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things to fint.ers; even as also thou seeft him fand as if he pleaded with men. And whereas thou seest the world as caft behind him, and that a crown The meaning hangs over his head; that is to thew thee, that the picture. flighting and despising the things that are prefent, for the love that he hath to his master's service, he is fure, in the world that comes next, to have glory for his rewar). Now, said the Interpreter, I have fhewed thee this picture first, because the man, W by be newe whose picture this is, is the only man whom ed bin the the Lord of the place, whither thou art going, picture first, hath authorised to be thy guide in all difficult places thou mayst meet with in thy way: Wherefore take good to what I have shewed thee, and bear well in thy mind what thou hał seen, left in thy journey thou meet with fome that pretend to lead thee right, but their way goes down to death,
Then he took him by the hand, and led him into a: very large parlour that was full of uut, because never swept; the which, after be had viewed a little while, the Interpreter called for a man to sweep: Now, when he began to sweep, the duft began fo abundantly to fly about, that Christian had almost therewith been choaked. Then said the Interpreter, to a Damsel that stood by, Bring hither the water and sprina kle the room ; the which when she had done, it was swept and cleanled with pleasure,
Chr. Then said Chriftian what means this ??
Int. The Interpreter answered, This parlour is the heart of a man that was never fantified by the sweet grace of the gospel ; the Duft is his original fin and inward corruptions that have defled the whole man. He that began to sweep at firt is the Law; but the that brought water, and did sprinkle is, is the Gospel. . Now, whereas thou lawent thai, as soon as the firit began to sweep, she dust did fo fly about, that the room by him could not be cleansed, but that thou wat almost choaked therewish, this is to : thew thee, that the law, instead of cleansing the heart (by its working) from fir, doth revive, puc krength into, and increafe it in the soul, even Rom. 7. 6. as it doth discover and forbid it, for ic doth 1 Cor. 15.56 not give power to subdue its
Again: As thou fawest the Damsel sprinkle the room with water, upon which it was cleansed with pleasure: this is to Thew chee, that when the gospel comes in the fweet and pre
cious influences thereof to the heart, then, I Yohn 15. 11. say, even as thou sawest the Damsel lay the dut Ephes. 5. 26. by sprinkling the floor with water, so is fin vanAS 15. 9. quished and subdued, and the fouł made clean, Rom. 16.25, though the faith of it, and consequently fit :27. for the King of glory to inbabit. John 15. 13. I say, moreover in my dream, that the In.
terpreter took him by the hand, and had him into a little room, where fat two little children, each one in
his chair. The name of the eldest was Passion, He shewed him and the name of the other, Patience. Pallion Paffron & Pa- seemed to be much discontenced, but Patidiènce. Paffion ence was very quiet. Then Christian aked, will have it What is the reason of the difcontent of Pasnow.
fion? The Interpreter answered, The governor
of them would have him ftay for his best things Patience for till the beginning of the next year, but he waiting will have ali now; bu Patience is willing to
wait Pafion hatb bis
Then I saw that one came to Passion, and defire. brought him a bag of treasure, and poured
ir down at his feet; the which he took up and rejoiced therein, and withal laughed Patience to scorn.
But I be held a while and he had lavished And quickly la- all away, and had nothing left him but wifes als away rags.
Chr Then faid Christian-to the Interpreter, Expound this matter more fully to me.
Int So he said, these two lads are figures; Tbe matter ex- Paffion of the men of this world, and Patience, pounded of the men of that which is to.come: For
as here thou leeft, Pation will have all now this year ; that is tò fay, in this worl ; so are the men of
this world: They must have at their good The worldly things now, they cannot itay till next years man for « bird thülis, until the next world for theu portion in the band of geod. I he pr vern, Ab rd in the band is
wirth two in the bufo is of a locul!'ty with them, talase, the divine icillinonics of the good
of the world to come,
But as thou, fawest, that he had quickly lavished all away, and prefently left him nothing rags,
so will it be. with all such men at the end of this world.
Chr. Then said Chriftian, Now I fee that Patience bad Patience has the best wisdom, and that upon tbe beft wifa many accounts. 1. Because he Aays for the dom. best things. 2.; And also becaule he will have the glory of his when the other has nothing but rags.
Int. Nay, you may add another, to wit, the glory of the next world will never wear out; bui these are suddenly gone, Therefore Paffion had not so much reason to laugh at Patience, because he had his good things first, as Patience will have to laugh a: Pal. Things that fion, because he had his bell things last ; for are forft mult frft must give place co last,, because last must give place, have its time to come; but lait gives place to but things that nothing, for there is not another to succeed: are last are.. He therefore that hath his poriion firft, must lafting, Deeds have a tine to spend it; but he that has bis portion last, must have it taftingly: Therefore it is laid of Dives, In thy life-time thox receivedp toy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; bui now be is comforied, and thou art comforted.
