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The Christian Warfare.
1 AWARE, my Aoul, lift up thine eys; See where thy foes against thee rise
In long array, a numerous host; Awake, my soul, or thou art lost.
, 2 See where rebellious passions rage,
And fierce desires and lusts engage;
The meanest foe of a4ll the train
Has thousands and ten thousands slain.
3 Thou treadst upon enchanted. ground;
Perils and snares beset thee round;
Beware of all; guard every part; But most, the traitor in thy heart.
4 Come then, my soul! now learn to wield The weight of thine immortal shield;
Put on the armour from above
Of heavenly truth, and heavenly love.
5 The terror and the charm repel,
And powers of earth, and powers of hell;
The man of Calvary triumph'd here:
Why should his faithful followers fear?
AS I was walking through the spacious wilderness of the world, I came to a place in which was a Alitary den. Being much fatigued with travelling, I laid myself down in that lonely but hospitable covert, andin a few minutes my eyes were closed, and I forgot all the dangers and the cares of life. But-while I slept, I dreamt a dream, and, behold! at a little distance from me, I saw a man who was clothed in rags, standing with his face from his own house, and carrying a book in his hand, and a heavy burden upon his back. While I was looking upon him with a mixture of pity and surprise, I saw him open the book, and read therein ; and while he was reading, I observed, that he weptand trembled exceedingly, till at last, being no longer able to contain himself, he cried out, in the anguish of his soul, ',hat hall I do to be
In this miserable plight he returned home, where, being unable to conceal the distress of his heart, he was deridedand reproached as a madman by his friends and neighbours, and ridiculed and insulted even by those of his own household I therefore took notice, that,partly to avoid the abuses of his family, and partly to vent his sorrows without interruption, he. took every opportunity either of retiring into his chamber, or into the neighboring fields, where he spent his time in praying and reading. In one of those solitary walks, after he had read, and cried out. as before, with great earnestncss, what shall I do to be ,aved!" he looked this way and that with the most eager anxiety, as if he would run to esA 2
4 The Christian Pilgrim.
cape some terrible danger, though, (as I plainly observed) he was at a loss to what part he should direct his flight. While he was trembling and bewailing hiimsclf under this painful uncertainty, a person of a very mild and encouraging, but yet a venerable appearance, and whise name was Evangelist, came to him unawares, and kindly asked him, "wherefore doit thou 'weep ." Because, Sir, I am informed by this
sacred bookinmy hands, that my present situation sim-
conceivably dangerous. I' Wherefore, then, (answered the sage,) dost thou not instantly endeavour to keave it?" and with tht he put into his hands a parchment scrofl, upon which was writtts in large capitals, ELY FROM THE WRATH TO COME. After the man had rad those awful words, ie looked very earnestly upon vangelit, and 11 whither, dear Sir, (said he) pray, whither must I fly ?' Then Evangelist, pointing with his finger over a spacious plain, inquired if he beheld a wicket gate on the further side of it; apd upon the man's replying that he could not discover any gate, but that be saw a glorious light just over the place to which he bad pointed, Aake the best ofjour afay, then, (replied his friendlydirctor,) towards the light you havc dizicovred, and you will presently see -the gate. ,
The Mriin Pilg'rim.
1tpon this, I beheld in myr dream~, that the -man begfi.to ruwith all the vigour he was master Of. IS wife and hildlren, indeed, cried after him very pasHis neighbours Also did the same, somre
gsomne threatening, and some~ beseeching himn tofeturn. But Chrijrtian, (for that was his name) ,putting his fingers into his ears, ran hastily forwards,
without regarding either their entreaties or tir menaces. Two of them, however, whose names were Obilirnt and Pia~ble, were resolved to fetch h imr back by force ; and running furiously after him for that purpose, they soon overtook him : but honest Cbris-,, tian not only with~stoodthe noimisy threats and bitter reproaches osf Ob',apnate with so uch firmness, that he forced him t~o -retun without his errand ; Jbut he even prevaiW~
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sun,-a total exemption from sorrow and 4isappoint.mnent of every kind,--and the glorious society of ang.s and arch-angels, and of the spirits of just men made perfect, great numbers of whom, he said, had boldly faced every danger, and cheerfully suppdted every fatigue and every pain, for the acquisition of such exalted privileges.
To convince him that these would certainly be granted if they faithfully persevered in the course they had began, he skewed him the several passages in which they were particularly promised in the book which he held in his hand,-a book, he said, of the most undouhted veracity, because it was made by that omniscient and all-perfect Being who cannot lie.
Pliable was so much ravished and transported at the prospect of so many glories, and of such a profusion of the most exalted bliss, that his friend Christian could scarcelytravel fast enough for him. But, as they were hurrying along with more eagerness than caution,'they came to the brink of a miry slough, which lay in the middle of the plain, and was called the SLouaH or DESPoND, without either of
them perceiving it; so that they both pitched in alropst up to the middle in mud and dirt, before they had time to speak; and Gbrirti, on account of the
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cuihberof burden which be bore on his back, began ~to sinkvr fast. This tunwelcome accident so muinc confolne poor PiablIe, that he protefted he would advance no farther for all the joys of Paradise ; and
'modngly he struggled out on that side of the
Laugh which was next to his ow~n house, angl turned fbc immediately. But Chrfisin exerted all his efforts to reach the opposite side, whiich, after much struggling, Ile atually did, though he was not able to ascend the bank, by reason of his burden. He had .not been long ini t146 embarrassed situation, before one in white apparel, and whose 'name was 114p, came for-wards tolhis assistance ; and after mildly rebuking him for not takqig more care where hi stepped, took him gently by the hand, -and drew him
out upon fithFrouznd. I hdthe cmd43ity to inu. tuirt of Help (sinc thei slough lay directly in the way to the gate,) hosw it hpndthat it was not mnded ? He an~wrred, tht this would be InsTpoqsibtFr, for althouh to his certal* knzowledge, #many thousands and mnionss of good instructions 9, NJ een estwed pcmit, it was still the amue as "evr; tvichwasownghesaid, to the nme?'abbe feas a"i doubt.6, and the Varkty o* piin-
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" fulapprthensions that flow from a sense of guilt, H and from the remorse of an awakened conscience, "and which constantly run together, and settle in "this filthy quagmire. But, continued he, as the Prince of glory is full of mercy and benevolence, he has ordered several good and very substantial steps, which are called the Premises, and are "always suiciently visible to the attentive tray,eller, to be carried on through the middle of the slough."
