 
d That as for that, he needed not to 
to^iT troublehis head thereabout : for what 
the <way t ^ey did, they had cuftom for ; and 
but not by could produce, if need were, Tefti- 
the door, mony that would witnefs it, for 
think that more then a thoufand years. 
they can Chn But, faid Chrl&hn, Willyour 

fay fame- ^ . n i ,-r* • ? -r •< 

thin? in Pratt ice ft and a Trial at Law r 
vindicate Form. & Hyp. .They told him, That 
on of their Cuftom, it being of fo long a ftand- 
own Pra- [ n g ^ as a bove a thoufand years , 
would doubtlefs now be admitted as 
a thing legal,by any Impartial Judge. 
And befides, faid they, fo be we get 
into the way, what's matter which 
way we get in; if we are in, we are 
in : thou art but in the way , who, 
as we perceive, came in at the Gate ; 
and we are alfo in the way, that came 
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tumbling over the wall: Wherein now 
is thy condition better then ours ? 

Chr. I walk by the Rule of my 
Mafter, you walk by the rude work- 
ing of your fancies. You are counted 
thieves already, by the Lord of the 
way; therefore I doubt you will 
not be found true men at the end of 
the way. You come in by your felves 
without his direction, and fhall go 
out by your felves without his mercy. 

To this they made him but little 
anfwer ; only they bid him look to 
himfelf. Then I faw that they went 
on every man in his way, without 
much conference one with another ; 
fave that thefe two men told Chri- 
y?z<z#,That,asto Laws and Ordinances, 
they doubted not but they fhould as 
confcientioufly do them as he. There- 
fore faid they, We fee not wherein 
thou differeft from us, but by the 
Coat that is on thy back, which was, 
as we tro , given thee by fome of thy 
Neighbours, to hide the fhame of 
thy nakednefs. cGal.2.16. 

Chr. By e Laws and Ordinances, 
you will not be faved,fince you came 
not in by the door. And as for this 
Coat that is on my back, it was given 


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me by the Lord of the place whither 
I go ; and that, as you fay, to cover 
my nakednefs with. And I take it as 
a token of his kindnefs to me , for I 
had nothing but rags before. And 
befides, f thus I comfort my felf as I 
f Chriftian g . Surely, think I, when I come to 
T j 0t n l \ ^ e Gate of the City, the Lord there- 

Lords Coat r ... y 

^H ofwill ( knowme f° r good, fincel 
and is com- have his Coat on my back ; a Coat 
forted that he gave me freely in the day that 
therewith, h e ftript me of myrags. I have more- 
i ez !j° m ,r over a mark in my forehead, of 

forted alfo . , * > 

with his which perhaps you have taken no 
Mark, and notice, which one of my Lords moft 
his Roll, intimate Aflbciates, fixed there in the 
day that my burden fell off my 
fhoulders. I will tell you moreover, 
that I had then given me a Roll fealed 
to comfort me by reading, as I go in 
the way ; I was alfo bid to give it in 
at the Coeleftial Gate , in token of 
my certain going in after it : all 
which things I doubt you want, and 
want them, becaufe you came not 
in at the Gate. 

To thefe things they gave him no 

anfwer, only they looked upon each 

other and laughed. Then 1 faw that 

they went on all, fave that Chriftian 

D 3 kept 

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kept before, who had no more talk 
but with himfelf, and that fomtimes 
fighinglyyand fomtimes comfortably : 
alfo he would be often reading in the 
Roll that one of the fhining ones 
gave him , by which he was refrefhed. 
I beheld then, that they all went 
on till they came to the foot of an 
Hill, s at the bottom of which was a 
Spring. There was alfo in the fame % He comes 
place two other ways befides that^J?' Ai// 
which came ftraight from the Gate ; u y ' 
one turned to the left hand, and the 
other to the right, at the bottom of 
the Hill : but the narrow way lay 
right up the Hill (and the name of 
the going up the fide of the Hill, is 
called Difficulty. J Chrtftian now went 
to the Spring and drank thereof to 
refrefh himfelf, and then began to go 
up the Hill ; faying, 

This Hill though high J covet to afcend\ 
The difficulty will not me offend ; 
For 1 perceive the way to life lies here ; 
Come, pluck up, Heart-, lets neither faint 

nor fear : 
Better, tho difficulty th* right way to go, 
Then wrong, though eafie, where the end 

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The other two alfo came to the foot 
of the Hill. But when they faw that 
the Hill was fteep and high, and that 
there was two other ways to go ; and 
fuppofing alfo, that thefe two ways 
might meet again,with that up which 
Chriftian went, on the other fide of 
the Hill : Therefore they were re- 
folved to go in thofe ways (now the 
name of one of thofe ways was 
Danger, and the name of the other 
h The dan- Deftrutfion.) So h the one took the 
ger of wa y which is called Danger, which 

'Zt'lf the ,ed him Into . a § reat Woo <A ; and the 
w ^ > other took diredtly up the way to De- 
ftruttion, which led him into a wide 
field full of dark Mountains, where 
he ftumbled and fell, and rife no 

I looked then after Chriftian, to fee 
him go up the Hill, where I perceived 
he fell from running to going, and 
from going to clambering upon his 
hands and his knees, becaufe of the 
fteepnefs of the place. Now about 
the midway to the top of the Hill, 
i A ward was a pleafant ' l Arbour , made by 

of grace. the Lord Q f ^ pjy^ for the refrefh _ 

ment of weary Travailers. Thither 

therefore Chriftian got, where alfo 

D 4 he 

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Shall they who wrong begin yet rightly end ? 
Shall they at all have fafety for their friend ? 
No, no, in head-ftrong manner they let out, 
And headlong they will fall at laft no doubt. 

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he fat down to reft him. Then he 
pull'd his Roll out of his bofom and 
read therein to his comfort ; he alfo 
now began afrefh to take a review 
of the Coat or Garment that was 
given him as he flood by the Crofs. 
Thus pleafing himfelf a while, he at 
laft fell into a flumber, and thence 
into a faft fleep, which detained him 
in that place untill it was almoft 

Jllpfi!"! ni S ht > and in his flee P his l Roli feli 
lofer. out °f his hand. Now as he was fleep- 
ing,there came one to him & awaked 
him faying, Go to the Ant y thouftug- 
gardy confider her ways and be wife : 
and with that Chriftian fuddenly ftar- 
ted up , and fped him on his way, 
and went a pace till he came to the 
top of the Hill. 

Now when he was got up to the 
top of the Hill, there came two Men 
running againft him amain ; the name 
of the one was Timorus^nd the name 
of the other Mtftruft. To whom 
Chriftian faid, Sirs, what's the matter 
you run the wrong way ? Timorus 
anfwered, That they were going to^ 
the City of Zion , and had got up 
that difficult place ; but, faicjhe, the 
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meet with, wherefore we turned, and 
are going back again. 

Yes, laid Miftruft > forjuft before 
us lye a couple of Lyons in the 
way , whether fleeping or wake- 
ing we know not; and we could not 
think , if we came within reach, but 
they would prefently pull us in pieces. 
Cbr. Then {aidCbriftian, You make 
me afraid, but whither fhall I fly to 
be fafe ? If I go back to mine own 
Countrey, 'That is prepared for Fire 
and Brimftone ; and I fhall certainly 
perifh there. If I can get to the Coe- 
leftial City, I am fure to be in fafety 
there. I muft venture : To go back 
is nothing but death, to go forward 
is fear of death, and life everlafting 
beyond it. I will yet go forward. So 
Miftruft and Timorus ran down 
the Hill ; and Chriftian went on his 
way. But thinking again of what he 
heard from the men, he felt in his bo- 
fom for his Roll, that he might read 
therein and be comforted ; but he 
feltand k founditnot.ThenwasC^r/- kChriftian 
ftian in great diftrefs , and knew not m] tf ed hls 
what to do,for he wanted that which Roi ! y . , 

r j ,. , . , , ... wherein he 

uied to relieve him, and that which u r ed t0 
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leftial City. Here therefore he be- 
gan to be much perplexed, and knew 
not what to do ; at laft he bethought 
himfelf that he had flept in the Ar- 
bour that is on the fide of the Hill : 
and falling down upon his knees, he 
asked God forgivenefs for that his 
foolifh Fadt ; and then went back to 
look for his Roll. But ali the way- 
he went back, who can fufficiently 
fet forth the forrow of Chrijlians 
heart? fomtimes he fighed, fomtimes 
he wept, and often times he chid 
himfelf, for being fo foolifh to 
fall afleep in that place which was 
erected only for a little refreshment 
from his wearinefs. Thus therefore 
he went back ; carefully looking on 
this fide , and on that, all the way 
as he went , if happily he might find 
his Roll, that had been his comfort 
fo many times in his Journey. He 
went thus till he came again within 
fight of the Arbour , where he fat 
and flept; but that fight renew- 
Chriftian ed ! his forrow the more, by bringing 
bewails again, even a freih, his evil of fleep- 
bisfoolijh j n g j nto kj s m j nc | # Th us therefore 

Rev f" 2 ^ e now went on bewailing his finful 
fleep, faying, O wretched man that I 

am s 

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arn, that I fhould fleep in the day- 
time ! that I fhould fleep in the midft 
of difficulty ! that I fhould fo indulge 
the flefh, as to ufe that reft for eafe 
to my flefh , which the Lord of the 
Hill hath erected only for the relief 
of the fpirits of Pilgrims! How many 
fteps have I took in vain ! (Thus it 
happened to Ifrael for their fin, they 
were fent back again by the way of 
the Red-Sea) and I am made to tread 
thofe fteps with forrow, which I 
might have trod with delight , had it 
not been for this finful fleep. How 
far might I have been on my way by 
this time ! I am made to tread thofe 
fteps thrice over, which I needed 
not to have trod but once : Yea now 
alfo I am like to be benighted , for 
the day is almoft fpent. O that I had 
not flept ! Now by this time he was 
come to the Arbour again, where 
for a while he fat down and wept,but 
at laft (as Chriftian would have it) 
looking forrowfully down under the 
Settle, there he efpied his Roll ; the 
which he with trembling and hafte 
catch 1 1 up, and put it into his bofom ; ' 
but who can tell how joyful this Man 
was, when he had gotten his Roll a- 

gain ! 

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gain ! For this Roll was the affurance 
of his life and acceptance at the de- 
fired Haven. Therefore he laid it 
up in hisbofom, gave thanks to God 
for directing his eye to the place 
where it lay , and with joy and tears 
betook him felf again to his Journey. 
But Oh how nimbly now, did he go 
up the reft of the Hill ! Yet before 
he got up, the Sun went down upon 
Chrifiian ; and this made him again 
recall the vanity of his fleeping to his 
remembrance, and thus he again be- 
gan to condole with himfelf : Ah thou 
ftnfulfleep! howfor thy fake amilike to 
be benighted in my Journey I I muft 
walk without the Sun , darknejs muft 
cover the path of my feet, and I muft 
hear the noife of doleful Creatures , be- 
cauje of my finful fleep ! Now alfo he 
remembered the ftory that Miftruft 
and Timorus told him of, how they 
were frighted with the fight of the 
Lions. Then faid Chrifiian to him- 
felf again, Thefe Beafts range in the 
night for their prey,and if they fhould 
meet with me in the dark,how fhould 
I fhift them! how fhould I efcape be- 
ing by them torn pieces ? Thus he 
went on his way, but while he was 


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thus bewayling his unhappy mifcar- 
riage , he lift up his eyes, and behold 
there was a very ftately Palace be- 
fore him , the name whereof was 
Beautiful y and it flood juft by the 
High-way fide. 

So I faw in my Dream, that he 
made hafte and went forward, that if 
poffible he might get Lodging there ; 
now before he had gone far, he en- 
tered into a very narrow paflage, 
which was about a furlong off of the 
Porters Lodge , and looking very 
narrowly before him as he went, he 
efpied two Lions in the way. Now, 
thought he, I fee the dangers that 
Mijiruft and Timorus, were driven 
back by. (The Lions were Chained, 
but he faw not the Chains) Then he 
was afraid, and thought alfo himfelf 
to go back after them, for he thought 
nothing but death was before him : 
But the Porter at the Lodge, whofe 
Name is m Watchful, perceiving that m Mar. 13. 
Chriftian made a halt , as if he would 
go back, cried unto him, faying, 
Is thy ftrength fo fmall. ? fear not the 
Lions,for they are Chained: and are 
placed there for trial of faith where it 
is ; and for difcovery of thofe that 


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Difficult is behind, Fear is before, 

Though he's got on the Hill, the Lions roar ; 

A Chriftian man is never long at eafe, 

When one fright's gone, another doth him feize. 

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have none : keep in the midft of the 
Path, and no hurt fhall come unto 

Then I faw that he went on, trem- 
bling for fear of the Lions ; but ta- 
king good heed to the directions of 
the Porter ; he heard them roar, but 
they did him no harm. Then he clapt 
his hands, and went on, till he came 
and ftood before the Gate where the 
Porter was. Then faid Chriftian to 
the Porter ', Sir, What houfe is this ? 
and may I lodge here to night ? The 
Porter anfwered , This Houfe was 
built by the Lord of the Hill: and he 
built it for the relief and fecurity of 
Pilgrims. The Porter alfo asked 
whence he was, and whither he was 
going ? 

Chr. I am come from the City of 
Deftruffion, and am going to Mount 
Zion, but becaufe the Sun is now fet, 
I defire, if I may, to lodge here to 

Por. What is your name ? 

Chr, My name is now Chriflian\ 
but my name at the firft was Gracelejs: 
I came of the Race of Japhet, whom 
God will perfwade to dwell in the 
Tents of Shem. 


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Por. But how doth it happen that you 
come Jo late> the Sun is Jet ? 

Chr. I had been here fooner, but 
that, wretched man that I am ! I flept 
in the Arbour that ftands on the 
Hill fide; nay, I had notwithftanding 
that , been here much fooner , but 
that in my fleep I loft my Evidence, 
and came without it to the brow of 
the Hill ; and then feeling for it, and 
finding it not, I was forced with for- 
rbw of heart, to go back to the place 
where I flept my fleep, where I found 
it, and now I am come. 

Tor. Well, I will call out one of 
the Virgins of this place , who will, 
if fhe likes your talk, bring you in 
to the reft of the Family, according 
to the Rules of the Houfe. So Watch- 
Jul the Porter rang a Bell , at the 
found of which, came out at the 
door of the Houfe,a Grave and Beau- 
tiful Damfel, named DiJcretion y and 
asked why fhe was called. 

The P0r/tfranfwered,This Man is 
in a Journey from the City of De- 
jlruffion to Mount Zion , but being 
weary, and benighted, he asked me 
if he might lodge here to night ; fo I 
told him I would call for thee, who 


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after difcourfe had with him, mayeft 
do as feemeth thee good, even ac- 
cording to the Law of the Houfe. 

Then fhe asked him whence he 
was, and whither he was going, and 
he told her. She asked him alfo, how 
he got into the way, and he told her; 
Then fhe asked him , What he had 
feen, and met with in the way , and 
he told her ; and laft, fhe asked his 
name, fo he faid, It is Chriftian ; and 
I have fo much the more a defire to 
lodge here to night, becaufe, by 
what I perceive, this place was 
built by the Lord of the Hill, for the 
relief and fecurity of Pilgrims. So 
fhe fmiled, but the water flood in 
her eyes : And after a little paufe, 
fhe faid, I will call forth two or three 
more of the Family. So fhe ran to 
the door, and called out Prudence, 
Piety , and Charity , who after a little 
more difcourfe with him, had him 
in to the Family ; and many of 
them meeting him at the threshold 
of the Houfe , faid , Come in thou 
bleffed of the Lord; this Houfe was 
built by the Lord of the Hill , on 
purpofe to entertain fuch Pilgrims in. 
Then he bowed his head, and follow- 

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ed them into the Houfe. So when he 
was come in, and fet down, they 
gave him fomthing to drink ; and 
confented together that until fupper 
was ready , fome one or two of 
them fhould have fome particular 
difcourfe with Chrifiian^ for the beft 
improvement of time : and they ap- 
pointed Piety, and Prudence, to dif- 
courfe with him; and thus they 

Piety. Come good Chriftian , fince 
we have been Jo loving toyou, to receive 
you into our Houfe this night ; let us, 
if perhaps we may better our /elves 
thereby, talk with you of all things 
that have happened to you in your Pil- 

Chr. With a very good will, and I 
am glad that you are fo well difpofed. 

Piety What moved you at firjl to be- 
take yourfelf to a Pilgrims life. 

Chr. I was a driven out of my Na- 
tive Countrey, by a dreadful found 
that was in mine ears, to wit, That 
<ven out of unavoidable deftrudlion did attend 
his own me, if I abode in that place where I 

Count rey. was. 

Piety. But how did it happen that 

you came out of your Countrey thisway? 

E Chr. 

a How 
nvas dri- 

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Chr. It was as God would have it, 
for when I was under the fears of 
deftruftion, I did not know whither 
to go ; but by chance there came a 
Man, even to me, (as I was trem- 
bling and weeping) whofe name is 
h Evangeli/l ,and he diredted me to the b Honv be 
Wicket-Gate, which elfe I ftiould *"«*'• 
never have found ; and fo fet me into * f ay t0 
the way that hath led me diredily to 
this Houfe. 

Piety. But did you not come by the 
Houfe of the Interpreter ? 

Chr. Yes, and did fee fuch things 
there, the remembrance of which 
will ftick by me as long as I live ; 
fpecially three c things, to wit, How cAreherfal 
Chrift, in defpite of Satan, maintains of what he 
his work of Grace in the heart; how-/*™ ln * e 
the Man had finned himfelf quite out 
of hopes of Gods mercy ; and alfo 
the Dream of him that thought in 
his fleep the day of Judgement was 

Piety. Why ? Did you hear him tell 
his Dream ? 

Chr. Yes , and a dreadful one it 
was. I thought it made my heart ake 
as he was telling of it, but yet I am 
glad I heard it. 


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Piety. Was that all that you Jaw at 
the Houfe of the Interpreter ? 

Chr. No, he took me and had 
me where he fhewed me a ftately 
Palace, and how the People were 
clad in Gold that were in it; and 
how there came a venturous Man, 
and cut his way through the armed 
men that flood in the door to keep 
him out; and how he was bid to come 
in, and win eternal Glory. Methought 
thofe things did ravifh my heart ; I 
could have ftaid at that good Mans 
houfe a twelve-month, but that I 
knew I had further to go. 

Piety. And what Jaw you elje in the 
way ? 

Chr. Saw! Why I went but a little 
further , and I faw one, as I thought 
in my mind, hang bleeding upon the 
Tree; and the very fight of him made 
my burden fall off my back (for I 
groaned under a weary burden) but 
then it fell down from off me. 'Twas 
a ftrange thing to me, for I never faw 
fuch a thing before : Yea, and while 
I flood looking up, (for then I could 
not forbear looking) three fhining 
ones came to me: one of them tefti- 
fied that my fins were forgiven me ; 
E 2 another 

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another ftript me of my Rags, and 
gave me this Broidred Coat which you 
fee; and the third fet the mark which 
you fee, in my forehead, and gave 
me this fealed Roll (and with that 
he plucked it out of his bofom.) 

Piety. But you Jaw more then this, 
did you not ? 

Chr. The things that I have told 
you were the beft : yet fome other 
fmall matters I faw, as namely I faw 
three Men , Simple, Sloth, and Pre- 
fumption, lye a fleep a little out of 
the way as I came , with Irons upon 
their heels; but do you think I could 
awake them ! I alfo faw Formaliji and 
Hypocrifie come tumbling over the 
wall , to go, as they pretended , to 
Sion, but they were quickly loft; 
even as I my felf did tell them, but 
they would not believe : but, a- 
bove all, I found it hard work 
to get up this Hill, and as hard 
to come by the Lions mouths ; 
and truly if it had not been for 
the good Man, the Porter that 
ftands at the Gate, I do not 
know, but that after all, I might 
have gone back again : but now 
I thank God I am here, and 


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I thank you for receiving of 

Then Prudence thought good to 
ask him a few queftions, and defired 
his anfwer to them. 

Pru. Do you not think Jomtimes 
of the Countrey from whence you 
came ? 

Chr. Yes, d but with much fhame 
d Chri- an j deteftation ; Truly, if I had been 
thouhts f m * n 4f u l °f that Countrey from whence 
bis Native I came ou *> I might have had oppor- 
Countrey. t unity to have returned, but now I 
Heb. ii. defire a better Countrey, that is, an 
I5 > l6 - Heavenly. 

Pru. Do you not yet bear away with 
you Jome of the things that then you 
were converfant with all 

Chr. Yes, but greatly againft my 

will ; efpecially my inward and 

e Chri- e carnal cogitations ; with which 

ftian dif a ]j m y Countrey-men, as well as 

tafted m y jy^ were delighted . b u t now 

nal Toll 2 ^ thofe things are my grief: and 
tatiom. might I but chufe mine own 
f Chri- things, I would f chufe never to 
ftians think of thofe things more ; but 
choice. when I would be doing of that 
which is beft,that which is worft is 

with me. 

E 3 Pru. 

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Pru. Do you not find fometimes> 
as if thoje things were vanquifhed, 
which at other times are your per- 

Chr. Yes, but that is but feldom ; 
but they are to me s Golden hours, g Chri- 
in which fuch things happens to ftIans g° 1 ' 

den hours, 


Pru. Can you remember by what 
means you find your anoyances at times , 
as if they were vanquijhed ? 

Chr. Yes, when h I think what I h How 
faw at the Crofs, that will do it ; and Chriftian 
when I look upon my Broidered<^^^ r 
Coat* that will do it; alfo when a & Mn J ls 

. . . corrupt i- 

I look into the Roll that I carry in GnSm 
my bofom, that will do it; and 
when my thoughts wax warm about 
whither I am going, that will 
do it. 

Pru. And what is it that makes you 
fo defirous to go to Mount Zion ? 

Chr. Why, l there I hope to fee C | 1 1 rift ; an > 
him alive , that did hang dead on ^^^ 
the Crofs ; and there I hope to at Mount 
be rid of all thofe things , that to zlon - 
this day are in me, an anoiance 
to me ; there they fay there is no 
death, and there I fhall dwell with 
fuch Company as I like beft. For 


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to tell you truth J love him,becaufe 
I wasby him eafed of my burden , 
and I am weary of my inward fick- 
nefs ; I would fain be where I fhall 
die no more, and with the Company 
that fhall continually cry Holy, 
Holy, Holy. 

Then faid Charity to Chriftian, 

* Charity Have you a family ? are you a mar- 
difcourfes r ' te d man ? 

kim - Cbr. I have a Wife and four fmall 


Cha. And why did you not bring 
them along with you ? 

* Chrif- Chr. Then Chriftian *wept, and 
tianV/o^f a id, Oh how willingly would I 

to his Wife haye done j but . were a jj of 
and Cbil- , \ r 

dren. them utterly averle to my going on 

Cha. But you Jhould have talked 
to them y and have endeavoured to 
have Jhewen them the danger of being 

Chr. So I did, and told them 

Gen. 19. alfo what God had fhewed to 

x 4- me of the deftrudtion of our 

City ; but I feemed to them as one 

that mocked, and they believed 

me not. 

Cha. And did you pray to God that 


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he would blefs your counfel to them ? 

Chr. Yes , and that with much 
affe&ion ; for you muft think that 
my Wife and poor Children were 
very dear unto me. ' 

Cha. But did you tell them of 
your ownjorrow , and fear of deftruc- 
tion ? for I fuppofe that deftruftion 
was vifible enough to you ? 

Chr. Yes, over, and over, and 
over. They might alfo * fee my 
fears in my countenance, in my * Cbrif- 
tears, and alfo in my trembling un- tian ' s /^^ 
der the apprehenfion of the Judo:- ^ m ^~ 

1 i-i 1 1 i in? might 

ment that did hang over our heads ; fo re Jj //r 
but all was not fufficient to prevail bis very 
with them to come with me. countc- 

Cha. But what could they fay nance * 
for themf elves why they came not ? 

Chr, Why, * my Wife was a- 
fraid of lofing this World; and* We caufe 
my Children were given to the ^b hls 
foolifh delights of youth: fo %&£f 
what by one thing, and what J J'*„ 
by another , they left me to wan- ^ub bim. 
der in this manner alone. 

Cha. But did you not with your 
vain life, damp all that you by 
words ufed by way of perfwafion 
to bring them away with you ? 


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Chr. Indeed I cannot commend 
my life ; for I am confcious to my 
felf of many failings : therein , I 
know alfo that a man by his con- 
verfation, may foon overthrow 
what by argument or perfwafion he 
doth labour to faften upon others 
for their good : Yet, this I can fay, 
I was very wary of giving them oc- 
casion, by any unfeemly adlion , to 
make them averfe to going on Pil- 
Chriftian^s grimage. Yea, for this very thing, 
good con- they would tell me I was too pre- 

Te'CThl cIfe > and that 1 denIed m 7 felf of 

Wife C and ^ ns (f° r ^^ r ^ a ^ es ) * n which they 

Children, faw no evil. Nay, I think I may fay, 

that, if what they faw in me did 

hinder them, it was my great ten- 

dernefs in finning againft God, or of 

doing any wrong to my Neighbour. 

Cha. Indeed *Cain hated his Bro- 

*iJo\mi.tber y becaufe his own works were 

12 * . evily and his Brothers righteous ; 

, in ] * n and if thy Wife and Children have 

their blood heen offended with thee for this , 

if they they thereby jhew them) elves to be 

pwA implacable to j- good ; and thou 

+ Ezek. 3. haft delivered thy foul from their 

'* blood. 

Now I faw in my Dream,that thus 


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they fat talking together until {up- 
per was ready. So when they had 
made ready, they fat down to meat ; 
Now the Table was furnifhed k with k . what 
fat things, and with Wine that w as^ nftia ^. 
well refined ; and all their talk l atj£ppj m 
the Table, was about the Lord of the i j beir 
Hill: As namely, about what he had talk at 
done , and wherefore he did what htf u PP ert ' im ^ 
did, and why he had builded that 
Houfe : and by what they faid , I 
perceived that he had been a great 
Warriour> and had fought with and 
flain him that had the power of 
death, but not without great danger 
to himfelf, which made me love 
him the more. 

For, as they faid, and as I believe 
(faid Chriftiari) he did it with the 
lofs of much blood ; but that which 
put Glory of Grace into all he did, 
was, that he did it of pure love to 
his Countrey. And befides , there 
were fome of them of the Houfe- 
hold that faid, they had feen and 
fpoke with him fince he did dye on 
the Crofs; and they have attefted, 
that they had it from his own lips, 
that heisfuchalover of poor Pilgrims, 
• E 4 that 

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86 cfjc Pilgrims Piofftefs. 

that the like is not to be found from 
the Eaft to the Weft 

They moreover gave an inftance 

of what they affirmed, and that was, 

He had ftript himfelf of his glory that 

he might do this for the Poor ; and 

that they heard him fay and affirm, 

That he would not dwell in the 

Mountain of Zion alone. They faid 

moreover, That he had made many 

a chrifl p;ig r i ms a Princes, though by nature 

"princes of^Y were Beggars born, and their 

Beggars, original had been the Dunghil. 

Thus they difcourfed together till 

late at night, and after they had 

committed themfelves to their Lord 

for Protection, they betook them- 

~ ... felves to reft. The Pilgrim they laid 

Bed-cham- m a l ar g e upper b Chamber, whofe 

ber. window opened towards the Sun ri- 

fing ; the name of the Chamber was 

Peace y where he flept till break of 

day ; and then he awoke and fang, 

Where am 1 now ! is this the love and 

Ofjefus,forthe men that Pilgrims are! 

Thus to provide ! That I Jhould be for- 
given ! 

And dwell already the next door to 
Heaven . So 

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So in the Morning they all got up, 
and after fome more difcourfe, they 
told him that he fhould not depart , 
till they had fhewed him the Rarities 
of that place. And firft they had him 
into the Study, c where they fhew- c Chnftlan 
ed him Records of the greateft Anti- had int0 
quity ; in which, as I remember my % *, Siu ? y ' 
Dream , they fhewed him firft the be r arw 
Pedigree of the Lord of the Hill, there. 
that he was the Son of the Ancient 
of Days , and came by an eternal 
Generation. Here alfo was more 
fully Recorded the A6ls that he had 
done, and the names of many hun- 
dreds that he had taken into his 
fervice ; and how he had placed them 
in fuch Habitations that could nei- 
ther by length of Days nor decaies 
of Nature, be diffolved 

Then they read to him fome of 
the worthy Afts that fome of his Ser- 
vants had done. As how they had 
fubdued Kingdoms, wrought Righte- 
oufnefs, obtained Promiles, flopped 
the mouths of Lions, quenched the d Heb 
d violence of Fire, efcaped the edge 33 , 3 ^ 
of the Sword ; out of weaknefs 
were made ftrong, waxed valiant 
in fight, and turned to flight the Ar- 
mies of the Aliens. Then 

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Then they read again in another 
part of the Records of the Houfe, 
where it was fhewed how willing 
their Lord was to receive into his 
favour any, even any, though they 
in time paft had offered great affronts 
to his Perfon and proceedings. Here 
alfo were feveral other Hiftories of 
many other famous things, of all 
which Chriftian had a view. As of 
things both Ancient and Modern ; 
together with Prophecies and Pre- 
dictions of things that have their 
certain accomplifhment, both to the 
dread and amazement of enemies, 
and the comfort and folace of Pil- 

The next day they took him and 
e Chiiilian had him into the e Armory ; where 

^e Armo ^ flieW ^ d him a11 manner of F U r ~ 

°~ niture, which their Lord had pro- 
vided for Pilgrims, as Sword, Shield, 
Helmet, Breft plate, All-Prayer ,and 
Shooes that would not wear out. 
And there was here enough of this 
to harnefs out as many' men for the 
fervice of their Lord, as there 
be Stars in the Heaven for multi- 


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They alfo fhewed him fome of the 
Engines with which fome of his Ser- 
vants had done wonderful things. 
f They fhewed him Mqfes Rod, thefChriftian 
Hammer and Nail with which J™ 1 ^™^ 
flew Si/era , the Pitchers, Trumpets,"^ ""'* 
and Lamps too, with which Gideon 
put to flight the Armies of Midian. 
Then they ftiewed him the Oxes goad 
wherewith Shamger flew fix hundred 
men. They ftiewed him alfo the 
Jaw bone with which Samp/on did 
fuch mighty feats ; they fhewed him 
moreover the Sling and Stone with 
which David flew Goliah of Gath : 
and the Sword alfo with which their 
Lord will kill the Man of Sin, in the 
day that he fhall rife up to the prey. 
They fliewed him befides many ex- 
cellent things, with' which Chriftian 
was much delighted. This done,they 
went to their reft again. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that on 
the morrow he got up to go forwards, 
but they defired him to ftay till the 
next day alfo, and then faid they, we 
will, if the day be clear, ftiew you the 
s delegable Mountains ; which they gChriftian 
faid, would yet furtheradd to hiscom- ft^ed the 
fort ; becaufe they were nearer the d f eaable 

1 J , Mountains 


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defired Haven, then the place where 
at prefent he was. So he confented 
and ftaid. When the Morning was up, 
they had him to the top of the Houfe, 

h ifa. 33. h an d bid him look South, fo he did; 

16, 17. and behold at a great diftance he 
faw a moft pleafant Mountainous 
Countrey , beautified with Woods, 
Vinyards, Fruits of all forts, Flowers 
alfo ; Springs and Fountains , very 
delegable to behold. Then he asked 
the name of the Countrey, they faid 
it was Immanucls Land : and it is as 
common, faid they, as this Hill is, 
to and for all the Pilgrims. And 
when thou comeft there,from thence, 
faid they, thou maift fee to the Gate 
of the Coeleftial City, as the Shep- 
heards that live there will make ap- 

i Chriftian Now h e bethought himfelf of fet- 

- ets y ting forward, l and they were will- 
ing he fhould : but firft, faid they, let 
us go again into the Armory, fo they 

k Chriftian did; and when he came there, they 

^ed^ k harneffed him fr ° m head t0 f00t ^ 

with what was of proof, left perhaps 
he fhould meet with affaults in the 
way. He being therefore thus a- 
coutred walketh out with his friends 


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to the Gate, and there he asked the 
Porter if he faw any Pilgrims pafs by, 
Then the Porter anfwered, Yes. 

Chr. Pray did you know him ? 

Por. I asked his name , and he 
told me it was Faithful. 

Chr. O, faid Chriftian , I know 
him, he is my Towns-man, my near 
Neighbour, he comes from the place 
where I was born : how far do you 
think he may be before ? 

Porter. He is got by this time be- 
low the Hill. 1 Hqcw 

Chr. » Well, faid Chriftian , good Chriftian 
Porter the Lord be with thee,and add ™*jf e 
to all thy bleffings much increafe, for t at 
the kindnefs that thou haft ihewed parting. 
to me. 

Then he began to go forward, but 
Difcretion y Piety y Charity , and Pru- 
dence, would accompany him down 
to the foot of the Hill. So they went 
on together, reiterating their former 
difcourfes till they came to go down 
the Hill. Then faid Chriftian , As it 
was difficult coming up, fo (fo far as 
I can fee) it is dangerous going down. 
Yes, faid Prudence ,fo it is; for it is an 
hard matter for a man to go down 
into the valley of Humiliation, as 


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Whilft Chrijlian is among his godly friends, 
Their golden mouths make him fufficient 'mends 
For all his griefs, and when they let him go, 
He's clad with northern fteel from top to toe. 

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thou art now, and to catch no flip by 
the way ; therefore, faid they , are 
we come out to accompany thee 
down the Hill. So he began to go 
down, but very warily , yet he caught 
a flip or too. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that 
thefe good Companions, when Chri- 
ftian was gone down to the bottom of 
the Hill, gave him a loaf of Bread, 
a bottle of Wine , and a clufter of 
Raifins ; and then he went on his 

But now in this Valley of Hu- 
miliation poor Chriftian was hard put 
to it, for he had gone but a little way 
before he efpied a foul Fiend com- 
ing over the field to meet him ; his 
name is ylpollyon. Then did Chri- 
ftian begin to be afraid, and to caft 
in his mind whither to go back, or to 
ftand his ground. But he confidered 
again, that he had no Armour for 
his back, and therefore thought that 
to turn the back to him, might give 
him greater advantage with eafe to 
pierce him with his Darts ; there- Chrifthns 
fore he refolved k to venture, and re f olution 
ftand his ground. For thought he, **% b ° p ' of 
had I no more in mine eye, then the Apollyon. 


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faving of my life, 'twould be the befl: 
way to ftand. 

So he went on, and A-pollyon met 
him ; now the Monfter was hidious 
to behold, he was cloathed with 
fcales like a Fifh (and they are his 
pride) he had Wings like a Dragon, 
and out of his belly came Fire and 
Smoak, and his mouth was as the 
mouth of a Lion. When he was 
come up to Chriftian, he beheld him 
with a difdainful countenance, and 
thus began to queftion with him. 

Apol. Whence come you and whi- 
ther are you bound? 
1 Difcourfe Chr. I come from the City of 
betwixt DeftruElion, l which is the place of 
Chnftian a jj ev j]^ anc [ am going to the City of 

W Apol- ZiQ ^ 

Apol. By this I perceive thou art 
one of my Subjects , for all that Coun- 
trey is mine ; and I am the Prince and 
God of it. How is it then that thou 
haft ran away from thy King ? Were it 
not that I hope thou maieft do me more 
Jervice, I would ftrike thee now at one 
blow to the ground. 

Chr. I was born indeed in your 
Dominions, but your fervice was 
hard, and your wages fuch as a man 


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could not live on, for the Wages of Sin 
is death ; therefore when I was come 
to years , I did as other confiderate 
perfons do , look out, if perhaps I 
might mend my felf, 

Apol. There is no Prince that will 
thus lightly loje hisSubjefis;neither will 
I as yet lofe thee. Butfince thou com- 
plainefl of thy fervice and wages m be 
content to go back ; what our Countrey m Apolly- 
will afford^ I do here promife to give ons ^ atte ~ 
thee. ry ' 

Chr. But I have let my felf to a- 
nother, even to the King of Princes, 
and how can I with fairnefs go back 
with thee ? 

Apol. Thou hajl done in this, accor- 
ding to the Proverb , u changed ^nApolIyon 
bad for a worfe : but it is ordinary for under v*- 
thoje that have profejjed themf elves his ™ s .^ l s 
Servants, after a while to give him 
the flip , and return again to me : do 
thou Jo to, and allfhall be welL 

Chr. I have given him my faith, 
and fworn my Allegiance to him ; 
how then can I go back from this, 
and not be hanged as a Traitor ? 

Apol. Thou didefl the fame to me, 
and yet I am willing to pafs by all, if AP 011 ? 011 

i .,, S - r 7 7 pretends to 

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Chr. What I promifed thee was 
in my non-age ; and befides , I 
count that the Prince under whofe 
Banner now I ftand, is able to ab- 
folve me ; yea, and to pardon alfo 
what I did as to my compliance with 
thee : and befides, ( O thou deftroy- 
ing Apollyon) to fpeak truth, I like 
his Service, his Wages, his Servants, 
his Government, his Company, and 
Countrey better then thine : and 
therefore leave off to perfwade me 
further, I am his Servant, and I will 
follow him. 

Apol. Confider again when thou art 

in cool bloody what thou art like to meet 

with in the way that thou goeft. Thou 

know eft that for the tnoftpart, his Ser- 

Apollyon vanis come to an ill end>becaufe they are 

pleads the tranfgrejjors againft me y and my ways : 

grievous How many of them have been put to 

ends of fhameful deaths! and befides, thou coun- 

]! r ian ? tell his fervice better then mine, whereas 

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Chriftian he never came yet from the place where 
jrom -per- he is, to deliver any that ferved him 
fifting in out of our hands: but as for me y how 
his way. man y times ', as all the World very well 
knows , have I delivered , either by 
power or frauds thofe that have faith- 
fully ferved me> from him and his , 
F though 

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though taken by them, and Jo I will 
deliver thee. 

Chr. His forbearing at prefent to 
deliver them, is on purpofe to try 
their love, whether they will cleave 
to hini to the end : and as for the ill 
end thou fayeft they come too, that 
ismoft glorious in there account: For 
for prefent deliverance, they do not 
much expedt it ; for they ftay for 
their Glory, and then they fhall have 
it, when their Prince comes in his, 
and the Glory of the Angels. 

Apol. Thou haft already been un- 
faithful in thyfervice to him, and how 
doft thou think to receive wages of 
him ? 

Chr. Wherein, O Apollyon, have 
I been unfaithful to him. 

Apol. Thou didft faint at firft 
Jetting out, when thou waft almoft A ^ [yon 
choked in the Gulf of Dijpond. Thou christians 
diddeft attempt wrong ways to be rid of infirmities 
thy burden whereas thoujhouldeft have againft 
flayed till thy Prince had taken it off: him - 
Thou didft finfully fleep and looje thy 
choice thing : thou waft alfo almoftper- 
Jwaded to go back, at the Jtght of the 
Lions ; and when thou talkeft of thy 
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andjeen^ thou art inwardly defirous of 
vain-glory in all that thou Jay eft or 

Chr. All this is true, and much 
more, which thou haft left out ; but 
the Prince whom I ferve anti ho- 
nour, is merciful, and ready to for- 
give: but befides, thefe infirmities 
poflefled me in thy Countrey , for 
there I fuckt them in, and I have 
groaned under them, been forry for 
them, and have obtained pardon of 
my Prince. 
Apollyon Apol. Then Apollyon broke out in- 
in a rage to a grievous rage, faying, / am an 
falls upon Enemy to this Prince : I hate his Per- 
Chriftian. j on ^ hi s Laws, and People : I am come 
out on purpo/e to withftand thee. 

Chr. Apollyon beware what you 
do, for I am in the Kings High-way, 
the way of Holinefs , therefore take 
heed to your felf. 

ApoL Then Apollyon ftrodled quite 
over the whole breadth of the way, 
and faid, I am void of fear in this 
matter, prepare thyfelf to dye, for 
I fwear thou {halt go no further, here 
will I fpill thy foul ; and with that, 
he threw a flaming Dart at his breft, 
but Chriftianhzd a Shield in his hand, 
F 2 with 

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with which he caught it, and fo pre- 
vented the danger of that. Then Chriftian 
did Chriftian draw, for he faw 'twas mounded 
time to beftir him ; and Apollyon as f jJZ s ™~ 
faft made at him, throwing Darts as - y aitb 
thick as Hail ; by the which, not- and con- 
withftanding all that Chriftian could wrfation. 
do to avoid it , Apollyon wounded 
him in his head, his hand and foot; 
this made Chriftian give a little back: 
Apollyon therefore followed his work 
amain, and Chriftian again took cou- 
rage, and refifted as manfully as he 
could. This fore Combat lafted for 
above half a day, even till Chriftian 
was aim oft quite fpent. Foryoumuft: 
know that Chriftian by reafon of his 
wounds, muft needs grow weaker 
and weaker. 

Then Apollyon efpying his oppor- 
tunity, began to gather up clofe to 
Chriftian, and wreftling with him, 
gave him a dreadful fall ; and with f J^,/ " 
that, Chriftians Sword flew out of his ^ Qtwn to 
hand. Then faid Apollion, 1 am Jure the ground 
of thee now; and with that, he had al- ihe Chri - 
moft preft him to death, fo that Chri- ftian * 
ftian began to defpair of life. But as 
God would have it , while Apollyon 
was fetching q£ his laft blow , 


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A more unequal match can hardly be, 
Chrljiian muft fight an Angel ; but you fee, 
The valiant man by handling Sword and Shield 
Doth make him, tho' a Dragon, quit the field. 

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thereby to make a full end of this 
good Man, Chrifiian nimbly reached Chriftians 
out his hand for his Sword , and viftcry *- 
caught it, faying, Rejoyce not againft ^ r p0 ~ 
me, O mine Enemy ! when I fallal Jh all 
ari/e;and with that,gave him a deadly 
thruft, which made him give back, as 
one that had received his mortal 
wound : Chrijlian perceiving that, 
made at him again,faying, Nay, in all 
theje things we are more then Conque- 
rours. And with that, Apollyon fpread 
forth his Dragons wings, and fped T 
him away, that Chrijlian for a feafon 
faw him no more. 

In this combat no man can ima- 
gine, unlefs he had ktn and heard A brief 
as I did, what yelling, and hideous r * ati <>» °f 
roaring Apollyon made all the time " t ™ a 
of the fight, he fpake like a Dragon \ jpedator. 
and on the other fide, what fighs and 
groans braft from Chriftians heart. 
I never faw him all the while, give fo 
much as one pleafant look, till he 
perceived he had wounded Apollyon 
with his two edged Sword, then in- 
deed he did fmile, and look upward: 
but 'twas the dreadfulleft fight that 
ever I faw. 

F3 So 

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Chriftian So when the Battel was over, 

rtZks G ° d Chri fi ian faid > * wil1 here S Ive ^anks 
deliJe- to k* m t ^ lat ^ at h delivered me out of 
ranee. t ^ e mouth of the Lion ; to him that 

did help me againft Apollyon : and fo 

he did, faying, 

Great Beelzebub, the Captain of this 

Defign'd my ruin \ therefore to this end 
He fent him harnejl out , and he with 

That Hellijh was , did fiercely me In- 

gage : 
But bleffed Michael helped me^ and I 
By dint of Sword did quickly make him 

Therefore to him let me give la fling 

And thank and hlefs his holy name 


Then there came to him an hand, 
with fome of the leaves of the Tree 
ofLife, the which Chriftian took, and 
applyed to the wounds that he had 
received in the Battel, and was heal- 
ed immediately. He alfo fat down 
in that place to eat Bread, and to 
drink of the Bottle that was given 


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him a little before ; fo being refresh- 
ed, he addrefled himfelf to his Jour- 
ney, with his a Sword drawn in his a Chriftian 
hand, for he faid , I know not but*'"** his 
fome other Enemy may be at hand. ^™J? 
But he met with no other affront Stwor j 
from Apollyon , quite through this drawn in 

Valley. his hand. 

Now at the end of this Valley, was^ 
another, called the Valley of the 
Shadow of Death, and Chriftian muft 
needs go through it , becaufe the 
way to the Coeleftial City lay 
through the midft of it : Now this 
Valley is a very folitary place. The 
Prophet b Jeremiah thus defcribes it, b Jer. ^. 6. 
A IVilderne/Sy a Land of defarts, and 
of Pits, a Land of droughty and of the 
jhadow of death , a Land that no Man 
(but a Chriftian) pajfeth through, and 
where no man dwelt. 

Now here Chriftian was worfe 
put to it then in his fight with Apoll- 
yon, as by the fequel you fhall fee. 

I faw then in my Dream , that 
when Chriftianwas got to the Borders c rhe ch ' ll ~ 
of the Shadow of Death, there *™ff e 
met him tw r o Men , c Children of b ^ g0 
them that brought up an evil report 
of the good Land , making haft to 
F4 go 

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go back : to whom Chrijlian fpake 
as follows. 

Chr. Whither are you going ? 

Men. They faid,Back, back ; and 
wouldhaveyou to do fo too, if either 
life or peace is prized by you. 

Chr. Why} whats the matter? Jaid 

Men, Matter! faid they; we were 
going that way as you are going, and 
went as far as we durft ; and indeed 
we were almoft paft coming back, 
for had we gone alittle further, we 
had not been here to bring the news to 

Chr. But what have you met with y 
Jaid Chriftian ? 

Men. Why we were almoft in the 

Pf.44. 19. Valley of the ihadow of death, but 

Pf.107.10. t h at by g 00C l h a p we looked before 

us, and faw the danger before we 

came to it. 

Chr. But what have you Jeen, Jaid 
Chriftian .? 

Men. Seen ! why the valley it 
felf, which is as dark as pitch ; we 
alfo faw there theHobgoblins,Satyrsj 
and Dragons of the Pit : we heard 
alfo in that Valley a continual how- 
ling and yelling, as of a people un- 

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der unutterable mifery ; who there 
fat bound in affliction and Irons: and 
over that Valley hangs the difcou- 
raging d Clouds of confufion, death ch IO a " 2 ' 
alfo doth always fpread his wings 
over it : in a word, it is every whit 
dreadful,being utterly without Order. 

Chr. 'Then /aid Chriftian , I per- 
ceive not yet , by what you have /aid >but 
that e this is my way to the dejirede]ti. 2.6 

Men. Be it thy way, we will not 
chufe it for ours; fo they parted, and 
Chrijiian went on his way , but ftill 
with his Sword drawn in his hand, 
for fear left he fhould be aflaulted. 

I faw then in my Dream, fo far as 
this Valley reached, there was on 9# 14> 
the right hand a very deep Ditch ; 
That Ditch is it into which the blind 
have led the blind in all Ages, and 
have both there miferably perifhed. 
Again, behold on the left hand, there 
was a very dangerous Quagg, into 
which, if even a good Man falls, he 
can find no botttom for his foot to 
ftand on ; Into that Quagg King Da- 
vid once did fall, and had no doubt 
therein been fmothered, had not He 
that is able, pluckt him out. 


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The path- way was here alfo ex- 
ceeding narrow, and therefore good 
Chrijiian was the more put to it; for 
when he fought in the dark to fhun 
the ditch on the one hand, he was 
ready to tip over into the mire on the 
other; alfo when he fought to efcape 
the mire, without great carefulnefs 
he would be ready to fall into the 
ditch. Thus he went on, and I heard 
him here figh bitterly : for befides the 
dangers mentioned above, the path- 
way was here fo dark, that oft times 
when he lift up his foot to fet for- 
ward, he knew not where, or upon 
what he fhould fet it next. 

About the midft of this Valley, I 
perceived the mouth of Hell to be, 
and it flood alfo hard by the way 
fide : Now thought Chriftian, what 
fhall I do ? And ever and anon the 
flame and fmoak would come out 
in fuch abundance, with fparks and 
hideousnoifes, (things that cared not 
for Chrifttans Sword, as did Apohyon 
before^ that he was forced to put up 
his Sword, and betake himfelf to a- 
fE h6 1 8 not ' ier weapon called f All-prayer, 
Pf. ii 6 ^*° ^ e cr * e d m m y hearing, & O Lord 1 
be/eech thee deliver my Soul. Thus he 


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Poor man where art thou now, thy day is night, 
Good man be not caft down, thou yet art right, 
Thy way to heaven lies by the gates of hell ; 
Chear up, hold out, with thee it mall go well. 

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went on a great while, yet ftill the 
flames would be reaching towards 
him : alfo he heard doleful voices,and 
rufhings too and fro, fo that fome- 
times he thought he ftiould be torn in 
pieces, or troden down like mire in 
the Streets. This frightful fight was 
feen, and thefe dreadful noifes were 
heard by him for feveral miles toge- 
Chnftian fa^ . anc j com i n g to a place, where 
pu ttoa he thought he heard a company of 

ftandy but _,. . & . r i • 

for awhile f^nds coming forward to meet him, 
he ftopt,and began to mufe what he 
had beft to do. Somtimes he had 
half a thought to go back. Then 
again he thought he might be half 
way through the Valley ; he remem- 
bred alfo how he had already van- 
quished many a danger : and that 
the danger of going back might be 
much more, then for to go forward, 
fo he refolved to go on. Yet the 
Fiends feemed to come nearer and 
nearer, but when they were come 
even almofl: at him, he cried out 
with a moft vehement voice , I will 
walk in theftrength of the Lord God; 
fo they gave back, and came no fur- 

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took notice that now poor Chrijlian 
was fo confounded, that he did not 
know his own voice : and thus I per- 
ceived it : Juft when he was come 
over againft the mouth of the burn- 
ing Pit, one of the wicked ones got 
behind him, and ftept up foftly to 
him, and whifperingly fuggefted ma- 
ny grievous blafphemies to him, 
which he a verily thought had pro- aChriftian 
ceeded from his own mind. This ™ a e [' 

^, . n . , lie<ve that 

put Chrijlian more to it than any he r pa ^ e 
thing that he met with before, even blafpbe- 
to think that he fhould now blaf- mies,<wken 
pheme him that he loved fo much be- Vw * J Sa ~ 
fore; yet could he have helped it, he'**^ 
would not have done it : but he had l ihem int0 
not the difcretion neither to flop his bis mind. 
ears, nor to know from whence thofe 
blafphemies came. 

When Chrijlian had travelled in 
this difconfolate condition fome con- 
fiderable time, he thought he heard 
the voice of a man, as going before 
him, faying, Though I walk through P£ *3- 4- 
the valley ofthejhaddow of death, I will 
fear none ill, for thou art with me. 

Then was he glad, and that for 
thefe reafons : 

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thence that fome who feared God 
were in this Valley as well as himfelf. 
Secondly, For that he perceived 
God was with them, though in that 
dark and difmal ftate ; and why not, 

Job 9 . 10. thought he,with me,though by reafon 
of the impediment that attends this 
place, I cannot perceive it. 

Thirdly, For that he hoped (could 
he over-take them) to have compa- 

Amos5.8. ny by and by. So he went on, and 
called to him that was before, but he 
knew not what to anfwer, for that he 
thought himfelf to be alone: And by 
and by, the day broke; then hid Chri- 
Jlian, He hath turned the Jhadow of 

Chriftian death into the morning. 

glad at Now morning being come, helook- 

break of C( ^ b ac j^ not f defire to return, but 
ay ° to fee, by the light of the day, what 

hazards he had gone through in the 
dark. So he faw more perfectly the 
Ditch that was on the one hand, and 
the Quag that was on the other ; al- 
' fo how narrow the way was which 
lay betwixt them both ; alfo now he 
faw the Hobgoblins, and Satyrs, and 
Dragons of the Pit, but all afar off, 
for after break of day,they came not 
nigh ; yet they were difcovered to 


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him, according to that which is writ- 
ten, i7<? difcovereth deep things out of 
darknefs, and bringeth out to light the 
jhadow of death. 

Now was Chrifiian much affefted 
with his deliverance from all the 
dangers of his folitary way, which 
dangers , tho he feared them more 
before, yet he faw them more clear- 
ly now, becaufe the light of the day 
made them confpicuous to him ; and 
about this time the Sun was rifing, 
and this was another mercy to Chri- 
Jiian : for you muft note, that tho the 
firft part of the Valley of the Shadow 
of death was dangerous, yet this 
fecond part which he was yet to go, 
was, if poffible, far more dangerous: 
for from the place where he now 
flood, even to the end of the Valley, 
the way was all along fet fo full of 
Snares, Traps, Gins, and Nets here, 
and fo full of Pits , Pitfalls , deep 
holes and fhelvings down there, that J ob *9- 3« 
had it now been dark, as it was when 
he came the firft part of the way , 
had he had a thoufand fouls , they 
had in reafon been caft away ; but 
as I faid, juft now the Sun was riling. 
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heady and by his light I go through 

In this light therefore, he came to 
the end of the Valley. Now I faw 
in my Dream, that at the end of this 
Valley lay blood, bones, afhes, and 
mangled bodies of men, even of Pil- 
grims that had gone this way for- 
merly : And while I was muling what 
fhould be the reafon, I efpied alittle 
before me a Cave, where two Giants, 
Pope and Pagan, dwelt in old time, 
by whofe Power and Tyranny the 
Men whofe bones, blood, afhes, &V. 
lay there, were cruelly put to death. 
But by this place Chrijiian went with- 
out much danger, whereat I fome- 
what wondered ; but I have learnt 
fince,that Pagan has been dead many 
a day ; and as for the other, though 
he be yet alive, he is by reafon of 
age, and alfo of the many fhrewd 
brufhes that he met with in his 
younger dayes, grown fo crazy, and 
ftiffin his joynts, that he can now do 
little more then fit in his Caves 
mouth, grinning at Pilgrims as they 
go by, and biting his nails, becaufe 
he cannot come at them. 

So I faw that Chrijiian went on 


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his way , yet at the fight of the old 
Man, that fat in the mouth of the 
Cave, he could not tell what to 
think, fpecially becaufe he fpake to 
him, though he could not go after 
him; faying, Ton will never mend, till 
more of you be burned ': but he held 
his peace, and fet a good face on't, 
and fo went by, and catcht no hurt. 
Then fang Chrijlian, 

O world of wonders ! ( I can fay no 

That I Jhould be preferv'd in that di- 
That I have met with here ! bleffed 

That hand that from it hath delivered 

me ! 
Dangers in Darknefs , Devils > Hell 

and Sin, 
Did compafs me, tvhile I this Vale was 

in : 
Tea, Snares, and Pits, and Traps, and 

Nets did lie 
My path about, that worth lefs filly I 
Might have been catch y t, intangled,and 

cafl down : 
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Now as Chrifiian went on his way, 
he came to a little afcent, which was 
caft up on purpofe , that Pilgrims 
might fee before them : up there 
therefore Chriftian went, and look- 
ing forward, he faw Faithful before 
him, upon his Journey. Then faid 
Chriftian aloud, Ho, ho, So-ho; ftay 
and I will be your Companion. At 
that Faithful looked behind him, to 
whom Chriftian cried again, Stay, 
ftay, till I come up to you : but Faith- 
ful anfwered, No, I am upon my life, 
and the Avenger of Blood is behind 
me. At this Chriftian was fomwhat 
moved, and putting to all his ftrength, 

F^thfuT ^ e q u ^ c ^y g ot U P w ith Faithful, and 
did alfo over-run him, fo the laft was 
firft. Then did Chriftian vain-glo- 
rioufly fmile, becaufe he had gotten 
the ftart of his Brother: but not ta- 
king good heed to his feet, he fud- 

ehriftians fe n \y ft um bled and fell, and could 

Faithful'' not r ^ e a g a ^ n > unt ^ Faithful came up 

and h* go to help him. 

lovingly Then I faw in my Dream , they 

together, went very lovingly on together; and 
had fweet difcourfe of all things that 
had happened to them . in their 
Pilgrimage ; and thus Chriftian be- 
gan. G Chr. 


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Chr. My honoured and well beloved 
Brother Faithful , I am glad that I 
have overtaken you ; and that God has 
fo temper edourjpiritsjhatwe can walk 
as Companions in this Jo plea/ant a 

Fai. I had thought dear friend, to 
have had your company quite from 
our Town, but you did get the ftart 
of me ; wherefore I was forced to 
come thus much of the way alone. 

Chr. How long did you ft ay in the 
City of Deftrudion, before you Jet out 
after me on your Pilgrimage ? 

Fai. Till I could ftay no longer; 
for there was great talk prefently af- 
ter you was gone out, that our City 
would in Ihort time with Fire from 
Heaven be burned down to the 

ground. Their talk 

Chr. What I Did your Neighbours about the 
■talk Jo 1 C f ^ rey 

Faith. Yes, 'twas for a while in whence 
every bodies mouth. they came. 

Chr. JVhaty and did no more of them 
but you come out to ejcape the danger ? 

Faith. Though there was , as I 
faid, a great talk thereabout, yet 
I do not think they did firmly be- 
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courfe, I heard fome of them deri- 
dingly fpeak of you , and of your 
defperate Journey, (for fo they called 
this your Pilgrimage) but I did be- 
lieve, and do ftill, that the end of 
our City will be with Fire and Brim- 
ftone from above : and therefore I 
have made mine efcape. 

Chr. Didyouhear no talk of Neigh- 
bour Pliable ? 

Faith. Yes Chriftian, I heard that 
he followed you till he came at the 
Slough ofDi/pond; where,as fomefaid, 
he fell in ; but he would not be 
known to have fo done: but I am fure 
he was foundly bedabled with that 
kind of dirt. 

Chr. Andwhatjaid the Neighbours 
to him ? 
How Ply- Faith . He hath fince his going back 
able <was k een j^j greatly i n derifion, and that 

accounted *P r J r . ' 

of when he amon g all lorts of people : fome do 
got home, mock and defpife him ,and fcarce will 

any fet him on work. He is now feven 

times worfe then if he had never gone 

out of the City. 

Chr. But why Jhould they be Jo Jet 

againji hint, Jtnce they aljo dejpife the 

way that he Jorjook ? 

G 2 Faith 

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Faith. Oh, they fay, Hang him, 
he is a Turn- Coat, he was not true to 
his profeffion. I think God has ftired 
up even his Enemies to hifs at him, 
and make him a Proverb, becaufe he jer.29. 18, 
hath forfaken the way. 19. 

Chr. Had you no talk with him be- 
fore you came out ? 

Faith. I met him once in the 
Streets, but he leered away on the 
other fide, as one aftiamed of what 
he had done; fo I fpake not to him. 

Chr. Well y at my fir ft Jetting out, 7he Do z 
I had hopes of that Man ; but now 1 and Sow ' 
fear he will per ijh in the overthrowof 
the City y for it is happened to him y ac- 
cording to the true Proverb , The Dog 
is turned to his Vomit again, and the 
Sow that was Wafhedto herwallowing 
in the mire. 

Faith. They are my fears of him 
too : But who can hinder that which 
will be ? 

Well Neighbour Faithful ', faid 
Chriftian, let us leave him; and talk 
of things that more immediately 
concern our fel ves. c TellmenoWy what 
you have met with in the way as you 
came ; for I know you have met with 


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fome things , or elfe it may be writ for 
a wonder. 

Faith. I efcaped the Slough that I 
perceive you fell into, and got up to 
Faithfull t he Gate without that danger ; only 
ajjaulted I met with one whofe name was Wan- 
by Wan- ton, that had like to have done me a 
ton - mifchief. 

Chr. 'Twas well you efcaped her 
Net , Jofeph was hard put to it by her, 
and he efcaped her as you did, but it 
had like to have cofi him his life. But 
what did /he do to you ? 

Faith. You cannot think (but that 
you know fomthing) what a flatter- 
ing tongue fhe had , fhe lay at me 
hard to turn afide with her, promi- 
fing me all manner of content. 

Chr. Nay, Jhe did not promife you 
the content of a good confcience. 

Faifh. You know, what I mean, all 
carnal and flefhly content. 

Chr. Thank God you have efcaped 
a Pro. 22. her: The* abhorred of the Lor 'djhah (fall 
H into her Flitch. 

Faith. Nay, I know not whether 
I did wholly efcape her,or no. 

Chr. Why> Itro you did not confent 
to her de fires? 

Faith. No, not to defile my felf; 
G 3 for 

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for I remembred an old writing that Pro. 5. 5. 
I had feen, which faith, Her Jleps J ob - 3 1 - r - 
ta£* hold of Hell. So I fhut mine 
eyes, becaufe I would not be bewitch- 
ed with her looks: then fhe railed 
on me, and I went my way, 

Chr. Did you meet with no other af- 
fault as you came ? He is a f- 

Faith. When I came to the foot>^ b > 
of the Hill called Difficulty , I met * r / m 
with a very aged Man, who asked 
me, What I was, and whither bound? 
I told him, That I was a Pilgrim, go- 
ing to the Coeleftial City: Then faid 
the Old Man, Thou lookeft like an ho- 
nefi fellow ; Wilt thou be content to 
dwell with me y for the wages that Ifhall 
give thee? Then I asked him his name, 
and where he dwelt ? He faid his 
name was Adam thefirjl, and do dwell 
in the Town of Deceit. I asked him b Eph. +. 
then, What was his work ? and what 22 - 
the wages that he would give ? He 
told me, That his work was many de- 
lights', and his wages , that I fhould be 
his Heir at lajl. I further asked him, 
What Houfe he kept, and what o- 
ther Servants he had? fo he told me, 
That his Houfe was maintained with all 
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Servants were thofe of his own beget- 
ting. Then I asked, If he had any 
children ? He faid that he had but 
three Daughters , The c lufts of the 
c i Joh. flefoy the lufts of the eyes, and the -pride 
z. 1 6. of life, and that I (hould marry them 
all, if I would. Then I asked, How 
long time he would have me live 
with him ? And he told me, As long as 
he lived him/elf. 

Chr. Well^andwhat conclufion came 
the Old Man, and you to, at laft ? 

Faith. Why, at firft, I found my 
felf fomewhat inclinable to go with 
the Man, for I thought he fpake very 
fair ; But looking in his forehead as 
I talked with him, I faw there writ- 
ten, Put off the old Man with his 

Chr. And how then ? 

Faith. Then it came burning hot 
into my mind, whatever he faid, and 
however he flattered, when he got me 
home to his Houfe, he would fell me 
for a Slave. So I bid him forbear to 
talk, for I would not come near the 
doorofhisHoufe. Then he reviled me, 
and told me that he would fend fuch 
a one after me, that fhould make my 
way bitter to my foul : So I turned 
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to go away from him : But jufl as I 
turned my felf to go thence, I felt 
him take hold of my flefh, and give 
me fuch a deadly twitch back, that I 
thought he had pull'd part of me after 
himfelf; This made me cry d Qd Rom 7. 
wretched Man I So I went on my way 2 * 
up the Hill. 

Now when I had got about half 
way up, I looked behind me, and 
faw one coming after me, fwift as 
the wind ; fo he overtook me juft a- 
bout the place where the Settle 

Chr. Juft there ^ faid Chriftian, did 
I Jit down to reft me ; but being over- 
come withfteepy I there loft this Roll 
out ojmybojom. 

Faith. But good Brother hear me 
out : So foon as the Man over-took 
me, he was but a word and a blow : 
for down he knocktme, and laid me 
for dead. But when I was a little 
come to my felf again, I asked him 
wherefore he ferved me fo ? he faid, 
Becaufe of my fecret inclining to A~ 
dam thefirft\ and with that, he ftrook 
me another deadly blow on the breft, 
and beat me down backward , fo I 
lay at his foot as dead as before. So 


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when I came to my felf again, I cried 
him mercy; but he faid, I know not 
to fhow mercy, and with that knockt 
me down again. He had doubtlefs 
made a hand of me , but that one 
came by, and bid him forbear. 

Chr. Who was that> that bid him 
forbear ? 

Faith. I did not know him at firft, 

but as he went by, I perceived the 

holes in his hands, and his fide ; then 

I concluded that he was our Lord. So 

I went up the Hill. 

e "The Chr. ^hat Man that overtook you y 

temper of was Mofes y e he fpareth none y neither 

Mofes. knoweth he howtojhew mercy tothofe 

that tranfgrefs his Law. 

Faith. I know it very well, it was 
not the firft time that he has met with 
me. 'Twas he that came to me when 
I dwelt fecurely at home, and that 
told me, He would burn my Houfe 
over my head, if I ftaid there. 

Chr. But did not you fee the Houfe 
that flood there on the top of that Hill, 
on the fide of which Mofes met you? 

Faith. Yes, and the Lions too,be- 
fore I came at it; but for the Lions, 
I think they were a fleep, for it was 
about Noon ; and becaufe I had fo 


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much of the day before me, I paffed 
by the Porter, and came down the 

Chr. He told me indeed that he Jaw 
you go by , but 1 wijh you had called at 
the HouJe;for they would have /hewed 
you Jo many Rarities , that you would 
fcarce have forgot them to the day of 
your death. But fray tell me ', did you 
meet nobody in the Valley ^Humility ? 

Faith. Yes, I met with one DiJ- Faithfull 
content, who would willingly have ^faulted 
perfwaded me to go back again with by Dlicon " 
him : his reafon was, for that the 
Valley was altogether without Ho- 
nour ; he told me moreover, That 
there to go, was the way to difobey 
all my Friends, as Pride, Arogancy, 
Self-Conceit , worldly Glory , with 
others, who he knew,as he faid,would 
be very much offended , if I made 
fuch a Fool of my felf, as to wade 
through this Valley. 

