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And tells them always where the Danger is;
How to Step over, or to wifely miss

The Stumbling-blocks that Satan daily lays
To overthrow them that mind not their Ways:
So being bruiz'd against Rocks of Despair,
Or Doubt, or Fear, they know not how nor where,
They faint and languish in the middle Way,
Or back to Egypt hafte without Delay,
Preferring Darkness to the glorious Day.
They were approaching. This Book has my Voice,
And is, of all in this Kind, the moft choice;
Perufe it well, and you will find it reach

From Earth to Heav'n, in what it well does Teach:
If you'd be bleft, then mind what it does Preach.

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THOU

L. C.

THE

THE

PILGRIM's Progrefs..

Delivered under the.

Similitude of a DREAM.

A

The THIRD PART.

FTER the two former Dreams conconcerning Christian, and Cbriftiana his Wife, with their Children and Companions Pilgrimage from the City of Deftruction, to the Region of Glory, I fell asleep again, and the Vifions of my Head returned upI dreamed another Dream, and behold, There appeared unto me a great Multitude of People, in feveral diftinct Companies and Bands, travelling from the City of Destruction the Towa from the reft of the of Morality, and

on me.

of Policy, the

Towns, Villages and. Hamlets that belong to the Valley of Deftruc tion: For fo was the whole Country called that lay on this Side of the Wicket-gate, which the Man Evangelift fhewed unto Chriftian; and fo was alfo all that Country called, that was fitta

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the Point, and mafter'd the Difficulties of that horrid Quagmire, and got fafe upon dry Ground. Among the rest of the Travellers that got over this Slough, a young Man of an amiable Countenance, walking by himself, after he had got clear of the Slough; but he was all over bedaubed, with the Filth of that Place, which made him go. very heavily on; for what with ftruggling to get thro', and what with the Apprehenfions he lay under during his Paffage, he was extreamly weakned, and his Joints were loofen'd: Befides, it was the Nature of the Dirt of this Place, to caufe a Trembling and Disorder in the Limbs of thofe that were defiled with it, and to what foever Part of their Body sit ftuck, there it would do them fome Injury. Now the young Man being all over clammed with it, he went with a very flow Pace, his Head hanging down, his Hands quivering, and his Feet tripping at the leaft Unevennets or Ruggednofs in the Way, and a Speck or two of the Dirt being spatter'd in his Eyes,, made him dimlighted, fo that he groped along hike one that is blind, and fometimes ftepped out of the Path. In this Condition he was, when at length I fay

in my Dream, that he fat down unath

the Ground

10 bemoan his fad Eftate, and he wept very bitterly; and behold, a bright Cloud hover'd over his Head, which gradually defcending, overfha do ved him, and out of the Cloud a Hane was reached fort, which, with the Tears that ran like R vers from his Eyes, wafhed the Dirt from fini Face and his whole Body, fo that in a Moment (as it were) his Sight and his Strength were reftored to

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