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Christian leaves the city of Destruction.
1. Fast locked in sleep's embrace I dreamt a dream-
SThe Pilgrim's journey was the fruitful theme:
S Covered with rags, trembling with fear he went,
While Guilt and Grief his bursting bosom rent.
This man who is clothed with rags, with a burden on his
back, represents the man who first sets out in the Divine
L;fe. The burden on his back represents his distressing
sense of guJt his ra.s, his self-righteousness. The City
"of Destruction represents this present evil world..
After Christian set out upon his journey, his
two neighbours, Obstinate and Pliable, at-
tempt to fetch him back by force, but not suc-
ceeding, he prevailed upon Pliable to accom-
pany him, by representing to him the glories of
the Celestial City to which he is going. He
proceeds with him till they both fall into.the
Slough of Despond. This unwelcome ac-
cident so discouraged Pliable, that he deter-
mines to go no farther, and accordingly
gets out of the Slough, and returns to his own
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S After Christian had began his journey to the
New-Je'usalem, his friends and neighbors en-
deavouredt prevent his going; some mocked,
others threatened, and some cried after him:to
return ; but he is determined.to proceed, be-
ing convinced, though fear is before, yet cer-
tain destruction awaits himrif he abides in the
City. But as he hurri4 along with more ea-
gerness than caution, he runs into a miry
Slough, called the Slough of Despond.: This
Slough represents those discouraging and des-
.ponding fears which often harass new con-
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S J Christian enters the Wicket Gate.
4. May I now enter here ? will he within,
S Open to sorry me, though I have been
S An undeserving rebel.? Thenshall I
Not fail to sing his lasting praise on high.
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This gate or door represents Christ lums~lf as recciveI.: I
by the penitent sinner. It is the way by which he enter :
into a state of reconciliation with God. Our Saviour saybW .
" 1 am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be
saved." John x. 9. .
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S When the Believer in a:divine light views-
the Redeemer'sCross, and discerns clearly the
motive and efficacy ofhis extreme sufferings,
the perfect freeness and sufficiency of this
blessed way of salvation, he is relieved from.
his sorrow, the burden of his guilt is removed,
and he embraces his cuicified Saviour with
faith and love. While .he was here at the
cross, three shining ones suddenly presented
themselves before him, stripped him of his
rags, clothed him with a beautiful garment,
which signifies the righteousness of Christ; set
a mark on his forehead, and gave him a roll
which denotes assurance of salvation.
SChristian's burden falls at the Cross.
S To sooner had he spoke, than strange to tell,
That moment from his back his burden fell-:
S Relicv'd at once from all his guilt and pain,
He wept for joy, then gaz'd and wept again.
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Christian is hown a Portrait.
5. First viewthatpicture hung against a wall,
That man a minister of Christ we call.
Grave are his looks, to Heaven helifts his eyes, -
S Studies tl'bbest'of books to make him wise.
Christian being admitted at the Wicket
Gate, continues his journey till he arrives at'
the house of the Interpreter, who shows lMim ..
picture of a grave -person with a book in his
hand, the law of Truth written on his lips, the
world behind his back, and a dazzling crown
of gold.over his head. This Portrait repre-
sents the true minister of Christ. Christian
is requested by the Interpreter to take particu-
lar notice of this piece of painting,' because
the person it represents is the only person
who is authorized to be his guide in any dimi-
cult or dangerous situ llon..
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Christian ascends Hill Difficulty.
7. Then Christian, filled with love and hope sublime,
The steep ascent addressed himself to climb i
Till midway up the hill with joy he view'd
The Arbor, which to welcome Pilgrims stood.
.I:f Hill Difficulty represents those situations in life
hiT.iBe Christian passes through, which require much
lf-denial and exertion.
"&Better, though difficult, the right way to go,
ThAin wrong, though easy, where the end.is woe."
After descending Hill Difficulty, Christian
enters the valley of Humiliation; he had not
proceeded far, before a foul fiend met him in
the way and disputed his passage. After a
desperate struggle, Christian falls, and Apolly-
on pressed so hard upon him that he began to
despair of life, but at length Christian gives
him a deadly thrust with his two edged sword
and gains the victory. This fight denotes
those severe trials and temptations which
some of the children of God experience from
Satan, the enemy of souls.
Christian fights Appollyon.
9. A more unequal match can hardly be.
Christian must fight an angel, but you see,
The valiant man by handling sword and shield,
Doth make him though a dragon quit the field.