Chr. Well, and how didyouanfwer 

him? Faithful 

Faith. I told him, That although an J™ er t0 
all thefe that he named might claim D,Icon " 

D ttllt. 

kindred of me, and that rightly, ( for 
indeed they were my Relations, ac- 
cording to theflefh) yet fince I became 

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a Pilgrim, they have difowned me, 
as I alfo have rejected them ; and 
therefore they were to me now, no 
more then if they had never been of 
my Linage; I told him moreover,. 
That as to this Valley, he had quite 
mifs-reprefented the thing: for be- 
fore Honour is Humility , and ah aughty 
Jpirit before a fall. Therefore faid I, 
I had rather go through this Valley to 
the Honour that was fo accounted by 
the wifeft, then chufe that which he 
efteemed moft worth our affections. 

Chr. Met you with nothing elfe in 
that Valley? 
He is Faith. Yes , I met with Shame ; 
faulted But of all the Men that I met with 
in my Pilgrimage , he I think bears 
the wrong name : the other would 
be faid nay , after after a little ar- 
gumentation, ( and fome what elfe) 
but this bold faced Shame, would ne- 
ver have done. 

Chr. Why, what did he fay to you? 

Faith. What ! why he objected 
again ft Religion it felf; be faid it was 
a pitiful low fneaking bufinefs for a 
Man to mind Religion ; he faid that a 
tender confcience was an un-manly 
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over his words and ways, fo as to 
tye up himfelf from that hedtoring 
liberty, that the brave fpirits of the 
times accuftom themfelves unto, 
would make me the Ridicule of the j cor. i 
times. He objected alfo, that but few 26. ch. 3. 
of the Mighty, Rich, or Wife, were l8 - 
ever of my opinion; nor any of them, 
before they were perfwaded to be ph .j g 
Fools, and to be of a voluntary fond- 
nefs, to venture the iofs of all, for 
no body elfe knows what. He more- 
over objected the bafe and low 
eftate and condition of thofe that 
were chiefly the Pilgrims of the 
times ; in which they lived, alfo their 
ignorance, and want of understand- 
ing in all natural Science. Yea, he 
did hold me to it at that rate alfo, a- 
bout a great many more things then 
here I relate ; as, that it was njhame 
to fit whining and mourning under a 
Sermon , and a Jhame to come figh- 
ing and groaning home . That it was 
a fhame to ask my Neighbour for- 
givenefs for petty faults, or to make 
reftitution where I had taken from 
any : he faid alfo that Religion made 
a man grow ftrange to the great, be- 
caufe of a few vices (which he call- 

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ed by finer names) and made him 
own and refpeft the bafe, becaufe 
of the fame Religious fraternity. And 
is not this , faid he, zfharne ? 

Chr. And what did you Jay to him? 

Faith. Say ! I could not tell what 
to fay at the firft. Yea, he put me 
fo to it, that my blood came up in 
my face, even this Shame fetch't it 
up, and had almoft beat me quite 
off. But at laft I began to confider, 
'That that which is highly efteemed a- 
mong Men, is had in abomination with 
God. And I thought again , This 
Shame tells me what men are, but it 
tells me nothing what God, or the 
word of God is. And I thought 
moreover, That at the day of doom 
we {hall not be doomed to death or 
life, according to the he&oring fpi- 
rits of the world ; but according to 
the Wifdom and Law of the Higheit. 
Therefore thought I, what God fays, 
is belt, is beft , though all the Men 
in the world are againft it. Seeing 
then, that God prefers his Religion, 
feeing God prefers a tender Con- 
fcience, feeing they that make them- 
felves Fools for the Kingdom of 
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poor that loveth Chrift, is richer then 
the greateft Man in the world that 
hates him ; Shame depart, thou art 
an Enemy to my Salvation : fhall I 
entertain thee againft my Soveraign 
Lord ? How then fhall I look him in 
the face at his coming? Should I Mar.8. 3 s. 
now be afhamed of his ways and Ser- 
vants y how can I exped the blef- 
fing ? But indeed this Shame was a 
bold Villain ; I could fcarce fhakehim 
out of my company ; yea, he would 
be haunting of me, and continually 
whifpering me in the ear, with fome 
one or other of the infirmities that 
attend Religion : but at laft I told 
him/Twasbut in vain to attempt fur- 
ther in this bufinefs; for thofe things 
that he difdained, in thofe did I fee 
moft glory : And fo at laft I got paft 
this importunate one. 

The try ah that thofe men do meet withal 
That are obedient to the Heavenly call, 
Are manifold, and fulted to the Jlejh, 
And come, and come, and come again 

afrejh , 
That now, or fomtime elfe, we by them 

Be taken, overcome, and caft away, 


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O let the Pilgrims , let the Pilgrims 

then , 
Be vigilant , and quit themf elves like 

Chr. / am glad, my Brother , /to 
/£## didft withftand this Villain Jo 
bravely\for of all, as thou Jayft, I think 
he has the wrong name :for he is Jo bold 
as to follow us in the Streets, and to at- 
tempt to put us to Jhame before all men; 
that is, to make us ajhamed of that 
which is good: but if he was not him/elf 
audacious, he would never attempt to do 
as he does, but let us fill refift him: for 
notwithftanding all his Bravadoes, he 
promoteth the Fool, and none elje. The 
Wife fhall Inherit Glory, Jaid Solo- 
Prov.3.35. mon, but fhame fhall be the promo- 
tion of Fools. 

Faith. I think wemufl cry to him for 
help againfl fhame , that would have us 
bevaliantfortheTruthuponthe Earth. 

Chr. Toujay true. But did you meet 
no body elje in that Valley ? 

Faith. No,notI,forIhadSun-fhine 
all the reft of the way, through that, 
and alfo through the Valley of the 
fhadow of death. 


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Chr. 'Twas well for you, I am Jure 
it fared far otherwise with me. I had 
for a long feafon , as foon almoft 
as I entred into that Valley, a dread- 
ful Combat with that foul Fiend 
Apollyon : Yea, I thought verily he 
would have killed me ; efpecially 
when he got me down, and crufht 
me under him, as if he would have 
crufht me to pieces. For as he threw 
me, my Sword flew out of my hand; 
nay he told me, He was Jure of me : 
but / cried to God, and he heard me, 
and delivered me out of all my troubles. 
Then I entred into the Valley of the 
fhadow of death, and had no light 
for almoft half the way through it. 
I thought I fhould a been killed there, 
over, and over ; But at laft , day 
brake, and the Sun rife, and I went 
through that which was behind with 
far more eafe and quiet 

Moreover, I faw in my Dream, 
that as they went on, Faithful, as he 
chanced to look on one fide, faw a 
Man whofe name is "Talkative, walk- 
ing at a diftance befides them, (for 
in this place, there was room enough 
for them all to walk) He was a tall Talkative 
Man, and Jomthing more comely at a fofcribsJ. 


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difiance then at hand. To this Man 
Faithful addrefled himfelf in this 

Faith. Friend \ Whither away? Are 
you going to the Heavenly Countrey ? 

'Talk. I am going to that fame 

Faith. 'That is well: Then I hope we 
may have your good Company. 

Talk. With a very good will, will 

I be your Companion. 

Faithful Faith. Come on then, and let us go 

andTztisA- together, and let usfpend our time in 

^ifcoZT ^fcourftng °f things that are profitable. 

Talk. To talk of things that are 

good, to me is very acceptable, with 

you, or with any other ; and I am 

glad that I have met with thofe that 

incline to fo good a work. For to 

fpeak the truth, there are but few 

that care thus to fpend their time , 

(as they are in their travels) but 

chufe much rather to be fpeaking of 

Talkaives things to no profit, and this hath 

dijiike <?/been a trouble to me. 

b ^irft Faith - That is indeed a thing to be 

lamented; for what things fo worthy of 

the ufe of the tongue and mouth of 

men on Earth, as are the things of the 

God of Heaven ? 

H Talk. 

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Talk. I like you wonderful well, 
for your faying is full of conviftion ; 
and I will add, What thing fo plea- 
fant, and what fo profitable, as to 
talk of the things of God ? 

What things fo pleafant ? (that is, 
if a man hath any delight in things 
that are wonderful) for inftance : If 
a man doth delight to talk of the 
Hiftory or the Myftery of things , 
or if a man doth love to talk of Mi- 
racles, Wonders or Signs, where 
fhall he find things Recorded fo de- 
lightful, and fo fweetly penned, as 
in the holy Scripture ? 

Faith, that's true : but to be profi- 
ted by Juch things in our talk,Jhould be 
that which we defign. 

Talk. That it is that I faid: for to 
talk of fuch things is moft profitable, 
for by fo doing, a Man may get know- 
ledge of many things, as of the va- 
nity of earthly things, and the be- 
fit of things above: (thus in general) 
but more particularly, By this a man 
may learn the neceflity of the New- 
birth, the infufficiency of our works, 
the need of Chrifts righteoufnefs, £sfc. Talka- 
Befides, by this a man may learn by tives/«*- 
talk, what it is to repent, to believe, difcourfe. 


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to pray, to fuffer, or the like : by this 
alfo a Man may learn what are the 
great promifes & confolations of the 
Gofpel,to his own comfort. Further, 
by this a Man may learn to refute 
falfe opinions, to vindicate the truth, 
and alfo to inftru6t the ignorant. 

Faith. All this is true, and glad am 
I to hear thefe things from you. 

'Talk. Alas ! the want of this is 
the caufe that fo few understand the 
need of faith, and the neceffity of a 
work of Grace in their Soul, in or- 
der to eternal life : but ignorantly 
live in the works of the Law , by 
which a man can by no means obtain 
the Kingdom of Heaven. 

Faith. But by your leave > Heaven- 
ly knowledge of thefe , is the gift of God; 
no manattainethto them by humane in- 
duftry y or only by the talk of them. 

Talk. All this I know very well, 

for a man can receive nothing except 

it be given him from Heaven; all is 

of Grace , not of works : I could 

o brave g^ ve vou an hundred Scriptures for 

Talkative, the confirmation of this. 

Faith. Well then , Jaid Faithful, 
what is that one things that wefhall at 
this time found our difcourfe upon ? 
H 2 ~ Talk. 

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Talk. What you will : I will talk of o brave 
things Heavenly, or things Earthly ; Talkative, 
things Moral, or things Evangelical ; 
things Sacred, or things Prophanes ; 
things paft, or things to come ; things 
forraign, or things at home ; things 
more Eflential , or things Circum- 
ftantial : provided that all be done to 
our profit. 

Faith. Now did Faithful begin to 
wonder; andjlepping to Chriftian,(/i?r 
he walked all this while by himfelf,) he Faithful 
/aid to him^ {butjoftly) What a brave beguiled by 
Companion have we got ! Surely this Talkative - 
man will make a very excellent Pil- 

Chr: At this Chriftian modeftly chriilian 
fmiled, and faid, This man with whom makes a 
you are fo taken, will beguile with ^fiovery 
this tongue of his, twenty of them °/ Talk f- 
that know him not. ing Fakh , 

Faith: Do you know him then ? iu\<whobe 

Chr. Know him ! Yes,better then was. 
he knows himfelf. 

Faith. Pray what is he ? 

Chr. His name is 'Talkative , he 
dwelleth in our Town ; I wonder that 
you fhould be a ftranger to him, 
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Faith. Whqfe Sonishe? Andwhere- 
about doth he dwell ? 

Chr. He is the Son of one Say well, 
he dwelt in Pra'ting-row ; and he is 
known of all that are acquainted 
with him, by the name of 'Talkative 
in Prating-row : and notwithftand- 
ing his fine tongue, he is but a forry 

Faith. Well, he Jeems to be a very 
pretty man, 

Chr. That is, to them that have 
not through acquaintance with him, 
for he is beft abroad, near home he is 
ugly enough : your faying, That he 
is a pretty man , brings to my mind 
what I have obferved in the work of 
the Painter, whofe Pictures fhews 
beft at a diftance; but very near, 
more unpleafing. 

Faith. But 1 am ready to think you 
do but jeft, becaufe you fmiled. 

Chr. God-forbid that I ihould^V/?, 
(though I fmiled) in this matter, or 
that I ftiould accufe any falfely ; I 
will give you a further difcovery of 
him : This man is for any company, 
and for any talk ; as he talketh now 
with you, fo will he talk when he is 
on the Ale-bench : and the more 
H 3 drink 

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drink he hath in his crown, the 
more of thefe things he hath in his 
mouth: Religion hath no place in his 
heart, or houfe, or converfation ; all 
he hath, lieth in his tongue, and his 
Religion is to make a noife there- 

Faith. Say you fo ! Then I am in this 
man greatly deceived. 

Chr. Deceived ! you may be fure Mat 2 ^ 
of it. Remember the Proverb, They J or ' 4 ' 
fay and do not : but the Kingdom of 
God is not in word, but in "power. He Talkative 
talketh of Prayer , of Repentance, talks, but 
of Faith, and of the New birth : but does not. 
he knows but only to talk of them. 
I have been in his Family, and have 
obferved him both at home and a- 
broad ; and I know what I fay of him 
is the truth. His houfe is as empty . Hu bouf * 

r -n 1- - 7 7 • r »-< ls empty °f 

of Religion, as the white of an hgg Rcligion ^ 
is of favour. There is there, neither 
Prayer, nor fign of Repentance for 
fin : Yea, the bruit in his kind ferves 
God far better then he. He is the 
very (lain, reproach, and fhame of 
Religion to all that know him ; it can He ls a 
hardly have a good word in all that ^J '" w 
end of the Town where he dwells, Rom 2 
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The pro- People that know him, A Saint <z- 
<uerl> ^f broad y and a DtvW at borne: His poor 

goes oj tm p am J]y £ nc J s J t f Q ^ k e J s { uc fo a ^ r /^ 

fuch a railer at, and fo unreafonable 
with his Servants , that they neither 
know how to do for, or fpeak to him. 
Men jhun Men ^at h ave any dealings with 
to deal him, fay 'tis better to deal with a 
with him. Turk then with him, for fairer deal- 
ing they fhall have at their hands. 
This Talkative ', if it be poffible, will 
go beyond them, defraud, beguile, 
and over-reach them. Befides, he 
brings up his Sons to follow his fteps; 
and if he findeth in any of them a 
foolijh timoroufnes (for fo he calls 
the firft appearance of a tender con- 
fcience) he calls them fools and block- 
heads ; and by no means will imploy 
them in much, or fpeak to their 
commendations before others. For 
my part I am of opinion, that he has 
by his wicked life caufed many to 
ftumble and fall; and will be, if 
God prevent not, the ruine of many 

Faith. Well , my Brother y I am 

bound to believe you ; not only becaufe 

you Jay you know him y but alfo becaufe 

like a Cbriftian you make your reports 

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of men. For I cannot think that you 
/peak thefe things of ill will, but becaufe 
it is evenfo as you fay. 

Chr. Had I known him no more 
than you , I might perhaps have 
thought of him as at the firft you 
did : Yea, had he received this re- 
port at their hands only that are 
enemies to Religion, I fhould have 
thought it had beenaflander : (A Lot 
that often falls from bad mens 
mouths upon good mens Names and 
Profeffions:) But all thefe things,yea 
and a great many more as bad , of 
my own knowledge I can prove him 
guilty of. Befides , good men are 
afhamed of him , they can neither 
call him Brother nor Friend ; the 
very naming of him among them, 
makes them blufh,if they know him. 

Fa. Well \1 fee that Saying and Do- 
ing aretwothings, and hereafter I /hall 
better obferve this dijlinffion. 

Chr. They are two things indeed, 
and are as diverfe as are the Soul k f Qf a £_ 
and the Body: For as the Body with- n g i on% 
out the Soul, is but a dead Carkafs ; 
fo, Saying, if it be alone, is but a dead 
Carkafs alfo. The Soul of Religi- 
on is the pradtick part : Pure Reli- 

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.James i. gion and undefiled, before God and the 
2 7 .> ever. Father, is this, To vifit the Fatherlejs 
22 > 2 *' 24? and Widows in their affliffion, and to 
keep himfelf unfpotedfrom the World. 
This Talkative is not aware of, he 
thinks that hearing and faying will 
make a good Chriftian , and thus he 
deceiveth his own foul. Hearing is 
but as the fowing of the Seed; talk- 
ing is not fufficient to prove that 
fruit is indeed in the heart and life ; 
and let us affure our felves , that at 
the day of Doom, men fhall be judg- 
s e Mat e< ^ accor "ding to their fruits. It will 
13. andch. not ^ e ^ a ^ then, Did you believe? but, 
25. were you Doers, or Talkers only? and 

accordingly fhall they be judged. The 
end of the World is compared to our 
Harveft, and you know men at 
Harveft regard nothing but Fruit. 
Not that any thing can be accepted 
that is not of Faith : But I fpeak this, 
to fhew you how infignificant the 
profeflion of Talkative will be at that 
Lcvit. 11. p a This brings to my mind that of 
Deut. 14. Mofes, by which he defcribeth the beaft 
that is clean. He is Juch an one that 
parteth the Hoof and cheweth the Cud: 
Not that parteth the Hoof only , or that 


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cheweth the Cud only, The Hare chew - 
eth the Cud , £0/ jy<?/ is unclean, be- Fa ; thf ^ 
^///? he part eth not the Hoof. ^ n< ^ ftbebad- 
this truly rejembleth Talkative ; he ne fsofT2\- 
cheweth the Cud, hejeeketh knowledge, kative. 
he cheweth upon the Word, but he di- 
vide th not the Hoof , he part eth not 
withthewayoffinners\ butastheHare, 
retaineth the foot of a Dog , or Bear , 
and therefore he is unclean. 

Chr. You have fpoken, for ought 
I know, the true Gofpel fenfe of thofe 
Texts, and I will add an other thing. 
Paul calleth fome men, yea and I# c r, 13. 
thofe great Talkers too, founding 1, 2, 3.^. 
Brafs, and Tinckling Cymbals ; that x 4- 7. 
is, as he Expounds them in another . Tal J?" 
phce,Things without life, giving found. tQ th >* 
Things without life, that is, without that found 
the true Faith and Grace of the Go- -without 
fpel ; and confequently, things that^- 
fliall never be placed in the Kingdom 
of Heaven among thofe that are the 
Children of life : Though their found 
by their talk , be as if it were the 
Tongue or voice of an Angel. 

Fait. Well, I was not Jo fond of his 
company* at firfi, but I am fick of it 
now. What jhall we do to be rid of 
him ? 


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Chr. Take my advice, and do as I 
bid you, and you fhall find that he 
will foon be fick of your Company 
too, except God fhall touch his heart 
and turn it. 

Fait. Whatwouldyou havemeto do? 

Chr. Why, go to him , and enter 
into fome ferious difcourfe about the 
power of Religion : And ask him plain- 
ly (when he has approved of it , for 
that he willj \yhether this thing be 
fet up in his Heart , Houfe or Con- 

Fait. Then Faithful ftept forward 
again, and faid to Talkative : Come, 
what chear ? how is it now ? 

Talk. Thank you, Well. I thought 
we fhould have had a great deal of 
Talk by this time. 

Fait. Well, if you will, we will fall 

to it now; and Jince you left it with me 

to ft ate the queftion, let be this : How 

doth thefaving grace of God dif cover it 

J elf, when it is in the heart of man? 

Talk. I perceive then that our 

talk muft be about the power of things; 

Talka- Well,'tis a very good queftion , and 

dToSr'of 1 ^ be willin S to anfwer y° u - And 
aZwkof ta ^ e m y an ^ wer m brief thus. Firft, 
grace Where the Grace of God is in the heart, 


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it caujeth there a great out-cry againft 
fin. Secondly 

Fait. Nay bold, let us conjider of one 
at once: I think you Jhould rather Jay, 
It Jhows it/elf by inclining the Soul to 
abhor its fin. 

'Talk. Why, what difference is 
there between crying out againft, and 
abhoring of fin ? 

Fait. Oh ! arreat deal: a man may ^ 

• n r r 7-7 7 y To cry out 

cry out againft fin, of policy; but hecan- agai ^ /iny 
not abhor it, but by vertue of a Godly no fi g n cj ' 
antipathy againft it: Ihaveheardmany Grace, 
cry out againft fin in the Pulpit > who 
yet can abide it well enough intheheart, 
and houfe, and conversation. Jofephs 
Miftris cried out with aloud voice, 
as if /he had been very holy ; but foe 
would willingly, notwithftanding that, 
have committed uncleannefs with him. 
Some cry out againft fin , even as the 
Mother cries out againft her Child 
in her lap, when/he calleth it Slut and 
naughty Girl , and then falls to hug- 
ging and kiffing it. 

Talk. You lie at the catch, I per- 

Fait. No, not 1,1 am only for feting 
things right. But what is the fecond 
thing whereby you would -prove a dif~ 

• covery 

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covery of a work of grace in the heart? 
'Talk. Great knowledge of Gofpel 
Great Myfteries. 

knowledge Fait. 'Thisfignefhouldhavebeenfirft , 

nofignof but fir ft or laft, it is alfo falfe ; for, 

grace Knowledge, great knowledge \may be ob- 

' * 3 ' tained in the myfteries of the Gofpel, and 

yet no work of grace in the Soul. Tea, 

ifaman have all knowledge, he may yet 

be nothing , and fo confequently be no 

childofGod. When Chriftfaid,Do you 

know all thefe things? AndtheDifciples 

hadanfwered,Tes: He addeth, BlefTed 

are ye if ye do them. He doth not lay 

thebleffingintheknowing ofthem,butin 

the doing of them . For there is a know- 

ledge that is not attained 'with doingilie 

that knoweth his Matters will, and 

doth it not. Aman may know like an 

Angel, andyet be no Chriftian ; therefore 

yourftgnisnot true. Indeed to know, is a 

thing thatpleafeth TalkersandBoafters; 

but to do, is that which pleafeth God. Not 

that the heart can be good without 

knowledge ,for without that the heart 

. is naught: 'There is therefore knowledge, 

and know- acknowledge. Knowledge that refteth 

ledge. in the bare /peculation of things , and 

knowledge that is accompaniedwith the 

grace of faith and love, which puts a 


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man upon doing even the will of God 

from the heart : the firft of theje will 

ferve the Talker, but without theothqr 

the true Chriftian is not content. Give 

me underftanding,and I fhall keep thy 

Law, yea I fhall obferve it with my J™*"°™ 

whole heart, Pfal. 119. 34. ^ f e JJ ed at ~ 

Talk. You lie at the catch again, with en . 
this is not for edification. deavours. 

Fait. Well , if you pleafie propound 
another fign how this work of grace dif- 
covereth it felf where it is. 

Talk. Not I, for I fee we fhall not 

Fait. Well, if you will not , will you 
give me leave to do it ? 

Talk. You may ufe your Liberty. 

Fait. Aworkof grace in the foul dif- 
covereth it felf, either to him that hath One good 
it, or to ftanders by. Mnof grace 

To him that hath it, thus. It gives ^ l6, ? - 
him conviclion of fin, ejpecially of the j oh * l6 ' 
defilement of his nature, and the fin of Mar. 16. 16 
unbelief , {for the Jake of which he is Pf. 38. is. 
fure to be damned, if he findeth not Jer.31.19. 
mercy at Gods hand by faith in J ejus a ' 2 " 3 J* 
Chrift.) This fight and fenfe of things Mat< ~ 6 
worketh inhimjorrow andfhameforjin ; Rev. 21. 6. 
he findeth moreover revealed in him 
the Saviour of t^ World, and the ab- 


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Jolute neceffity of clofing with him for 
life, at the which he findeth hungrings 
arid thir flings after him, to which hurt- 
grings, &c. thepromije is made. Now 
according to the Jlrength or weaknejs 
of his Faith in his Saviour, Jo is his 
joy and peace, Jo is his love to holi- 
nejs, Jo are his dejires to know him 
more , and aljo to Jerve him in this 
World, But though I Jay it dij- 
covereth it f elf thus unto him; yet it is 
but Jeldom that he is able to conclude 
that this is a work oj Grace, becauje 
his corruptions now, and hisabujed rea- 
Jon, makes his mind to mij fudge in this 
matter \ therefore inhim that hath this 
work, there is required a very found 
Judgement ^before he can withfteddinefs 
conclude that this is a work of Grace. 70 others it is thus dijcovered. 

i . By an experimental confeffion of 
his Faith in Chrifi. 2. By a life anjwer- 
able to that confeffion, to wit, a life of 
job. 42. holineJs\ heart -holinejs, family -holt- 
5» 6 - nefs, (if he hath a Family) and by Con- 
/e * 2 9' verjation-holinejs in the world', which 
in the general teacheth him, inwardly 
to abhor his Sin, and himjelf for that 
injccret, tojupprejs it in his Family, 
and to promote holinejs in the World; 


Phi. 1. 27. 
Mat. 5. 9 
Jo. 24. 15 
Pf. 50. 23 


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not by talk only, as an Hypocrite or 
Talkative P erj on may do: but by apra- 
ffical Subjection in Faith, and Love, to 
the power of the word: And now Sir, 
as to this brief dejcription of the work 
of Grace y and alfo the difcovery of it, 
if you have ought to objeft, objett : if 
not, then give me leave to propound to 
you afecond queftion. 

Talk. Nay, my part is not now to Another 
objeft, but to hear, let me therefore Z ood fe n 
have your fecond queftion. of Grace. 

Faith. It is this, Do you experience 
the fir ft part of this dejcription of it? 
and doth your life andconverfiationtefti- 
fie the fame? or ft andeth your Religion 
in Word or in Tongue , and not in 
Deed^WTruth? pray, if you incline to 
anfwer me in this, fay no more then you 
know the God above will/ay Amen to; 
and alfo, nothing but what your Con- 
fidence can juftifie you in. For, not he 
that commendeth himfelf is appro- 
ved, but whom the Lord commen- 
deth. Befiides, to Jay I am thus, and 
thus, when my Converfiation, and all 
my Neighbours tell me, I lye, is great ^\^ d 
wickednefis. " Ztib'*' 

Talk. Then Talkative at firft be- Faithfuls 
gan to blufh, but recovering himfelf, queftion. 


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Thus he replyed, You come now to 
Experience, to Confcience, and God: 
and to appeals to him for j unification 
of what is fpoken: This kind of dif- 
courfe I did not expect nor am I dif- 
pofed to give an anfwer to fuch 
questions , becaufe I count not my 
felf bound thereto, unlefs you take 
upon you to be a Catechizer; and, 
though you fhould fo do, yet I may 
refufe to make you my Judge: But I 
pray will you tell me, why you ask 
me fuch questions ? 

Faith. Becaufe If aw you forward to 
ruub^z'ti* ia ^> an d becaufe I knew not that you 
ful tut to had ought elfe but notion. Befides to 
him that tell you all the 'Truth , I have heard of 
quejlion. you , that you are a Man whofe Reli- 
Faithfuls gi on n es i n t a ik^ and that your Conver- 
in^to €a ~ J at i° n P ves this your Mouth-prof effion y 
Talkative. the b e - They fay 7ou are a fpot a- , 
mong Chriftians , and that Religion 
fareth the worfe for your ungodly con- 
verfation y thatfome already have ft urn- 
bled at your wicked ways , and that 
more are in danger of being deftroyed 
thereby ; your Religion , and an Ale- 
Houfe y and Covetoufnefs, and unclean- 
nefs,andfwearingy and 'lying, and vain 
Company-keeping , &c. will ft and to- 
I gether. 

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gether. The proverb is true of you> 
which isjaidoja Whore \ to wit That 
Jhe is a fhame to all Women ; Jo you 
are ajhame to all Profejjbrs. 

Talk, Since you are ready to take . 

up reports, and to judge fo raflily^-. H 
as you do; I cannot but conclude ^ayjrom 
you are fome peevifh, or melancholly Faithful 
Man , not fit to be difcourfed with, 
and fo adieu. 

Chr. Then came up Chriftian, and 
faid to his Brother, I told you how it 
would happen, your words and his 
lufts could not agree ; he had ra- 
ther leave your company , then re- 
form his life: but he is gone as I faid, 
let him go ; the lofs is no mans but . 

his own, he has faved us the trouble d ^ nce 
of going from him ; for he continu- 
ing, as I fuppofe he will do, as he is , 
he would have been but a blot in our 
Company : befides, the Apoftle fays, 
From fuch withdraw thyjelf. 

Faith. But I am glad we had this 
little difcourje zvith him y it may hap- 
pen that he will think of it again; how- 
ever y I have dealt plainly with him y 
and Jo am clear of his bloody if he 

Chr. You did well to talk fo plain- 

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ly to him as you did, there is but 
little of this faithful dealing with 
men now a days ; and that makes 
Religion fo ftink in the noftrills of 
many, as it doth: for they are thefe 
Talkative Fools , whofe Religion is 
only in word, and are debauched and 
vain in their Converfation, that (be- 
ing fo much admitted into the Fel- 
low fhip of the Godly) do ftumble 
the World, blemifh Chriftianity, and 
grieve the Sincere. I wifh that all 
Men would deal with fuch, as you 
have done, then fhould they either be 
made more conformable to Religion, 
or the company of Saints would be 
too hot for them. 
How Talkative at firji lifts up his 

Plumes ! 
How bravely doth he /peak ! how he pre- 

To drive down all before him ! but fo 

As Faithful talks of Heart work, like 

the Moon 
Thafs pajl the full^ into the wain he 

And fo will all^ but he that Heart work 


I 2 Thus 

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Thus they went on talking of what 
they had feen by the way ; and fo 
made that way eafie, which would 
otherwife, no doubt, have been tedi- 
ous to them : for now they went 
through a Wildernefs. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that 
when they were got out of the Wil- 
dernefs , they prefently faw a Town 
before them, and the name of that 
Town is Vanity ; and at the Town 
there is a Fair kept, called Vanity- 
Fair: It is kept* all the Year long, it 
beareth the name of Vanity -Fair, be- 
caufe the Town where tis kept, is 
lighter then Vanity; and alfo, becaufe if a . 4 o. 17 
all that is there fold, or that cometh Eccl. 1. 
thither, is Vanity. As is the faying cha P- * IX 
of the wife, All that cometh is vanity. I7 ' 

This Fair is no new erefted bufi- 
nefs, but a thing of Ancient {land- 
ing ; I will fhew you the original of it. 

Almoft five thoufand years a- 
gone, there were Pilgrims walking ! e " u ' 
to the Cosleftial City, as thefe two tbh Fair ^ 
honeft perfons are ; and Beelzebub, 
Apollyon , and Legion , with their 
Companions, perceiving by the path 
that the Pilgrims made , that their 
way to the City lay through this 


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Town of Vanity , they contrived here 
to fet up a Fair ; a Fair wherein 
fhould be fold of all forts of Vanity , 
and that it fhould laft all the year 
long. Therefore at /£/j Fair are 
chaltdizeof a11 ^ uch Merch andize fold, As Houfes, 
/£« Fair. Lands , Trades , Places , Honours, 
doms, Lufts, Pleafures and Delights cf 
all forts, as Whores, Bauds, Wives, 
Husbands , Children, Matters , Ser- 
vants, Lives, Blood, Bodies, Souls, 
Silver, Gold, Pearls* precious Stones, 
and what not. 

And moreo ver,at thisFair there is at 
all times to be ken Juglings, Cheats, 
Games, Plays, Fools, Apes, Knaves, 
and Rogues, and that of all forts. 

Here are to be feen, and that for 
nothing, Thefts, Murders, Adul- 
tries, Falfe-fvvearers , and that of a 
blood-red colour. 

And as in others fairs of lefs mo- 
ment,there are the feveral Rows and 
Streets, under their proper names, 
where fuch and fuch Wares are 
vended : So here likewife, you have 
the proper Places, Rows, Streets, 
(fiiz. Countreys and Kingdoms,) 
where the Wares of this Fair are 
• I 3 fooneft 

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fooneft to be found : Here is the Brit- Tke streets 
tain Row, the French Row, the It a- °f th "f" ir - 
lian Row , the Spanijh Row , the 
German Row, where feveral forts of 
Vanities are to be fold. But as in o- 
ther fairs fome one Commodity is 
as the chief of all the fair, fo the Ware 
of Rome and her Merchandize is 
greatly promoted in this fair : Only 
our Englifh Nation, with fome others, 
have taken a diflike thereat. 

Now , as I faid , the way to the jCor.5 10. 
Cceleftial City lyes juft thorow this ^Y"* 
'Town, where this lufty Fair is kept; t ^° s U f air 
and he that will go to the City, and 
yet not go thorow this Town , mufi 
needs go out of the World, The Prince 
of Princes himfelf, when here, went 
through this Town to his own Coun- 
trey, and that upon a Fair-day too : 
Yea, and as I think, it was BeeU -Mat. 4, 8. 
zebub the chief Lord of this Fair, Luke 4, 5. 
that invited him to buy of his Va- 6 , 7. 
nities; yea, would have made him 
Lord of the Fair, would he but have 
done him Reverence as he went 
thorow the Town. Yea, becaufe he 
was fuch a perfon of Honour , Beel- 
zebub had him from Street to Street, 
and fhewed him all the Kingdoms of 


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the World in a little time, that he 
might, if poffible, alure that Bleffed 
chrifl O ne J to cheapen and buy fome of his 
bought no- Vanities. But he had no mind to the 
thing in Merchandize, and therefore left the 
this fair 'Town , without laying out fo much 
as one Farthing upon thefe Vanities. 
This Fair therefore is an Ancient 
thing , of long ftanding, and a very- 
great Fair. 
The Pi/- Now thefe Pilgrims, as I faid, muft 
grims en- needs go thorow this/air : Well,fo they 
ter the fair did ; but behold, even as they entred 
intothe/^V, all the people in the fair 
T , . . were moved, and the Town it felf as it 
a hubbub were * n a Hubbub about them ; and 
aboutthem. that for feveral reafons : For, 

Firft, The Pilgrims were cloathed 
The firft w ith fuch kind of Raiment, as was 
™f'f tbe diverfe from the Raiment of any 
that Traded in that fair. The people 
therefore of the fair made a great 
gazing upon them : Some faid they 
were Fools, fome they were Bedlams, 
and fome they are Outlandifh-men. 
g or * 2 * Secondly, And as they wondred 
\d.Caufe at their Apparel, fo they did likewife 
of the hub- at their Speech , for few could un- 
bub. derftand what they faid ; they natu- 

rally fpoke the Language of Canaan, 
I 4 but 

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but they that kept the fair, were the 
men of this World : So that from 
one end of the fair to the other, they 
feemed Barbarians each to the other. 

Thirdly, But that which did not 
a little amufe the Merchandizes, 
was, that thefe Pilgrims fet very light 
by all their Wares, they cared not, 
fo much as to look upon them : and 
if they called upon them to buy, they 
would put their fingers in their ears, __ . 
and cry, Turn away mine eyes from 
beholding vanity ; and look upwards, 
fignifying that their Trade andTraf- p hi j , 
fick was in Heaven. 20. 

One chanced mockingly , behold- 
ing the carriages of the men, to fay 
unto them , What will ye buy ? but 
they, looking gravely upon him,faid, 
We buy the "Truth. At that, there was p£ 23 
an occafion taken to defpife the men 
the more; fome mocking, feme taun- t% are 
ting , fome fpeaking reproachfully, mocked. 
and fome calling upon others to fmite ^ „ . . 

i \ 1 n 1 • 1 i The fair m 

them. At Jait things came to an hub- a hubhub 
bub and great ftir in the fair, in fo 
much that all order was confounded. 
Now was word prefently brought to 
the great one of the fair, who quickly 
came down , and deputed fome of 


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his moft trufty friends to take thefe 
They are men into examination, about whom 
examined, the fair was almoft overturned. So 
the men were brought to examina- 
tion ; and they that fat upon them, 
asked them whence they came, whe- 
ther they went , and what they did 
They tell th ere in fuch an unufual Garb ? The 
<wbo they men told them, that they were Pil- 
are and grims and Strangers in the World, 
whence an( j fax t h e y were going to their 
they came. QWn c ountre ^ w hich was the Hea- 
venly Jerusalem ; and that they had 
given none occafion to the men of the 
Town , nor yet to the Merchandi- 
zes, thus to abufe them, and to let 
them in their Journey. Except itwas, 
for that, when one asked them what 
they would buy,they faid they would 
They are buy the Truth. But they that were 
not belies- appointed to examine them, did not 
believe them to be any other then 
Bedlams and Mad , or elfe fuch as 
came to put all things into a confufion 
in the fair. Therefore they took them 
tut in the an< ^ beat t ' iem ) an ^ befmeared them 
Cage. with dirt , and then put them into 
theCage, that they might be made 
a Spectacle to all the men of the fair. 
There therefore they lay for fome 


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Behold VAN1TT-FJIR; the Pilgrims there 
Are Chain'd and Ston'd befide ; 

Even fo it was, our Lord paft here, 
And on Mount Calvary dy'd. 

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time., and were made the obje&s of 

any mans fport, or malice , or re- 

; eir e ~ venge. The great one of the fair 

hwviour in & . & i r i i 

^ c ^ # laughing lull at all that betel them. 
But the men being patient, and not 
rendering railing for railing, but con- 
trary wife bleffing , and giving good 
words for bad , and kindnefs for in- 
juries done: Some men in the fair 
The men of that were more obferving, and lefs 
the fair ^prejudiced then the reft, began to 

^nlrtheZ- Check and tlame the bafei * f ° rt f01 * 

fefoes a- th^ 11 " continual abufes done by them 
bout tbefe to the men: They therefore in angry 
t'-wo men. manner let fly at them again, count- 
ing them as bad as the men in the 
Cage , and telling them that they 
feemed confederates, and fhould be 
made partakers of their misfortunes. 
The other replied , That for ought 
they could fee, the men were quiet, 
and fober, and intended no body any 
harm ; and that there were many 
that Traded in their fair , that were 
more worthy to be put into the Cage, 
yea, and Pillory too, then were the 
men that they had abufed. Thus, 
after divers words had pafTed on both 
fides, (the men themfelves behaving 
themfelves all the while very wifely 


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and foberly before them,) they fell 
to fome Blows , and did harm one to r , 
another. Then were thefe two poor ma j et jj e 
men brought before their Examiners Authors of 
again , and there charged as being this diftur- 
guilty of the late Hubbub that had bance - 
been in the fair. So they beat them "They are 
pitifully, and hanged Irons \ypon ledu P and 
them, and led them in Chaines, up doTwn tbe 
and down the fair , for an example vT ."* r 

1 1 nii Chaines j or 

and a terror to others, left any mould a tgrror tQ 
further fpeak in their behalf, or joyn others. 
themfelves unto them. But Chriftian 
and Faithful behaved themfelves yet 
more wifely, and received the igno- 
miny and fhame that was caft upon 
them, with fo much meeknefs and 
patience, that it won to their {\fe Some of the 
(though but few in comparifon of the men ofthe 
reft)feveralofthemeninthe/^/V.This^^ wz/0 
put the other party yet into a greater 
rage , infomuch that they concluded 
the death of thefe two men. Where- 'Their ad- 
fort they threatned that the Cage nor <*>erfaries 
Irons fhould ferve their turn, but that r $f™» 
they fhould die, for the abufe they 
had done, and for deluding the men 
of the fair. 

Then were they remanded to the 
Cage again until further order fhould 


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taken with them. So they put them 

They are in, and made their feet faft in the 

again put Stocks. Then a convenient time be- 

** tote ing appointed, they brought them 

Cage and r & * r . . ' /. , ° ,. 

after forth to their Tryal in order to their 
brought to Condemnation. When the time was 
"Tryal come, they were brought before their 
Enemies and arraigned; the Judge's 
name was Lord Hategood. Their In- 
dictment was one and the fame in fub- 
ftance, though fomewhat varying 
in form; the Contents whereof was 
Their In- That they were enemies to , and diftur- 
dittmem. hers of their Trade ; that they had made 
Commotions andDivifions in theTown y 
and had won a party to their own mo ft 
dangerous opinions, in contempt of the 
Law of their Prince. 
Faithfuls Then Faithful began to anfwer, 
anfwerfor That he had only fet himfelf againft 
him/elf. that which had fet it felf againft him 
that is higher then the higheft. And 
faid he, As for disturbance, I make 
none, being my felf a man of Peace ; 
the Party that were won to us, were 
won by beholding our Truth and In- 
nocence , and they are only turned 
from the worfe to the better. And as 
to the King you talk of, fince he is 


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\ - I 

Now Faithfully the man, fpeak for thy God, 
Fear not the wicked's malice, nor their rod : 
Speak boldly man, the truth is on thy fide. 
Die for it, and to life in triumph ride. 

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Beelzebub, the Enemy of our Lord, 
I defie him and all his Angels. 

Then Proclamation was made,that 
they that had ought to fay for their 
Lord the King againft thePrifoner at 
the Bar, fhould forthwith appear and 
give in their evidence. So there came 
in three Witnefles, to wit, Envy, Su- 
perftition, and Pickthank. They was 
then asked, If they knew the Pri- 
foner at the^ Bar ? and what they had 
to fay for their Lord the King againft 

Then ftood forth Envy, and faid to 
this effedt ; My Lord, I have known 
this man a long time, and will atteft 
upon my Oath before this honoura- 
ble Bench, That he is 

Judge. Hold, give him his Oath ; 
So they fware him. Then he faid, My 
Lord, This man, notwithftanding his 
plaufible name, is one of the vileft 
men in our Countrey ; He neither 
regardeth Prince nor People, Law 
nor Cuftom : but doth all that he can 
to poflefs all men with certain of his 
difloyal notions, which he in the 
general calls Principles of Faith and 
Holinefs. And in particular, I heard 
him once my felf affirm, tfhat Chri- 


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Jlianity, and the Cuftoms of our Town 
of Vanity, were Diametrically oppofite, 
and could not be reconciled. By which 
faying, my Lord, he doth at once, 
not only condemn all our laudable 
doings, but us in the doing of them. 

Judg. Then did the Judge fay to 
him, Haft thou any more to fay ? 

Env. My Lord I could fay much 
more, only I would not be tedious 
to the Court. Yet if need be, when 
the other Gentlemen have given in 
their Evidence , rather then any 
thing fhall be wanting that will dif- 
patch him , I will enlarge my Testi- 
mony againft him. So he was bid 
ftand by. Then they called Superfli- 
tion y and bid him look upon the Pri- 
foner ; they alfo asked , What he 
could fay for their Lord the King a- 
gainft him ? Then they fware him, fo 
he began. 

Super. My Lord, I have no great 
acquaintance with this man, nor do 
I delire to have further knowledge 
of him ; However this I know, that 
he is a very peftilent fellow, from 
fome difcourfe that the other day I 
had with him in this Town; for then 
talking with him, I heard him fay, 


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That our Religion was naught, and 
fuch by which a man could by no 
means pleafe God : which fayings of 
his, my Lord, your Lordfhip very 
well knows, what necefTarily thence 
will follow, two wit, That we ftill do 
worfhip in vain, are yet in our Sins, 
and finally fhall be damned ; and 
this is that which I have to fay. 

Then was Picktbank fworn , and 

bid fay what he knew, in behalf of 

their Lord the King againft the Pri- 

foner at the Bar. 

Pick- Pick, My Lord, and you Gentle- 

Teftim n men a ^> This fellow I have known of 

a long time , and have heard him 

fpeak things that ought not to be 

fpoke. For he hath railed on our 

noble Prince Beelzebub , and hath 

sins are allfy ^ contemptibly of his honoura- 

Lords and ble Friends, whofe names are the Lord 

Great ones. Oldman, the Lord Carnal delight, the 

Lord Luxurious, the Lord Defire of 

Vain-glory, my old Lord Lechery, Sir 

Having Greedy, with all the reft 

of our Nobility ; and he hath faid 

moreover, that if all men were of 

his mind , if poffible , there is not 

one of thefe noble Men fhould have 

any longer a being in this Town. 


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Befides, he hath not been afraid 
to rail on you, my Lord, who are 
now appointed to be his Judge , 
calling you an ungodly Villian, with 
many other fuch like vilifying terms, 
by which he hath befpattered moft of 
the Gentry of our Town. When 
this Pickthank had told his tale, the 
Judge directed his fpeech to thePri- 
foner atthe Bar, faying, Thou Runa- 
gate, Heretick , and Traitor, haft . . f . 
thou heard what thefe honeft Gentle- de f ence y 
men have witneffed againft thee ? himjelf. 

Faith. May If peak a few words in 
my own defence ? 

Judg. Sirrah, Sirrah, thou defer- 
veft to live no longer, but to beflain 
immediately upon the place; yet that 
all men may fee our gentlenefs to- 
wards thee , let us fee what thou 
haft to fay. 

jptfzV^.i.Ifaythen inanfwerto what 
Mr. Envy hath fpoken, I never faid 
ought but this, 'that what Rule, or 
Laws, or Cuftom, or People, were flat 
againft the Word of God, are diame- 
trically oppofite to Chriftianity. If I 
have faid a mifs in this, convince me 
of my errour, and I am ready here 
before you to make my recantation. 

2. As 

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2. As to the fecond, to wit, Mr. 
Superfiition, and his charge againft 
me, I faid only this, That inthe wor- 
fhip of God there is required a divine 
Faith \ but there can be no divine Faith >> 
without a divine Revelation of the will 
of God : therefore whatever is thruft 
into the worjhip of God, that is not a- 
greeable to a divine Revelation, cannot 
be done but by an humane Faith, which 
Faith will not profit to Eternal life. 

3. As to what Mr. Pickthank hath 

faid , I fay, (avoiding terms , as 

that I am faid to rail, and the like) 

That the Prince of this Town, with 

all the Rablement his Attendants, 

by this Gentlemen named, are more 

fit for a being in Hell, then in this 

Town and Countrey ; and fo the 

Lord have mercy upon me. 

The Judge Then the Judge called to the Jury 

hh fpeech ( w h Q a ]j this while flood by, to hear 

to t e ju- an< ^ obferve) Gentlemen of the Jury, 

you fee this man about whom fo 

great an uproar hath been made in 

this Town: you have alfo heard what 

thefe worthy Gentlemen have wit- 

nefled againft him ; alfo you have 

heard his reply and confeffion : It 

lieth now in your brefts to hang him, 

K or 

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or fave his life. But yet I think meet 
to inftruft you into our Law. 

There was an Aft made in the days 
of Pharaoh the Great, Servant to our Exod. i 
Prince, That left thofe of a contrary 
Religion fhould multiply and grow, 
too ftrong for him, their Males fhould 
be thrown into the River. There was 
alfo an Aft made in the days of Ne- 
buchadnezzar the Great, another of Dan. 3. 
his Servants, That whoever would 
not fall down and worfhip his golden 
Image, fhould be thrown into a 
fiery Furnace. There was alfo an 
Aft made in the days of Darius^Thzt Dan. 6. 
who fo, for fome time , called upon 
any God but his, fhould be caft in- 
to the Lions Den. Now the fubftance 
of thefe Laws this Rebel has broken, 
not only in thought (which is not to 
be born) but alfo in word and deed; 
which muft therefore needs be intol- 

For that of Pharaoh ^ his Law was 
made upon a fuppofition, to prevent 
mifchief, no Crime being yet ap- 
parent ; but here is a Crime appa- 
rent. For the fecond and third, you 
fee he difputeth againft our Religion; 
and for theTreafon he hath confefled, 
he deferveth to die the death. Then 

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Then went the Jury out, whofe 
names were, Mr. Blind-man, Mr. No- 
good, Mr. Malice, Mr. Love-lufi, Mr. 
Live- loofe, Mr. Heady ,Mr. High-mind, 
Mr. Enmity, Mr. .Ljw, Mr. Cruelty, 
Mr. Hate-light, and Mr. Implacable, 
who every one gave in his private 
Verdidi againft him among them- 
felves, and afterwards unanimously 
concluded to bring him in guilty be- 
fore the Judge. And firft Mr. Blind- 
man, the foreman, faid , I fee clearly 
that this man is an Heretick. Then 
faid Mr. No-good, Away withjuch a 
fellow from the Earth. Ay, faid Mr. 
Malice , for I hate the very looks of 
him. Then faid Mr. Love-luft, I could 
never indurehim. Nor I, faid Mr. Live- 
loofe,for he would alwayes be condem- 
ning my way. Hang him, hang him, 
faid Mr. Heady. Aforry Scrub, (did 
Mr. High-mind. My heart rijeth a- 
gainfl him, faid Mr. Enmity. He is a 
Rogue, faid Mr. Lyar. Hanging is too 
good for him, faid Mr. Cruelty. Lets 
dif patch him out of the way, faid Mr. 
Hate-light. Then faid Mr. Implacable, 
Might I have all the World given me, 
I could not be reconciled to him, there- 
fore let us forthwith bring him in 
K 2 guilty 

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guilty of death : Andfo they did, there- 
fore he was prefently Condemned, 
To be had from the place where he 
was, to the place from whence he , 
came, and there to be put to the moft death f 
cruel death that could be invented. Faithful. 

They therefore brought him out,to 
do with him according to their Law; 
and firft they Scourged him, then they 
BufTetted him , then they Lanced his 
flefh with Knives ; after that, they 
Stoned him with Stones, then prickt 
him with their Swords, and laft of all 
they burnedhimto Afhesat the Stake. 
Thus came Faithful to his end. Now, I 
faw that there flood behind the multi- 
tude^ Chariot and a couple of Horfes, 
waiting for Faithful, who (fo foon as 
his adverfaries had difpatched him) 
was taken up into it , and ftraight- 
way was carried up through the 
Clouds, with found of Trumpet, the 
neareft way to the Coeleftial Gate. 
But as for Chriftian , he had fome re- Chriftian 
fpit, and was remanded back to pri- ufiM a- 
fon, fo he there remained for a fpace : *' ve ' 
But he that over-rules all things, 
having the power of their rage in his 
own hand, fo wrought it about, that 
Chriftian for that time efcaped them, 
and went his way. Well 

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Brave Faithful, Bravely done in Word and Deed ! 
Judge, Witneffes, and Jury, have inftead 
Of overcoming thee, but fhewn their Rao-e, 
When thou art dead, thoul't live from Age to Age. 

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Well, Faithful,**** hajt faithfully profefl 
Unto thy Lord : with him thou /halt be 

When Faithlefs ones > with all their 

vain delights, 
Are crying out under their hellijh plights 
Sing, Faithful, fmg ; and let thy name 

For though they fclPd thee, thou art yet 


Now I faw in my Dream , that 
Chrifiian went not forth alone, for 
there was one whofe name was Hope- chriftian 
ful) (being made fo by the beholding; has am- 
of Chriftian and Faithful in their tber . Com - 
words and behaviour, in their fuffer- *""* 
ings at the fair) who joyned himfelf 
unto him, and entering into a bro- 
therly covenant , told him that he 
would be his Companion. Thus one 
died to make Testimony to the Truth, 
and another rifes out of his Afhes to 
bea Companion with Chriftian. This 
Hopeful alfo told Chriftian, that there j£ e r ls . 

r J r 1 • 1 mire of the 

were many more or the men in the Tmn f t j }e 
fair that would take their time and fair will 
follow after. follow 

So I faw that quickly after they 

were got out of the fair , they over- 

K 3 took 

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took one that was going before them, 
They over- wn °f e name was By -ends \ fo they faid 
take By- to him , What Countrey-man, Sir ? 
ends. and how far go you this way ? He 
told them , That he came from the 
Town of Fair-fpeechy and he was go- 
ing to the Cceleftial City , (but told 
them not his name.) 

From Fair-fpeech^/WChriftian; is 
there any that be good live there ? 
By-ends. Yes, faid By-ends ,1 hope. 
Chr. Pray Sir y what may lcallyou? 
Bv . By-ends. I am a Stranger to you, 
hth iZe/l an d you to me; if you be going this 
his name, way, I fhall be glad of your Com- 
pany ; if not, I muft be content. 

Chr. This Town tf/Fair-fpeech, / 
have heard of it y and y as I remember ', 
they Jay its a Wealthy place. 

By ends. Yes, I will aflure you that 
it is , and I have very many Rich 
Kindred there. 

Chr. Pray who are your Kindred 
there y if a man may be Jo bold? 

By-ends. To tell you Truth, I am a 
Gentleman of good Quality ; yet 
my Great Grand-father was but a 
Water-man , looking one way, and 
Rowing another; and I got moft of 
my Eftate by the fame occupation. 


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Chr. Are you a Married man ? 
By-ends, Yes , and my Wife is a The <wife 
very Virtuous woman, the Daughter and Ktn ~ 

r ' XT- 01 dred of 

of a Virtuous woman : bhe was my B ds 
Lady Fainings Daughter, therefore 
fhe came of a very Honourable Fa- 
mily, and is arrived to fuch a pitch 
of Breeding, that fhe knows how to 
carry it to all,even to Prince and Pea- 
fant. 'Tis true, we fomewhat differ ~ 7e y ~ 
in Religion from thofe of the ftricler ^ s -^" 
fort, yet but in two fmall points : ot ^ ers - ln 
Firft , we never ftrive againft Wind Religion. 
and Tide. Secondly, we are alwayes 
moft zealous when Religion goes in 
his Silver Slippers ; we love much to 
walk with him in the Street , if the 
Sun fhines, and the people applaud 

Then Chriftian ftept a little a to- 
fide to his Fellow Hopeful , faying, 
It runs in my mind that this is one 
By-ends of Fair-fpeech.and if it be he, 
we have as very a Knave in our Com- 
pany, as dwelleth in all thefe parts. 
Then faid Hopeful , Ask him , me- 
thinks he fhould not be afhamed of his 
name. So Chriftian came up with him 
again, and faid , Sir, you talk as if 
you knew fomething more then all 
K 4 the 

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the World doth, and if I take not my 
markamifs,Ideem I have half a guefs 
of you: Is not your name Mr. By -ends 
of Fair-fpeech ? 

By-ends. That is not my name, but 
indeed it is a Nick-name that is given 
me by fome that cannot abide me,and 
I muft be content to bear it as a re- 
proach, as other good men have born 
theirs before me. 

Chr. But did you never give an oc- 
casion to men to call you by this name? 

By-ends. Never, never ! The worft 
trutexo/' ^at ever I did to give them an oc- 
bis name, cafion to give me this name, was, 
That I had alwayes the luck to jump 
in my Judgement with the prefent 
way of the times, whatever it was, 
and my chance was to get thereby ; 
but if things are thus caft upon me, 
let me count them a bleffing, but let 
not the malicious load me therefore 
with reproach. 

C hr . / thought indeed that you was 
the man that I had heard of, and to tell 
you what I think y l fear this name belongs 
to you more properly then you are wil- 
ling we jhould think it doth. 

By-ends. Well, If you will thusima- 
gine, I cannot help it. You fhall find 


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me a fair Company-keeper , if you He defires 
will ftill admit me your aflbciate. t0 kee P 

Chr. ^[y^« will go withus y youmuft ^vf chri 
g0 againft Wind and 'Tide , the which y ^ ian> 
I perceive, is againft your opinion : T<?# 
/»#/? alfo own Religion in his Rags , as 
well as when in his Silver Slipper s y and 
ft and by him too y when bound in Irons \ 
as well as whenhewalketh the Streets 
with applaufe. 

By-ends. You muftnotimpofe,nor 
Lord it over my Faith ; leave me to 
my liberty, and let me go with you. 

Chr. Not a ftep further , unlefs you 
will do in zvhat I -propound, as we. 

Then faid By-ends , I fhall never 
defert my old Principles , fince they 
are harmlefs and profitable. If I may 
not go with you , I muft do as I did 
before you overtook me, even go by 
my felf, until! fome overtake me 
that will be glad of my Company. 

Then Chriftian and Hopeful out- 
went him, and went till they came The eafi 
at a delicate Plain, called Eafe, where ^f/^' 
they went with much content ; but r ^ ut ^J e 
that plain was but narrow , fo they m t ^ s ;//> # 
were quickly got over it. Now at the 
further fide of that plain, was a little a damer _ 
Hill called Lucre , and in that Hill ous Hill. 

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a Silver- Mine , which fome of them 
that had formerly gone that way, 
becaufe of the rarity of it, had turn- 
ed afide to fee , but going too near 
the brink of the pit, the ground being 
deceitful under them, broke, and 
they were flain ; fome alfo had been 
maimed there, and could not to their 
dying day be their own men again. 

Then I faw in my Dream , that 
a little ofiF the road , over againft the 
Silver- Mine ftoodDemas ^Gentleman- 
like,) to call to PaiTengersto come 
and fee : Who faid to Chriftian and 
his Fellow; Ho, turn afide hither,and 
I will fhew you a thing 

Chr. What thing Jo deferving, as to 
turn us out of the way ? 

De. Here is a Silver-Af/#<?,andfome 

digging in it for Treafure; if you will 

come, with a little paines, you may 

richly provide for yourfelves. 

Hopeful Hopef. Then faid Hopeful , Let us 

tempted to gofee. 

go, but Chr. Not I, faid Chriftian; I have 

Chriftian heard of this place before now , and 
holds him how many haye there been flajn . and 

befides , that Treafure is a fnare to 
thofe that feek it , for it hindreth 
them in their Pilgrimage. Then Chri- 


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Jiian called to Demas, faying, Is 'not 

the place dangerous ? hath it not bin- Hos.4. 1%. 

dred many in their Pilgrimage ? 

De. Not very dangerous, except 
to thofe that are carelefs : but withal, 
he blu/Ioed as he fpake. 

Chr. Then faid Chrifiian to Hope- 
ful, Let us not ftir a ftep, but ftill 
keep on our way. 

Hope. / will warrant you, when 
By-ends comes up, if he hath the fame 
invitation as we, he will ' turn in thither 
to fee. 

Chr, No doubt, thereof, for his 
principles lead him that way , and 
a hundred to one but he dies there. 

De. Then Demas called again, 
faying, But will you not come over 
and fee ? 

Chr. Then Chrifiian roundly an- 
fwered, faying, Demas. Thou art an ] Y 

5 J y 3 . * r roundeth 

Lnemy to the right ways of the^p emas 
Lord of this way, and haft been al- 2 Tim. 4 
ready condemned for thine own turn- IO - 
ing afide , by one of his Majefties 
Judges ; and why feekeft thou to 
bring us into the like condemnation ? 
Befides, if we at all turn afide, our 
Lord the King will certainly hear 
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fhame, where we would ftand with 
boldnefs before him. 

Demas cried again, That he alfo 
was one of their fraternity ; and 
that if they would tarry a little, 
he alfo himfelf would walk with 

Cbr. Then {aidCbri/lian, What is 
thy name ? is it not it by the which I 
have called thee? 

Ce. Yes, my name is Demas y I am 
the fon of Abraham. 

Cbr. I know you , Gehazi was 

your Great- Grandfather, and Judas 

ings your Father, and you have trod their 

Mat/26, fteps. It is but a develifh prank that 

i 4 , i 5 . thou ufeft : Thy Father was hanged 

chap. 27. for a Traitor, and thou deferveft no 

1,2,3,4,5- better reward. Aflure thy (elf, that 

when we come to the King, we will 

do him word of this thy behaviour. 

Thus they went their way. 

By this time By-ends was come a- 

By-ends gain within fight, and he at the firft 

goes over beckwentover to Demas. Now whe- 

to Demas. t h er he fell into the Pit, by looking 

over the brink thereof; or whether 

he went down to dig, or whether he 

was fmothered in the bottom , by 

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thefe things I am not certain : But 
this I obferved, that he never was 
feen again in the way. 

By-ends and Silver-Demzs both agree ; 

One calls, the other runs, that he may 

A Jharer in his Lucre : fo thefe two 

Take up in this world, and no fur- 
ther go, 

I faw then , that they went on a River. 
their way to a pleafant River, which Pf. 65. 9. 
David the King called the River of Rtv - 22 - 
God; butJohn y The River of thewater zt * 4/ * 
of life: Now their way lay juft upon 
the bank of the River : here there- 
fore Chriflian and his Companion 
walked with great delight ; They 
drank alfo of the water of the River, 
which was pleafant and enlivening to 
their weary Spirits : befides, on the 
banks of this River on either fide 
were green Trees, that bore all manner 
of Fruit; and the leaves of the Trees rrees h ? 
were good for Medicine; with the/' lz ' er ' 
Fruit of thefe Trees they were alfo ™ d ™^ es 
much delighted ; and the leaves they oftkeTrees. 
eat to prevent Surfeits, and other 
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that heat their blood by Travels. On 

either fide of the River was alfo a 

AMeado™ Meadow , curioufly beautified with 

in which Lilies ; And it was green all the year 

down to ^ on §* ^ n ^ s Meadow they lay down 

4 ee p and flept , for here they might lie 

Pf. 22. downfafely. When they awoke, they 

Ifa. 14.30. gathered again of the Fruit of the 

Trees, and drank again of the Water 

of the River : and then lay down 

again to fleep. Thus they did feveral 

days and nights. 

Behold ye how thefe Chrijlal ftr earns do 

[To comfort Pilgrims) by the High- 
way fide \ 

The Meadows green, he fides their fra- 
grant fmell, 

Yield dainties for them : And he that can 

What pleafant Fruit , yea Leaves, thefe 
Trees do yield, 

Will foon fell all , that he may buy this 

So when they were difpofed to go 
on (for they were not, as yet, at 
their Journeys end) they eat and 
drank, and departed. 

Now I beheld in my Dream, that 


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they had not journied far, but the 
River and the way, for a time par- 
ted. At which they were not a little 
forry, yet they durft not go out of 
the way. Now the way from the 
River was rough, and their feet ten- 
der by reafon of their Travels ; So 
the foul of the Pilgrims was much dif- Numb. 
couraged, becaufeoftheway. Where- 21. 4. 
fore itill as they went on,they wifhed 
for better way. Now a little before 
them, there was on the left hand of 
the Road, a Meadow, and a Stile to go 
over into it, and that Meadow is call- 
ed By- Path- Meadow .Thenfaid Chri- 
ftian to his fellow, If this Meadow li- By-Path- 
eth along; by our way fidedets go over Meadocw - 

t-l u ^ ..1 o -i One temp- 

into it. Then he went to the Stile to , ,■ / 

tation does 

fee, and behold a Path lay along by ma ke way 
the way on the other fide of the for another 
fence. 'Tis according to my wifh. 
faid Chriftian, here is the eafieft go- 
ing ; come good Hopeful, and lets us 
go over. 

Hop. But hozv if this Path foould 
lead us out of the way ? Stron S 

Chr. That's not like, faid the o- ^j™ 
ther ; look, doth it not go along by Zeakones 
the way fide ? So Hopeful ,bdng per- out of the 
fwaded by his fellow, went after him way. 


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over the Stile. When they were gone 
over, and were got into the Path, 
they found it very eafie for their 
feet ; and withal, they looking be- 
fore them, efpied a Man walking as 
they did, (and his name wasVain-con- 
fidence) fo they called after him, and 
asked him whither that way led ? he 
faid, To the Coeleftial Gate. Look, 
faid Chrijiian y did not I tell you fo ? 
by this you may fee we are right ; 
fo they followed, and he went be- 
forethem. But beholdthe nightcame 
on, and it grew very dark, fo that 
they that were behind, loft the fight 
of him that went before. 

He' therefore that went before 

(Vain-confidence by name) not feeing 

the way before him, fell into a deep 

ifa. 9 . 16. pj t ^ w h; c h W as on purpofe there 

catch the ma de by the Prince of thofe grounds, 

-vain glo- to catch vain-glorious fools withall ; 

riousin. and was dafhed in pieces with his 


Now Chriftian and his fellow 
heard him fall. So they called, to 
know the matter > but there was 
none to anfwer, only they heard a 
groaning. Then faid Hopeful y Whtre 
are we now ? Then was his fellow 


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filent, as miftrufting that he had led 
him out of the way. And now it be- Rea r on - lnz 
gan to rain, and thunder, and lighten between 
in a very dreadful manner, and the Chriftian 
water rofe amain. and Hope- 

Then Hopeful groaned in himfelf, ful 
faying, Oh that I had kept on my way I 
Chr. Who could have thought that 
this path fliould have led us out of 
the way ? 

Hope.7 'was afraid on 't at veryfirft, 
and therefore gave you that gentle cau- 
tion. I would have fpoke plainer, but 
that you are older then I. 

Chr. Good Brother be not offend- 
ed, I am forry I have brought thee chr5ftians 

r , J y . T P repentance 

out of the way, . and that I have put^ Uadi 
thee into fuch eminent danger ; pray fhu Bro- 
my Brother forgive me, I did not do out of the 
it of an evil intent. cwa y- 

Hope. Be comforted my Brother for 
I forgive thee ; and believe too, that 
this jhall be for our good. 

Chr. I am glad I have with me a 
merciful Brother : But we muft not 
(land thus, let's try to go back again. 

Hope. But good Brother let me go be- 

Chr. No, if you pleafe, let me go 

firft ; that if there be any danger, I 

L may 

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1 32 cbe Pilgrims p?ogrcfs. 

may be firft therein, becaufe by my 
means we are both gone out of the 

Hope. No,faidllopefu\,youjhall 
not go firjl^ for your mind being trou- 
ble d, may lead you out of the way a- 
gain. Then for their encouragement, 
they heard the voice of one faying, 
Let thine heart be towards the High- 
Jer. 31.21. way, even the way that thou wenteft , 
. The y are turn again : But by this time the Wa- 
m danger ters were p- reat iy r if e n, by reafon of 

of drown- , . , , D J r \ J . 

ing as which, the way or going back was 
they go very dangerous. (Then I thought that 
back. it is eafier going out of the way 
when we are in, then going in when 
we are out.J Yet they adventured to 
go back ; but it was fo dark, and 
the flood was fo high, that in their 
going back, they had like to have 
been drowned nine or ten times. 

Neither could they, with all the 
skill they had, get again to the Stile 
that night. Wherefore, at laft, light- 
ing under a little fhelter, they fat 
down there till the day brake ; but 
in the being weary, they fell afleep. Now 
grounds of there was not far from the place 
Giant where they lay,a Caftle ,ca\lzd Doubt- 
Pdpair. i n g Qaftle , the owner whereof was 


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The Pilgrims now, to gratify the Flefh, 
Will feelc its Eafe ; but oh how they afrefli 
Do thereby plunge themfelves new Grief into ! 
Who feeks to pleafe the Flefh, themfelves undo. 

