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Soul, in order to eternal life: but ignorantly live in the works of the law, by which a man can by no means obtain the kingdom of heaven. .
Faith. But, by your leave heavenly knowledge of these is the gift of God; do maa attainech to them by human industry, or only by talk of chem.
Talk. All this. I know very well : For a man can receive nothing, exceps it be given him from heaven; all is of grace, not of works: I could give you an hundred fcrip. tures for the confirmation of this:
Fairb. Well then, said Faithful, what is that one thing that we shall at this time found our discourse upona.
Talk. What you will: . .will talk of things heavenly, or things earthly ;; things, moral, or things evangelical ; zhings sacred, or things prophane; things paft, or things so come ; things foreign, or things at home ; things more effential, or things circumtantial ;- provided that all be:
1 ľ: done to our profit. Faithful begui- : - Fair. Now did faithful begin to wonLed by talkative, der; and ftepping 10 Chriftian (for her
m in walked all this while by himself), he said 10 him, but softly, What a brave companion have we got ? Surely this man will make a very excellent pilgrim!
Cbr. At this Christian modestly smiled, Chriflian makes and faia, This man with whom you are la å discovery f? taken, , will beguile with this tongue of his Talkativen in twenty of them that know him not.:
: ; 1 Faith. Do you know.him then? Chr. Know him! yea, better than he knows himself.
Faith. Pray, what is heiny ! · Cbr. His name is.Talkative ; he dwelleth in our towns; I wonder that you fhould be a tranger to him, only I con-fider that our town is largeo.
Faith. Whole lon is he, and whereabour does he dwell?: ,Cbr. He is the son of one Say-well, he dwelt in PralingRow; and he is known of all chat are acquainted with him by the name of Talkative in Prating-Row: and notwithKanuing his fine tongue, he is but a forry tellow.
Faith. Well, he seems to be a very pretty man...
Chr. That is to them that have not a thorough acquaintance with him ;: for he is best abroad, near home be is ugly cacugh : Your saying that he is a pretty man, brings to
my mind what I have observed in the work of the painter, whose pictures lew beft at a distance; but very near, more unpleasing,
Fairs. But I am ready to think you do but jest, because Chr. God forbid that I should jelt (tho I smiled) in this matter, or that 'I should accafe any falfly I will give you a further discovery of him: This man is for any company, and for any talk, as he talketh now. with you i so will he talk when He is on the 'ale.bench; and more drink he his croivn, the more of these things he
house, or conversation - 11 he hatırlieth in his congue, and his religion is to make ndile therewith. Itse
Fairb, Say you lò! then t'am in this man greatly deceiveda
Cbr. Deceived ! you may be füre of it :- Rerpember the Properb, They Lay, and do not : But the king to o :. dom of God is not in word; but in pozber. Mattb. 23. He talketh of prayet, of repentance, of"i Cor. 4. 28. faich, and of the new birth; but he knows but only to talk of them. I have been in his family, and what I say of him is the truth. .
but only for both at home and abroad; and I know
His house is as empty of religion, as the His bonfe is whise of an egg is of favour. There is empty of relia there neither prayer, nor fign of repentance gion . for bn Yea, the brewer, in his kind, ferves God far better than he. He is the very ftain, som proach, and thrame of religfon, to all that know hiin; it can hardly have a good wd in all that end of the town where he dwells, through him. Thus, say the common people that know him, A Yati abroad, and 17
devil at home. His poor family finds it. The proverbebas for be is such a charl, fuch a railer at; and goes of bim. . lo tareasonable with his fervants, that they peïther , know how to dorfor or speak to him. Med that
dealings with him, say, Tis bec:er to deal with a Turk ihan with himn rot fairer dealing they fail have at their hands. This Talkative (it putrole) will go beyond them, defraud, beguile; and over-reachihem, Belices' he brings up his fons to follow his lleps ;' and if he ands in
leed 84 The PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. any of them a foolish timorousne!s, (for so he calls the frft appearance of a tender conscience) he calls them fools and blockheads, and by no means will employ them in much, or speak to their commendation before others. For my part, I am of opinion that he has, by his wicked life, cau. fed many to fumble and fall; and will be, if God prevents not, the ruin of many more. w Faith. Well, my brother, I am bound to believe you ; not only because you say you know him, but also because, like a whristian, you make your reports of men. For cannot think that you speak these i things of 'ill-will, but because it is even fo as you say.
Cbr. Had I known him ng more than you, I might perbaps have thought of him as at firft you did : Yea, had be received this report at their hands only, that are enemies to religion, I Thould have thought it had been a flander (a lot that often falls from bad men's mouths upon good' men's names and professions): But all these things, yea, and a great mapy more as bad, of my own knowledge, I can
prove him guilty.of. Besides, good med are alhamed of him; they can neither call him brother nor friend : The Very naming of him among them makes them blush, il they know him.
