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wrath is kindled but a little. Then did Christian address himself to go back, and Evangelist, after he had killed him, gave him one smile, and bid him good speed : So he .went on with halte neither spake to any man by the way i nor, if they asked him, would he vouchsafe them an anfwer. He went like one that
al the while treading on forbidde: ground, and could by 'no means think himself fafe, till again he was got into the way which he left to follow Mr. Worldly-Wiseman's counsel: So, in process of time, Christian got up to the gate. Now, over the gate
there was written, § Knock and it shall be open. Matt. 7. 8. ed unto you. He knocked therefore more than
once or twice, saying,
Not fail to sing bis lasting prailes on high.
At last there came a grave person to the gate, named Good-will, who alked, Who was there? And whence he came, and what he would have ?
Chr. Here is a poor burdened finner ;' I come from the city of Destruction, but am going to Mount Zion, that I may be delivered from the wrath to come : I would thereforé, Sir, ince I am informed inat by this game is the way
thither, know if you are willing to let me in. The gate
will Good. I am willing vith all my heart, füid be open to bro. he; and with that he opened the gate. ken-hearted So when Christian was stepping in, the other finners. gave him a pull: Then said Christian what
means that The other told him, Aicle distance from this gate there is erected a strong castle, of which
Belzebub is the captain; from thence both he, Satan envies and them that are with him, foot arrows at those that en- those that come up to the gate, if haply they ter the strait may die before they can enter in. Then, said gate. Christian, I rejoice and tremble. · So when he
was got in, the man of the ga.e asked him, Who Christian en- directed him thither ? ter the gate Chr. Evangelist bid me come hither and with joy and knock (as I did); and he said, that you, Sir, trembling would tell me what I must do.
Glod. An open door is before thee, and no man can laut it.
He chat would enter in, muft fit without,
Good-will Chr. Now I begin to reap the benefits of Christian.
Good. But how is it that you come alone? Chr. Because none of my neighbours saw their danger as I saw mine.
Good. Did any of them know of your coming ?
Chr. Yes, my wife and children faw me at the first, and called after me to turn again ; also some of my neighbours Nopd crying, and calling after me to return, but I put my fingers in my ears, and so came on my way. .
Good. But did none of them follow you, to persuade you to go back )
Chr. Yes, both Oblinate and Pliable. But when they saw they could not prevail, Obstinate went railing back; but Pliable came with me a little way.
Good. But why did he not come through?
Chr. We indeed came both together until we came to the fough of Despend, into which we also suddenly fell; and then was my neighbour Pliable discouraged, and would
not adventure any farther; wherefore getting and man may out again, on that side n'xt to his own house, have company he told me I should possess the brave country awhen he fets lone for hiin; so he went his way, and I came out for heaven, mine; he after Obstinate, and I to this gate.
Good. Then faid Good-will, Alas, poor man! is the celestial glory of so small esteem with him, that he counted it not worth running the hazard of a few difficulties to obtain it?
Chr. Truly, said Christian, I have said the Christian ac- truth of Pliable; and if I should also say all the cujetio himself truth of myself, it will appear there is no difbefore the man ference betwixt him and myself. 'Tis true, he at the gate. went back to his own house but I also turned
afide to go in the way of death, being persuaded thereto by the carnal arguments of one Mr. WorldlyWiseman.
Good. Oh, did he light upon you! What, he would have had you
leek for ease at the hands of Mr. Legality; they are both of them very cheats; but did you take his counsel.
Chr. Yes, as far as I durft; I went to find out Mr. Legality, until I thought that the mountain that stands by his
thoo must go
house would have fallen upon my head ; wherefore then I was forced to stop.
Good. Tha: mountain has been the death of many, ani! will be the death of many more; 'tis well you escaped being dalhed in pieces by it.
Chr. Why, truly, I'do not know what had become of vae there, had not Evangelist happily met me again, as I was !n using in the midlt of my dumps but it was God's mercy that he came to me again, for elle I had never come hither : But now I am come, such a one as I am, more fit indeed for death by that mountain, than thus to stand talking with
my Lord : But, oh, what a favour is this to me, that yet I am admired entrance here !
Good. We make no objections against any, Chrißian notwithstanding all that they have done be is comforted fore they came hither, they in no wise are calt again, out; and therefore, good Christian, come a John 6. 37. little way with me, and I will teach thee about Cbrifiiandi. the way hou must go. Look before thee; dost rected his way thou see this narrow way? That is the way
It was cast up by the patriarch's, prophets, Christ and his Apostles, and ii is as Itraight as a rule can make it: This is che way thou must go.
Chr. But said Christian, are there no turnings nor windings, by which a stranger may Chriflian a
fraid of losing Good. Yes, there are many ways Buts down his way. upon this, and they are crooked' and wide : Bar thus thou mayelt diftinguish the right Matt. 7. 140 from the wrong; the right only being fiait
Then I saw in my dream, that Christian asked him farther, if he could help him off with that burden that was upon bis back; for as yet he had Christian
t got rid thereof, nor could he by any mean's weary of his get it off without help.
burden, He told him, as to thy burden, be content to bear it until thou comelt wato the place of There is no den deliverance ; for there it will fall from thy liverance back of itself
from firi but by Then Christian began to gird up his loins, the death and and to address himself to his journey. So the blood of brill.
lose his way?
other told him, that by that he was gone fome distance from The gate, he would come to the house of the Interpreter, at whole door he should knock, and he would thew him excellene things. Then Christian -took his leave of his friend,
and he again bid him good speed. Christian com Then he went op till he came to the house of eth to the house the Interpreter, where he knocked over and if the Inter- over ; at last one came to the door, and asked, Preler. Who was there?
Chr. Sir, here is a traveller, who was bid by an acquaintance of the good-man of this house to call here furiny prosit; I would therefore speak with the master of the house : So he called for the master of the house, who, after a dittle time, came to Christian, and asked him, What he would have ? Sir, fail Christian, I am a man that came from the City of Delt, uction, and am going to the Mount Zion, and I was told by the man that Rancs at the gate at the head of this way, that if I called here you would shew me excellent things, such as would be an help to me in my journey.
Inter. Then said the Interpreter, Come in, He is entertain. I will shew thee that which will be profitable ed.
to thee. Hilumination. So he commanded his man to light the
candle, and bid Christian follow him; fo he had him into a private room, and bid his man open a doori;
the which when he had done, Christian law Christian fees the picture of a very grave person hang up a
gain the wall; and this was the fashion if it; picture. It tad eyes lifted up to heaven, the best of
books in its hand, the law of truth was write The foshion of ten upon its lips, the world was behind its the picture.
its back; it stood as if it pleaced with men.
and a crown of gold did hang over its head. Chr. Then said Chriftian, What meariesh this?
Int. The man whose picture this is, is one of a thousand; he can beget children, travel in birth wiih children, and
nurse them himseif when they are born. And 1 Cor. 4. 15. whereas thou feelt him with his eyes lifted up Gal. 4. 19. to heaven, the best of books in his hand, and
the law of trnth written on his lips : It is to thew thee, that his work is to know, and untold dark