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Faithful his brother, were fo mamefully handled in town: At that they stood a nazed, saying, We little though 10 fee Chrifiana when Grace came to call us, wherefor This is a very confortable surprize: Then they eked he about her welfare, and if these young men were her hul band's fons. And when she had told then they were, the faid, The King whom you love and serve, make you your father, and bring you where he is in peace.

Hox Then Mr. Honest (when they wer Some talk be. wixt Mr. Ho

all sat down) asked Mr. Contrite and ca neft and Mr.

rest, in what posture their town was

prefent. Conirite.

Contrite. You may be sure we are fulle I be fruit of hurry in fair time. It is hard keeping on walchfulness. hearts and spirits in good order, when

are in cumber d condition. He that live in such a place as this, and that has to do with such as have, has need of an item, so caution him to sake hed every monent of the day. But how are your neighbours now for quietnefsi

Consrite. They are much for Profecution not now than formerly. You know how Chri jo hit al Vanity tian and Faithful were used at our tomar ef fair as formerly, but of late, I say, they have been far mort

moderate. I think the blood of Faithful lieth as a load upon them till now; for fince they burnee him, they have been ashamed to burn any more ;

in those days we were afraid to walk the treets, but now we can Shew our heads. Then the name of a profeffor was odious now, especially in some parts of our town, (for you know our town is large) religion is counted honourable.

Then said Mr. Contrite to them, Pray how fareth it with you in your pilgrimag? How ftands the country affed. ed towards you ?

Hon. It happens to us as it happeneth to way-fareing men ; sometimes our way is clean, sometimes foul; fometimes up hill, sometimes down hill'; we are seldom als cercainty; the wind is not always on our backs, nor 180 every one a friend that we meet with in the

We

way. have met fome notable rubs already, and what are yet

be hind we know not: But for the most pari, we find it true thal has been talked of old, A good man must suffer trouble.

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effed with that go on pilgrimage, courage, Bus truly there are many that go upon the

Contrite. You talk of rubs, What rubs have you met vithal ? Hon. Nay, ak Mr. Great-heart, our guide, for he can ive

you the bift account of that. Great-heart. We have been befet three or four times ala ady. First, Christiana and her children were beset by lo ruffians, that they feared would take away their lives. to were beset with giant Bloody-man, giant Maul, and ant Slay-good. Indeed, we did rather befet the last that dre besét of him: And thus it was ; after we had been me time at the house of Gaius, mine ho&, and of the hole church, we were minded, upon a time, to take our apons with us, and so go see if we could lighe upon any those that were pilgrims (for we heard that there was a Atable one thereabouts). Now Gaius knew his haunt betthan 1, because he dwelt thereabout; fo we looked and oked, till at last we discesned the mouth of his cave; then ere we glad, and plucked up our spirits : So we approachup to his den, and lo, when we came there he had agged, by mere force, into his net this poor man, Mr. eeble-mind, and was about to bring him to his end. But hen he saw us, fuppofing, as we thought he had another Tey, he left the poor man in his house, and came out : Sa fell to it full fore, and he lufily laid about him ; bat conclufion he was brought down to the ground, and his cad cut off, and set up by the way-side for a terror to fuche hould after pra&ife such ungodliness. That I tell you he truth, here is the man himself to affirm it, who was as lamb taken out of the mouth of the lion: Feeble-mind. Then fait Mr. Feeble-mind, I found this fue to my coit and comfort; to my cost, when he threatento pick my bones every mom nt; and to my comfort, then I saw Mr. Grear-heart and his friends with their capons approach so dear for my deliverance: Hely-max. Then said Mr. Holy.nan, there Mr. Holymar's things that they have need to be pof

Jpeech. "ind also an unsported life: If they have not courage they an never hold on their way; and if their lives be loofé, they will make the very name of a pilgrim dink.

Love saint. Then iyid Mr. Love-saint, 1 Rope this caution is not nee!(ul among you:

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road, that rather declare themselves strangers to pilgrimage

than strangers and pilgrims in the earth. Mr. Dare-not Dare-not.lie. Then said Mr. Dare-note lie's speech. lie, It is true, they neither have the pil

. grims weed, nor the pilgrims courage they go not uprightly, but alt awry with their feet; on Noe goeth inward, another outward, and their hosen ou bebind; hcre a rag, and there a rent, to the disparagemen

of their Lord. Air. Peniteni's These things said Mr. Penitent, the Jpeech. ought to be troubled for ; nor are the pi

grims like to have that grace upon them an their pilgrim's progress as they desire, until tbe way .cleared of such spois and blemishes. Thus they sat talking and spending the time until fug

upon the table, unto which they went and 14 freshed their

weary
bodies;

so they went to rel. Now the Kaid in the fair a great while at the hoose of Mr. Mnason who, in process of time, gave his, daugbter Grace un Samuel, Christiana's con, to wife, and his daughter Marth to Joseph.

