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THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME.
PART I.-WHEREIN ARE DISCOVERED THE XANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS
DANGEROUS JOURNEY, AND SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTRY.
PART II. -WHEREIN IS SET FORTH THE MANNER OF THE SETTING OUT OF
CARISTIAN'S WIFE AND CHILDREN, THEIR DANGEROUS JOURNEY,
AND SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTRY.
WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY MASON.
THOMAS NELSON, PATERNOSTER ROW;
THE AUTHOR'S APOLOGY
FOR HIS BOOK.
WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand,
And thus it was : I, writing of the way
Well, so I did ; but yet I did not think
Neither did I but vacant seasons spend
Thus I set pen to paper with delight, And quickly had my thoughts in black and white. For having now my method by the end, Still as I pull’d, it caine; and so I penn'd
It down; until at last it came to be,
Well, when I had thus put my ends together,
Now was I in a strait, and did not see
For, thought I, some I see would have it done,
I further thought, if now I did deny
If that thou wilt not read, let it alone;
May I not write in such a style as this ?
You see the ways the fisherman doth take