After Christian had been thus happily assisted to gain the bank, he resumed his journey, with great eageriess. He had not, however; travelled very fa;r, before he discovered a person at a distance crossing over the plain to meet him. The man's name was
Worldly eman, and he dwelt in the town of Caral Policy, ear the city of Destruction, so that he had some knowledge of Christian. He was a well dressed, and a fair-spoken person, and had much of the appearance of a gentlcan ; though, as it afterwards appeared, he was destitute of that truth and integrity of heart. which are necessary to constitute the real character. When he came to our labouring pilgrim-" How now, said he my
honest friend, whither art thou trudging with that
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heavy burden upon thy back?" Heavy indeed! Sir, replied Christian; for I have not strength enough to get it off myself, nor is there a man in our 'whole country who is able to lift it from my shoulders. I am therefore going, by the advice of one Mr. Evangelist, whom I believe to be a very worthy person, to yonder gate, when, h has informed me, I shall be directed how to get rid of it in a. short time. "Mr. Evangelist! replied the other, he hath, I see, already directed you into the slough of Despond, where you have been bemired to some purpose; and if you continue to pursue his advice, you must encounter with many other dificulties and dangers of the like, or a much worse nature ; for hunger, fatigue, and nakedness; swords, lions and dragons, nay, even darkness and death itself, constantly haunt and beset the roadthrough which you propose to venture. It is true, indeed, a man would undertake and suffer almost any thing to he delivered from such a ponderous load as you are now oppressed with, and which, I am sensible you brought upon yourself, (like many other inquisitive persons) by poring too- long upon that mysterious book, which you have in your hand. But, I can direct you how you may get rid of your biun, not only without all that trouble and danger which you propose to venture into, but by such means as are attended with the greatest safer,, content and pleas-re." Cbian eagerly requesting him to communicate such a valuable piece of information-"My dear friend, said Vorld17-Wriseman, in yonder elegant little town, (which is called the town of Morality) lives a very grave and jtdicious old gentleman, whose name is Leality. He has relieved some thousands who have een loaded with the same oppressive burden, and I am certain will he equally .ready to perform the favour for you; or, if it should happen that he is absent from home, his son, Mr. Civility, (a very affable young gentleman) can easiY' supply his place. Nay, if you should not afterwardis
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be desiroa of retuirng home, as indeed I would not wish you to do, there are several empty houses in the town at a moderate rent; and As provisions are ikeise very reasonable, and the inhabitants a very aol~r and hont sort of people, you may send for your wife ad children, and qpend the restof yourdythre in a very conmtable manner-"
ed Crisian Yo mus sfik ino the roa,, which rusby the'de o onder ill, said the artful seueadte h is os o oe to is his-"
hriitiai foowed his directions with mote haste 'han wisdom; for when he came pretty near the ll (which was called Mount Sinai) he observed that it was prodigiously steep and craggy. But when he took ntice, that the side of it which lay next to the road prjected over it in a dangerous manner, he wa fadtovnuezi further. Iis apprehensions, however, were increased beyond expression, when he saw the ntain suddenly totter before him, wit a dreadful uoise, resembling thunder, and anr flse flgtnn otnal blazing upot
nim from the sides, a if they would have c6nsume4 bim ev insant. He stove to turn back, and regain hs f phut hi s urden fwas now so
intoerab ,tht teo cely stand under it. Inti elrbecniin, he discovere
Eang i aan aa cai mn him, at the sight
of whore was r ea fo sink t he groni!
through sham hi s ght i visitentl t b iy t held imd withi severe and ant eye; ba
hi iht e etst flyand ingratiue, and tellng him, tha he ha egnto rejet thec
othMotHigh and titda his feet from th
ptsof ec. p o Ch ista'saln prostrt eoehim, wih h ms profound humilty and sgelf-abaseet, and exliming in a n
Evngelistcaught him getl by tile handan
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31 es, but hbe-ving ;j*' all manner ofru fisLI be to forgiwea to him zvh truly'repeats, antd behe'ms the
le Gospel." lie thcr poeee toinform hmu, that
0 M ir. Leaiywas a for~a imotrand had not the 3, power to relieve him, or any ohrdistressed pilyri~'n, -A ad ee ft$l and' treacheouly suggested byMr. fIV dly'7emai.
4 apin which tIse ligtning fla~jhe from the sides of d the monotain~ wtedoubled fury, and4 was succeed0 ed b~y a voice which reenblikd an awfls peal of tr thuder, no' p~rnonced~ te following wiords with
d such a readIftl cinphsis, a perfectly staund mec
d laareude he cus;f h o th ath
dcd, usd is every oewho continues not iii all thig whc re written in the book of the law to do the! Gal.iii. lo T1hese terrible words
I a4 such efec upon Ci4ian, that h~e looked for
C istant death, and cried out in the bitteianm oqfhs
soul, "I am lost forever elst" But Evanglit
r assuring hIi, th* alhough hssin was getitwar.
no upardonabI#, his hopes began to revive. JAccordingfy after be~ng catined no o turn a gde again, aid recciin n affctiatu Go-fo#e from~
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his benevolent director, he began to resurnehi
journey, and travelled forwards with the utmost~ impatiene and anx~iety till he regained thr path he had left. fI a short time afterwards lhe arrived A the gte, over which was
Hraellin' th oncin dretdil ad epeted his
knocing eveal tmes. t lat gavea~ pehich
wsenam war tod-hy ethe ae esayp tiad
aner te inomead :wo fi wadsb, atht ice owats traveling to Mrts ion, rer reflight ofdmrige ahiO.
aimnt hestCroyrti avsdtri the ter psulled a soo heobpssed thoil the atey lneas prcautioned fotna keepe (u nroni wa utswichhde of ithwn ap byde the rommtsand of slezr, td princ of sti~ihe
a line, an not 10v n into teran c te.io
S roads iiCh rosed ;f, a nd Illuigh 1be em"Iv
The Cbriffiar; Pilgrim. i
lost ditinished by their rtookedness and etraordinary he bradth. Being impatient, however, to get rid of
at his climbersoine burden before he proceedd any il, arther he was assured, that when he came to the
plae o tilieraceitwould fall from his back of
itcf 2nd not bore. But he was advised to call in his way at the house of the -Interreter, which was the first he woul com'e to; and where several excellent thngs Woldb shewn to hsim both for his caution and encuae nt He according ly did as he was
directdan was receive byteintrrtrwt h
greatiet qns and hoptlt.Tefrtthing
the poai ofavnrbepro2wt i eyes diiof painting, -aid he interpreter; because the 'person it representr.is he whom alone the Lord of the place -to which thou art traitellisig,' h authorized to he thy guide ini any doutfu~hl or dangerous situation. lie is the faithfill servant of the Most High, and prefcrs the 2dvancenment of his Maetter's glory, anid of the real welfare of mankind, to every other consideration, ; and
Tbe Cbriii P~igruni.