The time as I said, that they lay here was long, (for it was not now as in former times) ; wherefore the pilgrim grew acquainted with many of the good people of the lowe and did them what service they could. Mercy, as she wa woni, laboured much for the poor, wherefore their bellie and, backs blessed her, and the was there an ornament her profesion. And to say the truth for Grace, Phæbe and Martha, they were all of a very good nature, and di muc good in their places. They were also all of them very fruitful, so that Cbrifian's, as was said before, wa

like to live in the world. A monfler While they lay here there came a modle

out of the woods, and serv many of th people of the town. It would also carry an ay their chil dren, and teach them to fuck its whelps. Now no man i the town durft so much as face this monster ; bus' all me fed when they heard the noise of his coming. The monster was like unto no one beast upon the earth

its body was like a dragon, and it had sevd Rev: 13: 3. heads and ten horns. It made great harod His shape.

of children, and yet it was governed by His name.

woman. This monder propounded com

itions to men; and such men as loved their lives more
aan weir souls accepted of these conditions.

Now Mr. Great-beart, to ether with those who came
> visit the pilgrims at Mr. Mnason's house, entered into a .
wenant to go and engage this beast, it perhaps they might
eliver the people of this town from the paws and mouth:

this fo dev uring a serpent.
Then said Mr. Great-heart, Mr. Contrite, Mr. Holy-
ian, Mr. Dare-not-lie, and Mr. Penitent,
ith their weapons, go ferth to meet him. How to engage.
low the monfter at first was very rampant,
nd looked upon these enemies with great disdain ; but they

belaboured him, being Iturdy men at arms, that they aake a retreat:. So they came home to Mr. Mnason's houle

gain.

The monfter, you must know had his certain seasons to ome out in, and to make his attempts- upon the children

the people of the town: Also the seasons did these vaa? iant worthies watch him in, and did continually, afault him ;, in fomuch that, in process of time, he became nos. only wounded but lame: also he had not made the havock of the townsmen's children, as formerly he had none; And i is verily believed by some, that this beat will certainly die of his wounds.

This therefore made Mr. Great heart and his fellows of great fame in this town ; so that many of the people that wanted their talte of things, yet had a reverend elteom and respect for them. Upon this account therefore it was that: these pilgrims got no: much hart here, True, there were fome of the baler fort that could lee no more than a mnole, nor underitand no more than beast; thele had no reverence for chese men, nur took itey notice of their valour and adventures.

Well, the time drew on that the pilgrims must go on their way, wherefore they prepared for their journey.They feot for their friends, ibly conferred with them, they had some sime fac apart therein to cominis each other to the protection of seir Prince. There were ag 19 that broughs.' shero of such iniays as they had, that were fit for the weak and the Arcng, for the vom Aas 18. 10.men and che men, and to loaded them with Euch things as were neceflary

Then they set forwards on their way, and their friendshire, accompanying them so far as was convenient, they agai committed each other to the protection of their King, and departed.

They therefore that were of the pilgrims company went sa .on, and Mr. Great-heart went before them ; now the woter men and children being weakly, they were forced to go a las they could bear ; by this means Mr. Ready-to-halt and Mr Foeble-mind had more to sympathize with their condition can

When they were gone from the townsmen, and where the their friends had bid them farewell, they quickly came hi the place where Faithful was put to death; therefore the one made a fand, and thanked Him ihat bad enabled him to bear his cross so well; and the rather, because they non ci found that they had a benefit by such a man's sufferings a no his were.

They went on therefore after this a good way further talking of Christian and Faithful, and how Hopeful joinches himself to Christian after that Faithful was dead.

Bepla Now they were come up with the hill Lucre, where that Hilver mine was, which took Demas off from his pilgrimage and into which, as some think, By-cndo fell and perished the wherefore they considered that: But when they were come to the old monument that stood at the hill Lucre, to wit to the pillar of salt, that stood also within view of Sodom, and its stinking lake, they marvelled, as did Chriftian become fore, that men of that knowledge and ripeness of wit as they were, should be fo blind as to turn aside here : Only they considered again, that nature is not affected with the harms that others have met with, especially if that thing upon which they look has an attracting virtue upon the is foolish eye.

I saw now that they went on till they came to the rives That was on this fide of the Delectable Mountains, to the river where the fine trees grown on both sides; and whose leaves, if taken inwardly, are good against surfeito, where the meadows are green all the year kong, and where they might lie down safely.

By this river fide, in the meadews, there were cotes and Folas for theep, a house built for the nourishing and bring. ing up of those lambs, the babes of those women who go to on pilgrimage: Also there was here one that was intrusted

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