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Vile-affection and Carnal lust.
his lord were in principle one, and in practice not him Vile-affection. Now there was he, and one far asunder. Ro. viii. 7. And now was Mansoul Carnal-lust, the daughter of Mr. Mind Amatch betwixt brought under to purpose, and made to fulfil the (like to like, quoth the devil to the lusts of the will and of the mind.
collier) that fell in love, and made a But it will not out of my thoughts, what a desper- match, and were married; and, as I take it, they ate one this Will-be-will was, when power was put had several children, as Impudent, Blackmouth, and into his hand. First, he flatly denied that he owed Hate-reproof; these three were black boys. And any suit or service to his former prince and liege besides these they had three daughters, as Scornlord. This done, in the next place he took an truth, and Slightgod, and the name of the youngest oath, and swore fidelity to his great master Dia- was Revenge; these were all married in the town, bolus, and then, being stated and settled in his and also begot and yielded many bad brats, too places, offices, advancements, and preferments, many to be here inserted.? But to pass by this. 0! you cannot think, unless you had seen it, the When the giant had thus ingarrisoned himself in strange work that this workman made in the town the town of Mansoul, and had put down and set of Mansoul!
up whom he thought good; he betakes himself to First, he maligned Mr. Recorder to death; he defacing. Now there was in the market-place in
would neither endure to see him, nor Mansoul, and also upon the gates of the castle, an The carnal will or poseth come to hear the words of his mouth; he image of the blessed King Shaddai; this image was
would shut his eyes when he saw him, so exactly engraven, and it was engraven in gold, and stop his ears when he heard him speak: also, that it did the most resemble Shaddai himself of he could not endure that so much as a fragment anything that then was extant in the world. This of the law of Shaddai should be anywhere seen in he basely commanded to be defaced, What Notruth the town. For example, his clerk, Mr. Mind, had and it was as basely done by the hand some old, rent, and torn parchments of the law of of Mr. Notruth. Now you must know, that as good Shaddai in his house, but when Will-be-will Diabolus had commanded, and that by the hand saw them, he cast them behind bis back. Ne. ix. 2C. of Mr. Notruth, the image of Shaddai was defaced. True, Mr. Recorder had some of the laws in his He likewise gave order that the same Mr. Notruth study, but
lord could by no means should set up in its stead the horrid and formidable Corrupt loves a dark come at them: he also thought, and image of Diabolus ; to the great contempt of the understanding. said, that the windows of my old Lord former King, and Jebasing of his town of Mansoul. Mayor's house were always too light for the profit Moreover, Diabolus made havoc of all remains of the town of Mansoul. The light of a candle he of the laws and statutes of Shaddai
All law - books could not endure. Now, nothing at all pleased that could be found in the town of destroyed that
could be so. Will-be-will but what pleased Diabolus his lord. Mansoul; to wit, such as contained
There was none like him to trumpet about the either the doctrines of morals, with all civil and streets the brave nature, the wise conduct, and natural documents. Also relative severities he great glory of the King Diabolus. He would sought to extinguish.3 To be short, there was range and rove throughout all the streets of Man- nothing of the remains of good in Mansoul which soul to cry up his illustrious lord, and would make he and Will-be-will sought not to destroy; for their
himself even as an abject, among the design was to turn Mansoul into a brute, and to Vain thoughts.
base and rascal crew, to cry up his make it like to the sensual sow, by the hand of valiant prince. And I say, when and whereso- Mr. Notruth.4 ever he found these vassals, he would even make When he had destroyed what law and good himself as one of them. In all ill courses he orders he could, then, further to effect his design would act without bidding, and do mischief with namely, to alienate Mansoul from Shaddai, her out commandment.
king—he commands and they set up his own vain The Lord Will-be-will also had a deputy under edicts, statutes, and commandments, in all places him, and his name was Mr. Affection; one that of resort or concourse in Mansoul; to wit, such as was also greatly debauched in his principles, and gave liberty to the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of answerable thereto in his life. Ro. i. 25.
