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Some Carriages of the Adversaries of God's Truth with me at the next Assises, which was on the nineteenth of the first Month, 1662.

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Shall pass by what befel between these two assizes, how I had, by my Jailor, some liberty granted me, more than at the first, and how I followed my wonted course of preaching, taking all occasions that was put into my hand to visit the people of God, exhorting them to be stedfast in the faith of Jesus Christ, and to take heed that they touched not the Common Prayer, &c. but to mind the word of God, which giveth direction to Christians in every point, being able to make the man of God perfect in all things through faith in Jesus Christ, and thoroughly to furnish him up to all good works. Also how I having, I say, somewhat more liberty, did go to see Christians at London, which my enemies hearing of, was so angry, that they had almost cast my Jailor out of his place, threatning to indite him, and to do what they could against him. They charged me also, that I went thither to plot and raise division, and make insurrection, which, God knows, was a slander; whereupon my liberty was more straightened than it was before; so that I must not look out of the door. Well, when the next sessions came, which was about the 10th of the 11th month, I did expect to have been very roundly dealt withal; but they passed me. by, and would not call me, so that I rested till the assises, which was the 19th of the first month following; and when they came, because I had a desire to come before the judge, I desired my Jailor to put my name into the kalender among the felons, and made friends to the Judge and High Sheriff, who promised that I should be called; so that I thought what I had done might have been effectual for the obtaining of my desire: But all was in vain; for when the assises came, though my name was in the kalender, and also though both the Judge and Sheriff had promised that I should appear before them, yet the Justices and the Clerk of the peace, did so work it about, that I, notwith

standing, was defered, and might not appear: And though I say, I do not know of all their carriages towards me, yet this I know, that the Clerk of the peace did discover himself to be one of my greatest opposers: For, first he came to my Jailor, and told him that I must not go down before the Judge, and therefore must not be put into the kalender; to whom my Jailor said, that my name was in already. He bid him put me out again; my Jailor told him that he could not: For he had given the Judge a kalender with my name in it, and also the Sheriff another. At which he was very much displeased, and desired to see that kalender that was yet in my Jailor's hand, who, when he had gave it him, he looked on it, and said it was a false kalender; he also took the kalender and blotted out my accusation, as my Jailor had writ it. (Which accusation I cannot tell what it was, because it was so blotted out) and he himself put in words to this purpose: That John Bunyan was committed in prison; being lawfully convicted for upholding of unlawful meetings and conventicles, &c. But yet for all this, fearing that what he had done, unless he added thereto, it would not do, he first run to the Clerk of the assises; then to the Justices, and afterwards, because he would not leave any means unattempted to hinder me, he comes again to my Jailor, and tells him, that if I did go down before the Judge, and was released, he would make him pay my fees, which he said was due to him; and further, told him, that he would complain of him at the next quarter sessions for making of false kalenders, though my Jailor himself, as I afterwards learned, had put in my accusation worse than in itself it was by far. And thus was I hindred and prevented at that time also from appearing before the Judge: And left in prison. Farewell.

JOHN BUNYAN.

THE

Pilgrim's Progress

FROM

THIS WORLD

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That which is to Come:

Delivered under the Similitude of a

DREAM,

Wherein is Discovered

The Manner of his setting out, His Dangerous JOURNEY,

AND

Safe Arrival at the Desired Country.

By JOHN BUNYAN.

The Eleventh Edition with Additions, and the Cuts.

I have used Similitudes, Hosea 12. 10.

Licensed and entred according to Order.

LONDON,

Printed for Nathanael Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry near the Church, 1688.

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The Authors Apology for his BOOK.

WH

Hen at the first I took my Pen in hand
Thus for to write; I did not understand,
That I at all should make a little Book
In such a Mode: Nay, I had undertook
To make another; which when almost done,
Before I was aware, I this begun;

And thus it was: I writing of the way
And race of Saints in this our Gospel day,
Fell suddenly into an Allegory

About their Journey, and the way to Glory,
In more than Twenty things, which I set down:
This done, I Twenty more had in my Crown;
And they again began to multiply,

Like sparks that from the coals of fire do fly:
Nay then, thought I, if that you breed so fast,
I'll put you by your selves, lest you at last
Should prove ad infinitum, and eat out
The Book that I already am about.
Well, so I did; but yet I did not think
To shew to all the World my Pen and Ink
In such a mode, I only thought to make
I knew not what: Nor did I undertake
Thereby to please my Neighbour; no not I,
I did it mine own self to Gratifie.

Neither did I but vacant seasons spend
In this my Scribble; Nor did I intend
But to divert my self in doing this,

From worser thoughts, which make me do amiss.

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