for this jiasn e spares n~o paius to diffuse t
knowedgcf th truh, ad ditc uble pilgrim into tQc at of genuitne and udefilcd religicn-f
-which hewill hereafter be rewardedl witi a crown gloryr that faet no wy Hving said thil$ i
conduc e bifa to a large parioiir, the pIool lvhich wa niey covered with duwt. I'li tilt ~caled to anedel and ;hard4Wonried mrat,, and
cmadedl hirn tyep; which, Whce the ot'he hadsbegun to do, the room was in~stantlv fillcd with guch a cloud of du,%t, that por Crsqnwas aimo stiled.Bu a imodest darnul wh iisjzoodtby, being ordered to fetch some watr and sprinklethe floo,
the rom ws prccntl swet and'clvawd with the
cast. his p rlou, the Interpreter obscrvtificd her.th dt tbpo th lor represented the
vatual eprvit pv~chcovrs qdefils its every
she aw o wokit hich n-a srveto discover
rbv toeartaotv tlc o thead the da~e
'Iuw ase rcte mite ih'juo, thkie goe whose
%vas sittin in his chair- One of themu appeared very anxiusan diotced, b~ut Otb other
was remral quie. I a few minutesin came
their governors, withb skct of frit in his hand; and asked the latter, whether he would choose the wholAe of what he saw in the basket, or content him-. self with a little of it for the present, and have~ sonething better, and in a larger quantity berieafter ? The quiet little creature said he would ra:!wr wait; but* when the samet offer was made to the other, he srtatchpeigh~a~ otetribefst~tsvrd all the truiit out of his governor's biand, witltbut
The Iphristian Pilgrim. 17
w i e was eating it, looked upon his companion
rims 41than air of disdainful exultatin. Our pilgrim was -fr informed, that the names of these tw~o children were
Of Patience and Pas-fianl an the latter was an emblm f
li th e f this world, who prfr h immdit
Ofi~ 'gatiication of their senul afptites and desirer to :hen veryfutureconideration ;A an th ter, of the chland drllof the world to come, who had rather content her hemsdee with a patient and well founded expecta;ih tion of ernlficty, than enjoy the pleasures of eja los foraseon
-ig Chrita was next conducted in an apartment, in )0r -wichter a a fire burnng against a %vaI, and a
thle pero tni n one sieof it, who was continual' I. ypouring wae pni i ra lnty. But the
rC_ more he endeavourdt xinus t the fiercer and
tile brigte ws he fl. ae. Tis~ glwn ieaid the
Atebeei ersnato fteietnusai
s roefdvn rc nte er- ftergtos
adteprowovinl aevust uni
it i Satn. e tbnl hisguets to-th~e back tie of
t~ewall, whee h ra rson who had a vessel of olin his hand, whc he gradually emtied into tihe
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person, said he, is ant emblem of the blessed XYerf, icoitinually enlivens and supports the go-0 hopes a" tesol utioi of his people, by the p*Wei ful, tltougk
From this apartmntt Chriiain was shewn into a &~rk roomi, in which he sa a man sitting iii an iron cae with his~ eyes fixed uipon~ the ground, lais head sujnk uponx his breast, his arms closely folded together, an tttrig sch oleful groans, as if hiis licart wol
a mixtueo iyadhivh a ietdb h
other.- aid hsa ryEian promising
professor, both in my ownt eyes and inthose of other
wretch, sai he, a mieal.%ek h vrhle
swd the mrn,~ Ihavesinned against theclaetig,
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who gospel; I have despised and trawpled undel'imy
andt feet the mfost afFecting and unwearied mnanifstations I in- f the divinte goodness and forbearance ;-I have done
despite to the Spirit of grace, and he has forever left :o a in, ;-I- have tempted the Devil to ruin me, and
roft be will "'jfO"Ousen his hold ; I have defied t he ancad g,, ot God Almighty, and he has utterly forsaken
ler And"~M is there no hope," said Cbriatiavt'
ul o, ot a gips, replied the mnan, not onte feeble
glimpse to~ cheer my unhappy soul. I have so hardced in heart, that I cannot repent! And I am so
ing thi 'h',ukitagloyslne and would not
return asnl odt n trqeto hc a
prpoe tok hid .
In ~thj neWt aprte -int thic Cbriflhe man
condcted he aw aman ei hasily ou f is ede
thh ~ 4si he~o ytb
lei~a uidiI rn fl~,hdte
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powers of imaginition. For, after a few pleing sef ; t, hicyati.fac a iUlm itsefs winhu the les aprecoion of any dangtr, on a sudden the heves were overspread with an awfal gloom, and it bea t thmder anti lighten in such ~a borrible mannr.sfildm within terror. Looking
t ip-ards, Ibeheld the cloud~s conulsd at an unusual
rate ;and bfre% could turn mysjfroucd to surre-y
th xtn o h blacening prope m cars were
suffrably loud and piercing,~ that all nature 6etmcd to shudder at th ou~nd! In a fw mioments afterwards Isaw the heaens sunly lcft,2ueas fsar as from the vast to the west, and'in the dredu chasm a maajestic person enthroned upon a cloud, and surrounded
by houar~i n(Itenthosaidt 4famiigspirits, who
were all upnthe igp~ dt eecute hisorders.
Ithen her dasecn blast ofa trmesronger adfirme than the frst, and4 wih seerd capable
of iecig o hevey critn oft eatcyin ohehold in the twinkigo nee the rcs were
such amazing inmbern, as lms to cer the surface of the ground. Somne of them appead excedingly
cheerful,, andc looked uwri iha i ftutr
able tranlsport u tes adideb a h
mnost numerous part of them) discovered such terror and distress ini their very countenances, asi ntcarilyto be con~cvd,and vaily endeavone to concea4l, or rather burythemselves under te illn rg
merits of the rocks sand mounitains. The fome were presently caught up ito the ai, nd carriedoff
by congratulating angels to attendth esrwosa
upon the cloud ; but, to mpy unspeakabe Jhqr'or, 1, poor unhappy wretch, was leftbhn I looked f ter them, indeed, as many others did, with the ut Most aniety to follow them; bu n frinyspirit
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ng ( menr me tossist myflight !Btid Cristian,
i- what was it that made yuso afrai of this sight? 00n He answered, I thought the day of judgmtent was
iicome, and that I was not ready fo~r it. Myconscience too, a~ficted me ; and, as~ I thought, the Ig Judge had always his eve uipon me, shewing indignaal tion in his counitenane.
The~ ncy* sihthews introduced to w*as of a mome
re agrteable kind n well adapted to relievethe globOmy
n- ipresion' whihfh had received from the two preceding ones. Hie was conducted into a delightful pla in, onthe futheieo which was built a stately
ble, andi th stye n hih the edifice was constructed was equaltdh niless ofT the materials ; for the whole ofit aored a display of the noblest Magnificenice suprtdb the most correct and iunencumibered simplicity. Inalte widw4 nitelm-tc
were mny ersn clti ad in wite robes, wh tr
fringed with gokt Ad thir temples were srnd
ed with wre~aths of larel4. Autt before'the iron gates, wfiich led into the gardens in the front of the palace,
sto -a bnd of armedl men, whose fiere and menlacing looks plainly intimated, that they Were determined
The (Cbr~stian Pilgrim.
to oppose every one who~ should attepipt to %nt MAany wellAookin prsn ivert so nnich tfiscourag at the igt of teevetemr, that they retired 'it out making the sialics effort to force the passa There wa otewever wholiehave1in a~ diftei mianr. Ilewa a peso of a very modest coun fiance, but at thet same t~ine betrayed such a dclibkra
inune hmqpble of attemipting the gretc tif cu [ties; and encontering temost frmidable daugers. The ftthiig ftdid wa Gaip to a nwho
weas grand armuerotenn o h celesta woutry, and wh'a tsn .d, ~uefromth~1e gat.. Having there provied hsw~ ihatw-do ,\ord, a helhmet, anda brat-plat, l &vicy epih rushedl firwr edaM raun iealo, hed
after givihg nd r&_iigrdfZ*mih appily
gained the entraac.A souii as b ago to the gardens, hewa saue from telac byth mehar dious soundt o~fgolden haps, an ewent innd was clothed in ga.-ts ik the others. Christian then
avetues. Having thuis sai, *a returned hig warmlest thanks for the civiltieshe biad received, he
*bcgan to rcsuwihlsjosucy.