Failb. Well, I fee that faying and doing are two things, and hereafter I fall better observe this distinction.
Chr. There are two things indeed, and are as diverse as are the soul and body, for as the body without the foul is
but a dead carcafs, to saying, if it be a1. be carcajs of lone, is but a dead carcass allo. The foul n religion, to w of religion is the practical part : 'Pure're
is ligion, and undefiled, before God and the faJames 1. 27. i ther, in this, To visit ibe fatherless and win Scauer. 2. 3, 24.dows in their affliation, and to keep himkelf in
faying will make a good Christian, and thus he deceiveth
Spotted from the world. This Íalkative is
not aware of; he thinks that hearing and · talking is not sufficient to prove that fruit is indeed in the
heary and life ; and let us affure ourselves, that at the day of doom, men shall be judged according to their fruit:
will not be laid then, Did you believe ? Bul Mattb. 13. 23• were your doers or talkers only! And ac
cordisgły thall they be judged. The end of the world is compared to our harveft ; and you know men at harvest re. gard nothing but froit! Not that any thing can be accepted that is not of faith; but I speak this to thew you how infignificant the profession of Talkative will be at that day.
Faith. This brings to my mind that of Mofes, by which he described the beast that Lev. 11. is clean. He is fuch an one that parterh the Deut. 14. hoof only, or that cheweth the cud only. The hare that cheweth the cud, but yet is onclean, because he parteth not the hoof. And this traly resembleth Tala kative; bé cheweth the cud, - be seeketh knowledge, he cheweth' upon the word ; but he divideth not the hoof, he parteth pot with the way of finners; but, as the hare he retainech the foot of a dog, or bear, and therefore he is vaclean. 1..11
Lisa Chr. You have spoken, for ought I know, the true gospel-Tente of these texts. And I will add another thing, Paul calleth fome men, yea, and those great talkers 'too, founding brase, and tinkling 1 Cor. 13, 1, 2, cymbals ; that is, as he expounds them in 3, chap. 14. 7. another place, things aviobent life, giving found. Things without life, that is, with. Talkative like out the true faith and grace
e of the gospel; to things that and, confequently, things that faal never found witbout be placed in the kingdom of heaven among life. those that are the children of life, through their sound, by their talk, be as it were the tongue of voice of an angel.
Faith. Well, I was not fo fond of his company at firk, bat I am as fick of it now. What thall we do to be rid of
Cbr. Take my advice, and do as I bid
you Shall find that he will foon be fick of your company toons except God thall touch his heart and turn it. obia:
Faitb. What would you have me to do?
Cbr. Why, go to him, and enter into fome serious disa course about the power of religion, and alk him plainly (when he has approved of it. .for that he will): whether this thing be set up in his heart, houfe, or conversation.) ?
Faish. I'hen faithful fept forward again, and said to Talkative, Come, what cheer How is it now?
i Takka Thank you, wel: I thought we should have had a great deal of talk, by this time.
Faitb. - Well, if you will, we will fall for it now; and Since
you left it with me to late the question, let it be shis; How doth the saving grace of God discover itfell, when is in the heart of man?
Talk. Jiperceive then that our talk must be about the power of things : Well, is a very good question, and I
fhall be willing to answer you, and take Talkative's falje my answer in brief thus - First, where the discovery of a grace of God is in the heart, it causesh vi ork of grace there a great outcry against fin, Secondly,
07; casi Faith. Nay, hold, let us consider of one at once soi I'tbink you. Thould rather lay, i news itself by inclining the foul to abbor its liqi
Talk. Why, what difference is there between-crying out againft: and abhorring of fin! :)
Faith. Oh! a great deal; a man may,cry out again in of policy, but he cannot abhoric but by: virtue of a godly antipathy again't it I have heard many cry out againt fia in the pulpit, who yèt can abide is well enough in the heart, house, and converfation. Jofeph's mistress cried out
with a loud voice; as if she had been very Gen. 39. 150 holy, but the would- willingly, nor with
in standing that, bave committed uncleanness with him. Some cry ove againk in; even as mother cries out againft her child in her lap, when the calleth it lot and naughty girl, and when falls to hugging and killing it.
Cbr. You lie at the catchy. I perceive.
Fairb. No, nos f I am only for Secting things right, But what is the second thing whereby you-would prove a discovery of a work of grace in the hearts
Talk, Great knowledge of gospel myfteries. : Kaitb.This agn should have been firits but fork or latt it is allo falfe, for knowledge, great knowledge, may be
obtained in the mysteries of the gospel, Great knowledge and yet no work of grace in the soul. Yea, Befign of grace. if a man have all knowledge, he may yet
be nothing, and so confequently be no child of God. When Chrif said, Do you know abhi xbele sbings? and the disciples had answered, Yes: He added, Blefen ari jo if ya doobem, : le doth nos lay the blesling in the