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re was, he did meet with one that did bid him look ere ; but he gnashed with his teeth and Itampod, and d, he was resolved to go back tí his own town. Before came to the gate he met with Evangeli', who oftered lay hands on him, to turn him into one way again : Buc
Turn-away refined him, and having done much despite to him, he got away over the wall, and so escaped his nd. Then they went on, and just at the place where Littleth formerly was robi ed, there ftood a man with his ord drawn, and his face all bloody. Ther said Mr. teat heart, What art thou? The man ade answer, saying, I am one whose name One Valiante Valiant-for-truth : I am a pilgrim, and for-truth beset
going to the celestial cicy. Now, as I will thieves. As in my way, there were these men that d beset
Prov. 1.10, 11. me, and propounded unto me these ree things: 1. Whether I would become 23. 24. le of them?
go back from whence I came? 3. I die upon the place ? "To the first I answered, I had been truc man a long season, and therefore it could not be exfted that I now should cult in my loc with thieves. Then ley demanded what I would say to the second : So I told em the place from whence I came, had I not found inonmodity there, I had not forsaken it at all; but finding * altogether unsuitable to me, and very unprofitable for ae, I forsook it for his way. Then these three, to wit, Wildhead, Inconfiderace, and Pragmatic, drew upon me, od I also drew upon them,
So we fell to it, one against three, for the space of three jours : They have left upon me, as you sce, fome of the Marks of their valour, and have also carried away with hem some of mine, They are but juit now gone : I ruppose they might, as the saying is, hear your horfe dash, and so they betook themselves to flight.
Great-heart. But here was great odds, three against one. Valiant. 'Tis true; but tittle or more are nothing to him that has the truth on his fide: Though an hoft should encamp againft me, said one, my heart fail not fear: Tho' War fhall rise against me, in this will I be confident, &c. Beadca, said he, I have read in some recordo, chat one man
has fought an army: And how many did Sampson flay will the jaw-bone of an ass?
Great-beart Then said the guide, Why did you noti out that some might have come in for your succour!
Valiant so I did to my King, who I knew could me, and afford invisible help, and that was enough for
Great beart. Then, said Mr. Great-heart to Mr. Valia for-truth, thou hart worthily behaved thyself; let me thy tword; so he thewed it him,
'When he had taken it into his hand, and looked her on a while, he said, Ha! it is a right Jerusalem blade.
Valiant. It is so. Let a man have one of these bl with a hand to wield it, and kill to use it, and her venture upon an angel with it: He need not fear its he ing, if he can but tell how to lay on; iis edge will be blunt: It will cut flesh and bones, and soul and spirit, i all.
Great-heart. But you fought a great while, I wonder was not weary.
Valiant. I fought till my sword did cleave to my and then they were joined together as if a sword grew of my arm ; and when the blood run thro' my fingers, I fought with most courage, i
Great-heart. Thou hast done well, thou haft refifted to blood, striving against fin; thou thalt bide by us, con in, and go out wion us, for we are thy companions.
Then they took him and walhed his wounds, and get him of what they had to refresh him ; and so they we together. Now as they went on, because Mr. Great hea was delighted in him (for he loved one greatly that found to be a man of his hands) and because there one in company them that were feeble and weak; thereford questioned with him about many things; as firit, WN conneryman he was
Valiant. I am of Dark-land, for there I was born, * there my father and mother are still..
Great-heart. Dark land! faith the guide, dotb aot lie on the fame coast with the city of Destruction:
Valiant. Yes, it doth. Now, that which caused me come on pilgrimage was this: We had Mr. Tell-true cas into our parts; and he told it about what Chrißian done, that went from the city of Destruction ; namely,
had forsaken his wife and children, and lead betaken
felf to a pilgrim's life: It was also confidently reported V he had killed a serpent, that did come ou: to regist him his journey: and how he got through to whither he inded. It was also told what welcome he had to all his d's lodginge. especially when he came to the gates of celestial city; for there said the man, he was received be found of trumpet by a company of shining ones. He lit also how the belis in the city did ring for joy at his ption, and what golden garments he was cloached with; h many other things, that now I fall forbear to relate. a word, that man so told the story of Christian and his teis, that my heart fell into a burning heat to be gone I him ; nor could father to mother itay me! so I got I them, and am come chus far ou my way. Great-heart. You came in at the gate,
did Valiant. Yes, yes, for the same man also told us, that would be nothing, if we did not begin to enter this Great beart. Look you, said the guide to Christiana, the grimage of your dauband, and what he has gotten there, is fpread abroad far and near. Valiant. Why is this Chriftian's wife? Great-heart. Yes, that it is; and these are also his four
y at the gate.