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Giant Defpair, and it was in his 
grounds they now were fleeping ; 
wherefore he getting up in the morn- 
ing early, and walking up and down 
He finds in his Fields , caught Chriftian and 
them in hu }J p e f u l afleep in his grounds. Then 
s,rou . n ' . with a ?rim and furly voice he bid 

andcames <=> j 1 1 1 

them to them awake,and asked them whence 

Doubting they were ? and what they did in his 

Caftle. grounds? They told him, they were 

Pilgrims, and that they had loft their 

way. Then faid the Giant > You have 

this night trefpaffed on me , by 

trampling in , and lying on my 

grounds, and therefore you muft go 

along with me. So they were forced 

to go, becaufe he was ftronger then 

they. They alfo had but little to fay, 

for they knew themfelves in a fault. 

The Giant therefore drove them be- 

TheGriev- fore him,and put them into his Caftle, 

oujnefs of j nto a ver y dark Dungeon, nafty and 

^rilnment ftinkIn g t0 the ^P irit ° f the ^ e tWO 

° nme men : Here then they lay, from Wed- 
Pf. 88. 18. nefday morning till Saturday night, 
without one bit of bread, or drop of 
drink, or any light, or any to ask how 
they did. They were therefore here 
in evil cafe, and were far from friends 
and acquaintance. Now in this place, 
L 2 Chri- 

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Chriftian had double forrow, becaufe 
'twas through his unadvifed haftethat 
they were brought into this diftrefs. 

Well, on Saturday about midnight 
they began to pray, and continued in 
Prayer till almoft break of day. 

Now a little before it was day, 
good Chriftian, as one half amazed, 
brake out in this paffionate Speech, 
What a fool, quoth he , am I thus to 
lie in a ft inking Dungeon, when I may A Ke ? in 
as well walk at liberty ? I have a , , ri ia ' s ' 
Key in my bofom, called Promife, th^t i ed Pro . 
will, I am perfuaded, open any Lock mife, opens 
in Doubting Caftle. Thenfaid Hopeful, an y Lock 
That's good News; good Brother !* D ™^ 
pluck it out of thy bofom and try : in§ ^ €m 
Then Chriftian pulled it out of his 
bofom, and began to try at the Dun- 
gion door, whofe bolt fas he turned 
the Key) gave back, and the door 
flew open with eafe , and Chriftian 
and Hopeful both came out. Then he 
went to the outward door that leads 
into the Caftle yard, and with his Key 
opened the door alfo. After he went 
to the Iron Gate, for that muft be 
opened too , but that Lock went 
damnable hard, yet the Key did open 
it; then they thruft open the Gate 


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1 86 cfje pilgrims P?ogref8u 

to make their efcape with fpeed, but 
that Gate, as it opened, made fuch 
a creaking, that it waked Giant De- 
fpair, who haftily rifing to purfue his 
Prifoners,felt his Limbs to fail, fo that 
he could by no means go after them. 
Then they went on, and came to the 
Kings high way again, and fo were 
fafe , becaufe they were out of his 

Now when they were gone over 
the Stile, they began to contrive with 
themfelves what they fhould do at 
that Stile,to prevent thofe that fhould 
come after , from falling into the 
hands of Giant Defpair. So they con- 
fented to eredt there a Pillar , and to 
engrave upon the fide thereof , Over 
this Stile is tbefVaytoDoubtmg- Caflle, 
which is kept by Giant Defpair who^ 
defpifeth the King of the Cceleflial Coun- 
trey \andfeeks to deftroyhis holy Pilgrims . 
Many therefore that followed after, 
read what was written, and efcaped 
the danger. This done, they fang as 
Out of the way we went, and then we 

What 'twas to tread upon forbidden 
ground : 

L 3 And 

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€&e Pilgrims Piogrefs. 187 

Mountains delegable they now afcend, 
Where Shepherds be, which to them do commend 
Alluring things, and things that cautious are, 
Pilgrims are s teddy kept by Faith and Fear. 

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1 88 CFje Pilgrims lp?ogrefs. 

And let them that come after have a 

Left heedlefnefs makes them, as we, to 

Left they, for trefpaffing, his prif oners 

Whofe Caftle's Doubting , and whofe 

name's Defpair. 

They went then , till they came 
The de- to ^ delegable Mountains, which 
lea able Mountains belong to the Lord of that 
?nountains. Hill, of which we have fpoken be- 
fore ; fo they went up to the Moun- 
tains, to behold the Gardens, and 
r '2*™ Orchards, the Vineyards, and Foun- 

ret 7 ' elbeciiti 

the maun- ta * ns °f water > where alfo they drank, 
tains. and wafhed themfelves, and did free- 
ly eat of the Vineyards. Now there 
was on the tops of thefe Mountains, 
Shepherds feeding their flocks , and 
they ftood by the high-way fide. The 
Pilgrims therefore went to them, and 
leaning upon their ftaves, (as is com- 
mon with weary Pilgrims, when 
they ftand to talk with any by the 
way,) they asked , Whofe delegable 
Mountains are thefe? and whofe be the 
fheep that feed upon them ? 


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C&e Pilgrims p?og;tefs* 189 

Shep. Thefe Mountains are Imma- 
nuels Land j and they are within fight 
of his City , and the fheep alfo are 
his, and he laid down his life for 
them. John 1 0.1 1 

Chr. Is this the way to the Ccelejlial 
City ? 

Shep. You are juft in your way. 

Chr. How far is it thither ? 

Shep. Too far for any , but thofe 
thatjhall get thither indeed. 

Chr. Is thewayfafe, or dangerous ? 

Shep, Safe for thofe for whom it 
is to be fafe, but tranfgrejforsfh all fall 
therein. 0.14.9. 

Chr. Is there in this place any re- 
lief for Pilgrims that are weary and 
faint in the way ? 

Shep. The Lord of thefe Moun- 
tains hath given us a charge, Not to be 
forgetful to entertain Jlrangers-.Thevt- Heb * I3 * 
fore the good of the place is even ' 
before you. 

I faw alfo in my Dream , that 
when the Shepherds perceived that 
they were way-fairing men,they alfo 
put queftions to them,(to which they 
made anfwer as in other places,) as, 
Whence came you? and,How got you 
into the way ? and, By what means 
L 4 have 

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i9° Cfje Ptlgrim0 Piogrcfs. 

have you fo perfevered therein ? For 
but few of them that begin to come 
hither , do fhew their face on thefe 
Mountains. But when the Shep- 
herds heard their anfwers , being 
pleafed therewith , they looked very 
lovingly upon them; andfaid, Wel- 
come to the delegable Mountains. 

The Shepherds, I fay, whofe names 
were, Knowledge , Experience, Watch- 
ful, and Sincere , took them by the 
hand, and had them to their Tents, 
and made them partake of that 
which was ready at prefent. They 
faid moreover, We would that you 
fhould ftay here a while, to acquaint 
with us, and yet more to folace your- 
felves with the good of thefe de- 
legable Mountains. They told them, 
That they were content to ftay; and 
fo they went to their reft that night, 
becaufe it was very late. 

Then I faw in my Dream , that 
in the morning, the Shepherds called 
up Chriftian and Hopeful to walk with 
them upon the Mountains : So they 
went forth with them, and walked a 
while , having a pleafant profpedl on 
every fide. Then faid the Shepherds 
one to another, Shall we fhew thefe 


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C&e Pilgrims p?og;tefo 19 1 

Pilgrims fome wonders ? So when 
they had concluded to do it, they 
had them firft to the top of an Hill 
called Errour, which was very fteep The Moun- 
on the furtheft fide, and bid them tain °f 
look down to the bottom. So Chri- 
ftian and Hopeful lookt down, and 
faw at the bottom feveral men dalli- 
ed all to pieces by a fall that they 
had from the top. Then faid Chri- 
Jiian , What meaneth this ? The 
Shepherds anfwered ; Have you 
not heard of them that were made to 
err , by harkening to Hymeneus, and 
Philetus, as concerning the Faith of 
the Refurre&ion of the Body ? They 
anfwered, Yes. . Then faid the Shep- 
herds , Thofe that you fee lie dafh- 
ed in pieces at the bottom of this 
Mountain, are they : and they have 
continued to this day unburied (as 
you fee) for an example to others to 
take heed how they clamber too high, 
or how they come too near the brink 
of this Mountain. 

Then I faw that they had them to 
the top of another Mountain , and Mount 
the name of that is Caution ; and bid Caution, 
them look a far off. Which when 
they did, they perceived as they 


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J 9 2 Cbe Pilgrims P?ogref& 

thought, feveral men walking up and 
down among the Tombs that were 
there. And they perceived that the 
men were blind , becaufe they (tum- 
bled fometimes upon the Tombs, and 
becaufe they could not get out from 
among them. Then faid Chrijlian y 
What means this ? 

The Shepherds then anfwered', 
Did you not fee a little below thefe 
Mountains a Stile that led into a 
Meadow on the left hand of this 
way ? They anfwered, Yes, Then faid 
the Shepherds, From that Stile there 
goes a Path that leads directly to 
Doubt ing-Caftle , which is kept by 
Giant De/pair; and thefe men (point- 
ing to them among the Tombs) 
came once on Pilgrimage, as you do 
now, even till they came to that 
fame Stile. And becaufe the right way 
was rough in that place, they chofe 
to go out of it into that Meadow, 
and there were taken by Giant De- 
Jpair y and caft into DoubtingCaJlle; 
where, after they had a while been 
kept in the Dungeon , he at laft did 
put out their eyes, and led them a- 
mong thofe Tombs, where he has 
left them to wander to this very day; 


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Cfje Pilgrims p?ogrcfs. 193 

that the faying of the wife Man 
might be fulfilled, He that wander eth P«>v2i.i6 
out of the way of under ft anding , fhall 
remain in the Congregation of the dead. 
Then Chriftian and Hopeful looked 
one upon another, with tears gufh- 
ing out ; but yet faid nothing to the 

Then I faw in my Dream, that the 
Shepherds had them to another place, 
in a bottom, where was a door in 
the fide of an Hill ; and they opened 
the door,and bid them look in. They 
looked in therefore, and faw that 
within it was very dark,and fmoaky ; 
they alfo thought that they heard 
there a lumbring noife as of fire, and 
a cry of fome tormented, and that 
they fmelt the fcent of Brimftone. 
Then {aidChriftian, What means this ? 
The Shepherds told them , faying, 
this is a By-way to Hell, a way that a b y -<wa y 
Hypocrites go in at ; namely, fuch as to Hell. 
fell their Birthright, with Efau: fuch 
as fell their Matter, with Judas', fuch 
as blafpheme the Gofpel with Alex- 
ander : and that lie and diffemble, 
with Ananias and Saphira his wife. 

Hopef Then faid Hopeful to the 
Shepherds, I perceive that thefe had 


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on them, even every one, a /hew of Pil- 
grimage as we have now ; had they 
not ? 

Shep. Yes, and held it a long time, 

Hopef. Hozv far might they go on 
Pilgrimage in their day ,fince they not- 
withftanding were thus miferably caft 
away ? 

Shep. Some further, andfomenot 
fo far as thefe Mountains. 

Then faid the Pilgrims one to ano- 
ther. We had need cry to the Strong for 

Shep. Ay, and you will have need 
to ufe it when you have it, too. 

By this time the Pilgrims had a 
defire to go forwards, and the Shep- 
herds a defire they fhould ; fo they 
walked together towards the end of 
the Mountains. Then faid the Shep- 
herds one to another, Let us here 
{hew to the Pilgrims the Gates of the 
Coeleftial City, if they have skill 
to look through our Perfpeftive 
Glafs. The Pilgrims then lovingly 
accepted the motion : So they had 
them to the top of an high Hill cal- 
led Clear, and gave them their Glafs 
to look. Then they eflayed to look, 


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€&e pilgrims PiogMs* 195 

but the remembrance of that laft 
thing that the Shepheards had {hew- 
ed them, made their hand fhake, 
by means of which impediment, 
they could not look fteddily through Thg . v 
the Glafs; yet they thought they ^^ 
faw fomthing like the Gate, and aKojear. 
fome of the Glory of the place, 

Thus by the Shepherds, Secrets are 
reveafd , 

Which from all other men are kept con- 
cealed : 

Come to the Shepherds then, if you 
zvould fee 

Things deep, things hid , and that my- 
fterious be. 

When they were about to depart, 
one of the Shepherds gave them a 
note of the way, Another of them, 
bid them beware of the flatterer, The 
third , bid them take heed that they 
jleep not upon the Inchanted Ground, 
and the fourth, bid them God /peed. 
So I awoke from my Dream. 

And I flept, and Dreamed again, 
and faw the fame two Pilgrims going 
down the Mountains along the High- 
way towards the City. Now a little 


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below thefe Mountains , on the left 
The Coun- hand , lieth the Countrey of Conceit, 
trey of ^ from which Countrey there comes 
^ nc ^ t, into the way in which the Pilgrims 
which c a me W3 *ked, a little crooked Lane. Here 
Ignorance therefore they met with a very brisk 
Lad, that came out of that Coun- 
trey ; and his name was Ignorance. 
So Chriftian asked him, From what 
parts he came ? and whither he was 
going ? 
Chriftian Ign. Sir, I was born in the Coun- 
and Igno- tre y t h at ]} et h Q ff there, a little on 

ranee hath ^ kft hand . and j ^ go j ng tQ the 
Jometalk. Coeleffial Q ty# 

Chr. But how do you think to get in 
at the Gate, for you may find Jome diffi- 
culty there. 

Ign. As other good People do, faid 

Chr. But what have you to Jhew at 
that Gate, that may cauje that the 
Gate jhould be opened unto you ? 

Ign. I know my Lords will, and 
I have been a good Liver,I pay every 
man his own ; I Pray , Faft , pay 
Tithes, and give Alms , and have 
left my Countrey , for whither I am 

Chr. But thou cameft not in at the 


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Wicket-gate , that is at the head of 
this way , thou came ft in hither through 
that fame crooked Lane, and therefore 
I fear , however thou may eft think of 
thy f elf , when the reckoning day Jh all 
come, thou wilt have laid to thy charge^ 
that thou art a Theif and a Robber, in- 
ftead of admit ance into the City. 

Ignor. Gentlemen , ye be utter Hefaitb 
ftrangers to me , I know you not, be to every 
content to follow the Religion of your one, that be 
Countrey, and I will follow the Re-"*> o/ - 
ligion of mine. I hope all will be well. 
And as for the Gate that you talk of, 
all the World knows that that is a 
great way off of our Countrey. I can- 
not think that any man in all our 
parts doth fo much as know the way 
to it ; nor need they matter whether 
they do or no, fince we have, as you 
fee , a fine pleafant green Lane, 
that comes down from our Countrey 
the next way into it. 

When Chriftian faw that the man 
was wife in his own conceit , he faid Pr * x6 * ia 
to Hopeful , whifperingly , There is 
more hopes of a fool then of him. And 
faid moreover , When he that is a 
fool walketh by the way , his wifdom 3. 
faileth him , and fre faith to every one 


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Ho™ to that he is a fool. What, fhall we talk 
carry it to f ur ther with him ? or out-go him at 
a f 00 ' prefent? and fo leave him to think 
of what he hath heard already ; and 
then flop again for him afterwards, 
and fee if by degrees we can do any 
good of him? 

Let Ignorance a little while now mufe 
On what is /aid , and let him not refufe 
Good Counfel to imbrace, lejl he remain 
Still Ignorant ofwhafs the chief ejl gain. 
God faiths Thofe that no underfianding 

(Although he made them) them he will 


Hop. It is not good, I think, to 
fay all to him at once, let us pafs him 
by, if you will, and talk to him anon, 
4 even as he is able to bear it. 

So they both went on, and Igno- 
rance he came after. Now when 
they had pafled him a little way, 
they entered into a very dark Lane, 
where they met a man whom feven 
Matt. 12. Devils had bound with feven ftrong 
45 . Prov. Cords , and were carrying of him 
5- 22 - back to the door that they faw in the 
fide of the Hill. Now good Chriftian 


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began to tremble, and fo did Hopeful 
his Companion : Yet as the Devils led 
away the man , Chriftian looked to 
fee if he knew him, and he thought 
it might be one Turn-away that dwelt 7^ &. 
in the Town of Apojiacy. But hzftmaion of 
did not perfectly fee his face, for one Turn- 
he did hang his head like a Thief away * 
that is found : But being gone paft, 
Hopeful looked after him, and efpied 
on his back a Paper with this In- 
fcription , WantonProfeffor^ and dam- 
nable Apoftate. Then faid Chriftian chriftian 
to his Fellow, Now I call to remem- telietb bis 
brance that which was told me of Companion 
a thing that happened to a good man a fi or y 0) 
hereabout. The name of the man F ^~ 
was Little-Faith , but a good man, 
and he dwelt in the Town of Sincere. 
The thing was this ; at the entering 
in of this paflage there comes down 
from Broad-way -gate a Lane called B ™ dway 
Dead-mans-lane ; fo called, becaufe Beadmans 
of the Murders that are commonly Lane. 
done there. And this Little-Faith go- 
ing on Pilgrimage , as we do now, 
chanced to fit down there and flept. 
Now there happened, at that time,to 
come down that Lane from Broad- 
way-gate three Sturdy Rogues, and 
M their 

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their names were Faint-heart , Mif- 

truft ,and G»///, f three brothers^ and 

they efipying Little-faitb wherehe was 

came galloping up with fpeed : Now 

the good man was juft awaked from 

his fleep, and was getting up to go on 

Little- his Journey. So they came all up to 

faith rob- him, and with threatning Language 

bed by bidhimfiand.Atthis y Littlefaith\ookt 

£ aint " as white as a Clout, and had neither 

truft and ' power to Jigbt nor Jlie.ThenfoidFaint- 

Guilt. heart , Deliver thy Purfe ; but he 

making no hafte to do it, ( for he was 

loth to lofe his Money , ) Mif- 

truft ran up to him, and thrufting his 

hand into his Pocket , pull'd out 

T £ thence a bag of Silver. Then he cried 

away bis out,Thieves,thieves. With that, Guilt 

silver ,and with a great Club that was in his 

kmckt hand, ftrook Little-Faith on the 

him down. head y and with that b]ow f e u> d h ; m 

flat to the ground, were he lay bleed- 
ing as one that would bleed to death. 
All this while the Thieves flood by : 
But at laft, they hearing that fome 
were upon the Road, and fearing left 
it fhould be one Great-grace that 
dwells in the City of Good-confidence, 
they betook themfelves to their heels, 
and left this good man to fhift for 


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himfelf. Now after a while, Little- 
faith came to himfelf, and getting 
up, madefhiftto fcrabbleonhisway. 
This was the ftory. 

Hopef. But did they take from him 
all that ever he had ? 

Chrifi. No ; The place where his faith ™ e " 
Jewels were, they never ranfak't, fo not his he p 
thofe he kept ftill ; but as, I was told, things. 
the good man was much afflicted for 
his lofs. For the Thieves got moft of 
his fpending Money. That which 
they got not (as I faid) were Jewels, 
alfo he had a little odd Money left, 
but fear ce enough to bring him to ^ 4 ' 
his Journeys end ; nay , (if I was not 
mis-informed) he was forced to beg LiVtle- 
as he went, to keep himfelf alive, ^[""f 
(for his Jewels he might not fell.)But ^ jf ur '° 
beg, and do what he could, he went ney5 en ^ 
(as we fay) with many a hungry belly , 
the moft part of the reft of the 

Hopef. But is itnotawondertheygot 
not from him hisCertificate^by which he 
was to receive his admittance at the 
Ccelefiial gate ? 

Chr. No , they got not that : 

though thy mift it not through any 

good cunning of his , for he being 

M 2 dif- 

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He kept difmayed with their coming upon 
not his beft him, had neither power nor skill to 

fhfJ» hIde an y thin S ; fo ' twas more h Y 

cunning. g ooc i Providence then by his Indea- 
2 Tim. i. vour, that they mift of that good 
14. thing. 

Hopef. But it mufi needs be a com- 
fort to him, that they got not this Jewel 
from him. 

Chr. It might have been great 
2 Pet. 1. 9 . comfort to him, had he ufed it as he 
fhould ; but they that told me the 
ftory, faid, That he made but little 
ufe of it all the reft of the way ; and 
that becaufe of the difmay that he 
had in their taking away of hisMoney : 
indeed he forgot it a great part of the 
reft of the Journey ; and befides, 
when at any time, it came into his 
mind, and he began to be comforted 
therewith, then would frefh thoughts 
of his lofs come again upon him, 
and thofe thoughts would fwallow 
up all. 

Hope. Alas poor Man ! this could 
not but be a great grief unto him. 
Chr. Grief! Ay, a grief indeed ! 
He is pit- wou l ( j it not a been fo to any of us, 
u * . y had we been ufed as he, to be Rob- 
bed and wounded too , and that in a 


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ft range place , as he was ? 'Tis a 
wonder he did not die with grief, 
poor heart ! I was told, that he fcat- 
tered almoft all the reft of the way 
with nothing but doleful and bitter 
complaints. Telling alfo to all that 
over-took him, or that he over-took 
in the way as he went, where he was 
Robbed , and how ; who they were 
that did it, and what he loft ; how 
he was wounded, and that he hardly 
efcaped with life. 

Hope. But 'tis a wonder that his 
necejfities did not put him upon felling, 
or pawning^;^ of his Jewels^ that he 
might have wherewith to relieve him- 
Jelf in his Journey. 

Chr. Thou talkeft like one upon 
whofe head is the Shell to this very Chriftian 
day : For what fhould he pawn them ? fnibbetb 
or to whom fhould he fell them ? In ^/^J^ 
all that Countrey where he was /^)wjT* 
Robbed, his Jewels were not accoun- j„ Sm 
ted of, nor did he want that relief 
which could from thence be admini- 
ftred to him ; befldes, had his Jewels 
been miffing at the Gate of the Cce- 
leftial City, he had (and that he ; 

knew well enough) been excluded 
from an Inheritance there ; and that 
M 3 would 

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would have been worfe to him then 
the appearance and villany of ten 
thoufand Thieves. 

Hope. Why art thou Jo tart my Bro- 
„ ther ? Efau fold his Birth-right, and 

l6 ' ' that for a mejs of Pottage ; and that 
Birth-right was his great eft Jewel: and 
if he, why might not Little- Faith do Jo 
too ? 

A J\fc^urfe C h r9 E j au did fe u h ; s Birth-right 

andlA l*" * ndee d> and fo do many befides; and 
Faith. ^y f° doing, exclude themfelves from 
the chief bleffing, as alfo that Caytiff 
did. But you muft put a difference be- 
twixt Efau and Little-Faith, and 
alfo betwixt their Eftates. Efau's 
Birth-right was Typical, but Little- 
faith's Jewels were not (o.EJau's belly 
was his God, but Little-faith's belly 
was not fo. EJau's want lay in his 
flefhly appetite, Little-faith's did not 

™Z™ as {o ' Befides > E J au could fee no fur - 
'bisiufis. ther then to the fulfilling of his Lufts, 
Gen. 25: For I am at the point to dye, faid he, 
3*- and what goodwill this Birth-right do 

me ? But Little-faith, though it was 
his Jot to have but a littlefaith, was 
by his littlefaith kept from fuch ex- 
travagancies ; and made to fee and 
prize his Jewels more, then to fell 


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them, as EJau did his Birth-right. Efau»^«» 

You read not any where that EJau had f aith 

had faiths no not fo much as a /////*: 

Therefore no marvel, if where the 

fleih only bears fway (as it will in 

that Man where no faith is to refift) 

if he fells his Birth-right , and his 

Soul and all, and that to the Devil of 

Hell ; for it is with fuch, as it is with 

the Afs, Who in her occafions cannot be Jer. 2. 24. 

turned away. When their minds are 

fet upon their Lufts, they will have 

them what ever they coft. But Little- _ . ^ ]tt]e ' 

~ . j r \ i • * ait " could 

jaith was or another temper , his not lievg 
mind was on things Divine; his^„Ef aus 
livelyhood was upon things that Pottage. 
were Spiritual , and from above ; 
Therefore to what end fhould he that 
is of fuch a temper fell his Jewels, 
(had there been any that would have 
bought them) to fill his mind with 
empty things ? Will a man give a 
penny to fill his belly with Hay ? or J/™/ a ~ 
can you perfuade the Turtle-dove to ^ e „ e ^ e 
live upon Carrion, like the Crow ? Turtle- 
Though faithlejs ones, can for carnal dove and 
Lufts, pawn, or morgage, or fell what the Crow * 
they have, and themfelves out right 
to boot ; yet they that have faith , 
faving faith, though but a little of it, 
M 4 cannot 

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cannot do fo. Here therefore, my 
Brother, is thy miftake. 

Hopef. / acknowledge it ; but yet 
your fever e refletlion had almoft made 
me angry 

Chr. Why, I did but compare thee 
to fome of the Birds that are of the 
brisker fort , who will run to and 
fro in troden paths with the fhell up- 
on their heads : but pafs by that, and 
confider the matter under debate, 
and all fhall be well betwixt thee and 

Hopef. But Chriftian, tfheje three 
fellows , 1 amperfwadedinmy heart, are 
but a company of Cowards: would they 
have run elfe, think you, as they did, 
at the noife of one that was coming on 
Hopeful the road? Why did not Little-faith 
fwaggers. pluck up a great heart? He might, me- 
thinks , have food one brujh with them, 
and have yielded when there had been 
no remedy. 

Chr. That they are Cowards, many 

have faid, but few have found it fo 

No great m trie time of Trial. As for a great 

heart for heart, Little-faith had none ; and I 

God where perceive by thee, my Brother, hadft 

there ts but t \ lou been the Man concerned, thou 

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And verily , fince this is the height of We have 
thy Stomach now they are at 2. morecou ' 
diftance from us, fhould they appear r ^ t e< ^ e ™ 
to thee, as they did to him , they w ^ ewe 
might put thee to fecond thoughts, are in. 

But confider again, they are but 
Journey-men Thieves, they ferve un- 
der the King of the Bottomlefs pit ; 
who, if need be, will come to their 
aid himfelf , and his voice is as the P&1. 5. 3. 
roaring of a Lion. I my felf have Chriftian 
been Ingaged as this Little-faith was, telis hts 
and I found it a terrible thing. Thefe °~ wn e ?*~ 

.... r D runce in 

three Villains fet upon me, and I be- t ^ s ca /e, 
ginning like a Chriftian to refift , 
they gave but a call, and in came 
their Mafter : I would as the fay- 
ing is, have given my Jife for a pen- 
ny ; but that, as God would have it, 
I was doathed with Armour of proof. 
Ay, and yet though I was fo harnef- 
fed, I found it hard work to quit my 
felf like a man ; no man can tell what 
in that Combat attends us , but he 
that hath been in the Battle himfelf. 

Hopef. Well> but they ran youjee^ 
when they did but Juppofe that one 
Great-Grace was in the way. 

Chr. True, they often fled, both 
they and their Mafter, when Great- 

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The Kings g ra ce hath but appeared , and no 
Champion. marve l, for he is /A* Kings Champion: 
But I tro, you will put fome diffe- 
rence between Little-faith and the 
Kings Champion ; all the Kings Sub- 
jects are not his Champions: nor can 
they , when tried, do fuch feats of 
War as he. Is it meet to think that a 
little child fhould handle Goliah as 
David did ? or that there fhould be 
the ftrength of an Ox in a Wren ? 
Some are ftrong , fome are weak, 
fome have great faith, fome have lit- 
tle : this man was one of the weak, 
and therefore he went to the walls 

Hopef. [would it had been Great- 
grace, for their fakes. 

Chr. If it had been he, he might 
have had his hands full: For I muft 
tell you, That though Great-grace is 
excellent good at his Weapons, and 
has and can, fo long as he keeps 
them at Swords point, do well e- 
nough with them : yet if they get 
within him, even Faint-heart, Mi- 
Jlruft) or the other, it fhall go hard 
but they will throw up his heels. And 
when a man is down,you know what 
can he do. 

Who fo looks well upon Great- 

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grace's face, fhall fee thofe Scars and 
Cuts there, that {hall eafily give de- 
monftration of what I fay. Yea once 
I heard he fhould fay, (and that when 
he was in the Combat) We defyaired 
even of life \ How did thefe fturdy 
Rogues and their Fellows make Da- 
vid groan, mourn , and roar ? Yea 
Hem an , and Hezekiah too, though 
Champions in their day, were forced 
to beftir them, when by thefe af- 
faulted ; and yet, that notwithftand- 
ing , they had their Coats foundly 
brufhed by them. Peter upon a time 
would go try what he could do ; but, 
though fome do fay of him that he 
is the Prince of the Apoftles , they 
handled him fo, that they made him 
at laft afraid of a forry Girle. 

Befides, their King is at their 
Whiftle, he is never out of hearing; v 
and if at any time they be put to 
the worft, he, if poffible, comes in to 
help them : And, of him it is faid, 
The Sword of him that layeth at him J0b.41.2S 
cannot hold the Spear y the Dart , nor the 
Habergeon ; he efteemeth Iron as Straw , 
and Brafs as rotten Wood. The Arrow thans 7 1 *] 
cannot make him file , Slingftones are dinefs. 
turned with him intoftubble y Darts are 


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counted as fiubbk, he laugheth at the 
fhaking of a Spear. What can a man 
do in this cafe ? 'Tis true , if a man 
could at every turn have Jobs Horfe, 
and had skill and courage to ride 
The excel- him, he might do notable things. For 
lent mettle fe s nec ] z } s doffed w i t h Thunder , he 

lobs" m w itt noi be afraid as the Grajhoper , the 
Horfe & or y °f bis Nofirils is terrible , he 
paweth in the Valley , rejoyceth in his 
Jlrength y andgoethoutto meet the armed 
men. He mocketh at fear , and is not 
affrighted , neither turneth back from 
the Sword. The quiver rattleth againft 
him, the glittering Spear , and the 
fhield. Hefwalloweth the ground with 
fierceifefs and rage, neither believeth he 
that it is the found of the Trumpet. He 
Job. 39. 1 9 faith among the Trumpets y Ha y ha ; and 
he Jmelleth the Battel a far off> the 
thundring of the Captains , and the 

But for fuch footmen as thee and I 
are, let us never defire to meet with 
an enemy, nor vaunt as if we could do 
better, when we hear of others that 
they have been foiled, nor be tickled 
at the thoughts of our own manhood, 
for fuch commonly come by the worft 
when tried. WitnefsP<?/dr,of whom I 
K. .. made 

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made mention before. He would 
fwagger, Ay he would: He would,as 
his vain mind prompted him to fay, 
do better , and ftand more for his 
Matter , then all men : But who fo 
foiled, and run down by thefe Vil- 
lains ^ as he ? 

When therefore we hear that fuch 
Robberies are done on the Kings 
High-way , two things become us 
to do; firft to go out Harnefled, and 
to be fure to take a Shield with us : For 
it was for want of that, that he that 
laid fo luftily at Leviathan could not 
make him yield. For indeed, if that 
be wanting , he fears us not at all. 
Therefore he that had skill, hath faid, 
Above all take the Shield of Faith ^ Eph. 6.1 6. 
wherewith ye jh all be able to quench all 
the fiery darts of the wicked. 

'Tis good alfo that we defire of the . Tu QodtQ 
King a Convoy, yea that he will go h atve a 
with us himfelf. This made David Conwy. 
rejoyce when in the Valley of the 
fhaddows of death; and Mofes was Ex -33- 15- 
rather for dying where he ftood, then 
to go one ftep without his God. O 
my Brother, if he will but go along £ " 3 * 5? 
with us, what need we be afraid of p ' 7 ' 
ten thoufands that fhall fet them- 2 3 * * 


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felves againft us, but without him, 
ifa. 10. 4 . the proud helpers fall under the Jlain. 
I for my part have been in the fray 
before now,and though( through the 
goodnefs of him that is beft) I am 
as you fee alive : yet I cannot boaft 
of my manhood. Glad fhall I be, if I 
meet with no more fuch brunts, 
though I fear we are not got beyond 
all danger. However, fince the Lion 
and the Bear hath not as yet devou- 
red me , I hope God will alfo deli- 
ver us from the next uncircumcifed 

Poor Little-faith / Haft been among the 

Waft robVd! Remember this. Who ft 

And gets more faith ■, Jhall then a Vi- 
ctor be 

Over ten thoufand y elfe fcarce over 

So they went on,and Ignorance fol- 
lowed. They went then till they 
came at a place where they faw a 
way put it felf into their way, and 
A way, f eemed withal, to lie as ftraight as 
andaway. the way which they fhould go ; and 


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here they knew not which of the two 
to take, for both feemed ftraight be- 
fore them ; therefore here they ftood 
ftill to confider. And as they were 
thinking about the way, behold a 
man black of flefh, but covered with 
a very light Robe, came to them and 
asked them, Why they ftood there ? 
They anfwered, They were going to 
the Coeleftial City , but knew not 
which of thefe ways to take. Fol- 
low me, laid the man, it is thither 
that I am going . So they followed 
him in the way that but now came Chriftian 
into the road,which by degrees turn- andhu 
ed, and turned them fo from the^J^ 
City that they defired to go to, 
that in little time their faces were 
turned away from it ; yet they fol- 
lowed him. But by and by, before 
they were aware, he led them both 
within the compafs of a Net, in 
which they were both fo entangled 
that they knew not what to do ; and , \ heyarc 

• i 1 1 7 • ^ 7 ^ -,, ~ taken in a 

with that, the white Robe fell off the $ €t% 
black mans back ; then they faw where 
they were. Wherefore there they 
lay crying fometime, for they could 
not get themfelves out. 

Chr. Then laid Chriftian to his fel- 

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They be- low, Now do I fee my felf in an 

wait their err our. Did not the Shepherds bid 

conditions, us beware f the fl atte rers ? As is 

Pro. 29. 5. the faying of the Wife man, fo we 

have found it this day : A man that 

flat t ere th his Neighbour ^Jpreadeth a 

Islet for his feet. 

Hopef. They alfo gave us a note 
of directions about the way, for our 
more fure finding thereof : but there- 
in we have alfo forgotten to read, 
and have not kept our felves from 
the Paths of the deftroyer. Here 
David was wifer than wee ; for faith 
Pfal.17.4-. h^ Concerning the works of men> by 
AJ imng t j oe worc i Q c [fry fop s j j oave fe e p t me 

one cowes . . 

to them f rom the Paths of the deflroyer. Thus 
with a they lay bewailing themfelves in the 
nvhipin Net. At laft they efpied a fhining 
hand. One coming towards them , with a 
whip of fmall cord in his hand. When 
he was come to the place where they 
were, He asked them whence they 
came ? and what they did there ? 
They told him, That they were poor 
Pilgrims going to Sion , but were 
led out of their way, by a black man, 
cloathed in white, who bid us, faid 
they, follow him ; for he was go- 
ing thither too. Then faid he with the 


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Whip; it is Flatterer, a falfe Apoftle, Pro - 2 9- 5 
that hath transformed himfelf into an T>2 - 11 ^ 7 - 
Angel of light So he rent the Net " 
and let the men out. Then faid he 
to them, Follow me, that I may fet 
you in your way again ; fo he led 
them back to the way, which they 
had left to follow the Flatterer .Then 
he asked them, faying, Where did J a %* r / 
you lie the laft night ? They faid with and con _ 
the Shepherds upon the delegable <vi&ed of 
Mountains. He asked them then, forgetful 
If they had not of them Shepherds ne f s - 
a note of direction for the way ? They 
anfwered, Yes. But did you, faid he 
when you was at a ftand, pluck out 
and read your note ? They anfwered, 
No. He asked them why ? They faid Deceivers 
they forgot He asked moreover, Iffinejpoken. 
the Shepherds did not bid them be- Ro > l6 - lS - 
ware of the Flatterer?Thty anfwered, 
Yes : But we did not imagine, faid 
they, that this fine-fpoken man had 
been he. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that he 
commanded them to lie down ; which Den. 25. 2. 
when they did, he chaftized them 
fore, to teach them the good way 26 > 2? * 
wherein they fhould walk ; and as R 
he chaftized them, hefaid, As many 
N as 

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They are as I love, I rebuke and chaften ; be 
<whipt,and zealous therefore, and repent. This 

f Teir° n <wa ^^ ^ b * dS them §° ° n theil * Wa ^> 

^^ and take good heed to the other di- 
rections of the Shepherds. So they 
thanked him for all his kindnefs, and 
went foftly along the right way. 

Come hither, you that walk along the 

way \ 
See how the Pilgrims fare, that go a- 

ftray ! 
They catched are in an intangling Net, 
y Caufe they good Counjel lightly did 

forget : 
9 Tis true, they refcu'd were, but yet 

you fee 
They y re fcourgd to boot : Let this your 

caution be. 

Now after a while, they perceived 
afar off,one coming foftly and alone, 
all along the High-way to meet 
them. Then faid Chriftian to his 
fellow, Yonder is a man with his 
back toward Sion, and he is coming 
to meet us. 

Hopef I fee him, let us take heed 
to our felves now, left hefhould 
prove a Flatterer alfo. So he drew 


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nearer and nearer, and at laft came 
up unto them. His namewas Atheiji^ 7foAtheift 
and he asked them whether ifaey meetsthem. 
were going. 

Chr. We are going to the Mount 

Then Atheiji fell into a very great He Laugh. 
Laughter. a* them. 

Chr. What is the meaning of your 
Laughter ? 

Atheiji. I laugh to fee what igno- 
rant perfons you are , to take upon 
you (o tedious a Journey ; and yet are 
like to have nothing but your travel 
for your paines. 

Chr. Why man ? Do you think we They rea- 
jhall not be received ? f on to s e - 

Atheift. Received! There is no fuch tber ' 
place as you Dream of, in all this 

Chr. But there is in the World to 

Atheiji. When I was at home in 
mine own Countrey, I heard as you 
now affirm , and from that hearing 
went out to fee, and have been feek- 
ing this City this twenty years : But j er . 2 2. 13 
find no more of it, then I did the firft Ec. io. 15. 
day I fet out. 

Chr. We have both heard and be- 
N 2 lieve 

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lieve that there is Juch a 'place to be 

Atheift. Had not I, when at home 

believed, I had not come thus far to 

The Athe- ^^ : But finding none , (and yet I 

ill takes up ^ lou ^ ^ad tnere been fuch a place 

Aw «*/^/ t° be found, for I have gone to feek 

in this it further then youj I am going back 

World. again , and will feek to refrefh my 

felf with the things that I then caft 

away , for hopes of that which I now 

fee is not. 

Chriftian Chr. Then faid Chriftian to Hope- 

pro-veth bis ful his Fellow, Js it true which this 

Brother. man hath Jaid ? 

Hopefuls Hopef. Take heed, he is one of the 

gracious Flatterers ; remember what it hath 

anfwer coil: us once already for our harkning 

to fuch kind of Fellows. What ! no 

Mount Sion ! Did we not fee from 

2 .Cor,5.7 .the delegable Mountains the Gate 

of the City ? Alfo, are we not now 

to walk by Faith ? Let us go on, faid 

Hopeful, left the man with the Whip 

overtakes us again. 

You fhould have taught me that 
p LefTon, which I will round you in the 

^ 7 * ' ears withall \Ceafe, my Son, to hear the 
Heb. io. Inftru5iion that caufeth to err from the 
39- words of knowledge. I fay myBrother, 


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ceafe to hear him, and let us believe 
to the faving of the Soul. 

Chi\ My Brother ,1 did not put the 
quejlion to thee, for that Idoubted of the 
'Truth of our belief my Je If \ But to prove A f rmto f 
thee, and to fetch from thee a fruit of a ?ihoneft 
the honefty of thy heart. As for this bean, 
man, I know that he is blinded by the god 
of this World : Let thee and I go on, 
knowing that we have belief of the 
Truth, and no lie is of the Truth. 1J0hn2.11 

Hopef Now do I rejoyce in hope 
of the Glory of God: So they turned 
away from the man ; and he, Laugh- 
ing at them, went his way. 

I faw then in my Dream, that they Tbey are 
went till they came into a certain come t0 the 
Countrey , whofe Air naturally ten- tnc a *J 
ded to make one drowfie, if he 
came a ftranger into it. And here 
Hopeful began to be very dull and 
heavy of fleep, wherefore he faid un- 
to Chrifiian, I do now begin to grow 
fo drowfie , that I can fcarcely hold , ope u 

1 i-ii begins to 

up mine eyes ; let us lie down here be drowju 
and take one Nap. 

Chr. By no means, faid the other, _, ... 
left Jleeping, we never awake more, keeps him 

Hopef. Why my Brother ? fleep is awake 
fweet to the Labouring man ; we 
N 3 may 

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may be refreshed if we take a Nap. 

Chr. Do you not remember that one 
of the Shepherds bid us beware of the 
Inchanted ground? He meant by that, 
iThef.5. 6 thatwefhouldbewareoffleeping\where- 
fore let us notfleep as do others, but let 
us watch and befober. 
u e i s Hopef I acknowledge my felf in 

thankful, fault, and had I been here alone, I 
had by fleeping run the danger of 
of death. I fee it is true that the wife 
Eccl. 4. 9. man faith , Two are better then one. 
Hitherto hath thy Company been my 
mercy ; and thou fhalt have a good 
reward for thy labour. 
Toprevent Chr. Now then , faid Chrijiian, 
drowfmefs t0 p reven t drowfinefs in this place, let 

they fall to /<?/ ^ ^ ^ j d ^ cour j 6m 

Ztfi Ho ? e f- with a11 m y heart > faid the 

Good dif- Chr. Where fhall we begin ? 
courfe pre- Hopef Where God began with us. 

jntsdro^ But dQ yQu bcgin ^ j f yQu pleafc 

When Saints do Jleepy grow , let them 

come hither, 
And hear how thefe two Pilgrims talk 

together : 
Tea, let them learn of them, in any wife, 
Thus to keep ope their drowfie fumhring 

eyes. Saints 

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Saints fellow/hip, if it be managd well, 
Keeps them awake-) and that in fpite of 

Chr . Then Chrijlian began and faid, 
Iwillaskyou aquefiion. Howcameyou 
to think at fir ft of doing as you do now? 

Hopefi Do you mean. How came 
I at firft to look after the good of my 
Soul ? 

Chr. Yes, that is my meaning. 

Hopefi I continued a great while 
in the delight of thofe things which 
were fetn and fold at omfiair; things 
which, as I believe now, would have 
fhad I continued inthemftill)drown- 
ded me in perdition and deftrudtion. 

Chr. What things were they ? 

Hopefi. All the Treafures and Riches 
of the World. Alfo I delighted much in 
Rioting, Revelling, Drinking, Swear- 
ing , Lying, Uncleannefs, Sabbath- 
breaking, and what not , that tend- 
ed to deftroy the Soul. But I found 
at laft, by hearing and confidering of 
things that are Divine, which indeed 
I heard of you, as alfo of beloved 
Faithful, that was put to death for Rom 6 21 
his Faith and good-living in Vanity- 22, 23. 
fair, "That the end of thefe things is Eph. 5. 6. 
N 4 death. 

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death. And that for thefe things fake, 
the wrath of God cometh upon the 
children of difobedience. 

Chr. Anddidyouprefentlyfallunder 
the "power of this conviction ? 

Hope/. No, I was not willing pre- 
fently to know the evil of fin, nor the 
damnation that follows upon the 
commiflion of it , but endeavoured, 
when my mind at firft began to be 
fhaken with the word , to fhut mine 
eyes againft the light thereof. 

Chr. But what was the cauje of your 
carrying of it thus to the firft workings 
of Gods blejfed Spirit upon you ? 

Hopefi The caufes were, i . I was 
ignorant that this was the work of 
God upon me. I never thought that 
by awaknings for fin, God at firft be- 
gins the converfion of afinner. 2. Sin 
was yet very fweet to my flefh, and 
I was loth to leave it. 3. I could not 
tell how to part with mine old Com- 
panions, their prefence and aftions 
were fo defirable unto me. 4. The 
hours in which conviftions were up- 
on me , were fuch troublefome and 
fuch heart-affrighting hours , that 
I could not bear,no not fo much as the 
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Chr. tfhenasitfeems^jometimes you 
got rid of your trouble. 

Hope/. Yes verily , but it would 
come into my mind again, and then I 
fhould be as bad, nay worfe, then I 
was before. 

Chr. Why> what was it that brought 
your fins to mind again? 

Hopef. Many things, As, 

1 . If I did but meet a goodmanin 
the Streets ; or, 

2. If I have heard any read in the 
Bible ; or, 

3. If mine Head did begin to Ake; 

4. I were told that fome of my 
Neighbours were fick ; or, 

5. If I heard the Bell Toull for 
fome that were dead ; or, 

6. Ifl thought of dying my {elf; or, 

7. If I heard that fuddain death 
happened to others. 

8. But efpecially , when I thought 
of my felf, that I muft quickly come 
to Judgement. 

Chr. Andcouldyou at any time with 
eafe get off the guilt of fin when by any 
of thefe wayes it came upon you f 

Hopef No, not latterly, for then 
they got fafter hold of my Confer- 

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ence. And then, if I did but think 
of going back to fin (though my 
mind was turned againft it J it would 
be double torment to me. 

Chr. And how did you do then ? 

Hope/. I thought I muft endea- 
vour to mend my life, for elfe 
thought I, I am fure to be damned. 

Chr. And did you indeavour to 
mend ? 

Hope/. Yes, and fled from , not 
only my fins, but finful Company 
too ; and betook me to Religious 
Duties, as Praying, Reading, weep- 
ing for Sin, fpeaking Truth to my 
Neighbours, &c. Thefe things I did 
with many others, too much here to 

Chr. And didyouthinky our/elf well 
then ? 

Hope/. Yes, for a while ; but at the 
laft my trouble came tumbling upon 
me again, and that over the neck of 
all my Reformations. 

Chr. How came that about , fince 
you was now Reformed ? 

Hope/. There were feveral things 

brought it upon me, efpecially fuch 

ifa. 64. 6. fayings as thefe \All our righteoufneffes 

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Law no manjhall bejujiified. When 
youhave done all things yfay y We areun- Luk.17.1c 
profitable : with many more the like. 
From whence I began to reafon with 
my felf thus : If all my righteouf- 
neffes are filthy rags , if by the deeds 
of the Law, no man can be juftified ; 
And if, when we have done ally -we 
are yet unprofitable : Then tis but a 
folly to think of Heaven by the Law. 
I further thought thus: If a Man runs 
an 100/. into the Shop-keepers debt, 
and after that fhall pay for all that he 
fhall fetch , yet his old debt ftands 
ftill in the Book uncroffed ; for the 
which the Shop-keeper may fue him, 
and caft him into Prifon till he fhall 
pay the debt. 

Chr. Well y and how did you apply 
this to your felf? 

Hope/. Why, I thought thus with 
my felf; I have by my fins run a great 
way into Gods Book , and that my 
now reforming will not pay off that 
fcore ; therefore I fhould think ftill 
under all my prefent amendments , 
But how fhall I be freed from that 
damnation that I have brought my 
felf in danger of by my former tranf- 
greffions ? 


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Chr. A very good application : but 
pray go on. 

Hope. Another thing that hath trou- 
bled me, even fince my late amend- 
ments, is, that if I look narrowly into 
the beft of what I do now, I (till fee fin, 
new fin, mixing it felf with the beft 
of that I do. So that now I am forced 
to conclude , that notwithftanding 
my former fond conceits of my felf 
and duties , I have committed fin e- 
nough in one duty to fend me to Hell, 
though my former life had been 

Chr. And what did you do then ? 

Hope/. Do ! I could not tell what 
to do, till I brake my mind to Faith- 
ful ; for he and I were well acquain- 
- ted : And he told me, That unlefs I 
could obtain the righteoufnefs of a 
man that never had finned , neither \ 
mine own, nor all the righteoufnefs 
of the World could fave me. 

Chr. And did you think he Jpake 
true ? 

Hopef. Had he told me fo when 
I was pleafed and fatisfied with 
mine own amendments , I had cal- 
led him Fool for his pains : but now, 
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the fin that cleaves to my beft per- 
formance, I have been forceed to 
be of his opinion. 

Chr. But did you think , when at 
firfi he fuggejied it to you , that there 
was Juch a man to be found > of whom 
it might juftly befaid y That he never, 
committed fin ? 

Hopef. I muft confefs the words at 
firft founded ftrangely , but after a 
little more talk and company with 
him, I had full conviftion about it. 

Chr. And did you ask him what 
man this was,and howyoumujtbejufti- 
fied by him ? 

Hope. Yes , and he told me it was 
the Lord Jefus, that dwelleth on the Rom 
right hand of the moft High : And col. i. 
thus, faid he, you muft be juftified by i Pet. 
him , even by trufting to what he 
hath done by himfelf in the days of 
his flefli, and fuffered when he did 
hang on the Tree. I asked him fur- 
ther , How that mans righteoufnefs 
could be of that efficacy, to juftifie 
another before God ? And he told 
me, He was the mighty God, and did 
what he did, and died the death alfo, 
not for himfelf,but for us ; to whom 
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them fhould be imputed, if I believed 
on him. 

Chr. And what did you do then ? 
Hope A made my objections againft 
my believing , for that I thought he 
was not willing to fave me. 

Chr. And what/aid Faithful to you 
then ? 

Hope/. He bid me go to him and 

fee: Then I faid, It was prefumption: 

Mat.11.28 but he faid, No: for I was invited to 

come. Then he gave me a book of Je- 

Jus his inditing, to incourage me the 

more freely to come : And he faid 

concerning that Book , That every 

jot and tittle there of flood firmer 

Matt24.35 then Heaven and earth. Then I asked 

him, What I muft do when I came? 

pf 6 and he told me , I muft intreat upon 

Dan. 6. jo. m y knees with all my heart and foul, 

Jer. 29. 12, the Father to reveal him to me. Then 

n- I asked him further, How I muft 

make my fupplication to him ? And 

he faid , Go, and thou fhalt find him 

Ex 25 22 u P on a mercy-feat, where he fits all 

Lev. 16. 2. the year long , to give pardon and 

Nu. 7. 89. forgivenefs to them that come. I 

Heb. 4 . 6. to ij him that I knew not what to 

fay when I came : and he bid me fay 

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Jinner y and make me to know and believe 
in J ejus Chrift ; for I fee that if his 
righteoufnefshadnot been, or I have not 
faith in that righteoujnejs,! am utterly 
caft away: Lordjhave heard that thou 
art a merciful God, and haft ordained 
that thy Son Jefus Chrift Jhould be the 
Saviour of the World ; and moreover ', 
that thou art willing to beftow him upon 
Juch a poor finner as I am, {and I am 
afinner* indeed) Lord take therefore 
this opportunity y and magnifie thy grace 
in the Salvation of my foul , through 
thy Son Jefus Chrift, Amen. 

Chr. And did you do as you were 
bidden ? 

Hopef Yes, over, and over, and 

Chr. And did the Father reveal his 
Son to you ? 

Hopef Not at the firft , nor fe- 
cond, nor third, nor fourth, nor fifth, 
no, nor at the fixth time neither. 

Chr. What did you do then? 

Hopef. What! why I could not 
tell what to do. 

Chr. Had you not thoughts of lea- 
ving off praying ? 

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Chr. And what was the reajon you 
did not ? 

Hope/. I believed that that was 
true which had been told me, to wit, 
That without the righteoufnefs of 
this Chrift , all the World could not 
fave me: Arid therefore thought I with 
my felf , if I leave off, I die ; and I 
can but die at the Throne of Grace. 
And withall , this came into my 
mind, If it tarry, wait for it, becaufe 
Ha b.2.3. it willfurely come ^andwillnot tarry . So 
I continued Praying untill the Father 
fhewed me his Son. 

Chr. And how was he revealed unto 
you ? 

Hopef. I did not fee him with my 

Eph. 1. 1 8, bodily eyes , but with the eyes of 

2 9- mine underftanding ; and thus it was. 

One day I was very fad, I think fader 

then at any one time in my life ; and 

this fadness was through a frefh fight 

of the greatnefs and vilenefs of mv 

fins : And as I was then looking for 

nothing but Hell, and the everlaft- 

ing damnation of my Soul, fuddenly, 

as I thought , I faw the Lord Jefus 

look down from Heaven upon me, 

Aftsi6 ^0 anc ^ faying, Believe on the Lord Jefus 

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But I replyed, Lord, I am a great, 
a very great firmer ; and he anfwered, zCoT I2 
Afp gra ££ /j sufficient for thee. Then I 
faid,ButLord,whatisbelieving ? And 
then I faw from that faying;. \He that T , , 
comet b to mejbaU never hunger y and he 
that believeth on me /hall never thirff\ 
That believing and coming was all 
one, and that he that came , that 
is, run out in his heart and affeftions 
after falvation by Chrift, he indeed 
believed in Chrift. Then the water 
flood in mine eyes, and I asked fur- 
ther , But Lord, may fuch a great 
finner as I am, be indeed accepted 
of thee, and be faved by thee ? And J oh - 6 - 3 6 . 
I heard him fay, And him that cometh 
to me, I will in no wife caft cut. Then 
I faid, But how, Lord, muft I consi- 
der of thee in my comingto thee,that 
my faith may be placed aright upon I Ti.i.i 5 
thee? Then he faid, Chrift Jefus came Rom. 10.4. 
into the World 'tofave finner s. He is the cha P- 4. 
end of the Law for righteoufnefs to e- Heb * ? - 24, 
very one that believes. He died for * 5 
our fins, and rofe again for ourjuftifi- 
cation : He loved us, and wafhed us 
from our fins in his own blood : He is 
Mediator between God and us. He 
ever liveth to make inter cefjion for us. 
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From all which I gathered , that I 
muft look for righteoufnefs in his 
perfon, and for fatisfa&ion for my 
fins by his blood ; that what he did 
in obedience to his Fathers Law, 
and in fubmitting to the penalty 
thereof, was not for himfelf, but for 
him that will accept it for his Salva- 
tion, and be thankful. And now was 
my heart full of joy, mine eyes full 
of tears, and mine affections running 
over with Love to the Name, People, 
and Ways of Jefus Chrift. 
Chr. This was a Revelation of * Chrift to 
your foul indeed: But tellmeparticular- 
lywhat effect this had upon yourfpirit. 
Hope/. It made me fee that all the 
World, notwithstanding all the 
righteoufnefs thereof, is in a ftate 
of condemnation. It made me fee 
that God the Father, though he be 
juft, can juftly juftifie the coming 
finner : It made me greatly afhamed 
of the vilenefs of my former life, 
and confounded me with the fence of 
mine own Ignorance; for there never 
came thought into mine heart before 
now, that fhewed me fo the beauty 
of Jefus Chrift, It made me love a 
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for the Honour and Glory of the 
name of the Lord Jefus. Yea I 
thought, that had I now a thoufand 
gallons of blood in my body, I could 
fpill it all for the fake of the Lord 

I then faw in my Dream , that 
Hopeful looked back and faw Igno- 
rance , whom they had left behind, 
coming after. Look, faidhe to Chri- 
flian, how far yonder loungfler loite- 
reth behind. 

Chr. Ay, Ay, I fee him ; he careth 
not for our Company. 

Hopef. Butltro, itwouldnothave 
hurt him, had he kept pace with us 

Chr. That's true , but I warrant 
you he thinketh otherwife 

Hope, ^hat I think he doth, but 
however let us tarry for him. So they n^nce g " 

UlQ. comes up 

Then Chriflian faid to him, Come again, 
away man, why do you flay Jo behind? 

Ignor. I take my pleafure in walk- Their talk. 
ing alone, even more a 1 great deal 
then in Company , unlefs I like it 
the better. 

Then faid Chriflian to Hopefulfbut 

foftly^) Did I not tell you, he cared not 

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for our Company : But however, come 
up, and let us talk away the time in this 
Jolitary place. Then directing his 
Speech to Ignorance , he faid ; Come, 
how do you ? howftands it between God 
and your Soul now ? 

Ignor. I hope well , for I am al- 
ways full of good motions, that come 
into my mind to comfort me as I 

Chr. What good motions ? pray tell 

Ignor. Why, I think of God and 

Chr. So do the Devils and damned 

Ignor. But I think of them , and 
defire them. 

Chr. So do many that are never like 
to come there : The Soul of the Slu ggard 
defires and hath nothing. 

Ignor. But I think of them , and 
leave all for them. 

Chr. That I doubt y for leaving of 
all is an hard matter , yea a harder 
matter then many are aware of. But 
why , or by what, art thou perf waded 
that thou haft left all for God and 
Heaven ? 

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Chr. The wife man Jay es, He that 
trufts his own heart is a fool. Pr - zZ - 2 9- 

Ignor. This is fpoken of an evil 
heart, but mine is a good one. 

Chr. But how dofl thou prove that ? 

Ignor. It comforts me in the hopes 
of Heaven. 

Chr. That may 'be ^through its deceit- 
fulnejs y Jor a mans heart may mini- 
Jier comfort to him in the hopes of that 
things for which he yet has no ground to 

Ignor. But my heart and life agree 
together , and therefore my hope is 
well grounded. 

Chr. Who told thee that thy heart 
and life agree together ? 

Ignor. My heart tells me fo. 

Chr. Ask my fellow if IbeaThiefi 
Thy heart tells thee Jo ! Except the 
word of God beareth witnejs in tbismat- 
ter, other Teftimony is of no value. 

Ignor. But is it not a good heart 
that has good thoughts? And is not 
that a good life that is according to 
Gods Commandments ? 

Chr. Tes y that is a good heart that 
bath good thoughts y and that is a good 
life that is according to Gods Command- 
ments: But it is one thing indeed to 
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have thefe, and another thing only to 
think Jo. 

Ignor. Pray what count you good 
thoughts , and a life according to 
Gods Commandments ? 

Chr. There are good thoughts of di- 
vers kinds, fome rejpe5ling our /elves, 
Jome God, Jome Chrifi, and Jome other 

Ignor. "What be good thoughts re- 
fpe6ting our felves ? 

Chr. Such as agree with the Word 'of 

Ignor. When does our thoughts of 
our felves agree with the Word of 

Chr. When wepafs the fame Judge- 
ment upon our felves which the Word 
pajfes: To explain my Jelf. The Word 
ofGodfaith ofperfons in a natural con- 
dition, There is none Righteous, 
Rom. 3. there is none that doth good. It faith 
Gen. 6. 8. aljo, That every imagination of the 
heart of man is only evil, and that 
continually. And again, The imagi- 
nation of mans heart is evil from his 
Youth. Now then,whenwe think thus 
of our felves, having Jenfe thereof \ then 
are our thoughts good ones , becauje ac- 
cording to the Word of God. 


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Ignor. I will never believe that my 
heart is thus bad. 

Chr. 'Therefore thou never hadfi one 
good thought concerning thy/elfin thy 
life. But let me go on : As the Word 
pajfeth ajudgement upon our HEART, 
fo it pajfeth a Judgement upon our 
W ATS; and when our thoughts of our 
HEARTS and WATS agree 
with the Judgment which the Wordgiv- 
eth of both) then are both good, becaufe 
agreeing thereto. 

Ignor. Make out your meaning. 

Chr. Why , the Word of God faith, 
That mans ways are crooked ways , not Pf. 125. 5. 
good, but perverfe: It faith. They are? ro - 2 - J 5* 
naturally out of the good way, that they Rom * 3 * 
have not known it. Now when a man 
thus thinketh of his ways , I Jay when 
he doth Jenfibly , and with heart-hu- 
miliation thus think, then hath he good 
thoughts of his own ways, becaufe his 
thoughts now agree with the judgment 
of the Word of God. 

Ignor. What are good thoughts 
concerning God ? 

Chr. Even (as I have f aid concern- 

ing our /elves) when our thoughts of 

God do agree with what the Wordjaith 

of him. And that is, when we think of 

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his Being and Attributes as the Word 
hath taught: Of which I cannot now 
difcourje at large. But to /peak of him 
withreferencetous, Then we have right 
thoughts of God, when we think that he 
knows us better then we know our f elves, 
and can fee fin in us, when and where 
we can fee none in our f elves ; when we 
think he knows our in-moft thoughts, 
and that our heart with all its deaths 
is alwayes open unto his eyes : Alfo 
when we think that all our Righteouf- 
nefs finks in his Noftrils , and that 
therefore he cannot abide to fee us ft and 
before him in any confidence even of all 
our befi -performances. 

Ignor. Do you think that I am fuch 
a fool , as to think God can fee no 
further then I ? or that I would come 
to God in the beft of my perfor- 
mances ? 

Chr. Why, how doft thou think in 
this matter ? 

Ignor. Why, to be fhort, I think 
I muft believe in Chrift for Juftifica- 

Chr. How! think thou muft believe 
in Chrift, when thou fieeft not thy need of 
him ! Thou neither Jeeft thy original, or 
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opinion of thy felf \ and of what thou 
doeft, as plainly renders thee to be one 
that did never fee a neceffity of Chrift s 
perfonal righteoufnefs to juflifie thee 
before God: How then doft thou Jay •, I 
believe in Chrift ? 

Ignor. I believe well enough for 
all that 

Chr. How doefi thou believe ? 

Ignor. I believe that Chrift died 
forfinners, and that I fhall be jufti- 
fied before God from the curfe, 
through his gracious acceptance of 
my obedience to his Law : Or thus, 
Chrift makes my Duties that are Re- 
ligious, acceptable to his Father by 
vertue of his Merits ; and fo fhall I 
be juftified. 

Chr. Let me give an anfwer to this 
confeffion of thy faith. 

I . 'Thou believeji with a Fantaftical 
Faith, for this faith is no where de- 
fcribed in the Word. 

1. Thou believeji with ^Falfe Faith, 
becaufe it taketh J unification from the 
•perfonal righteoufnefs of Chrift y and 
applies it to thy own. 

3. This faith maketh not Chrift a 
Juftifier of thy perfon, but of thy anions; 
and of thy per/on for thy aSlions fake y 
which is falfe. 4. There- 

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4. "Therefore this faith is deceitful^ 
evenfuch as willleavethee under wrath, 
in the day of God Almighty. For true 
Juftifying Faith -puts the foul (asjen- 
fible of its loft condition by the Law) up- 
on flying for refuge unto Chrifts righte- 
oufnejs: (Which righteoufnefs of\{\s, is 
not an aft of grace, by which he maketh 
for Juftification thy obedience accepted 
with God, but his perfonal obedience to 
the Laid in doing and Jujfering for us, 
what that required at our hands') This 
righteoufnefs, I fay, true faith accept eth, 
under the skirt of which, the foul being 
jhrouded, andbyitprefentedasfpotlefs 
before God, it is accepted , and acquit 
from condemnation. 

Ignor. What! would you have us 
truft to what Chrift in his own per- 
fon has done without us ! This con- 
ceit would loofenthereinesof our luft, 
and tollerate us to live as we lift: For 
what matter how we live, if we may 
be Juftified by Chrifts perfonal righ- 
teoufnefs from all, when we believe 

Chr. Ignorance is thy name , and 
as thy name is, Jo art thou ; even this 
thy anfwer demonftrateth what 1 Jay. 
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righteoujnefs is, and as ignorant how to 
jecure thy Soul through the faith of it, 
from the heavy wrath of God. Yea, 
thou alfo art ignorant of the true 
effetts of faving faith in this righte- 
oufnefs of Chrifi , which is , to bow 
and win over the heart to God in 
Chrifi, to love his Name, his Word, 
Ways, and People ; and not as thou 
ignorantly imagineft. 

Hop, Ask him if ever he had Chrifi: 
revealed to him from Heaven ? 

Ignor. What\ Tou are a man for re- 
velations ! I believe that what both you, 
and all the reft of you Jay about that 
matter , is but the fruit of diftracled 

Hop. Why man ! Chrifi: is fo hid 
in God from the natural apprehen- 
fions of all flefh, that he cannot by 
any man be favingly known, unlefs 
God the Father reveals him to them. 

Ignor. 'That is your faith, but 7iot 
mine; yet mine I doubt not, is as good 
as yours: Though I have not in my head 
fo many whimzies as you. 

Chr. Give me leave to put in a 
word : You ought not fo flightly to 
fpeak of this matter : for this I will 
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MLt.u.i8 Companion hath donej that no man 

l Eh'i\l' can know J efus Chrift but by the Re " 
i pi * 1 ' 1 ' velation of the Father: yea, and 

faith too, by which the foul layeth 
hold upon Chrift (if it be right) muft 
be wrought by the exceeding great- 
nefs of his mighty power; the work- 
ing of which faith, I perceive, poor 
Ignorance, thou art ignorant of. Be a- 
wakened then,fee thine own wretch- 
ednefs, and flie to the Lord Jefus ; 
and by his righteoufnefs, which is 
the righteoufnefs of God, (for he 
himfelf is God) thou fhalt be deli- 
vered from condemnation. 
"The talk % no * You go Jo f aft, I cannot keep 
broke up. pace with you ; do you go on before ', I 
rnuft ftay awhile behind. 

Well Ignorance, wilt thou yet foolijk be, 
To /light good Counfel, ten times given 

thee ? 
And if thou yet refufe it , thou JJialt 

Ere long the evil of thy doing fo : 
Remember man in time, /loop, do not fear, 
Good Counfel taken well, faves > there- 
fore hear : 
But if thou yet ft alt flight it, thou wilt be 
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Chr. Well, come my good Hope- 
ful, I perceive that thou and I muft 
walk by our felves again. 

So I faw in my Dream, that they 
went on a pace before, and Ignorance 
he came hobling after. Then faid 
Chriftian to his companion, It pities 
me much for this poor man, it will cer- 
tainly go ill with him at laft. 

Hope. Alas, there are abundance 
in our Town in his condition; whole 
Families, yea, whole Streets, (and 
that of Pilgrims too) and if there 
be fo many in our parts, how many 
think you, muft there be in the place 
where he was born ? 