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SChri.tian enter the BPautiful Palace. ;
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The Palace Beautiful is designed to repre-
,ent- ge privileges of Christian communion in
.he o finances of the Cospel. Christian is ad-
niid. by the Porter whose name is Watchful,
is introduced to the maidens of the House,
Piety, Prudence and Charity, who welcome
him withjoy. After being entertained in the
most agreeable.manner, he is taken into the'
Armory and armed for the Christian warfare,
with theSword of the Spirit, the helmet of
Salvation, the Shield of Faith, with his feet
shod with the preparation of the Gospel of'
Peace. (See Eph. vi. 14-18.)
Faithfull burnt at Vanity Fair.
10. When sorely scourg'd he's-fast'ned to a stake,
And burnt to ashes for hs Saviour's sake :
Thus Faithful dies his spirit dear to God.
Mounts swift to Heaven along the shining road.
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In the course of his ijourne~, Chrlistiji, overtook a fcllo-
trl .:er, whose name was Fall.hl-Jl. PAingr through 1a-;
its Fair. they both are eilzed lnd imrprioned. After beltLg
cruetBi-Y courged. F.utllul ,s burrt ~r the stAike. Vaiiity
F.Ar represents the riches, honors, ixc. of the suldJ.
The Pilgrims at length find a little shelter in
which they conclude to wait the approach of
morning, but being weary and overcome by fa-
tigue soon fall asleep. Here they remain till
awakened by the voice of the formidable giant
Despair, who with a fierce and malignant
countenance drove them to the Doubting
Castle and there confined them in a dark and
filthy Dungeon. This mayrepresent the case
of those Christians who have wandered into
forbidden paths till they have sinned in such
a manner, that they begin to despair and
doubt of the mercy of God.
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The Pilgrims taken by Giant Despair.
12. What could they do ? to whom could they complain ?
Resistance to a giant was in vain,
S Strait to the castle-yard he drove the men,
And lock'd them in a deep and dirty den.
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The Pilgrims in By-path Meadows.
S 1I. Darkness came on, with thunder, lightning, rain,
Torrents pour'd down, the waters rose amain :
The storm terrific, filled their souls with dread,
S And vengeance seem'd just bursting on their heads.
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After Faithful was burnt, Christian m
his escape, accompanied by a fellow pilgrg
named Hopeful, who was induced to become
pilgrim by beholding the faith and converse
-tion of Faithful during his trial and execution'.
The Pilgrims proceed on their journey, and
after some time find their way grow rough and
difficult; for'the sake of ease they turn into
& forbidden path which went through by-path
meadows. Afer. wandering about for some
time, there came on a -iorm of thunder,
lightning and rain. This represents the be-
liQver under the hidings of God's couternance.
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1 Pilgrims escape from Giant Despair.
18. At length the Key of Promise they espy,
Swift from the dread and hateful walls they fly :
Giant Despair pursues with hellish ire-
He falls: the Pilgrims then deli er'd are.
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ifter being kept for some time iii cruel confinement hi
t2 Doubting Castle, Christian finds the Key of Promise,
-i- with it unlocks the door, and the Pilgrims make their
;:iape. The free Promise of Salvation by Christ, which
i: madee to believers, is meant by theKey of Promise.
The Pilgrims in their passage through the
river of Death; leave their -ortal garments in
the river": are immediately clothed with im-
mortality and soon conducted by.two minis-
tring spirits into the New-Jerusalem, the "'
Paradise of God. As they enter the. heaven-
ly Citythey.are transfigured and clothed with
raiment which shone-like gold. Here'4l ey
are welcomed by their dear Saviour and all
the heavenly host with joy; here they are to
dwell in the most perfect happiness forever
and ever. May the former and readers of
this, be received in like manner into the king-
dom of God.
S Pilgrims enter the New Jerusalem.
15. The river past. their heavenly home is near,
When lo two bright seraphic forms appear i
S To Zion's hill with airy steps they soar,
S With rapture fil'd I wak'd and saw no more.
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The Pilgrims in the vir of Death.
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4Death is here represented by a deep river,
.e parting the believer from his heavenly in-
heritance, as the river Jordan separated the
SChildren of Israelf.rom the promised,.land-
All that are born muSt.die. However distant
we may now think the day. of our death, yet,
in a few years, and perhaps in a few days at
most, we must go the way of allthe earth, and
these 'I es of ours though;. g so active, will
moulder- ack to dust, and-th 'morning 'ofthe
Resurrection will rise to'elernal life, or siik in .
endless woe. .
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