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The pilgrim children

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Title:
The pilgrim children
Uniform Title:
Pilgrim's progress
Creator:
Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
Religious Tract Society ( Publisher )
Kronheim & Co ( Printer )
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
Religious Tract Society
Manufacturer:
J. M. Kronheim & Co.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Christian life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1875 ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1875 ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1875
Genre:
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements ( rbgenr )
poetry ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
Date of publication based on binding indicating publication in the 1870's.
General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Publisher's advertisements on p. 4 of wrapper.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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ALJ6738 ( NOTIS )
71280271 ( OCLC )

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ONG ago in olden story,
When I was a child, I read
Of some little pilgrim children,
Who upon a journey sped,
Ever onward—ever upward—
By a tender mother led.

Childhood’s home they left behind them,
With its folly, mirth and din ;

There destruction frowned upon therm,
Sorrow there abode with sin;

And they sought the Golden City,
With its light and joy to win.

Matthew, Samuel, James, and Joseph,
Walking bravely side by side ;

With the gentle maiden, Mercy,
Fearless all what should betide:

Kor the King himself had called them,
And for all he would provide.

So they entered on their journey,
Passing through the wicket gate ;

Reading there sweet words of welcome,
While they knock and patient wait ;

Words of welcome to the children
Who had chosen path so strait.

From within the door was opened,
And the keeper bade them come ;

Little children with the mother,
And for Mercy there was room ;

And he rested them and blest them,
Ere he sent them from his home.





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Then again they journeyed onward,
Reaching at the close of day

Stately mansion built for pilgrims,
By the Lord who owned the way ;

Where the simple gain instruction,
Lest from out the path they stray.

Pictures here and sights most wondrous
Held the children’s eager eyes ;

And from room to room they followed,
Finding ever new surprise,

As their host the truth unfolded,
Clearing it from strange disguise.

Here they saw a man who gathered
Dust and straws with busy care ;
Bending over him, an angel
Gave him golden crown to wear ;
But he would not leave the earthly ~
For the heavenly treasure rare.

So they learned, these youthful pilgrims,
Many a lesson for their need ;

Here a little—there a little —
Truth on which the heart might feed ;

Here was many a precept given, .
Line on line for all to heed.

And the Master bade brave “ Great-heart”’
Be the pilgrims’ trusty guide,

And the children’s hearts grew stronger,
For in him they could confide ;

Great-heart with his spear and helmet,
And his sheath’d sword at his side.























So he led them onward, onward—
Led them where in years before,

Shristian walked, their pilgrim father ;
Told them of the load he bore,

Showed the Cross where fell the burden,—
Cross uplifted evermore.

And they followed upward, upward,
Where the hill-side was so steep, |

They with toiling, panting, striving
TFoot-hold steady scarce could keep ;

Till the youngest child, faint-hearted,
Sat him sadly down to weep.

Courage, children! do not falter,
Do not mind a little pain ;
‘Rest is sweeter after labour,
They who fail, must strive again ;
Difficulty we must conquer,
If we would the prize obtain.

Fair the Palace Beautiful
_ Glistens now within their sight:
Comfort for the fainting children,
Rest and shelter for the night:
Why does Great-heart stand before taem?
Why unsheath his sword for fight?

Quick his eye, the guide discovers
Danger lurking in the way ;

*Twixt the pilgrims and the Palace,
Lions waiting for their prey!

Fear not, children! faithful Great-heart
Will their nearer coming stay.



But the little ones are crying,
As they to each other cling;
Round about their anxious mother
Trembling hands they wildly fling ;
Saying, “ Will the lions keep us
From the City of the King ?”

Chained the lions are; but blinded
By their tears, no chains they see:

And the giant Grim advances
Fast, to set the lions free.

Ah! the guide has slain the giant:
Who so brave a guide as he?

Soon they reach the lordly Palace,
Enter at its lofty door ;

There they rest them, and its treasures
Daily with delight explore ;

Then with hope and courage strengthened,
Start upon their way once more.