Chr. Indeed the Word faith ,He hath 
blinded their eyes,left they fhould fee, 
&c. But now we are by our felves, what 
do you think offuch men ? Have they 
at no time, think you, conviclions of fin, 
andfo confequently fears that their fate 
is dangerous ? 

Hopef Nay, do you anfwer that 
queftion your felf, for you are the 
elder man. 

Chr. Then I fay fome times (as I 
think) they may, but they being natu- 
rally ignorant, underftand not that fuch 
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therefore they do deflperately fleek to 
ftifle them^ and preflumptuoufly con- 
tinue to flatter themf elves in the way of. 
their own hearts. 
The good Hopefl I do believe as you fay, that 
ufe of fear fear tends much to Mens good, and 
to m ake them right, at their beginning 
to go on Pilgrimage. 
Job 28.29. Chr. Without all doubt it doth jf it be right: for/of ays the wordyThzfe&rof t k e L or cL is thebeginningof Wifdom. 
9 ' lc ' Hopefl How will you defcribe right 

Ri btfear ^ ? 

Chr. True, or right fear 9 is diflco- 
vered by three things. 

1. By its rife. It is caufed by fa- 
ving convictions for fin. 

2. It driveth the foul to lay fafl: 
hold of Chrift for Salvation. 

3. It begetteth and continueth in 
the foul a great reverence of God, 
his words , and ways , keeping it 
tender , and making it afraid to 
turn from them, to the right hand, 
or to the left , to any thing that may 
difhonour God, break its peace,grieve 
the Spirit , or caufe the Enemy to 
fpeak reproachfully. 

Hopefl. Well faid , I believe you 
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almoft got paft the Inchanted ground? 

Chr. Why 1 are you weary of this 
dijcourje ? 

Hope/. No verily,but that I would 
know where we are. 

Chr. We have not now above tzvo 
Miles further to go thereon. But let us 
return to our matter. Now the Igno- 
rant know not that fuch convictions 
that tend to put them in fear , are for 
their good y and therefore they feek to 
Jlifle them. 

Hopef How do they feek to ftifle 
them ? 

Chr. 1 . They think that thofe fears 
are wrought by the Devil (though 
indeed they are wrought of God)and 
thinking fo,they refift them, as things 
that diredtly tend to their over- 
throw. 2. They alfo think that thefe 
fears tend to the fpoiling of their 
faith, (when alas for them, poor men 
that they are! they have none at all) 
and therefore they harden their 
hearts againft them. 3. They pre- 
fume they ought not to fear, and 
therefore, in defpite of them^wax pre- 
fumptuoufly confident 4. They fee 
that thefe fears tend to take away 
from them their pitiful old felf-holi- 


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fiefs, and therefore they refift them 
with all their might. 

Hope. I know fomething of this 
my felf ; for before I knew my felf 
it was fo with me. 

Chr. Well y we will leave at this 
time our Neighbour Ignorance by him- 
him/elf, and fall upon another profita- 
ble quejiion. 
Talk about Hopef. With all my heart, but you 
one Tem- fhall ftill begin, 
porary. Chr. Well then, did you not know 

Where he ^q^ ten years ago, one Temporary in 
' we ' your parts, who was a forward man in 
Religion then ? 

Hope. Know him ! Yes, he dwelt 
in Gracelefs, a Town about two miles 
offofHonefly,2.nd he dwelt next door 
to one Turn-back. 

Chr. Right, he dwelt under the fame 
roof with him. Well, that man was 
much awakened once ; / believe that 
then he had fome fight of his fins, and 
of the wages that was due thereto. 

Hope. I am of your mind, for ( my 
Houfe not being above three miles 
from him) he would oft times come 
to me, and that with many tears. 
Truly I pitied the man, and was not 
altogether without hope of him ; 


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but one may fee it is not every one 
that cries, Lord y Lord. 

Chr. He told me at once y That he was 
refolved to go on Pilgrimage as we do 
now ; but all of a fudden he grew ac- 
quaAnted with one Save-felf, and then 
he beca?ne aftranger to me. 

Hope, Now fince we are talking 
about him, let us a little enquire in- 
to the reafon of the fuddain back- 
Aiding of him and fuch others. 

Chr. It may be very profitable y but 
do you begin. 

Hope. Well then, there are in my 
judgement four reafons for it. 

1 . Though the Confciences of fuch 
men are awakened, yet their minds 
are not changed : therefore when 
the power of guilt weareth away , 
that which provoked them to be Re- 
ligious, ceafeth. Wherefore they na- 
turally turn to their own courfe a- 
gain : even as we fee the Dog that 
is fick of what he hath eaten, fo 
long as his ficknefs prevails, he vo- 
mits and cafts up all ; not that he 
doth this of a free mind (if we may 
fay a Dog has a mind) but becaufe 
it troubleth his Stomach ; but now 
when his ficknefs is over, and fo his 
P Stomach 

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Stomach eafed, his defires being not 
at all alienate from his vomit , he 
turns him about and licksupall. And 
fo it is true which is written, The Dog 
is turned to his own vomit again. This 

22< ' I fay being hot for Heaven, by virtue 

only of the fenfe and fear of the tor- 
ments of Hell, as their fenfe of Hell, 
and the fears of damnation chills 
and cools, fo. their defires for Hea- 
ven and Salvation cool alfo. So 
then it comes to pafs , that when 
their guilt and fear is gone, their de- 
fires for Heaven and Happinefs die; 

Pro. 29.25 and they return to their courfe again. 
2/7. Another reafon is, They have 
flavifh fears that do over-mafter 
them. I fpeak now of the fears that 
they have of men : For the fear of 
men bringeth afnare. So then, though 
they feem to be hot for Heaven, fo 
long as the flames of Hell are about 
their ears , yet when that terrour is 
a little over, they betake themfelves 
to fecond thoughts ; namely, that 
'tis good to be wife, and not to run 
(for they know not what) the ha- 
zard of loofing all ; or at leaft, of 
bringing themfelves into unavoida- 
ble and un-neceffary troubles; and 


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{o they fall in with the world again. 

i>ly. The fhame that attends Re- 
ligion, lies alfo as a block in their 
way ; they are proud and haughty, 
and Religion in their eye is low 
and contemptible : Therefore when 
they have loft their fenfe of Hell 
and wrath to come, they return a- 
gain to their former courfe. 

4/y. Guilt, and to meditate ter- 
rour , are grievous to them , they 
like not to fee their mifery before 
they come into it. Though perhaps 
the fight of it firft, if thev loved that 
fight, might make them flie whither 
the righteous flie and are fafe ; but 
becaufe they do, as I hinted before, 
even fliun the thoughts of guilt and 
terrour, therefore, when once they 
are rid of their awakenings about 
the terrors and wrath of God, they 
harden their hearts gladly, and chufe 
fuch ways as will harden them more 
and more. 

Chr. You are pretty near the bufmefs y 
for the bottom of all is, for want of 
a change in their mind and will. And 
therefore they are but like the Fellon 
that Jlandeth before the Judge , he 
quakes and trembles , andfeems to re- 
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pent mojl heartily ; but the bottom of 
all is, the fear of the Halter, not of any 
deteftation of the offence \ as is evident, 
becaufe, let but this man have his li- 
berty, and he will be a Thief andfo 
a Rogue fill; whereas , if his mind was 
changed, he would be other wife. 

Hope. Now I have fhewed you 
the reafons of their going back, do 
you ihew me the manner thereof. 
How the Chr. So I will willingly . 
Apodute 1. They draw off their thoughts 

goes back, all that they may, from the remem- 
brance of God, Death, and Judge- 
ment to come. 

2. Then they caft off by degrees 
private Duties , as Clofet-Prayer, 
curbing their lufts, watching, for- 
row for fin, and the like. 

3. Then they fhun the company 
of lively and warm Christians. 

4. After that, they grow cold to 
publick Duty, as Hearing, Reading, 
Godly Conference, and the like. 

5. Then they beginto pick holes, 
as we fay, in the Coats of fome of 
the Godly, and that devilifhly; that 
they may have a feeming colour to 
throw Religion (for the fake of fome 
infirmity they have fpied in them) be- 
hind their backs. 6. Then 

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6. Then they begin to adhere to, 
and aflbciate themfelves with carnal 
loofe and wanton men. 

7. Then they give way to carnal 
and wanton difcourfes infecret; and 
glad are they if they can fee fuch 
things in any that are counted ho- 
neft, that they may the more boldly 
do it through their example. 

8. After this, they begin to play 
with little fins openly. 

9. And then, being hardened, they 
fhew themfelves as they are. Thus 
being lanched again into the gulf of 
mifery , unlefs a Miracle of Grace 
prevent it , they everlaftingly perifh 
in their own deceivings. 

Now I faw in my Dream, that by 
this time the Pilgrims were got over 
the Inchanted Ground, and entering 
in the Countrey of Beulah , whofe Ifa 62 ^ 
Air was very fweet and pleafant, the Cant.2.10, 
way lying direftly through it, they ", i*. 
folaced themfelves there for a feafon. 
Yea, here they heard continually 
the finging of Birds , and faw every 
day the flowers appear in the earth: 
and heard the voice of the Turtle in 
the Land. In this Countrey the Sun 
fhineth night and day ; wherefore 
P 3 this 

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this was beyond the Valley of the 
jhadow of death> and alfo out of the 
reach of Giant Defpair ; neither 
could they from this place fo much 
as fee Doubting-Caftle. Here they 
were within fight of the City they 
were going to : alfo here met them 
Angels fome of the Inhabitants thereof. For 
in this Land the (tuning Ones com- 
monly walked, becaufe it was upon 
the Borders of Heaven. In this Land 
alfo the contract between the Bride 

Ifa 62 anc ^ the Bridgroom was renewed : 
Yea here, as the Bridegroom rejoyceth 
over the Bride , Jo did their God rejoice 

ver 8. over them. Here they had no want of 
Corn and Wine ; for in this place they 
met with abundance of what they 
had fought in all their Pilgrimage. 
Here they heard voices from out of 
the City, loud voices ; faying, Say 
ye to the daughter of Zion , Behold 
thy Salvation cometh. behold his re- 

ver. \\t . 

ward is with him. Here all the Inha- 
bitants of the Countrey called them, 
ver. 12. c^j oe fo iy p eo pl e y cf^e redeemed of the 

Lord, Sought out 3 &c. 

Now as they walked in this Land, 
they had more rejoicing then in 
parts more remote from the King- 

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dom to which they were bound ; and 
drawing near to the City, they had 
yet a more perfect view thereof. 
It was builded of Pearls and precious 
Stones, alfo the Street thereof was 
paved with Gold, fo that by reafon 
of the natural glory of the City, and 
the reflection of the Sun-beams 
upon it , Chriftian , with defire fell 
fick, Hopeful alfo had a fit or two 
of the fame Difeafe : Wherefore here 
they lay by it a while, crying out be- 
caufe of their pangs , If you fee my 
Beloved , tell him that I am fick of 

But being a little ftrengthened,and 
better able to bear their ficknefs, 
they walked on their way, and came 
yet nearer and nearer, where were 
Orchards, Vineyards and Gardens, and 
their Gates opened into the High- 
way. Now as they came up to thefe 
places, behold the Gardener flood in Deut a 
the way; to whom the Pilgrims faid, 24 
Whofe goodly Vineyards and Gar- 
dens are thefe? He anfwered , They 
are the Kings, and are planted here 
for his own delights, and alfo for 
the folace of Pilgrims. So the Gardi- 
ner had them into the Vineyards, 
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and bid them refresh themfelves 
with the Dainties ; He alfo {hewed 
them there the Kings walks , and the 
Arbors where he delighted to be : 
And here they tarried and flept. 

Now I beheld in my Dream, that 
they talked more in their fleep at 
this time, then ever they did in all 
their Journey ; and being in a mufe 
there about, the Gardiner faid even 
to me , Wherefore mufeft thou at 
the matter ? It is the nature of the 
fruit of the Grapes of thefe Vine- 
yards to go down fo fweetly, as to 
caufe the lips of them that are afleep 
to fpeak. 

So I faw that when they awoke, 
they addrefled themfelves to go up 
to the City. But, as I faid, the re- 
Revel. 21. fledHons of the Sun upon the City 
18 (for the City was pure Gold) was fo 

extreamly glorious, that they could 
2 or * 3% not, as yet, with open face behold 
it, but through an Inftrument made 
for that purpofe. So I faw, that as 
they went on, there met them two 
men , in Raiment that fhone like 
Gold , alfo their faces fhone as the 

Thefe men asked the Pilgrims 


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whence they came ? and they told 
them ; they alfo asked them, Where 
they had lodg'd, what difficulties, and 
dangers , what comforts and plea- 
fures they had met in the way ? and 
they told them. Then faid the men 
that met them, You have but two 
difficulties more to meet with, .and 
then you are in the City. 

Chriftian then and his Compa- 
nion asked the men to go along 
with them, fo they told them they 
would ; but , faid they , you muft 
obtain it by your own faith. So I 
faw in my Dream that they went 
on together till they came within 
fight of the Gate. 

Now I further faw that betwixt 
them and the Gate was a River, but £> eat b. 
there was no Bridge to go over, the 
River was very deep ; at the fight 
therefore of this River, the Pilgrims 
were much ftounded, but the men 
that went with them,faid, You muft Death is 
go through, or you cannot come at not ^^ 
the Gate. C ™J} 

The Pilgrims then, began to en- "tTghby 
quire if there was no other way to it-we pafs 
the Gate ; to which they anfwered, out of this 
Yes, but there hath not any, fave w ° rld int0 


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two, to wit, Enoch and Elijah, been 

permitted to tread that path, fince 

the foundation of the World , nor 

r fhall , untill the laft Trumpet fhall 

52> ' found. The Pilgrims then, efpeci- 

ally Chrifiiariy began to difpond in his 

mind, and looked this way and that, 

but no way could be found by them, 

by which they might efcape the 

River. Then they asked the men, 

if the Waters were all of a depth. 

They faid, No ; yet they could not 

help nmt ^P t ^ iem * n that Cafe, for faid they: 

comfort a- You jh all find it deeper or fh allow er, 

biy through as you believein the King of the place. 

death. They then addrefled themfelves to 

the Water; and entring, Chrijlian 

began to fink, and crying out to his 

good friend Hopeful; he faid, I fink 

in deep Waters , the Billows go over 

my head, all his Waves go over me, 


Then faid the other , Be of good 
chear, my Brother , I feel the bot- 
tom, and it is good. Then faid Chri- 
Chnftians jii an ^ Ah my friend , the forrows of 
eonfli *' death have compafled me about, 

the hour oj T n . . r r , J 

deatht 1 lnall not iee the Land that flows 
with Milk and Honey. And with 
that , a great darknefs and horror 


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fell upon Chriftiari) fo that he could 
not fee before him ; alfo here he 
in great meafure loft his fenfes , fo 
that he could neither remember nor 
orderly talk of any of thofe fweet 
refreshments that he had met with 
in the way of his Pilgrimage. But 
all the words that he fpake , ftill 
tended to difcover that he had 
horror of mind , and hearty fears 
that he Ihould die in that River , and 
never obtain entrance in at the 
Gate : here alfo, as they that flood 
by, perceived , he was much in 
the troublefome thoughts of the 
fins that he had committed, both 
fince and before he began to be a 
Pilgrim. „ 'Twas alfo obferved, that 
he was troubled with apparitions of 
Hobgoblinsand Evil Spirits. For ever 
and anon he would intimate fo 
much by words. Hopeful therefore 
here had much adoe to keep his 
Brothers head above water , yea 
fometimes he would be quite gone 
down, and then ere a while he would 
rife up again half dead. Hopeful alfo 
would endeavour to comfort him, 
faying,. Brother, I fee the Gate, and 
men {landing by it to receive us # 


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ButChriftian would anfwer: 'Tisyou, 
'tis you they wait for, you have been 
Hopeful ever fince I knew you ; and 
fo have you, faid he to Chriftian. Ah 
Brother, faid he,furely if I was right, 
he would now arife to help me ; but 
for my fins he hath brought me into 
the fnare, and hath left me. Then 
faid Hopeful, My Brother, you have 
quite forgot the Text, where its faid 
Pfal. 73.4, of the wicked, 'There is no band in 
5- their death , but their fir 'ength is firm , 

they are not troubled as other men, nei- 
ther are they plagued like other men. 
Thefe troubles and diftrefles that you 
go through in thefe Waters, are no 
fign that God hath forfaken you, but 
are fent to try you, whether you will 
call to mind that which heretofore 
you have received of his goodnefs, 
and live upon him in your diftre/Tes. 

Then I faw in my Dream , that 

Chriftian was as in a mufe a while ; 

To whom alfo Hopeful added this 

word , Be of good chear , Jefus 

Chriftian Chrift maketh thee whole : And with 

Mitred that, Chriftian brake out with a loud 

uZt voIce > ° h * fee him a g ain ! and he 
death tells me , When thou pajfeft through 

Ifa. 43. 2. the waters , 1 will be with thee, and 


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through the Rivers, they Jhallnot over- 
flow thee. Then they both took 
courage, and the enemy was after 
that as ftill as a ftone , untill they 
were gone over. Chrijiian therefore 
prefently found ground to ftand up- 
on ; and fo it followed that the reft 
of the River was but fhallow. Thus 
they got over. Now upon the bank 
of the River, on the other fide, they 
faw the two fhining men again, 
who there waited for them. Where- 
fore being come up out of the River, 
thy faluted them faying, We are mi- The Angels 
niftring Sprits ^Jent forth to minifter do wait 
for thofe that jhall be Heirs of Salva-M themfo 
tion. Thus they went along towards-/" ** M 
the Gate, now you muft note that ^^ t 
the City flood upon a mighty \\\\\/ f' his ° ut 
but the Pilgrims went up that hill world, 
with eafe, becaufe they had thefe two 
men to lead them up by the Arms ; They have 
alfo they had left their Mortal Gar- put of 
ments behind them in the River; for morta tey* 
though they went in with them, they 
came out without them. They there- 
fore went up here with much agi- 
lity and fpeed, though the founda- 
tion upon which the City was fram- 
ed was higher then the Clouds. 


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They therefore went up through the 
Regions of the Air, fweetly talking 
as they went, being comforted, be- 
caufe they fafely got over the River, 
and had fuch glorious Companions 
to attend them. 

The talk they had with the Alining 
Ones , was about the Glory of the 
place,who told them, that the beauty, 
and glory of it was inexpreflible. 
Heb. 12. Xh ere> faid they, is the Mount Sion> 
" 23 ' 24 * the Heavenly Jerusalem , the inume- 
Rev* T ? ra ble Company of Angels, and the 
Spirits of Juft men made perfed : 
You are going now, faid they, 
to the Paradice of God , wherein 
you Aiall fee the Tree of Life , and 
eat of the never-fading fruits there- 
of : And when you come there you 
fhall have white Robes given you, 
and your walk and talk fhall be 
every day with the King , even all 
the days of Eternity. There you 
Eev. 21. i. fh a l] not fee again , fuch things as 
you faw when you were in the lower 
Region upon the Earth, to wit, for- 
row, ficknefs, affliction, and death, 
for the former things are pajfed away. 
Ifa.57.1.2. You are going now to Abraham , to 
lfaac> and Jacob , and to the Pro- 

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Prophets; men that God hath taken l&. 65.14. 
away from the evil to come, and that 
are now refting upon their Beds, 
each one walking in his righteoufnefs. 
The men then asked, What muft we 
do in the holy place ? To whom it 
was anfwered, You muft there re- 
ceive the comfort of all your toil, 
and have joy for all your forrow ; 
you muft reap what you have fown, 
even the fruit of all your Prayers and 
Tears, and fufferings for the King by 
the way. In that place you muft Gal. 6. 7. 
wear Crowns of Gold , and enjoy 
the perpetual fight and Vifions of the 
Holy One , for there you fhall fee him as 1 ' 3 ' 2 ' 
he is. There alfo you fhall ferve him 
continually with praife, with fhout- 
ing and thankfgiving, whom you 
defired to ferve in the World, though 
with much difficulty, becaufe of the 
infirmity of your flefh. There your 
eyes fhall be delighted with feeing, 
and your ears with hearing , the 
pleafant voice of the mighty One. 
There you fhall enjoy your friends 
again, that are got thither before 
you ; and there you fhall with joy 
receive, even every one that fol- 
lows into the Holy Place after you. 


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i Theft. 4. There alfo you fhall be cloathed 

^' 14,15 'with Glory and Majefty, and put 

Jude 14. ^ nto an equipage fit to ride out with 

Da.7.9,10. the King of Glory. When he fhall 

1 Cor. 6. come with found of Trumpet in the 

z > 3 * Clouds , as upon the wings of the 

Wind, you fhall come with him ; and 

when he fhall fit upon the Throne of 

Judgement , you fhall fit by him ; 

yea, and when he fhall pafs Sentence 

upon all the workers of Iniquity, let 

them be Angels or Men, you alfo 

fhall have a voice in that Judgement, 

becaufe they were his and your E- 

nemies. Alfo when he fhall again 

return to the City, you fhall go too, 

with found of Trumpet, and be ever 

with him. 

Now while they were thus draw- 
ing towards the Gate, behold a com- 
pany of the Heavenly Hoft came 
out to meet them: To whom it was 
faid, by the other two fhining Ones, 
Thefe are the men that have loved 
our Lord, when they were in the 
World ; and that have left all for 
his holy Name, and he hath fent us 
to fetch them, and we have brought 
them thus far on their defired Jour- 
ney ; that they may go in and look 


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their Redeemer in the face with joy. 

Then the Heavenly Hoft gave a 

great fhout, faying, Blejfed are they eve ' * 9 ' 

that are called to the Marriage Jumper 

cf the Lamb : and thus they came up 

to the Gate. 

Now when they were come up to 
the Gate, there was written over 
it, in Letters of Gold, Blejfed are Re '* z - 1 *' 
they that do his commandments, that 
they may have right to the 'Tree of life \ 
and may enter in through the Gates into 
the City. 

Then I faw in my Dream, that 
the Alining men bid them call at the 
Gate, the which when they did, 
fome from above looked over the 
Gate; to wit, Enoch, Mojes , and 
Elijah, &c. to whom it was laid, 
Thefe Pilgrims, are come from the 
City of Deftruftion, for the love that 
they bear to the King of this place : 
and then the Pilgrims gave in unto 
them each man his Certificate, which 
they had received in the beginning ; 
Thofe therefore were carried into the 
King, who when he had read them, 
faid, Where are the men ? To whom 
it was anfwered, They are ftanding 
without the Gate, the King then 

Q COm- 

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ifa. 26 2. commanded to open the Gate; That 
the righteous Nation , faid he, that 
keepeth Truth may enter in. 

Now I faw in my Dream, that 
thefe two men went in at the Gate ; 
and loe, as they entered, they were 
transfigured, and they had Raiment 
put on that fhone like Gold. There 
was alfo that met them with Harps 
and Crowns,and gave them to them; 
the Harp to praife withall, and the 
Crowns in token of honour ; Then 
I heard in my Dream that all the Bells 
in the City Rang for joy : and that 
it was faid unto them, Enter ye into the 
joy of your Lord. I alfo heard the men 
Rev.5.13, themfelves , that they fang with a 
14, loud voice, faying, Bleffing, Honour, 

Glory and Power, be to him that fit teth 
upon the Throne, and to the Lamb for 
ever and ever. 

Now juft as the Gates were open- 
ed to let in the men, I looked in after 
them ; and behold , the City fhone 
like the Sun, the Streets alfo were 
paved with Gold,and in them walked 
many men, with Crowns on their 
heads, Palms in their hands, and 
golden Harps to fing praifes withall. 
There were alfo of them that had 


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wings, and they anfwered one ano- 
ther without intermifTion,faying,/i?/y, 
Holy ,Holy, is the Lord. And after that, 
they {hut up the Gates : which when 
I had feen, I wifhed my felf among 

Now while I was gazing upon all 
thefe things , I turned my head to 
look back, and faw Ignorance come 
up to the River fide; but he foon got 
over , and that without half that 
difficulty which the other two men 
met with. For it happened that there 
was then in that place oneVain-hope a 
Ferry-man, that with his Boat helped 
him over : fo he, as the other I faw, 
did afcend the Hill to come up to 
the Gate, only he came alone ; nei- 
ther did any man meet him with 
the leaft incouragement. When he 
was come up to the Gate, he looked 
up to the writing that was above ; 
and then began to knock, fuppofing 
that entrance fhould have been 
quickly adminiftred to him : But he 
was asked by the men that lookt o- 
ver the top of theGate, Whence came 
you ? and what would you have ? He 
anfwered, I have eat and drank in 
the prefence of the King, and he has 
Q 2 taught 

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taught in our Streets. Then they 
asked him for his Certificate , that 
they might go in and ftiew it to the 
King. So he fumbled in his bofom 
for one, and found none. Then faid 
they, Have you none ? But the man 
anfwered never a word So they 
told the King, but he would not 
come down to fee him ; but com- 
manded the two fhining Ones that 
conduced Chrijiian and Hopeful to 
the City, to go out and take Igno- 
rance and bind him hand and foot, 
and have him away. Then they took 
him up, and carried him through the 
air to the door that I faw in the fide of 
the Hill, and puthimin there. Then I 
faw that there was a way to Hell, e- 
venfrom the Gates of Heaven, as well 
as from the City of Definition. So 
I awoke, and behold it was a Dream. 


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The Conclufion. 

NOw Reader, I have told my Dream to thee ; 
See if thou canft Interpret it to me \ 
Or to thy f elf , or Neighbour : but take heed 
Of mif- interpreting : for that, inftead 
Of doing good, will but thy felf abufe : 
By mif interpreting evil infues. 

Take heed alfo, that thou be not extream, 
In playing with the out- fide of my Dream : 
Nor let my figure, or fimilitude, 
Put thee into a laughter or a feud \ 
Leave this for Boys and Fools; but as for thee, 
Do thou the fubslance of my matter fee. 

Put by the Curtains, look within my Vail', 
Turn up my Metaphors and do not fail : 
There, if thou feekesl them,fuch things to find, 
As will be helpfull to an honesl mind. 

What of my drofs thou findesl there, be bold 
To throw away, but yet preferve the Gold. 
What if my Gold be wrapped up in Ore ? 
None throws away the Apple for the Core : 
But if thou fhalt caft all away as vain, 
I know not but 'twill make me Dream a<rain. 


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Pilgrim's Progrefs. 



T O 

That which is to come 
The Second Part. 

Delivered under the Similitude of a 


Wherein is fet forth 

The manner of the fetting out of Chri 

Jlians Wife and Children, their 

Dangerous JOURNEY, 

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Safe Arrival at the Defired Country 


I have ufed Similitudes, Hof. 12. 10. 


Printed for Nathaniel Ponder at the Peacock 
in the Poultry, near the Church. 1684. 

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GO, now my little Boo^ to every place, 
Where my fir ft Pilgrim, has butjhewn his 
Call at their door: If any fay , who's there? [Face 
Then anfwer thou, Chriftiana is here. 
If they bid thee come in, then enter thou 
With all thy boys. And then,as thou know' ft how. 
Tell who they are, alfo from whence they came, 
Perhaps they' I know them,by their looks*) or name 
But if they Jhould not, ask. them yet again 
If formerly they did not Entertain 
One Chriftian a Pilgrim ; If they fay 
They did : And was delighted in his way : 
Then let them know that thofe related were 
Unto him : Tea, his Wife and Children are. 
Tell them that they have left their Houfe and 

Are turned Pilgrims, feek a World to come : 

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That they have met with hardjhips in the way, 
That they do meet with troubles night and day •> 
That they have trod on Serpents, fought with 
Have alfo overcome a many evils. (Devils, 

Tea tell them alfo of the next, who have 
Of love to Pilgrimage been ftout and brave 
Defenders of that way, and how they slill 
Refufe this World, to do their Fathers will. 

Go, tell them alfo of thofe dainty things, 
That Pilgrimage unto the Pilgrim brings, 
Let them acquainted be, too, how they are 
Beloved of their King, under his care ; 
What goodly Manfionsy^r them he provides, 
Tho they meet with rough Winds, and fwelling 
How brave a calm they will enjoy at la ft, (Tides 
Who to their Lord, and by his ways hold faff. 

Perhaps with heart and hand they will imbrace 
Thee, as they did my fir si ling, and will Grace 
Thee, and thy fellows with fuch chear and fair, 
As Jhew will, they of Pilgrims lovers are. 

I . ObjeS. 

But how if they will not believe of me 
That I am truly thine, 'caufe fome there be 
That Counterfeit the Pilgrim, and his name, 
Seek by difguife to feem the very fame. 
And by that means have wrought themfelves into 
The Hands and Houfes of I know not who. 


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'Tis true, fome have of late, to Counterfeit 
My Pilgrim, to their own, my Title fet; 
Tea others, half my Name and Title too ; 
Have slitched to their Book, to make them do ; 
But yet they by their Features do declare 
Them/elves not mine to be, whofe ere they are. 

Iffuch thou meets! with, then thine only way 
Before them all, is, to fay out thy fay, 
In thine own native Language, which no man 
Now ufeth, nor with eafe diffemble can. 

J f after all, they slill of you Jhall doubt, 
Thinking that you like Gipfies go about, 
In naughty-wife the Countrey to defile, 
Or that youfeek good People to beguile 
With things unwarrantable : Send for me 
And I will Teftifie, you Pilgrims he ; 
Tea, I will Teftifie that only you 
My Pilgrims are \ And that alone will do. 
2. ObjeS. 

But yet, perhaps, I may enquire for him, 
Of thofe that wifh him Damned life and limb, 
What fhall I do, when I at fuch a door, 
F or Pilgrims ask, and they fhall rage the more ? 

Fright not thy f elf my Book, for fuch Bugbears, 
Are nothing elfe but ground for groundlefs fears , 
My Pilgrims Book has traveled Sea and Land, 
Tet could I never come to understand, 

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That it was flighted^ or turrCd out of Door 
By any Kingdom,were they Rich or Poor, (other 

In France and Flanders where men kill each 
My Pilgrim is efteem'd a Friend, a Brother. 

In Holland too, 'tisfaid, as I am told, 
My Pilgrim is withfome, worth more than Gold. 

Highlanders, and Wild-Irifh can agree, 
My Pilgrim Jhould familiar with them be. 

'Tis in New-England under fuch advance, 
Receives there fo much loving Countenance, 
As to be Trim' 'd, new-Cloth'' *d,& deck" 7 withGems, 
That it may /hew its Features, and its Limbs, 
Yet more; fo comely doth my Pilgrim walk, 
That of him thoufands daily Sing and talk. 

If you draw nearer home, it will appear 
My Pilgrim knows no ground, of Jhame, or fear ; 
City, and Count rey will him Entertain, 
With welcome Pilgrim. Tea, they can't refrain 
From fmi ling, if my Pilgrim be but by, 
Or Jhews his head in any Company. 

Brave Gqlants do my Pilgrim hug and love, 
Esleem it much, yea value it above 
Things of a greater bulk) yea, with delight, 
Say my Larks leg is better then a Kite. , 

Young Ladys, and young Gentle-women too, 
Do no fmall kindnefs to my Pilgrim /hew ; 
Their Cabinets, their Bo/oms, and their Hearts 
My Pilgrim has, 'caufe he to them imparts, 


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His pretty riddles in fuch wholfome ftraints 
As yields them profit double to their paines 
Of reading, Tea, I think, I may be hold 
To fay fome prize him far above their Gold 

The very Children that do walk the slreet, 
If they do but my holy Pilgrim ?neet, 
Salute him will, will wijh him well and fay , 
He is the only Stripling of the Day, 

They that have never fe en him, yet admire 
What they have heard of him, and much defire 
To have his Company, and hear him tell 
Thofe Pilgrim ftoryes which he knows fo well. 

Tea, fome who did not love him at the firsl, 
But card him Fool, and Noddy, fay they muft 
Now they have feen & heard him, him commend, 
And to thofe whom they love, they do him fend. 

Wherefore my Second Part, thou needs! not be 
Afraid to fhew thy Head : None can hurt thee, 
That wijh but well to him, that went before, 
'Caufe thou com' ft after with a Second slore, 
Of things as good, as rich as profitable, 
For Young, for Old, for Starring and for slable. 
3 Objeft. 

B ut fome there be that fay he laughs too loud ; 
And fome do fay his Head is in a Cloud. 
Some fay, his Words and Storys are fo dark, 
They know not how, by them, to find his 


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One may {I think) fay both his laughs & cryes, 
May well be gueft at by his Watry Eyes, 
Some things are of that Nature as to make 
Onesfancie Checkle while his Heart doth ake, 
When Jacob faw his Rachel with the Sheep, 
He did at the fame time both kifs and weep. 

Whereas fome fay a Cloud is in his Head, 
That doth but Jhew how Wifdom?s covered 
With its own mantles : And to slir the mind 
To a fearch after what it fain would find, 
Things that fe em to be hid in words obfcure, 
Do but the Godly mind the more alure ; 
To study what thofe Sayings Jhould contain, 
That fpeak to us in fuch a Cloudy slrain. } 

I alfo know, a dark. Similitude 
Will on the Fancie more it f elf intrude, 
And will slick f after in the Heart and Head, 
Then things from Similies not borrowed. 

Wherefore, my Book, let no difcouragement 
Hinder thy travels. Behold, thou art fen t 
To Friends, not foes : to Friends that will give place 
To thee, thy Pilgrims, and thy words imbrace. 

Befides. what my first Pilgrim left conccaTd, 
Thou my brave Second Pilgrim haft reveaPd 
What Chriftian left locJ£t up and went his way ; 
Sweet Chriftiana opens with her Key. 

4. Qbjeft. 

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4. ObjeEl. 
But fome love not the method of your firft, 
Romance they count it, throw't away as duft, 
If I fhould meet with fuch, what, mould I fay? 
Muft I flight them as they flight me, or nay ? 

My ChrifHana, ifwitbfuch thou meet, 
By all means in all Loving-wife, them greet -, 
Render them not reviling for revile : 
But if they frown , I prethee on them finite. 
Perhaps 'tis Nature, or fome ill report 
Has made them thus difpife, or thus retort. 

Some love no Cheefie,fome love no Fijh, & fome 
Love not their Friends, nor their own Houfe or 
Some slart at Pigg, fight Chicken, love not (home 
Adore than they love a Cuckpw or anOwl, (Fowl y 
Leave fuch, my ChrifHana, to their choice, 
And feek thofie, who to find thee will rejoyce ; 
By no means Strive, hut in all humble wife, 
Frefent thee to them in thy Pilgrims guife. 

Go then, my little Book and Jhew to all 
That entertain, and hid thee welcome Jhall, 
What thou Jh alt keep clofe,Jhut up from the reft, 
And wijh what thou jhalt fijew them may be blesl 
To them for good, may make them chufe to be 
Pilgrims, better by far, then thee or ?ne. 

Go then, J fay, tell all men who thou art, 
Say, I am Chriftiana, and my party 


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Is now with my four Sons, to tell you what 
It is for men to take a Pilgrims lot ; 

Go alfo tell them who, and what they be, 
That now do go on Pilgrimage with thee ; 
Say, here's my neighbour Mercy, Jhe is one, 
That has long-time with me a Pilgrim gone ; 
Come fee her in her Virgin Face, and learn 
Twixt Idle ones, and Pilgrims to difcern. 
Tea let young Damfels learn of her to prize, 
The World which is to come, in any wife \ 
When little Tripping Maidens follow God, 
And leave old doting Sinners to his Rod', 
'Tis like thofe Days wherein the young ones cryd 
Hofanah to whom old ones did deride. 

Next tell them of old Hon eft, who you found 
With his whit hairs treading the Pilgrims ground. 
Tea, tell them how plain hearted this man was, 
How after his good Lord he bare his Crofs : 
Perhaps with fome gray Head this may prevail, 
With Chrisl to fall in Love, and Sin bewail. 

Tell them alfo how Matter Fearing went 
On Pilgrimage, and how the time he fpent 
In Solitarinefs, with Fears and Cries, 
And how at lasl, he won the Joyful Prize. 
He was a good man, though much down in Spirit, 
He is a good Man, and doth Life inherit. 

Tell them of Ma ft er Feeblemind alfo, 
Who, not before, but slill behind would go -, 


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Show them alfo how he had like been fain, 
And how one Great-Heart did his life regain : 
This man was true of Heart, tho weak in grace y 
One might true Godlinefs read in his Face. 

Then tell them of Matter Ready-to-halt , 
A Man with Crutches, but much without fault i 
Tell them how Mafter Feeblemind, and he 
Did love, and in Opinions much agree. 
And let all know, tho weaknefs was their chance^ 
Yet fometimes one could Sing the other Dance. 

Forget not Mafter Valiant-for-the-Truth, 
That Man of courage, tho a very Youth. 
Tell every one his Spirit was fo ftout, 
No Man could ever make him face about, 
And how Great-Heart, and he could not forbear 
But put down Doubting Caslle, Jlay Defpair. 

Overlook not Mafter Defpondancy. 
Nor Much-a-fraid, his Daughter, tho they ly 
Under fuch Mantles as may make them look - 
[With fome ) as if their God had them forfook. 
They f oft ly went, but fur e, and at the end, 
Found that the Lordof?\\gnmswas their Friend. 
When thou haft told the World of all thefe things, 
Then turn about, my book^ and touch thefe firings , 
Which, if hut touched will fuch Mufick make, 
Thefl make a Cripple dance, a Gyant quake. 
Thofe Riddles that lie couch 't within thy breaft, 
Freely 'propound, expound', and for the reft 


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Of thy mifterious lines , let them remain , 

For thofe whofe nimble Fancies Jhall them gain. 

Now may this little Book, a blejjing be, 
To thofe that love this little Book, and me, 
And may its buyer have no caufe to fay , 
His Money is but loft or thrown away, 
Yea may this Second Pilgrim yield that Fruit , 
As may with each goad Pilgrims fancie fute, 
And may it perfwade fome that go a sir ay, 
To turn their Foot and Heart to the right way. 

Is the Hearty Prayer 
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C&e @>econO part. 

COurteous Companions , fome- 
time fince, to tell you my 
Dream that I had of Chrifti- 
an the Pilgrim, and of his 
dangerous Journey toward the 
Celeftial Countrey; was pleafant to me > 
and profitable to you. I told you then 
alfo what I faw concerning his Wife and 
Children, and how unwilling they were 
to go with him on Pilgrimage : Info- 
much that he was forced to go on his 
Progrefs without them, for he durft not 
run the danger of that deftruction which 
he feared would come by flaying with 
them, in the City of Deftruction : Where- 
fore, as I then fhewed you, he lefc them 
and departed. 

Now it hath fo happened, thorough 

the Multiplicity of Bufinefs, that I have 

been much hindred, and kept back 

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from my wonted Travels into thofe 
Parts whence he went, and fo could 
not till now obtain an opportunity to 
make farther enquiry after whom he 
left behind, that 1 might give you an 
account of them. But having had fome 
concerns that way of late, I went down 
again thitherward. Now, having taken 
up my Lodgings in a Wood about a mile 
off the Place, as I flept I dreamed 

And as I was in my Dream, behold, 
an aged Gentleman came by where I 
lay ; and becaufe he was to go fome 
part of the way that I was travelling, 
me thought I got up and went with 
him. So as we walked, and as Travel- 
lers ufually do, I was as if we fell into 
difcourfe, and our talk happened to be 
about Christian and his Travels: For 
thus I began with the Old-man. 

Sir, faid I, what Town is that there 
below, that lieth on the left hand of our 

Then faid Mr. Sagaftty, for that was 
his name, it is the City of DeflruRion, 
a populous place, but poffeffed with a 
very ill conditioned, and idle fort of 

/ thought that was that City, quoth I, 
I went once my f elf through that Town] and 
therefore know that this report you give of it 
is true. 

Sag. Too true, I wifh I could fpeak 
truth in fpeaking better of them that 
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Well Sir, quoth I, Then I perceive you 
to be a well meaning man : and fo one that 
takes plea fur e to hear and tell of that which 
is good ; pray did you never hear what hap- 
pened to a man fometime ago in this Town 
(whofe name was Chriftian) that went on 
Pilgrimage up towards the higher Regi- 

Sag. Hear of him ! Ay, and I alfo 
heard of the Moleftations, Troubles, 
Wars, Captivities, Cries, Groans, Frights 
and Fears that he met with, and had 
in his Journey, befides, I muft tell 
you, all our Countrey rings of him, 
there are but few Houfes that have 
heard of him and his doings, but have 
fought after and got the Records of his 
Pilgrimage - 9 yea, I think I may fay, 
That that his hazzardous Journey, has Chriftians 
got a many wel-wifhers to his ways : are <well 
For though when he was here, he was fpoken of 
Fool in every mans mouth, yet now \\& when gone, 
is gon, he is highly commended of all. &<? called 
For, 'tis faid he lives bravely where \^ Fools while 
is : Yea, many of them that are refol- tke J are 
ved never to run his hazzards, yet have bere " 
their mouths water at his gains. 

Theymay,c\uothl,well thinks if they think 
any thing that is true, that he liveth well 
where he is, for he now lives at, and in the 
Fountain of Life, and has what he has 
without Labour and Sorrow, for there is no 
grief mixed th erewith . 

Sag. Talk! The People talk ftrange- Rev. 3. 4. 
ly about him : Some fay, that he now 1 Chap. 6. 
walks in White, that he has a Chain of 11 * 
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Gold about his Neck, that he has a 
Crown of Gold, befet with Pearls upon 
his Head : Others fay, that the fhining 
ones that fometimes fhewed themfelves 
to him in his Journey , are become 
his Companions, and that he is as fa- 
miliar with them in the place where 
he is, as here one Neighbour is with 
another. Befides, 'tis confidently affir- 

Zcc. 3. 7. med concerning him, that the King of 
the place where he is, has beftowed up- 
on him already, a very rich and plea- 

Lukei4. 15. ^ ant Dwelling at Court, and that he 
* every day eateth and drinketh, and 
walketh, and talketh with him, and re- 
ceiveth of the fmiles and favours of him 
that is Judge of all there. Moreover, it 
is expected of fome that his Prince, the 
Lord of that Countrey , will fhortly 
come into thefe parts, and will know 

jude 14. t ^ le rea f° n > *f tne y can g^ ve an y> wn y 

his Neighbours fet fo little by him, and 
had him fo much in derifion when 
they perceived that he would be a Pil- 
grim. For they fay, that now he is 
fo in the Affections of his Prince, and 
that his Soveraign is fo much concerned 
with the Indignities that were caft upon 
Chriftian when he became a Pilgrim, 
that he will look upon all as if done 
unto himfelfj and no marvel, for 'twas 

Luke 10. f° r tne l° ve tn ^t he had to his Prince, 

,5 # that he ventured as he did. 

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I dare fay, quoth I, / am glad on't, I Rev. 14. 
am glad for the poor marts fake, for that 13. 
now he has reft from his Labour, and for 
that he now reapeth the benefit of his Tears 
with Joy ; and for that hehas got beyond the 
Gun-Jhot of his Enemies, and is out of the Pfal. 126. 
reach of them that hate him. 1 alfe am 5, 6. 
glad for that a Rumour of thefe things is 
noifed abroad in this Countrey; Who can tell 
but that it ?nay work feme good effeel on 
feme that are left behind ? But, pray Sir y 
while it is frejh in my mind, do you hear 
any thing of his Wife and Children? Poor 
hearts, I wonder in my mind what they do. 

Sag. Who! Chrisliana, and her Sons! 
They are like to do as well as did Chri- 
flian himfelf, for though they all plaid 
the Fool at the firft, and would by no 
means be perfwaded by, either the Tears 
or Intreaties of Chrifiian, yet fecond 
thoughts have wrought wonderfully with 
them, fo they packt up and are al- 
fo gone after him. 

Better, and better, quoth I, But What! 
Wife and Children and all? 

Sag. 'Tis true, I can give you an ac- 
count of the matter, for I was upon the 
fpot at the inftant, and was thoroughly 
acquainted with the whole affair. 

Then, kid I, a man it fee ems may report 
it for a truth ? 

Sag. You need not fear to affirm it, 
I mean that they are all gon on Pilgri- 
mage, both the good Woman and her 
four Boys. And being we are, as I per- 
ceive, going fome confiderable way 
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together, I will give you an account of 
the whole of the matter. 

This Chriftiana (for that was her 
name from the day that fhe with her 
Children betook themfelves to a Pil- 
grims Life,) after her Husband was 
gone over the River^ and fhe could hear 
of him no more, her thoughts began to 
i part Page work in her mind ; Firft, for that fhe 
255, had loft her Husband, and for that the 

loving bond of that Relation was utter- 
ly broken betwixt them. For you 
know, faid he to me, nature can do no 
lefs but entertain the living with many 
a heavy Cogitation in the remembrance 
of the lofs of loving Relations. This 
therefore of her Husband did coft her 
many a Tear. But this was not all, 
for Chriftiana did alfo begin to confider 
Mark t is, w j t k j^ f e j^ w h etner ner unbecoming 

you _f . behaviour towards her Husband, was 
are tburles ^ r . t n r , . 

. not one caule that ihe law him no more, 

, D , ;. and that in fuch fort he was taken 
a way from her. And upon this, came 
into her mind by fwarms^ all her un- 
kind, unnatural, and ungodly Carriages 
to her dear Friend : which alfo clog- 
ged her Confcience, and did load her 
with guilt. She was moreover much 
broken with calling to remembrance 
the reftlefs Groans, brinifh Tears and 
felf-bemoanings of her Husband, and 
how fhe did harden her heart againft all 
his entreaties, and loving perfwafions 
(of her and her Sons) to go with him, 
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ftian either faid to her, or did before 

her, all the while that his burden did 

hang on his back, but it returned upon 

her like a flam of lightning,and rent the 

Caul of her Heart in funder. Specially J P art > P a S e 

that bitter out-cry of his, What Jhall I 2 - 5- 

do to be faved^ did ring in her ears moft 


Then faid (he to her Children, Sons, 
we are all undone. I have finned away 
your Father , and he is gone ; he 
would have had us with him ; but I 
would not go my felf , I alfo have 
hindred you of Life. With that the 
Boys fell all into Tears, and cryed out 
to go after their 'Father. Oh ! Said 
Chriftiana, that it had been but our lot 
to go with him , then had it fared 
well with us beyond what 'tis like to 
do now. For tho* I formerly foolifhly 
imagin'd concerning the Troubles of 
your Father, that they proceeded of a 
foolifh Fancy that he had, or for that 
he was over run with Melancholy Hu- 
mours ; yet now 'twill not out of my 
mind, but that they fprang from ano- 
ther caufe, to wit, for that the Light j amgJ T 
of Light was given him, by the help ' 

of which, as I perceive, he has efcaped 
the Snares of Death. Then they all 
wept again, and cryed out : Oh, Wo, 
worth the day. 

The next night, Chrijiiana had a 
Dream , and behold (he faw as if a ChrifKa- 
broad Parchment was opened before her, na's Dream. 
in which were recorded the mm of her 
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Luke 1 8. ways, and the times, as fhe thought, 

I3# look'd very black upon her. Then fhe 

cried out aloud in her fleep, Lord have 

mercy upon me a Sinner, and the little 

Children heard her. 

After this fhe thought fhe faw two 
very ill favoured ones ftanding by her 
Bed-fide, and faying, IVhat Jhall we do 
with this Woman? For Jhe cryes out for 
Mercy waking and Jleeping : If jhe he 
fuffered to go on as Jhe begins, we Jhall 
lofe her as we have loft her Husband. 
Wherefore we muft by one way or 
other, feek to take her off from the 
thoughts of what fhall be hereafter: elfe 
all the World cannot help it, but fhe 
will become a Pilgrim. 

Now fhe awoke in a great Sweat, 
alfo a trembling was upon her, but after 
a while fhe fell to fleeping again. And 
then fhe thought fhe faw Chrislian her 
Husband in a place of Blifs among ma- 
ny Immortals, with an Harp in his Hand, 
ftanding and playing upon it before one 
that fate on a Throne with a Rainbow 
about his Head. She faw -alfo as if he 
bowed his Head with his Face to the 
Pav'd-work that was under the Princes 
Feet, faying, / heartily thank my Lord 
and King, for bringing of me into this Place. 
Then fhouted a company of them that 
flood round about,and harped with their 
Harps : but no man living could tell 
what they faid, but Chriftian and his 


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Next Morning when me was up, had 
prayed to God, and talked with her 
Children a while, one knocked hard 
at the door -, to whom me fpake out 
faying, If thou comeji in Gods name, come 
in. So he faid Amen, and opened the 
Door, and faluted her with Peace be to 
this Houfe. The which when he had 
done, he faid, Cbrifliana, knoweft thou 
wherefore I am come ? Then fhe 
blufh'd and trembled, alfo her Heart 
began to wax warm with defires to 
know whence he came, and what was 
his Errand to her. So he faid unto 
her ; my name is Secret, I dwell with 
thofe that are high. It is talked of 
where I dwell, as if thou had'ft a de- 
fire to go thither; alfo there is a re- 
port that thou art aware of the evil 
thou haft formerly done to thy Husband 
in hardening of thy Heart againft his 
way, and in keeping of thefe thy Babes 
in their Ignorance. Chrifiana, the 
merciful one has fent me to tell thee 
that he is a God ready to forgive, and 
that he taketh delight to multiply to 
pardon offences. He alfo would have 
thee know that he inviteth thee to 
come into his prefence, to his Table, 
and that he will feed thee with the 
Fat of his Houfe, and with the Heritage 
of Jacob thy Father, 

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There is Chrijtian thy Husband, that 
was, with Legions more his Compani- 
ons, ever beholding that face that doth 
minifter Life to beholders : and they 
will all be glad when they mall hear 
the found of thy feet ftep over thy Fa- 
thers Threfhold. 

Chrijiiana at this was greatly abafhed 
in her felf, and bowing her head to 
the ground, this Vifitor proceeded and 
faid, Chrijiiana ! Here is alfo a Letter 
for thee which I have brought from thy 
Husband's King. So me took it and 
opened it, but it fmelt after the man- 
Song i. 3. ner of the beft Perfume, alfo it was 
Written in Letters of Gold. The Con- 
tents of the Letter was, That the King 
would have her do as did Chriftian her 
Husband: for that was the way to come 
to his City, and to dwell in his Prefence 
with Joy , forever. At this the good Wo- 
man was quite overcome. So fhe cried out 
to her Vifitor. Sir, will you carry me and 
my children with you, that we alfo may go 
and worjhip this King ? 

Then faid the Vifitor, Chrijiiana ! 
The bitter is before the fweet: Thou muft 
through troubles, as did he that went 
before thee, enter this Celeftial City. 
Wherefore I advife thee, to do as did 
Chri/iian thy Husband: go to the Wick- 
et Gate yonder, over the Plain, for 
that ftands in the head of the way up 
which thou muft go, and I wifh thee 
all good fpeed. Alfo I advife that thou 
put this Letter in thy Bofome. That 


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thou read therein to thy felf and to thy 
Children , until you have got it by 
root-of- Heart. For it is one of the 
Songs that thou muft Sing while thou 
art in this Houfe of thy Pilgrimage. 
Alfo this thou muft deliver in at the Pfal. 119. 
further Gate. 54- 

Now I faw in my Dream that this 
Old Gentleman, as he told me this 
Story, did himfelf feem to be greatly 
affected therewith. He moreover pro- 
ceeded and faid, So Chrijliana called 
her Sons together , and began thus to 
Addrefs her felf unto them. My Sons, 
I have as you may perceive, been of 
late under much exercife in my Soul 
about the Death of your Father ; not 
for that I doubt at all of his Happinefs : 
For I am fatisfied now that he is well. 
I have alfo been much affected with the 
thoughts of mine own State and yours, 
which I verily believe is by nature mi- 
ferable : My Carriages alfo to your Fa- 
ther in his diftrefs, is a great load to 
my Confcience. For I hardened both 
my own heart and yours againft him, 
and refufed to go with him on Pilgri- 

The thoughts of thefe things would 
now kill me out-right ; but that for a 
Dream which I had laft night, and but 
that for the incouragement that this 
Stranger has given me this Morning. 
Come my Children, let us pack up, 
and be gon to the Gate that leads to the 
Celeftial Countrey , that we may fee 


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your Father, and be with him, and his 
Companions in Peace, according to the 
Laws of that Land. 

Then did her Children burft out into 
Tears for Joy that the Heart of their 
Mother was fo inclined : So their Vifitor 
bid them farewel : and they began 
to prepare to fet out for their Jour- 

But while they were thus about to 
be gon, two of the Women that were 
Chriftiand > s Neighbours, came up to her 
Houfe and knocked at her Dore. To 
whom fhe faid as before, If you come 
in Gods name^ come in. At this the 
Women were ftun'd, for this kind of 
Language, they ufed not to hear, or to 
perceive to drop from the lips of Chri- 
Jiiana. Yet they came in ; but behold 
they found the good Woman a prepa- 
ring to be gon from her Houfe. 

So they began and faid, Neighbour^ 
pray what is your meaning by this. 

Chrijiiana anfwered and faid to the 

eldeft of them whofe name was Mrs. 

Timorous , I am preparing for a Jour- 

- _ ney (This Timorous was daughter to 

66*6 mm tnat met Chrijiian upon the Hill 

7 * Difficulty : and would a had him gone 

back for fear of the Lyons.) 

Timorous. For what Journey I pray 

Chris. Even to go after my good Hus- 
band ; and with that fhe fell a weeping. 


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Timo. I hope not fo, good Neighbour, 
pray for your poor Child rens fakes, do Timorous 
not fo unwomanly caft away your- comes t0 
felf. ^ ^ ^ i/j^Chri- 

Cbris. Nay, my Children, Jhall go with ftiana, w*V/r 
ff2£ ; not one of them is willing to slay be- Mercie, one 
hind. of her 

Timo. I wonder in my very heart, Neighbours. 
what, or who has brought you into this 

Chris. Oh, Neighbour, knew you but 
as much as I do, I doubt not but that 
you would go with me. 

Timo. Prithee what new knowledg 
haft thou got that fo worketh off thy mind 
from thy Friends, and that tempteth thee to 
go no body knows where ? 

Chris. Then Chriftiana reply'd, I 
have been forely affli&ed fince my 
Husbands departure from me ; but fpe- p ^ 
cially fince he went over the River. But 
that which troubleth me moft, is my 
churlifh carriages to him when he was 
under his diftrefs. Befides, I am now 
as he was then ; nothing will ferve me 
but going on Pilgrimage. I was a 
dreaming laft night that I faw him. 
O that my Soul was with him. He 
dwelleth in the prefence of the King of 
the Countrey, he fits and eats with him 
at his Table, he is become a Compa- 
nion of Immortals, and has a Houfe now x Cor. 5. 
given him to dwell in, tc which, the I} 2j 3) 4. 
beft Palaces on Earth, if compared, 
feem to me to be but as a Dunghil. The 
Prince of the Place has alfo fent for me 


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with promife of entertainment if I fhall 

come to him ; his meffenger was here 

even now, and has brought me a Letter, 

which Invites me to come. And with 

that fhe pluck'd out her Letter, and read 

it, and laid to them, what now will 

you fay to this? 

- Timo. Oh the madnefs that has pof 

fejfed thee and thy Husband, to run your 

felves upon fuch difficulties ! You have 

heard, I am fur e, what your Husband did 

meet with, even in a manner at the fir ft 

Jlep, that he took on his way, as our 

Neighbour Obftinate can yet teftifie\for he 

Part pap went along with him, yea and Plyable too, 

7.8. o. 10. unt H they, like wife men, were afraid to 

go any further. IVe alfo heard over and 

above, how he met with the Lyons, Apol- 

lion, the Jhadow of death, and many 

other ihings: Nor is the danger that he met 

with at Vanity fair to be forgotten by thee. 

For if he, tho y a man, was fo hard put to 

it, what canft thou being but a poor Wo- 

man, do ? Confider alfo that thefe four 

fweet Babes are thy Children, thy Flejb 

and thy Bones. Wherefore, though thou 

fhouldeft be fo rajh as to cajl away thy 

felf: Yet for the fake of the Fruit of thy 

Body, keep thou at home. 

But Chrifliana faid unto her, tempt 
me not, my Neighbour : I have now 
a price put into mine hand to get gain, 
and I mould be a Fool of the greater! 
fize, if I fhould have no heart to ftrike 
in with the opportunity. And for that 
you tell me of all thefe Troubles that 

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I am like to meet with in the way, 
they are fo far off from being to me 
a difcouragement, that they {hew I am 
in the right. The bitter muji come before 
the fweet, and that alfo will make the 
fweet the fweeter. Wherefore fince 
you came not to my Houfe, in Gods 
name, as I faid, I pray you to be gon, 
and not to difquiet me further. 

Then Timorous alfo revil'd her, and 
faid to her Fellow , come Neighbour 
Mercie, lets leave her in her own hands, 
fince (he fcorns our Counfel and Compa- 
ny. But Mercie was at a ftand,and could Merc j es 
not fo readily comply with her Neigh- Soqjue i s 
bour : and that for a two-fold reafon. rn Q(vgr 
Firft, her Bowels yearned over Chrijiiana : chriftiana. 
fo fhe faid with in her felf, If my 
Neighbour will needs be gon , I will 
go a little way with her , and help her. 
Secondly, her Bowels yearned over her 
own Soul, ( for what Chrijiiana had 
faid , had taken fome hold upon her 
mind. ) Wherefore {he faid within 
her felf again, I will yet have more 
talk with this Chrijiiana , and if I find 
Truth and Life in what £he {hall fay, 
my felf with my heart {hall alfo go 
with her. Wherefore Mercy began thus 
to reply to her neighbour Timo- 

r ° U M • m-ll tj'j- j j Timorous 

Mercie. Neighbour, 1 did indeed come f or r a ^ es 

with you, to fee Chriftiana this Morning, ^ £r . y ut 

and fince Jhe is, as you fee, a taking of Mercy 

her lafi farewel of her Country, I think cleaves to 

to walk this Sun-Jhine Mornings a little b er% 


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way with her to help her on the way. 
But fhe told her not of her fecond Rea- 
fon, but kept that to her felf. 

Timo. Well, I fee you have a mind 

to go a fooling too : but take heed in 

time, and be wife : while we are out 

of danger we are out ; but when we 

are in, we are in. So Mrs. Timorous 

returned to her Houfe, and Chrisliana 

betook her felf to her Journey. But 

when Timorous was got home to her 

Timorous Houfe, fhe fends for fome of her Neigh- 

acquaints bours, to wit, Mrs. Bats-eyes, Mrs. /#- 

her Friends confederate, Mrs. Light-mind, and Mrs. 

what the Know-nothing, So when they were come 

good Chri- to her Houfe, fhe falls to telling of the 

ftiana in- ftory of Chrijliana, and of her intend- 

tends to do. ed Journey. And thus fhe began her 


Timo. Neighbours, having had little 
to do this morning, I went to give Chri- 
Jiiana a vifit, and when I came at the 
door, I knocked, as you know 'tis our 
Cuftom : And fhe anfwered, If you come 
in Gods Name, come in. So In I went, 
thinking all was well : But when I came 
in, I found her preparing her felf to de- 
part the Town, fhe and alfo her Chil- 
dren. So I asked her what was her 
meaning by that ? and fhe told me in 
fhort, That fhe was now of a mind to go 
on Pilgrimage, as did her Husband. She 
told me alfo a Dream that fhe had, 
and how the King of the Country where 
her Husband was, had fent her an invi- 
ting Letter to come thither. 


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Then /aid Mrs. Know-nothing, And Mrs. 
what ! do you think Jhe will go ? Knowno 

Timo. Aye , go fhe will , whatever t^ing, 
come on't ; and me thinks I know it by 
this ; for that which was my great Ar- 
gument to perfwade her to ftay at home, 
(to wit, the Troubles fhe was like to 
meet with in the way) is one great 
Argument with her to put her forward 
on her Journey. For fhe told me in fo 
many words, The bitter goes before the 
fweet. Yea, and for as much as it fo 
doth, it makes the fweet the fweeter. 

Mrs. Bats-eyes. Oh this blind and fool- Mrs. Bats- 
ifh woman, faid fhe, Will fhe not take eyes, 
warning by her Husbands Afflictions ? 
For my part, I fee if he was here again 
he would reft him content in a whole 
Skin, and never run fo many hazards for 

Mrs. Inconjiderate^ alfo replyed, fay- Mrs. In- 
ing, away with fuch Fantaftical Fools confide- 
from the Town ; a good Riddance, for rate, 
my part, I fay , of her , Should fhe 
ftay where fhe dwels, and retain this 
her mind, who could live quietly by 
her ? for fhe will either be dumpifh or 
unneighbourly, or talk of fuch matters 
as no wife Body can abide : Wherefore, 
for my part I fhall never be forry for 
her Departure ; let her go, and let bet- 
ter come in her room : 'twas never a 
good World fince thefe whimfical Fools 
dwelt in it. 


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fie that 
had like 
to a bin too 
bard for 
Faithful in 
time paft, 
i part. pag, 

and good 

Mercie in- 
clines to go. 

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Then Mrs. Light-mind added as fol- 
loweth. Come, put this kind of Talk 
away. I was yefterday at Madam 
Wantons, where we were as merry as the 
Maids. For who do you think mould 
be there , but I, and Mrs. Love-the- 
fiefh, and three or four more, with Mr. 
Lechery, Mrs. Filth , and fome others. 
So there we had Mufick and Dancing, 
and what elfe was meet to fill up the 
pleafure. And I dare fay my Lady her 
felf is an admirably well bred Gentle- 
woman, and Mr. Lechery is as pretty a 

By this time Chriftiana was got on 
her way, and Mercie went along with 
her. So as they went , her Children 
being there alfo , Chriftiana began to 
difcourfe. And Mercie, faid Chriftiana, 
I take this as an unexpected favour, 
that thou fhouldeft fet foot out of Doors 
with me to accompany me a little in 
my way. 

Mercie, Then faid young Mercie [for 
Jhe was but young,) If I thought it would 
be to purpofe to go with you, I would never 
go near the Town any more. 

Chris. Well, Mercie, faid Chriftiana, 
caft in thy Lot with me. I well know 
what will be the end of our Pilgri- 
mage, my Husband is where he would 
not but be, for all the Gold in the Spa- 
nifh Mines. Nor (halt thou be rejected 
tho thou goeft but upon my Invitation. 
The King who hath fent for me and my 
Children, is one that delighteth in 


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Mercie. Befides, if thou wilt, I will 
hire thee, and thou (halt go along with 
me as my fervant. Yet we will have all 
things in Common betwixt thee and 
me, only go along with me. 

Mercie. But how Jhall I be ascertained Mercy 
that I alfo Jhall be entertained r Had I doubts of 
this hope, but from one that can tell, I would acceptance, 
make no slick at all, but would go being 
helped by him that can help, tho* the way 
was never fo tedious, 

Chrisliana. Well, loving Mercie, I Chriftiana 
will tell thee what thou {halt do, g alluresher 
with me to the Wicket Gate, and there t0 the Gate 
I will further enquire for thee, and if ^f*" 
there thou fhalt not meet with incou- chnft » a * d 
ragement, I will be content that thou P romi J et 
fhalt return to thy place. I alfo will e ° en ' 
pay thee for thy Kindnefs which thou J 
fheweft to me and my Children, in thy 
accompanying of us in our way as thou 

Mercie. Then will I go thither, and 
will take what Jhall follow, and the Lord 
grant that my Lot may there fall even as 
the King of Heaven Jhall have his heart 
upon me. 

Chrifliana, then was glad at her heart, 
not only that fhe had a Companion, 
but alfo for that fhe had prevailed with 
this poor Maid to fall in love with 
her own Salvation. So they went on to- 
gether, and Mercie began to weep. Then 
laid Chrijliana, wherefore weepeth my 
Sifter fo? 


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Mer. Alas ! faid Jhe, who can but la- 
ment that jh all but rightly confider what a 
State and Condition my poor Relations are 
in, that yet remain inourfmful Town : and 
that which makes my grief the more heavy, 
is, becaufe they have no Injlruclor, nor any 
to tell them what is to come. 

Chris. Bowels becomethPilgrims. And 
thou doft for thy Friends as my good 
Chrijlian did for me when he left me ; 
he mourned for that I would not heed 
nor regard him, but his Lord and ours 
did gather up his Tears and put them 
into his Bottle, and now both I, and 
thou , and thefe my fweet Babes , are 
reaping the Fruit and benefit of them. 
I hope, Mercie, thefe Tears of thine will 
not be loft, for the Truth hath faid, 
That they that fow in Tears Jh a 11 reap in 
jfoy, infinging. And he that goeth forth 
and weepeth bearing precious feed, Jhall 
Pfal 126 doubt lefs come again with rejoicing, bring 
c. 6. * n & his Sheaves with him 

Then faid Mercie, 

Let the mojl bleffed be my guide, 
Ift be his bleffed Will, 
Unto his Gate, into his fould, 
Up to his Holy Hill. 

And let him never fuffer me 
To fwarve, or turn afide 
From his free grace, and Holy ways, 
Whate're Jhall me betide. 

And let him gather them of mine, 
That I have left behind. 
Lord make them pray they may be thine, 
With all their heart and mind. 


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Now my old Friend proceeded, and i Part page 
faid, But when Chrijilana came up to *3- *4. 15. 
the Slow of Defpond, fhe began to be at l6 - 
a ftand : for, faid file, This is the place 
in which my dear Husband had like to Their own 
have a been fmuthered with Mud. She per- Carnal con- 
ceived alfo, that notwithftanding the clu/wns, m- 
Command of the King tD make t\\\s fi ead °f tbe 
place for Pilgrims, g. od ; yet it ^wordo/life. 
rather worfe than formerly. So I asked 
if that was true ? Yes, faid the Old Gen- 
tleman, too true. For that many there 
be that pretend to be the King's La- 
bourers y and that fay they are for mend- 
ing the Kings High-ways, that bring 
Dirt, and Dung inftead of Stones, and fo 
marr inftead of mending. Here Chri- 
Jiiana therefore , with her Boys did 
make a ftand : but faid Mercle, come 
let us venture, only let us be wary. 
Then they looked well to the Steps, and 
made a ihift to get ftaggeringly over. 

