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IN TWO PARTS ;
BY JOIIN BUNYAN:
WITH NOTES, AND A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,
BOSTON: PHILLIPS, SAMPSON, & Co.,. 110 WASHINGTON STREET.
COURTEOUS* COMPANIONS, Some time since, to tell you a dream that I had of Christian, the pilgrim, and of his dangerous journey towards the celestial country, was pleasant to me and profitable to you. I told you then also, what I saw concerning his wife and children, and how unwilling they
** Courteous'- It has been before observed, that the first part of the Pilgrim's Progress' is in all respects the most complete : yet there are many things in the second, well wor. thy of the pious reader's atiention; nor can there be any doubt, but it was penned by the same author. It is not however, necessary that the annotator should be so copious upon it as upon the inore interesting instructions of the preceeding part. In some places, it is not easy to discover the precise meaning of the allegory; in others, it does not seem sufficiently important to demand so large a measure of attention as would be required to the explanation of every minute circumstance : and, in general, the leading incidents may be considered as the author's own exposition of his ineaning in the former part, or as his delineation of some varieties, that occur in events of a similar nature. In things of this kind, brevity must here be observed : but some particulars will de mand a rrore copious elucidation