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"What one would think, doth seek to say outright,
Olt times delivers from the saddest plight.
That very providence whose faith is death,
Doth oft-times to the lowly life bequeath :
I'taken was, he did escape and ice;
Hands croit gave death to him and life me.

and were merry,

Nov, about this time Matthew and Mercy were married ; Co Gaius gave his daughter Phoebe to Janes, Matthew's brother, to wife; after which time they yet fiaid about ten days at Gaius's house, spending their time, and the seasons like as pilgrims used to do.

When they were to depart, Gaius made
Ahem a feaft, and they did eat and drink, The pilgrims

Now the hour was come prepare 18 g that they must be gone, wherefore Mr. Jorward. Great-Béart called for a reckoning : but Gaius told him, That at his house it was not the custom of pilgrims to pay for their entertainment, Ile boarded them by the year, but looked for his pay from the good Sansaritan, who had promised him at his return, whatsoever charge be was at with them, faithfully to repay him. Then said Mr. Great-heart to him.

Great-beert. Beloved, thou dost faithfully How they greet whatsoever thou doit to the brethren and to one another 26 Arangers, which bave born witness of thy farting, charity before the church, whom if thou 4 John 5. 6.

yet bring forward on their journey after a godly fort, thou thalt do well.

Then Gaius cgok his leave of them all, Gaius's last and his children, and particularly of Mr. kindness to Feeble-mind. He also gave him fome- Feeble-mind. thing to drink by the way.

Now Mr. Feeble-mind, when they were going out of the door, made as if he intended to linger; the which when Mr. Great-heart espied, he faid, Mr. Feeble-mind, pray do you go along with us, I will be your conductor,

you shall fare as the rest. Feebk. Alas ! I want a suitable companion; you are all lulty and strong, but I, as you fee, am weak: I choose therefore rather to come behind, left, by reason of my many infirmitics, I thould be both a burden to anyfelf,' and to M2

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tire; I shall like no unprofitable queftion His excuse for it. Nay, I am so weak a man as to be offended

with that which orhers have a liberty to do I do not know all the truth; I am a very ignore christian man: Sometimes if I hear them rejoice in the Lord, is troubles me because I cannot do so 100. It is will

me as it is with a weak san among Job 12.55

strong, or as a lamp despised (he that

ready to Nip with his feet, is a lamp delp fed in the thought of him ihat is at ease); so that I know

not what to do, Great-beart's Greal-beart. But, brother, faid My tomilion. Great-heart, I have is in commission

comfort the feeble-minded, and to suppor the weak. You must needs go along with os ; we will wa for you, we will lend you our help; we will deny ourselve of some things both opinionate and practical, for your fake we will not enter into 'oubtful disputations before you We will be made all things to you, rather than you Houk be left behind.

Now all chis while they were at Gaius's door ; and be hold as they were thus in the heat of their discourse, Me Ready-to halt came by, with his crutches in his hand, 20 he also was going on pilgrimage.

Feeble. Then. faid Mr. Feeble-mind to him, How casual thou either I was but now complaining that I had net a suitable companion, but ihou art accord

, Feeble-mind ing to my wish. Welcome, welcome, goed glad to see Rea. Mr. Ready-to-bakt, I hope thou and I may dy-to. halt some. be some help.

Ready to balt. I thall be glad of thy com pany, said the other; and good Mr. Feeble-mind, rather ihan we will part, since we are thus happily met, I will lend thee one of my crutches,

Feeble, Nay, said he, though I thank thee for thy good will, I am not inclined to halt before I am lame: How beit, I think, when occasion is, it may help me again dog.

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e a plea!ure, we are both at thy command, good Ms. ble Mind. I'hus therefore they went on, M. Great-heart and Mr. Deit went before, Christiana and her children went next, I Mr. Fecble-mind and Mr. Ready-to-halo came behind h his outches : Ther fuid Mr. Honest. Yon, Pray, Sir, now we are upon the Nozu talk. d, tell us some profitabic things of fome . I have gone on pilgrimage bciore us. Breal biart. With a good-will: I suppose you have td how Christian of old did meet with Apollyon in the ley of Humiliation, and also what hard work' he had to thro' the Valley of the Shadow of death. Also I think (cannot but have heard how Faithful was put to it by damn Wanton, with Adam the first, with one Discontent 1 Shame ; four as deceitful villains as a pan can meet

on the road. - Hon. Yes; I believe I heard of all this; but indeed good

thful was hardest put to it with shame; lie was an un. aried one. Great-beart. Aye, for as the pilgrim well said, He, of : men had the wiong name. Hon. But, pray, Sir, where was it that Christian and ithful met Talkative? That same was also a notable one. Great-heart. He was a confident foul, yet many follow s ways. Hon. He had like to have beguiled Faishful. Great-keart. Aye, but Christian put him in a way quickto find him out. Thus they went on till they came af e place where Evangelist met with Chrifian and Faithful,

propheded to them of what shoald befall them at Van ty-fair.