Yet Chrijilana had like to a been in, 
and that not once nor twice. Now they 
had no fooner got over, but they thought 
they heard words that faid unto them, 
Bleffed Is Jhe that belleveth, for there Jhall Luke 1. 4.5. 
be a performance of the things that have 
been told her from the Lord. 

Then they went on again \ and faid 
Mercle to Chrijilana , Had I as good 
ground to hope for a loving reception 
at the Wicket -Gate, as you, I think no 
Slow of Defpond would difcourage 


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Jhould be 
made ivith 
iion, and 
Fear ; As 
well as in 
Faith and 

The Dog, 

the Devil 

an Enemy 


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Well, faid the other, you know your 
fore , and I know mine : and , good 
friend, we fhall all have enough evil 
before we come at our Journeys 

For can it be imagined, that the peo- 
ple that defign to attain fuch excellent 
Glories as we do, and that are fo envi- 
ed that Happinefs as we are ; but that 
we fhall meet with what Fears and 
Scares, with what Troubles and Affli- 
ctions they can poflibly aflault us with, 
that hate us ? 

And now Mr. Sagaciety left me to Dream 
out my Dream by my felf. Wherefore 
me-thought I faw Chrijliana^ and Mer- 
cie and the Boys go all of them up to 
the Gate. To which when they were 
come , they betook themfelves to a 
fhort debate about how they muft ma- 
nage their calling at the Gate, and what 
mould be faid to him that did open to 
them. So it was concluded, fince Chri- 
Jiiana was the eldeft, that fhe fjiould 
knock for entrance, and that me mould 
fpeak to him that did open , for the 
reft. So Chriftlana began to knock, 
and as her poor Husband did fhe knock- 
ed, and knocked again. But inftead of 
any that anfwered , they all thought 
that they heard , as if a Dog came 
barking upon them. A Dog and a 
great one too, and this made the Wo- 
man and Children afraid.' Nor durft 
they for a while to knock any 
more for fear the Maftijf mould fly 


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upon them. Now therefore they were 
greatly tumbled up and down in their 
minds, and knewnot what to do. Knock 
they durft not, for fear of the Dog: 
go back they durft not, for fear that 
the Keeper of that Gate fhould efpy 
them, as they fo went, and fhould be 
offended with them. At laft they 
thought of knocking again, and knock- 
ed more vehemently then they did at 
the firft. Then faid the Keeper of the 
Gate, who is there ? So the Dog left 
off to bark, and he opened unto 

Then Chrijliana made lowobeyfance, 
and faid, Let not our Lord be offended 
with his Handmaidens, for that we have 
knocked at his Princely Gate. Then 
faid the Keeper, Whence come ye, and 
what is that you would have ? 

Chrijliana anfwered , We are come 
from whence Chrijlian did come, and 
upon the fame Errand as he ; to wit, 
to be, if it fhall pleafe you, gracioufly 
admitted by this Gate , into the way 
that leads to the Celeftial City. 
And I anfwer , my Lord, in the next 
place, that I am Chrijliana , once the 
Wife of Chriftian, that now is gotten 

With that the Keeper of the Gate 
did marvel, faying, What is Jhe become 
now a Pilgrim, that but a while ago ab- 
horred that Life ? Then (he bowed her 
Head, and faid, yes; and fo are thefe 
my fweet Babes alfo. 


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Then he took her by the hand, and 
let her in and faid alfo, Suffer the lit- 
tle Children to come unto me, and with 
Luke 15. 7. that he {hut up the Gate. This done, 
he called to a trumpeter that was above 
over the Gate, to entertain Christiana 
with fhouting and found of trumpet 
for joy. So he obeyed and founded, 
and filled the Air with his Melodious 

Now all this while, poor Mercie did 
ftand without, trembling and crying for 
fear that me was rejected. But when 
Chrisliana had gotten admittance for her 
felf and her Boys: Then fhe began to 
make Intercefiion for Mercy. 

Chris. And Jhe faid, my Lord, I have a 
Companion of mine that sJands yet without, 
that is come hither upon the fame account as 
my felf One that is much dejecled in 
her mind, for that Jhe comes, as fhe thinks, 
without fending for, whereas I was fent to^ 
by my Husband's King to come. 

Now Mercie began to be very impa- 
tient, for each Minute was as long to her 
The Delays as an hour, wherefore fhe prevented 
make the Chrijliana from a fuller interceding for 
kungring her, by knocking at the Gate her felf. 
Soul the fer- And fhe knocked then fo loud, that fhe 
venter. made Chrisliana to ftart. Then faid the 
Keeper of the Gate who is there ? And 
faid Chrisliana, it is my Friend. 


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So he opened the Gate, and looked 
out ; but Mercie was fallen down with- 
out in a Swoon, for fhe fainted, and was 
afraid, that no Gate fhould be opened 
to her. 

Then he took her by the hand, and 
faid, Damfely I bid thee arife. 

O fir, fhe faid, I am faint, there is 
fcarce Life left in me. But he anfwer- 
ed, that one once faid, When my Soul J ona h *• 7- 
fainted within me, I remembered the Lord 
and my prayer came in unto thee, into thy 
Holy Temple. Fear not, but ftand upon 
thy Feet, and tell me wherefore thou 
art come, 

Mer. I am come, for that, unto which 
I was never invited as my Friend Chri- 
stiana was. Hers was from the King, 
and mine was but from her: Wherefore 
I fear I prefume. 

Did Jhe dejire thee to come with her to 
this Place ? 

Mer. Yes, And as my Lord fees, I 
am come. And if there is any Grace 
or forgivenefs of Sins to fpare, I be- 
feech that I thy poor Handmaid may 
be partaker thereof. 

Then he took her again by the Hand, 
and led her gently in, and faid I pray 
for all them that believe on me, by what 
means foever they come unto me. Then 
faid he to thofe that flood by : Fetch 
fomething, and give it Mercie to fmell 
on, thereby to flay her fainting. So they 
fetcht her a Bundle of Myrrh, and a 
while after fhe was revived. 

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And now was Chriftiana and her 
Boys and Mercie received of the Lord at 
the head of the way, and fpoke kindly 
unto by him. 

Then faid they yet further unto him, 
We are forry for our Sins, and beg of 
our Lord his Pardon, and further infor- 
mation, what we muft do. 

I grant Pardon, faid he, by word, 

and deed ; by word in the promife of 

forgivenefs : by deed in the way I ob- 

Song i. 2. tained it. Take the firft from my Lips 

John 20. w jth a kifs, and the other, as it fhall be 

20 - revealed. 

Now I faw in my Dream that he 

fpake many good words unto them, 

whereby they were greatly gladed. 

He alfo had them up to the top of the 

Gate and fhewed them by what deed 

they were faved, and told them withall 

Cbrift Cru- that that fight they would have again 

cifiedfeen as they went along in the way, to their 

"far °ff- comfort. 

So he left them a while in a Summer- 
Parler below, where they entred into 
talk by themfelves. And thus Chriftiana 
began, O Lord! How glad am /, that 
we are got in hither! 

Mer. So you well may \ but Jeofail, have 
caufe to leap for joy. 

Chris, I thought, one time, as I Jlood 
at the Gate (because I had knocked and 
none did anfwer) that all our Labour had 
been lojl : Specially when that ugly Curr 
made ju,ch a heavy barking again/1 us, 


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Mer. But my worft Fears was after I 
faw that you was taken in to his favour, 
and that I was left behind : Now thought 
I, 'tis fulfiled which is Written. Two Mat * 2 *' 
Women Jha II be Grinding together y the one 4 * 
Jhall be taken, and the other left. I had 
much ado to forbear crying out Undone, 

And afraid I was to knock any more ; 
but when I looked up, to what was 
Written over the Gate, I took Cou- , fart, fag. 
age. I alfo thought that Imuft either 30 ; 
knock again or dye. So I knocked; 
but I cannot tell how, for my fpirit now 
Jlruggled betwixt life and death. 

Chris. Can you not tell how you knocked* Chriftiana. 
/ am Cure your knocks were fo earnesl, thinks her 
that the very found of them made me ft art, Companion 
1 thought I never heard fuch knocking inqllP ra y s better 
my Life. I thought you would a come in ™enfle. 
by violent hands , or a took the Kingdom by Matr - tJ - 

Mer. Alas, to be in my Cafe, who 
that fo was, could but a done fo ? You 
faw that the Door was fhut upon me 
and that there was a moft cruel Dog there 
about. Who, I fay, that was fo faint 
hearted as 1, that would not a knocked 
with all their might ? But pray, what 
faid my Lord to my rudenefs, was he 
not angry with me ? 

Chris. When he heard your lumbring 
noife, he gave a wonderful Innocent fmile. 
J believe what you did pleafd him well 
enough. For he Jhewed no fign to the con- 
trary^ But I marvel in my heart why he 
C 2 keeps 

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If the Soul keeps fuch a dog ; had I known that afore, 

atfirfl did I fear 1 ftjouldnot have had heart enough to 

know all it a ventured my J elf in this manner. But 

Jhould meet now we are ' in ^ we are in, and I am glad 

-with in its with aR my hearU 

Journey to MeTt j W ; U ask ; f yQU p]eafe next dme 

eawen it j^ comes (j own ^ w hy ne keeps fuch a 
-wouldharaly Rhh Cur jn hjs , j h he w[l{ 

*° er f et out ' not take it amifs. 

Ay do, faid the Children, and per/wade 
him to hang him, for we are afraid he 
will bite us when we go hence. 

So at laft he came down to them a- 
gain, and Mercie fell to the Ground on 
her Face before him and worfhipped, 
and faid, Let my Lord accept of the Sa- 
crifice of praife which I now offer 
unto him, with the calves of my 

So he Jaid unto her. Peace be to thee, 
Jiand up. 

But fhe continued upon her Face and 
faid, Righteous art thou O Lord when I 
pleaded with thee,yet let me talk with thee 
of thy Judgments: IVhereforedofl thou keep 
fo cruel a Dog in thy Yard, at the fight of 
which fuch IVomen and Children as we, are 
ready to fly from thy Gate for fear? 

He anfwered, and faid ; That Dog 
has another Owner, he alfo is kept 
clofe in another man's ground ; only my 
i Part, pag Pilgrims hear his barking. He belongs 
32. to the Caftle which you fee there at a 

diflance : but can come up to the Walls 
of this Place. He has frighted many 
an honeft Pilgrim from worle to better, 


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€&e pilgrims Ipjogtefs. 29 

by the great voice of his roaring. In- 
deed he that owneth him, doth not 
keep him of any good will to me or 
mine ; but with intent to keep the Pil- 
grims from coming fo me, and that 
they may be afraid to knock at this 
Gate for entrance. Sometimes alfo he 
has broken out, and has worried fome 
that I love ; but I take all at prefent 
patiently, I alfo give my Pilgrims time- 
ly help : So they are not delivered up 
to his power to do to them what his 
Dogifh nature would prompt him to. 
But what ! My purchafed one, I tro, 
hadft thou known never fo much be- 
fore hand, thou wouldft not a bin afraid 
of a Dog. 

The Beggers that go from Door to Door, 
will, rather then they will lofe a fuppofed 
Alms, run the hazzard of the hauling, 
barking, and biting too of a Dog : And 
fhall a Dog, a Dog in another Mans 
Yard : a Dog whofe barking [ turn to 
the Profit of Pilgrims, keep any from 
coming to me ? 1 deliver them from the 
Lions, their Darling from the power of 
the Dog. 

Mer. Then fa id Mercie, I confefs my 
Ignorance: J fpake what I understood 
not: 1 acknowledge thou doe si all things 

Chris, Then Chriftiana began to talk 
of their Journey, and to enquire after 
the way. So he fed them, and 
wafhed their feet, and fet them in 
the way of his Steps, according as 


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30 C&e ^econti part of 

i Part, pag he had dealt with her Husband be- 
37. fore. 

So 1 faw in my Dream, that they 
wallet on their way, and had the wea- 
ther very comfortable to them. 

Then Chriftiana began to fing, 

Blefft be the Day that I began, 
A Pilgrim for to be > 
Stnd bleffed alfo be that man, 
That thereto moved me. 

'Tis true, 'twas long ere I began 
Tofeek to live for ever: 
But now I run f aft as I can, 
9 Tis better late then never. 

Our Tears to joy, our fears to Faith 
Are turned, as we fee : 
Thus our beginning [as one faith,) 
Shews what our end will be. 

Now there was, on the other fide 
of the Wall that fenced in the way up 
which Chriftiana and her Companions 
was to go, a Garden ; and that Garden 
belonged to him whofe was that Bark- 
ing Dog of whom mention was made 
before. And fome of the Fruit-Trees 
that grew in that Garden fhot their 
Branches over the Wall, and being 
mellow, they that found them did ga- 
ther them up and oft eat of them to 
The Chil- their hurt. So Chriftiana' s Boys, as 
dren eat of Boys are apt to do, being pleaf d with 
the Efiemies the Trees, and with the Fruit that did 
Fruit. hang thereon, did Plajh them, and be- 


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gan to eat. Their Mother did alfo 
chide them for fo doing; but ftill the 
Boys went on. 

Well ) faid fhe, my Sons, you Tranf- 
grefs, for that Fruit is none of ours: 
but fhe did not know that they did be- 
long to the Enemy ; He warrant you if 
fhe had, fhe would a been ready to die 
for fear. But that pafled, and they 
went on their way. Now by that they 
were gon about two Bows-fhot from the 
place that let them into the way : they <I '' W0 ll1 ' 
efpyed two very ill-favoured ones coming-^*" 
down apace to meet them. With that cvmred ones ' 
Chrijliana ^ and Mercie her Friend, cove- 
red themfelves with their Vails, and fo 
kept on their Journey : The Children 
alfo went on before, fo that atlafl they met 
together. Then they that came down 
to meet them, came juft up to the Wo- 
men, as if they would imbrace them ; 
but Chrijliana faid, Stand back, or go They af- 
peaceably by as you mould. Yet the fe fault ChH- 
two, as men that are deaf, regarded not ftiana. 
Chrisliana s words ; but began to lay 
hands upon them ; and that Chrijliana 
waxing very wroth, fpurned at them 
with her feet. Mercie alfo, as well as me 
could, did what fhe could to fhift them. 
Chrijliana again, faid to them, Stand 
back and be gon, for we have no Money 
to loofe being Pilgrims as ye fee, and 
fuch to as live upon the Chanty of our 

C 4 Ill-fa- 

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Ill-fa. Then faid one of the two of 
the Men, we make no aflault upon you 
for Money, but are come out to tell 
you, that if you will but grant one fmall 
requeft which we fhall ask, we will 
make Women of you for ever. 

Chrift. Now Chrijliana imagining 
what they fhould mean, made anfwer a- 
gatn, We will neither hear nor regard, 
nor yield to what you Jhall ask, We are 
in hajle, cannot slay, our Bufinefs is a 
Bufinefs of Life and Death. So again fhe 
and her Companions made a frefh affay 
to go paft them/ But they letted them 
in their way. 

Illfa. And they faid, we intend no 
hurt to your lives, 'tis an other thing we 
would have. 

Chrift. Ay, quoth Chrifliana, you 
would have us Body and Soul, for I 
J know 'tis for that you are come ; but 
we will die rather upon the fpot, then 
fuffer our felves to be brought into fuch 
Snares as mail hazzard our well being 
hereafter. And with that they both 
Shrieked out, and cried Murder, Mur- 
der ; and fo put themfelves under thofe 
Deut. 22, Laws that are provided for the Pro- 
23, 26, 27. teftion of Women. But the men ftill 
made their approach upon them, with 
defign to prevail againft them : They 
therefore cryed out again. 

Now they being, as I faid, not far 
from the Gate in at which they came, 
their voice was heard from where they 
was, thither : Wherefore fome of the 


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€&e lg>tfgrim0 Pjogrefc; 33 

House came out, and knowing that it 
was Chrijiiana s Tongue: they made 
hafte to her relief. But by that they 
was got within fight of them, the Wo- 
men was in a very great fcuffle, the 
Children alfo flood crying by. Then The Rdie- 
did he that came in for their relief, ver comes, 
call out to the Ruffians faying, What is 
that thing that you do ? Would you 
make my Lords People to tranfgrefs ? 
He alfo attempted to take them 5 but "The Ill-ones 
they did make their efcape over thzfly. 
Wall into the Garden of the Man, to 
whom the great Dog belonged, fa 
the Dog became their Protector. This 
Reliever then came up to the Women, 
and asked them how they did. So 
they anfwered, we thank thy Prince, 
pretty well, only we have been fome- 
what affrighted, we thank thee alfo 
for that thou camefl in to our help, 
for otherwife we had been over 

Reliever. So after a few more words, TfoRelie- 
this Reliever faid as followeth : / mar- ver talks l0 
veiled much when you was entertained at { ^ e Wo?nen. 
the Gate above, being ye knew that ye 
were but weak. Women ^ that you petitioned 
not the Lord there for a Conductor: Then 
might you have avoided thefe Troubles, and 
Dangers : For he would have granted you 

Chrisl. Alas faid Chrisliana^ we were 

fo taken with our prefent bleffing, 

that Dangers to come were forgotten 

by us ; belide, who could have thought 

C 5 that 

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34 C&e ^econo part of 

that fo near the King's Palace there 
fliould have lurked fuch naughty ones : 
Indeed it had been well for us had we 
asked our Lord for one ; but fince 
our Lord knew 'twould be for our pro- 
fit, I wonder he fent not one along 
with us. 
We lofe for R e ^ e * It is not always necejfary to 
<want of & rant thin K s *rt asked for , left by fo doing 
asking for. ^ey become of little esleem ; but when the 
want of a thing is felt, it then comes, 
under, in the Eyes of him that feels it, 
that eslimate, that properly is its due, and 
fo confequently will be thereafter ufed. Had 
my Lord granted you a Conductor, you would 
not neither, fo have bewailed that over fight 
of yours in not asking for one, as now you 
have occafton to do. So all things work 
for goody and tend to make you more 

Chrisl. Shall we go back again to 
my Lord, and confefs our folly and ask 

Relie. Tour confejfwnof your folly, I 
will prefent him with : To go back again, 
you need not. For in all places where you 
Jhall come, you will find no want at all, 
for in every of my Lord's Lodgings which 
he has prepared for the reception of his Pil- 
grims, there is fufficient tofurnijh them a- 
gainsl all attempts whatjoever. But as, 
I fa id, he will be inquired of by them to do 
it for them : and 'tis a poor thing that is not 
worth asking for. When he had thus faid 
Ezek. 36. ne W ent back to his place, and the Pil- 
37« grims went on their way. 


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Mer. Then faid Mercie, what a the mi- 
fudden blank is here ? I made account fake of 
we had now been paft all danger, Mercie. 
and that we ftiould never fee forrow 

Chrift. Thy Innocency, my Sifter, 

faid Chrisliana to Mercie^ may excufe 

thee much ; but as for me my fault is 

fo much the greater, for that I faw r . . fl . 
... i r t r y Chriftia- 

tnis danger before 1 came out or the na « s Gu ^ t 

Doors, and yet did not provide for it 

where Provifion might a been had. I 

am therefore much to be blamed. 

Mer. Then faid Mercie, how knew you 
this before you came from home? pray open 
to me this Kiddle, 

Christ. Why, I will tell you. Be- 
fore I fet Foot out of Doors, one Night, 
as I lay in my Bed, I had a Dream a- 
bout this. For methought I faw two 
men, as like thefe as ever the World 
they could look, ftand at my Beds-feet^ 
plotting how they might prevent my Sal- 
vation. I will tell you their very words. 
They faid, ('twas when I was in my 
Troubles,) What Jhall we do with this 
Woman ? For [he cries out waking and rh r -/v a _ 
Jleepingforforgivenefs, if Jhe be fuffered to ^1 Dream 
go on as Jhe begins, we Jhall lofe her as re p tate d 
we have loft her Husband. This you know 
might a made me take heed, and have 
provided when Provifion might a been 


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36 Cfje ^econo part of 

Mer. Well faid Mercie, as by this 
negleft, we have an occafion mini sired un- 
* to US) to behold our own imperfections : So 

our Lord has taken occafion thereby , to 
make manifeft the Riches of his Grace. 
For he^ as we fee, has followed us with 
un -asked kindnefs, and has delivered us 
from their hands that were slronger then 
we, of his meer good pleafure. 

Thus now when they had talked 
away a little more time , they drew 
nigh to an Houfe which flood in the 
way, which Houfe was built for the re- 
lief of Pilgrims. As you will find more 
fully related in the fir ft part of thefe Re- 
i Part,pag. cords of the Pilgrim's Progrefs. So they 
38. drew on towards the Houfe (the Houfe 

of the Interpreter) and when they 
came to the Door they heard a great 
talk in the Houfe, they then gave ear, 
and heard, as they thought, Chrisliana 
mentioned by name. For you mufr. 
know that there went along, even 
before her, a talk of her and her Chil- 
drens going on Pilgrimage. And this 
thing was the more pleafing to them, 
becaufe they had heard that fhe was 
Christian's Wife \ that Woman who 
was fometime ago, fo unwilling to hear 
of going on Pilgrimage. Thus therefore 
they ffood ftill and heard the good 
people within commending her, who 
they little thought flood at the Door. 
At laff. Chrisliana knocked as fhe had 
done at the Gate before. Now when 
fhe had knocked, there came to the 


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Door a young Damfel, and opened the 
Door and looked, and behold two Wo- 
men was there. 

Dams. Then fald the Darnfel to them^ 
With whom would you /peak in this 
place ? 

Chrifl. Chriftiana anfwered, we un- 
derftand that this is a Privileged place 
for thofe that are become Pilgrims, 
and we now at this Door are fuch : 
Wherefore we pray that we may be 
partakers of that for which we at this 
time are come; for the day, as thou 
feeft, is very far fpent, and we are 
loth to night to go any further. 

Dams. Pray what may I call your 
name, that I may tell it to my Lord 
within ? 

Chrisl. My name is Christiana^ I was 
the wife of that Pilgrim that fome 
years ago did travel this way, and 
thefe be his four children. This Mai- 
den alfo is my Companion, and is going 
on Pilgrimage too. 

Innocent. Then ran Innocent in (for 
that was her name) and faid to thofe 
within, Can you think who is at the 
Door/ There is Christiana and her Chil- 
dren, and her Companion, all waiting 
for entertainment here. Then they 
leaped for Joy, and went and told their 
Mafter. So he came to the Door, and 
looking upon her, he faid, Art thou 
that Chriftiana, whom Chriftian, the 
Good-man, left behind him, when he betook 
himfelf to a Pilgrims Life? 


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Mat. 21. 

Old Saints 
glad tojee 
the young 
ones walk 
in Gods 

Cfje ^econo Part of 

Chrisl. I am that Woman that was fo 
hard-hearted as to flight my Husbands 
Troubles, and that left him to go on in 
his Journey alone, and thefe are his 
four Children ; but now I alfo am 
come, for I am convinced that no way 
is right but this. 

Inter. Then is fulfilled that which alfo 
is Written of the Man that faid to his 
Son, go work to day in my Vineyard, and 
he faid to his Father, I will not - y but af- 
terwards repented and went, 

Chrisl. Then faid Chriftiana, So be it, 
Amen, God make it a true faying up- 
on me, and grant that I may be found 
at the laft, of him in peace without 
fpot and blamelefs. 

Inter. But why flandeft thou thus at 
the Door, come in thou Daughter of A- 
braham, we was talking of thee but now : 
For tidings have come to us before, how 
thou art become a Pilgrim. Coine Chil- 
dren, come in \ Come Maiden, come in\fo he 
had the?n all in to the Houfe. 

So when they were within, they 
were bidden fit down and reft them, 
the which when they had done, thofe 
that attended upon the Pilgrims in the 
Houfe, came into the Room to fee them. 
And one fmiled, and another fmiled, 
and they all fmiled for Joy that Chrifti- 
ana was become a Pilgrim, They alfo 
looked upon the Boys, they ftroaked 
them over the Faces with the Hand, 
in token of their kind reception of 
them ; they alfo carried it lovingly to 


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€&e Pilgrims H&ogrefc!. 39 

Mercie, and bid them all welcome into 
their Matters Houfe. 

After a while, becaufe Supper was 
not ready, the Interpreter took them 
into his Significant Rooms and fhewed 
them what Chrislian, Chriftiana? s Huf- 
band had feen fometime before. Here 
therefore they faw the Man in the 
Cage, the Man and his Dream, the man 
that cat his way thorough his Enemies, 
and the Picture of the biggeft of them 
all : together with the reft of thofe 
things that were then fo profitable to 

This done, and after thefe things 
had been fomewhat digefted by Chri- 
sliana, and her Company : the Inter- 
preter takes them apart again : and has 
them firft into a Room, where was a 
?nan that could look, no way but downwards, _., 
with a Muck-rake in his hand. There ftood . . . 

alfo one over his head with a Celeftial n/T , , 

J . . rT . . Muck rake 

Crown in bis Hand, and proffered to give ext)Qunc i e£ i 

him that Crown, for his Muck-rake; hut 

the man did neither look up, nor regard ; 

but raked to himfelf the Straws, the f mall 

Sticks, and Dujl of the Floar. 

Then fiid Chriftiana, I per/wade my- 
f elf that I knew fomewhat the meaning of 
this : For this is a Figure of a Man of this 
World : Is it not, good Sir ? 

Inter. Thou haft faid the right, 
faid he, and his Muck-rake doth fhew 
his Carnal mind. And whereas thou 
feeft him rather give heed to rake up 
Straws and Sticks, and the duft of the 


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40 Cfje ^econti part of 

Floar, then to what he fays that calls to 
him from above with the Celeftial 
Crown in his Hand ; it is to fhow, That 
Heaven is but as a Fable to fome, and 
that things here are counted the only- 
things fubftantial. Now whereas it was 
alfo mewed thee, that the man could 
look no way but downwards : It is to 
let thee know that earthly things when 
they are with Power upon Mens minds, 

Juite carry their hearts away from 

Chris. Then /aid Chriftiana, Of deli- 
ver me from this Muck-rake, 

Inter. That Prayer, faid the Interpre- 
ter, has lain by till 'tis almofl rufty : 
Give me not Riches, Is fcarce the Prayer 
Prov. 30. 8. of one of ten thoufand. Straws, and 
Sticks, and Duft, with moft, are the 
great things now looked after. 

With that, Mercie, and Chriftiana 
wept, and faid, It is alas ! too true. 

When the Interpreter had fhewed 
them this, he has them into the very 
bed Room in the Houfe, (a very brave 
Room it was) fo he bid them look 
round about, and fee if they could find 
any thing profitable there. Then they 
looked round and round : For there was 
nothing there to be feen but a very 
great Spider on the Wall : and that they 

Mer. Then faid Mercie, Sir, I fee no- 
thing ; but Chriftiana held her peace. 


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€&e pilgrims IP?ogref0. 41 

Inter. But faid the Interpreter, look 
again : fhe therefore loolct again and 
laid, Here is not any thing, but an Of the Spi- 
ugly Spider, who hangs by her Hands up- der. 
on the Wall. Then faid he, Is there 
but one Spider in all this fpacious 
Room ? Then the water ftood in Chri- 
sliana\ Eyes, for fhe was a Woman 
quick of apprehenfion : and fhe faid, 
Yes, Lord, there is here more then one. 
Yea, and Spiders whofe Venom is far 
more deftru&ive then that which is in 
her. The Interpreter then looked plea- 
fantly upon her, and faid, Thou haft 
faid the Truth. This made Mercie 
blufh, and the Boys to cover their Fa- 
ces : For they all began now to under- 
ftand the Riddle. 

Then faid the Interpreter again, The Pro. 30. 28. 
Spider taketh hold with her hands as you 
fee, and is in Kings Palaces. And where- 
fore is this recorded ; but to fhow you, 
that how full of the Venome of Sin foever 
you be, yet you may by the hand of 
Faith lay hold of, and dwell in the 
befr. Room that belongs to the Kings 
Ho ufe above ? 

Chris. I thought, faid Chrisliana, of 
fomething of this ; but I could not ima- 
gin it all. I thought that we were like 
Spiders, and that we looked like ug- 
ly Creatures, in what fine Room foe- 
ver we were : But that by this Spider, 
this venomous and ill favoured Creature, 
we were to learn how to acl Faith , 
came not into mv mind. And yet fhe 


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has taken hold with her hands, as I 
fee, and dwells in the beft Room in 
the Houfe. God has made nothing in 

Then they feemed all to be glad ; 
but the water flood in their Eyes : 
Yet they looked one upon another, 
and alfo bowed before the Interpre- 

He had them then into another 
Room where was a Hen and Chickens, 
Of the Hen and bid them obferve a while. So one 
and Chick- of the Chickens went to the Trough to 
ens drink, and every time me drank fhe 

lift up her head and her eyes towards 
Heaven. See, faid he, what this little 
Chick doth, and learn of her to ac- 
knowledge whence your Mercies come, 
by receiving them with looking up. 
Yet again, faid he, obferve and look : So 
they gave heed, and perceived that 
the Hen did walk in a fourfold Method 
towards her Chickens, i. She had a 
common call, and that fhe hath all day 
long. 2. She had a fpecial call, and 
that fhe had but fometimes. 3. She had 
a brooding note, and 4. fhe had an out- 

Now, faid he, compare this Hen to 
your King, and thefe Chickens to his 
Matt.23.27. Obedient ones. For anfwerable to her, 
himfelf has his Methods, which he 
walketh in towards his People. By his 
common call, he gives nothing, by his 
fpecial call, he always has fome thing to 
give, he has alfo a brooding voice, for 


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€&e Pilgrims IPsogtefs. 43 

them that are under his Wing, and he 
has an out-cry, to give the Alarm 
when he feeth the Enemy come. I chofe, 
my Darlings, to lead you into the 
Room where fuch things are, becaufe 
you are Women, and they are eafie for 

Chris. And Sir, faid Chrisliana, pray 
let us fee fome more : So he had 
them into the Slaughter-houfe, where 
was a Butcher a killing of a Sheep : And 
behold the Sheep was quiet, and took Of the 
her Death patiently. Then faid the In- Butcher 
terpreter : you muft learn of this Sheep, and tbe 
to fuffer ; And to put up wrongs with- Sheep. 
out murmurings and complaints. Be- 
hold how quietly fhe takes her Death, 
and without objecting (he fufrereth her 
Skin to be pulled over her Ears. Your 
King doth call you his Sheep. 

After this, he led them into his Gar- Of the Gar- 
den, where was great variety of Flow- den. 
ers : and he faid, do you fee all thefe ? 
So Chriftiana faid, yes. Then faid he 
again, Behold the Flowers are divers 
in Stature, in Quality, in Colour , and 
Smell, and Virtue, and fome are better 
then fome : Alfo where the Gardiner 
has fet them, there they ftand, and 
quarrel not one with another. 

Again, he had them into his Field, Of the 
which he had fown with Wheat, Field. 
and Corn : but when they beheld the 
tops of all was cut off, only the Straw 
remained. He faid again, This Ground 
was Dunged, and Plowed, and fowed ; 


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but what mall we do with the Crop ? 
Then faid Chriftiana, burn fome and 
make muck of the reft. Then faid the 
Interpreter again, Fruit you fee is that 
thing you look for, and for want of 
that you condemn it to the Fire, and 
to be trodden under foot of men : Be- 
ware that in this you condemn not your- 
% Then, as they were coming in from 

abroad, they efpied a little Rohbin with 
a great Spider in his mouth. So the 
Of the Rob- Interpreter faid , look here. So they 
bin and the looked, and Mercie wondred ; but Cbri- 
Spider. ftiana faid, what a difparagement is it 

to fuch a little pretty Bird as the Rob- 
bin-red-breaft is, he being alfo a Bird 
above many, that loveth to maintain a 
kind of Sociablenefs with Man ? I had 
thought they had lived upon crums of 
Bread, or upon other fuch harmlefs 
matter. I like him worfe then I 

The Interpreter then replied , This 
Rohbin is an Emblem very apt to fet 
forth fome Profeflbrs by; for to fight they 
are as this Robbin, pretty of Note, Colour 
and Carriages, they feem alfo to have a 
very great Love for Profeflbrs that are 
fincere ; and above all other to defire 
to fofciate with, and and to be in their 
Company, as if they could live upon the 
good Mans Crums. They pretend alfo 
that therefore it is, that they frequent 
the Houfe of the Godly, and the ap- 
pointments of the Lord : but when they 


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C&e Pilgrim* p?og;ref& as 

are by themfelves as the Robbin, they 
can catch and gobble up Spiders, they 
can change their Diet, drink Iniqui- 
ty, and fwallow down Sin like Wa- 

So when they were come again into 
the Houfe, becaufe Supper as yet was Pray, and 
not ready, Chrijliana again defired that jok will get 
the Interpreter would either Jhow or tell at that 
of fome other things that are Profita- which yet 
ble. liesunre- 

Then the Interpreter began and faid, sealed. 
The fatter the Sow is, the more Jhe defires 
the Mire \ the fatter the Ox is, the more 
gamefomly he goes to the Slaughter ; and 
the more healthy the lufty man is, the more 
prone he is unto Evil, 

There is a defire in Women, to go neat 
and fine, and it is a comely thing to be a- 
dorned with that, that in Gods fight is of 
great price, 

"Tis eafier watching a night or two, then 
to fit up a whole year together : So 'tis ea- 
fier for one to begin to profefs well', then to 
hold out as he Jhould to the end. 

Every Ship-Mafler, when in a Storm, 
will willingly caft that over Board that is 
ofthefmalleft value in the Veffel \ but who 
will throw the be ft out fir si I none but he that 
feareth not God, 

One leak will fink a Ship, and one Sin 
will deflroy a Sinner, 

He that forgets his Friend, is ungrate- 
ful unto him\ but he that forgets his Savi- 
our is unmerciful to himfelf 


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46 Cbe ^econO Part of 

^ He that lives in Sin, and looks for Hap- 
pinefs hereafter, is like him that foweth 
Cockle, and thinks to fill his Barn with 
Wheat or Barley. 

If a man would live well, let him fetch 
his la si day to him, and make it always his 

Whifpering and change of thoughts^ 
proves that Sin is in the World. 

If the World, which Godfets light by, 
is counted a thing of that worth with 
men : what is Heaven which God com- 
mendeth ? 

If the Life that is attended with fo ma- 
ny troubles, is fo loth to be let go by us. 
What is the Life above ? 

Every Body will cry up the goodnefs of 
Men\ but who is there that is, as he 
Jhould, affecled with the Goodnefs of 
God ? 

We feldom fit down to Meat ; but we 
eat, and leave. So there is in fefus Chrisl 
more Merit and Righteoufnefs then the whole 
World has need of 

When the Interpreter had done , he 
takes them out into his Garden again, 
and had them to a Tree whofe infide 
was all Rotten, and gone, and yet it 
Of the Tree g re w an d had Leaves. Then faid Mer- 
thatisrot- ^V, what means this ? This Tree, faid 
ten at heart. ne i whofe out-fide is fair, and whofe in- 
fide is Rotten ; it is to which many may 
be compared that are in the Garden of 
God : Who with their mouths fpeak 
high in behalf of God, but indeed will 
do nothing for him : whofe Leaves are 


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Cfje pilgrims Pjogtete- 47 

fair ; but their heart Good for nothing, 
but to be Tinder for the Devils Tinder- 

Now Supper was ready, the Table 
fpread, and all things fet on the Board ; 
fo they fate down and did eat when ^ arg af 
one had given thanks. And the Inter- Supper, 
preter did ufually entertain thofe that 
lodged with him, with Mufick at Meals, 
fo the Miniftrels played. There was 
alfo one that did Sing. And a very 
fine voice he had. 

His Song was this. 

The Lord is only my Support^ 
And he that doth me feed : 
How can I then want any things 
Whereof I ft and in need ? 

When the Song and Mufick was 
ended, the Interpreter asked Chrisliana y 
What it was that at firs! did move her 
to betake h erf elf to a Pilgrims Life ? 

Chrisliana anfwered. Fir ft y the lofs ^ a ^ at 

of my Husband came into my mind, at Su PP er - 

which I heartily grieved : but all 

that was but natural Affe&ion. Then 

after that, came the Troubles, and Pil- ^1/ l ~ 
V tt i j • • i on of Chn- 

gnmage or my Husbands into my mind, ft . . E 

and alfo how like a Churl I had carried +„:„„„ 
it to him as to that, bo guilt took 
hold of my mind, and would have drawn 
me into the Pond\ but that oppor- 
tunely I had a Dream of the well-being 
of my Husband, and a Letter fent me 


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48 €&e Second Part of 

by the King of that Country where my 
Husband dwells, to come to him. The 
Dream and the Letter together To 
wrought upon my mind, that they for- 
ced me to this way. 

Inter. But met you with no oppofition a- 
fore you fet out of Doors ? 

Cbrif. Yes, a Neighbour of mine, one 
Mrs. Timorous. (She was a kin to him 
that would have perfwaded my Husband 
to go back for fear of the Lions. ) She 
all-to-be-fooled me ; for, as (he called it, 
my intended defperate adventure ; fhe 
alfo urged what fhe could, to diftiear- 
ten me to it, the hardfhip and Trou- 
bles that my Husband met with in the 
way ; but all this I got over pretty 
well. But a Dream that I had, of two 
ill lookt-ones, that I thought did Plot 
how to make me mifcarry in my Jour- 
ney, that hath troubled me much : 
Yea, it ftill runs in my mind, and 
makes me afraid of every one that I 
meet, left they fhould meet me to do 
me a mifchief, and to turn me out of 
the way. Yea, I may tell my Lord, 
tho' I would not have every body know 
it, that between this and the Gate by 
which we got into the way, we were 
both fo forely affaulted, that we were 
made to cry out Murder , and the 
two that made this afTault upon us, 
were like the two that I faw in my 


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Then faid the Interpreter^ Thy be- 
ginning is good, thy latter end fhall A eJ}ion 
greatly increafe. So he addreffed him-^ /oMer- 
felf to Mercie, and faid unto her, And ^ 
what moved thee to come hither Jweet- 
heart ? 

Mercie. Then Mercie blufhed and 
trembled, and for a while continued fi- 

Interpreter. 'Then faid he^ be not a- 
fraid, only believe^ and /peak thy 

Mer, So flie began and faid. Truly 
Sir, my want of Experience, is that 
that makes me covet to be in filence, 
and that alfo that fills me with fears of 
coming fhort at laft. I cannot tell of Vi- 
fions,and Dreams as my friend Chriftiana 
can ; nor know I what it is to mourn 
for my refufing of the Counfel of thofe 
that were good Relations. 

Interpr ttev.fVhat was it th en ^dear hearty 
that hath prevailed with thee to do as thou 
haft done ? 

Mer. Why, when our friend here, 
was packing up to be gone from our 
Town, I and another went accidentally 
to fee her. So we knocked at the 
Door and went in. When we were with- 
in, and feeing what fhe was doing, we 
asked what was her meaning. She 
faid , (he was fent for to go to her Huf- 
band, and then fhe up and told us, 
how fhe had ken him in a Dream, 
dwelling in a curious place among Im- 
mortals wearing a Crown, playing upon 
D a 

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5° %%t SeconU part of 

a Harp, eating and drinking at bis Prin- 
ces Table, and finging Praifes to him 
for bringing him thither, &c. Now me- 
thought, while fhe was telling thefe 
things unto us, my heart burned within 
me. And I faid in my Heart, if this be 
true, I will leave my Father and my 
Mother, and the Land of my Nativity, 
and will, if I may , go along with Chri- 

So I asked her further of the truth of 
thefe things, and if fhe would let me go 
with her : For I faw now that there was 
no dwelling, but with the danger of 
ruin, any longer in our Town. But yet I 
came away with a heavy heart, not for 
that I was unwilling to come away; but 
for that fo many of my Relations were 
left behind. And I am come with all the 
defire of my heart, and will go if I may 
with Chriftiana unto her Husband, and his 

Inter, Thy fetting out is good, for 
thou haft given credit to the truth. Thou 
art a Ruth^ who did for the love that fhe 
Ruth bore to Naomi and to the Lord her God, 

leave Father and Mother, and the land 
of her Nativity to come out, and go with 
a People that fhe knew not hereto- 
fore, The Lord recompence thy work, and 
a full reward be given thee of the Lord God 
of I frael, under whofe Wings thou art come to 

Now Supper was ended, and Prepa- 
rations was made for Bed, the Wo- 
men were laid fingly alone, and the 


ii, i a. 

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Boys by themfelves. Now when Mer- 
cie was in Bed, fhe could not fleep for 
joy, for that now her doubts of mining 
at laft, were removed further from her 
than ever they were before. So fhe 
lay bleffing and Praifing God who had 
had fuch favour for her. 

In the Morning they arofe with the 
Sun, and prepared themfelves for their 
departure : But the Interpreter would 
have them tarry a while, for, faid he, 
you muft orderly go from hence. Then 
faid he to the Damfel that at firffc open- 
ed unto them, Take them and have ^be Bath 
them into the Garden to the Bath^ and Sanaifka- 
there wafh them, and make them clean tion. 
from the foil which they have gathered 
by travelling. Then Innocent the Dam- 
fel took them and had them into the 
Garden, and brought them to the Batb y 
fo fhe told them that there they muft 
wafh and be clean, for fo her Matter 
would have the Women to do that 
called at his Houfe as they were going 
on Pilgrimage. They then went in and 
warned, yea they and the Boys and all, 
and they came out of that Bath not only 
fweet, and clean ; but alfo much enli- 
vened and ftrengthened in their Joynts : 
So when they came in,they looked fairer 
a deal, then when they went out to the 

When they were returned out of the 

Garden from the Bath, the Interpreter 

took them and looked upon them and 

faid unto thzm^ fair as the Moon. Then 

D2 he 

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he called for the Seal wherewith they 
ufed to be Sealed that were warned in 
his Bath. So the Seal was brought, and 
he fet his Mark upon them, that they 
might be known in the Places whi- 
ther they were yet to go ; Now the 
feal was the contents and fum of the 
Paflbver which the Children of Ifrael did 
eat when they came out from the 
Land of Egypt : and the mark was fet 
betwixt their Eyes. This feal greatly 
added to their Beauty, for it was an 
Ornament to their Faces. It alfo ad- 
ded to their gravity and made their 
Countenances more like them of An- 

Then faid the Interpreter again to the 
Damfel that waited upon thefe Women, 
Go into the Veftry and fetch out Gar- 
ments for thefe People : So (he went 
and fetched out white Raiment, and 
laid it down before him; fo he com- 
manded them to put it on. // was 
They are fine Linnen, white and clean. When the 
clothed. Women were thus adorned they feem- 

ed to be a Terror one to the other ; 
For that they could not fee that glory 
each one on her felf, which they could 
fee in each other. Now therefore they 
began to efteem each other better then 
True humU themfelves. For you are fairer then I 
lity. am, faid one, and you are more comely 

then I am, faid another. The Children 
alfo flood amazed to fee into what fa- 
fhion they were brought. 


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Behold here how the Jlothful are a figne 
Hung up, caufe holy ways they did decline 
See here too how the Child did play the man, 

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The Interpreter then called for a Man- 
fervant of his, and bid him take 
Sword, and Helmet, and Shield, and 
take thefe my Daughters, faid he, and 
conduct them to the Houfe called Beauti- 
ful, at which place they will reft next. So 
he took his Weapons, and went before 
them, and the Interpreter faid, God fpeed. 
Thofe alfo that belonged to the Family 
fent them^ away with many a good 
wifh . So* they went on their way, and 

This place has been our fecond Stage, 
Here we have heard and feen 

Thofe good things that from Age to Age, 
To others hid have been. 

The Dunghil-raker, Spider , Hen, 

The Chicken too to me 
Hath taught a Leffon, let me then 
Conformed to it be. 

The Butcher, Garden and the Field y 
The Robbin and his bait, 
Alfo the Rotten-tree doth yield 
Me Argument of Weight 

To move me for to watch and pray ', 
To slrive to be fincere, 

To take my Crofs up day by day, 
Andferve the Lord with fear. 

Now I faw in my Dream That they 
went on, and Great-heart 'went before 
them, fo they went and came to the 
place where ChrifliansBurthen fell oft his 
Back, and tumbled into a Sepulchre. Here 
then they made a paufe, and here alfo 
D 3 they 

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they WefTed God. Now faid Christiana, 
it comes to my mind what was faid to 
us at the Gate, to wit, that we fhould 
have Pardon, by Word and Deed ; by 
word, that is, by the promife ; by Deed, 
to wit, in the way it was obtained. 
What the promife is, of that I know 
fomething : But what is it to have Par- 
dqnby deed, or in the way that it 
was obtained, Mr. Great-heart, I fup- 
pofe you know ; wherefore if you 
pleafe let us hear you difcourfe there- 

Great-heart. Pardon by the deed 

A co?nme?it done, is Pardon obtained by fome one, 

upon what for another that hath need thereof: 

-was [aid at Not by the Perfon pardoned, but in 

the Gate, or the way , faith another ', in which I have 

a difcourfe of obtained it. So then to fpeak to the 

our being queftion more large, the pardon that 

iuftifiedby you and Mercie and thefe Boys have at- 

Cbrif}. tained, was obtained by another, to wit, 

by him that let you in at the Gate: And 

he hath obtain'd it in this double way. 

He has performed Righteoufnefs to 

cover you, and fpilt blood to wafh you 


Chrif. But if he farts with his Righ- 
teoufnefs to us : What will he have for him- 

Great-heart. He has more Righteouf- 
nefs than you have need of, or then he 
needeth himfelf. 

Chris, Pray make that appear 


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Great-heart. With all my heart, but 
firft I muft premife that he of whom 
we are now about to fpeak, is one that 
has not his Fellow. He has two Na- 
tures in one Perfon, plain to be diftin- 
guijhed, impoffible to be divided. Unto 
each of thefe Natures a Righteoufnefs 
belongeth, and each Righteoufnefs is 
effential to that Nature. So that one 
may as eafily caufe the Nature to be 
extinct, as to feparate its Juftice or Righ- 
teoufnefs from it. Of thefe Righteouf- 
neffes therefore, we are not made par- 
takers, for as that they, any of them, 
fhould be put upon us that we might be 
made juft, and live thereby. Befides 
thefe there is a Righteoufnefs which this 
Perfon has, as thefe two Natures are 
joyned in one. And this is not the 
Righteoufnefs of the God-head^ as diftin- 
guifhed from the Manhood \ nor the 
Righteoufnefs of the Manhood^ as di- 
ftinguifhed from the Godhead ; but a 
Righteoufnefs which ftandeth in the 
Union of both Natures: and may pro- 
perly be called, the Righteoufnefs that 
is effential to his being prepared of God 
to the capacity of the Mediatory Of- 
fice which he was to be intrufted with. 
If he parts with his firft Righteoufnefs, 
he parts with his God head ; if he parts 
with his fecond Righteoufnefs, he parts 
with the purity of his Manhood \ if he 
parts with this third, he parts with 
that perfection that capacitates him to 
the office of Mediation. He has there- 
D 4 fore 

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5 8 W&t fetconb part of 

fore another Righteoufnefs which ftan- 
deth in performance^ or obedience to a 
revealed Will; And that is it that he puts 
upon Sinners, and that by which their 
Sins are covered. Wherefore he faith, as 
Rom. 5, by one mans difobedience many were made S in- 
iy. ners : So by the obedience ofonejhall many be 
made Righteous. 

Chris. But are the Righteoufnejfes of 
no ufe to us ? 

Great-heart. Yes, for though they 
are effential to his Natures and Office, 
and fo cannot be communicated unto 
another, yet it is by Virtue of them 
that the Righteoufnefs that juftifies, is 
for that purpofe efficacious. The Righ- 
teoufnefs of his God-head gives Virtue to 
his Obedience; the Righteoufnefs of his 
Man-hood giveth capability to his obe- 
dience to juftifie, and the Righteouf- 
nefs that ftandeth in the Union of 
thefe two Natures to his Office, giveth 
Authority to that Righteoufnefs to 
do the work of which it is ordain- 

So then, here is a Righteoufnefs that 
Chrift, as God, has no need of, for he 
is God without it: here is a Righteouf- 
nefs that Chrift, as Man, has no need 
of to make him fo, for he is perfect 
Man without it. Again, here is a Righ- 
teoufnefs that Chrift as God man has 
no need of, for he is perfectly fo with- 
out it. Here then is a Righteoufnefs 
that Chrift, as God, as Man, as God-man 
has no need of, with Reference to him- 


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felf, and therefore he can fpare it, a 

juftifying Righteoufnefs, that he for 

himfelf wanteth not, and therefore he 

giveth it away. Hence 'tis called the 

gift of Righteoufnefs. This Righteoufnefs, 

iince Chrift Jefus the Lord, has made 

himfelf under the Law, muff be given 

away : For the Law doth, not only 

i_- j i !_• i • i • i • i J Rom. 5. 

bind him that is under it, to do juslly ; 

but to ufe Charity : Wherefore he muft, 
he ought by the Law, if he hath two 
( Coats, to give one to him that hath 
none. Now our Lord indeed hath two 
Coats , one for himfelf, and one to fpare; 
Wherefore he freely beftows one up- 
on thofe that have none. And thus 
Chrisliana, and Mercy , and the reft of 
you that are here, doth your Pardon 
come by deed, or by the work of ano- 
ther man ? Your Lord Chrift is he 
that has worked, and has given away what 
he wrought for, to the next poor Begger 
he meets. 

But again, in order to Pardon by 
deed, there muft fomething be paid to 
God as a price, as well as fomething 
prepared to cover us withal. Sin has 
delivered us up to the juft Curfe of a 
Righteous law : Now from this Curfe 
we muft be juftified by way of Redemp- 
tion, a price being paid for the harms 
we have done, and this is by the Blood 
of your Lord : Who came and ftood in 
your place, and ftead, and died your 
Death for your Tranfgreflions, Thus 
has he ranfomed you from your Tranf- Rom. 4. 24. 
D 5 grefiions, 

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greflions, by Blood, and covered your 

poluted and deformed Souls with Righ- 

teoufnefs : For the fake of which, 

Gal. 3. God paffeth by you, and will not hurt 

13. you, when he comes to Judge the 


Chriftiana Chris. This is brave. Now I fee that 

affefled there wasfomething to be learnt by our being 

with this pardoned by word and deed. Good Mer- 

nxjayofRe- cie, let us labour to keep this in mind, 

demption and my Children do you remember it alfo. 

But) Sir y was not this it that made my good 

Chriftians Burden fall from off his Shoulder, 

and that made him give three leaps for 


Great-heart. Yes, 'twas the belief of 
this, that cut thofe Strings that could not 
be cut by other means, and 'twas to give 
him a proof of the Virtue of this, that 
he was fuffered to carry his Burden to 
the Crofs. 

Chris. / thought fo, for tho' my heart 
was lightful and joyous before, yet it is ten 
times more lightfome and joyous now. And 
I am perfwaded by what 1 have felt, tho I 
have felt but little as yet, that if the moft 
burdened Man in the World was here, and 
did fee and believe, as I now do, 9 twould 
make his heart the more merry and 

Great-heart. There is not only com- 
fort, and the eafe of a Burden, brought 
to us, by the fight and Confideration of 
thefe ; but an indeared Afte&ion begot 
in us by it : For who can, if he doth 
but once think that Pardon comes, 


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not only by promife, but thus ; but be 
affected with the way and means of his 
Redemption, and To with the man that 
hath wrought it for him ? 

Chris. True, methinks it makes my 
Heart bleed to think that he Jhould bleed 
for me. Oh ! thou loving one, Oh ! thou 
Blejfed one. Thou deferveft to have me, 
thou haft bought me\ Thou deferveft to have i Part. fag. 
me all, thou haft paid for me ten thou- 78. 
fand times more than 1 am worth* No 
marvel that this made the Water ftand 
in my Husbands Eyes, and that it made 
him trudgfo nimbly on, I am perfwaded 
he wijhedme with him \ but vile IVretch, 
that I was, I let him come all alone. O 
Mercy, that thy Father and Mother were 
here, yea, and Mrs. Timorous alfo. Nay 
I wifh notu with all my Heart, that here 
was Madam Wanton too. Surely, fur e- 
ly, their Hearts would be ajfecled, nor 
could the fear of the one, nor the powerful 
Luffs of the other, prevail with them to go 
home again, and to refufeto become good Pi I- 

Great-heart. You fpeak now in the 
warmth of your Affections, will it, 
think you, be always thus with you ? 
Befides, this is not communicated to 
every one, nor to every one that did 
fee your Jefus bleed. There was that 
flood by, and that faw the Blood run 
from his Heart to the Ground, and yet 
was fo far off this, that inff ead of lamen- 
ting, they laughed at him, and inftead of 
becoming his Difciples, did harden 


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their Hearts againft him. So that all 
that you have my Daughters, you have 
by a peculiar impreffion made by a Di- 
vine contemplating upon what I have 
fpoken to you. Remember that 'twas 
told you, that the Hen by her com- 
mon call, gives no meat to her Chic- 
kens. This you have therefore by a fpe- 
cial Grace. 

Now I faw ftill in my Dream, that they 
went on until they were come to the 
Simple, and place, that Simple^ndS loth, 3.nd Prefump- 
Sloth and tion, lay and flept in, when Christian went 
Prefumpti- by on Pilgrimage. And behold they were 
on handed, hanged up in Irons a little way off on 
and <why. the other-fide. 

Mercy. Then jaid Mercy to hi?n that 
was their Guide, and Conductor, What are 
thofe three menl andfor what are they hanged 

Great-heart. Thefe three men, were 
Men of very bad Qualities, they had no 
mind to be Pilgrims themfelves, and 
whofoever they could they hindred ; 
they were for S loth and Folly themfelves, 
and whoever they could perfwade with, 
they made fo too, and withal taught 
them to prefume that they mould do well 
at laft. They were afleep when Christi- 
an went by, and now you go by they are 

Mercy. But could they perfwade any to be 
of their Opinion I 
*Their Crimes. Great-heart. Yes, they turned feve- 
ral out of the way. There was Slow- 
pace that they perfwaded to do as they. 


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They alfo prevailed with one Short- 
wind,wkh one No-heart ,with one Linger* 
after-luff, and with one Sleepy-bead, and 
with a young Woman her name was 
Dully to turn out of the way and be- 
come as they. Befides, they brought 
up an ill-report of your Lord, perfwad- 
ing others that he was a task-Mafter. 
They alfo brought up an evil report of 
the good Land, faying, 'twas not half 
fo good as fome pretend it was : They 
alfo began to vilifie his Servants, and 
to count the very beft of them med- 
dlefome , troublefome bufie-Bodies : 
Further, they would call the Bread of 
Gods, Husks y the Comforts of his Chil- 
dren s, Fancies, the Travel and La- 
bour of Pilgrims, things to no pur- 

Chris. Nay, faid Chriftiana, if they 
werefuchytbey Jhall never be bewailed by me, 
tbey have but what theydeferveyand I think, 
it is well that they hangfo near the High- 
way that others may fee and take warning. 
But had it not been well if their Crimes 
had been ingraven in fome Plate of Iron 
or Brafsy and left bere y even where they 
did th eir Mif chief s y for a caution to other bad 

Great-heart. So it is, as you well may 
perceive if you will go a little to the 

Mercie. Noy nOy let the?n hang and 
their Names Roty and their Crimes live for 
ever again ft them \ I think it a high fa- 
vour that they were hanged afore we came 

hither , 

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hith er, who knows elf e what they might a done 
to fuch poor Women was e are? Then fhe 
turned it into a Song, faying, 

Now then you three, hang there and be a Sign 
To all that Jhall again ft the Truth combine ; 
And let him that comes after, fear this end, 
If unto Pilgrims he is not a Friend, 

And thou my Soul of all fuch men beware, 
That unto Holinefs Oppofers are. 

i Part pag. 

Ezek. 34. 

'Tis difficult 
getting of 
good Do- 
clnne in 

Thus they went on till they came at 
the foot of the Hill Difficulty. Where 
again their good Friend, Mr. Great- 
heart took an occafion to tell them of 
what happened there when Christian 
himfelf went by. So he had them firft 
to the Spring. Lo, faith he, This is the 
Spring that Chriftian drank of, before 
he went up this Hill, and then 'twas 
clear, and good ; but now 'tis Dirty 
with the feet of fome that are not de- 
firous that Pilgrims here mould quench 
their Thirft : Thereat Mercy faid, And 
why fo envious tiro ?. But faid their Guide, 
It will do, if taken up, and put into a 
Veflel that is fweet and good \ for then 
the Dirt will fink to the bottom, and 
the Water come out by it felf more 
clear. Thus therefore Chriftiana and her 
Companions were compelled to do. They 
took it up, and put it into an Earthen-pot 
and fo let it ftand till the Dirt was gone 
to the bottom, and then they drank 


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Next he fhewed them the two by-ways 
that were at the foot of the Hill, where 
Formality and Hypocrifie, loft themfelves. 
And, faid he, thefe are dangerous 
Paths : Two were here caft away when 
Chrijlian came by. And although, as 
you fee, thefe ways are fince ftopt up 
with Chains , Posls and a Ditch : Yet there i Part. fag. 
are that will chufe to adventure here, ra- 6 4« 
ther than take the pains to go up this 

Chriftiana. TheWayofTranfgreJ/orsis Pro. 15. 
hard.' Tis a wonder that they can get intothofe 13. 
ways, without danger of breaking their 

Greatheart. They will venture, yea, 
if at any time any of the Kings Servants 
doth happen to fee them, and doth call 
unto them, and tell them that they are 
in the wrong ways, and do bid them be- 
ware the danger ; then they will railing- 
ly return them anfwer and fay, As for 
the Word that thou haftfpoken unto us in the J er - 44- l6 > 
name of the King, we will not hearken un- *7* 
to thee \ but we will certainly do whatfoever 
thing goeth out of our own Mouths, &c. 
Nay if you look a little farther, you 
(hall fee that thefe ways, are made cau- 
tionary enough, not only by thefe Posls 
and Ditch and Chain \ but alfo by being 
hedged up. Yet they will choofe to go 

Chriftiana. They are Idle, they love not 
to take Pains, up-hill-way is unpleafant to 
them. So it is fulfilled unto them as it 
is Written, The way of the Jlothful man 


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is a Hedge of Thorns. Yea, they will ra- 
ther Chufe to walk, upon a Snare , then to 
go up this Hill,and the reft of this way to the 

They then fet forward and began to 

go up the Hill, and up the Hill they 

went ; but before they got to the top, 

"The Hill Chrisliana began to Pant, and faid, I 

puts the Pit- dare fay this is a breathing Hill, no mar- 

grims to it. vel if they that love their eafe more than 

their Souls, chufe to themfelves a fmoo- 

ther way. Then faid Mercie, I muft fit 

'They fit in down, alfo the leaft of the Children be- 

the Arbour g an to cry. Come, come, faid Great- 

heart, fit not down here, for a little a- 

bove is the Princes-^rZ>0#r. Then took he 

the little Boy by the Hand, and led him 

up thereto. 

When they were come to the Arbour 

they were very willing to fit down, for 

i art. p. t j le y, were a jj | n a p e ] t j n g j leat> Then 

4 "' 5 * faid Mercy, Howfweet is reft to them that 
Labour ? And how good is the Prince of 
Matt. ii. Pilgrims, to provide fuch retting places 
28. for them ? Of this Arbour I have heard 

much ; but I never faw it before . But 
here let us beware of fleeping; For as I 
have heard, for that it coft poor Chriftian 

Then faid Mr. Great-heart to the little 
The little ones, Come my preety Boys, how do you 
Boys anfiwer do ? what think you now of going on 
n the guide, Pilgrimage? Sir, faid the leaft, I was 
and alfo to almoft beat out of heart ; but I thank 
Mercy. y OU f or l en di n g me a hand at my need. 
And I remember now what my Mo- 

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ther has told me, namely, That the way 
to Heaven is as up a Laddar, and the way 
to Hell is as down a Hill. But I had ra- 
ther go up the Ladder to Life, then down 
the Hill to Death. 

Then faid Mercie, But the Proverb 
is, To go down the Hill is eafie ; But 

?ames faid (for that was his Name) 
'he day is coming when in my Opinion, 
going down Hill will he the hardeft of all, 
'Tis a Good Boy, laid his Matter, thou 
haft given her a right anfwer. Then 
Mercy fmiled, but the little Boy did 

Chrif. Come, faid Chrisliana, will you V^ refreJh 
eat a bit, a little to fweeten your *W' /wj - 
Mouths, while you fit here to reft your 
Legs ? For I have here a piece of 
Pomgranate which Mr. Interpreter put in 
my Hand, juft when I came out of his 
Doors ' y he gave me alfo a piece of 
an Honey-comb, and a little Bottle of 
Spirits. I thought he gave you fome- 
thing, faid Mercy, becaufe he called you 
a to-lide. Yes, fo he did, faid the o- 
ther. But Mercy, it mall ftill be as I 
faid it fhould, when at flrft we came 
from home : Thou fhalt be a fharer in 
all the good that I have, becaufe thou 
fo willingly didft become my Compa- 
nion. Then fhe gave to them, and they 
did eat, both Mercy, and the Boys. 
And faid Chriftiana to Mr. Great-heart, 
Sir, will you do as we ? But he anfwered, 
You are going on Pilgrimage, and pre- 
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what you have, do to you. At home 
I eat the fame every day. Now when 
they had eaten and drank, and had 
chatted a little longer, their guide 
faid to them, The day wears away, 
if you think good, let us prepare to 
be going. So they got up to go, and 
the little Boys went before ; but Chri- 
stiana forgat to take her Bottle of Spi- 
rits with her, fo fhe fent her little 
Boy back to fetch it. Then faid Mercy, 
I think this is a lofing place. Here 
Christian loft his Role, and here Chri- 
stiana left her Bottle behind her ; Sir 
what is the caufe of this ? fo their guide 
made anfwer and faid, The caufe is 
Jleep, or forgetfulnefs : fome Jleep, when 
they mould keep awake : and fomey^r- 
get, when they fhould remember ; and 
this is the very caufe, why often at the 
refting places, fome Pilgrims in fome 

Mark this, things come off lofers. Pilgrims mould 
watch and remember what they have 
already received under their greateft 
enjoyments : But for want of doing fo, 
oft times their rejoicing ends in 
Tears, and their Sun-fhine in a Cloud : 

i part page Witnefs the ftory of Christian at this 

When they were come to the place 
where Mistruft and Timorous met Christi- 
an to perfwade him to go back for fear 
of the Lions, they perceived as it were 
a Stage, and before it towards the 
.Road, a broad plate with a Copy of 
Verfes Written thereon, and under- 


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neath, the reafon of raifing up of that 
Stage in that place, rendred. The Verfes 
were thefe. 

Let him that fees this Stage take heed 
Unto his Heart and Tongue : 
Left if he do not, here he fpeed 
As fome have long agone. 

The words underneath the Verfes 
were, This Stage was built to punifh 
fuch upon, who through Timoroufnefs or 
Miftruft, Jhall be afraid to go further m 
Pilgrimage. Alfo on this Stage both Mi- 
ftruft and Timorous were burned tho- 
rough the Tongue with an hot Iron, for en- 
deavouring to hinder Chriftian in his Jour- 

Then faid Mercy. This is much like 
to the faying of the beloved, What Jhall 
be given unto thee ? or what Jhall be done pf a ] I20 
unto thee thou falfeTongue ? Jharp Arrows 3> ^ 
of the mighty, with Coals of Juni- 

So they went on, till they came 1 Part pag. 

within fight of the Lions. Now Mr. 71. 

Great-heart was a ftrong man, fo he was M _ . . 

r . , r T . ° -D 1 An Emblem 

not afraid of a Lion : But yet when ,. , . . 

. + J , of thole that 

they were come up to the place where , 

. j T . 1 t-» i go on brwve- 

the Lions were, the Boys that went^ twhgn 

before, were glad to cringe behind, ^ m \ s m 

for they were afraid of the Lions, foj er . but 

they ftept back and went behind. At jbrink nuben 

this their guide fmiled, and faid, How trou . 

now my Boys, do you love to go bles come 

before when no danger doth approach, 


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and love to come behind fo foon as the 
Lions appear ? 

Now as they went up, Mr. Great- 
heart drew his Sword with intent to make 
a way for the Pilgrims in fpite of the Li- 
ons. Then there appeared one, that it 
Of Grim the feems , had taken upon him to back the 
Giant, and Lions. And hefaid to the Pilgrims guide, 
of his back- What is the caufe of your coming hither ? 
ing the Lions. Now the name of that man was 
Bloody-man, becaufe of his flaying of 
Pilgrims, and he was of the race of the 

Great-heart Then faid the Pilgrims 
guide, thefe Women and Children, are 
going on Pilgrimage, and this is the way 
they muft go, and go it they fhall in fpite 
of thee and the Lions. 

Grim. This is not their way, neither 
fhall they go therein. I am come forth to 
with ftand them, and to that end will 
back the Lions. 