3 Relative severities are the duties we owe to God, to our. wholly given to the flesh, and therefore they called selves, and to man, as public and private prayer, obedience and
affection to parents and relatives, and that duty so essential to 1 The anawakened sinner has no pleasure in the Holy Scrip- our spirit's welfare—'self-cxamination. These being neglected, tures; they are to him like old, rent, turn law parchments, the sinner becomes to every good work reprobate. -(Mason.) which are written in a language that he cannot understand, 4 Satan would conceal or obliterate the sacred Scriptures, and he casts them away.-(ED))
prevent the practice of duty to God or to our neighbour, and * What a progeny ! but they are the genuine fruits of sin, make man merely carnal and brutish. Awfully has he suc. which is of an impudent, scornful, and revengeful nature; and ceeded; so that man has become that motley monster, hallthey have made the soul an enciny to justice, mercy, and truth. beast, half-devil, uniting in himself the sensual appetites of the -Mason.)
former with the diabolic temper of the latter.-i Burder.)
thein new al
the eyes, and the pride of life, which are not of common people in hurtful ways. For who doth
Now Mansoul being wholly at his beck, and less, Mr. Fury, Mr. Notruth, Mr. Stand-to-lies, brought wholly to his bow, nothing was heard or Mr. Falsepeace, Mr. Drunkenness, Mr. Cheating, seen therein but that which tended to set up him. Mr. Atheism—thirteen in all. Mr. Incredulity is
But now, he having disabled the Lord Mayor the eldest, and Mr. Atheism the youngest, of the
There was also an election of common council.
names . corder himself; and such as contented them at the the town. And he built three that vernors. heart, and such also as pleased him wondrous well. seeined to be impregnable. The first he called
The name of the Mayor that was of Diabolus's the Hold of Defiance, because it was made to comThe new Lord making was the Lord Lustings; a mand the whole town, and to keep it from the Mayor.
man that had neither eyes nor ears; knowledge of its ancient King. The second he all that he did, whether as a man or as an officer, called Midnight-hold, because it was built on pur. he did it naturally, as doth the beast.” And that pose to keep Mansoul from the true knowledge of which made him yet the more ignoble, though itself. The third was called Sweet-sin-hold, benot to Mansoul, yet to them that beheld and were cause by that he fortitied Mansoul against all grieved for its ruins, was, that he never could desires of good. The first of these holds stood savour good, but evil.
close by Eyegate, that as much as might be light The Recorder was one whose name was Forget- might be darkened there. The second was built The new Recor- good; and a very sorry fellow he was. hard to the old castle, to the end that that might He could remember nothing but mis- be made more blind, if possible.
And the third chief, and to do it with delight. He was naturally stood in the market-place. props to do things that were hurtful; even hurtful Ile that Diabolus made governor over the first to the town of Mansoul, and to all the dwellers there. These two, therefore, by their power and spirit, nor coured him in doing his duty. In serving God he
practice, example and smiles upon evil, was a stranger to fear.-- (ED.) Thoughts.
6.What a vile set of wretches!' the reader will exclaim; but did much more grammar,' and settle the
are you sure that they do not rule your heart? Unbelief is i Great is the the danger of seeking to be wise above what the scorner's seat.-(Ed.)
the first, and how natural the gradation to Atheism, the last is written. The Bible is the limit of all real knowledge in
'Christ purged his temple, so must thou thy heart. matters of religion. To the law and to the testimony, if any
All sinful thoughts are thieves, together met doctrine or practice is not to be found there, reject it instantly
To cozen thee.--Herbert.) and for ever; it is poisonous, and tends to death and hell. — 6 Thus Satan fixes his empire in the soul:-1. By enunity (ED.)
and aversion to Divine instruction; 2. By the blindness of 3. Neither eyes nor ears ;' no regard to reason nor danger, the understanding, and perverseness of the will, by which the but hurried on by mere appetite to every fleshly indulgence knowledge of its lamentable state and of God are concealed ; -(Burder.) How degraded ! Man becomes a compound of and, 3. By a habit and delight in sin, rolling it as a sweet devilish and beastly lusts
. “Lord, what is man that thou should morsel under the tongue; all which, if grace prevent not, will be mindful of him.'-(ED.)
drown men in destruction and perdition.-(Mason.) Reader, 3 To'grammar;' to instil into the mind.-(Ed.)
