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Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. The said he, I wish you a fair day when you set out for mout Sion, and Mall be glad to see that you go over the river dry.thod. But Me answered, Come wct, come dry, I long to be gone ; for however the weather is in my journey, 1 Thall have time enough when I come there to fic dowo 30! reft me and dry me,
Then came in that good man, Mr. Ready-to-bali, o see her. So the faid to him, Thy travel bitherto has been with difficulty ; but that will make thy reft the sweeter But watch and be ready; for at an hour when thou thick eft not the messenger may cone.
After him came Mr. Despondency, and his daughter Much-a-fraid, to whom the said, You ought with thank fulness for ever to remember your deliverance from tis hand of giant Despair, and out of Doubring.caftle. The effect of that mercy is, that you are brought with safe, hither. Be yet watchful, and cast away fear; be sober, and hope to the end.
Then the said to Mr, Feeble-mind, Thou waft delivered from the mouth of.giant Slay-good, that thou mightest lire in the light of the living for ever, and fec cho King wit comfort: önly I advise thee to repent thee of thy a paneli to fear and doubt of his goodness, before he fends for thet, left thou shouldest, when he comes,' be forced to stand be fore him for that fault with blushings
Now the day drew on that Christiana must be gone fo the road was full of people to fee her take her journey, But, behold all the banks beyond the river were full of horses and chariots, which were come down from above to accompany her to the city-gate. So ihs came forth and entered the river, with a beckon of farewell to those that followed her to the river side. The last words the ** heard to say, were, I come, Lord, to be with thee and bless thee.
So her children and friends returned to their place, for that those that waited for Chriltiana had carried her out their fight So she went and called, and entered in at the gate with all tbe ceremonies of joy that her husband Curly tian had en::red with before her.
At her departure the children wept. But Mr. Greatheart and Mr. Valiant played upon the well-tun'd cymobil
rd harp for joy. So all departed to their respe&tive aces.
In process of time there came a port to the town again, d his business was with Mr. Ready-to-halt. So he insired him out, and said, I am come to thee in the name
him whom thou has loved and followed, though. upon utches. and my message is: to tell thee, that he expects' ee at his table to fup with him in bis kingdom the next. y aker Easter; wherefore prepare thyself for thy jour-
Then he also gave him a token that he was a true merno nger, saying, I have broken the golden bowl, and loosed e filver cord. After this Mr. Ready-to-halt called for his fellow-pil. ims, and told them, saying, I am sent for, and God will. rely visit..you also. So he desired Mr. Valiant to make is will.. And because he had nothing to bequeath to thomat hould survive him but his crutches and good wishes, crefore thus be said: These crutches I bequeath to my n, that shall tread in my steps, with an hundred warm ishes that he may prove better than-I have been. Then he thanked Mr. Great-heart for his conduct and indness, and so addressed himself to his journey. When e came to the brink of the river he said, Now I Ihalt: ave no more need of these crutches, fince yonder are chalots and horses for me to ride on : The last words he was: eard to say, were, Welcome life. So he went his way.
After this Mr. Feeble-mind had tidings brought him, hat the post sounded kis horn at his chamber-door. Then he came in, and cold him, saying, I am come to tell thee. thy malter hath need of thee; and that in a very little timethou must behold his face in brightness. And sake this as a token of the truth of my message: Thosc that look oat at the windows shall be darkened.
Theo Feeble mind called to his friends, and told them what errand had been brought him, and what token he bad received of the truth of the message. Then he said, Since that I have nothing to bequeath to ary, to what purpose should I make a will ? As for my feeble-mind, that I will leave behind, for that I have no need of it in the place whither I go; nor is it worth bestowing upon the pourelt pilgrims: Wherefore, when I ain gone, I defire
ibat you, Mr. Valiant, would bury it in a dongbill. THE done, and the day being come in which he was to deping he enter'd the river as the reft: His lait words were, Hot oui, faith and patience. So he went over to the other fios
When days had many of them passed away, Mr. Do pondency was sent tor; fas a post was come, and brougta ibis meflage to him: Trembling man, these are to fumica thee to be ready wi.h the King by the next Lord's data to thout for joy, for the deliverance from all thy doubling
And, said the messenger, that my message is true, this for a proof; fo he gave him a grafhopper to be a bet
den unto him. Now Mr. Despondenci Eccl. xii. 5. diughter whose name was Much-altas His daugbier Said, when the heard what was done, N goes 100. me would go with her father. Then
Despondency said to his friends, Mylo and his daughter, you know what we have been, and to the troublesome we have behaved ourselves in every compan My will and my daughter's is, That our desponds and fa? viih fears be by no man ever received, from the day our departure, for ever : For I know, that after my dear they will offer themselves to others. For, to be plain w you, they are guests which we entertained when we i began to be pilgrims, and could never shake them off afta And they will walk about, and seek entertainment of pilgrims; but for our fakes shut the doors upon them.