The rad along wich be travelled49 fedin on
eihr iefr the security' of piigirn wthavr
adsubstantial wall ; so t he wetforwards
ta chefu iart, thou*tgh at the sv time Dot
tbiit onsierale difficulty, on aeccotht of the burnc urpon isl bc. But whuin fie came toan elevated cros, which stood potn an cmimaeafew rhi les distance from the interpreted& hiso burden sniddenly fell from h~is shloulders of itself, an cotinuc rolling down the sid of tbe bill till it cam to the Jbptwin~, where it instantly fell into the woth of an open scp ulcbre, =dt I saw it no piorr. The joy arid aston-
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jishment ofi Christion upon this hiappy ifeliver. ith ance frma ciunbersorse load w~hh ad so long sage. opprse hiwr o great. that they almost
,relt: ov erw ined his sense&. He first Iooil Upoll
tkntes and then at th(t sepulchre, and direct,rate
d, ed his eyes alternately to each of them A again and agin; he felt behind him in a pleasing ,e and yet an~ aniu hry to discoer whether is be had real lost hi budn, or wh~ether it was
only an- ilusion ;-e turned hiznself this way and that, and put hisl no a thousand different attitudes, to try whethr lie coulId still feel the weih' of it uponi his; shoulders ;-but when he found~ thahs deliverance wats no illusion, but a gloriu' reality, he burst into a flood of' tears, and vptvte the trnsportso hi4s soul in the~ warm~est exresin of jpy and gratitude
which his tongue was able to utter. Wilie he was thrus employed, sometimes looking eagerly at the c", 'sometimes w ssn thro'
excess of joy, and sometimes prasing the hand, whose benevolent, though invisible influ-
ZT b44 P;g
encle, had -lae i from is burdeni, theehining ones suddenly presne t hemselves before Nat, and cied), ec ~eut the, thy sins shLall be'revwclu
bered no mor. Afte tis genesluta$tion, they stripped him of hi atee garts -clothed him
ia spotless robe, wic the
with a sea] upit~, wihte ree irqet
Chr~fiam~uwent on i a cjuiig.,
After he had travlle some tie in this mannr,
fW discovred three meni -asleep, a litl out~ of thr YA withstarong fetesupon their he-& Their
a~ak thm ;bu fter just hoping thei .eye& "dj
'4 Taveliag little farthe, he aw t~wo ot~e mn
whocaWt~piri ovr te wJ4 n te lftsie
an hywre bon in the )and of Vain-Glory.
Whe Eb~itanhad oveta~ken them heeotuated with, them pretty freely o the iporeyof thi rjo coming in at the gae and told them, that to teal itheo the odasjeybd dncude
nthe dcenja Dora l To hi.em e onl' repliedathat th way t e ad en iuJy wa h'ore-ht wt hy ha o wasn watr tha Atouand othpers ha dneNfrethe,-tah wou~ild do ell
tomidhi onbuins,-ndtattycol t
exep tiowhm4al thich mah ad e ie
ohe ariAihisId; (frthed not peiv
which j'tii oo ii ii suc h cntemibelih the ceeta ch l efttheet thei own, and'r6 ers
2G 'The Cbristiang Pilgrim.'
hearty draught out of the spring, he pursued the road which led diretly up the hill ; but he was soon.
forced to fal fromu running to goingand from going to claiming upon his handsadkes When he
had aie about half the ascent, he eame to a
p iaanabopurvii h~abeen made by the Lord of
the hill,~ fr the rresment of weary pilgrims. In this agreale recess, poor Cbrirtian st down to rest
himself, nd uln4 i olot fhsbsm era
in it with greatpleasureacosdrbetm.Bta
last not being suffciently u~ponhiuad and be4n
likewise greatly fatigued, be became drowsyv, and inJ sensibly fell into a 6lube, and, from that into~ a
sound step which wudproably haedtatined
hi ilmingt lit.f he adt ben awknda litl Wresu-w y a vice which credinhis car,
in thegets hurry imgnbeJem ade the best of his w is p the hill, ithout onc hiking 4 his roll, which had droped. from his hand wilei h*e slept.i When he had gainedtf-r summit, hesaw two, men, who were catlled *isfrjut and Tim>#Au,
The Cbr~jtiz Pilgrhn. 27.
inningg to meet him, a if they w~ere pursuied by an
Da Cneyr~d A
Celestial ciy. But the roa i ful of danger. The furthe~ weent the mrdagrwe have met with.
Just behind us li h cul of los; whether awake or asleep we cannott tel 'but -we expect them to
rush ~ ~ ~ ~ P a'e seer oet" This said, without,
vioent huTtba tby fel dwnthe hil, and were both of them dashed to pieces. Cbrjstiais was so much intimidatedt e ~ accourit they had given
him Igand so much lnmet'Wt he suddendetuio
d into whic their fear bad'rciptated them, that he
a was atk a oswhat o et ~ tae. Inthis citia
d his heart, when he discovered tha is 'roilla lost,
it that roll which was the cosanss5uranc~e ofhslfe,
r. nd his accepac inth cty to which he ws traye eling I He wrung his, hands, he wept aloud, an ~ d upbraided hisl a thousand andi a thous-
The a~t;n Pilr;ra.
andtimesforhis unaronable fbly, in notbeing-ore careful ouf sucan invaluale treasure. At last he bethoghmefithat hemih probably have left~ it in the arbour: asd, uponP ths e made the best of~ his way back, looking carefllyalong each side~ of the wayashewent, "d reprahn 'himself in the se'
Wet mnner, fo~r having bento~ stuzpid as to sk~~ a-ay hi tme, in- place inwict was intended he
iiud onl ret himself. Vt bcm to the arbour, izs heart fluttered with hopan fear ; and, whien he etred the do)or, htrmldin t5y joint, as if that moment was to) determine his life or death. But what sudden tide of joy overwhelmed him, when lie discovered his roll under the seat he flwto the precious object with trmling, eager baste, ; hayin ntntyscre ti hsbsm he then op
Upon hi nainstantly-gades i hiopet
thed hnst evnfrrsoigt iwa
he rizd byon th rihesof oththe Indies.
Aftr hs frsttraspots susiddhe restsmse his jouny andl traveled, h qwbill he second time with so m~uch~ alacrity, thant abou th dusk of the, exetving he came within sihtofsttely palace,called eutifulp which stood almost close to the road-,
Thti Christian Pilgrim~.
Makng s. uchhaste,~ therefore, as be$~ vaable, that he might *rvt in time to procure zdjitance, he camne to vry narrow. passage, about a furlong from the pote' lodge ; and looking very narrowly before h~im as he passed along it, he espied two lions at the
*frther end. The moment tey sawbivi they set up such a dreadfulk roaring, as ime the very ground tremble beneath his feet ; and he expected every instant that they. would have rushed upo~n im. Bunt
the orte, wose am a& atcbful, perceiving the' distress hwa uicc otto him to avne;assuring him, at th irc ii thatte linswere chained, nw m cd thtre oltoryhefaith of
illten ~ sof t heIr ,ad took care how hewalktian folwdhsdrcin with punctuait, aaethem veyaey, W be be m thheygt, oe
wioch the pre ssadnh nured owo
plidtht hepalace was built by tfic Lord of e hi, for~~~ tierghn s:and secuity of pilgrimls; and
the, popoingsevralnecssay qestions cocening
all twhich Ghriitsi retmmd he-imost safcto h'ougeT he wrn abl. houdo it instantly
brouliAbD he dor vey seateandbeautiful lady, whose name was Dix4grti. Bignfred that Ckbrifia't* requeea loduging in the abwe se cour..
teoualinqiiiredl who he was from nt e e ae
atid whither he wasgoing; selkws se i h
directed him into the road, and how begotid of the burden which she knew lcmshaebrought upon his
shtouldersfrom his ntv lctect'fDfrcin
When be had 7seealheinureintemt
tipen and- unexcptoal mamr he called her
three sisters; and in4 a oenhe llmde their appearance. Th ernmswr it *P4uec and
Chtiri A est siseba informed
$ palace. Aftr bing prile uo to cthmef
th ladies renewed tbcir inquitfj9 dcerwinth n4-
0 tute nd Oc otives of bhajouny and the remaik,~
*bj ocrncts whi-_h ba hithcrt attdedl it.