beware, these three strongholds are the greatest enemies to Nothing could evidence more intrepid faith'ulness than human happiness :- 1. Indifferent carelessness ; 2. Ignorance this severe, but just, reflection upon the open licentiousness and of the new birth and of spiritual religion, which is the strength debauchery of Charles II. and his courtiers. Nearly thirteen of superstition-the cruel persecutor of the saints ; 3. Lusts, years of irightful imprisonment had not ehilled his faithful / which degrude the soul into slavery to Satan.—(Ed.)
of these, was one Spitegod, a most blasphemous with grief, some say, or with being poisoned with wretch. IIe came with the whole rabble of them the stinking breath of one Illpause, as say others that came against Mansoul at first, and was him- —at the hearing of his just lord and rightful self one of themselves. He that was made the prince Shaddai so abused by the mouth of so filthy governor of Midnight-hold, was one Love-no-light. a Diabolonian as that varlet Illpause was, The He was also of them that came first against the messenger further told, that after this Illpanse town, And he that was made the governor of the had made a short oration to the townsmen, in hold called Sweet-sin-hold, was one whose name behalf of Diabolus his master, the simple town was Loveflesh; he was also a very lewd fellow, believing that what was said was true, with one but not of that country where the other are bound.' | consent did open Eargate, the chief gate of the This fellow could find more sweetness when he corporation, and did let him with his crew into a stood sucking of a lust, thiar. he did in all the possession of the famous town of Mansoul. He paradise of God.
further showed how Diabolus had served the Lord And now Diabolus thought himself safe; he Mayor and Mr. Recorder, to wit, that he had put had taken Mansoul; he had ingarrisoned bimself them from all place of power and trust. Item, therein; he had put down the old officers, and He showed also that my Lord Will-be-will was Diabolus has had set up new ones; he had defaced | turned a very rebel and renegade, and that so was made his nest. the image of Shaddai, and liad set up one Mr. Mind, his clerk; and that they two did his own; he had spoiled the old law-books, and
and revel it all the town over, and teaclı had promoted his own vain lies; he had made him the wicked ones their ways. He said, moreover, new magistrates, and set up new aldermen; he that this Will-be-will was put into great trust; had built him new holds, and had manned them and, particularly, that Diabolus had put into for himself. And all this he did to make himself Will-be-will's hand all the strong places in Mansecure, in case the good Shaddai, or his Son, should soul; and that Mr. Affection was made my Lord come to make an incursion upon
Will-be-will's deputy in his most rebellious affairs.
Yea, said the messenger, this monster, Lord Will[Charter III.]
be-will, has openly disavowed his King Shaddai, (CONTENTS:-Information of the revolution carried to the court
and hath horribly given his faith and plighted his of King Shaddai— Ilis great resentment of the rebelliou troth to Diabolus. 4 --ilis gracious intention of restoring Mansoul-Some ‘Also,' said the messenger, “besides all this, the intimations of this published--Care of Diabolus to sup- new king, or rather rebellious tyrant, over the press them—His artifices to secure the town, and prevent once famous, but now perishing, town of Mansoul, its return to Shaddai.]
bas set up a Lord Mayor and a Recorder of his Now you may well think, that long before this For Mayor, he has set up one Mr Lustings, Tidings carried
time word, by some or other, could not and for Recorder, Mr. Forget-good; two of the to the court of but be carried to the good King Shad-vilest of all the town of Mansoul.' This faithful pened to Mai- dai, how his Mansoul in the continent messenger also proceeded, and told what a sort of of Universe was lost; and that the
new burgesses Diabolus had made, also that he renegade giant Diabolus, once one of his Majesty's had builded several strong forts, towers, and strongservants, had, in rebellion against the King, made holds in Mansoul. He told too, the which I had sure thereof for himself; yea, tidings were carried almost forgot, how Diabolus had put the town of and brought to the King thereof, and that to a Mansoul into arms, the better to capacitate them very circumstance.3
on his behalf to make resistance against Shaddai As first, How Diabolus came upon Mansoul- their king, should he come to reduce them to their they being a simple people, and innocent—with former obedience. craft, subtilty, lies, and guile. Item, That he had Now this tidings-teller did not deliver his relatreacherously slain the right noble and valiant caption of things in private, but in open court, the tain, their Captain Resistance, as he stood upon King and his Son, high lords, chief the gate, with the rest of the townsmen. Item, captains, and nobles, being all there How
ings. brave Lord Innocent fell down deadmy
present to hear. But by that they | Lovetlesh was one of the corrupted Mausoulians, and,
had heard the whole of the story, it would have thercfore, not bound to the place whence Spiteyod and Love amazed one to have seen, had he been there to no-light came; these were Diabolonians.—(Ed.)
