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N this Book is fet forth a tedious Pilimage, through the many dangerous Hazards of the Wilderness of this World, to the Heavenly Canaan of eternal Reft and Peace In which, tho' under the Simihtude of a Dream, is lively reprefented the Site of our Chriftian Warfare, wherein fighting Valiantly under the Bunner of Chrift, the great Captain of our Sulvation, we ball affuredly overcome our Spiritual Enemies and be victorious Conquerors over thofe Fenr tions that befet frail buman. Nature, and would hinder us from leaving in good Time, the City
cando (which is this Worlds
and its fruitless Pleasures, Cares, and lacumbrances) to journey towards the Heavenly Jerufalem, which is the truc Centre of our endlefs Happiness, in the Fruition of unfpeik
able and Soul-ravishing Joys, that know no Date nor Confummation.
This has been in the former, as well as prefent Age, a Way of Writing that has been extremely taking, reprefenting to the Mind Things that command our most ferious and work more upon the Minds of Men, than if delivered in plainer Terms; however, to the difcerning Chriftian, there is nothing in this that is bfcure and difficult to be understood, nothing but what is grounded upon Sacred Truths, and the Mercies of God in Jefus Chrift, held forth to us by his affured Word.
Thoughts and Attent than
It is a Piece fo rare and tranfcending obat bas hitherto been publifb'd of this Kind, that I dare, without any further Apology, leave it to the Cenfure of all Mankind, who are not partial or biaffed. And so, not doubting but it will render Comfort and De light, I fubfcribe myself, as heretofore,
Your Seul's hearty Well-wifher, and Fellow
To his worthy Friend, the Author of The Third Part of the Pilgrim's Progress, upon Perufal thereof, &c.
THO many Things are writ to please the Ages
With curious Fancy, and create Delight,
And happy are they, that through formy Seas,
Need never fearerk does spread his Sails,
at laft thofe
That will conduct him to a Land where he
So wishes your faithful Friend,
Thefe Lines are humbly Recommended to the READER; Written upon the Perufal of this BOOK, &
FN Reading of this BOOK, Iplainly find,
The Thoughts are fuited to the Author's Mind: For he who Virtue ko. of Virtue peaks,
And the frong Chain of Vice with Courage breaks;.
A Guide to you, that by the Hard ases lead