Now they speed adown the valley,

Where the babbling streamlet spring's ;
Hearken to the little shepherd !

As he tends his flock, he sings,
Happier there in his contentment

Than the mightiest of kings.

Onee the Lord in pilgrim fashion
Trod that valley all alone ;

Bearing there sin’s bitter burden
For His children to atone;

Humbly walking through the darkness
To the glory of His throne.







Now the valley deepens downward,
And the skies all gloomy grow;
‘Tis the “ Valley of the Shadow,”
And with trembling feet they go,
lor the air is thick with vapour,
And strange shapes move to and fro.

Great-heart bravely speaks and cheers them,
And they kneel and pray for light ;

And the sunshine comes in answer
And the end appears in sight ;

Glad they press upon their journey
Till the fall of dewy night.

Morning shows a thronging city,
Full of Vanities they say ; .
Crowds are buying, cheating, swearing
At its Fair from day to day:
And the idlers tempt the pilgrims,
If within its walls they stay.

Onward pass they where a river
Broadens through the meadows fair ;

But a by-path leads where yonder
Stands the Castle of Despair!

And a giant fierce and cruel
Waits to drag them to his lair.

Boldly to the gate ascending,

Great-heart knocks with echoing sound ;
Bids the giant come to battle,
_ Smites him wounded to the ground;
While they break the dungeon open,

And set free the pilgrims bound.



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So they travelled ever steadfast,
Over plain and hill along ;

And the children grew in wisdom,
Grew in daily toil more strong ;

Till the City gleamed before them,
And they heard the heavenly song.

Sweetest music gently swelling
Floated through the fragrant air!

~ And the sunshine streamed in splendour,
And no night was ever there !

Flowers, and fruits, and corn-fields waving,
All were rich beyond compare.

Shining Ones, in whitest raiment,
Often walk that radiant land ;
But a river, cold and rapid,
Stops at last the pilgrim band ;
All who reach the Golden City,
Cross it at the King’s command.

Soon there came a gracious message,
Words of friendship from the King ;

Shining chariots for the mother,
From the river bank to bring’;

And the children waiting, watching,
Heard the welcome angels sing.

Little pilgrims, will you follow ?
Still the gates stand open wide ;

Jesus is the King of glory, |
And He calls you to His side, .

Calls you to the Golden City—
Jesus, who for children died !





te eae P eT Lean No ts iar. 2S egy eee mea

TOY BOOKS.

Coloured Pictures, 4to, in F ‘ancy Covers, 1s. each; or, mounted on linen, Qs.2 i

LITTLE FABLES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
MY BibT H DA.
LITTLE PAUL’S CHRISTMAS.
THE LORD’S PRAYER. |
THE LOST LAMB.
WILLIE AND MARY’S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL.
BIRDS AND BEASTS.
ALPHABET HOUSE.

THE TOY BOOK PRESENT,

Contains the four Toy Books, “ The Lost Lamb,” “ Willie and Mary’s First Day at Seneal: rf
“ Birds and Beasts,” and “ Alphabet House,” and Twenty-four large
Engravings in Oil Colours. 5s. handsomely bound.



STIXPENNY TOY BOOKS.

Each containing Six Pictures in Oil Colours, and ‘Letter-press Description. Small dto,
6d. each; or, mounted on linen, Is.

PRETTY PICTURES FOR LITTLE EYES. MY OWN TOY BOOK.
A GIFT FOR A PET. THE CHILD'S NOAH’S ARK. —
NURSERY PLAY HOUR BOOK. LULLABIES AND DITTIES.
MY NEW BOOK. PRETTY BOOK FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED,

THE LITTLE LEARNER'S SERIES.

Small 4to, each with Six Coloured Pictures, and Descriptive Letter-press, 6d. cach:
or, mounted on Linen, Is.

LITTLE LEARNERS ABC PICTURE BOOK.
LITTLE LEARNER’S FIRST. LESSON IN READING.
LITTLE LEARNER’S BIBLE PICTURES.

LITTLE LEARNER’S HOME PICTURES.