2 How awful and complete is the revolution! The understanding is darkened, the conscience debauched, the will per- ?Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of verted, the image of God defaced, the law of God suppressed, the world.' 'Not a sparrow shall fall without your Father.' and lusts triumphant; while the proud sinner defies God, loves "The very hairs of your head are all numbered.' Mat. x. 29, 30. midnight darkness, and wallows in sin. What au awful, but —(ED.) accurate, picture of apostate man! God, be merciful to us 4 “Ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and sinners.---(Burder.)
with hell are we at agreement.' Is. xxviii. 15.-(Ed.) VOL. III.
what had hap
Grief at court to hear the tid. The Contents
The Son of God.
behold it, what sorrow and grief, and compunction | mined, and to cause that it should be published in of spirit, there was among all sorts, to think that all the corners of the kingdom of Universe. A famous Mansoul was now taken; only the King, short breviat' of the contents thereof you may, if and his Son foresaw all this long before, yea, and you please, take here as follows: sufficiently provided for the relief of Mansoul, • Let all men know who are concerned, That the though they told not everybody thereof. Yet, be- Son of Shaddai, the great King, is cause they also would have a share in condoling engaged, by covenant to his Father, to of the misery of Mansoul, therefore they also did, bring his Mansoul to him again; yea, and to put and that at the rate of the highest degree, bewail Mansoul too, through the power of his matchless the losing of Mansoul. The King said plainly, love, into a far better, and more happy condition • That it grieved him at his heart,' and you may than it was in before it was taken by Diabolus.' 4 be sure that his Son was not a whit behind him. These papers, therefore, were published in several Ge. vi. 5, 6. Thus gave they conviction to all about places, to the no little molestation of the tyrant them, that they had love and compassion for the Diabolus, for now, thought be, I shall be molested, famous town of Mansoul. Well, when the King and my habitation will be taken from me. and his Son were retired into the privy-chamber, But when this matter, I
of there they again consulted about what they had the King and his Son, did at first take air at The secret of his designed before, to wit, that as Man- court, who can tell how the high lords, chief soul should in time be suffered to be captains, and noble princes, that were
Among the lost, so as certainly it should be recovered again; there, were taken with the business. Augels. recovered I say, in such a way as that both the First, they whispered it one to another, and after King and liis Son would get themselves eternal that it began to ring out throughout the King's
fame and glory thereby. Wherefore palace; all wondering at the glorious design that
after this consult, the Son of Shaddai, between the King and his Son was on foot for tho a sweet and comely person, and one that had miserable town of Mansoul. Yca, the courtiers always great affection for those that were in could scarce do any thing, either for the King or affliction, but one that had mortal enmity in his kingdom, but they would mix with the doing heart against Diabolus, because he was designed thereof a noise of the love of the King and his for it, and because he sought his crown and dignity. Son, that they had for the town of Mansoul. This Son of Shaddai, I say, having stricken hands? Nor could these lords, high captains, and princes, with his father, and promised that he would be his be content to keep this news at court, yea, before servant to recover his Mansoul again, stood by his the records thereof were perfected, themselves came resolution, nor would be repent of the same. Is. down and told it in Universe. At last xlix. 5. 1 Ti. i. 15. He. xiii. 14. The purport of which it came to the ears, as I said, of Dia- plexed at the A brave design agreement was this: to wit, That at a bolus, to his no little discontent. For town of Nune certain time prefixed by both, the you must think it would perplex him to hear of
King's Son should take a journey into such a design against him; well, but after a few the country of Universe; and there, in a way of casts in his mind, he concluded upon these four justice and equity, by making of amends for the things. follies of Mansoul, he should lay a foundation of First. That this news, this good tidings, if her perfect deliverance from Diabolus, and from possible, should be kept from the ears He concludedon his tyranny."
