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HE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.
By JOHN BUNYAN.
UNABRIDGED-WITH 96 ILLUSTRATIONS.
"Well, yet I am not fully satisfied,
Why, what's the matter? "It is dark.” What
IEN at the first I took my pen in hand
at I at all should make a little book rd
such a mode; nay, I had undertook in make another, which, when almost done, >d fore I was aware, I this begun.
had thus it was: I writing of the way
race of saints, in this our gospel day,
suddenly into an allegory 9
ut their journey, and the way to glory,
done, I twenty more had in my erowu;
iow to all the world my pen and ink
rew not what: nor did I undertake
his my scribble: nor did I intend
I pulled, it came, and so I penn'a town; until it came at last to be, length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
Vell, when I had thus put mine ends together,
1xot know, but hinder them I might
end-thy good? Why may it not be done ?
divers means! all which one cannot name;
Solidity, indeed, becomes the
Be not too forward therefore to conclude
The prophets used much by metaphors
Am I afraid say that holy writ,
Come, let my carper to his life now look,
May we but stand before impartial men,
Sound words, I know, Timothy is to use,
Let me add one word more. O man of God,
1. I find not that I am denied the use
2. I find that men as high as trees will write
3. I find that holy writ in many places
And now, before I do put up my pen, I'll show the profit of my book; and then Commit both ihee and it unto that hard [stand. That pu
the strong down, and makes weak ones
This book will make a traveller of thee,
Art thou for something rare and profitable !
within a fable ?
This book was writ in such a dialect,
Wouldst thou divert thyself from melancholy?
LONDON: ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW.
Go now, my little Book, to every place
As to be trimm's, new cloth'd, and deck'd with "eins,
Yet more, so comely doth my Pilgrim walk,
That of him thousands daily sing and talk.
If you draw nearer hoine, it will appear
Froin smiling, if my Pilgrim be but by,
Or shows his head in any company. One Christian, a Pilgrin? If they say
Brave gallants do my Pilgrim hug and love, They did, and were delighted in this way;
Esteem it much; yea, value it above Then let them know, that these related were
Things of a greater bulk; yea, with delight Unto him; yea, his wife and children are.
Say, iny lark's leg is better than a kite. Tell them that they have left their house and home; Young ladies and young gentlewomen too Are turned Pilgriins; seek a world to come;
Do no small kindness to my Pilgrim show: That they have met with hardships in the way; Their cabinets, their bosoms, and their hearts, That they do meet with troubles night and day; My Pilgrim has ; 'cause he to them and parts That they have trod on serpents, fought with devils; His pretty riddles in such wholesome strains, Have also overcome a many evils;
As yield them profit double to their pains Yea, tell them also of the next who have,
of reading; yea, I think I may be bold Of love to pilgrimage, been stout and brave
To say, some prize him far above their gold. Defenders of that way; and how they still
The very children that do walk the street, Refuse this world, to do their Father's will.
If they do but my holy Pilgrim meet, Go tell them also of those dainty things
Salute him will, will wish him well, and say, That pilgrimage unto the Pilgriins brings.
He is the ouly stripling of the day. let them acquainted be, too, how they are
They that have never seen him, yet admire Beloved of their King, under his care;
What they have heard of him, and nuch desire What goodly mansions he for thein provides; To have his company, and hear him tell Though they meet with rough winds and swelling Those Pilgrim stories which he knows so well. tides,
Yea, some that did not love him at the first, How brave a calm they will enjoy at last,
But call's him fool and noddy, say they must Who to the Lord, and by his ways hold fast.
Now they have seen and heard him, hiin commend:
Wherefore, my Second Part, thou need'st not be
That wish but well to him that went before;
'Cause thou com'st after with a second store OBJECTION I.
Of things as good, as rich, as profitable,
For young, for old, for stagg'ring and for stable.
But some there be that say, He laughs too loud.
And some do say, His head is in a cloud.
Some say, His words and stories are so dark,
They know not how by them to find his mark.