They wee o much Plad( ith h coutbiv
therta they coneied vr bg'ee for 11iw
anatewrds conversd -ith hinvin as frienl n
acquiiinted with bin for many yer.Bt brf
benginored tathed awife nd ou sma$ll
chidren,'~ 11wecfrhen, said she, wiith thms
enggig tndrnesdid ytu not persuade them to
btaryoucompny?"Gbritianreplied tvith the tear
ofaciinhis eye tha be had done his utmost to enag~temt- fllw h. But whether it was owin to he a xaple~ an h more prevailing nflenc ofW wcke neghburs orto any other cause, all isnetesan es-do wcrt inieffectual:~ a cicmtne he said, which- gave him unuttealepain. hssaig he sed a food of
fnued bj'h servant in wingthat suprwas upon t 'hetbe But what ovrfowng gaiude filled
the heart porCrwta ,whnh eedher
been at iof, Pi, mus turall emn s
-32 ~ The Chrisiia Pilgrm
wit h the m~ost imient danger to himself --that
he bd uderdethe sverest hardshiips, and ecurdte mot formidable dangers,~ from.
thepurest and motdiitereted love for his peple- -thatat Wtj from th s~ame generous
-theme of his enemies, andi to isuffer, a ainful
*pwl #ioiious death upon the ross ;-that
rQo _fhgae fo he asadnights suecssiveyhwaagiretrdt ft and asatiu d hbeardhm delae X*vet faitljfid pigis-as so w'arin 4 etont, tahewudotdwell inthe
Celestial citwiot thm, n la.stly, tat t 4cqnfrm his gracious promise, lie had actually preferred mRDy of them to princely dignities
The Cbriftian Pigr~m. sI3
andhonurs thugh by birth thy were iere beg
In thisagreeable coneaicnthy ase aa
their tim till rid-night, when, afc devo~utly reoi*meniing themseve to the proecion of Heaven, they all retired to r~est. The apartment, to hic Cbristian was coduted, was a spacious rom, which, facc4the eastcrii-sun; and it wa calledJ the can her ofPae er u er pilgrim sooni resigije6
himspel tosc ndfro l the toils and dangr%
of theday. Whth cheerful tays of the morning bad dJiffused their godnlustre over the tops of the on
tantef alrs rom thi bed ; and*returning
ingly, thciArn h subyo-th ihte
of te suceedng dy. hdoe, b copewold
hadi nlsshavreu d hi joure.Bu hy nit
had tfivfhis cotinuin whee hen watl't a
24 Thie Chri~tia PigriA~.
of numeou osts, and put to flight whole arwnies of aliens. Anatir~d he read a list of man~y extraordinary popecsan predictions, which
badbee puctullyandeven literally accomplised~t th amaemet am confusioin of iiitieladt conslation and joy of the faithful. Whe alo be thm a number of curiosities
Wihwere equally to be admired fr their antiqvtand as the successful inetruments which bad been employed in~ ma~ny wondferful atchievernents: such as the rod of Alss which baffled the still of all the mgicians of Eypt; the hamrner and nal wit which Jael pierced the temple of Ssera the pitchers, trmpts, and lamps
wih hich Gideon put to flight the, armies of .Mia; the godihhich Shammwr slew twice threeundred menj the jaw-bone of ani ass, with~
'Wbj6&moislew the Phzilistines, heaps upon beW~ shepherd's s~ling and stone with wichid tb 4rpl.Davi hmbed pride of Goliath, the gigantic champinof idoaty,-and the tremendotts swordl withwhich the Lord of the Hill
The~ Christian Pilgrint. 3
wff-say the man of sin, when heaisst take
hi final vengeance on hi enemis ,
The last place they led him inowas the Arw oury, i which they chewed ima vaiety of'
weapn for the use of pilgrims, as word, shield, helmet breastplate, afll-prayer, and shoes thatt Would not wear out. There was a sufficient
- number of them< t ave airmed as many men, for
the service of teLord of the Hill, as there are stars inp the fraeat o~fheavenl.
The extmoringhe was about to res mehi
joauey; btthe desred that he shol not
leave them till the had shwvn h~im the electable Mountains;> which col no fail, theysaid,
pr~ospect ans be nmch nearer t h eeta
~, led the~ vapurse ~he night, and un~ied h
II plare, andl putting a tekumope iut* his hands,
05 The Christian Pi grizn.
desived hint to point it towards the soitth. When. lie I)-ad -thiis done, his eyeA were suddenly ravished wll'h the thost enchanting scene they had ever beheld.' Befil,6 him rose a majestic pile of wountains7 whose gentle slopeilvere iatersp6rsed
*ilh-grovesj Vineyards, and'flowery lawns; he bbum likewise Aistin-ui8h the ients of the shepherdi,'which were, pitched evcry here and ther,.1 such coilvenient dijtanc,-s,,th*t it was' easy to disc'ovelx that th flocks were tended with the iUtrinost care and reqularity. The ladies farther informel-him, that from' the saTemits se del io h(CA-Mountalwt he -mi-ht-diicera the gate of the 'celestial rty;-a prospect; They said, to which Me. goof] him,
bei Ilse th e -r 't, h d (Whicll was
"Onn ry t 'Vy oi xirole
likewise caffied Nn'inu l's Bdn l) elonged to the Prince of Gl6ry, and wai ihtomded, Ke, the palace in which he no", was-for the refre-41iment of wo-ary pilv_,rimg. 'r4e beart (if Christian was so
11c mflwlieff bv -the glorioiis'sight he had seen, and We twc4lift he1m,! ti, -ard, that be eagerly reqw 4d I'Pave to -* Ine his journey. Piety, Prmlence arA V6r?4-. we w"Ilin- he shmili; and, harne8s:in fii'M' fr,6rn head to feof, le'st he I
.ould meet. w;t:h A45auits on the way, the Cond*tted hiol to lbeaateof the police; ind, after ral"t;ovii6ehim to' taki rart how- boAnivelled dnvP i-theAhil%,-,,alid ipforinlingbim;-thtit in thv i'46V of MmCiliativn, wnich lay afthe foot of it, 1h4 ifi* o pect to t0-t I ith's'overal difficulties a X'N"' -;rs', thpv presented'fiinJ' with a loaf breid, a bottle of wine, and ; closerr of raisins, aud then hid him God-speed in the most, hearl r and afftQtioaMe wanner.
The Chrisian Pilgrim 37
When he passed by the lodge, the porter informed him that another pilgrim had gone by the palae, about an hour or two before, who said his name was Faithful. As the person he mentioned happened to be a townsman, and a near neighbour of Christian's, he was very desirous to overtake him; and, therefore, thanking the porter for his civility, he struck into the road immediately, and made the best of his way.
But as he had found it difficult coming up the hill, he found it dangerous going down: for, with all his care, he made several slips before he reached the bottom. So hard is the task to descend into the vale of Humiliation without stumbling! but there poor Christian had a severer trial than any he had met with before; for no sooner had he entered the valley, but he discovered a hideous Demon advancing across it to meet him, whose Dame was Apolyon. Wheq Christian first beheld him, he was terrified, and queried whether to go back or stand his ground.
But when he recollected that he had no armour to defend his back, so that torun away must have lain him entirely open to the shafts of his pursuing enemy, and greatly increased his danger instead of removing it, he resolved to advance. As soon.
as he came within his reach, Jpoliyon beheld him with a haughty frown, and fiercely asked him, in a voice whih resembled the loud and rusty grating ofa prison door, whence he came, andwhither he was going? Christian replied, that he came from the city of Destruction, the abode of every evil, and was travelling to the New-Jerusalem.r "Indeed! said Apollyon ; 'then it is plain that
you must be one of subjects ; for I am the
The Chritian Pilgrim.
prince, ald the god of the country which you have deserted, and might therefore justly punish your presumption with i~ntant death. But so great is my clemency, th at if you will immediately return to your allegiance, promise to forgive what is past, and grant you every encouragement which my kingdom will afford.' '-" I despise both your service and youth wages, (answered Chbristian ;) for tl e wages of sin is death, and4 have therefore engaged myself to the Prince of glory, and am determined to be faitlifl to my new sovereign." Apollyon was so enraged at the unyielding firmness of his answer, that be cried dout in a furious tone,-"I detest your Prince, and all who belong to him ; and I am determined that you shall advance no farther." But the pilgrim, not in the least dismayed by his angry menaces, calmly cautioned him to beware what he did, telling him that he was in the king's high-way, the way of holiness, in which he had no right to give him any interruption.-" The king's high-way," cried 4polyon,-"1 .
despise your king. Prepare then, prepare for instant death; for this moment shall be thy last." .Thus saying, he hurls a dart at the breast of his antagonist.
