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ind glory, and power be to him that fitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever.
Now, juft as the gates were opened to let in the men, I ooked in after them, and behold the city fhone like the an; the freets alfo were paved with gold, and in them walked many men with crowns on their heads, palms in heir hands, and golden harps to fing praifes withal.
There were also of them that had wings; and they anwered one another without in termilion, faying, holy, holy, oly is the Lord, and after that they fhut up the gates; which, when I had feen, I wifhed myfelf among them. Now, while I was gazing upon all thefe things, I turnd my head to look back, and faw Igno
ance coming up to the river fide; but he Ignorance comes oon got over, and that without half the up to the river. lifficulty which the other two men met with.
For it happened that there was then in that place one VainHope, a ferry-man, that with his boat helped him over; fo he, as the other, I faw, did afcend the hill to come up o the gate, only he came alone, neither did any man meet im with the leaft encouragement When he was come up o the gate, he looked up to the writing that was above, and then began to knock, fuppofing that entrance should have been quickly adminiftered to him: But he was asked by the aren, that looked over the top of the gate, Whence come you; And what would you have? He answered, I have eat and drank in the prefence of the King, and he has taught in our streets. Then they asked him for his certificate, that they might go in and thew it to the King; so he fumbled in his bofom for one, and found none. Then, faid they, Have you none? But the man answered never a word. So they told the King, but he would not come down to fee him, but commanded the two Shining Ones that conducted Chriftian and Hopefal to the city, to go out and take Ignorance and bind him hand and foot, and have him away. Then they took him up and carried him through the air to the door that I faw on the, fide of the hill, and put him in there. Then I faw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven, as well as from the city of Deftruction. So I awoke, and behold it was a dream.
NOW, reader, I have told my dream to thee,
Or to thy felf, or neighbour; but take heed
Take heed alfo that thou be not extreme
As will be helpful to an honest mind.
The END of the FIRST PART.
The Manner of the Setting out of CHRISTIAN'S Wife and Children; their dangerous Journey, and fafe Arrival at the defired Country.
By JOHN BUNYA N.
I have used Similitudes. Hofea xii. 10.
The THIRTY-FIRST EDITION, with the Addition of a Number of CUT S.
Printed by S. CRES WELL, New-Change.
B4 1500 of fending forth his
O now, my little book, to every place,
Then let them know that thofe related were
Tell them that they have left their house and home,
Yea, tell them alfo of the next who have,
low brave a calm they would enjoy at last,
But how, if they will not believe of me
'Tis true, fome have of late, to counterfeit
hemfelves not mine to be, whofe e'er they are.
thine own native language, which no man ow ufeth, nor with ease diflemble cau. after all, they fill of you fhall doubt, hinking that you, like gypfies go about naughty ways the country to defile,. that you feek good people to beguile ith things unwarrantable, then fend for me, nd I will teftify you Pilgrims be; ea, I will teftify that only you
y Pilgrims are, and that alone will do.
But yet, perhaps, I may enquire for him, thofe that with him damned life and limb,