One may (I think) say, Both his laughs and cries
Some things are of that nature as to make
If such thou meet'st with, then thine only way, When Jacob saw his Rachel with the sheep, Before them all, is to say out thy say
He did, at the same time, both kiss and weep. In thine own native language, which no man
Whereas some say, A cloud is in his bead; Now useth, nor with ease disse ble can.
That doth but show his wisdom's covered if, after all, they still of you shall doubt,
With his own mantle, and to stir the mind Thinking that you like gipsies go about,
To search well after what it fain would find. In naughty wise the country to defile;
Things that seem to be hid in words obscure Or that you seek good people to beguile
Do but the godly mind the more allure With things unwarrantable--send for me,
To study what those sayings should contain And I will testify you pilgrims be ;
That speak to us in such a cloudy strain. *a, I will testify that only you
I also I now a dark similitude Hy Pilgrims are, and that alone will do.
Will on the curious fancy inore intrude,
And will stick faster in the heart and head,
Than things from similes not borrowed.
Wherefore, my Book, let no discouragement
To friends, not foes; to friends that will give place
Besides, what my first Pilgrim left conceal'd
Thou, my brave second Pilgrim, bast revealed!
What Christian left lock'd up, and went his way,
Sweet Christiana opens with her key.
But some loved not the method of your first :
Romance they count it, throw't away as dust. In France and Flanders, where men kill each other
If I should meet with such, what should I say? My Pilgrim is esteemi'd a friend. a brother.
Must I slight them as they slight me, or nay?
My Christiana, if with such thou meet,
By all means, in all loving wise them greet;
Render them not reviking for revile :
Perhaps 'tis nature, or some ill report,
Some love no tish, some love no cheese, and som
Go, then, my little book, and show to all
Go also, tell them who and what they be
Next tell them of old Honest, whom you found,
Tell them also how Master Fearing went
Tell them of Master Feeble-mind also,
of Master Ready-to-Halt,
Forget not Master Valiant-for-the-Truth,
Overlook uot Master Despoudency,
When thou hast told the world of all these things
Now may this little Book a blessing be
SI walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted Then said Evangelist, Why not willing to die, since this life on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down is attended with so many evils? The man answered, Because in that place to sleep: and as I slept, I dreamed a I fear that this burden that is upon my back will sink me dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed lower than the grave, and I shall fall into Tophet, Isa. XXX. 33. with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face And, sir, if I be not fit to go to prison, I am not fit to go to
from his own house, a book in his hand, and a reat judgment, and from thence to execution; and the thoughts of burden upon his back, Isa. Ixiv 6; Luke xiv. 33; Psa. xxxviii. 4. these things make me cry.
I looked, and saw Then said Evangelist, If this be thy condition, why standest
contain, he brake see yonder wick t-gate? Matt. vii, 13, 14. The man said, No. OL
out with a lamen. Then said the other, Do you see yonder shining light? Psa. table cry, saying, cxix. 105; 2 Pet. i. 19. He said, I think I do. Then said Evan. "What shall I do?” gelist, Keep that light in your eye, and go up directly thereto, Acts ii. 37 ;. xvi. so shalt thou see the gate; at which, when thou knockest, it 30; Hab. i. 2, 3. shall be told thee what thou shalt do. So I saw in my dream
In this plight, that the man began to run, Now he had not run far from his
therefore, he went own door, when his wife and children, perceiving it, began to home and restrained himself as long as he could, that cry after him to return; but the man put his fingers in his his wife and children should not perceive his distress; ears, and ran on, crying, Lite! life ! eternal life! Luke xiy. but he could not be silent long, because that his trouble 26. So he looked not behind him, Gen. xix. 17, but fled towards increased. Wherefore at length he brake his mind to his the middle of the plain. wife and children, and thus he began to talk to them. O The neighbours also came out to see him run, Jer, xx. 10; my dear wife, said he, and you the children of my and as he ran some mocked, others threatened, and some cricd bowels, I, your dear friend, am in myself undone by reason of after him to return; and among those that did so, there were a burden that lieth hard upon me; moreover, I am certainly two that resolved to fetch him back by force. The name of informed that this our city will be burnt with fire from hea.