But Christian having nimbly caught it upon his faithful shield, immediately unsheathed his sword, and employed it with all the courage and agility he was master of. Apollyon, still more enraged at the resistanice hlie met with, threw his flaring shafts as thick and dreadful as a storm of hai, by which Christian, notwithstanding his utmost care to prevent it, was wounded in his Head, and in his Hand, and Feet.
The fiend endeavoured to pursue the advantage; and Chritian, who hack likewise exerted himself to good purpose, as manfully withstood him. In this manner they contended for half a day. But then the strengthof Cohritian was so much exhausted, that he was scarcely able to support himself. Apollyon, discerning this, began to close with him, and after a few struggles, gave him such a dreadful fall, that
Th Christiain Pilgrim. 89
Chritia's sword flew out of his hand. gow, cried the arch-Apostate, lam sure qft heenow." But while the insulting fiend was preparing to strike the mortal blow, Chriftian thought himself of his other weapon, caled-1 All-Praer; and instantly drawing it from the sheath, he plunged it with his utmost force into the monster, crying out with recovered confidenceSreoice not against me, 0 mine enemy : tho' I have fallen, I shall rise again !" Upon this, Apollyon suddenly gave back; and spread forth his dragon's wings, and I saw him no more.
After this desperate engagement was over, Christian fell upon his knees, and returned his warmest thanks to that divine, though invisible energy, which had at last made hini victorious over such a formidable antagonist. I then saw with astonishment tht -a hand approached him, with some of the leaves of the tree of life : uponi applying these to his wounds, they were healed in an instant. Thus wonderfully relieved, hIe sat down upon the grass, and after thankfully refreshing himself with the bread and wine which had been given him in the morning, he rose up,
-and resumed his journey with his drawn sword in his hand,-not knowing, he said, but Apollyon might rerew his visit. Tn4his, however, he was agreeably mistaken.
But when he came to the end of the valley. of IHmiliatian, he found himself just at the entrance of another, where he met a couple of men, who wene returning fromit in a violent hurry, and with visible marks of horror and disappointniut in their very countenances. Upon his inquiring the reason, they informed him that the valley before hir was called the -valley of t behadow of deab ; that itwa$tcovcred with increasing darkness; that they had vetrd so far into it, that they could scarcely see ti ay ; and that they were alarmed at every step by such fearful noises, and more fearful sights, as they had dver met with before ; so they thought themselves
40 The Christian Pilgrim.
happy, they had been able to regain the entrance, and hoped that h would be better advised than to hurry himself ito the same dangers which they had just escaped with the greatest difficulty. Christian, however, observing that the high road lay directly through the place, of which they had given such a discouraging account, paid little regard to what they sd. But whenhe ad entered the valley, he soon fou tha, they had not exaggerated even a single circumstnce. For on. the right hand, throughout
the whole length of it, there was a ditch, or rather an unfathomable abyss, into which the blind have led the blind in all ages, to the mutual destruction of both ; and on the left hand there wa otols
quagmire into which king David had once the misfortune to fall, and where he wol probably have been smothered, had not He ,who is able, disengaged Lim. The pathway between them was likewise so exceedingly narrow, that while Chriitian endeagoured
to shun the ditch onthe one hand, e was ready to tip over into the mire on the other ; and when le en!avoured to avoid slipping into the mire, he was iable every moment to fall into the ditch. To increase his danger, the path was so dark, that when be had lifted up his foot to go forwkds, he was often at a loss where he might venture tosetit down again.
But, about the middle of the valley, the mouth of hell, like that of a raging volcano, opened upon him almost close to the road ; and out of it issued streams ofliquid fire and heavyclouds of smoke, by which he was in danger of being stifled. A. he was sensible that his sword could be of little use to him in his preset situation, he returned it into the scabbard, andlifting up his hands towards heaven, cried out -ith uncommon earnestness,-=I beseech thee, 0 Lord, deliver my soul." It this melancholy manner he travelled several miles: but when he had with the utmost difficulty passed the limits of the gulf, he beard a troop of Fiendf advancing towards hin. with
Mb Christians Pilgr~im. 41
nie rapidity of a whirlwind. Wbat to do lecould no tell; b t thinking, u pona the, whole to be as safe tog f irwards as venture bac through tJhe same clismal road by w ic h came he drew his faithfu weapon calec( AVl-Prvajer ; anld,, whenl he thought that his enemies weewithin A few yards of hiim (for it was -so very dark, t~hat be 4coula not, see them) he ried ou in res&olute, toi,-1I will advance in the strength -of the Loyd of Hosts." Th~e words wc r scrcy (jut of his monjth, bfre~r thiey retired, and hse heard thcmno 1 more. But sooni after thy had~ left him, a miscivousi spirit stole softly
bein im, and, fllowing~ him so gently that he ss pected nothing of t$w matter, whispvewd into iss cars many greos and wice bapheies, w~hch he !holt4a 4irst bad proceeded from is owdsoded imantion. H~e was for a while so uc Dpd4ocd, to think that he- could bcapable of sch horrid ingratittude and inlconsistency, thu- lie -was ready to sinki into the earth.. But observing that'those bWasph eous suggestios were interrupted as often as lie put his fingers ijsto his carsand from thence conj ctuxilig thse trit causeioftliem, lhe made a suddtn stroke behind him with the never-failing weaonhbe held
in~ ~ ~ hi hn;-pnwihlc bntosn flew back in
whnordisconolate pilgrin had passed the piddle oftiswlacholyale, bhea~rd, or tho~ught be heard, t he voic a man, who was travelling somei distance
bere bu, crying Qpt- -"tLhughk qu'a/k tkreg tke
thou artj wit me." li jpermuadecd himself that this, ivapthe ce o his~ friend Faiihfuid; and though the, path was so dangerous that hie could not prude~tlp attempt to overtake himi, yet it gave him no small encouragement to think that arlQthvj pilgrimn had in: a great measure suIrmoun~ted the diffculties of the ps sag, and that he was likelyto find a trusty comjlau!on a* on as he had got lear of the vai~ey.
