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( 7'be GUIDE's Speech to be Shepherds. )

Firf, here is Christiana and her train,
Her fons, and her sons wives, who, like the wain,
Keep by the pole, and do my compass fteer,
From fin to gracé, else they had not been here :
Next here's old Honest come on pilgrimage,
Ready-to-halt too, who I dare engage,
True-hearted is, and so is Feeble-mind,
Who willing was not to be left behind ;
Despondency, good man, is coming after,
Aná so is also Much-afraid, bis daughter.
May we have entertainment here, or must
We farther.go? Let's know whereon to truf,

Then said the Shepherds, This is a comTheir entertain. fortable company; you are welcome to un vient.

for we have for ibe feeble as for the strong, our Prince has an eye to what is done to

the least of these ; therefore informity mul not be a block to our entertainment: So they had them to the palace.doors, and then faid unto them, Come in Feeblemind, come in Mr. Ready-to-halt, come in Mr. Despondency, and Mrs. Much-afraid, his daughter: These Mr. Great-heart said the fuepherds to the guide, we call in by name, for that they are most subject to draw back ; but as fer

you and the rest that are strong, we leave you to your wonted liberty.

Then faid Mr. Great-heart, This dav fee that grace doth thine in your faces, and that you are my Lords shepherds indeed : for that you have not puihed those diseased neither with fide nor shoulder, but have ra

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Mat, 25. 40.

Though Doubting-castle he demolished,
And the giant Despair hath lost his head,
Sin can rebuild the caitle, make't remain,
And make Despair the giant live again.

Vhoever they be that would make such men diriy, they

ftrewed their way into the palace with flowers, as you Id. P

the feeble and weak went in, and Mr. Great-heart the rest did follow. When they were also let down, hepherds said to those of the weaker sort, What is it

ye wuld have? For, said they, all things must be aged here to the fupporting of the weak, as well as the sing of the unruly. they made them a feast of things easy of digestion, that were pleasant to the palate, and nourishing ; the ch when they had received they went to their rest, each respectively unto his proper place. When morning come, because the mountains were high, and the day t, and because it was the cullom of the shepherds to the pilgrims, before their departure, fome rarities, efore, afier they were ready, and had refielhad themes, the shepherds took them out into the fields, and "ved them forft what they had fewed to Christian before. - Then they had them to some new places. The first was une Marvel, where they looked, and behold a man at lance, chat rumbled the hilis about with words. Then y asked the shepherds what that should mean? So shey

them that that was the son of one Mr. Great-grace, whom you may read in the first part of the records of pilgrims progress: And he is set there to teach pilgrims believe down, or tumble out of their ways, what diffiIties they thould meet with by faith. Then said Mr. teat-heart, I know him, he is a man above many. Thea y had them to another place, called Moune Innocence ; . d they saw a man cloathed all in white; and two men ejudice and III-will, continually cafting dirt upon him. ow behold the dirt, whatsoever they cait at him, would, a little time, fall off again, and his garment would look cleat as if no dirt had been cast thereat. Theni said the pilgrims, What means this? The sheperds answered, This man is eamed Godly-man, and the arment is to Thew the innocency of his dite. Now those lat throw dirt at him, are such as hace his well-doing ; , as you see, the dirt will not itick upon his cloaths ; bit Mall be with him that lives innocently in the world. abour all in vain; for God, by that a little time is spent,

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will cause that their innocence Hall break forth as the ligte and their righteousness as the noon day.

Then they took them and had them to Mount Charity where they shewed them a man that had a bundle of clo dying before him, out of which he cut garments for poor that stood about him ; yet his bundle or roll of cio was never the less.

Then said they, What hould this be? This is, faid shepherds, to thew you, that he that has a heart to gi of his labeur to the poor shall never want wherewith He that wateretb Ciall be watered himself: And the ca! that the widow gave to the prophet, did not cause that had ever the ess in her barrel.

They had them also to the place where they saw on Fool, and one Want-wito washing of an Ethiopian, wil an intention to make him white; but the more they wal ed him the blacker he was, Then they aked the shepherd what that should mean ? So they told them, saying, The it is with the vile person ; all means used to gee such one a good name, shall in conclusion tend but to make him more abominable: Thus it was with the-Pharifees, a boić na be riin all hypocrites.