Then said their guide, Hereabouts did Chriftian and aithful meet with Evangelist, who prophesied to them of hat troubles they should meet with at Vanity-fair.

Hor. Say you so! I dare fay it was a hard chapter that ich he did read unto them. Great heart. It was so, but he gave them encouragemene ichal. But what do we talk of them, they were a couple flion-like men; they had set their faces like Aints. Do or you remember how undaunted they were when they lood before the judge ?

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Hon. Well, Faithful bravely suffered.

Gr at heart. So he did, and as brave things came on't, for Hopeful and some others, as the tory relates it, were convried by his death.

Hin Well, but pay go on, for you are well acquainted with things.

Griat-beart. Above all that Chriftian met with after he and pafled thro' Vaniry-tair, ( ne By-ends was the arch one,

Hon. By.ends! What was he?

Great-beart. A very arch fellow, a downright hypocrite ; one that would be religious which way ever the world went but fo cunning, that he would be sure never to lose or fullur for it.

He had his mode of religion for every frer cccafion, and his wife was ao good at it as he. He would forn from opinion to opinion ; yea, and plead for so doing too : But as far as I could learn he came to an ill end with his Bya ends ; nor did I ever hear that any of his children were cver of any efieem with any chat truly feared God. They come

Now by this time they were come within

fight of the tov. n of Vanity, where Vanity witbill fight of fair is kepe: So when they saw that they Vanity-fair. Pjal. 21.16.

were so near the town, they consulted with

one another how they should pass through the town, and some faid one thing and some another : A lait, Mr. Great-heare said, I have, as you may anderland often been a conductor of pilgrims through this town now I am acquainted with one Mr. Mnafon, a Cyprusian by nation, an old disciple, at whose house we may lodge. If you think good, faij he, we will turn in there.

Content, faid old Honest; content, said Chriftiana; content said Mr. Feeble-mind; and so they said all.–Now you may think it was ever-tide by that they got to the outside of the town; but Mr. Great-heart knew the way old man's house; so thither they came; and he called at the door, and the old man within knew his tongue fofoca

as ever he-heard iv; so he opened and they They enter into all came in. Then said Mnason, their het, Mr. Mnason's how far have ye come to-day? So shey faid lodge. from the house of Gaius your friend; !

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Great-beart. Then said their guide, Corrs, what chear, ad firs, I dare say you are welcome to my friend. Mnaden. I also, said Mr. Mnafon do bid \'welcome, and whatever you want, do They are glad of say, and we will do what we can to get extertainment, Honeft. Our great want, a while since was harbour and ad company, and now I hope we have bosh. Mnafon. For harbour you see what it is; but for good npany that will appear in the trial. Greai-bears. Well, faid Mr. Great-heart, will you have pilgrims into their lodgings. Mnason. I will, said Ms, Mnafon : So he had them to ir respective places; and alfo Thewed them a very fair ting room, where they may be and fup together untit ne was come to go to seft. Now when they were fet in their places, and were a de cheary after their journey, Mr. Honest asked his landd if there were any store of good people in the town? Mnajon. We have a few, for indeed they are but a few, her compared with them on the other side. Hon. But how shall we do to see some of em for the fight of good men to them They desire to at are going on pilgrimage, is like to the fee fome of the ppearing of the moon and stars to them good people in at are going a journey.

the town. Mnafor. Then Mr. Mharon stamped with is foot, and his daughter Giace came up; Some fent for. > be faid unto her, Grace, go

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my fiends, Mr. Contrite, Mr. Holy.man, Mr. Love- faints, 11. Dare-not-lie, and Ms. Penitent, that I have a friend Itino at my house that have a mind to see them.

So Grace went to call them, and they came : and, after falutation made, they fat down together at the table. Then said Mr. Móason, their landlord, My neighbours,

as you see, a company of strangers come to my house ; they are pilgrims; they come from afar, and are going to mount Sion : Bus who, quoth he, do you

think this is? pointing his finger to Chriftiana : 'Tis Chriftiana, the wife of Chriftian, that famous pilgrim, who, with

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