42 The Ghriftian Pilgrim.
After Christian had disengaged himself fromthe mis. chievous phantom above menped, the morning returned, .and gave him a Xedistinct and open view of the many dangers he bad escaped. The right, as might wel boe imagined, excited his gratitude and astonishment. And now, having the friendly light of the sun to guide him, he completed the pasaage, without meeting with any material accident. Ie then prostrated himself upon the earth, and in that humble posture presented his most devout and fervent praises to the all-gracious power of Heaven, which had so happily conducted him through this dangerous and solitary vale. Afer he had thus poured forth the tribute of his gratitude, he resumed his journey, and soon came to agentle eminence, from the summA of which he discovered his neighbour
_FaithfU, at a little distance before him. As soon as he came within call of him, be cried out to him to atop: But the other not recollecting who he was, and suspecting, perhaps, that he had some treacherous design upon him, travelled forwards without attending to what he said. Christian then exceed all, tht strength he had, and quickly passed him without speaking a syllable. But as he was smiling to himself, in a vain glorious manner at the thoughts of over travelling a brother pilgrim, who had prudently refused to wait for him, he suddenly stumbled and fell, and was so much disabled by the violent shock he received, that he could not rise from the ground, till Faithf l came up and assisted him. ''When 4brictian had sufficiently recovered himself, they went on together very lovingly, each relating
-what had happened to him in the course of his pilWhen bonest Faithful had finish4M the account of iCbriftian and he, hapening to cast ther eyes to the further side -of the road, beheld a man whbonerned to be traveling the same Way as
Tke Cbrirtian Pilgrm. 4,
themselves. He was rather taller than the common size, and looked more agreeable at a distance, than upon a nearer view. His name was Talkative, to which his character exactly corresponded; for after theyhad saluted him, andi he tbew, as brother pilgrims, his tongue began to run like he clac of a mill, and he spoke upon the numerous but mconnected variety of toics without either sentiment or feeling. This superficial and desultory manner of Conversii being very disagreeable to Cbrs$t1n. and his. copanion, they desired him to confine his remarks to some partieulia subject. "By all means, said he, 1 will begir upon any topic you think proper, and discourse either upon things celestial, or things terrestial ; things moral, or things evangelical ; things sacred,' or things profane ; things past, or things to come; things foreign, or thin~gsdinestic ; things essential, or things merely circumtntial ; in short, gentlemen, I glory to acknowledge that I have always been fond of reading. It is the means of enriching the mind with a copious varietyy of ideas, and affords a continual gratification to the most inquisitive curiosity. Besides, it enables us to improve and entertain our friends, and when occasion requires,-to support the cause of truth an' religion, against the open attacks of'nfldels, and the insidious attempts of false brethren. But though I have with pleasure pernsed the writings of all our eminent divies, the bible was ever my favourite book, for it contains such a variety of important occurrences, lofty sentiments, magnificent descriptions, and beautiful ltessons of morality, that it never has had, nor ever will have its equal." As be was proceeingin this vain-glorious rhapsody, they interrupted himby observing, that, although what he had been saying might be strictly true, the most valuable and proper end of knowledge; was not to gratify r or
furnish matter for ostentation, but to improve and purify the heart ; and that the bible, which is indeed
44 MOThrrian Pigrim.
the richest treasury of useful knowledge, was not composed to amuse the fancy, but to reclaim us from that universiilorruption and infidelity, which hiad overspread tbe arthi ; to unfold the true character of the MessiA, as the' only' ediator between G.6dand, an, tninite us to a ruble participation of the blsigs h as procured fo Us, to enforce 'the mnost punctual and' disinteretd obedience to his laTws, in thought word, and decd, to. subdlue our.
pride, and mojtify our passions, and to raise our views and hopes from transitory enjoymernts, to exalted and never-fading delights. Tallative, who could not endure to be contradicted, or to have his knowledge called iin question, and~ being moreover stung with a secret consciousness that his tongue was the only reiiuspat'aout hipm, replied, that he knew alltis before ; bft' told them, that as be found they were entirel upon. the catch, and only meant to elvil at wbiat he~ saidlx be was re- ilvcd to Z, quit their company, and leave them to quibble by
themselves. As they, had small reason to regret the loss of his. company, they travelled on very cheerfully withoutt himi. Wultliei conversation was soon interrupted byh sndden prospect of a city, at a mall distance before them, which presented a dazzling but disordelyassemblg of gilded1 temples, triumpbal
arcessplndi paaces, and stupendous columnn,which seemed ambitious to rear their beads above the clouds. The nam of his aspiring city was Fiinity, and Iwas informed. by personn who called h mseePeitr ~Aiqi that it-had ben
founded almost si tosad ers, and it jjways
wa, s tenbeel iremarabplos 4.
th radtoth Nw~rulm laydety through
it,, so that there was no pssibility of shunning t, without goig out ofi the orld, the .Prince of Da4rk-.
2ie-o, and his proud associates, wh 'a always Ieen~ the ruling maitaevey arfulfy'ntrived to set uip a pub6 ;6& whicb: wus tu winic altie yCW_
The Cbrijtian Pilgr1*. 45
without intermission. In this mrt, all kinds of wares were exposed to sale, and inschi ama7.ing plenty, that every man might find smthing to sit him. Forthe ambitious there wer oos rfr
men~ts, and splendid equ-1ages. Fo h olpur there was a profusion of the riches wies, n' h most exquisite dairies.
od inY h~qty Fair, the whole city was preseuil p
3i arms a gai nst them. They were represetda isimon spies, who, disguising theselves in hgr of sipict t'. coneal the miscifte nrde, camne on purpose to depreciate the wares, an nure the traffc of the place. Under colour of thi ivdouis accusation, thy were dragged beor a pety magistrate, who, without cbsndescendingiv.r to hear their defcee, ordered them to be~ scourge with the itnrioit severity, and afterwards corifinqd inprison.
46 The Cbistan Pllgrim.
When Christjian and Faithful had lain some
time in the prison, the latter was brought out to be tried. The name of thejudge was Church Tyranny, and the ignst the harmless prisoner at
the bar wa he wA an enemy to the traffic
d wefare of tcity; afd that be had fomented riots and ns among the inhabitants, and seduced a part: them, to emblre his own dangerous opinions. After all the evidence had been heard, the judge, behold g the primer with Ai revengeful frown, and bestowing upon bisnall the odious appellations h could think of ordered him to make his defence. The heroic Faithful replied with a noble composure, "that as to his injuring the trffc of the city, he had only refused to purchase those commoAities which he had no occasion for, and which he knew would be hurtfulto the buyr ;-'hat as to his fomentiug tumults and editions this was always farthest from his thoughts, unless a peson who bore unmerited abus with patience, and returned good for evil, and blessing for railing, might be deemed an incendiary ;-and lastly, that as to his seduciug a partof the qitizens, to follow his example and leave their coytry, he acknowledged that their sudden departure might be owing, in some measure to their approving what they saw and heard in his behaviour and conversation ; but he was, however, convinced, that they had taken the best and most effectnal step to promote their owni happiness." The words 'er scarcely out of his uth, when the judge exclaim. e4 that he wasa heretic, and a traitor, and sentenced
hi to a. This sentence, which the pilgrim r w a uile of triumph, barbarously
ex:eted. But behind the multitude I beheld a fla i 9taiot, which was surrounded by guardian
s. Aston as Faithful had been dispatched by
'his enemies, spirit was conducted to the chariot, and after eight messengers of heaven had saluted him with nedoios strains,, he was wafted through
T~he Chrlutiais Plgrim. 47
the clouds and conv'eyed in an instant to thea
celestial gate. Cbristian, who likewise discvercd
his ascent, wol4ye been g 'Otohvef" o
his coa~ion. Bu1t tpwr migt a glros visitor, who s4aidhe wa th Poieeo npn
ordered C4iijfia to aise an olWhm ni moen te 9 t's were l9osndfo swit
and ainkl", and hc now felt himself willing to escape, as he a before, desirous to im tate the death
whic assecured by tb ocs of apoiiu
eviadtravelled n~imbly thrughthe streets, till
the celestial bisng disapcared. After be had travelled somne n"Aes, andtillbei ws prtty wel out of danger, he overtook a man cq1s ably youn1ger
thniself, whop namewas Roru.Ti rv eller, wh ad ofu~e~Chiisii the iyofVn ity, mmediatcly halc himsn a fellow pilrm andu
48 The Chrisian Pilgrim.
the noble defence of Faithful, at whose trial, he said, be was present among many others of his wicked countrymen; and as he could not but be sensible, from what he had seen, that Christian was actuated by the same principles ,and views as his murdered brother, he expressed the sincerest joy at his being so -happily overtn by the very person, whom -of all others, he woald most wish to have for his companion. Cbristian and Hopeful pursued their journey through various difficulties; and following Pressumptuous Confidence, they were lodged in the Castle of Giant Despair, where they suffered the greatest hardships, but were at last mercifully delivered. '
They then went on till they came to the DelectaMe
Mountain, which belong to the Lord of the Hill, already mentioned, whose sides were interspersed wit"
beautiful gardens, and fertile vineyards, and fountains of the purest water, from which they plentifully refreshed themselves. On the tops of these mountains were shepherds, whose names were Knowledge, Experience, Watchful and Sincere. They informed the pilgriMs that the mountains were Emanuel's Land, and within sight of the Cestial City. Having received, various instructions froij the shepherds, they proceeded from the mounts along the high way, towards the city, and passed, a little crooked lane which led into the road from the country of GoCeit.