Now to fay truth, by reafon of the 
fiercenefs of the Lions, and of the Grim- 
Carriage of him that did back them, this 
way had of late lain much un-occupied, 
and was almoft all grown over with 

Chriftiana. Then faid Chriftiana, tho' 
the Highways have a been un-occupied 
heretofore, and tho* the Travellers have 
been made in time paft, to walk tho- 
J u ge. 5. , rou gj 1 by-Paths, it muft not be fo now I 
7 * am rifen, Now lam Rifen a Mother in If- 


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Grim. Then he fwore by the Liens, but 
it fhould ; and therefore bid them turn 
afide, for they fhould not have paflage 

Great-heart. But their guide made firfl: 
his Approach unto Grim, and laid fo hea- 
vily at him with his Sword, that he forced 
him to a retreat. 

Grim. Then faid he fthat attempted 
to back the Lions,) will you flay me upon 
mine own Ground ? 

Great-heart. 'Tis the Kings High-way 
that we are in, and in his way it is 
that thou haft placed thy Lions ; but 
thefe Women and thefe Children, tho* 
weak, fhall hold on their way in fpite of 
thy Lions. And with that he gave him 
again, a down-right blow, and brought 
him upon his Knees. With this blow 
he alfo broke his Helmet, and with the 
next he cut off an Arm. Then did the 
Giant Roar fo hideoufly, that his Voice 
frighted the Women, and yet they were 
glad to fee him lie fprawling upon the 
Ground. Now the Lions were chained, 
and fo of themfelves could do nothing. 
Wherefore when old Grim that intended 
to back them was dead, Mr Great-heart 
faid to the Pilgrims, Come now and fol- 
low me, and no hurt fhall happen to you 
from the Lions. They therefore went on; 
but the Women trembled as they patted 
by them, the Boys alfo look't as if they 
would die ; but they all got by without 
further hurt. 


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Now then they were within Sight of 
the Porters Lodg, and they foon came 
up unto it ; but they made the more 
hafte after this to go thither, becaufe 
'tis dangerous travelling there in the 
Night. So when they were come to 
the Gate, the guide knocked, and the 
Porter cried, who is there ; but as foon 
as the Guide had faid, // is /, he knew 
his Voice and came down. (For the 
Guide had oft before that, came thi- 
ther as a Conductor of Pilgrims) when 
he was came down, he opened the Gate, 
and feeing the Guide ftanding juft be- 
fore it (tor he faw not the Women, 
for they were behind himj he faid un- 
to him, How now, Mr. Great-heart, what 
is your bufinefs here fo late to Night ? 
I have brought, faid he, fome Pilgrims 
hither, whereby my Lords Command- 
ment they muft Lodg. I had been here 
fome time ago, had I not been op- 
pofed by the Giant that did ufe to back 
the Lyons. But I after a long and tedious 
combate with him, have cut him off, and 
have brought the Pilgrims hither in 

Porter. Will you not go in, and slay till 
Morning ? 

Great-heart. No, I will return to my 
Lord to night, 

Chrisliana, Oh Sir, I know not how 
to be willing you fhould leave us in our 
Pilgrimage, you have been fo faithful, 
and fo loving to us, you have fought fo 
ftoutly for us, you have been fo hearty 


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in counfellingof us, that I fhall never for- 
get your favour towards us. 

Mercie. Then faid Mercie ^ O that we 
might have thy Company to our Jour- 
neys end ! How can fuch poor Women 
as we, hold out in a way fo full of Trou- 
bles as this way is, without a Friend, and 
Defender ? 

James. Then faid James, the young- 
eft of the Boys, Pray Sir be perfwaded 
to go with us and help us, becaufe we 
are fo weak, and the way fo dangerous 
as it is. 

Great-heart. I am at my Lords Com- 
mandment. If he (hall allot me to be 
your Guide quite thorough, I will wil- 
lingly wait upon you \ but here you fail- 
ed at firft ; for when he bid me come Help loft 
thus far with you, then you mould have for want of 
begged me of him to have gon quite asking for. 
thorough with you, and he would have 
granted your requeft. However, at pre- 
fent I muft withdraw, and fogood Chri- 
sliana, Mercy, and my brave Children, 

Then the Porter, Mr. Watchful ask- i Part pag. 
ed Chriftiana of her Country, and of 73. 
her Kindred, and fhe faid, / came 
from the City tf/Deftru&ion, I am a Wid- 
dow Woman, and my Husband is dead, 
his Name was Chriftian the Pilgrim. How, 
faid the Porter, was he your Husband ? 
Yes, faid fhe, and thefe are his Chil- 
dren ; and this, pointing to Mercy, is 
one of my Towns- Women. Then the 
Porter rans; his Bell, as at fuch times 


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he is wont and there came to the Door 
one of the Damfels, whofe Name was 
humble-mind. And to her the Porter faid, 
Go tell it within that Chrijliana the Wife 
of Christian and her Children are come 
hither on Pilgrimage. She went in there- 
fore and told it. But Oh what a Noife 
for gladnefs was there within, when the 
Damfel did but drop that word out of 
her Mouth ? 

So they came with haft to the Por- 
ter, for Chriftiana flood ftill at the 
Door ; then fome of the moft grave, faid 
unto her, Come in Chriftiana, come in 
thou Wife of that Good Man, come in thou 
BleJJed Woman, come in with all that are 
with thee. So fhe went in, and they 
followed her that were her Children, 
and her Companions. Now when they 
were gone in, they were had into a 
very large Room, where they were 
bidden to fit down : So they fat down, 
and the chief of the Houfe was called to 
Chriftians fee and welcom the Guefts. Then 
love is kin- they came in, and, underftanding who 
dUdatthe they were, did Salute each other with a 
Mht of one kifs, and faid, Welcom ye VefTels 
another. of the Grace of God, welcom to us your 

Now becaufe it was fomewhat late, 
and becaufe the Pilgrims were weary 
with their Journey, and alfo made 
faint with the iight of the Fight, and 
of the terrible Lyons : Therefore they 
defired as foon as might be, to pre- 

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pare to go to Reft. Nay, faid thofe of Exo - 12 - 
the Family, refrefh your felves firft 3 8 - 
with a morfel of Meat. For they had 
prepared for them a Lamb, with the ac- 
cuftomed Sauce belonging thereto. For J * 1 - *• 2 9* 
the Porter had heard before of their 
coming, and had told it to them within. 
So when they had Supped, and ended 
their Prayer with a Pfalm, they defired 
they might go to reft. But let us, faid ^ p 
Christiana^ if we may be fo bold as to \, 
chufe, be in that Chamber that was my 
Husbands, when he was here So they 
had them up thither, and they lay all 
in a Room. When they were at Reft, 
Chriftiana and Mercy entred into dif- 
courfe about things that were conveni- 

Chrif. Little did 1 think once, that when chrifts ho- 
my Husband went on Pilgrimage 1 Jhouldf ome i s for a ll 
ever a followed. Pilgrims. 

Mercy. And you as little thought of ly- 
ing in his Bed, and in his Chamber to 
Reft, as you do now. 

Ch ris. And much lefs did I ever think of 
feeing his Face with Comfort, and of Wor- 
Jhipping the Lord the King with him, and 
yet now I believe I JhalL 

Mercy. Hark, don't you hear a 
Noife ? 

Chriftiana. Yes, 'tis as I believe 
a Noife of Mufick, for Joy that we are 

Mer. Wonderful ! Mufick in the Houfe, Mufick. 
Mufick in the Heart, and Mufick alfo 
in Heaven, for joy that we are here. 

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Thus they talked a while, and then 
betook themfelves to fleep ; fo in the 
Morning, when they were awake Chrifti- 
ana faid to Mercy, 

Chrif. What was the matter that you did 
laugh inyourjleep to Night? Ifuppofeyouwas 
in a Dream ? 

Mercy. So I was, and a fweet Dream 
it was ; but are you fure I laughed ? 

Chriftiana, Yes, you laughed heartily ; 
but prethee Mercy tell me thy Dream ? 

Mercy. I was a Dreamed that I fat all 
Mercy's alone in a folitary place, and was be- 
Dream. moaning of the hardnefs of my Heart. 
Now I had not fat there long, but 
methought many were gathered about 
me to fee me, and to hear what it 
was that I faid. So they harkened, and 
I went on bemoaning the hardnefs of 
my Heart. At this, fome of them 
laughed at me, fome called me Fool, 
and fome began to thruft me about. 
With that, methought I looked up, and 
law one coming with Wings towards 
me. So he came directly to me, and 
faid Mercy, what aileth theer* Now 
when he had heard me make my com- 
plaint ; he faid, Peace be to thee? he al- 
fo wiped mine Eyes with his Hanker- 
chief, and clad me in Silver and Gold, 
Ezek. 1 6. he put a Chain about my Neck, and 
8. 9, io, ii. E arr i n g S i n mine Ears, and a beauti- 
ful Crown upon my Head. Then he 
took me by the Hand, and faid Mercy , 
come after me. So he went up, and I 
followed, till we came at a Golden 




Gate. Then he knocked, and when 
they within had opened, the man 
went in and I followed him up to a 
Throne, upon which one far, and he 
faid to me, welcome Daughter, The place 
looked bright, and twinkling like the 
Stars, or rather like the Sun, and I 
thought that I faw your Husband there, 
fo I awoke from my Dream. But did I 
laugh ? 

Chriftiana. Laugh ! Jy, and well you 
might to fee your f elf fo well. For you mu ft 
give me leave to tell you , that I believe it 
was a good Dream, and that as you have 
begun to find the fir ft part true, fa you/hall 
find the fecond at la ft, God fpeaks once, 
yea twice, yet Man perceiveth it not, J * 3 ** I+ * 
in a Dream, in a Vifton of the Night, 
when deep Sleep falleth upon men, in 
flumbring upon the Bed. We need not, 
when a- Bed, lie awake to talk, with God ; 
he can vifit us while we fleep, and caufe 
us then to hear his Voice. Our Heart oft times 
wak^s when we fleep, and God can fpeak 
to that, either by Words, by Proverbs, by 
Signs, and Similitudes, as well as if * one was 

Mercy. Well I am glad of my Dream, 
for I hope ere long to fee it fulfilled, 
to the making of me laugh again. 

Chriftiana. / thinkit is now high time to 
rife, and to know what we muft do f 

Mercy, Pray, if they invite us to flay 

a while, let us willingly accept of the 

proffer. I am the willinger to ftay a- 

while here, to grow better acquainted 

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with thefe Maids ; methinks Prudence, 
Piety and Charity, have very comly and 
fober Countenances. 

Chris. Wejhallfee what they will do. So 
when they were up and ready, they came 
down. And they asked one another of 
their reft, and if it was Comfortable, or 
not ? 

Mer. Very good, /aid Mercy, it was one 
of the besl Nights Lodging that ever 1 had in 
my Life. 
They flay Then faid Prudence, and Piety, if you 

herefome w il] be perfwaded to ftay here a while, 
time. you fhall have what the Houfe will af- 


Charity. Ay, and that with a very good 
will faid Charity. So they confented, 
and flayed there about a Month or a- 
bove : And became very Profitable one 
to another. And becaufe Prudence would 
fee how Chrisliana had brought up her 
Children, fhe asked leave of her to Ca- 
techife them : So fhe gave her free con- 
fent. Then fhe began at the youngeft 
whofe Name was fames. 
James Gate- Pru. And Jhe faid, Come James, cans! 
chifed. thou tell who made thee ? 

Jam. God the Father, God the Son, 
and God the Holy-Ghoft. 

Pru. Good Boy. And cans! thou tell who 
faves thee ? 

Jam. God the Father, God the Son, 
and God the Holy-Ghoft. 

Pru. Good Boy ftili But how doth God 
the Father fave thee ? 

Jam. ny his Grace. 


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Pru. How doth God the Son fave 
thee ? 

Jam. By his Righteoufnefs, Death, and 
Blood, and Life. 

Pru. And how doth God the Holy Ghosl 
fave thee? 

yam. By his Illumination ,by his Renova- 
tion, and by his Prefervation. 

Then faid Prudence to Chriftiana^{o\x 
are to be commended for thus bringing 
up your Children. I fuppofe I need not 
ask the reft thefe Queftions, fince the 
youngeft of them can anfwer them fo 
well. I will therefore now apply my felf 
to the Youngeft next. 

Prudence. Then fhe faid, Come yofeph, 
(for his Name was Jojeph) will you let j feph Ca- 
me Catechife you ? tecbifed. 

yofeph. with all my Heart. 

Pru. What is Man ? 

yofeph. A Reafonable Creature,fo made 
by God, as my Brother faid. 

Pru. What isfuppofed by this Wordja- 

yofeph. That man by Sin has brought 
himfelf into a State of Captivity and Mi- 

Pru. What isfuppofed by his being faved 
by the Trinity ? 

yofeph. That Sin is fo great and migh- 
ty a Tyrant, that none can pull us out of 
its clutches but God, and that God is fo 
good and loving to man, as to pull him 
indeed out of this Miferable State. 

Pru. What is God's defign in faving of 
poor Men \ 

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Jofepb. The glorifying of his Name, 
of his Grace, and Juftice, &c. And 
the everlafting Happinefs of his Crea- 

Pru. Who are they that musl be fo- 
vea 1 ? 

Jofeph. Thofe who accept of his Salva- 

Good Boy Jofeph, thy Mother has 
taught thee well, and thou haft 
harkened to what fhe has faid unto 

Then faid Prudence to Samuel, who was 
the eldeft but one. 

Prudence. Come Samuel, are you 
willing that I fliould Catechife you 
Samuel Sam. Yes, forfooth, if you pleafe. 

Catecbijed. Pru - What is Heaven? 

Sam. A place and State moft bleffed, 
becaufe God dwelleth there. 

Pru. What is Hell I 

Sam. A Place and State moft woful, 
becaufe it is the dwelling place of Sin, 
the Devil, and Death. 

Prudence. Why wouldefl thou go to Hea- 

Sam. That I may fee God, and ferve 
him without wearinefs ; that I may fee 
Chrift, and love him everlaftingly ; 
that I may have that fulnefs of the Holy 
Spirit in me, that I can by no means 
here enjoy. 

Pru. Avery good Boy alfo, and one that 
has learned well. 


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Then me addrefled her felf to the eld- 
eft, whofe Name was Mathew, and fhe 
faid to him, Come Mathew, fhall I alfo 
Catechife you ? 

Mat. With a very good Will. 

Pru. I ask then if there was ever any Matthcw 
thing that had a being, Antecedent to, or he- CaUcLi f ed - 
fore God. 

Mat. No, for God is Eternal, nor is 
there any thing excepting himfelf, that 
had a being until the beginning of the 
firft day. For in fix days the Lord made 
Heaven and Earth, the Sea and all that in 
them is. 

Pru. What do you think of the Bible ? 

Mat. It is the Holy Word of God. 

Pru. Is there nothing Written therein, but 
what you understand? 

Mat. Yes, a great deal. 

Pru. What do you do when you meet with 
fuch places therein, that you do not under- 
stand ? 

Mat. I think God is wifer then I. 
I pray alfo that he will pleafe to let me 
know all therein that he knows will be 
for my good. 

Pru. How believe you as touching the Re- 
fur reel ion of the Dead ? 

Mat. I believe they fhall rife, the 
fame that was buried : the fame in Na- 
ture, tho' not in Corruption. And I be- 
lieve this upon a double account. Firft, 
becaufe God has promifed it. Se- 
condly, becaufe he is able to perform 

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Then faid Prudence to the Boys, You 
muft ftill harken to your Mother, for 
fhe can learn you more. You muft alfo 
diligently give ear to what good talk 
you fhall hear from others, for for your 
fakes do they fpeak good things. Ob- 
ferve alfo and that with carefulnefs, 
what the Heavens and the Earth do 
teach you ; but efpecially be much in 
the Meditation of that Book that was the 
caufe of your Fathers becoming a Pil- 
grim. I for my part, my Children, will 
teach you what I can while you are 
here, and fhall be glad if you will ask 
me Queftions that tend to Godly edify- 

Now by that thefe Pilgrims had been 
Mercy has at this place a week, Mercy had a Vifitor 
apweet that pretended fome good Will unto her, 
heart. and his name was Mr. Brisk ; A man of 

fome breeding, and that pretended to 
Religion ; but a man that ftuck very 
clofe to the World. So he came once or 
twice,or more to Mercy, and offered love 
unto her. Now Mercy was of a fair 
Countenance, and therefore the more al- 

Her mind alfo was, to be always bu- 
fying of her felf in doing, for when {he 
had nothing to do for her felf, fhe 
would be making of Hofeand Garments 
for others, and would beftow them upon 
them that had need. And Mr. Brisk 
not knowing where or how fhe difpo- 
fed of what me made, feemed to be 
greatly taken, for that he found her 


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never Idle. I will warrant her a 
good Hufwife , quoth he to him- 

Mercy then revealed the bufinefs to 
the Maidens that were of the Houfe, and 
enquired of them concerning him : for 
they did know him better then fhe. So 
they told her that he was a very bufie 
Young-Man, and one that pretended to 
Religion ; but was as they feared, a 
ftranger to the Power of that which was 

Nay then, faid Mercy, I will look no more 
on him, for I pur p of e never to have a clog to my 

Prudence then replied, That there need- 
ed no great matter of difcouragement to 
be given to him, her continuing fo as fhe 
had began to do for the Poor, would 
quickly cool his Courage. 

So the next time he comes, he finds 
her at her old work, a making of things 
for the Poor. Then faid he, What, al- 
ways at it? Yes, faid fhe, either for my 
felf, or for others. And what canft thee 
earn a day, quoth he.^ I do thefe things, 
faid fhe, That I may be Rich in good 
Works , laying up in ftore a good Founda- ilTim. 6 
tion again ft the time to come, that I may 17, 1 8, 19. 
lay hold on Eternal Life : Why prethee 
what doft thou with them ? faid he ; 
Cloath the naked, faid fhe. With that 
his Countenance fell. So he forbore to 
come at her again. And when he was Heforfakes 
asked the reafon why, he faid, That her, and 
Mercy was a pretty Lafs \ but troubled <tvbj. 
E 5 with 

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84 <3R>e feeconti $art of 

with ill Conditions. 

When he had left her, Prudence faid, 

Mercy in the Did l not tel1 thee thaC Mr * Bris/i WOuld 
Praclice of ^ oon ^ or ^ a ^ e c ^ ee - ? Y ea > ne w ^ ral ^ e U P 
Mercy n?- an i^ report of thee ; For notwithftan- 
j efted; while & in Z n * s pretence to Religion, and his 
Mercy in the feeming love to Mercy. Yet Mercy and 
A 7 tfw* of he are of tempers fo different, that I 
Mercy is believe they will never come toge- 
liked. ther. 

Mercy. / might a had Husbands afore 
now^ tho* I fpake not of it to any \ hut 
they were fuch as did not like my Condi- 
tions, tho f never did any of them find fault 
with my Per/on : So they and I could not 

Prudence. Mercy in our days is little fet 
by, any further then as to its Name : 
the Practice, which is fet forth by thy 
Conditions, there are but few that can 

Mercy. Well, [aid Mercy, if no body 
will have me, I will dye a Maid^ or my 
Conditions Jhall he to me as a Husband. 
For I cannot change my Nature, and to have 
one that lies crofs to me in this, that I pur- 
pofe never to admit of, as long as I live. I 
had a Sijlcr named Bountiful, that was 
married to one of thefe Churles \ but he 
and Jhe could never agree ; but becaufe my 
Sifler was refolved to do as Jhe had began , 
that is, to Jhew Kindnefs to the Poor, there- 
fore her Husband firft cried her down at 
the Crofs and then turned her out of his 


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Pru. And yet he was a Profeffor, I 
warrant you ? 

Mer. Yes, fuch a one as he was, and of 
fucb as be, the World is now full \ hut I am for 
none of them all. 

Now Mathew the eldeft Son of Chri- 
ftiana, fell Sick, and his Sicknefs was 
fore upon him, for he was much pained 
in his Bowels, fo that he was with it, at 
times, pulled as 'twere both ends toge- 
ther. There dwelt alfo not far from 
thence, one Mr. Skill, an Antient, & well 
approved Phyfician.So Chrisliana defired 
it, and they fent for him, and he came. 
When he was entred the Room, and 
had a little obferved the Boy, he con- 
cluded that he was fick of the Gripes. G •* f 
Then he faid to his Mother, What r '? f 'lZ, 
Diet has Matthew of late fed upon r Diet 
faid Chrifliana, nothing but that which 
is wholfome. The Phyfician anfwered, 
This Boy has been tampering with fome thing 
that lies in his Maw undigisled and 
that voill not away without means. And I 
tell you he mult be purged or elfe he will 

Samuel. Then faid Samuel, M other, 
Mother, what was that which my Brother 
did gather up and eat, fo foon as we were 
come from the Gate, that is at the head of 
this way? You know that there was an Or- 
chard on the left hand, on the otherfidc of 
the Wall, and fome of the Trees hung over 
the Wall, and my brother did plajh and did 


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86 %%z %>econti pact of 

Chrijliana. True my Child, faid Chri- 
jliana, he did take thereof and did eat ; 
naughty Boy as he was, I did chide 
him, and yet he would eat there- 

Skill. / knew he had eaten fomething 
that was not wholfome Food. And that 
Food, to wit, that Fruit, is even the mo/I 
hurtful of all. It is the Fruit of Beelze- 
bubs Orchard. I do marvel that none 
did warn you of it; many have died 

Chrijliana. Then Chriftiana began to 
cry, and fhe faid, O naughty Boy, and 
O carelefs Mother what (hall I do for my 

Skill. Come, do not be too much DejeSfed; 
the Boy may do well again ; but he mujl purge 
and Vomit. 

Chrijliana. Pray Sir try the utmoft 
of your Skill with him whatever it 

Skill. Nay, I hope I Jhall be reafonable: 

So he made him a Purge; but it was too 

' weak. 'Twas faid, it was made of the 

7,9 3 ' * Blood of a Goat, the Afhes of an Heb- 

fer, and with fome of the Juice of Hyf- 

fop, &c. When Mr. Skill had feen 

that that Purge was too weak, he mad.e 

John 6. him one to the Purpofe, 'Twas made 

54> 55> 5 6 > Ex Came & Sanguine Chrisli. f You 

57- know Phyficians give ftrange Medicines 

to their Patients J and it was made up 

Mark 9. 49. into Pills with a Promife or two, and 

The Lattine a proportionable quantity of Salt. Now 

I borrow, he was to take them three at a time 


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%ty ^iljjrimjs ^jogref^ 87 

fading in half a quarter of a Pint of 
the Tears of Repentance. When this 
potion was prepared, and brought to e * 9- x 4- 
the Boy, he was loth to take it, tho' 
torn with the Gripes, as if he fhould be 
pulled in pieces. Come, come, faid the 
PbyJician,you rnuft take it. It goes againft 
my Stomach, faid the Boy. / muft have 
you take it, faid his Mother. I mall Vomit Zech. i 2 . 
it up again, faid the Boy. Pray Sir, faid IO# 
Chriftiana to Mr. Skilly how does it 
tafte ? It has no ill tafte, faid the Do- 
ctor, and with that fhe touched one of 
the pills with the tip of her Tongue. Oh 
Mathew, faid fhe, this potion is fweeter 
then Hony. If thou loveft thy Mo- 
ther, if thou loveft thy Brothers, if thou 
loveft Mercy, if thou loveft thy Life, 
take it. So with much ado, after a fhort 
Prayer for the bleffing of God upon 
it, he took it ; and it wrought kindly 
with him. It caufed him to purge, 
it caufed him to fleep, and reft quietly, 
it put him into a fine heat and breathing 
fweat, and did quite rid him of his 

So in little time he got up, and walked 
about with a Staff, and would go from 
Room to Room, and talk with Prudence, 
Piety, and Charity of his Diftemper, and 
how he was healed. 

So when the Boy was healed, Chrifti- 
ana, asked Mr. Skilly faying, Sir, what 
will content you for your pains and Heb. 13. 
care to and of my Child? And he faid, n, i 2 , I3> 
you muft pay the Master of the Colledge 14,15 


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W$z feeconti 4©art oF 

of Phyficians, according to rules made, in 
that cafe, and provided. 

Chris. But Sir^faidfhe, what is this Pill 
good for elfe ? 

Skill. It is an univerfal Pill, 'tis good 

againft all the Difeafes that Pilgrims are 

7his Pill an incident to, and when it is well prepa- 

Univerfal red j t will keep ^ fime Qut of 

Remedy. mindt 

Chrifliana. Pray Sir, make me up 
twelve Boxes of them : For if I can 
get thefe, I will never take other Phy- 

Skill. Thefe Pills are good to prevent 
Difeafes, as well as to cure when one is 
Sick, |Yea, I dare fay it, and ftand to 
it, that if a Man will but ufe this Phy- 
fick as he ihould, it will make him live 
Joh. 6. 50. forever. But, good Chriftiana, thou muft 
JnaGlafs give thefe Pills, no other way ; but as I 
■of the Tears have prefcribed : For if you do, they 
will do no good. So he gave unto Chri- 
ftiana Phyfick for her felf, and her Boys, 
and for Mercy: and bid Mathew take 
heed how he eat any more Green 
Plumsj and kift them and went his 

It was told you before that Prudence 
bid the Boys , that if at any time they 
would, they ihould ask her fome Quefti- 
ons, that might be profitable, and fhe 
would fay fomething to them. 

Mat. Then Mathew who had beenfick, 
asked her, IVhyfor the moft part Phyfick, 
OfPbx/ick. Jhould be bitter to our Palats \ 


of Repen- 

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^Ije pilgrims? ^JOffref^* 89 

Pru. To fhew how unwelcome the OftheEf 
word of God, and the Effects thereof are 1 ea * °fFby- 
to a Carnal Heart. f lck > 

Mathew. Why does Phyftck, if it 
does good, Purge, and caufe that we Vo- 
mit ? 

Prudence. To fhew that the Word 
when it works effectually , cleanfeth the 
Heart and Mind. For look what the one 
doth to the Body, the other doth to 
the Soul. 

Mathew. What Jhouldwe learn by feeing Of Fire and 
the Flame of our Fire go upwards? and by of 1 ™ Sun. 
feeing the Reams, and fweet Influences of the 
Sun slrihe downwards ? 

Prudence. By the going up of the Fire, 
we are taught to afcend to Heaven, by 
fervent and hot defires. And by the Sun 
his fending his Heat, Beams , and fweet 
Influences downwards ; we are taught, 
that the Saviour of the World, tho' high, 
reaches down with his Grace and Love 
to us below. 

Mathew. Where have the Clouds their Of the 
Water ? Clouds. 

Pru. Out of the Sea. 

Mathew. What may we learn fro?n 
that ? 

Pru. That Minifters fhould fetch their 
Doctrine from God. 

Mat. Why do they empty themf elves upon 
the Earth ? 

Pru. To fliew that Minifters fiiould 
give out what they know of God to the 


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9° %ty fetconti part of 

Of the Rain- Mat. Why is the Rainbow caufedby the 
bo<w. Sun ? 

Prudence. To fhew that the Covenant 
of Gods Grace is confirmed to us in 

Mathew. Why do the Springs come from 
the Sea, to us, through the Earth. 

Prudence. To fhew that the Grace of 
God comes to us thorough the Body of 
Of the Mat. Why do feme of the Springs rife out 

Springs. of the tops of high Hills ? 

Prudence. To fhew that the Spirit of 
Grace fhall fpring up in feme that are 
Great and Mighty, as well as inmany that 
are Poor and low. 

Mat. Why doth the Fire faften upon the 
Of the Can- Candlewick? 

die. Pru. To fhew that unlefs Grace doth 

kindle upon the Heart, there will be no 
true Light of Life in us. 

Mathew. Why is the Wick and Tallow 
and all,fpent to maintain the light of the 

Prudence. To fhew that Body and Soul 
and all, fhould be at the fervice of, and 
fpend themfelves to maintain in good 
Condition that Grace of God that is in 
Of the Peli- Mat. Why doth the Pelicanpierce her own 
can. Br eft with her Bill ? 

Pru. To nourifh her young ones with 
her Blood, and thereby to fhew thatCh rift 
the blefled, fo loveth his Young, his 
People , astofave them from Death by his 


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Mat. What may one learn by hearing the Of the Cock 
Cock to Crow. 

Prudence. Learn to remember Peter's 
Sin, and Peter's Repentance. The Cocks 
crowing , fhews alfo that day is coming 
on, let then the crowing of the Cock 
put thee in mind of that laft and terri- 
ble Day of Judgment. 

Now about this time their Month was 
out, wherefore they fignified to thofe of 
the Houfe, that 'twas convenient for them 
to up and be going. Then faid Jofeph The weak 
to his Mother, It is convenient that mayfome- 
you forget not to fend to the Houfe of times call the 
Mr. Interpreter^ to pray him to grant .A™^ i0 
that Mr. Great-heart mould be fent un- Pra y ers > 
to us , that he may be our Conductor 
the reft of our way. Good Boy, faid fhe, 
I had almoft forgot. So fhe drew up a 
Petition , and prayed Mr. Watchful the 
Porter to fend it by fome fit man to her 
good Friend Mr. Interpreter^ who when 
it was come , and he had feen the con- 
tents of the Petition, faid to the Mef- 
fenger, Go tell them that I will fend 

When the Family where Chrijliana 
was , faw that they had a purpofe to 
go forward , they called the whole Houfe 
together to give thanks to their King, 
for fending of them fuch profitable 
Guefts as thefe. Which done, they faid 
to Chrijliana , And fhall we not fhew 
thee fomething, according as our Cu- 
from is to do to Pilgrims, on which thou 
mayeft meditate when thou art upon 


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92 %\)t feeconti ^ait of 

the way ? So they took Chrijliana, her 

Children, and Mercy into the Clofet, and 

fhewed them one of the Jpples that Eve 

did eat of, and that fhe alfo did give 

to her Husband , and that for the. eating 

of which they both were turned out of 

Paradice, and asked her what fhe 

A fight of thought that was ? Then Ghriftiana faid, 

Sin is a?na- 'Tis Food) or Poyfon , I know not which; 

»»<?. fo they opened the matter to her , and 

Gen. 3. 6. fhe held up her hands and wonder- 

Ko. 7. 24. ed ? 

Then they had her to a Place , and 
fhewed her Jacob's Ladder. Now at 
that time there were fome Angels af- 
cending upon it. So Chrisliana looked 
and looked, to fee the Angels go up, 
and fo did the reft of the Company. 
Then they were going into another place 
• to fhew them fomething elfe: But James 
faid to his Mother , Pray bid them ftay 
Afaht of nere a ^ tt: ^ e l° n g er ) f° r tn i s is a curious 
Chrili is fight. So they turned again, and flood 
taking. feeding their Eyes with this fo pie aj "ant 

a Profpecl. After this they had them 
Gen. 28. mto a Place where did hang up a Gol- 
17>t den Anchor, fo they bid Chrisliana take 

it down ; for, faid they, you fhall have it 
with you, for 'tis of abfolute neceffity 
that you fhould , that you may lay hold 
of that within the vail , and ftand fled- 
faft , in cafe you fhould meet with tur- 
bulent weather : So they were glad 
Heb. 6. 19. thereof. Then they took them, and 
had them to the mount upon which 
Abraham our Father, had offered up 


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%%z pflgtfmg ^ojjrrf& 93 

Ifaac his Son, and {hewed them theJltar, 
the Wood, the Fire, and the Knife, for Gen. zz. 9. 
they remain to be icen to this very Day. 
When they had (eeii it , they held up 
their hands and bleft themfelves, and 
faid, Oh ! What a man, for love to his 
Matter, and for denial to himfelf was 
Abraham ? After they had fhewed them 
all thefe things, Prudence took them in- 
to the Dining-Room, where flood a 
pair of Excellent Virginals, fo (he played 
upon them, and turned what fhe had 
fhewed them into this excellent Song, 
faying ; 

Eve's Apple we have Jhewed you , 
Of that be you aware : 
You havefeen Jacobs Ladder too. 
Upon which Angels are. 

An Anchor you received have ; 
But let not thefe Juffce, 
Until with Abra'm you have gave y 

Your beft , a Sacrifice. 

Now about this time one knocked at 
the Door, So the Porter opened, and be- 
hold Mr. Great-heart was there; but when Mr % Great- 
he was come in, what Joy was there? For heart came 
it came now frefh again into their minds, again. 
how but a while ago he had flam old 
Grim Bloody-man, the Giant, and had deli- 
vered them from the Lions. 


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94 dje fe>econtJ ^atrt of 

Then faid Mr. Great-heart to Chri- 
stiana ^ and to Mercy, My Lord has 
fent each of you a Bottle of Wine, 
and alfo fome parched Corn, toge- 
4 ther with a couple of Pomgranates. 
He has alfo fent the Boys fome Figs, 
and Raifins to refrefh you in your 

Then they addrefTed themfelves to 
their Journey, and Prudence, and Piety 
went along with them. When they 
came at the Gate Chriftiana asked the 
Porter if any of late went by. He 
faid, No, only one fome time fince : 
who alfo told me that of late there 
had been a great Robbery committed 
on the King's High-way, as you go : 
But he faith, the Thieves are taken, 
and will fhortly be Tryed for their 
Lives. Then Chriftiana, and Mercy, 
was afraid ; but Mathew faid, Mo- 
ther fear nothing , as long as Mr. Great- 
heart is to go with us, and to be our Con- 

Then faid Chriftiana to the Por- 
ter, Sir, I am much obliged to you 
for all the KindnefTes that you have 
fhewed me fince I came hither, and 
alfo for that you have been fo loving 
and kind to my Children. I know 
not how to gratifie your Kindnefs : 
Wherefore pray as a token of my re- 
fpe&s to you, accept of this fmall 
mite : So fhe put a Gold Angel in 


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his Hand , and he made her a low obey- 
fance, and faid, Let thy Garments be 
always White, and let thy Head want 
no Ointment. Let Mercy live and 
not die, and let not her Works be 
few. And to' the Boys he faid, Do 
you fly Youthful Jufts, and follow after 
Godlinefs with them that are Grave, 
and Wife, fo mail you put Gladnefs 
into your Mothers Heart, and obtain 
Praife of all that are fober minded. 
So they thanked the Porter and depart- 

Now I faw in my Dream, that they 
went forward until they were come to 
the Brow of the Hill , where Piety be- 
thinking her felf cried out, Alas ! 
I have forgot what I intended to be- 
ftow upon Chriftiana^ and her Compa- 
nions. I will go back and fetch it. 
So me ran, and fetched it. While 
fhe was gone, Chrisllana thought fhe 
heard in a Grove a little way off, on 
the Right-hand, a mod curious Me- 
lodious Note, with Words much like 

'Through all my Life thy favour is 
So frankly fhew d to me> 
That in thy Houfe for evermore 
My dwelling place fhall be. 


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96 ^Ije feeconti part of 

And liftning ftill ihe thought (he heard 
another anfwer it, faying. 

For why y The Lord our God is good. 
His Mercy is for ever Jure : 
His Truth at all times firmly flood : 
And jh all from Age to Age endure. 

So Christiana asked Prudence, what 
'twas that made thofe curious Notes ? 
They are, faid me, our Countrey Birds : 
Song 2. 11, They fingthefe Notes but feldom, except 
12. it be at the Spring, when the Flowers 

appear , and the Sun fhines warm, and 
then you may hear them all day long. I 
often, faid me, go out to hear them, we 
alfo oft times keep them tame in our 
Houfe. They are very fine Company 
for us when we are Melancholy, alfo 
they make the Woods, and Groves , and 
Solitary places , places defirous to be 

By this Time Piety was come again, 
fo fhe faid to Chriftiana, look here, 
I have brought thee a Scheme of all thofe 
things that thou haft ken at our 
Houfe : Upon which thou mayeft 
look when thou findeft. thy felf for- 
getful , and call thofe things again to re- 
membrance for thy Edification, and 


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Now they began to go down the 
Hill into the Valley of Humiliation. It J Part fag. 
was a fteep Hill, & the way was flippery -, 9 1 ' 
but they were very careful, fo they got 
down pretty well. When they were 
down in the Valley, Piety faid to Chrisli- 
ana, This is the place where Christian 
your Husband met with the foul Fiend 
dpollion, and where they had that dread- 
ful fight that they had. I know you 
cannot but have heard thereof. But be 
of good Courage, as long as you have 
here Mr. Great-heart to be your Guide 
and Conductor, we hope you will fare the 
better. So when thefe two had commit- 
ed the Pilgrims unto the Conduct of their 
Guide, he went forward and they went 

Great-heart. Then faid Mr. Great- 
heart, We need not be fo afraid of this 
Valley : For here is nothing to hurt us, 
unlefs we procure it to our felves. 
*Tis true, Christian did here meet with 
Apollion, with whom he alfo had a fore 
Combate ; but that frey, was the fruit 
of thofe flips that he got in his going 
down the Hill. For they that get flips 
there, muft look, for Combats here. And 
hence it is that this Valley has got 
fo hard a name. For the common Peo- x Part t a g- 
pie when they hear that fame frightful 9*« 
thing has befallen fuch an one in fuch 
a place, are of an Opinion that that 
place is haunted with fome foul Fiend, 


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9 3 

A Pillar 
nvitb an In- 
fcription on 

W$z »*con& part of 

or evil Spirit; when alas it is for the 
fruit of their doing, that fuch things do 
befal them there. 

This Valley of Humiliation is of it 
felf as fruitful a place, as any the Crow 
flies over ; and I am perfwaded if we 
could hit upon it, we might find 
fomewhere here abouts fomething 
that might give us an account why 
Chriftian was fo hardly befet in this 

Then James faid to his Mother, 
Lo, yonder ftands a Pillar, and it looks 
as if fomething was Written thereon ; 
let us go and fee what it is. So they 
went, and found there Written, Let 
ChriiWan' sjlips before he came hither, and 
the Battles that he met with in this place ; 
be a warning to th of e that come after. Lo, 
faid their Guide, did not I tell you, 
that there was fomething here abouts 
that would give Intimation of the rea- 
fon why Chriftian was fo hard befet 
in this place ? Then turning himfelf 
to Chrisliana, he faid : No difparage- 
ment to Chriftian more than to many 
others, whofe Hap and Lot his was. 
For 'tis eafier going up, than down this 
Hill ; and that can be faid but of few 
Hills in all-thefe parts of the World. 
But we will leave the good Man, he 
is at reft, he alfo had a brave Viclory 
over his Enemy 3 let him grant that 
dwelleth above ; that we fare no 


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€J)e pilgrims J^ogrefo 99 

worfe when we come to be tryed then 

But we will come again to this Val- 
ley of Humiliation, It is the bed, and 
moft fruitful piece of Ground in all 
thofe parts. It is fat Ground, and 
as you fee, confifteth much in Med- 
dows : and if a man was to come here 
in the Summer-time as we do now, 
if he knew not any thing before there- 
of and if he alfo delighted himfelf 
in the fight of his Eyes, he might fee 
that that would be delightful to him. 
Behold, how green this Valley is, al- 
fo how beautified with Lillies. I have Song, 2. 1. 
alfo known many labouring Men that jam. 4. 6. 
have got good Eftates in this Valley 1 p e t. 5. 5. 
of Humiliation. (For God refifteth 
the Proud ; but gives more, more Grace to 
the Humble ;) for indeed it is a very Men thrive 
fruitful Soil, and doth bring forth by in the Fai- 
handfuls. Some alfo have wifhed that ley of Ku- 
the next way to their Fathers Houfe miliation. 
were here, that they might be trou- 
bled no more with either Hills or 
Mountains to go over \ but the way is 
the way, and theres an end. 

, Now as they were going along and 
talking:, they efpied a Boy feeding 
his Fathers Sheep. The Boy was in 
very mean Cloaths, but of a very 
frefh and wellfavoured Countenance, 
and as he fate by himfelf he Sung. 
Hark, faid Mr. Great-hearty to what the 
Shepherds Boy faith. So they heark- 
ened, and he faid, 

F He 

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ioo cfje %ttonn part of 

He that is down, needs fear no fall, 

He that is low, no Pride : 
Philip 4. He that is humble, ever Jh all 
12, 13. Have God to be his Guide. 

I am content with what 1 have, 

Little be it, or much : 

And, Lord, contentment slill I crave, 

Becaufe thou fav eft fuch. 
Heb. 13. 5. Fulnefs to fuch a burden is 

That go on Pilgrimage : 

Here little, and hereafter Blifs, 

Is be si from Age to Age. 

Then faid their Guide, do you hear 
him ? I will dare to fay, that this 
Boy lives a merrier Life, and wears 
more of that Herb called Hearts-eafe in 
his Bofom, then he that is clad in Silk, 
and Velvet ; but we will proceed in our 
Cbrift, In this Valley, our Lord formerly 

ivbeninthe had his Countrey- Houfe, he loved much 
F/eJb, had to be here. He loved alfo to walk thefe 
his Coun- Medows, for he found the Air was 
trey-Uoufe pleafant. Befides here a man {hall be 
intheVal- free from the Noife, and from the hur- 
ley of Hu- ryings of this Life, all States are full of 
filiation. Noife and Confufion, only the Valley of 
Humiliation, is that empty and Solita- 
ry Place. Here a man mail not be fo 
let, and hindred in his Contemplation, 
as in other places he is apt to be. 
This is a Valley that no body walks in, 
but thofe that love a Pilgrims Life. 
And tho' Christian had the hard hap 


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Cfie Pilgrims fl&ogre©; I01 

to meet here with Apollion^ and to en- 
ter with him a brisk encounter : Yet I 
muft tell you, that in former times men Hof. 12. 
have met with Angels here, have found ^ 5 . 
Pearls here, and have in this place 
found the words of Life. 

Did 1 fay, our Lord had here in 
former Days his Countrey-houfe, and 
that he loved here to walk ? I will 
add, in this Place, and to the People 
that live, and trace thefe Grounds, he 
has left a yearly revenue to be faithfully Mat. n 
payed them at certain Seafons, for their 29. 
maintenance by the way, and for their 
further incouragement to go on in their 

Simon. Now as they went on, 57- 
mon faid to Mr. Great-heart : Sir, /perceive 
that in this Valley, my Father and Apol- 
lyon had their Battel-, hut whereabout 
was the Fight y for I perceive this Valley is 

Great-heart. Your Father had that 
Battel with Apollyon at a place yonder, 
before us, in a narrow PafTage juft be- 
yond Forgetful-Green : And indeed that Forgetful 
place is the moft dangerous place in Green. 
all thefe Parts. For if at any time the 
Pilgrims meet with any brunt, it is 
when they forget what Favours they 
have received, and how unworthy they 
are of them. This is the Place alfo 
where others have been hard put to it : 
But more of the place when we are 
come to it : for I perfwade my felf, 
that to this day there remains either 
F 2 fome 

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Song 7. 4. 

PfaL 84. 
5, 6. 7. 

Hof. 2. 15. 

An Experi- 
ment of it. 

CDe ^econD part of 

fome fign of the Battel, or fome Mo- 
nument to teftihe that fuch a Battle 
there was fought. 

Mercy. Then faid Mercy , I think I 
am as well in this Valley, as I have 
been any where elfe in all our Jour- 
ney : The place methinks fuits with 
my Spirit. I love to be in fuch pla- 
ces where there is no ratling with 
Coaches, nor rumbling with Wheels : 
Methinks here one may without much 
Moleftation, be thinking what he is, 
Whence he came, what he has done, 
and to what the King has called him : 
Here one may think, and break at Heart, 
and melt in ones Spirit until ones 
Eyes become like the Fijh Pools of Hejh- 
bon. They that go rightly thorow 
this Valley of Bach a make it a Well, 
the Rain that God fends down from 
Heaven upon them that are here alfo 
filleth the Pools. This Valley is that 
from whence alfo the King will give to 
their Vineyards, and they that go 
through it, mail fing, (as Chriftian did, 
for all he met with Apollyon.) 

Great-heart. 'Tis true, faid their Guide, 
I have gon thorough this Valley many 
a time, and never was better than 
when here. 

I have alfo been a Conduct to feve- 
ral Pilgrims, and they have confefled 
the fame ; To this man will I look, faith 
the King, even to him that is Poor, and 
of a contrite Spirit, and that trembles at 
my Word. 


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Cfte Pilgrims IPsogrefo 103 

Nowthey were come to the placewhere 

the afore mentioned Battel was fought. 

Then faid the Guide to Christiana, her 

Children, and Mercy : This is the place, 

on this Ground Chri/lian ftood, and up 

there came Jpollyon againik him. And look, 

did not I tell you, hear is fome of your 'The place 

Husbands Blood upon thefe Stones to this ™bere 

day: Behold alfo how here, and there, are Chriftian 

yet to be feen upon the place, fome f an "™ e . 

the Shivers of Apollyons Broken Darts : Fi ^ nd dtd 

See alfo how they did beat the Ground-^ /j 

with their Feet as they fought, to make^*/^?/ ^ 

1 1 • m • n u i_ l the Battle 

good their rlaces againft each other, now 

alfo with their by-blows, they did fplit 
the very Stones in pieces. Verily Ch ri ft i an 
did here play the Man, and fhowed him- 
felf as ftout, as could, had he been there, 
even Hercules himfelf. When Apollyon was 
beat, he made his retreat to the next Val- 
ley, that is called The Valley of the Jh a dow 
of Death, unto which we mall come anon. 

Lo yonder alfo ftand„ a Monument on a Monti- 
which is Engraven this Battle, and Chrifti- ment of 
ans Victory to his Fame, throughout all Chriftians 
Ages : So becaufe it ftood juft on the Victory, 
way-fide before them, they ftept to it 
and read the Writing, Which word for 
word was this ; 

Hard by, here was a Battle fought , 
Mosl ftrange , and yet mojl true. 
Chriftian and Apollyon fought 
Each other to fubdue. 

The Man Jo bravely plafd the Man, 
He made the Fi-*nd to fly: 

F3 Of 

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io 4 Cfie §>econti part of 

Of which a Monument IJland, 
The fame to tejiife. 

When they had pafled by this place, 
they came upon the Borders of the flia- 
i Part dow of Death, and this Valley was long- 
pag. 103. erthan the other, aplacealfomoft ftrange- 
ly haunted with Evil things, as many are 
able to teftifie : But theie Women and 
Children went the better thorough, it be- 
caufethey had day-light, and becaufeMr. 
Great-heart was their Conductor. 

When they were entred upon this Val- 
Groanings ley, they thought that they heard a groan- 
heard. ing as of dead men : a very great groan- 

ing. They thought alfo they did hear 
Words of Lamentation fpoken, as offome 
in extream Torment. Thefe things made 
the Boys to quake, the Women alio look- 
ed pale and wan -, but their Guide bid 
them be of Good Comfort. 

So they went on a little further, and 
The Ground they thought that they felt theGroundbe- 
fhakes. g| n to fhake under them, as if fome hol- 

low Place was there ; they heard alfo a 
kind of a hilling as of Serpents; but no- 
thing asyet appeared. Thenfaid the Boys, 
Are we not yet at the end of this Doleful 
place ? But the Guide alfo bid them be of 
good Courage, and look well to their 
Feet left haply, faid he, you be taken, in 
fome Snare. 
James fi-k Now James began to be Sick ; but I 

with Fear, think the caufe thereof was Fear, fo his 
Mother gave him fome of that Glafs of 
Spirits that fhe had given her at the In- 

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C5e Pilgrims P?ogre&. 105 

terpreters Houfe,and threeof the Pillsthat 
Mr. Skill had prepared, and the Boy be- 
gan to revive. Thus they went on till 
they came to about the middle of the Val- 
ley, and then Chriftiana faid, Methinks I 
fee fomething yonder upon the Road be- 
not feen. Then faid >y^/>,Mother, what ^ Fiend 
is it? An ugly thing, Child; an ugly thing, *#'*"• 
laid fhe. But Mother, what is it like, faid 
he ? 'Tis like I cannot tell what, faid fhe. 
And now it was but alittle way off: Then 
faid fhe, it is nigh. 

Well,well,faid Mr. Gr^f-A^rf, let them 
that are molt afraid keep clofe to me. So 
the i*zV«^ came on, and the Conductor met 
it ; but when itwasjuflccmetohim,itva- 
nifhed to all their fights. Then remem- 
bred they what had been faid fometime 
ago j Refift the Devil, and he will Jiy from 

They went therefore on, as beingalittle 
refrefhed ; but they had not gone far, be- 
fore Mercy looking behind her, fa w as fhe 
thought, fomething moft like a Lyon, and 
it came a great padding pace after ; and it 
hadahollowVoice of Roaring,and at eve- 
ry Roar that it gave, it made all the Val- 
ley Eccho, and their Hearts to ake, fave 
the Heart of him that was their Guide. So 
it came up, and Mr. Great-heart went be- 
hind, and put the Pilgrims all before him. 
The Lion alfo came on a pace, and 
Mr. Great-heart addreffed himfelfto give 
him Battel : But when he faw that it was , p et 5# 
determined that refiftance mould be made, 8, 9. 
F 4 he 

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A pit and 

now knows 
<wbat her 

€&e §>econD part of 

he alfo drew back and came no further. 

Then they wenton again,and their Con- 
ductor did go before them, till they came 
at a place where was caft up a pit, the 
whole breadth of the way, and before they 
could be prepared to go over that, a great 
mift and a darknefs fell upon them,fo that 
they could not fee. Then faid the Pilgrims, 
alas! now what fhall we do ? But their 
Guide made anfwer, fear not, fland ftill 
and fee what an end will be put to this alfo; 
fo they flayed there becaufe their Path was 
marr/d. They then alfo thought that they 
did hear more apparently the noife and 
rufhing of the Enemies, the fire alfo and 
the fmokeof the pit was mucheafier to be 
difcerned.Then faid Chriftiana to Mercy, 
now I fee what my poor Husband went 
through: I haveheard much of this place, 
but J never was here afore now ; poor 
man, he went here all alone in the night; 
he had night almoft quite through the way, 
alfo thefe Fiends were bufie about him, as 
if they would have torn him in pieces. Ma- 
ny have fpoke of it, but none can tell what 
the Valley of the fhaddow of death mould 
mean, until theycome in itthemfelves; The 
heart knows its own bitternefs, and a sir anger 
intermedleth not with its Joy: To be here 
is a fearful thing. 

Greath. This is like doing bufinefs in great 
Waters, orlike going down into the deep; 
this is like being in the heart of the Sea, 
and like going down to the Bottoms of the 
Mountains : Now it feems as if the Earth 
with its bars were about us for ever. But 


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Cfje Pilgrims P?ogxe&. 107 

let them that walk in darhnefs and have no 
light, truftin the name of the Lord, and ft ay 
upon their God. For my Part,a s I have told 
you already, I have gone often through 
this Valley ,and have been much harder put 
to it than now I am, and yet you fee I am 
alive. I would not boaft, for that I am 
notmineown Saviour. But I tru ft we {hall 
have a good deliverance. Come let us 
pray for light to him that can lighten our 
darknefs, and that can rebuke, not only 
thefe, but all the Satans in Hell. 

So they cryed and prayed, and God fent They pray. 
light and deliverance, for there was nowno 
lett in their way, no not there, where but 
now they were ftopt with a pit : 

Yet they were not got through the Val- 
ley; fo they went on ftill, and behold great 
ftinks and loathfomefmells,to the great an- 
noyance of them. Thenfaid J^rryto Chri- 
sliana, there is not fuch pleafant being here 
as at the Gate,or at the Interpreters, or at 
the Houfe where we lay laft. 

O but, faid one of the Boys,iY is not fo 
bad to go through here, as it is to abide here 
always, and for ought I know, one reafon why 
we muft go this way to the Houfe prepared for 
uSjis,that our home might be made the fleet- 
er to us. 

Well faid, Samuel, quoth the Guide, thou 
haft now fpoke like a man. Why, if ever 
I get out here again, faid the Boy, I thinkl 
{hall prife light, and good way better than 
ever 1 did in all my life. Then faid the 
Guide, we {hall be out by and by. 

So on they went,2Lndjofepb faid, can- 
F 5 not 

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Heedlefs is 
/lain, and 

1 08 c&e §>econti part of 

not we fee to the end of this Valley as yet ? Then 
faid the Guide, Look to your feet, for you 
fhall prefently be among the Snares. So 
they looked to their feet and went on ; but 
they were troubled much with the Snares. 
Now when they were come among the 
Snares, theyefpied a man caft into theDitch 
ontheleft hand, with his flefh all rent and 
torn. Then faid the Guide, That is one 
Heedlefs, that was a going this way ; he 
has lain there a great while. There was 
one Takeheed with him, when he was ta- 
ken, and (lain, but he efcaped their hands. 
You cannot imagine, how many are kill- 
ed here about, and yet men arefo foolifh- 
ly venturous, as to let out lightly on Pil- 
grimage, and to come without a Guide. 
Poor Christian, it was a wonder that he 
here efcaped, but he was beloved of his 
God,alfo he had a good heart of his own, 
or elfe he could never a-done it. Now 
they drew towards the end of the way, and 
juft there where Christian had feen the 
1 Part tag. Cave when he went by, out thence came 
112, 113. ' f° rtn Maull a Gyant. This Maull did ufe 
Maull a to fpoyl young Pilgrims with Sophiftry,and 
Gyant. ne called Great-heart by his name, and faid 

unto him, how many times haveyoubeen 
forbidden to do thefe things? Then faid 
Mr. Greatheart,whzt things? What things, 
quoth the Gyant, you know what things; 
but I will put an end to your trade. But 
pray, faid Mr. Great-heart, before we fall 
to it,letus underfbnd wherefore wemuft 
fight (now the Women and Children 
ftood trembling,and know not what to do) 


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C6e pilgrims Propers* 109 

quoth the Gyant,you rob the Countrey, 
and rob it with the worft of Thefts. Thefe 
are but Generals, faid Mr. Great-hearty 
come to particulars, man : 

Then faid the Giant, Thou praclifes the 
craftofaA/W^^rthougathereftupWo- .„ 

men, and Children, and carrier!: them into J . 

n > ~ 5 . 1 • r counted as 

aitrangeCountrey,totheweakning or my j^idnap- 
Matters Kingdom. But now Great-heart s ' 
replied, I am a Servantof the God of Hea- 
ven, my bufinefs is to perfwade finners to 
Repentance, I am commanded to do my 
endeavour to turn Men,Women,andChil- 
dren, from darknefs to light, and from 
the power of Satan to God, and if this be 
indeed the ground of thy quarrel, let us The Gyant. 
fall to it as foon as thou wilt. and Mr. 

Then the Giant,came up,and Mr. Great- Great- 
heart went to meet him, and as he went, heart mud 
he drew his Sword^ but the Giant had a fight. 
Club : So with out more ado they fell to it, 
and at the firft blow the Giant ftrokeMr. 
Great-heart down upon one of his knees ; 
with that thewomen and children cried out. 
So Mr. Great-heart recovering himfelf,laid yr ^ r,, 
about him in full lufty manner, and gave p rayers j 
the Giant a wound in his arm ; thus he r omet j mts 
fought for the fpace of an hour, to that helpjho?ip 
height of heat, that the breath came out f jfo Cries. 
of the Giants noftrils,as the heat doth out 
of a boiling Caldron. 

Then they fat down to reft them, but 
Mr. Great- heartbetookhim to prayer; alfo 
the Women and Children did nothingbut 
fi2;h and cry all the time that the Battle did 


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no cfje %mtib Part of , 

When they had refted them, and taken 
breath, they both fell to it again, and Mr. 
The Gyant Great-heartwithz full blow, fetch t the Gi- 
fir tick an t down to the ground. Nay hold, and 

down. let me recover, quoth he. So Mr. Great- 

heart fairly let him get up ; fo to it they 
went again : and the Giant mift but little 
of all-to-breaking Mr. Great-heart's Scull 
with his Club. 

Mr. Great-heart feeing that, runs to him 
in the full heat of his Spirit, and pierceth 
him under the fifth rib > with that the Gi- 
ant began to faint, and could hold up his 
Club no longer. Then Mr. Great-keartfe- 
conded his blow, and fmit the head of the 
Giant from his moulders. Then the Wo- 
men and Child renrejoyced,andMr.GW/- 
heart alfo praifed God, for the deliverance 
he had wrought. 

Whenthis was done, they amongftthem 
erected a Pillar, and faftned the Gyant's 
He isjlaln nea ^ thereon, and wrote underneath in 
and bis Letters that Paflengers might read. 
head difpo- 

fedof He that did wear this head, was one 

That Pilgrims didmifufe ; 
He Jlopt their way, he /pared none, 
But did them all abufe \ 
Until that I, Great-heart, arofe, 
The Pilgrims Guide to be ; 
Until that I did him oppofe. 
That was their Enemy. 

i Part tap NowIfaw,that they went to the Afcent 
that was a little way off caft up to be a Pro- 
fpecT: for Pilgrims. (That was the place 


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C6e Pilgrims Wmim. m 

from whence Chriftian had the fir ft fight 
of Faithful 'his Brother.) Wherefore here 
they fat down, and refted, they alfo here 
did eat and drink, and make merry ; for 
that they had gotten deliverance from this 
fo dangerous an Enemy. As they fat thus 
and did eat, Chri/liana asked the Guide, If 
he had caught no hurt in the battle. Then 
faid Mr. Gr^/-^^r/,no,favealittleonmy 
flefh; yet that alfo mall be fo far from being 
to my Determent, that it is at prefent a 
proof of my love to my Mafter,and you, 
and mall be a means by Grace toencreafe 
my reward at laft. 2 Cor. 4. 

But was you not afraid, good Sir, when Difcourfe of 
you fee him come out with his Club ? the fights. 

It is my Duty, faid he, to diftruft mine 
own ability,that I may have reliance on him 
that is ftronger than all. But what did you 
thmkwhenhe fetch *t you down to thegroundat 
the firft blow? Why I thought, quoth he, 
that fo my mafter himfelf was ferved,and 
yet he it was that conquered at the laft. Mat. here 

Matt. When you all have thought what admires 
you pleafef think God has been wonderful good Goodnefs. 
unto us, both in bringing us out of this Val- 
ley, and in delivering us out of the hand of 
this Enemy \ for my part I fee no reafonwhy 
wefhoulddiflrufl our God anymore finceh eh as 
now, and in fuch a place as this, given usfuch 
teflimony of his love as this. 

Then they got up and went forward,now 0ld Honeft 
a little before them ftood an Oak, and un- *&# undcr 
der it when they came to it, they found an an 0ak * 
old Pilgrim faft afleep, they knew that he 
was a Pilgrim by his Cloths, and his Staff* 
and his Girdle. So 

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n2 Cbe ^econo Ipart of 

So the GuideMr.Greatbeart awaked him, 

and the oldGentleman,as he lift up h is eyes, 

cried out; Whats the matter? who are 

you ? and what is your bufmefs here ? 

Great. Come man he notfo hot, here is none 

> hut Friends \ yet the old man gets up and 

ftands upon his guard , and will know of 

them what they were. Then faid the Guide, 

my name is Great-heart, I am the guide of 

thefe Pilgrims which are goingto the Cele- 

ftial Countrey, 

One Saint Honefl. Then faid Mr. Honefl, I cry you 

Jimetimes mercy ; I fear'd that you had been of the 

takes another Company of thofe that fome time ago did 

for his rob Little-faith of his money ; but now I 

Enemy. look better about me, I perceive you are 

honefter People. 

Greath. Why what would, or could you 
a done, to a helped your f elf y if we indeed had 
been of that Company ? 

Hon. Done ! Why I would a fought 
as long as Breath had been in me; and .had 
I fo done, lam fure you could never have 
given me the worft on't, for a Chrijlian can 
never be overcome, unlefs he fhall yield of 

Greath. Well faid, Father Honeft, quoth 
the Guide, for by this I know thou art a 
Cock of the right kind, for thou haft faid the 

Hon. And by this alfo I know that thou 

knoweft what true Pilgrimage is ; for all 

others do think that we are the fooneft 

overcome of any. 

Whence Mr. Greath. W ell now we are fo happily met, 

Honeft pray let me crave your Name, and the name of 

came. the Place you came from? Hon. 

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C&e Pilgrims J^ogteCsu 113 

Hon. My Name I cannot, but I came 
from the Town of Stupidity ; it lieth about 
fourDegrees beyond theCity of DeflruSlion. 

Greath. Oh! Are you that Country-man 
then ? I deem I have half a guefs of you, your 
name is old Honefty, is it not ? So the old 
Gentleman blufhed, and faid, Not Honefty 
in the Abftracl, but Honejl is my Name, and 
I wifh that my Nature fhall agree to what I 
am called. 

Hon. But Sir, faid the old Gentleman, 
how could you guefs that I am fuch a Man, 
fince I came from iuch a place ? 

Greath. / had heard of you before, by my Stupified 
Mafler,for he knows all things that are done ones are 
on the Earth : But I have often wondred that ivorfe then 
any Jhould come from your place \ for your Town f bofe merely 
is worfe than is the City ^Deftruclion itfelf. Carnal. 

Hon. Yes, we lie more off from the Sun, 
and fo are more cold and Senfelefs; but was 
a Man in a Mountain of Ice, yet if the Sun 
of Righteoufnefs will arife upon him, his 
frozen Heart fhall feel a Thaw; and thus it 
hath been with me. 

Greath* I believe it, Father Honefl, I 
believe it, for I know the thing is true. 

Then the old Gentleman faluted all the 
Pilgrims with a holy Kifs of Charity, and 
asked them of their Names, and how they 
had faired fince they fet out on their Pil- 

Chrift. Then faid Chriftiana, my Name I 
fuppofe you have heard of, good Chrift i an 
was my Husband, and theie four were his 
Children. But can you think how the old 
Gentleman was taken, when (he told them 


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"4 C6e ^eccnii Part of 

who {he was ! He skip'd, he fmiled, and 
blefled them with a thoufand good Wifhes, 

Hon. I have heard much of your Husband, 
and of his Travels and Wars which he under- 
went in his days. Be it fpoken to your Comfort, 
the Name of your Husband rings all over thefe 
parts of the IVorld \ His Faith, his Courage, 
his Enduring, and his Sincerity under all, has 
made his Name Famous. Then he turned him 
to the Boys, and asked them of their Names, 
which they told him : And then faid he 
Old Mr. untQ t h errl5 Matthew, be thou like Matthew 
Honefts the Publican, not in Vice, but in Virtue. Sa- 
BleMing mue i^ fold ^ be thou like Samuel the Pro- 
Mat 10 Phet > a Man ° f FaIth and Pra X er * J f e P h * 
' faid he, be thou like fofeph in Potiphar's 

pj. 6 Houfe, Chaft, and one that flies from Tem- 
Cen * P tat i° n * And, fames, be thou like fames 
^ ct g ' the Jufl, and like James the Brother of our 

Then they told him of Mercy, and how 
{he had left her Town and her Kindred to 
come along with Chriftiana, and with her 
Sons. At that the old Hones! Man faid, 
Mercy, is thy Name ? by Mercy (halt thou 
be fuftained, and carried thorough all thofe 
Difficulties that fhall afTault thee in thy way; 
till thou {halt come thither where thou 
{halt look the Fountain of Mercy in the Face 
with Comfort. 

All this while the Guide Mr. Great-heart, 

was very much pleafed, and fmiled upon 

his Companion. 

Talk of Now as they walked along together, the 

one Mr. Guide asked the old Gentleman, if he did 

Fearing. not 

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C!)e Pilgrims p?ogre&- 115 

not know one Mr. Fearing that came on Pil- 
grimage out of his Parts, 

Hon. Yes, very well, faid he ; he was a 
Man that had the Root of the Matter in 
him, but he was one of the moft troublefom 
Pilgrims that ever I met with in all my days, 

Greath. I perceive you knew him, for you 
have given a very right character of him. 

Hon. Knew him ! I was a great Compa- 
nion of his, I was with him moft an end ; 
when he firft began to think of what would 
come upon us hereafter , I was with him. 

Greath. I was his Guide from my Matter's 
Houfe, to the Gates of the Celeflial City. 

Hon. Then you knew him to be a trou- 
blefom one ? 

Greath. I did fo, but I could very well bear 
it : for Men of my calling, are oftentimes in- 
truded with the Conduct offuch as he was, 

Hon. Well then, pray let us hear a little 
of him, and how he managed himfelf un- 
der your Conduct ? 

Greath. Why he was always afraid that Mr. Fear- 
he mould come fhort of whither he had a ing's trou- 
defire to go. Every thing frightned him blefom F//- 
that he heard any body fpeak of, that had grimage. 
but the leaft appearance of Oppofition in it. 
I hear that he lay roaring at the Slow of #& beba- 
Difpondj for above a Month together, nor <vi 0U r at tbe 
durft he, for all he faw feveral go over be- slow of 
fore him, venture, tho they, many of them, Difpond. 
offered to lend him their Hand. He zvould 
not go back again neither. The Celeftial 
City, he faid he mould die if he came not 
to it, and yet was dejected at every Diffi- 
culty, and {tumbled at every Straw that any 


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n6 Cfje ^econn part of 

body caft in his way. Well, after he had 
layn at the Slow of D ij r pond a great while, as 
I have told you - y one funfhine Morning, I 
do not know how, he ventured, and fo 
got over. But when he was over, he would 
fcarce believe it. He had, I think, a Slow of 
Difpond in his Mind, a Slow that he carried 
every where with him, or elfe he would ne- 
ver have been as he was. So he came up 
to the Gate, you know what I mean, that 
ftands at the head of this way, and there 
alfo he flood a good while before he would 
His behavi- adventure to knock. When the Gate was 
our at the opened he would give back, and give place 
Gate, to others, and fay that he was not worthy. 

