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WILL D. HOWE

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

The MODERN STUDENT'S LIBRARY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

By George Meredith.
THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS.

By William Makepeace Thackeray.
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE.

By Thomas Hardy.
BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
ADAM BEDE.

By George Eliot.
ENGLISH POETS OF THE EIGHTEENTH

CENTURY.
THE RING AND THE BOOK.

By Robert Browning.
PAST AND PRESENT.

By Thomas Carlyle.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

By Jane Austen.
THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN.

By Sir Walter Scott.
THE SCARLET LETTER.

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, BUNYAN'S PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. THE ESSAYS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVEN.

SON.
NINETEENTH CENTURY LETTERS.
THE ESSAYS OF ADDISON AND STEELE.

Each small 12mo. 75 cents net.
Other volumes in preparation.

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COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY
CHARLES SORIBNER'S SONS

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occurs to one who attempts to read all the works of John Bunyan. Did he who wrote “Solomon's Temple Spiritualized,” “The Life and Death of Mr. Badman,” and “Sighs from Hell, or the Groans of a Damned Soul,” or even “The Holy War," write also "The Pilgrim's Progress"?

Truth to tell, most of Bunyan's works have the usual characteristic of allegorical writing. They are dull. The writer seizes upon an obvious analogy and then draws it out into an endless homily. In his introduction to “Solomon's Temple Spiritualized” the author frankly tells the Christian Reader what he is to expect. He intends to make a thorough job of the spiritualization, and to leave no part of the sacred edifice or the surrounding country without its appropriate moral. “I may say that God did in a manner tie up the church of the Jews to types, figures, and similitudes, I mean to be butted and bounded by them in all external parts of worship. Yea, not only the levitical law and temple, but as it seems to me the whole land of Canaan, the place of their lot to dwell in, was to them a ceremonial or a figure.”

When a conscientious allegorist takes his business so seriously, we may expect him to go far. Bunyan goes to the bitter end. Every nook and cranny of the temple is examined by this spiritual detective whose eyes are keen for hidden meanings. The doors of the temple are folding doors, so that even a “tun-bellied sinner” may pass through them. “The hinges on which these doors do hang were, as I told

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