Chr: Then I perceive it is not: best to cow Luke 16. Divis vet things that are now, but to wait for bad bis good things to come.
things for. Int. You lay truth: For the things that are the full things ore seen are temporal: but the things that are are bui temporal not seen are eternal: But though this be so, 2 Cor. 4. 18, yuí lince things present and our fehly ap.. petite are such near neighbours one to another; and again, because things to come and carnal fenfe are such strangers one to another; therefore it is, that the first of these fo suddenly fall into amity, and that distance is so continually berwien che fecund.
Then I law in my dream, that the Interpreter look Christian by the band, and led him into a place where was a fire burning gainit a wall, and one tanding by it, always casting muco wate: upon it to quench it, yet did the fire burn high s and holtis Tas 0 sald Curitian, Wbuh means this
The Interpreter answered, This fire is the work of grace that is wrought in the heart; he that casts water upon it, to extinguish and put it out, is the Devil: But in that thou
feelt the fire notwithstanding burn higher and hotter, thou fhalt also fee the reason of that.' So he had him about to the backside of the wall, where he saw a man with a veffel of oil in his hand, of the which he did also continually ca ft. (but secretly) into the fire.
Then said Chrilian, what means this?
The Interpreter answered: This is Chrift, who continually with the oil of his grace maintains the work already begun in the heart, by the means of which, notwithftand
ing what the Devil can do, the fouls of his 2 Cor. 12. 9. people prove gracious fill. And in that
thou fawest, that the man stood behind the wall to maintain the fire, that is to teach thee, that it is hard for the tempted to see how this work of grace is maintained in the soul.
I saw also that the Interpreter took him again by the hand, and led him into a pieasant place, where was buils a stately palace, beautiful to behold ; at the fight of which Chriftian was greatly delighted. He saw also upon the top thereof certain persons walking, who were cloathed all in gold.
Then said Chriftian, May we go thither!
Then the Interpreter took him and led him ap toward the door of the palace; and behold, at the door food a great company of men as del rous to go in, but durft not. There also fat a man at a little distance from the door, at a table fide, with a book, and his ink horn before him, to take the names of them that should enter therein; he faw also, that in the duor-way food many men in armour to keep it, being resolved to do the men ihat would enter what hurt and mischiet they could. Now was Christian somewhat in amaze : At last, when every man startea back tor: tear of
the armed men, Chriftian faw a man of a The valiani very itout countenance come up to the man man.
thai fat there to write, faying, Set cown my
n'me, Sir; the which when he had done, he saw the man draw his sword, and put an heimet upon head, and ruth'd toward the door upon the armeu men, who laid upon him with deadly force ;, but the man not at
all discouraged, fell to cutting and hacking moit fiercely. So, afier he had receivesi ard A9s 14. 22, given many wounds to those that attempied to keep him out, he cut his way through them all, and prefied forward into the palace ; at which there was a pleafapt voice heard from thöfe that were within, even of those shat walked upon the top of the palace, saying,
Come in, come in ;
Eternal glory thou shalt-win.. So he went in, and was cloathed with suck garments as they. The Chrisian smiled and said, Lubink verily I know the meaning of this
Now said Chriftiae, let me go heace. Nay, stay said the Interpreter, till I have shew'd thee a little more, and after that thou shalt go on thy Despair like. way. So he took him by the hand again, Iron Cage. and led him into a very dark room, where there fac a man in an iron cage.
ivow the man, io look on, feemed very sad; he fat with his eyes looking down to the ground, his hands folded together, and he fighed as if he would break his heart. Then faid Chriftian, What means this? At which the Interpreter bid him talk to the man,
Then said Christian to the man, What art thou?, The man answered, I am what I was not once.
Chr. What was thou once ? :
Mar. The man said, I was once a fair and Aourihing professor, both in mine own eyes, and also in the eyes of others; I.once was, as I thought, fair for the celestial city, and had then even joy at the Luke 8. 13thoughts that I fhould get thither.
Chr. Well, But what art thou now.;.
Man. I am now a man of despair, and am fhut up in it, as in this iron cage:
I cannot get out, 0 now I cannot ! Chr. But how cameft thou in this condi.ion?
Man. I lett off to watch and to be fober; 1 lai the reins upon the neck of my luits; 1 finned againit the light of the word, and the goodness of God; I have grieved the ipirit, ara he is gone ;. I tempied the devil, and he is coine to me; I have provoked God to anger, and he hath lerc me; I have 1o bardened my heart, at I cannot repens,