For, for all he gat before fome to the Gate, 
yet many of them went in before him. 
There the poor Man would ftand making 
and fhrinking : I dare fay it would have piti- 
ed ones Heart to have feenhim : Nor would 
hegobackagain. At lafthetook the Hammer 
that hanged on the Gate in his hand, and gave 
a fmall Rapp or two; then one opened to 
him, but he fhrunk back as before. He that 
opened ftept out after him, and faid, Thou 
trembling one, what wanted thou ? with 
that he fell to the ground. He that 
fpoke to him wondered to fee him fo faint. 
So he faid to him, Peace be to thee, up 
for I have fet open the Door to thee ; 
come in, for thou art bleft. With that 
he gat up, and went in trembling, and when 
he was in, he was afhamed to mew his 
His behavi- Face. Well, after he had been entertained 
vur at the there a while, as you know how the man- 
Interpreters ner j 5> he was bid go on his way, and alfo 
Dori * told 

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told the way he mould take. So he came 
till he came to our Houfe, but as he beha- 
ved himfelf at the Gate, fo he did at my 
Mailer the Interpreters Door. He lay there- 
about in the Cold a good while, before he 
would adventure to call ; Tet he would not 
go back* And the Nights were long and 
cold then. Nay he had a Note of Necejfity 
in his Bofom to my Mafler, to receive him, 
and grant him the Comfort of his Houfe^ 
and alfo to allow him a flout and valiant 
Conduct, becaufe he was himfelf fo Chickin- 
hearted a Man \ and yet for all that he was 
afraid to call at the Door. So he lay up 
and down there abouts till, poor man, he 
was al moil flarved ; yea fo great was his 
Dejection, that tho he faw feveral others 
for knocking got in, yet he was afraid to 
venture. At laft, I think I looked out of 
the Window, and perceiving a man to be 
up and down about the Door, I went out 
to him, and asked what he was ; but poor 
man, the water flood in his Eyes. So I 
perceived what he wanted. I went there- 
fore in, and told it in the Houfe, and we 
fliewed the thing to our Lord ; So he fent 
me out again, to entreat him to come in, 
but I dare fay I had hard work to do it. 
At laft he came in, and I will fay that for 
my Lord, he carried it wonderful lovingly 
to him. There were but a few good bits 
at the Table, but fome of it was laid upon How he 
his Trencher. Then he prefented the <was cnter- 
Note^ and my Lord looked thereon and faid, tained there. 
his Defire fhould be granted. So when he 
had bin there a good while, he feemed to 


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e when he 
faixj the 

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get fome Heart, and to be a little more 
Comfortable. For my Matter, you muft 
know, is one of very tender Bowels, fpe- 
cially to them that are afraid, wherefore he 
carried it fo towards him, as might tend 
moft to his Incouragement. Weil, when 
he had had a fight of the things of the 
place, and was ready to take his Journey 
to go to the City, my Lord, as he did to 
Chrijiian before, gave him a Bottle of Spi- 
rits, and fome comfortable things to eat. 
Thus we fet forward, and I went before 
him ; but the man was but of few Words, 
only he would figh aloud. 

When we were come to where the three 
Fellows were hanged, he faid, that he 
doubted that that would be his end alfo. 
Only he feemed glad when he faw theCrofs 
and the Sepulcher. There I confefs he 
defired to fray a little to look \ and he 
feemed for a while after to be a little Chea- 
ry. When we came at the Hill Difficulty, 
he made no ftick at that, nor did he much 
fear the Lyons : For you muft know that 
his Trouble was not about fuch things as 
thofe, his Fear was about his Acceptance 
at lafr. 

I got him in at the Houfe Beautiful^ I 
think before he was willing ; alfo when he 
was in, I brought him acquainted with the 
Damfels that were of the Place, but he was 
afhamed to make himfelf much for Com- 
pany, he defired much to be alone, yet he 
always loved good talk, and often would 
get behind the Skreen to hear it ; he alfo 
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pondering them in his Mind. He told me 
afterwards, that he loved to be in thofe 
two Houfes from which he came laft, to 
wit, at the Gate, and that of the Interpre- 
ters^ but that he durft not be fo bold to 

When we went alfo from the Houfe Beau- 
tiful, down the Hill, into the Valley of Hu- 
miliation, he went down as well as ever I 
faw man in my Life, for he cared not how 
mean he was, fo he might be happy at laft. 
Yea, I think there was a kind of a Sympa- 
thy betwixt that Valley and him. For I ne- Pleafant in 
ver faw him better in all his Pilgrimage, the Valley of 
then when he was in that Valley. Humiliat. 

Here he would lie down, imbrace the Lam. 3. 27, 
Ground, and kifs the very flowers that 28, 29. 
grew in this Valley. He would now be up 
every Morning by break of Day, tracing, 
and walking to and fro in this Valley. 

But when he was come to the entrance Much per- 
of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, \pkxedin 
thought I mould have loft my Man ; not the raiIe y 
for that he had any Inclination to go back, °f the Ska * 
that he always abhorred, but he was rea- dow °f 
dy to dy for Fear. O, the Hobgoblins Dt * th * 
will have me, the Hobgoblins will have me, 
cried he; and I could not beat him out 
on't. He made fuch a noyfe, and fuch an 
outcry here, that, had they but heard him, 
'twas enough to encourage them to come 
and fall upon us. 

But this I took very great notice of, that 
this Valley was as quiet while he went tho- 
row it, as ever I knew it before or fince. I 
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fpecial Check from our Lord, and a Com- 
mand not to meddle until Mr. Fearing was 
pafr over it. 

It would be too tedious to tell you of 
all v we will therefore mention a Paf- 
fage or two more. When he was come at 
Vanity Fair , I thought he would have fought 
with all the men in the Fair, I feared there 
wefnould both have been knock'do'th'Head, 
fo hot was he againft their Fooleries ; upon 
the inchanted Ground, he was alfo very 
wakeful. But when he was come at the 
River where was no Bridg, there again he 
was in a heavy Cafe ; now, now he faid he 
fhould be drowned for ever, and fo never 
fee that Face with Comfort, that he had 
come fo many miles to behold. 

And here alfo I took notice of what was 
very remarkable, the Water of that River 
was lower at this time, than ever I faw it 
in all my Life ; fo he went over at laft, not 
much above wet-fhod. When he was go- 
ing up to the Gate, Mr. Greatheart began 
to take his Leave of him, and to wifh him 
a good Reception above ; So he faid, / 
Jhall, I /hall. Then parted we afunder, 
and I (aw him no more. 

Honeft. Then it feems he was well at laji. 
Greath, Yes, yes, I never had doubt a- 
bout him, he was a man of a choyce Spi- 
rit, only he was alwayes kept very low, 
Pfal 88. and that made his Life fo burthenfome to 
Rom. 14. himfelf, and fo troublefom to others. He 
2i. was above many, tender of Sin ; he was fo 

afFraid of doing Injuries to others, that he 
1 Cor. 8 often would deny himfelf of that which was 
13. lawful, 

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lawful, becaufe he would not offend. 

Hon. But what Jhould be the reafon that 
fuch a good Man Jhould he all his dayes fo 
much in the dark. ? 

Greath. There are two forts of Reafons 
for it ; one is, The wife God will have it 
fo, Some muft Pipe, and fome muff Weep : 
Now Mr. Fearing was one that played upon 
this Bafe. He and his Fellows found the Matt.n. 
Sac7ibut,vfhofe Notes are more doleful, than 16, 17, 18. 
the Notes of other Mufick are. Tho in- 
deed fome fay, The Bafe is the Ground of 
Mufick. And for my part I care not at 
all for that Profeflion, that begins not in 
heavinefs of Mind. The firft. firing that 
the Mufitian ufually touches, is the Bafe y 
when he intends to put all in tune ; God 
alfo plays upon this firing firft, when he 
fets the Soul in tune for himfelf. Only here 
was the imperfection of Mr. Fearing, he 
could play upon no other Mufick but this, 
till towards his latter end. 

I make bold to talk thus Metaphori- 
cally, for the ripening of the Wits of young 
Readers, and becaufe in the Book of the 
Revelations, the Saved are compared to a Revel. 8. » 
company of Muficians that play upon their Chap. 14. 
Trumpets and Harps, and fing their Songs 2 > 3- 
before the Throne. 

Hon. He was a very zealous man, as one 
may fee by what Relation you have given of him. 
Difficulties, Lyons, or Vanity Fair, he feared 
not at all : 'Twas only Sin, Death, and Hell, 
that was to him a Terror - y becaufe he had 
fome Doubts about his Intereft in that Ce- 
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Greath. You fay right. Tbofe were the 
things that were his Troublers, and they, 
as you have well obferved, arofe from the 
weaknefs of his Mind there about, not from 
weaknefs of Spirit as to the practical part 
of a Pilgrims Life. I dare believe that as 
the Proverb is, he could have bitt a Fire- 
brand, had it flood in his Way : But the 
things with which he was oppreffed, no man 
ever yet could (hake off with eafe. 

Chriftiana. Thenfaid Chriftiana, This Re- 
lation of Mr. Fearing has done me good. I 
thought no body had been like me, but 1 Jee 
there was fome Semblance 'twixt this good man 
and I, only we differed in two things. His 
Troubles werefo great they brake out, but mine 
I k^pt within. Hisalfolayfo hard upon him, 
they made him that he could not knock at the 
Houfes provided for Entertainment-, but my 
Trouble was always fuch, as made me knock, 
the lowder. 

Mer. If I might alfo fpeak my Heart, 
I muft fay fomething of him has alfo 
dwelt in me. For I have ever been more 
afraid of the Lake and the lofs of a place in 
Paradice, then I have been of the lofs of 
other things. Oh, thought I, may I have 
the Happinefs to have a Habitation there, 
'tis enough, though I part with all the 
World to win it. 

Matt. Then fa id Matthew, Fear was one 
thing that ?nademe think that I was far from 
having that within me, that accompanies Sal- 
vation, but if it was jo with fuch a good man 
as he, why may it not alfo go well with me? 

Jam. No fears, no Grace, faid fames. 


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Tho there is not always Grace where 
there is the fear of Hell ; yet to be fure 
there is no Grace where there is no fear of 

Greath. Well f aid, James, thou haft hit 
the Mark, for the fear of God is the begin- 
ning of Wifdom \ andto be fure they that want 
the beginning, have neither middle, nor end. 
But we will here conclude our difcourfe of Mr. 
Fearing after we have fent after him this 

TV ell, Mafler Fearing, thou didft fear 

Thy God : and waft afraid 

Of doing any thing, while here, 

That would have thee betray* d. 

Jnd didft thou fear the La lie and Pit ? 

Would others did fo too : 

For, as for them that want thy Wit, 

They do themf elves undo. 

Now I faw, that they ftill went on in 
their Talk. For after Mr. Greatheart had 
made an end with Mr. Fearing, Mr. Honeji 
began to tell them of another, but his OfM~. 
Name was Mr. Selfwil. He pretended Self-will, 
himfelf to be a Pilgrim, faid Mr. Honeft ; 
But I perfwade my felf, he never came in 
at the Gate that ftands at the head of the 

Greath. Had you ever any talk with him 
about it ? 

Hon. Yes, more than once or twice; but 

he would always belike himfelf, felf-zuilled. 

He neither cared for man, nor Argument, 

nor yet Example > what his Mind prompt- 

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ed him to, that he would do, and nothing 
elfe could he be got to. 

Greath. Pray what Principles did be hold y 
for I Juppofe you can tell? 
Self-will's Hon. He held that a man might follow 

Opinions. the Vices, as well as the Virtues of the Pil- 
grims, and that if he did both, he mould 
be certainly faved. 

Greath. How? If he had/aid, 'tis pojjible 
for the heft to he guilty of the Vices, as well as 
to partake of the Virtues of Pilgrims, he could 
not much a been blamed. For indeed we are 
exempted from no Vice ah Mutely, but on con- 
dition that we Watch and Strive. But this I 
perceive is not the thing. But if I under/land 
you right, your meaning is, that he was of that 
Opinion, that it was allowable fo to be? 

Hon. K\, ai, fo I mean, and fo he be- 
lieved and pra&ifed. 

Greath. But what ground had he for his 
fo faying ? 

Hon. Why, he faid he had the Scripture 
for his Warrant. 

Greath. Prethee, Mr. Honeft, prefent us 
with a few Particulars. 

Hon. So I will, He faid To have to do 
with other mens Wives, had been practi- 
fed by David, God's Beloved, and there- 
fore he could do it. He faid to have more 
Women than one, was a thing that Solo- 
mon pra&ifed, and therefore he could do it. 
He faid that Sarah, and the godly Midwives 
of Egypt lied, and fo did faved Rahab, and 
therefore he could do it. He faid that the 
Difciples went at the biding of their Ma- 
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therefore he could do fo too. He faid that 
Jacob got the Inheritance of his Father in 
a way of Guile and Diffimulation, and 
therefore he could do fo too. 

Greath. High bafe ! indeed, and you are 
fure he was of this Opinion ? 

Hon. I have heard him plead for it, 
bring Scripture for it, bring Argument for 
it, &c. 

Greath. An Opinion that is not jit to be^ 
with any Allowance, in the World. 

Hon. You muft underftand me rightly. 
He did not fay that any man might do this; 
but, that thofe that had the Virtues of thofe 
that did fuch things, might alfo do the 

Greath. But what more falfe than fuch a 
Conclufion? For this is as much as to fay, that 
becaufe good men heretofore have finned of In- 
firmity, therefore he had allowance to do it of 
a prefumptuous Mind. Or if becaufe a Child, 
by the blaft of the Wind, or for that itjlwn- 
bled at a Jlone,fell down and defiled it J elf 
in Myre, therefore he might wilfully ly dovjn 
and wallow like a Bore therein. Who could a 
thought that any one could fo far a bin blinded 
by the power of Lujl? But what is written 
muft be true. Theyflumble at the Word, be- T p ef ,, g 
ing difobedienty whereunto alfo they were ap- 

His fuppojfing that fuch may have the godly 
. Mans Virtue s, who a ddi 51 themf elves to their 
Vices, is alfo a Delufion as Jlrong as the other. 
y Tis juji as if the Dogjhouldfay, I have, or 
may have the Qualities of the Child , becaufe I 
lick up its fl inking Excrements. To eat up the 
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• *• • Sin of God's People, is nofign of one that is p of- 
fered with their Virtues. Nor can I believe that 
one that is of this Opinion, can at prefent have 
Faith or Love in him. But I know you have 
made firong Objections againfl him, prethee 
what can he fay for himfelf? 

Hon. Why, he fays, To do this by way 
of Opinion, feems abundance more ho- 
neft, then to do it, and yet hold contrary 
to it in Opinion. 

Greath. A very wicked Anfwer,for tho to 
let loofe the Bridle to Luffs, while our Opini- 
ons are againfl juch things, is bad\ yet to fin 
and plead a Toleration fo to do, is worfe \ the 
one flumbles Beholders accidentally, the other 
pleads them into the Snare. 

Hon. There are many of this mans mind, 
that have not this mans mouth, and that 
makes going on Pilgrimage of fo little efteem 
as it is. 

Greath. You have f aid the Truth, and it 
is to be lamented. But he that feareth the 
King of Paradice, Jhall come out of them all. 

Chrifliana. There are Arrange Opinions 
in the World, I know one that faid, 'twas 
time enough to repent when they come to 

Greath. Such are not over Wife. That 
man would a bin loth, might he have had 
a week to run twenty mile in for his Life, to 
have deferred that Journey to the lajl hour of 
that Week* 

Hon. You fay right, and yet the gene- 
rality of them that count themfelves Pil- 
grims, do indeed do thus. I am, as you 
fee, an old Man, and have bin a Travel- 

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ler in this Rode many a day ; and I have 
taken notice of many things. 

I have feen fome that have fet out as if 
they would drive all the World afore them : 
Who yet have in few dayes, dyed as they in 
the Wildernefs, and fo never gat fight of 
the promifed Land. 

I have feen fome that have promifed no- 
thing at the firft fettingout to be Pilgrims, and 
that one would a thought could not have 
lived a day, that have yet proved very good 

I have feen fome, that have run haftily 
forward, that again have after a little time, 
run as faft juft back again. 

I have feen fome who have fpoke very 
well of a Pilgrims Life at firft, that after a 
while, have fpoken as much againft it. 

I have heard fome, when they firft fet 
out for Paradice, fay pofitively, there is 
fuch a place, who when they have been 
almoft there, have come back again, and 
faid there is none. 

I have heard fome vaunt what they 
would do in cafe they fhould be oppofed > 
that have even at a falfe Alarm fled Faith, 
the Pilgrims way, and all. 

Now as they were thus in their way, 
there came one runing to meet them, and 
faid, Gentlemen, and you of the weaker 
fort, if you love Life, fhift for your felves, 
for the Robbers are before you. 

Greatb. Then faid Mr. Greatheart. They 
be the three that fet upon Littlefaith here- x Port* 
tofore. Well, faid he, we are ready for A 200 * 
them ; So they went on their way. Now 
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they looked at every Turning when they 
fhould a met with the Villains. But whe- 
ther they heard of Mr. Greatheart, or whe- 
ther they had fome other Game, they came 
not up to the Pilgrims. 

Chrif. Chrijliana then wifhed for an Inn 
Rom.i6. for her felf and her Children ; becaufe they 
2 3- were weary. Then faid Mr. Honefl, there 

is one a little before us, where a very ho- 
norable Difciple, one Gaius, dwells. So 
they all concluded to turn in thither ; and 
Gaius the rather, becaufe the old Gentleman gave 

him fo good a Report. So when they came 
to the Door, they went in, not knocking, 
for Folks ufe not to knock at the Door of an 
Inn. Then they called for the Matter of 
the Houfe, and he came to them. So they 
asked if they might lye there that Night? 

Gaius, Yes Gentlemen, if you be true 
Men, for my Houfe is for none but Pil- 
grims. Then was Chrijliana, Mercy, and 
the Boys, the more glad, for that the Inn- 
keeper was a Lover of Pilgrims. So they 
called for Rooms ; and he mewed them 
one for Chrisliana and her Children and 
Mercy, andanother for Mr. Great-heart and 
the old Gentleman. 

Greath. Then faid Mr. Great-heart, good 
Gaius, what ha si thou for Supper? for thefe 
Pilgrims have come far to day and are weary. 
Gaius. It is late, faid Gaius\ fo we can- 
not conveniently go out to feek Food; but 
fuch as we have you (hall be welcome to, 
if that will content. 

Greath. We will be content with what 
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proved thee \ thou art never deftitute of that 
which is convenient. 

Then he went down, and fpake to the 
cook, whofe name was Tafle-that-which-is- 
good, to get ready Supper for fo many Pil- 
grims. This done, he comes up again, 
laying, come my good Friends, you are 
welcome to me, and I am glad that I have 
an Houfe to entertain you; and while Sup- 
per is making ready, if you pleafe, let us 
entertain one another with fome good Dif- 
courfe. So they all faid, content. 

Gaius. Then faid Gaius, whofe Wife is this 
aged Matron, and whofe Daughter is this 
young Damfel ? 

Greath. The Woman ;s the Wife of one 
Chriftian, a Pilgrim of former times, and 
thefe are his four Children. The Maid is 
one of her Acquaintance \ one that me hath 
perfwaded to come with her on Pilgrimage. 
The Boys take all after their Father, and 
covet to tread in his Steps. Yea, if they 
do but fee any place where the old Pilgrim 
hath lain, or any print of his Foot, it mi- 
niftreth Joy to their Hearts, and they co- 
vet to lye or tread in the fame. 

Gaius. Then faid Gaius y Is this Chrifian's 
Wife, and are thefe Chriftians Children ? I 
knew your Husband's Father, yea, alfo, 
his Father's Father. Many have been good PfaJ. u. 26. 
of this flock, their Anceftors dwelt firit at 
Antioch. Chrifian's Progenitors (I fup- 
pofe you have heard your Husband talk 
of them) were very worthy men. They 
have above any that I know, fhewed them- 
felves men of great Virtue and Courage, for 
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the Lord of the Pilgrims, his ways, and 
them that loved him. I have heard of ma- 
ny of your Husbands Relations that have 
flood all Tryals for the fake of the Truth. 
A£te 7. Stephen that was one of the firft of the Fami- 
59, 6o. \y from whence your Husband fprang, was 
knocked o'th' Head with Stones. Ja?nes^ 
another of this Generation, was flain with 
the edge of the Sword. To fay nothing 
of Paul and Peter , men antiently of the 
Family from whence your Husband came. 
There was Ignatius^ who was caft to the 
Lyons : Romanus^ whofe Flefh was cut by 
pieces from his Bones ; and Pollcarp^ that 
played the man in the Fire. There was he 
that was hanged up in a Basket in the Sun, 
for the Wafps to eat ; and he who they 
put into a Sack and caft him into the Sea, 
to be drowned. 'Twould be impofiible, 
utterly to count up all of that Family that 
have fuffered Injuries and Death, for the 
love of a Pilgrims Life. Nor can I, but 
be glad, to fee that thy Husband has left 
behind him four fuch Boys as thefe. I 
hope they will bear up their Fathers Name, 
and tread in their Fathers Steps, and come 
to their Fathers End. 

Greath. Indeed Sir, they are likely Lads, 
they fe em to chufe heartily their Fathers Ways. 
Gaius, That is it that I faid, wherefore 
Christians Family is like ftill to fpread abroad 
upon the face of the Ground, and yet to 
be numerous upon the face of the Earth. 
Wherefore let Chriftiana look out fome 
Damfels for her Sons, to whom they may 
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Father, and the Houfe of his Progenitors 
may never be forgotten in the World. 

Hon. 'Tis pity this Family Jhould fall ^ and 
he extincl. 

Gaius. Fall it cannot, but be diminifli- 
ed it may ; but let Chrijliana take my Ad- 
vice, and that's the way to uphold it. 

And Chrijliana^ Said This Inkeeper, I 
am glad to fee thee and thy Friend Mercy 
together here, a lovely Couple. And may 
I advife, take Mercy into a nearer Relation 
to thee. If fhe will, let her be given to 
Matthew thy eldeft Son. 'Tis the way to 
preferve you a Pofterity in the Earth. So 
this Match was concluded, and in procefs 
of time they were married. But more of 
that hereafter. 

Gaius alfo proceeded, and faid, I will 
now fpeak on the behalf of the Women, to 
take away their Reproach. For as Death 
and the Curfe came into the World by a 
Woman, fo alfo did Life and Health ; God Ge 
fent forth his Son, made of a Woman. Yea, q , ' " 
to fhew how much thofe that came after, 
did abhor the A& of their Mother. This Why Women 
Sex, in the old Teftament, coveted Chil- ofoldfi 
dren, if happily this or that Woman might much de f l " 
be the Mother of the Saviour of the World. red Chil ' 
I will fay again, that when the Saviour was rcn ' 
come, Women rejoyced in him, before ei- 
ther Man or Angel. I read not that ever u e *• 
any man did give unto Chrift fo much as 
one Groat, but the Women followed him, Chap. 8. 
and miniftred to him of their Subftance. 2 $ 3. 
'Twas a Woman that warned his Feet with 
Tears, and a Woman that anointed his Obap % 7. 
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John ii. a. Body to the Burial. They were Women 
C/fo/. 12. 3. that wept, when he was going to the Crofs; 
Luk. 23. And Women that followed him from the 
2 7. Crofs, and that fat by his Sepulcher when 

Matt. 27. h e was b ur j e d % They were Women that 
5*>- 5 6 - 6l » was firft with him at his Refurre&ion-raflrfl, 
Luke 24. anc j Women that brought Tiding firft to 
22 > 23 * his Difciples that he was rifen from the 
Dead. Women therefore are highly favou- 
red, and {hew by thefe things that they are 
fharers with us in the Grace of Life. 

Now the Cook fent up to fignifie that 
Supper was almoft ready, and fent one to 
lay the Cloath, the Trenfhers, and to fet 
the Salt and Bread in order. 

Then faid Matthew, the fight of this 
Cloath, and of this forerunner of a Supper, 
begetteth in me a greater Appetite to my Food 
l?" h th an I had before. 

h - d Gaius. So let all miniftring Doctrines to 

^ ', . thee in this Life, beget in thee a greater de- 
from laying r r , ' b r , © T _ . 

of the Bourd e to at t Supper °f the great King 
with the m ^ ls Kingdom ; for all Preaching, Books 
Cloath and anc * Ordinances here, are but as the laying 
Trenjhers. °^ tne Trenfhers, and as fetting of Salt up- 
on the Board, when compared with the 
Feaft that our Lord will make for us when 
we come to his Houfe. 
Levit. 7. So Supper came up, and firft a Heave- 

3*> 33> 34- Jhoulder, and a wave-Breafl was fet on the 
Cap. 10. Table before them. To fhew that they 
14, 15. muft begin their Meal with Prayer and 
Pfal. 25. 1. Praife to God. The heave-ft)oulder David 
Heb. 13. lifted his Heart up to God with, and with 
*5> the wave-BreaJl, where his Heart lay, with 

that he ufed to lean upon his Harp when he 


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played. Thefe two Difhes were very frefli 
and good, and they all eat heartily-well 

The next they brought up, was a Bottle 
of Wine, red as Blood. So Gaius faid to Deut. 32. 
them, Drink freely, this is the Juice of the i 4 . 
true Vine, that makes glad the Heart of Judg 9. 13. 
God and Man. So they drank and were J oh. 15. 1. 

The next was a Dim of Milk well crumb- 1 Fet. 2. 
ed. But Gaius faid, Let the Boys have that^ 1, 2. 
that they may grow thereby. A Difb cf 

Then they brought up in courfe a Dim Milk. 
of Butter and Hony. Then faid Gaius y Eat Of Hony, 
freely of this, for this is good to chear up, and Butter. 
and ftrengthen your Judgments and Under- 
ftandings. This was our Lords Dim when 
he was a Child. Butter and Hony Jh a 11 he Ifa. 7. 15. 
eat, that he may know to refufe the Evil, and 
chufe the Good. 

Then they brought them up a difh of Ap- 
ples, and they were very good tailed Fruit. A d>jb of 
Then faid Matthew^ May we eat Apples, Apples. 
fince they were fuch, by, and with which, 
the Serpent beguiled our firft Mother ? 

Then faid Gaius, 

Apples zvcre they with which we zvere beguiPd, 
Tet Sin, not Apples hath our Souls defil'd. 
Apples forbid, if eat, corrupts the Blood : 
To eat fuch, when commanded, does us good. 
Drink of his Flagons then^ thou Church, his 

And eat his Apples, who are fck of Love. 

Then faid Matthew, I made the Scruple, 


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becauje I a while fmce, was fick with eating 
of Fruit. 

Gains. Forbidden Fruit will make you 
fick, but not what our Lord has tolerated. 
Song 6. ii. While they were thus talking, they were 
A dljh of prefented with an other Difh ; and 'twas a 
Nuts. difh of Nuts. Then faid fome at the Ta- 

ble, Nuts fpoil tender Teeth ; fpecially the 
Teeth of Children. Which when Gaius 
heard, he faid. 

Hard Texts are Nuts {I will not call them 

Whoje Shells do keep their Kirnels from the 

Ope then the Shells, and you Jhall have the 

They here brought are for you to crack, and 


Then were they very Merry, and fate at 
the Table a long time, talking of many 
Things. Then faid the Old Gentleman, My 
good Landlord, while we are cracking your 
Nuts^ if you pleafe, do you open this 

A Kiddle. A man there was, t ho fome did count him mad, 
The more he cajl away, the more he had. 

Then they all gave good heed, wondr- 
ing what good Gaius would fay, fo he fat 
ftill a while, and then thus replyed : 

Gams opens He that beslows his Goods upon the Poor^ 
it. Shall have as much again, and ten times more. 


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Then faid Jofeph, I dare fay Sir, I did 
not think you could a found it out. 

Oh ! Said Gaius, I have bin trained up 
in this way a great while. Nothing teach- 
es like Experience ; I have learned of my 
Lord to be kind, and have found by expe- 
rience that I have gained thereby. There is 
that fcattereth, yet increafeth, and there is 
that witholdeth more then is meet, but // Prov - XI 
tendeth to Poverty. There is that maheth **• 
him/elf Rich, yet hath nothing, There is that $' * 3 7 ' 
ma\eth himfelf poor, yet hath great Riches. 

Then Simon whifpered to Chrisliana his 
Mother, and faid, Mother, this is a very 
good mans Houfe, let us ftay here a 
good while, and let my Brother Matthew 
be married here to Mercy, before we go any 

The which Gaius the Hoft overhearing, 
faid, with a very good Will, my Child. 

So they ftaid there more than a Month, 
and Mercy was given to Matthew to Wife. 

While they flayed here, Mercy as her 
Cuftom was, would be making Coats and 
Garments to give to the Poor, by which 
flie brought up a very good Report upon 
the Pilgrims. 

But to return again to our Story. After 
Supper, the lads defired a Bed, for that 
they were weary with Travelling. Then 
Gaius called to fhew them their Chamber, 
but faid Mercy, I will have them to Bed. 
So fhe had them to Bed, and they flept 
well, but the reft fat up all Night. For 
Gaius and they were fuch fu table Com- 
pany, that they could not tell how to 


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part. Then after much talk of their Lord, 
Old Honefl themfelves, and their Journey : old Mr. 
AW/. Hone ft, he that put forth the Riddle to Gai- 

ns, began to nod. Then faid Great-heart, 
What Sir, you begin to be drouzy, come 
rub up, now here's a Riddle for you. Then 
faid Mr. Honejl, let's hear it. 

Then faid Mr. Great-heart, 

A Riddle. He that will kill, muft firft he overcome : 

IV ho live abroad would, firft muft die at home. 

Hah, faid Mr. Honejl, it is a hard one, 
hard to expound, and harder to pra&ife. 
But come Landlord, faid he, I will if you 
pleafe, leave my part to you, do you ex- 
pound it, and I will hear what you fay. 

No faid Gaius, 'twas put to you, and 
Ms expected that you fhould anfwer it. 
Then faid the Old Gentleman, 

He firft by Grace muft conquered be, 
That Sin would mortifie. 
And who, that lives, would convince me, 
Unto himf elf muft die. 

It is right, faid Gaius, good Doctrine 
and Experience teaches this. For firfi:, 
until Grace difplays it (e\f, and overcomes 
the Soul with its Glory, it is altogether 
without heart to oppofe Sin. Befides, if 
Sin is Satan's Cords, by which the Soul lies 
bound, how fhould it make Refinance, be- 
fore it is loofed from that Infirmity ? 

Secondly, Nor will any that knows either 
Reafon or Grace, believe that fuch a man 


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can be a living Monument of Grace, that 
is a Slave to his own Corruptions. 

And now it comes in my mind, I will 
tell 'you a Story, worth the hearing. There 
were two Men that went on Pilgrimage, the 
one began when he was young, the other 
when he was old. The young Man had 
ftrong Corruptions to grapple with, the 
old Mans were decayed with the decays of 
Nature. The young man trod his fteps as 
even as did the old one, and was every way 
as light as he ; who now, or which of them, 
had their Graces mining cleared, fince both 
ieemed to be alike ? 

Honeft. The young Mans doubtkfs. For 
that which heads it a gain si the great eft Oppo- A Cornea- 
fition^ gives heft demonflration that it isjlrong- rifon. 
eft. Specially when it alfo holdeth pace with 
that that meets not with half Jo much \ as to 
be fur e old Age does not. 

Eefides, I have obferved that old men 
have blefled themfelves with this mifrake -, 
Namely, taking the decays of Nature, for 
a gracious Conqueft over Corruptions, and 
fo have been apt to beguile themfelves. 
Indeed old men that are gracious, are befr. 
able to give Advice to them that are young, 
becaufe they have feen moft of the empti- 
nefs of things. But yet, for an old and a 
young to fet out both together, the young 
one has the advantage of the faireffc di(- 
covery of a work of Grace within him, 
tho the old Mans Corruptions are naturally 
the weakeft. 

Thus they fat talking till break of Day. 
Now when the Family was up, Chrijliana 


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bid her Son James that he fhould read a 
Chapter; fo he read the 53d of Ifaiah. 
When he had done, Mr. Hone ft asked why 
it was faid, That the Savior is /aid to come 
out of a dry ground, and alfo that he had no 
Form nor Comlinefs in him? 

Greath. Then faid Mr. Great-heart , To 
the firft I anfwer, becaufe, The Church of 
the Jews, of which Chrift came, had then 
loft almoft, all the Sap and Spirit of Religi- 
on. To the fecond I fay, The Words are 
fpoken in the Perfon of the Unbelievers, 
who becaufe they want that Eye, that can 
fee into our Princes Heart, therefore they 
judg of him by the meannefs of his Out- 

Juft like thofe that know not that pre- 
cious Stones are covered over with a home- 
ly Cruji , who when they have found one, 
becaufe they know not what they have 
found, caft it again away as men do a com- 
mon Stone. 

Well, faid Gaius y Now you are here, 
and fince, as I know, Mr. Great-heart is 
good at his Weapons, if you pleafe, after 
we have refrefhed our felves, we will walk 
into the Fields, to fee if we can do any 
Gyant Slay- good. About a mile from hence, there is 
good af- one Slay- good, a Gyant that doth much an- 
faultedand noy the Kings Highway in thefe parts. And 
Jlain. I know whereabout his Haunt is, he is Ma- 

tter of a number of Thieves ; 'Twould be 
well if we could clear thefe Parts of him. 

So they con fen ted and went, Mr. Great- 
heart with his- Sword, Helmet, and Shield ; 
and the reft with Spears and Staves. 


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When they came to the place where he 
was, they found him with one Feeble-mind in 
his Hands, whom his Servants had brought 
unto him, having taken him in the Way ; 
now the Gyant was rifling of him, with a 
purpofe after that to pick his Bones. For 
he was of the nature of Flefh-eaters. 

Well, fo foon as he faw Mr. Great-hearty 
and his Friends, at the Mouth of his Cave 
with their Weapons, he demanded what 
they wanted ? 

Greath. We want thee : for we are come 
to revenge the Quarrel of the many that 
thou haft flain of the Pilgrims, when thou 
haft dragged them out of the King's High- 
way ; wherefore come out of thy Cave. So 
he armed himfelf and came out, and to a 
Battel they went, and fought for above an 
Hour, and then ftood ftill to take Wind. 

Slaygood. Thenfaidthe Gyant ^why are you 
here on my Ground? 

Greath. To revenge the Blood of Pilgrims, 
as I alfo told thee before \ fo they went to 
it again, and the Gyant made Mr. Great- 
heart give back, but he came up again, and 
in the greatnefs of his Mind, he let fly with 
fuch ftoutnefs at the Gyants Head and Sides, 
that he made him let his Weapon fall out 
of his Hand. So he fmote him and flew 
him, and cut oft his Head, and brought it 
away to the Inn. He alfo took Feeble-mind 
the Pilgrim, and brought him with him to 
his Lodgings. When they were come 
home, they fhewed his Head to the Fa- 
mily, and then fet it up as they had done 
others before, for a Terror to thofe that 


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fhould attempt to do as he, hereafter. 

Then they asked Mr. Feeble-mind how he 
fell into his hands ? 
Honxj Fee- Feeblem. Then faid the poor man, I am 

ble-mind a fickly man, as you fee, and becaufe Death 
came to be did ufually once a day, knock at my Door^ I 
a Pilgrim, thought I fhould never be well at home. 
So I betook my felf to a Pilgrims Life ; and 
have travelled hither from the Town of un- 
certain, where I and my Father were born. 
I am a man of no ftrength at all, of Body, 
nor yet of Mind, but would, if I could, tho 
I can but craul, fpend my Life in the Pil- 
grims way. When I came at the Gate that 
is at the head of the Way, the Lord of that 
place did entertain me freely. Neither ob- 
jected he againft my weakly Looks, nor a- 
gainft my feeble-Mind ; but gave me fuch 
things that were neceflary for my Journey, 
and bid me hope to the end. When I 
came to the Houfe of the Interpreter, I re- 
ceived much Kindnefs there, and becaufe 
the Hill Difficulty was jugded too hard for 
me, I was carried up that by one of his 
Servants. Indeed I have found much Re- 
lief from Pilgrims, tho none was willing 
to go fo foftly as I am forced to do. Yet 
ftill as they came on, they bid me be of 
good Chear, and faid, that it was the will of 
their Lord, that Comfort fhould be given 
i Thef. 5. to the feeble-minded, and fo went on their 
14. own pace. When I was come up toajfault- 

Lane, then this Gyant met with me, and 
bid me prepare for an Incounter; but alas, 
feeble one that I was, I had more need of a 
Cordial. So he came up and took me, I 


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conceited he fhould not kill me ; alfo 
when he had got me into his Den, fince I 
went not with him willingly, I believed I 
fhould come out alive again. For I have 
heard, that not any Pilgrim that is taken 
Captive by violent Hands, if he keeps 
Heart-whole towards his Mafter, is by the 
Laws of Providence to die by the Hand of 
the Enemy. Robbed, I looked to be, and 
Robbed to be fure I am ; but I am as you 
fee efcaped with Life, for the which I thank 
my King as Author, and you, as the Means. 
Other Brunts I alfo look for, but this I have 
refolved on, to wit, to run when I can, to 
go when I cannot run, and to creep when I 
cannot go. As to the main, I thank him 
that loves me, I am fixed ; my way is be- 
fore me, my Mind is beyond the River that 
has no Bridg, tho I am, as you fee, but of a 
feeble Mind. 

Hon. Then faid old ^r.Honeft, Have not 
you Jome time ago, been acquainted with one 
Mr. Fearing, a Pilgrim ? 

Feeble. Acquainted with him ; Yes. He 
came from the Town of Stupidity, which 
lieth four Degrees to the Northward of the 
City of Dejlruclion, and as many off, of 
where I was born; Yet we were well ac- ,, _ 
quainted, for indeed he was mine Uncle, .. \. 
my Fathers Brother ; he and I have been jr^blemindj' 
much of a Temper, he was a little fhort- jj nc i e 
er than I, but yet we were much of a 
Complexion. ^ # Feeble . 

Hon. I perceive you know him, and I am m \ n( \ } jas 
apt to believe aljo that you were related one to r ome f Mr. 
an other ; for you have his whitely Look, a Fearino-'s 

Laji Features. 

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Cajl like his with your Eye, and your Speech 
is much alike, 

Feebl, Moft have faid fo, that have known 
us both, and befides, what I have read in 
him, I have for the moft part, found in 
my felf. 
Gaius Com- Gaius. Come Sir, faid good Gaius, be of 
forts him. good Chear, you are welcome to me, and to my 
Houfe \ and what thou hajl a mind to, call 
for freely ; and what thou would' ft have my 
Servants do for thee, they will do it with a 
ready Mind, 
Notice to Feebl Then faid Mr. Feeble-mind. This is 

be taken of unexpected Favor, and as the Sun, mining 
Providence, out of a very dark Cloud. Did Gyant Slay- 
good intend me this Favor when he ftop'd 
me, and refolved to let me go no further ? 
Did he intend that after he had rifled my 
Pockets, I mould go to Gaius mine Hojl ! 
Yet fo it is. 
Tidings Now, juft as Mr. Feeble-mind, and Gai- 

ho<w one U s was thus in talk ; there comes one run- 
Not-right n i n g anc j ca u e j at t ] le Door, anc j to j d 
wasjlain That about a Mile and an half off, there 
-with a was one Mn Not-right, a Pilgrim, {truck 

Thunder- ^j upon ^ p j ace w j iere ^ e w w j t j 1 
bolt, and a Thunder-bolt. 

minis Com- ?""' Ah$ ' &id M "' FeM "™< « he 
mi ". \ ° ^ ^ m -> he overtook me fome days before 
ment upon ft. T r r v • * i \ . , 

r 1 came lo far as hither, and would be my 

Company-keeper. He alfo was with me 

when Slay-good the Gyant took me, but 

he was nimble of his Heels, and efcaped. 

But it feems, he efcaped to die, and 1 was 

took to live. 


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What, one would think, doth feek to /lay out- 
Oft time s, delivers from the faddesl Plight. 
That very Providence, whofe Face is Death, 
Doth oft times, to the lowly, Life bequeath. 
/ was taken , he did efcape and flee, 
Hands Croft, gives Death to him,andLife to me. 

Now about this time Matthew and Mercy 
was Married : alfo Gains gave his Daugh- 
ter Phebe to fa?nes, Matthew's Brother to 
Wife y after which time, they yet flayed 
above ten days, at Gains' s Houfe, fpending 
their time, and the Seafons, like as Pil- 
grims ufe to do. 

When they were to depart, Gains made 
them a Feaft, and they did eat and drink, ^be P'?- 
and were merry. Now the Hour was come^ nw ^' 
that they muft be gon, wherefore MrJ aret0 S° 
Great-heart called for a Reckoning. B ut f°r<warJ. 
Gains told him that at his Houfe, it was 
not the Cuftom for Pilgrims to pay for their 
Entertainment. He boarded them by the Lu ^ c I0 - 
year, but looked for his Pay from the good ^» 34 "' A 35 ' 
Samaritane, who had promifed him at his 0TV e ^ 
return, whatsoever Charge he was at with 57 "", ** 
them, faithfully to repay him. Then faid . 
Mr. Great-heart to him. Vtolf" 6 

Greath. Beloved, th on do ft faithfully, what- 
foever thou do ft, to the Brethren and to Stran- 
gers, which have borne IVitnefs of thy Charity 
before the Church, zvhom if thou (yet) bring 
forward oil their fourney, after a Godly forty 
thou Jhalt do well. 

Then Gaius took his Leave of them all 


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Gaius his and of his Children, and particularly of Mr. 

loft kind- Feeble-mind. He alfo gave him fomething 

nefs to Fee- to drink by the way. 

ble-mmd. Now Mr. Feeble-mind, when they were go- 

ing out of the Door, made as if he intend- 
ed to linger. The which, when Mr. Great- 
heart efpied, he faid, Come, Mr. Feeble, 
Pray do you go along with us, I will be your 
Conductor, and you mail fair as the reft. 

Feebl. Alas, I want a fut able Companion, 
you are all lufty andflrong, but I, as you fee, 
am weak. \ I chufe therefore rather to come be- 
hind, left, by reafon of my ?nany Infirmities, I 
Jhould be both a Burthen to my felf and to 
you. I am, as I faid, a man of a weak and 
feeble Mind, and Jhall be offended and made 
weak at that which others can bear. I Jhall 
like no Laughing ; 1 Jhall like no gay Attire, I 
Jhall like no unprofitable ^uejlions . Nay, 1 am 
fo weak a Man, as to be offended with that 
which others have a liberty to do. 1 do not yet 
know all the 'Truth ; / am a very ignorant 
Chriftian man ; fometimes if I hear fome rejoice 
in the Lord, it troubles me becaufe I cannot do 
fo too. It is with me as it is with a weak 
Man among the Jlrong, or as with a fick Man 
among the healthy, or as a Lamp dtfpijed, [He 
that is ready to Jlip with his Feet, is as a Lamp 

Job 12. 5. dejpifed in the Thought of him that is at eafe.) 
So that I know not what to do. 

Great/?. But Brother, faid Mr. Great-heart. 
I have it in Coinmiffion, to comfort the feeble- 

iThef.5,15. minded, and to fupport the weak. You 

Rom. 14. mu ft needs go along with us; we will wait 

1 Cor. 8. f or you, we will lend you our help, we will 
deny ourfelves of fome things, both Opi- 
nion a the 

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nionatlve and Practical, for your fake ; we Chap. 9. 22. 
will not enter into Doubtful Difputations 
before you, we will be made all things to 
you rather than you fhall be left behind. 

Now, all this while they were at Gaius's 
Door; and behold as they were thus in the 
heat of their Difcourfe, Mr. Ready-to-hault Pfalm38.i7. 
came by, with his Crutches in his hand, and Promifes. 
hr alfo was going on Pilgrimage. 

Feebl. Then /aid Mr. Feeblemind to him, 
Man! Howcamejl thou hither? I was butjiift 
now complaining that I had not a fu table Com- 
panion^ but thou art according to my Wijh. 
IVelcome ^welcome y good Mr. Ready-to-hault, 
/ hope thee and I may be fome help. 

Readyto. I (hall be glad of thy Company, 
faid the other ; and good Mr. Feeblemind, 
rather than we will part, fince we are thus 
happily met, I will lend thee one of my 

Feebl. Nay, faid he, tho I thank thee for 
thy good Will, I am not inclined to hault afore 
I am Lame. How be it, I think when occafe- 
on is, it may help me againjl a Dog. 

Readyto. If either my f elf or my Crutches 
can do thee a pleafure, we are both at thy 
Command, good Mr. Feeblemind. 

Thus therefore they went on, Mr. Great- 
hearted Mr. Honeji went before, Chriftia- 
r.a and her Children went next, and Mr. 
Feeble-mind, and M.Y. Ready-to-hault came be- 
hind with his Crutches.Then faid My. Hones!, 

Hon. Pray Sir, nozv we are upon the Road, 
tell us fome profitable things of fome that have 
gon on Pilgrimage before us. 

Greatb. With a good Will. I fuppofe 


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you have heard how Chriftian of old, did 
meet with Apollyon in the Valley of Humili- 
ation, and alfo what hard work he had to go 
* Part thorow the Valley of the Shadow of Death, 

from pag. Alfo I think you cannot but have heard 
105. to how Faithful 'was put to it wkhMadamfVan- 
pag. 112. ton, with Adam the firft, with one Difcon- 
tent, and Shame ; four as deceitful Villains, 
as a man can meet with upon the Road. 

Hon. Yes, I have heard of all this - y but in- 
deed, good Faithful, was hardeft put to it 
with Shame, he was an unwearied one. 

Greath. Ai, for as the Pilgrim well faid, 
He of all men had the wrong name. 
1 part Hon. But pray Sir where was it that Chri- 

pag. 129. ftian and Faithful met Talkative ? that fame 
P a g« 1 33* was a V° a notable one, 

Greath, He was a confident Fool, yet 

many followed his wayes. 

Hon. He had like to a beguiled Faithful ? 

Greath, Ai, but Chrijlian put him into a 

way quickly to find him out. Thus they 

1 part went on till they came at the place where 

pag. 144. Evangelisl met with Chrijlian and Faithful, 

and prophecyed to them of what mould 

befal them at Vanity-Fair, 

Greath, Then faid their Guide, here- 
abouts did Chrijlian and Faithful meet with 
Evangelisl, who prophecyed to them of 
what Troubles they mould meet with at 

Hon. Say you fo ! I dare fay it was a hard 

Chapter that then he did read unto them ? 

Greath, 'Twas fo, but he gave them Tn- 

1 Part couragement withall. But what do we talk 

pag, I57 of them, they were a couple of Lyon-like 

&c.' Men 

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Men ; they had fet their Faces like Flint. 
Don't you remember how undaunted they 
were when they flood before the Judg ? 

Hon. Well Faithful bravely Suffered? 

Greatb. So he did, and as brave things 
came on't : For Hopeful and fome others, 
as the Story relates it, were Converted by 
his Death. 

Hon. Well, but pray go on \ for you are 
well acquainted with things. 

Greatb. Above all that Chriflian met with 
after he had paft thorow Vanity-Fair, 
one By-ends was the arch one. 

Hon. By -Ends ; What was he ? l ^ art 

Greatb. A very arch Fellow, a down- ^ a ^* I7 °* 
right Hypocrite; one that would be Religi- 
ous, which way ever the World went, but 
fo cunning, that he would be fure neither 
to lofe, nor fuffer for it. 

He had his Mode of Religion for every 
frefh Occafion, and his Wife was as good 
at it as he. He would turn and change 
from Opinion to Opinion \ yea, and plead 
for fo doing too. Butfo far as I could learn, 
he came to an ill End with his By-Ends, 
nor did I ever hear that any of his Chil- 
dren was ever of any Efteem with any that 
truly feared God. 

Now by this time they were come with- 
in fight of the Town of Vanity, where Va- 
nity-Fair is kept. So when they faw that :ey are . 
they were fo near the Town, they confult- c ? m * , w/ 
ed with one another how they mould pafs v . 
thorow the Town, and fome faid one thing, pr j 6 

and fome an other. At laft Mr. Great -hearty 
faid, I have, as you may underftand, often 
H been 

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been a Conductor of Pilgrims thorow this 
Town ; Now I am acquainted with one 
Mr. Mnajon, a Cypruftan by Nation, an old 

They enter Difciple, at whofe Houfe we may Lodg. 

into one Mr. If you think good, faid he, we will turn in 

Mnafons to there ? 

Lod & Content, faid Old Honefe ; Content, faid 

Chriftiana \ Content, faid Mr. Feeble mind \ 
and fo they faid all. Now you muft think 
it was Even-tide, by that they got to the 
outfide of the Town, but Mr. Great-heart 
knew the way to the Old Man's Houfe. So 
thither they came ; and he called at the 
Door, and the old Man within knew his 
Tongue fo foon as ever he heard it ; fo 
he opened, and they all came in. Then 
faid Mnafon their Hoft, How far have ye 
come to day ? fo they faid, from the 
Houfe of Gains our Friend. I promife 
you, faid he, you have gone a good ftitch, 
you may well be a weary ; fit down. So 
they fat down. 

They are Greath. Then faid their Guide, Come, what 

glad of en- Chear Sirs, I dare fay you are welcome to my 

tertain- Friend. 

ment. Mna. I alfo, faid Mr. Mnafon, do bid you 

Welcome ; and what ever you want, do' 
but fay, and we will do what we can to get 
it for you. 

Hon. Our great Want a while fence, was 
Harbor, and good Company, and now 1 hope 
we have both. 

Mna. For Harbor you fee what it is, 
but for good Company, that will appear 
in the Tryal. 

Greath. Well, faid Mr. Great-heart, will 


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you have the Pilgrims up into their Lodg- 
ing ? 

Mna. I will, faid Mr. Mnafon. So he had 
them to their refpeclive Places j and alfo 
fhewed them a very fair Dining-Room 
where they might be and flip together, un- 
til time was come to go to Reft. 

Now when they were fet in their places, 
and were a little cheary after their Journey, 
Mr. Honejl asked his Landlord if there were 
any ftore of good People in the Town ? 

Mna. We have a few, for indeed they 
are but a few, when compared with them 
on the other Side. 

Hon, But how Jhall we do to fee fome ofTbey defire 
them? for the Sight of good Men to them that to fee fome 
are going on Pilgrimage, is like to the ap-°f the good 
pearing of the Moon and the Stars to them that Peo P le in the 
are failing upon the Seas. Toivn. 

Mna. Then Mr. Mnajon ftamped with 
his Foot, and his Daughter Grace came up; Somefent 
fo he faid unto her, Grace go you, tell my/ or . 
Friends, Mr. Contrite, Mr. Holy-man, Mr. 
Love faint, Mr. Dare-not-ly, and Mr. Peni- 
tent ; That I have a Friend or two at my 
Houfe, that have a mind this evening to 
fee them. 

So Grace went to call them, and they 
came, and after Salutation made, they fat 
down together at the Table. 

Then faid Mr. Mnafon, their Landlord, 
My Neighbours, I have, as you fee, a 
company of Strangers come to my Houfe, 
they are Pilgrims : They come from a 
far, and are going to Mount Sion. But 
who, quoth he, do you think this is ? 

H 2 point- 

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pointing with his Finger to Chrlftiana. It 
is Chriftiana, the wife of Chrijlian, that 
famous Pilgrim, who with Faithful his Bro- 
ther were fo fhamefully handled in our 
Town. At that they ftood amazed, fay- 
ing, we little thought to fee Chriftiana, 
when Grace came to call us, wherefore 
this is a very comfortable Surprize. Then 
they asked her of her wellfare, and if 
thefe young Men were her Husbands Sons. 
And when fhe had told them they were ; 
they faid, The King whom you love, and 
ferve, make you as your Father, and bring 
you where he is in Peace. 
Some Talk Hon. Then Mr. Honeft [when they were 
betwixt all fat down) asked Mr, Contrite and the 
Mr. Honeft rejl^ in what poslure their Town was at pre- 
and Con- fent. 

tnte - Cont. You may be fure we are full of 

Hurry, in Fair time. 'Tis hard keeping 
our Hearts and Spirits in any good Order, 
when we are in a cumbred Condition. He 
that lives in fuch a place as this is, and 
that has to do with fuch as we have, has 
Need of an Itum, to caution him to take 
heed, every Moment of the Day. 

Hon. But how are your Neighbors for qui- 

etne/s ? 

Perfection Cont. They are much more moderate 

notfo hot at now than formerly. You know how Chri- 

Fanity-Fair fiian and Faithful were ufed at our Town; 

as formerly, but of late, I fay, they have been far more 

moderate. I think the Blood of Faithful 

lieth with load upon them till now ; for 

fince they burned him, they have been 

afhamed to burn any more : In thofe Days 


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we were afraid to walk the Streets, but now 
we can fhew our Heads. Then the Name 
of a Profeflbr was odious, now fpecially in 
fome parts of our Town (for you know 
our Town is large) Religion is counted 

Then /aid Mr. Contrite to them, Pray how 
faireth it with you in your Pilgrimage, how 
/lands the Country affected towards you ? 

Hon. It happens to us, as it happeneth 
to Wayfairing men ; fometimes our way- 
is clean, fometimes foul; fometimes up hill, 
fometimes down hill ; We are feldom at a 
Certainty. The Wind is not always on 
our Backs, rior is every one a Friend that 
we meet with in the Way. We have met 
with fome notable Rubs already ; and what 
are yet behind we know not, but for the 
moft part we find it true, that has been 
talked of of old : A good Man muft fuffer 

Contrit. You talk of Rubs, what Rubs have 
you met withal? 

Hon. Nay, ask Mr. Great-heart our Guide, 
for he can give the belt Account of that. 

Greath. We have been befet three or 
four times already: Firft Chriftiana and 
her Children were befet with two Ruffians, 
that they feared would a took away their 
Lives ; We was befet with Gyant Bloody- 
man, Gyant Maul, and Gyant Slay-good. 
Indeed we did rather befet the laft, than 
were befet of him. And thus it was: After 
we had been fome time at the Houfe of 
Gaius, mine Hosl and of the whole Church, 
we were minded upon a time to take our 
H 3 Weapons 

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Weapons with us, and fo go fee if we could 
light upon any of thofe that were Enemies 
to Pilgrims ; (for we heard that there was 
a notable one thereabouts.) Now Gains 
knew his Haunt better than I, becaufe he 
dwelt thereabout, fo we looked and look- 
ed, till at laft we difcerned the Mouth of 
his Cave ; then we were glad and pluck' d 
up our Spirits. So we approached up to 
his Den, and lo when we came there, he 
had dragged by meer force into his Net, 
this poor man, Mr. Feeble-mind, and was 
about to bring him to his End. But when 
he law us, fuppofing, as we thought, he had 
had an other Prey, he left the poor man 
in his Hole, and came out. So we fell to it 
full fore, and he luftily laid about him; but, 
in conclufion, he was brought down to the 
Ground, and his Head cut off, and fet up 
by the Way fide for a Terror to fuch as 
fhouidafter pract.ife fuch Ungodlinefs. That 
I tell you the Truth, here is the man him- 
felf to affirm it, who was as a Lamb taken 
out of the Mouth of the Lyon. 

Feebl. Then /aid Mr. Feeble-mind, 1 
found this true to my Cojl, and Comfort; to 
my Cojl, when he threatned to pick my Bones 
every Moment, and to my Co?nfort, when 1 
faw Mr, Great- heart and his Friends with 
their Weapons approach fo neer for my Deli- 
Mr. Holy- Holym. Thenfaid Mr. Holy-man, there are 
man's two things that they have need to be pof- 

Speecb. fefTed with that go on Pilgrimage, Courage, 

and an unfpotted Life, If they have not 
Courage, they can never hold on their way ; 


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and if their Lives be loofe, they will make 
the very Name of a Pilgrim ft ink. 

Lovef Then faid Mr. Love-faint ; I hope Mr. Love- 
this Caution is not needful amongft you. faintV 
But truly there are many that go upon the Speech. 
Road, that rather declare themfelves Stran- 
gers, to Pilgrimage, than Strangers and 
Pilgrims in the Earth. 

Dareno. Then faid Mr. Dare-not-ly, 'Tis Mr. Dare- 
true -, they neither have the Pilgrims Weed, not-ly bis 
nor the Pilgrims Courage-, they go not upright- Speech, 
ly, but all awrie with their Feet y one Jhoo 
goes inward, an other outward, and their 
Hofen out behind ; there a Rag, and there a 
Renty to the difparagement of their Lord. 

Penit. Thefe things faid Mr. Penitent , Mr. Peni- 
they ought to be troubled for, nor are the tent bis 
Pilgrims like to have that Grace put upon Speech. 
them and their pilgrims Progrefs, as they 
defire, until the way is cleared of fuch Spots 
and Blemifties. 

Thus they fat talking and fpending the 
time, until Supper was let upon the Table. 
Unto which they went and refrefhed their 
weary Bodys, fo they went to Reft. Now 
they ftayed in this Fair a great while, at the 
Houfe of this Mr. Mnafon, who in procefs of 
time, gave his Daughter Grace unto Simon y 
Chrijhana's Son, to Wife, and his Daughter 
Martha to Jofeph.' 

The time as I faid, that they lay here, 
was long (for it was not now as in former 
times.) Wherefore the Pilgrims grew ac- 
quainted with many of the good people of 
the Town, and did them what Service they 
could. Mercy, as fhe was wont, laboured 
H 4 much 

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much for the Poor, wherefore their Bellyes 
and Backs bleffed her, and fhe was there 
an Ornament to her Profeffion. And to 
fay the truth, for Grace, Phebe, and Martha, 
they were all of a very good Nature, and 
did much good in their place. They were 
all alfo of them very Fruitful, fo that Chri- 
ftian's Name, as was faid before, was like 
10 live in the World. 
A Monder. While they lay here,there came a Monfter 
out of the Woods, and ilew many of the 
People of the Town. It would alfo carry 
away their Children, and teach them to 
suck its Whelps. Now no Man in the Town 
durft fo much as face this Monfter ; but all 
Men fled when they heard of the noife of 
his coming. 
Rev. 17. 3. The Monfter was like unto nopne Beaft 
His Shape. u P°n the Earth. Its Body was like a Dra- 
His Nature, gon, and it had feven Heads and ten Horns. 
It made great havoc of Children, and yet it 
was governed by a Woman. This Monfter 
propounded Conditions to men ; and fuch 
men as loved their Lives more then their 
Souls, accepted of thofe Conditions. So 
they came under. 

Now this Mr. Great-heart, together with 
thefe that came to vifit the Pilgrims at Mr. 
Mnafon's Houfe, entred into a Covenant to 
go and ingage this Beaft, if perhaps they 
might deliver the People of this Town, 
from the Paw and Mouths of this fo de- 
vouring a Serpent. 

Then did Mr. Great-heart, Mr. Contrite^ 
How he is Mr. Holyman, Mr. Dare-not-Iy, and Mr. Pe- 
ingaged. nitent, with their Weapons go forth to meet 


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him. Now the Monjier at firft was very 
Rampant, and looked upon thefe Enemies 
with great Difdain, but they fo belabored 
him, being fturdy men at Arms, that they 
made him make a Retreat ; fo they came 
home to Mr. Mnafons Houfe again. 

The Monfter^you muft know, had his cer- 
tain Seafons to come out in, and to make 
his attempts upon the Children of the Peo- 
pleoftheTown ; alfo thefe Seafons did thefe 
valiant Worthies watch him in, and did 
itill continually aflault him ; in fo much, 
that in procefs of time, he became not only 
wounded, but lame ; alfo he has not made 
that havock of the Towns mens Children, 
as formerly he has done. And it is verily 
believed by fome, that this Beaft will die of 
his Wounds. 

This therefore made Mr. Great-heart and 
his Fellows, of great Fame in this Town, 
fo that many of the People that wanted 
their taft of things, yet had a reverend 
Efteem and Refpecft for them. Upon this 
account therefore it was that thefe Pilgrims 
got not much hurt here. True, there were 
fome of the bafer fort that could fee no 
more then a Mole^ nor underftand more 
than a Beaft, thefe had no reverence for 
thefe men, nor took they notice of their 
Valour or Adventures. 

Well, the time grew on that the Pil- 
grims muft go on their way, wherefore they 
prepared for their Journey. They fent for 
their Friends, they conferred with them, 
they had fome time fet apart ; therein to 
commit each other to the Protection of 
H 5 their 

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their Prince. There was again, that 
brought them of fuch things as they had, 
that was fit for the weak, and the ftrong, 
Acts 28. 10. for the Women, and the men; and fo 
laded them with fuch things as was ne- 

Then they fet forwards on their way, 
and their Friends accompanying them fo 
far as was convenient ; they again commit- 
ted each other to the Protection of their 
King, and parted. 

They therefore that were of the Pilgrims 
Company went on, and Mr. Great-heart 
went before them ; now the Women and 
Children being weakly, they were forced 
to go as they could bear, by this means 
Mr. Ready-to-hault^ndMr. Feeble-minded 
more to fympathize with their Condition. 

When they were gone from the Towns- 
men, and when their Friends had bid 
them farewel, they quickly came to the 
place where Faithful was put to Death. 
There therefore they made a ftand, and 
thanked him that had enabled him to bear 
his Crofs fo well, and the rather, becaufe 
they now found that they had a benefit by 
fuch a Manly Suffering as his was. 

They went on therefore after this, a good 
way further, talking of Chrijllan and Faith- 
ful^ and how Hopeful joy ntd himfelf to Chri- 
Jlian after that Faithful was dead. 
1 Part Now they were come up with the Hill 

p # I74 .. Lucre, where the Silver-mine was, which 

took Demas off from his Pilgrimage, and 
into which, as fome think, By-ends fell and 
perifhed ; wherefore they confidered that. 


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Eutwhen they were come to the old Mo- 
nument that flood over againft the Hill 
Lucre^ to wit, to the Pillar of Salt that 
flood alfo within view of Sodom^ and its 
ftinkingLake ; they marvelled, as did Cbri- 
ftian before, that men of that Knowledg 
and ripenefs of Wit as they was, fliould be 
fo blindfcd as to turn afide here. Only they 
confidered again, that Nature is not affect- 
ed with the Harms that others have met 
with, fpecially if that thing upon which 
they look, has an attracting Virtue upon 
the foolifh Eye. 

I faw now that they went on till they 1 Part 
came at the River that was on this Side of P a g- J 77. 
the delectable Mountains. To the River 
where the fine Trees grow on both fides, 
and whofe Leaves, if taken inwardly, are 
good againft Surfits ; where the Medows p . , 
are green all the year long, and where they 
might lie down fafely. 

By this River fide in the medow, there 
were Cotes and Folds for Sheep, an Houfe 
built for the nourijhing, and bringing up of 
thofe .Lambs, the Babes of thofe Women 
that go on Pilgrimage. Alfo there was Heb. 5. ». 
here one that was intrufted with them, if a . 40. n. 
who could have companion, and that could 
gather thefe Lambs with his Arm, and car- 
ry them in his Bofom, and that could gent- 
ly lead thofe that were with young. Now 
to the Care of this Man^ Chriftiana admo- 
nifhed her four Daughters to commit their 
little ones ; that by thefe Waters they 
might be houfed, harbored, suckered, and 
nourifhed, and that none of them might 


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Jer. 23. 4. ^ lacking in time to come. This man, if 
Ezek. 34. anv f t hem go aftray, or be loft, he will 
11, 12. 13. bring them again, he will alfo bind up 
14. 15, 16. tnat which was broken, and will ftrength- 
en them that are fick. Here they will ne- 
ver want Meat anjd Drink and Cloathing, 
here they will be kept from Thieves and 
Robbers, for this man will die before one 
of thofe committed to his Truft, mail be 
loft. Befides, here they fhall befure to 
have good Nutriture and Admonition, and 
mail be taught to walk in right Paths, 
and that you know is a Favour of no fmall 
account. Alfo here, as you fee, are de- 
licate Waters, pleafant Medows, dainty 
Flowers, Variety of Trees, and fuch as bear 
wholfom Fruit. Fruit, not like that that 
Matthew eat of, that fell over the Wall 
out of Belzebubs Garden, but Fruit that 
procureth Health where there is none, 
and that continueth and increafeth it 
where it is. 

So they were content to commit their 

little Ones to him ; and that which was 

alfo an Incouragement to them fo to do, 

was, for that all this was to be at the 

Charge of the King, and fo was as an Hofpi - 

tal to young Children, and Orphans. 

Iheybe'wx Now they went on: And when they 

come to were come to By-path Medow, to the Stile 

By-path over wn i°h Chriftian went with his Fellow 

Stile, have Hopeful, when they were taken by Gyani 

a mind to Difpair, and put into doubting Caftle : 

have a pluck They fat down and confulted what was 

nvitb Gyant beft to be done, to wit, now they were 

Difpair. fo ftrong, and had got fuch a man as Mr. 


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Great-heart for their Conductor ; whether i P art » P a g 
they had not beir. to make an Attempt *79> l8 *- 
upon the Gyant, demolifh his Cattle, and 
if there were any Pilgrims in it, to fet 
them at liberty before they went any fur- 
ther, bo one faid one thing, and an other 
faid the contrary. One queftioned if it 
was lawful to go upon unconfe crated Ground, 
an other faid they might, provided their 
end was good ; but Mr. Great-heart faid, 
Though that AiTerti^n offered laflr, cannot 
be univerfally true, yet I have a Comand- 
ment to refift Sin, to overcome Evil, to 
fight the good Fight of Faith. And I pray, 
with whom mould I fight this good Fight, 
if not with Gyant difpair? I will therefore 
attempt the taking away of his Life, and 
the demolifhing of Doubting Caftle. Then 
faid he, who will go with me ? Then faid 
old Honeftj I will, and fo will we too, faid x j^ 2 
Chri/lian's four Sons, Matthew ^ Simon^ I3> ,. 
James, and Jofeph^ for they were young 
men and ftrong. 

So they left the Women in the Road, 
and with them Mr. Feeble-mind^ and Mr. 
Ready-to-halt y with his Crutches, to be 
their Guard, until they came back, for in 
that place tho Gyant- Difpair dwelt fo near, 
they keeping in the Road, A little Child jf a# XIi $ # 
might lead them. 