When the time was come for them to de His baft words. part, they went to the brink of the river
Thc Part words of Mr. Despondency, were Farewell night, welcome day. His daughter went thro the river singing, but none could understand what the faida
Then it came to pass a while after, that there was a por in the town that inquired for Mr. Honest; so he came to
his house where he was, and delivered to Mr. Honeft fum. his hands these lines: Thou art commandmoned.
ed co be ready against this day seven-night,
10 present thyself before thy Lord at bis father's house ; and for a token that my message is true,
All the daughters of music Jhall be brought Ecclef. 12. Inu. Then Mr. Honolt called for his friends, and said unto them, I die, but thall make no will: As for my honety, it shall go with me; let him that comes
ter be told of this. When the day that he was to be one was come, he addressed himself to go over the river. ow.che river at that time overflowed the inks in some places; bụt Mr, Honeit in God's conscience s life-time, had spoken to one Good- helps Mr. Hoonscience to meet hiin there, the which neft over the ri. also did, and len: him his hand, and ver. helped him over. The lał words of Mr. oneit were, Grace reigns: So he left the world. After this, it was noised abroad that Mr. Valiant-forath was taken with a fummons by the same poft as the her; and had this for a token teat the summons was de, That his pitcher :was broken at the untain. When he understood it, he cal- Ecclef. 12.-6. I for his friends and cold them of it. hen, said he, I am going to my father's.; and although ith great difficulty I have got hither, yet now I do not pent me of all the trouble I have beca at to arrive where
My sword I give to him that thall succeed me in y pilgrimage, and my courage and fill to him that caa
My marks and scars I carry 'vith me, to be a wit. is for me that I have fough his battles who now will be y rewarder. When the day that he must go hence was ime, many accompanied him to the river fide, into which
ho went he faia, Death, Where is oby ing? And as he went down deeper, ho His laft words. lid, Grave, Where is the victory ? So he alled over, and all the trumpets founded for him on the ther side. Then there came forth a fummops for Mr. Sredfast is 4r. Standfalt. (This Mr. Standf? *8 he summoned. hat the pilgrims found upon to races in he inchanted ground.) And the post brought it him open A his hands : The contents whereof were, That he must prepare for a change of life; for his master was not willing hat he ihould be so far from himn any longer. . At this Aire Standfatt was put into a muse. Nay, said the messenger, you need, not doubt of the truth of my message, for here is a token of the truth Ecclef. 12. 6. thereof: Thy wheel is broken at the cistern, la calls for Mr. Then he called to him Mr. Great-heart, Gieat heart. who was their guide, and faid unto him, His speech 10.Sir, although it was my hap not to be much bimai
in your good company in the days of my pilgrimage, yet fince the time I knew you, you have been very proficable to me. .
When I came from home, I left behind me a wife and five small children ; let me entreat you at your return (iar I know that you go and return to your mafier's house, in hopes that you may be a conduct is to more of the hors pilgrims) that you send to my family, and let them be a
quainied with all that hath and shall bing His errand to pen unto me. Tell them, moreover, bis family. my happy arrival at this place, and of the
present and blessed condition I am in. To them also of Chritian and Christiana his wife ; and how le and her children came after her husband. Tell them a'lo. of what a happy end Me made, and whither she is gone I have little or nothing to send to my family, except it be my prayers and tears for them; of which ii will suffice if you acquaint them, if peradventure they may prevail.
When Mr. Standfaft' had thus fet things in order, and the time being come for him to hafte him away, he alle went down to the river. Now there was a grcat .calm that time in the river : Wherefore Mr. Standfeft, when he was about half way in, food a while, and talked to ha
companions that had waited upon him. eiHis lapt words. ther, and said : This river has beex a ter Joshua 3. 17. sor so many; yea, the choughts of it also
have often frighted me; ncw methioks stand easy, my fout is fixed upon that on which the feet of the pricits that bare the ark of the covenant åcod, while Ifrael went over this Jordan. The waters indeed are co the palate bitter, and intric domach cold; yet the thoughts of what I am going to, and of the conduct that waits for
me on the other fide, doth lie as a glowing.ccal at my hearte.
I see myself now at the end of my journey; my toillome days are ended. I am going to see that head that was crowned with thorns, and that face that'was spit upon for me.
I have formerly lived by hearsay and faith ; but now I go where I shall live by fight, and fall be with him in whose company I delight myself..
I have loyed to kças my Lord fpokor.of; and wherever