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ith his arm, and carry them in his bofom, and that could ently lead those that are with young. Now, to the care this man Chrikiana admonished her four daughters to mmit their little ones, that by thefe waters they might houfed, harboured, succoured, and nourished, and that ne of them might be lacking in time to come. This in, if any of them go astray, or be loft, he will bring um again; he will also bind up that which was broken, d will Arengthen them that are sick. Here they will ner want meat, drink, and cloathing; here they will be pt from thieves' and robbers : For this man will die bee one of those committed to his truf shall be lost. Bees, here they shall be sure to have good nature and adinition, and thall be taught to walk in right paths, and you
know is a favor of no small account: Also here, you fee, are delicate waters, pleasant meadows, dainty wers, variety of trees, and such as wholesome fruit: Fruit Like that which Matthew eat of, that fell over the wall of Beelzebub's garden ; but fruit that continueth and realeth health where it is. So they were content to commit their little ones to him: d'that which was also an encouragement to them so to
was, for that all this was to be at the charge of the "g, and so was an hospital to young children and or
Now they went on, and when they were me to By-path meadow, to the file over Tbey being lich Christian went with his fellow Hope- come to By-park !, when they were taken by giant Der- Aile, have a år
, and put into Doubting-Caile, they mind se bave a Idown and consulted what was best to be pluck with giant ne: co wit, now they were fo strong, and Despair. got
a man as Mr, Great-heart for conductor, whether they had not beft to make an af upt upon the giant, demolish his castle, and if there were
pilgrims in it, to set them at liberty before they went farther : So one said one thing, and another faid to
contrary. One queftioned if it was lawful to go upon aconsecrated ground; another said they might, provided Teir end was good; but Mr. Great-heart faid, Tho'tkat Tertion offered last cannot be univerfally true, yet I have commandment to refift fin, to overcome evil, to fight the
good fighe of faith ; and I pray, with whom should I fight this good fight of faith; if not with giant Delpair? I will
therefore attempt the taking away of bis : John 2. 13, lite, and the demolishing of Doubting14: caftle : Then said he, who will go
with me? Then said old Honest, I will; and Ta. 11. 6. so will we too, said Chriftiana', four fons,
Matthew, Samuel, Joseph and James, for they were young men and Atrong.
So they left the women in the road, and with them Mr. Feeble-mind, and Mr. Ready-to-halt with his crutches, co be their guard until they came back; for in that place the giant Despair dwelt fo near, they keeping in the road, a little child might lead them.
So Mr. Great-heart old Honest, and the four young men went to go up.to Doubting-castle, to look for giant Del. pair. When they came at the Calle-gate they knocked for entrance with an unusual noise: With that she old giant comes to the gate, and Diffidence his wife follows: Then raid he, who and what is he that is fo hardy, as after this manner to moleft the giant Despair ? Mr. Greae-heart seplied, It is I, Great-beart; one of the Kings of the celefil country's conductors of pilgrims to their place, and I domand of theo that thou open thy gates for my entrance: prepare thyself also to fight, for I am come to take away, chy head, and to demolith Doubting-calle.
Now giant Despair, because he was a Despair hans giant, thought ne man could overcome him; overcome angels and again thought he, since heretofore I
have made a conquest of angels, thall Greate heart make me afraio? So he harnessed himself, and went out: He had a cap of feel upon his head, a.realt-place of fire girded to him, and he came out in iron skoes, with a great ciab in his hand: Then these fix men made up him, and beter him behind and before :. Also when Dife dence, the gianteis, came up to help him, old Honelt cut her down at une blow. Then they fought for their lives
, and giant Delpair was brought down to the ground, bull was very loath.co die; he truggled hard, and had, as they fay, as many lives as a cat; but Great-hearr was his dead for he left him not gill he had severed his head from by mouldes.
Then they fell to demontin : Doubting-caille, and that you know might with ease be done, fince giant Despais was lead. They were seven days in destroying oi that; and in it of pilgrims they found one Mr Deiponuency, almost starved to death, and one Mu h-atraid, his daughter; thele two they saved alive: But it would have made you have wondered to have seen the dead bodies that lay here and there in the caftle-yard, and how full of dead men's bones. the dungeon was,
When Mr. Great-heart and his companions had performed this exploit, they took Mr. Despondency, and his daughter, Much afraid, into their protection ; for they were honef people, though they were prisoners in Doubting-castle to the giant Despair : They therefore, I fay, took with them the head of the giant, (for his body they had buriedt under a heap of stones) and down to the road and to their compa. nions they came, and thewed them what (bey lad done. Now when Feeble-mind and Ready-to-halo saw that it was the head of giant Despair indeed, they were jocund and merry. Now Christiana, if need was, could play upon the viol, and Mercy upon the lute ;, so fince ebey were so merry disposed, the played upon them a lesson, and Ready to hale would dance; so he took Despondency's daughter, MuchA-fraid by the hand, and to dancing they went in the road: True, he could not dance without one crutch in kis hand;. but I promise you he footed it well ; also the girl was to be commended, for the answered the mufc handsomely.
As for Mr. Despondency, the music was not so much to bim, he was for feeding rather than dancing, for that he was almost starved ; So Christiana gave him some of her buttle of spirits for present relief, and then prepared him
to eat, and in a little time the old gentleman came to himself, and began to be finely revived.
Now I saw in my drcam, when all these things were fiWilhed, Mr. Great-heart took the head of giant Despair, and set it upon a pole by the highway fide, over-againft the pillar that Christian erected for a caution to pilgrims that. came after, to take head of catering into his grounds.
(A MONUMENT of Deliverance.. ) Then he writ under it upon a marble ftone, thefe verses following:
This is the head of him whose name only,
His caftle's down, and Diffidence his wife,
Brave Mr. Great-heart hath bereft of life.
Defpondency, his daughter Much-afraid,
Great-heart for them the man has also play d.
Who hereof doubts, if he'll but caft his eye'
This head alfo, when doubting cripples dance,
When these men had thus bravely fewed themselves a. ainh Doubting-caltie, and had Nain gianı Defpair, they vent forward, and went on till they came to the Delectable Mountains, where Christian and Hopeful refreshed them. elvćo with the varietie. of the place. They acquainted hemselves with the th pherds there, who welcomed them, Is they had done Chriftian before unto the Delcctable