Here they were met by a smart lad of that country, whose name was Ignorance, who informed them, that he also was going to the Celestial City; upon conversing with him, they found that his expectations
of reaching it, were exceedingly irrational and absurd, that he was very obstinate and conceited. Having give.nhim advice, they left him and went on their way, till they perceived a man coming to meet them, with his back turned towards Zion. The name of this person was Atheist, who, upon hearing that they were going to Mount Zion, burst into a most violent fit of laughter, ana by representing
~The Christian Pilgrim. 4,
theirjo e sa a mos idiculous undertaking, ra dtavoure to prevail on them to deist from going any farther.-But they were aware that this man was anld weton, uni Itheycame to a country, the air
ofwhch had so aal tency t make en drowthnemse awake.i T~ rvn t is, theyenerd ntol good discors.4hte kept pti the o
thogh hich bkroa lay r bgte~y wr cn
-S() The Christian P.dgrinr.
Oywould find it shallower or deeper, according as
thvbelieved in the King of the place.
'hcy then entered into the waters, when Christi.7? soon began to sink, and cryng out to hisa friend Uopeful, be said, Is iik indeed w,
fid f bi i bo ood cheer, for that lie felt the bottom, ad thti was good. it was with great diffic~ulty, that Wopefat could keep~ his brother's head aloe water, but lit en4dtavured to comfort bim by telling him, that hiesaw the gate, and men waiting to receive them ; he also informed him, that the troubles and distresses which lhe Wa gone through ain those waters, wvef no qign that God had forskeit
him, but were intended to try whether lie retained a ward;; hims, and would rely on him ina his distresses.
These comfotin~g exh~ortations had the desired ef'fect ons the iiejeated mind of Cbri-rtian, and his fears, began to subside, which Icpeftd perceiving, he again, bid him be of good cheer, for that Jesus Christ spaketh whole. Upon which Christian cried with a loud voice, Oh I see him again, and lie tells me, 'whem 4ho. pafsetZ' the zu,,4-rs I 'will he w~ith thee, and tkrowegh river, they shagll 72ot o-veflow ter.
Christian now taking courage, found ground to stand on, and the rcst of the river being but shallow, they~ soon got over.~ Upon the bardc of the river, 91n the otbecr side, they saw the two shining men agin, who saluted them,~ mying,,ive are inistering
siissent forth to mudnster to those that shsall be heirs of sabutioit, They then proceeded towards the
gat, wich6tod d aneecing high hill-they agseddit, however itcae being assisted by those tw mn.As hwent on their wathy were eqertaip>d by th~t two sbining nen, with a most delighitful account of the glory of the place. There, said they, is; Mount Z~ions, the heavenly Jerusalem, the innumerable company Of aDgela, and the spirits of juot m~a
The (Cbrirtiws Pilgrim. S1
madle perfect. You are going now, said they, toth paradise of (6od, wherein you shall see the Tree o Li e, iad taste the never fading fruits thereof ; uponi your arrival, you will bhe clothed in white robes, and he every day admitted to the company of the King. There you shall no me experience sorow, sickness,. affliction, and death.
Then Hopeful and his comlpanioinqure what theywere to doin theHoy Palae? Thy were ansiwered, that there they would receive the. comfrts of alltheir til, and joy for nil their sorrow ; that they should reap what they had sown, even the fruit of all their prayers, tears, and suflferings ; thtteyshould wear a crown of gold and enjoy the pepta sight of the Hou* ONE, and serve bum continually with praise, with shouting~ and thanksgivin; that they should again enjoy the happiness fsen those friends who had gone there before them, and receive with. congratulations, thosc who should follow after them ;that when the King came with Ssund of trumpets in the clouds, as upon the Xingf- of the Xind, they should come with him ; and when he sat on the throne of Judgment, they should sit~ by him : when he should come back again to the city, they also should return, with the sound of trumipet, and be ever with him.
While they were thus drawing tovwards the gate, behold the company of the heavenly host came out to meet them, o whomi the two sbininsg ones presented Mopeful and Chriftian, saying, these are the mhen who have loved~ our Lord when they were in the worlds and who have left all for his holy name, and we being sent to accompany them, have brought them thsfa
-an their desired journey, that they may go i n look their Redeem~er in the face with joy.Thr came oust also at this time to meet them several of the King's trumpeters, clothed in~ white andshng raliment, who mnade even the heavens to echo with the loud and melodiouis sounds of their trumpets. They then encompawtd them round on every side,
52 The Chbitiax Pilgrim.
t: guard them through the upper region, blowigtheir trumpets continually as they went,
with joyful melody, and high sounding notes, sigriificant of that pleasure and gladness with which they carnt out to meet th~em. Here also they had a vw of the city itself, and their cars were delighted with the ringing of bells to give them a welcome
Upon their a at the gatV they perceived written over it in ctters of gold, "1 lesseare they that do his commandments, that they may have a title to the Tree of Life, and teter through the gatts intothe cit The shining men then bid them callt thegat4 whih when they had done, three angels looked- over the gate from above, whnm they intormed, tha the pilgrims were come from the city of Destucin, through the love they bore to the KiNG cfltat place; then each of the pilgrims delivered uto them his certificate, whiA he had received at the beginning ot his journey, which were carried into the ling, who, whei hie had read them, inquired where the pilgrims were ; being answeted, that they were sad
ing without the gate, the King commanded it to be opened, that the righteous, who kept the truth,
As the two pilgrims entered the gate, they were
transfigured, and had raiment put on them which shone like gold. There were also brought unto thei '4 harps anid crowns ; the harps to sosudtepasso
the King, and the crns in token ofh
bell of the city rang again for joy, a numerous voices were heard to say, Enter ye into thejo qf your Lord- The pilgrims teselves also sung~ with a loud4 voie, saying, Blimig, Honou~r, Glory and Power be to him that sitteth upon the throne, ands to tMe La~mb, -for e-ver and ever. While I witssed their joyful entrance, I wished myself among th0. SQ I aw~kc,
dbehol .it was
THE PILGRIM'S SONG3.
Fro Egypt lately freed,
By the Redeemer's grace,
A rough anid thorny path we tread,
In hopes to see his face.
The flsh dislikes the way,.
But fuithi approves it well
This ony leads to endless s day:
All others lead to hell.
Th'Ie promis'd land of peace
Faith keeps iii constant view,
Y. flow dliff'ient from the wvilderness.
We now are passing through.
Here often from our eyes,~
Clouds bidIe the lgh-b divine
There we shall have unoue s kies,.tThe sun wi alay shine.
Here griefs, ani 4aL n pais
But here ett~ aue regn
And we shall wep nto more.
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