So Mr. Great-hearty old Hone ft > and the 
four young men, went to go up to Doubt- 
/^-Caftle, to look for Gyant-Difpai?\ When 
they came at the Caftle Gate they knock- 
ed for Entrance with an unufual Noyfe. 
At that the old Gyant comes to the Gate, 


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Difpair has 



Difpair is 
loth to die. 

Caftle de- 

Cbe g)econti Part of 

and Diffidence his Wife follows, Then faid 
he, Who, and what is he, that is fo hardy, 
as after this manner to moleft the Gyant- 
Diftair? Mr. Great-heart replyed, It is I, 
Great-hearty one of the King of the Cele- 
ftial Countries Condu&ors of Pilgrims to 
their Place. And I demand of thee that 
thou open thy Gates for my Entrance, pre- 
pare thyfelf alfo to Fight, for I am come 
to take away thy head, and to demolifh 
Doubting Cattle. 

Now Gyant-Difpair^ becaufe he was a 
Gyant, thought no man could overcome 
him, and again, thought he, fince here- 
tofore I have made a Conqueft of Angels, 
mall Great-heart make me afraid ? So he 
harnefTed himfelf and went out. He had 
a Cap of Steel upon his Head, a Breft-plate 
of Fire girded to him, and he came out 
in Iron-Shoos, with a great Club in his 
Hand. Then thefe fix men made up to 
him, and befet him behind and before ; 
alfo when Diffidence^ the Gyantefs, came 
up to help him, old Mr. Honeji cut her 
down at one Blow. Then they fought for 
their Lives, and Gyant Difpair was brought 
down to the Ground, but was very loth to 
dye. He ftrugled hard, and had, as they 
fay, as many Lives as a Cat, but Great- 
heart was his death, for he left him not 
till he had fevered his Head from his moul- 

Then they fell to demolifliing Doubting- 
Caftle, and that you know might with 
eafe be done, fince Gyant-Difpair was 
dead. They was feven days in destroy- 

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ing of that ; and in it of Pilgrims, they 
found one Mr. Difpondencie, almoft ftarved 
to Death, and one Much-afraid his Daugh- 
ter ; thefe two they faved alive. But it 
would a made you a wondered to have 
feen the dead Bodies that lay here and 
there in the Caftle Yard, and how full of 
dead mens Bones the Dungeon was. 

When Mr. Great-heart and his Compa- 
nions had performed this Exploit, they 
took Mr. Difpondencle, and his Daughter 
Much-afraid^ into their Protection, for 
they were honeft People, tho they wer 
Prifoners in Doubting-Cajlle to that Ty- 
rant Gyant Difpair. They therefore I fay, 
took with them the Head of the Gyant 
(for his Body they had buried under a 
heap of Stones) and down to the Road 
and to their Companions they came, and 
fhewed them what they had done. Now 
when Feeble-mind and Ready-to-halt faw 
that it was the Head of Gyant-Difpair in- 
deed, they were very jocond and merry. 
Now Chrijliana, if need was, could play 
upon the Vial, and her Daughter Mercy 
upon the Lute : So, fince they were 
fo merry difpofed, me plaid them a Lef- 
fon, and Ready-to-halt would dance. So _., 
he took Difpondencies Daughter, named \< y r V" ve J 
Much-afraid, by the Hand, and to Dan- »" ™ d 
cing they went in the Road. True he .* s 
could not Dance without one Crutch in JG> '* 
his Hand, but I promife you, he footed it 
well ; alfo the Girl was to be commend- 
ed, for (he anfwered the Mufick han- 


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As for Mr. Defpondencie, the Mufick was 
not much to him, he was for feeding ra- 
ther than dancing, for that he was almoft 
ftarved. So Chriftiana gave him fome of 
her Bottle of Spirits for prefent Relief, and 
then prepared him fomething to eat ; and 
in little time the old Gentleman came to 
himfelf, and began to be finely revived. 

Now I faw in my Dream, when all thefe 
things were finifhed, Mr. Great-heart took 
the Head of Gyant-Difpair, and let it upon 
a Pole by the Highway fide, right over a- 
gainft the Piller that Chri/iian ere&ed for a 
Caution to Pilgrims that came after, to take 
heed of entering into his Grounds. 

Then he writ under it upon a Marble- 
ftone, thefe Verfes following. 

A Monu- "This is the Head of him, Whofe Name only 
ment of De- In former times, did Pilgrims terrify, 
liverance. His CaftleV down, and Diffidence his Wife, 

Brave Mafier Great-heart has bereft of Life. 

Defpondencie, his Daughter, Much-afraid ; 

Great-heart,/0r/^,tf^ the Man has plaid. 

Who hereof doubts, if he' I but caji his Eye, 

Up hither, may his Scruples fatisfy. 

This Head, alfowhen doubting Cripples dance, 

Doth Jhew from Fears they have Deliverance. 

When thefe men had thus bravely fhew- 
ed themfelves againft Doubting Caslle, and 
had {lain Gyant Difpair, they went forward, 
and went on till they came to the Delegable 
Mountains, where Chrijlian and Hopeful re- 
frefhed themfelves with the Varieties of the 
Place. They alfo acquainted themfelves 


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/Y0 w//// "zr;, 


T7;tf doubting Caftle be demolijhed 
And the Gyant difpair hath loft his head 
Sin can rebuild the Cajlle, mah/t remaine, 
And make defpair the Gyant live againe. 

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with the Shepherds there, who welcomed 
them as they had done Christian before, un- 
to the delectable Mountains. 

Now the Shepherds feeing fo great a train 
follow Mr. Great-heart (for with him they 
were well acquainted ; ) they faid unto 
him, Good Sir, you have got a goodly 
Company here $ pray where did you find 
all thefe ? 

Then Mr. Great-heart replyed. 

Firfl here's Chriffciana and her train, The Guides 

Her Sons, and her Sons Wives, who like the Speech to the 

r Wain, Shepherds. 

Keep by the Pole, and do by Compafs ftere, 
From Sin to Grace, elfe they had not been here. 
Next here's old Honeft come on Pilgrimage, 
Ready-to-halt too, who I dare ingage, 
True hearted is, and fo is Feeble-mind, 
Who willing was, not to be left behind. 
Difpondencie, good-man,is coming after, 
Andfo alfo is Much-afraid, his Daughter. 
May we have Entertainment here, or muff 
We further go ? let's know whereon to trusl ? 

Then faid the Shepherds ; This is a Their Enter- 
comfortable Company, you are welcome to tainme?it. 
us, for we have for the Feeble, as for the Mat 25. 
Strong ; our Prince has an Eye to what is 40. 
done to the leaft of thefe.Therefore Infirmi- 
ty muft not be a block to our Entertainment. 
So they had them to the Palace Door, and 
then faid unto them, come in Mr. Feeble- 
mind, come in Mr. Ready-to-halt, come in 
Mr. Difpondencie and Mrs. Much-afraid, his 
Daughter. Thefe Mr. Great-heart faid the 
Shepherds to the Guide, we call in by name 


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for that they are moft fubje£r. to draw back : 
but as for you, and the reft that wzjlrong, 
we leave you to your wonted Liberty. 
Then faid Mr, Greatheart, This day I fee 
that Grace doth fhine in your Faces, and 
A Defcrip- that you are my Lords Shepherds indeed ; 

cT f "T for that y° u have not P u fi ed thefe D'^afed 
tbepbirds. neither wkh g ide nor Shoulder5 but haye 

ze ' 34 " rather ftrewed their way into the Palace 
with Flowers, as you fhould. 

So the Feeble and weak went in, and 
Mr. Greatheart, and the reft did follow. 
When they were alfo fet down, the Shep- 
herds faid to thofe of the weakeft fort, 
what is it that you would have ? For faid 
they, all things muft be managed here, to 
the fupporting of the weak, as well as the 
warning of the Unruly. 

So they made them a Feaft of things, 
eafy of Digeftion, and that were pleafant 
to the Palate and nourifhing ; the which 
when they had received, they went to 
their reft, each one refpe&ively unto his 
proper place. When Morning was come, 
becaufe the mountains were high, and the 
day clear ; and becaufe it was the Cuftom, 
of the Shepherds to {hew to the Pilgrims, 
before their Departure, fome Rarities; 
therefore after they were ready, and had 
refrefhed themfelves, the Shepherds took 
them out into the Fields, and fhewed them 
firft, what they had (hewed to Chriftian be- 

Then they had them to fome new places. 
Mount Mar- The firft was to Mount-MarveI,v/here they 
vcl. looked, and beheld a man at a Diftance, 


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that tumbled the Hills about with Words. 
Then they asked the Shepherds what that 
mould mean ? So they told him that that i Part, 
man was the Son of one Great-grace, of P a g 2 °°- 
whom you read in the firft part of the Re- 
cords of the Pilgrims Progrefs. And he is 
fet there to teach Pilgrims how to believe 
down, or to tumble out of their ways, M ark "• 
what Difficulties they mall meet with, by 2 3> *4- 
faith. Then faid Mr. Great-heart I know 
him, he is a man above many. 

Then they had them to another place, Mount In- 
called Mount Innocent. And there they faw nocent. 
a man cloathed all in White ; and two men, 
Prejudice, and Ill-will, continually cafting 
Dirt upon him. Now behold the Dirt, 
whatfoever they caft at him, would in lit- 
tle time fall off again, and his Garment 
would look as clear as if no Dirt had been 
caft thereat. 

Then faid the Pilgrims what means this ? 
The Shepherds anfwered , This Man is 
named Godlyman, and this Garment is to 
mew the Innocency of his Life. Now 
thofe that throw Dirt at him, are fuch as 
hate his Well-doing, but as you fee the Dirt 
will not ftick upon his Cloths, fo it mall 
be with him that liveth truly Innocently in 
the World. Whoever they be that would 
make fuch men dirty, they labor all in 
vain ; for God, by that a little time is fpent 
will caufe that their Innocence fhall break 
forth as the Light, and their Righteoufnefs 
as the Noon day. 

Then they took them, and had them to Mount 
Mount-Charity , where they fhewed them a Charity. 


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man that had a bundle of Cloth lying before 
him, out of which he cut Coats and Gar- 
ments, for the Poor that flood about him ; 
yet his Bundle or Role of Cloth was never 
the lefs. 

Then faid they, what fhould this be? 
This is, faid the Shepherds, to fhew you, 
That he that has a Heart to give of his La- 
bor to the Poor, fhali never want where- 
withal. He that watereth mall be watered 
himfelf. And the Cake that the Widdow 
gave to the Prophet, did not caufe that fhe 
had ever the lefs in her Barrel. 

They had them alfo to a place where 
they faw one Fool, and one IVant-wit, warn- 
ing of an Ethiopian with intention to make 
him white, but the more they warned him, 
the blacker he was. They then asked the 
Shepherds what that mould mean. So they 
told them, faying, Thus fhall it be with the 
vile Perfon ; all means ufed to get fuch an 
one a good Name, mall in Conclufion tend 
but to make him more abominable. Thus 
it was with the Pharifes^ and fo fhall be 
with all Hypocrites, 
i Part, Then fci& Mercy the Wife of Matthew to 

P a g- 193. Chriftiana her Mother, Mother, I would, 
if it might be, fee the Hole in the Hill; or 
that, commonly called, the By-way to Hell. 
So her Mother brake her mind to the Shep- 
herds. Then they went to the Door > it 
was in the fide of an Hill, and they opened 
Mercy has it, and bid Mercy hearken awhile.- So fhe 
a mind to harkened, and heard one faying, Curfed be 
fee the bole my Father for holding of my Feet back from the 
in the Hill, way of Peace and Life s and an other faid, O 


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that I had been torn in pieces before I had, to 
fave my Life, loft my Soul ; and an other faid, 
If I were to live again, how would I deny my- 
felf rather then come to this place. Then 
there was as if the very Earth had groaned > 
and quaked under the Feet of this young 
Woman for fear \ fo fhe looked white, and 
came trembling away, faying, Bleffed be 
he and fhe that is delivered from this Place. 

Now when the Shepherds had fhewed 
them all thefe things, then they had them 
back to the Palace, and entertained them 
with what the Houfe would afford ; But 
Mercy being a young, and breeding Woman, 
Longed for fomething that fhe faw there, 
but was afhamed to ask. Her Mother-in- 
law then asked her what fhe ailed, for file 
looked as one not well. Then faid Mercy, Mercy 
There is a Looking glafs hangs up in the Dining- l° n geth, and 
room, off of which I cannot take my mind \f or ™bat. 
if therefore I have it not, I think I fball 
Mifcarry. Then faid her Mother, I will 
mention thy Wants to the Shepherds , 
and they will not deny it thee. But 
fhe faid, I am afhamed that thefe men 
fhould know that I longed. Nay, my 
Daughter, faid fhe, it is no Shame, but 
a Virtue, to long for fuch a thing as 
that ; fo Mercy faid, Then Mother , if 
you pleafe , ask the Shepherds if they 
are willing to fell it. 

Now the Glafs was one of a thou- it nuas the 
fand. It would prefent a man, one way Word of 
with his own Feature exactly, and turn God, 
it but another way, and it would fhew 
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James i. 32. the Prince of Pilgrims himfelf. Yea I 
have talked with them that can tell, and 
they have faid, that they have feen the 

1 Cor. 13. very Crown of Thorns upon his Head, 
12 - by looking in that Glafs, they have there- 
in alfo feen the holes in his Hands, in 

2 Cor. 3.18. his Feet, and his Side. Yea fuch an 

excellency is there in that Glafs, that 
it will fhew him to one where they have 
a mind to fee him; whether living or 
dead, whether in Earth or Heaven, whe- 
ther in a State of Humiliation, or in his 
Exaltation, whether coming to Suffer, or 
coming to Reign. 
1 Part, Chrijliana therefore went to the Shep- 

pag. 188. herds apart. (Now the Names of the 
Shepherds are Knowledge , Experience , 
Watchful , and Sincere ) and faid unto 
them. There is one of my Daughters a 
breeding Woman, that, I think doth 
long for fomething that me hath feen 
in this Houfe, and fhe thinks fhe fhall 
mifcarry if fhe fhould by you be de- 
ny ed. 
She doth Experience. Call her , call her, She 

notlofeher fhall affuredly have what we can help 
Longing. her to. So they called her, and faid 
to her, Mercy, what is that thing thou 
wouldeft have ? Then fhe blufhed and 
faid, The great Glafs that hangs up in 
the Dining-room : fo Sincere ran and 
fetched it, and with a joyful Confent 
it was given her. Then fhe bowed her 
Head and gave Thanks, and faid, by 
this I know that I have obtained Favor 
in your Eyes. 


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They alfo gave to the other young 
Women fuch things as they defired, and 
to their Husbands great Commendations 
for that they joyned with Mr. Great- 
heart to the flaying of Gyant-Difpair ^ and 
the demolifhing of Doubting-Caftle. 

About Chri/liana 1 sNeck,thz Shepherds 
put a Bracelet, and fo they did about 
the Necks of her four Daughters, alfo they 
put Ear-rings in their Ears, and Jewels 
on their Fore-heads. 

When they were minded to go hence. 
They let them go in Peace, but gave not 
to them thofe certain Cautions which 
before was given to Chrijiian and his 
Companion. The Reafon was, for that i Part, 
thefe had Great-heart to be their Guide, pag. 195$ 
who was one that was well acquainted 
with things, and fo could give them 
their Cautions more feafonably, to wit, 
even then when the Danger was nigh the 

What Cautions Chrijiian and his Com- 
panions had received of the Shepherds, 
they had alfo loft ; by that the time was l *' 
come that they had need to put them pas * 2I4 ' 
in pra&ife. Wherefore here was the 
Advantage that this Company had over 
the other. 

From hence they went on Singing, 
and they faid, 

Behold j how fitly are the Stages fet ! 
For their Relief , that Pilgrims are become \ 
And how they us receive without one /*/, 
That make the other Life^ our Mark and 
Home. What 

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What Novelties they have, tons they give, 
That we, tho Pilgrims joyful lives may Live, 
They do upon us too fuch things bejiow, 
That Jhew we Pilgrims are, where e*re 
we go. 

When they were gone from the Shep- 
herds, they quickly came to the Place 
where Chriftian met with one Turn-a- 
way, that dwelt in the Town of Apo- 
Jlacy. Wherefore of him Mr. Great- 
i Part, heart their Guide did now put them in 
pag. 199- mind ; faying, This is the place where 
Chrijlian met with one Turn-a-way, who 
carried with him, the Character of his 
Rebellion at his Back. And this I have 
to fay concerning this man, He would 
Ho<w one nar ^ en to no Counfel, but once afal- 
Turn-a- ^ n & > perfwafion could not flop him. 
way man- When ne came to the place where the 
aged bis A- Crofs and the Sepulcher was, he did 
poftacy. meet with one that did bid him look 
Heb. 10.26, there, but he gnafhed with his Teeth , 
27, 28, 29. and ftamped, and faid , he was refol- 
ved to go back to his own Town. Be- 
fore he came to the Gate, he met with 
Evangelisl, who offered to lay Hands on 
him, to turn him into the way again. But 
this Turn-a-way rejifted him , and having 
done much defpite unto him, he got a- 
way over the Wall, and fo efcaped his 

Then they went on, and jufr at the 
place where Little-Faith formerly was 
Robbed, there flood a man with his 
Sword drawn, and his Face all Bloody. 
Then faid Mr. Great-heart, What art 

thou ? 

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€&e Ptipims l^ogrefs- 173 

thou ? The man made Anfwer, faying, 
I am one whofe Name is Valiant- for- 
Trutb, I am a Pilgrim, and am going to 
the Celeftial City. Now as I was in my 
way, there was three men did befet me, 
and propounded unto me thefe three 
things. 1. Whether I would become one 
of them ? 2. Or go back from whence I 
came? 3. Or die upon the place? To the 
firft I anfwered, I had been a true Man 
a long Seafon, and therefore, it could Prov. 1. 
not be expected that I now mould caft 10, u, 12, 
in my Lot with Thieves. Then they J 3> J 4- 
demanded what I would fay to the Se- 
cond. So I told them that the Place 
from whence I came, had I not found 
Incommodity there, I had not forfaken it 
at all, but finding it altogether unfutable 
to me, and very unprofitable for me, 
I forfook it for this Way. Then they 
asked me what I faid to the third. And 
I told them, my Life coft more dear 
far, than that I mould lightly give it a- 
way. Befides, you have nothing to do 
thus to put things to my Choice; where- 
Fore at your Peril be it, if you meddle. 
Then thefe three, to wit, Wild-head^ In- 
confederate, and Pragmatic^ drew upon 
me, and I alfo drew upon them. 

So we fell to it, one againft three, 
for the fpace of above three Hours. They 
have left upon me, as you fee, fome of 
the Marks of their Valour, and have al- 
fo carried away with them fome of 
mine. They are but juft now gone. I 
fuppofe they might, as the faying is, 
I hear 

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hear your Horfe dam, and fo they be- 
took them to flight. 

Greath. But here was great Odds, three 
againft one. 

Valiant. 'Tis true, but little and 
more, are nothing to him that has the 
Pfalm 27. 3. Truth on his fide. Though an Hoftjhould 
encamp againft me, /aid one, My Heart 
Jhall not fear, Tho War Jhould rife againft 
me, in this will I be Confident, Sec. Be- 
fides, faid he, I have read in fome Re- 
cords, that one man has fought an Army ; 
and how many did Sampfon flay with the 
Jaw-Bone of an Afs ! 

Greath. Then faid the Guide, Why did 
you not cry out, that fome might a came in 
for your Succour. 

Valiant. So I did, to my King, who 
I knew could hear, and afford invifible 
Help, and that was fufRcient for me. 

Greath. Then faid Great- heart to Mr. 
Valiant-fbr-truth, Thou haft worthily be- 
haved thy f elf \ Let me fee thy Sword \ Jo 
he Jhewed it him. 

When he had taken it in his Hand, 

Ifa. 2. 3. and looked thereon a while, he faid, 

Ha ! It is a right Jerufalem Blade. 

Valiant. It is fo. Let a man have 

Ephes. 6. one of thefe Blades, with a Hand to wield 

12, 13, 14, it, and skill to ufe it, and he may ven- 

15, 16, 17. ture upon an Angel with it. He need 

not fear its holding, if he can but tell 

Heb. 4. 12. how to lay on. Its Edges will never 

blunt. It will cut Flejh, and Bones, and 

Soul, and Spirit, and all. 

Greath. But you fought a great while, 


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€&e Pilgrims P?ogrefs. 175 

/ wonder you was not weary ? 

Valiant. I fought till my fword did 2 Sar " 2 3- 
cleave to my Hand, and when they IO - 
were joyned together, as if a Sword The Word. 
grew out of my Arm, and when the ^ e Fatth - 
Blood run thorow my Fingers, then I ^ ood - 
fought with moft Courage. 

Greath. Thou haft done well, thou haft 
refitted unto Blood, Jlriving againjl Sin. 
Thou /halt abide by us, come in, and go out 
with us y for we are thy Companions. 

Then they took him and wafhed his 
Wounds, and gave him of what they 
had, to refrefh him, and fo they went on 
together. Now as they went on, becaufe 
Mr. Great-heart was delighted in him 
(for he loved one greatly that he found 
to be a man of his Hands) and becaufe 
there was with his Company, them that 
was feeble and weak \ Therefore he 
queftioned with him about many things; 
as firft, what Country-man he was ? 

Valiant. I am of Dark-land, for there 
I was born, and there my Father and 
Mother are ft ill. 

Greath. Dark-land, faid the Guide, 
Doth not that ly upon the fame Coasl with the 
City of Deftruction ? 

Valiant. Yes it doth. Now that which 
caufed me to come on Pilgrimage, was How Mr. 
this, We had one Mr. Tell-true came in Valiant 
to our parts, and he told it about, what came to go 
Chrijlian had done, that went from the on Pilgri- 
City of Deftruftion. Namely, how he mage. 
had forfaken his Wife and Children, and 
had betaken himfelf to a Pilgrim's Life. 
I 2 It 

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It was alfo confidently reported how he 
had killed a Serpent that did come out to 
refift him in his Journey, and how he 
got thorow to whither he intended. It 
was alfo told what Welcome he had at 
all his Lords Lodgings ; fpecially when 
he came to the Gates of the Celeftial 
City. For there, faid the man, He was 
received with found of Trumpet, by a 
company of mining ones. He told it 
alfo, how all the Bells in the City did 
ring for Joy at his Reception, and what 
Golden Garments he was cloathed with ; 
with many other things that now I fhall 
forbear to relate. In a word, that man 
fo told the Story of Chrijiian and his 
Travels, that my Heart fell into a burn- 
ing haft to be gone after him, nor could 
Father or Mother ftay me, fo I got 
from them, and am come thus far on 
my Way. 

Greath. Tou came in at the Gate, did 
you not ? 
He begins Valiant. Yes, yes. For the fame man 

right. alfo told us, that all would be nothing, 

if we did not begin to enter this way at 
the Gate. 
ChriftianV Greath. Look you, faid the Guide, to 
Name fa- Chriftiana, TJ?e Pilgrimage of your Hus- 
mous. handy and what he has gotten thereby, is 

fpread abroad far and near. 

Valiant. Why, is this Christian's 
Wife ? 

Greath. Yes, Tfiat it is, and thefe are 
alfo her four Sons. 


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Cfjc Pilgrims Pyigrefo 177 

Valiant. What! and going on Pil- 
grimage too ? 

Greath. Yes, verily they are following 

Valiant. It glads me at Heart ! He is much 
Good man! How Joyful will he \>^re'pyced to 
when he fhall fee them that would not^ Chrifti- 
go with him, yet to enter after him, in anV ^if*. 
at the Gates into the City ? 

Greath. Without doubt it will be a Com- 
fort to him ; For next to the Joy of feeing 
himfelf there, it will be a Joy to meet there 
his Wife and his Children. 

Valiant. But now you are upon that, 
pray let me hear your Opinion about it. 
Some make a Queftion whether we 
fhall know one another when we are 
there ? 

Greath. Do they think they /ball know 
themj elves then ? Or that they Jh all rejoyce 
to fee themj elves in that Blifs ? And if they 
think they /hall know and do thefe ; Why 
not know others, and rejoyce in their Wel- 
fare a If o? 

Again, Since Relations are our fecond 
felf, tho that State will be diffblved there, 
yet why may it not be rationally concluded 
that we Jhallbe more glad to fee them there, 
then to fee they are wanting? 

Valiant. "Well, I perceive whereabouts 
you are as to this. Have you any more 
things to ask me about my beginning to 
come on Pilgrimage ? 

Greath. Yes, Was your Father and Mo- 
ther willing that you Jhould become a Pil- 
grim ? 

I 3 Valiant. 

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The great 
Blocks that 
by his 
<were laid 
in his *waj. 

The Firft 

S tumbling- 

€&e ©econD part of 

Valiant, Oh, no. They ufed all means 
imaginable to perfwade me to ftay at 

Greath. Why, what could they fay a- 
g a in ft it ? 

Valiant. They faid it was an idle Life, 
and if I my felf were not inclined to 
Sloath and Lazinefs,I would never coun- 
tenance a Pilgrim's Condition. 

Greath. And what did they fay elfe ? 

Valiant. Why, They told me, That it 
was a dangerous Way, yea the moft 
dangerous Way in the World, faid they, 
is that which the Pilgrims go. 

Greath. Did they Jhow wherein this way 
is fo dangerous ? 

Valiant. Yes. And that in many Par- 

Greath. Name fome of them. 

Valiant. They told me of the Slow 
of Difpond, where Chriftian was well-nigh 
fmuthered. • They told me that there 
were Archers ftanding ready in Belze- 
bub-CaJlle, to moot them that mould 
knock at the fVicket-Gate for Entrance. 
They told me alfo of the Wood, and 
dark Mountains, of the Hill Difficulty, of 
the Lyons, and alfo of the three Gy- 
ants, Bloody-man, Maul, and Slay-good. 
They faid moreover, that there was a 
foul Fiend haunted the Valley of Humili- 
ation, and that Christian was, by him, 
almoft bereft of Life. Befides, faid 
they, You muft go over the Valley of 
the Shadow of Deaths where the Hobgob- 
lins are, where the Light is Darknefs, 


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Ci)e Pilgrims P?ogre&, 179 

where the Way is full of Snares, Pits, 
Traps, and Ginns. They told me alfo 
of Gyant-Difpair, of Doubting-Caff le, and 
of the Ruins that the Pilgrims met with 
there. Further, they faid, I muft go 
over the enchanted Ground, which 
was dangerous. And that after all this, 
I mould find a River, over which I 
fhould find no Bridg, and that that 
River did lye betwixt me and the Cele- 
ftial Country. 

Greath. And was this' all? 

Valiant. No, they alfo told me that The Second. 
this way was full of Deceivers^ and of 
Perfons that laid await there, to turn 
good men out of the Path. 

Greath. But how did they make that 

Valiant. They told me that Mr. World- 
ly-wifeman did there lye in wait to de- Tbe Second. 
ceive. They alfo faid that there was 
Formality and Hypocrifie continually on 
the Road. They faid alfo that By-ends^ 
Talkative^ or Demas^ would go near to 
gather me up ; That the Flatterer would 
catch me in his Net, or that with green- 
headed Ignorance I would prefume to go 
on to the Gate, from whence he always 
was fent back to the Hole that was in 
the fide of the Hill, and made to go the 
By-way to Hell. 

Greath. I promife you y This was enough 
to difcourage. But did they make an end 
here ? 

Valiant. No, ftay. They told me alfo The Third. 
of many that had tryed that way of 
I 4 old, 

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old, and that had gone a great way 
therein, to fee if they could find fome- 
thing of the Glory there, that fo many 
had fo much talked of from time to 
time ; and how they came back again, 
and befooled themfelves for fetting a 
Foot out of Doors in that Path, to the 
Satisfaction of all the Country. And 
they named feveral that did fo, as Ob- 
ftinate and Plyable, Miftruft, and Timo- 
rous^ Turn-a-way, and old Atheift, with 
feveral more ; who, they faid, had, fome 
of them, gone far to fee if they could 
find, but not one of them found fo much 
Advantage by going, as amounted to the 
weight of a Fether, 

Greath. Said they anything more to 
difcourage you ? 
The fourth. Valiant, Yes, they told me of one 
Mi. Fearing, who was a Pilgrim, and 
how he found this way fo Solitary, that 
he never had comfortable Hour therein, 
alfo that Mr. Defpondency had like to 
been ftarved therein ; Yea, and alfo, 
which I had almoft forgot, that Christi- 
an himfelf, about whom there has been 
fuch a Noife, after all his Ventures for 
a Celeftial Crown, was certainly drown- 
ed in the black River, and never went 
foot further, how ever it was fmuther- 
ed up. 

Greath. And did none of thefe things 
difcourage you ? 

Valiant. No. They teemed but as fo 
many Nothings to me. 

Greath. How came that about? 


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Valiant. Why, I ftill believed what Ho<w be got 
Mr. Tell-true had faid, and that carried over thefe 
me beyond them all. Stumbling- 

Greath. Then this was your Viclory, B h cks * 
even your Faith, 

Valiant. It was fo, I believed and 
therefore came out, got into the Way, 
fought all that fet themfelves againft 
me, and by believing am come to this 

Who would true Valour fee y 
Let him come hither; 
One here will Conftant be, 
Come Wind, come Weather, 
There' *s no Difcouragement, 
Shall make him once Relent, 
His firs! avow'd Intent, 
To be a Pilgrim. 

Who fo befet him round, 
With difmal Storys, 
Do but themfelves confound; 
His slrength the more is, 
No Lyon can him fright, 
He' I with a Gyant Fight , 
But he will have a right, 
To be a Pilgrim. 

Hobgoblin, nor foul Fiend, 
Can daunt his Spirit : 
He knows, he at the end, 

Shall Life Inherit. 
Then Fancies fly away, 
He' I fear not what men fay , 
He 7 1 labor Night and Day, 
To be a Pilgrim. 


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1 82 Cfre §>econti IPart of 

i Part, By this time they were got to the 

pag. 220. enchanted-Ground, where the Air natu- 
rally tended to make one Drowzy. And 
that place was all grown over with Bry- 
ers and Thorns ; excepting here and 
there, where was an inchanted Arbor, up- 
on which, if a man fits, or in which 
if a man fleeps, 'tis a queftion, fay fome, 
whether ever they {hall rife or wake a- 
gain in this World. Over this Forrefl 
therefore they went, both one with an 
other, and Mr. Great-heart went before, 
for that he was the Guide, and Mr. Va- 
liant-for-truth, he came behind, being 
there a Guard, for fear left paradventure 
fome Fiend, or Dragon, or Gyant, or 
Thief, mould fall upon their Rere, and 
fo do Mifchief. They went on here each 
man with his Sword drawn in his Hand; 
for they knew it was a dangerous place. 
Alfo they cheared up one another as 
well as they could. Feeble-mind, Mr. 
Great-heart commanded mould come up 
after him, and Mr. Difpondency was un- 
der the Eye of Mr. Valiant. 

Now they had not gone far, but a 
great Mift and a Darknefs fell upon 
them all ; fo that they could fcarfe, for 
a great while, fee the one the other. 
Wherefore they were forced for fome 
time, to feel for one another, by Words; 
for they walked not by Sight. 

But any one muft think, that here 
was but forry going for the beft of them 
all, but how much worfe for the Wo- 
men and Children, who both of Feet 


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and Heart were but tender. Yet fo it 
was, that, thorow the incouraging 
Words of he that led in the Front, and 
of him that brought them up behind, 
they made a pretty good fhift to wagg 

The Way alfo was here very weary - 
fom thorow Dirt and Slabbinefs. Nor 
was there on all this Ground, fo much 
as one Inn or yiftualling-Houfe, there- 
in to refrefh the feebler fort. Here 
therefore was grunting^ and puffings and 
fighing : While one tumbleth over a 
Bum, another fticks faft in the Dirt, and 
the Children, fome of them, loft their 
Shoos in the Mire. While one crys out, 
I am down, and another, Ho, Where 
are you ? and a third, the Bufhes have 
got fuch faft hold on me, I think I 
cannot get away from them. 

Then they came at an Arbor, warm, An Arbor 
and promifing much Refrefhing to the on the In- 
Pilgrims ; for it was finely wrought a- chanting 
bove-head, beautified with Greens, fur- Ground. 
nifhed with Benches and Settles. It alfo 
had in it a foft Couch whereon the wea- 
ry might lean. This, you muft think, 
all things confidered, was tempting ; 
for the Pilgrims already began to be 
foyled with the badnefs of the way ; but 
there was not one of them that made fo 
much as a motion to flop there. Yea, 
for ought I could perceive, they con- 
tinually gave fo good heed to the Ad- 
vice of their Guide, and he did fo faith- 
fully tell them of Dangers, and of the 


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1 84 

The Name of 
the Arbor, 

The <way 
difficult to 

lie Guide 
has a Map 
of all 'ways 
leading to 
or from the 

God's Book. 

C6e @>econa Patt of 

Nature of Dangers when they were at 
them, that ufually when they were near- 
eft to them, they did moft pluck up 
their Spirits, and hearten one another 
to deny the Flefh. This drborwas call- 
ed The Jloathfuls Friend, on purpofe to 
allure, if it might be, fome of the Pil- 
grims there, to take up their Reft, when 

I faw then in my Dream, that they 
went on in this their folitary Ground, 
till they came to a place at which a man 
is apt to lofe his Way. Now, tho when 
it was light, their Guide could well e- 
nough tell how to mifs thofe ways that 
led wrong, yet in the dark he was put 
to a ftand : But he had in his Pocket a 
Map of all ways leading to, or from the 
Celeftial City; wherefore he ftrook a 
Light (for he never goes alfo without 
his Tinder-box) and takes a view of 
his Book or Map ; which bids him be 
careful in that place to turn to the right- 
hand-way. And had he not here been 
careful to look in his Map, they had all, 
in probability, been fmuthered in the 
Mud, for juft a little before them, and 
that at the end of the cleaned Way too, 
was a Pit, none knows how deep, full 
of nothing but Mud, there made on pur- 
pofe to deftroy the Pilgrims in. 

Then thought I with my felf, who, 
that goeth on Pilgrimage, but would 
have one of thefe Maps about him, that 
he may look when he is at a ftand^ 
which is the way he muft take. 


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Cfje pilgrims P?og?ef^ 185 

They went on then in this inchanted 

Ground, till they came to where was an 

other Arbor, and it was built by the 

High-way-fide. And in that Arbor there An f rbor 
1 1 /- \T tt 1 and tivo a- 

iay two men whole Names were Heed- . 

lefs and Too-bold. Thefe two went thus*' ee * 
far on Pilgrimage > but here being wea- 
ried with their Journy, they fat down 
to reft themfelves, and fo feiJ faft afleep. 
When the Pilgrims faw them, they flood 
ftill and /hock their Heads ; for they 
knew that ihe Sleepers were in a pitiful 
Cafe. Then they confulted what to do, 
whether to go on and leave .them in 
their Sleep, or to ftep to them and try 
to wake them. So they concluded to 
go to them and wake them ; that is, if The Pit- 
they could; but with this Caution, grims try to 
namely, to take heed that themfelves wake them. 
did not fit down nor imbrace the offe- 
red Benefit of that Arbor. 

So they went in and fpake to the 
men, and called each by his Name, (for 
the Guide, it feems, did know them) 
but there was no Voice nor Anfwer. 
Then the Guide did make them, and do 
what he could to difturb them. Then 
faid one of them, / will pay you when 
1 take my Mony ; At which the Guide 
fliook his Head. / will fight fo long as 
I can hold my Szuord in my Hand, faid the 
other. At that, one of the Children Their En- 
laughed. deavour is 

Then faid Chrisliana, what is the fruitUfs* 
meaning of this ? The Guide faid, They Prow 23. 
talk in their Sleep. If you ftrike them, 34- 35. 


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1 86 c&e @cconD jpart of 

beat them, or what ever elfe you do to 
them, they will anfwer you after this 
fafhion ; or as one of them faid in old 
time, when the Waves of the Sea did 
beat upon him, and he fleptas one upon 
the Maft of a Ship, When I awake I will 
feek it again. You know when men talk 
in their Sleeps, they fay any thing ; but 
their Words are not governed, either 
by Faith or Reafon. There is an Inco- 
herence in their Words now, as there was 
before betwixt their going on Pilgri- 
mage, and fitting down here. This 
then is the Mifchief on't, when heedlefs 
ones go on Pilgrimage, 'tis twenty to 
one, but they are ferved thus. For this 
inchanted Ground is one of the laft Re- 
fuges that the Enemy to Pilgrims has ; 
wherefore it is as you fee, placed almoft 
at the end of the Way, and fo it ftand- 
eth againft us with the more Advantage. 
For when, thinks the Enemy, will thefe 
Fools be fo defirous to fit down, as when 
they are weary ; and when fo like to be 
weary, as when almoft at their Journys 
end ? Therefore it is, I fay, that the 
inchanted Ground is placed fo nigh to 
the Land Beulah, and fo neer the end 
of their Race. Wherefore let Pilgrims 
look to themfelves, left it happen to 
them as it has done to thefe, that, as 
you fee, are fallen afleep, and none can 
wake them. 

Then the Pilgrims defired with trem- 
bling to go forward, only they prayed 
their Guide to ftrike a Light, that they 


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€f)c pigrims P^ogrefs* 187 

might go the reft of their way by the 
help of the light of a Lanthorn. So he The light of 
ft rook a light, and they went by the help the Word. 
of that thorow the reft of this way, tho 2 Pet. 1. 19. 
the Darknefs was very great. 

But the Children began to be forely The Chil- 
weary, and they cryed out unto him dren cry for 
that loveth Pilgrims, to make their way wearinefs. 
more Comfortable. So by that they 
had gone a little further, a Wind arofe 
that drove away the Fog, fo the Air 
became more clear. 

Yet they were not off (by much) 
of the inchanted Ground ; only now they 
could fee one another better, and the 
way wherein they fhould walk. 

Now when they were almoft at the 
end of this Ground, they perceived 
that a little before them, was a folemn 
Noife, as of one that was much concern- 
ed. So they went on and looked be- 
fore them, and behold, they faw, as 
they thought, a Man upon his Knees, 
with Hands and Eyes lift up, and fpeak- 
ing, as they thought, earneftly to one 
that was above. They drew nigh, but 
could not tell what he faid ; To they 
went foftly till he had done. When he 
had done, he got up and began to run 
towards the Celeftial City. Then Mr. 
Great-heart called after him, faying, So- 
ho, Friend, let us have your Company 
if you go, as I fuppofe you do, to the 
Celeftial City. So the man flopped, and 
they came up to him. But fo foon as 
Mr. Hone ft faw him, he faid, I know 

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1 88 c&e §>econti patt of 

this man. Then faid Mr. Valiant-for- 
truth, Prethee, who is it ? 'Tis one, faid 
The Story o/he, that comes from where-abouts I 
Standfaft. dwelt, his Name is Stand-faff, he is cer- 
tainly a right good Pilgrim. 

So they came up one to another and 
prefently Stand-faft faid to old Honeft, 
Ho, Father Honeft, are,you there ? Ai, 
faid he, that I am, as fure as you are 
there. Right glad am I, faid Mr. Stand- 
fast, that 1 have found you on this Road. 
And as glad am I, faid the other, that I 
efpied you upon your Knees. Then Mr. 
Standfaft blufhed, and faid, But why, 
did you fee me ? Yes, that I did, quoth 
the other, and with my Heart was glad 
at the Sight. Why, what did you think, 
faid Stand-faft? Think, faid old Hone ft, 
what mould I think ? I thought we had 
an honeft Man upon the Road, and there- 
fore fhould have his Company by and 
by. If you thought not amifs,how hap- 
py am I? But if I be not as I mould, I 
alone muft bear it. That is true, faid 
the other ; But your fear doth further 
confirm me that things are right betwixt 
the Prince of Pilgrims and your Soul. 
For he faith, Bleffed is the Man that fear- 
eth always. 

Valiant. Well, But Brother, I pray 
thee tell us what was it that was the 
caufe of thy being upon thy Knees, even 
iiow ? Was it for that fome fpecial Mer- 
cy laid Obligations upon thee, or how ? 

Stand. Why we are as you fee, upon 
the inchanted Ground, and as I was com- 

Talk be- 
t-ivixt him 
and Mr. 

They found 
him at 

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€&e Jpilgjims P?og?ef0. 189 

ing along, I was mufing with my felf of 
what a dangerous Road, the Road in 
this place was, and how many that had ffhat it 
come even thus far on Pilgrimage, had .was that 
here been ftopt, and been destroyed. \ fetched kim 
thought alfo of the manner of the Death, upon his 
with which this place deftroyeth Men. Knees, 
Thofe that die here, die of no violent 
Diftemper ; the Death which fuch die, 
is not grievous to them. For he that 
goeth away in a Sleep, begins that Jour- 
ney with Defire and Pleafure. Yea fuch . 
acquiefce in the Will of that Difeafe. 

Hon. Then Mr. Honeft Interrupting of 
him /aid, did you fee the two Men ajleep 
in the Arbor ? 

Stand. Ai, Ai, I faw Heedlefs, and Too- 
bold there ; and for ought I know, there 
they will ly till they Rot. But let me Prov. xo. 7. 
go on in my Tale ? As I was thus Mu- 
fing, as I faid, there was one in very 
pleafant Attire, but old, that prefented 
herfelf unto me, and offered me three 
things, to wit, her Body, her Purfe, and 
her Bed. Now the Truth is, I was both 
aweary and fleepy, I am alfo as poor as 
a Howlet, and that, perhaps, the Witch 
knew. Well, I repulfed her once and 
twice, but fhe put by my Repulfes, and 
fmiled. Then I began to be angry, but 
fhe mattered that nothing at all. Then 
fhe made Offers again, and faid, if I 
would be ruled by her, fhe would make 
me great and happy. For, faid fhe, I 
am the Miftrifs of the World, and men 
are made happy by me. Then I asked 


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Buble, or 
this <vain 
W 'or Id : 

Cbe ^econD Part of 

her Name, and fhe told me it was Ma- 
dam Bubble, This fet me further from 
her ; but fhe dill followed me with In- 
ticements. Then I betook me, as you 
fee, to my Knees, and with Hands lift 
up, and crys, I prayM to him that had 
faid, he would help. So juft as you 
came up, the Gentlewoman went her 
way. Then I continued to give thanks 
for this my great Deliverance ; for I ve- 
rily believe fhe intended no good, but 
rather fought to make flop of me in my 

Hon. Without doubt her Defignswere 
bad. But slay, now you talk of her ^ me- 
thinks I either have feen her y or have read 
forne slory of her. 

Standf. Perhaps you have done both. 

Hon. Madam Buble ! Is /he not a tall 
comely Dame^fomething ofafwarthy Com- 
plexion ? 

Standf. Right, you hit it, fhe is juft 
fuch an one. 

Hon. Doth Jhe not f peak veryfmootbly, 
and give you a Smile at the end of a Sen- 
tence ? 

Standf. You fall right upon it again, 
for thefe are her very Actions. 

Hon. Doth Jhe not wear a great Purfe 
by her Side^ and is not her Hand often in //, 
fingering her Mony, as if that was her 
Hearts delight? 

Standf 'Tis juft fo. Had fhe flood by 
all this while, you could not more amply 
have fet her forth before me, nor have 
better defcribed her Features. 


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Cfje Pilgrims P?ogreC& 191 

Hon. Then he that drew her Picture 
was a good Limner, and he that wrote of 
her, faid true. 

Greath. This Woman is a Witch, and <The World. 
it is by Virtue of her Sorceries that this 
Ground is enchanted ; whoever doth lay 
their Head down in her Lap^hadzs good 
lay it down upon that Block over which 
the Ax doth hang; and whoever lay 
their Eyes upon her Beauty, are counted 
the Enemies of God. This is fhe that j am . 4. 4, 
maintaineth in their Splendor, all thofe 1 John z. 
that are the Enemies of Pilgrims. Yea, 15. 
This is fhe that has bought off many a 
man from a Pilgrims Life. She is a 
great GoJJiper, (he is always, both fhe 
and her Daughters, at one Pilgrim's 
Heels or other, now Commending, and 
then preferring the excellencies of this 
Life. She is a bold and impudent Slut - 9 
She will talk with any Man. She always 
laugheth poor Pilgrims to fcorn, but 
highly commends the Rich. If there be 
one cunning to get Mony in a Place, fhe 
will fpeak well of him, from Houfe to 
Houfe. She loveth Banqueting, and 
Feafting, mainly well ; fhe is always at 
one full Table or another. She has given 
it out in fome places, that fhe is a God- 
defs, and therefore fome do Worfhip 
her. She has her times and open places 
of Cheating, and fhe will fay and avow 
it, that none can fhew a Good compa- 
rable to hers. She promifeth to dwell 
with Childrens Children, if they will but 
love and make much of her. She will 


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caft out of her Purfe, Gold like Duft, in 
fome places, and to fome Perfons. She 
loves to be fought after, fpoken well of, 
and to ly in the Bofoms of Men. She is 
never weary of commending her Com- 
modities, and fhe loves them moft that 
think beft of her. She will promife to 
fome Crowns, and Kingdoms, if they 
will but take her Advice, yet many has 
fhe brought to the Halter, and ten thou- 
fand times more to Hell. 

Standf. O! faid Stand-faft, What a 
Mercy is it that I did refisl her \ for whither 
might Jhe a drawn me? 

Great h. Whither ! Nay, none but 

God knows whither. But in general to 

be fure, fhe would a drawn thee into ma- 

i Tim. 6. 9. ny foolijh and hurtful Lufts^ which drown 

men in DeftruSfion and Perdition, 

'Twas (he that fet Abfalom againft his 
Father, and Jeroboam againft his Mafter. 
'Twas fhe that perfuaded Judas to fell 
his Lord, and that prevailed with Demas 
to forfake the Godly Pilgrims Life \ none 
can tell of the Mifchief that fhe doth. 
She makes Variance betwixt Rulers and 
Subjects, betwixt Parents and Children, 
'twixt Neighbor and Neighbor, 'twixt 
a Man and his Wife, 'twixt a Man and 
himfelf, 'twixt the Flefh and the Heart. 

Wherefore good Mafter Standf aft , be 
as your Name is, and when you have 
done all ftand. 

At this Difcourfe there was among the 
Pilgrims a mixture of Joy and Trembling, 
but at length they brake out and Sang. 


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What Danger is the Pilgrim in y 

How many are his Foes ? 

Mow many ways there are to Sin y 

No living Mortal knows. 

Some of the Ditch Jhy are, yet can 

Lie tumbling on the My re : 

Some tho they Jhun the Frying-pan y 

Do leap into the Fire. 

After this I beheld, until they were 
come unto the Land of Beulah y where 
the Sun fhineth Night and Day. Here, 
becaufe they was weary, they betook 
themfelves a while to Reft. And be- 
caufe this Country was common for Pil- 
grims, and becaufe the Orchards and 
Vinyards that were here, belonged to x ^ art > 
the King of the Celeftial Country ; P a S- 2 5*> 
therefore they were licenfed to make 2 5 2 * 
bold with any of his things. 

But a little while foon refrefhed them 
here, for the Bells did fo ring, and 
the Trumpets continually found fo Me- 
lodioufly , that they could not ileep, 
and yet they received as much refrefh- 
ing, as if they had flept their Sleep 
never fo foundly. Here alfo all the noife 
of them that walked the Streets, was, 
More Pilgrims are come to Town. And 
an other would anfwer , faying , And 
fo many went over the Water, and were 
let in at the Golden Gates to Day. They 
would cry again, There is now a Legi- 
on of Shining ones, juft come to Town ; 
By which we know that there are more 


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Death bit- 
ter to the 
Fle/b, hut 
fweet to the 

Death has 
its Ebbings 
and Floiv- 
ings like 
the Tide. 

C&e §>econti part of 

Pilgrims upon the Road, for here they 
come to wait for them, and to comfort 
them after all their Sorrow. Then the 
Pilgrims got up and walked to and fro : 
But how were their Ears now filled with . 
heavenly Noifes, and their Eyes de- 
lighted with Celeftial Vifions ? In this 
Land, they heard nothing, faw nothing, 
felt nothing, fmelt nothing, tafted no- 
thing, that was offenfive to their Sto- 
mach or Mind ; only when they tafted 
of the Water of the River, over which 
they were to go, they thought that tafted 
a little Bitterim to the Palat , but it 
proved fweeter when 'twas down. 

In this place there was a Record 
kept of the Names of them that had 
been Pilgrims of old, and a Hiftory of 
all the famous A6ts that they had done. 
It was here alfo much difcourfed how 
the River to fome had had its flowirigs, 
and what ebbings it has had while others 
have gone over. It has been in a man- 
ner dry for fome, while it has overflow- 
ed its Banks for others. 

In this place, the Children of the 
Town would go into the Kings Gardens 
and gather Nofe-gaies for the Pilgrims, 
and bring them to them with much 
Affection. Here alfo grew Camphire y 
with Spicknard) and Saffron^ Calamus, 
and Cinamon , with all its Trees of 
Franhjncenfe^ Myrrh r, and Aloes, with all 
chief Spices. With thefe the Pilgrims 
Chambers were perfumed, while they 
flayed here ; and with thefe were their 


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Cfie Pilgrims fl&ogrefo 195 

Bodys anointed to prepare them to go 
over the River when the time appointed 
was come. 

Now, while they lay here, and wait- 
ed for the good Hour ; there was a A Mejfenger 
Noyfe in the Town, that there was a of Death 
Posl come from the Celeftial City, with f ent t0 
Matter of great Importance, to one Chriftiana. 
Chrijliana, the Wife of Christian the 
Pilgrim. So Enquiry was made for her, 
and the Houfe was found out where (he 
was, fo the Poft prefented her with a 
Letter;' The Contents whereof was, Hail, 
Good 'Woman , I bring thee Tidings that the His Mef- 
Mafter calleth for thee, and expeSfeth that /age. 
ihou/houldeslftandin his PrefencejnChaths 
of Immortality , within this ten Days. 

When he had read this Letter to her, H(yw ^^ 
he gave her therewith a fure Token 
that he was a true Meflenger, and was C Deatb t0 
come to bid her make haft to be gone. them tbat 
The Token was, An Arrow with a Point haeve no _ 
Jharpened with Love, let eafily into her t fo„ g t0 do 
Heart, which by degrees wrought fo ejfettu- hut to aye, 
ally with her, that at the time appointed fhe 
musl be gone. 

When Chriftiana faw that her time 
was come, and that fhe was the firft of 
this Company that was to go over : She 
called for Mr. Great-heart her Guide, and Her ^ e€cb 
told him how Matters were. So he told t0 Q 
her he was heartily glad of the News, mde * 
and could a been glad had the Poft came 
for him. Then fhe bid that he fhould 
give Advice how all things fhould be 
prepared for her Journey. 


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196 C5e ^ecortti Part of 

So he told her, faying, Thus and thus 
it muft be, and we that Survive will ac- 
company you to the River-fide. 

Then (he called for her Children, 
To her Chll- and gave them her Blejfing ; and told 
dren. them that fhe yet read with Comfort 

the Mark that was fet in their Fore- 
heads, and was glad to fee them with 
her there, and that they had kept their 
Garments fo white. Laftly, She be- 
queathed to the Poor that little fhe had, 
and commanded her Sons and her 
Daughters to be ready againft the Mef- 
fenger fhould come for them. 

When fhe had fpoken thefe Words 
to her Guide and to her Children, fhe 
To Mr. Va- called for Mr. Valiant-for-truth^ and faid 
liant. unto him, Sir, You have in all places 

(hewed your felf true-hearted, be Faith- 
ful unto Death, and my King will give 
you a Crown of Life. I woukl alfo in- 
treat you to have an Eye to my Chil- 
dren, and if at any time you fee them 
faint, fpeak comfortably to them. For 
my Daughters, my Sons Wives, they 
have been Faithful, and a fulfilling of 
To Mr. the Promife upon them, will be their 

Standtaft. end. But (he gave Mr. Stand-faft a 

To Old Ho- Then (he called for old Mr. Hone ft, 
neft. and faid of him, Behold an Ifraelite in- 

deed, in whom is no Guile. Then faid 
he, I wi(h you a fair Day when you fet 
out for Mount Sion, and (hall be glad to 
fee that you go over the River dry-fhod. 
But (he anfwered, Come Wet, come 


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Dry, I long to be gone ; for however the 
Weather is in my Journey, I fhall have 
time enough when I come there to fit 
down and reft me, and dry me. 

Then came in that good Man Mr. To Mr, Rea- 
Ready-to-halt to fee her. So fhe faid to dy-to-halt. 
him, Thy Travel hither has been with 
Difficulty, but that will make thy Reft 
the fweeter. But watch, and be ready, 
for at an Hour when you think not, the 
Meflenger may come. 

After him, came in Mr. Defpondencie, "To Difpoxi- 
andhisDaughterAf^^-^^/r^/V.Towhom dencie and 
fhe faid , You ought with Thankfulnefs his Daugh- 
for ever, to remember your Deliverance ter. 
from the Hands of Gyant Difpair, and 
out of 'Doubting-Caftle. The effecT: of that 
Mercy is, that you are brought with 
Safety hither. Be ye watchful, and caft 
away Fearjbe fober and hope to theEnd. 

Then fhe faid to Mr. Feeble-Mind, To Feeble- 
Thou was delivered from the Mouth of mind. 
Gyant Slay-good, that thou mighteft live 
in the Light of the Living for ever, and 
fee thy King with Comfort. Only I ad- 
vife thee to repent thee of thy aptnefs 
to fear and doubt of his Goodnefs before 
he fends for thee, left thou fhouldeft Her laft 
when he comes, be forced to ftand be- & a y> an(i 
fore him for that Fault with Blufhing, manner of 

Now the day drew on that Christiana De P arttir *- 
muft be gone. So the Road was full of 
People to fee her take her Journey. But 
behold all the Banks beyond the River 
were full of Horfes and Chariots, which 
were come down from above to accom- 
K pany 

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i 9 8 ^f)* ^tconO part of 

pany her to the City-Gate. So flie came 
forth and entered the River, with a BecJCn 
of Fare well , to thofe that followed her 
to the River fide. The laft word {he was 
heard to fay here, was, I come Lord, to be 
with thee and blefs thee. 

So her Children and Friends return- 
ed to their Place, for that thofe that 
waited for Chrisliana, had carried her out 
of their Sight. So fhe went, and called, 
and entered in at the Gate with all the 
Ceremonies of Joy that her HusbandC/6r/- 
slian had done before her. 

At her Departure her Children wept, 
but Mr. Great-hearty and Mr. Valiant, 
played upon the well tuned Cymbal and 
Harp for Joy. So all departed to their re- 
fpecSive Places. 

In procefs of time there came a Poft 

to the Town again, and his Bufinefs was 

Ready-to- w ^ ^ r * Ready-to-halt. So he enquired 

halt Sum- ^ im out, and faid to him, I am come 

moned. t0 tnee * n t ^ le Name of him whom thou 

haft Loved and Followed, tho upon 

Crutches. And my Meflage is to tell thee, 

that he expects thee at his Table to Sup 

with him in his Kingdom the next Day 

after Easier. Wherefore prepare thy felf 

for this Journey. 

Then he alfo gave him a Token that 
Eccles. 12. he was a true MefTenger, faying, I have 
6. broken thy golden Bowl, and loofed thyjil- 

ver Cord. 

After this, Mr. Ready-to-halt called for 
his Fellow Pilgrims, and told them, fay- 
ing, I am fent for, and God fhall furely 


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vifityou alfo. So he defired Mr Valiant 
to make his Will. And becaufe he had 
nothing to bequeath to them that mould 
Survive him, but his Crutches, and his 
good Wifhes, therefore thus he faid. Thefe Promifes 
Crutches, I bequeath to my Son that Jhall His Will. 
tread in my Steps ; with an hundred warm 
Wijhes that he may prove better than I have 

Then he thanked Mr. Great-heart for 
his Conduct, and Kindnefs, and fo ad- 
dreffed himfelf to his Journey. When he 
came at the brink of the River, he faid, 
Now I fhall have no more need of thefe 
Crutches, fince yonder are Chariots and 
Horfesfor me to ride on. The laft Words m s i ast 
he was heard to fay, was, JVelcomeLife. So Words. 
he went his Way. 

After this,Mr. Feeble-mind had Tidings p ee ble- 
brought him, that the Poft founded his m \ n ^ $ um . 
Horn at his Chamber Door. Then he mone d. 
came in and told him, faying. I am come 
to tell thee that thy Mafter has need of 
thee, and that in very little time thou 
muft behold his Face in Brightnefs. And 
take this as a Token of the Truth of my 
MefTage . Thofe that look out at the Windows 
/hall be darkned. 

Then Mr. Feeble-mind called for his 3 * 
Friends, and told them what Errand had 
been brought unto him, and what Token 
he had received of the truth of the Mef- 
fage. Then he faid, Since I have nothing 
to bequeath to any , to what purpofe # e Makes. 
fhould I make a Will ? As for my feeble no will 
Mindy that I will leave behind me, for that 
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I have no need of that in the place 
whither I go ? nor is it worth bellowing 
upon the pooreft Pilgrim : Wherefore 
whenlamgon, I defire,that you, Mr.Fa- 
liant,wo\ild bury it in a dunghil.This done 
and the Day being come, in which he 
was to depart ; he entered the River as 
His loft the reft. His laft Words were, Hold out 
words. Faith and Patience. So he went over to 

the other Side. 

When Days, had many of them paffec' 
r * l '. , away; Mr. Difpondencie was fent for. For 

l°ummns eS * P ^ wascomeandbrou g ht this Meffage 
to him. TremblingMan y Thefe are tofummon 
thee to be ready with thy King^ by the next 
Lords Day , to Jh out for Joy for thy Delive- 
rance from all thy Doubtings. 

And faid the Meffenger, That my 
Meffage is true, take this for a Proof. So 
he gzvehim7 heGrafs hopper to be a Burthen 
Ecdes 12. 5. unto him. Now Mr. Difpondencie' s Daugh- 
His Daugh- ter whofe Name was Much-a-fraid^ faid, 
ter goes too. w hen £he heard what was done, that me 
would go with herFather. Then Mr. Dif- 
pondencie faid to his Friends ; Myfelf, and 
my Daughter, you know what we have 
been, and how troublefomly we have be- 
haved our felves in every Company. My 
His Will. will and my Daughters is, That our Dif- 
ponds^ and flavifh Fears, be by no man 
ever received, from the day of our De- 
parture , for ever; For I know that after 
my Death they will offer themfelves to 
others. For, to be plain with you, they 
are Ghofts, the which we entertained 
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could never fhake them off after. And 
they will walk about and feek Entertain- 
ment of the Pilgrims, but for our Sakes, 
fhut ye the Doors upon them. 

When the time was come for them to His Uft 
depart, they went to the Brink of the Words. 
River. Thelaft Words of Mr. Difponden- 
cie, were, Farewel Night JVelcomeDay .His 
Daughterwentthorow the River finging, 
but none could underftand what fhe 

Then it came to pafs, a while after, that Mr - Honeft 
there was a Posl in the Town thatenquir- Summoned. 
ed for Mr. Hone/?. So he came to his Houfe 
where he was, and delivered to his Hand 
thefe Lines. T#0« art Commanded to be ready 
again ft this Day [even Night, toprefent thy 
felf before thy Lord, at his Fathers Houfe. 
And for a Token that my Menage is true, 
All thy Daughters ofMufickJhallbe brought 
low. Then Mr. Hone ft called for his Eccles.12.4. 
Friends, and faid unto them, I Die, but 
fliall make no Will. As for my Honefty, 
it mail go with me ; let him that comes He mahes 
after be told of this. When the Day that no WlU ' 
he was to be gone, was come, he ad- 
drefled himfelf to go over the River. 
Now theRiver at that time overflowed the 
Banks in fome places. But Mr. Hones! in 
his Life time had fpoken to one Good-con- 
cience to meet him there, the which he Good - con - 
alfo did, and lent him his Hand, and fo ^ en ^ hel { s 
helped him over. The laft Words of Mr ' H ° n * ft . 
Mr. Hone/iwere, Grace Reigns. So heleft over tbe Rl " 
the World. ™ r * 

After this, it was noifed abroad that 
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Mr. Valiant Mr. Valiant-for-truth was taken with a 
Summoned. Summons, by the fame Poft as the other ; 
and had this for a Token that the Sum- 
mons was true, That his Pitcher was bro- 
ken at the Fountain. When he underftood 
it, he called for his Friends, and told them 
of it. Then faid he, I am going to my Fa- 
thers, and tho with great Difficulty I am 
got hither, yet now I do not repent me 
of all the Trouble I have been at to arrive 
where I am. My Sword, I give to him 
that fhall fucceed me in my Pilgrimage, 
and my Courage and Skilly to him that 
can get it. My Marks and Scarrs I carry 
with me, to be a Witnefs for me, that I 
have fought his Battels, who now will be 
my Rewarder. When the Day that he 
muft go hence, was come, many accom- 
panied him to the River fide, into which, 
as he went, he faid. Death , where is thy 
Sting ? And as he went down deeper, he 
faid, Grave , where is thyViclory? So he paf- 
fed over, and all the Trumpets founded for 
him on the other fide. 

Then there came forth a Summons for 
Mr. Stand- fafl, (This Mr. S tand-J ~asl ,was 
he that the reft of the Pilgrims found up- 
on his Knees in the inchanted Ground.) 
For the Poft brought it him open in his 
Hands. The Contents whereof were,That 
he muft prepare for a Change of Life, for 
hisMafter was not willing that hejhouldbefo 
far from him any longer. At this Mr. Stand- 
fa ft was put into a Mufe; Nay, faid the 
MefTenger, you need not doubt of the 
Truth of my Meflage ; for here is a To- 

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Mr. Stand- 
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broken at the Cittern. Then he called to cc e * I2 " "' 

him Mr. Great heart, who was their Guide, _f ca SJor 
, r • 1 1 • n- Ati • Mr. Great- 

and laid unto him, Sir, Altho it was not Heart 

my hap to be much in your good Com- 
pany in the Days of my Pilgrimage, yet 
fince thetime I knew you, you have been 
profitable to me. When I came from 
home, I left behind me a Wife, and five H** Speech 
fmall Children. Let me entreat you, at t0 ' 
your Return, (Tor I know that you will 
go, and return to your Mailers Houfe, in 
Hopes that you may yet be a Conductor 
to more of the Holy Pilgrims,) that you 
fend to my Family, and let them be ac- 
quainted with all that hath, and mail hap- 
pen unto me. Tell them moreover,of my 
happy Arrival to this Place, and of the 
prefent late blefTed Condition that I am 
in. Tell them alfo of Chriftian and Chri- 
sliana his Wife, and how She and her 
Children came after her Husband. Tell H ^rrand. 
them alfo of what a happy End fhe made, t0 ." 
and whither fhe is gone. I have little or mi ^' 
nothing to fend to my Family ,except it be 
Praiers, and Tears for them; of which it 
will fuffice, if thou acquaint them, if per- 
ad venture they may prevail. When 
Mr. Stand-fa ft had thus fet things in order, 
and the time being come for him to 
haft him away ; he alfo went down to 
the River. Now there was a great Calm 
at that time in the River, wherefore Mr. 
Stand-fa ft, when he was about halfway in, 
he flood a while and talked to his Com- 
panions that had waited upon him thi- 
ther. And he faid, This 

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His lafl This River has been a Terror to ma- 

<words. ny, yea the thoughts of it alfo have often 

Jof. 3. 17. frighted me. But now methinks I ftand 
eafie, my Foot is fixed upon that, upon 
which the Feet of the Priefts that bare 
the Ark of the Covenant, flood while If- 
raelwent over this Jordan. The Waters 
indeed are to the Palate Bitter, and to 
the Stomack cold ; yet the thoughts of 
what I am going to, and of the Conduct 
that waits for me on the other fide, doth 
lie as a glowing Coal at my Heart. 

I fee my felf now at the end of my Jour- 
ney, my toilefom Days are ended. I am go- 
ing now to fee that Head that wasCrown- 
ed with Thorns, and that Face that was 
fpit upon, for me. 

I have formerly lived by Hear-fay, and 
Faith, but now I go where I fhall live by 
fight, and fhall be with him, in whofe 
Company I delight my felf. 

I have loved to hear my Lord fpoken 
of, and wherever I have feen the print of 
his Shooe in the Earth, there I have co- 
veted to fet my Foot too. 

His Name has been to me as a Civit- 
Boxy yea, fweeter than all Perfumes. His 
Voice to me has been moft fweet, and 
his Countenance, I have more defired 
then they that have moft defired the 
Light of the Sun. His Word I did ufe to 
gather for my Food, and for Antidotes 
againftmyFaintings. He has held me, and 
I have kept me from mine Iniquities: 
Yea, my fteps hath he ftrengthened in 
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Now while he was thus in Difcourfe, 
his Countenance changed, his firong-men 
bowed under him, and after he had faid, 
Takeme^for I come unto thee } \iQ ceafed to be 
feen of them. 

But Glorious it was, to fee how the o- 
pen Region was filled with Horfes and 
Chariots, with Trumpeters and Pipers, 
with Singers, and Players on ftringed In- 
ftruments, to welcome the Pilgrims as 
they went up, and followed one another 
in at the beautiful Gate of the City. 

As for Christian's children, the four Boys 
that Chriftiana brought with her, with 
their Wives and Children, I did not ftay 
where I was, till they were gone over. 
Alfo fince I came away, I heard one fay, 
that they were yet alive, and fo would be 
for the fncreafe of the Church in that 
Place where they were for a time. 

Shall it be my Lot to go that way a- 
gain, I may give thofe that defire it, an 
Account of what I here am filent about; 
mean time I bid my Reader Adieu. 


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