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CHRISTIAN AND THE LIONS .
CHRISTIAN IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH 67
GIANT DESPAIR THREATENING THE PILGRIMS
CHRISTIAN AND HOPEFUL ENTERING THE RIVER
Would'st thou divert thyself from melancholy?
Dost thou love picking meat? Or would'st thou see
Would'st read thyself, and read thou know'st not what,
And yet know whether thou art blest or not,
By reading the same lines? O then come hither,
As I was walking through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in that place to sleep; and as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed in rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back. I looked, and saw him open the book, and read therein and as he read, he wept and trembled; and not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, "What shall I do ?”
In this plight, therefore, he went home, and restrained himself as long as he could, that his wife and children should not perceive his distress; but he could not be silent long, because his trouble increased; wherefore, at length, he brake his mind to his wife and children, and thus he began to talk to them: "O my dear wife," said he, " and you, the children of my bowels, I, your dear friend, am in myself undone, by reason of a burden that lieth hard upon me: moreover, I am certainly informed, that this our city will be burned with fire from heaven; in which fearful over
THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME.
"This book, it chalketh out before thine eyes
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