the one was Obstinate, and the name of the other Pliable. Now Spen; in which fearful overthrow, both myself, with thee my by this time the man was got a good distance from then; wife, and you my sweet babes, shall miserably come to ruin, but, however, they were resolved to pursue him, which they except (the which yet I see not) some way of escape can be did, and in a little time they overtook him. Then said, found, whereby we may be delivered. At this his relations the man, Neighbours, wherefore are ye come? They said, were sore amazed; not for that they believed that what he had
To persuade you to go back with us. But he said, "hat can said to them was true, but because they thought that some
by no means be; you dwell, said he, in the city of Destruction, frenzy distemper had got into his head; therefore, it drawing the place also where I was born : I see it to be so; and dying towards night, and they hoping that sleep mighi settle his there, sooner or later, you will sink lower than the grave, into brains, with all haste they got him to bed, But the night was a place that burns with fire and brimstone; be content, good as troublesome to him as the day; wherefore, instead of sleep neighbours, and go along with me. ing, he spent it in sighs and tears. So when the morning was OBST. What! said Obstinate, and leave our friends and come, they would kno
he did. He told them, Worse and comforts behind us ! worse ; he also set to talking to them again; but they began to CHR. Yes, said Christian (for that was his name), because be hardened. They also thought to drive away his distemper that all which you forsake is not worthy to be compared with by harsh and surly carriage to him ; sometimes they would a little of that I am seeking to enjoy, 2 Cor. iv. 18; and if you deride, sometimes they would chide, and sometimes they would
will go along with me, and hold it, you shall fare as I myself; quite neglect him. Wherefore he began to retire himself to
for there, where I go, is enough and to spare, Luke rv. 17. his chamber, to pray for and pity them, and also to condole Come away, and prove my words. his own misery; he would also walk solitarily in the fields,
OBST. What are the things you seek, since you leave all thi sometimes reading, and sometimes praying: and thus for world to find them? some days he spent his time.
Cur. I seek an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and Now I saw, upon a time, when he was walking in the
that fadeth not away, 1 Pet. i. 4, and it is laid up in heaven, and fields, that he was (as he was wont) reading in his book, and
safe there, Heb. xi. 18, to be bestowed, at the time appointed, on greatly distressed in his mind; and as he read, he burst out, as
them that diligeutly seek it. Read it so, if you will, in my book. he had done beforo, crying, “What shall I do to be saved ?"
Opst. Tush! said o'stinate, away with your book; will Acts xvi. 30, 31.
you go back with us or no? I saw also that he looked this way, and that way, as if CHR. No, not I, said the other, because I have put my
he would run; yet hand to the plough, Luke ix. 62.
per- go home without him; There is a company of these crazy. ceived) he could headed coxcombs, that when they take a fancy by the end, are not tell which way wiser in their own cyes than seven měn that can reuder a
I looked reason. then, and saw a P.1. Then, said Pliable, Don't revile; if what the good man named Evan.
Christian says is true, the things he looks after are better than gelist coming to ours: my heart inclines to go with my neighbour. him, and asked, OBST. What! more fools still! Be ruled by me and go back, Wherefore
who knows whither such a brain sick fellow wilt lead you ? thou cıy?
Go back, go back, and be wise.
book in my hand, more glories besides. If you believe not me, read l:ere in this that I am condemned to die, and after that to come to book; and for the truth of what is expressed therein, behold, judgment, Heb. ix. 27; and I find that I am not willing all is confirmed by the blood of Him that mide it, llcb. ix. to do the first, Job xvi. 21, 22, nor able to do the second; 17-21. Ezek. xxii, 14.
?11. Well, reighbour Obstinate, said Pliable; } begiu ta