LONDON :-THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;
56, PATERNOSTER ROW; 65, ST; PAUL’S CHURCHYARD; AND 164, PICCADILLY.









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' PRICE ONE SHILLING; OR, MOUNTED .ON CLOTH, TWO SHILLINGS.
56,PATERNOSTER ROW, 65,S?t PAULS GHURCHYARD,


ONG ago in olden story,
When I was a child, I read
Of some little pilgrim children,
Who upon a journey sped,
Ever onward—ever upward—
By a tender mother led.

Childhood’s home they left behind them,
With its folly, mirth and din ;

There destruction frowned upon therm,
Sorrow there abode with sin;

And they sought the Golden City,
With its light and joy to win.

Matthew, Samuel, James, and Joseph,
Walking bravely side by side ;

With the gentle maiden, Mercy,
Fearless all what should betide:

Kor the King himself had called them,
And for all he would provide.

So they entered on their journey,
Passing through the wicket gate ;

Reading there sweet words of welcome,
While they knock and patient wait ;

Words of welcome to the children
Who had chosen path so strait.

From within the door was opened,
And the keeper bade them come ;

Little children with the mother,
And for Mercy there was room ;

And he rested them and blest them,
Ere he sent them from his home.


hit

ETT

Pac

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EZ Oo ive
Ze

————


Then again they journeyed onward,
Reaching at the close of day

Stately mansion built for pilgrims,
By the Lord who owned the way ;

Where the simple gain instruction,
Lest from out the path they stray.

Pictures here and sights most wondrous
Held the children’s eager eyes ;

And from room to room they followed,
Finding ever new surprise,

As their host the truth unfolded,
Clearing it from strange disguise.

Here they saw a man who gathered
Dust and straws with busy care ;
Bending over him, an angel
Gave him golden crown to wear ;
But he would not leave the earthly ~
For the heavenly treasure rare.

So they learned, these youthful pilgrims,
Many a lesson for their need ;

Here a little—there a little —
Truth on which the heart might feed ;

Here was many a precept given, .
Line on line for all to heed.

And the Master bade brave “ Great-heart”’
Be the pilgrims’ trusty guide,

And the children’s hearts grew stronger,
For in him they could confide ;

Great-heart with his spear and helmet,
And his sheath’d sword at his side.

















So he led them onward, onward—
Led them where in years before,

Shristian walked, their pilgrim father ;
Told them of the load he bore,

Showed the Cross where fell the burden,—
Cross uplifted evermore.

And they followed upward, upward,
Where the hill-side was so steep, |

They with toiling, panting, striving
TFoot-hold steady scarce could keep ;

Till the youngest child, faint-hearted,
Sat him sadly down to weep.

Courage, children! do not falter,
Do not mind a little pain ;
‘Rest is sweeter after labour,
They who fail, must strive again ;
Difficulty we must conquer,
If we would the prize obtain.

Fair the Palace Beautiful
_ Glistens now within their sight:
Comfort for the fainting children,
Rest and shelter for the night:
Why does Great-heart stand before taem?
Why unsheath his sword for fight?

Quick his eye, the guide discovers
Danger lurking in the way ;

*Twixt the pilgrims and the Palace,
Lions waiting for their prey!

Fear not, children! faithful Great-heart
Will their nearer coming stay.
But the little ones are crying,
As they to each other cling;
Round about their anxious mother
Trembling hands they wildly fling ;
Saying, “ Will the lions keep us
From the City of the King ?”

Chained the lions are; but blinded
By their tears, no chains they see:

And the giant Grim advances
Fast, to set the lions free.

Ah! the guide has slain the giant:
Who so brave a guide as he?

Soon they reach the lordly Palace,
Enter at its lofty door ;

There they rest them, and its treasures
Daily with delight explore ;

Then with hope and courage strengthened,
Start upon their way once more.

Now they speed adown the valley,

Where the babbling streamlet spring's ;
Hearken to the little shepherd !

As he tends his flock, he sings,
Happier there in his contentment

Than the mightiest of kings.