Valiant. What? and going on pilgrimage toc ? Great-beart. Yes, verily, they are following after. Valiant. It glads me at heart. Good man ! how joyful. ill he bę, when he fhall see them that would not go with in, to enter after him in at the gates into the celestial Great heart. Without doubt it will be a comfort' to bim: r next to the joy of seeing himself there, it will be a joy o meet there his wife and children. Kaliant. But now you are upon that, pray let me hear lour opinion about it :. Some make a question wheches He fall know one another when we are there.
Great-heart. Do you think they shall know themselves hen, or that they thall rejoice to see themselves in that bliss; and if they think they fhall know and do these, why not know others, and rejoice in their welfare also:
Agair, fince relations are our second-self, though the flate will be dissolved, yet may not it be rationally care ded. that, sve shall be more glad to see them there that see they are wanting?
l'aliact. Well, I perceive whereabouts you are to the Have you any more things to ask me about my beginnt to come on pilgrimage?
Great-beari. Yes; was your father and mother will that you fiould become a pilgriin?
Valiant. Oh! no; they uled all means imaginable persuade me to stay at home
Grens heart. What couid they say againt it?
Valiant. They said it was an idle lile; and if I my ware not inclined to sloth and laziness, I would never com tenance a pilgrim's condition.
Grect beari. And what did you say else ?
Valiant. Why, they told me that it was a dangere way, yea, the most dangerous way in ske world, said the 1s that which pilgrims go.
Grect iseert. Did they fhew you wherein this way i dangerous ?
Valiant. Yes, and that in many particulars.
Valiant. They told me of the flough of Defpond, siis Chriflian was well nigh fmothered. They told me, The there were archers ftanding ready in Beelzebub-catie, shoot them who fiould knock at the wicked gate for et arance. They told me also of the wood and dark moor tains; of the bill Difficuly; of the lions; and also three giants, Bloody-inan, Maul, and Slay-good: They said moreover, that there was a foal fiend that haunted te valley of Humiliation, and chat Chriftian was by him ! mott bereft of life : Besides, said they, you must go over the valley of the Shadow of Death, where the hobgoblist are, where the light is da; kness, where the way is full of fares, pits, traps, and girs. They told me of giant De pair, of Doubting caftie, and of the ruin the pilgrims met with there. Farther, they said, I must go over the in chanted ground, which was dangerous: And that, afici all ikis, † ihould find a river, over which I should find 20 bridge; and that that river did lic betwixt me and the cel Ieftial country.
Great-heart. And was this all ? Valiant. ivo: They also told me, that this way was full * deceivers, and of persons that lay in wait there to turn od men out of their path. Great beart. But how did they make out? Valiant. They told me wat Mr. Worlly-Wiseman did there in wait to deceive : They also said, that there was rmality and Hypocrisy continually on the road : They id ello, char By.ends, Talkative, or Demas, would go ar to gather me up; that the Flatterer would catch me his net; er that, with green-headed Ignorance, I would In presunie to go on to che gare, from whence he was #hack to the hole tha: was in the fide of he hill, and ide to go the bye: way to hel!. Great beari. I promise you this was enough to discourage se; but did t.ey make an end here? Valinnt. No, ítayThey told me also of many that ed that way of old, and that had gone a great way there
fee if they could find fomething of the glory thea ut so many had so much talked of from time to time ; d how they came back again, and befooled themselves setting foot out of doors in that path, is the fati factica the country: Aid they named several that did so, as bftinate and Pliable, Miárult and Timorous, Turn-away dold Atheist, with several more; who, they faid, bad me of them gone far to see what they could find, but not e of them found so much advantage by going as amouni. to the weight of a feather. Great beari. Said they any thing more to difcourage Valiant. Yes, They told me of one Mr Fearing, wha as a pilgrin'; and how he found his way so folitary, that
never had a comfortable hour chercin : Also char Mr. sfpondency had like to have been starved therein ; yea, od alfo (which I had almost forgot) Christian himfelf, aJus whom there has been such a coise, after all his vero Tes for a celestial crown, was certainly drowned in the lack liver, and never went a fugt further, however it was
Grear bears. And did none of these thisgs discourage Valiant. No, they seemed as fQ many nothing to me.