Then said Mercy, the wife of Matthew, to Chriftian her mother, I would, if it might be, see the hole in the hill, or that commonly called the by-way to hell : So het mother brake her mind to the shepherds. Then they went to the door ; it was on the side of a hill, and they opened it, and bid Mercy hearken a while: So the hearkened, and heard one saying, Cursed be my father for holding my feet back from the way of peace and life ; and another faid, 0 that I had been torn in pieces before I had, to save my life, lost my foul; and another said, If I were to live again, how would I deny myself rather than come to this place, Then there was as if the very earth groaned and quaked under the feet of this young woman for fear; so she looked white, and came away trembling, saying, Blessed be he and the that is delivered from this place.

Now when the shepherds had Mewed them all things, then they had them back to the palace, and entertained them with what the house would afford; but Mercy, being a young and breeding woman, longed for something that c saw there, bus was alhamed so alk. Her mother-in

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then asked her what she ailed, for the looked as one well: Then said Mercy, There is a looking-olafs hangs in the dining-room, of which I cannot take my mind; herefore I have it not, I think I Ihall miscarry. Then I her mother, I will mention thy wants to the ihepherds, tthey will not deny it chee : But she faid, I am aihamed t these men lould know that I longed. Nay, my ghter, said she, it is no shame, but a virtue too long for 1 a thing as that; lo Mercy'aid, Then mother, if you afe, ak the shepherds if they are willing to sell it. Noiv the glass was one of a thousand : vould prefent a man, one way with his It was the word a features exactly; and curn it but ano. of God. I way, and it would thew one the very

and familitude of the Prince of pilgrims himself.--Yes, ave talked with them that can tell, and y have said, That they have seen the James 1. 33. Y crown of thorns upon his head, by 1 Cor. 13. 12.

king in that glass; they have herein als 2 Cor. 3. 18. - seen the holes in his hands, his feet,

in his fide. Yea, such an excellency is there in that {s, that it will thew him to one, where they have a mind fee him, whether living or dead; whether in earth or heaven ; whether in a late of humiliation, or in his exation ; whether coming to suffer, or coming to reign. Chriftiana therefore went to the shepherds apart, (new names of the shepherds were Knowledge, Experience, atchful, and sincere) and said unto them, There is one my daughters, a breeding woman, that, I think, doth ng for something that she hath feen in this house, and e thinks she shail miscarry if she hould by you be denied. Experience. Call her, call her, she shall'affuredly have hat we can help her to; so they called her, and said to , Mercy, What is that thing thou would't have ? Then to blu ched and said, The great gl fs that angs up in the dining-room ; lo Sincere Sbe doth not logo In and fetched it, and with a joyful con- ber lovging.

given her: Then the bowed her sad, and gave thanks, and said, By this I know that I ave obtained favor in your eyes. They also gave to the other young women fuch things Ashey defired, and to their husband's great commenda

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tions, for that they had joined with Mr. Great-heart Naying cf giant Despair, and the demoliling of Dou . calle.

Aboor Christiana's neck the shepherd How the mep- a bracelet, and so they did about ihe keras adcrred of her tour daughters; allo they put the prgrims. rings in their ears, and jewels ca

foreheads. When they were minded to go hence they let the in peace, but gave got to them thoie certain cautions before were given to Christian and his companion, reasop was, for that there had Greai-heart to be sheir who was one that was well acquainted with things, could give them their cautions more seasonable ; * even then when danger was nigh the approaching. I

What cautions Christian and his companions had ved of the shepherds, they had also loft by that the was come that they had need to put them in pra wherefore here was the advantage that this compan: ever the other,

From bence they went on singing, and i bey faia

Behold how fitly are the tables fet,

For their relief that pilgrims are become!
And how they us receive without one let,

That make the orber life the mark and home
What novelties they have, to us they give,
Thai wę, tho' pilgrims, joyful lives may live,
They do upon us too such things beltow,
That shew wo pilgrims are where'er we go.

When they were gone from the shepherds, they que came to the place where Christian met with one Tarnthat dwelt in the town of Apoftacy: Wherefore of Mr. Great-heart their guide, did now put them in saying, This is the place where Chriftian met with Turn away, who carried with him the character of the bellion at his back. And this I have to say concert this man, he woald hearken to no counfel, but once ling, persuasion could not stop him.

When he came to the place where the cross and I

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