Onee the Lord in pilgrim fashion
Trod that valley all alone ;

Bearing there sin’s bitter burden
For His children to atone;

Humbly walking through the darkness
To the glory of His throne.

Now the valley deepens downward,
And the skies all gloomy grow;
‘Tis the “ Valley of the Shadow,”
And with trembling feet they go,
lor the air is thick with vapour,
And strange shapes move to and fro.

Great-heart bravely speaks and cheers them,
And they kneel and pray for light ;

And the sunshine comes in answer
And the end appears in sight ;

Glad they press upon their journey
Till the fall of dewy night.

Morning shows a thronging city,
Full of Vanities they say ; .
Crowds are buying, cheating, swearing
At its Fair from day to day:
And the idlers tempt the pilgrims,
If within its walls they stay.

Onward pass they where a river
Broadens through the meadows fair ;

But a by-path leads where yonder
Stands the Castle of Despair!

And a giant fierce and cruel
Waits to drag them to his lair.

Boldly to the gate ascending,

Great-heart knocks with echoing sound ;
Bids the giant come to battle,
_ Smites him wounded to the ground;
While they break the dungeon open,

And set free the pilgrims bound.
eM










Hi
4 i
N
M?





So they travelled ever steadfast,
Over plain and hill along ;

And the children grew in wisdom,
Grew in daily toil more strong ;

Till the City gleamed before them,
And they heard the heavenly song.

Sweetest music gently swelling
Floated through the fragrant air!

~ And the sunshine streamed in splendour,
And no night was ever there !

Flowers, and fruits, and corn-fields waving,
All were rich beyond compare.

Shining Ones, in whitest raiment,
Often walk that radiant land ;
But a river, cold and rapid,
Stops at last the pilgrim band ;
All who reach the Golden City,
Cross it at the King’s command.

Soon there came a gracious message,
Words of friendship from the King ;

Shining chariots for the mother,
From the river bank to bring’;

And the children waiting, watching,
Heard the welcome angels sing.

Little pilgrims, will you follow ?
Still the gates stand open wide ;

Jesus is the King of glory, |
And He calls you to His side, .

Calls you to the Golden City—
Jesus, who for children died !


te eae P eT Lean No ts iar. 2S egy eee mea

TOY BOOKS.

Coloured Pictures, 4to, in F ‘ancy Covers, 1s. each; or, mounted on linen, Qs.2 i

LITTLE FABLES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
MY BibT H DA.
LITTLE PAUL’S CHRISTMAS.
THE LORD’S PRAYER. |
THE LOST LAMB.
WILLIE AND MARY’S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL.
BIRDS AND BEASTS.
ALPHABET HOUSE.

THE TOY BOOK PRESENT,

Contains the four Toy Books, “ The Lost Lamb,” “ Willie and Mary’s First Day at Seneal: rf
“ Birds and Beasts,” and “ Alphabet House,” and Twenty-four large
Engravings in Oil Colours. 5s. handsomely bound.



STIXPENNY TOY BOOKS.

Each containing Six Pictures in Oil Colours, and ‘Letter-press Description. Small dto,
6d. each; or, mounted on linen, Is.

PRETTY PICTURES FOR LITTLE EYES. MY OWN TOY BOOK.
A GIFT FOR A PET. THE CHILD'S NOAH’S ARK. —
NURSERY PLAY HOUR BOOK. LULLABIES AND DITTIES.
MY NEW BOOK. PRETTY BOOK FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED,

THE LITTLE LEARNER'S SERIES.

Small 4to, each with Six Coloured Pictures, and Descriptive Letter-press, 6d. cach:
or, mounted on Linen, Is.

LITTLE LEARNERS ABC PICTURE BOOK.
LITTLE LEARNER’S FIRST. LESSON IN READING.
LITTLE LEARNER’S BIBLE PICTURES.

LITTLE LEARNER’S HOME PICTURES.

LONDON :-THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;
56, PATERNOSTER ROW; 65, ST; PAUL’S CHURCHYARD; AND 164, PICCADILLY.