of the town of Mansoul." For, said
several things. Moreover, Emmanuel resolved to make, at a he, if they shall once come to the knowledge that time convenient, a war upon the giant Diabolus, Shaddai, their former King, and Emmanuel, his even while he was possessed of the town of Man- Son, are contriving of good for the town of ManBy the Holy soul; and that he would fairly, by soul; what can be expected by me, but that Man
strength of hand, drive him out of his soul will make a revolt from under my hand and hold, his nest, and take it to himself, to be his government, and return again to him. habitation. This now being resolved upon, order was given
3 ^ Breviat;' a summary or epitome; a word commonly used
in Bunyan's time.--(ED.) The Bloly Scrip. to the Lord Chief Secretary, to draw
* Early intimation was given to a lost world of God's up a fair record of what was deter- gracious designs in favour of rebel man. He was pleased to
publish in his Word this benevolent purpose. ---(Burder.) 1 To strike bands' means to enter into agreement, make • It is the interest of hell to keep men in ignorance of the a contract, or become security. Pr. xvii. 18.–(Ed.)
gospel. His great instrument, in all ages and climes, has ? How astonishing is the Divine benignity!
been a wicked priestcraft. All that tends to prevent anxious express it so well as in the words of Emmanuel himself, God personal inquiry for salvation is from beneath, from the father so loved the world ? So loved! How much he loved, no of lies. I believe as the church believes, and the church tongue can tell, no heart conceive. It is love unsought, un- believes as I believe,' is the wretched sophistry by which paralleled, frce, and everlasting.-(Burder.)
Satan e.tangles souls in his net.-(En.)
First, How to
Now, to accomplish this his design, he renews | hell. Is. xxviii. 15. Nor did the silly Mansoul stick
his flattery with my Lord Will-be-will, or boggle at all at this most monstrous engagekeep the news and also gives him strict charge and ment, but, as if it had been a sprat in
command, that he should keep watch the mouth of a whale, they swallowed by day and by night at all the gates of the town, it without any chewing. Were they troubled at especially Eargate and Eyegate. For I hear of it? Nay, they rather bragged and boasted of a design, quoth he, a design to make us all traitors, their so brave fidelity to the tyrant, their pretended and that Mansoul must be reduced to its first King, swearing that they would never be changebondage again. I hope they are but flying stories, lings, nor forsake their old lord for a new. The will engag.
quoth he; however, let no such news Thus did Diabolus tie poor Mansoul fast; but ed agaiust the by any means be let into Mansoul, lest jealousy, that never thinks itself strong enough, put gospel.
the people be dejected thereat; I think, him, in the next place, upon another my lord, it can be no welcome news to you, I am exploit, which was yet more, if pos- cal pamphlets, Good thoughts sure it is none to me. And I think sible, to debauch this town of Mansoul.
and filthy bal
lads and roone of the couple that at this time it should be all our Wherefore he caused, by the hand of manres, full of
baldry.. of Mansoul.
wisdoms and care, to nip the head of one Mr. Filth, an odious, nasty, lasciall such rumours as shall tend to trouble our people. vious piece of beastliness to be drawn up in writing, Wherefore, I desire, my lord, that you will in this and to be set upon the castle gates; whereby he matter do as I say, let there be strong guards daily granted and gave license to all his true and trusty kept at every gate of the town. Stop also and sons in Mansoul, to do whatsoever their lustful examine from whence such come, that you perceive appetites prompted them to do, and that no man do from far come hither to trade; nor let them by was to let, hinder, or control them, upon pain of any means be admitted into Mansoul, unless you incurring the displeasure of their prince. shall plainly perceive that they are favourers of Now this he did for these reasons: All good thoughts our excellent government. I com- 1. That the town of Mansoul might be yet made and in ile towerare to mand, moreover, said Diabolus, that weaker and weaker, and so more un- Reasons of his
thus doing. be suppressed. there be spies continually walking up able, should tiding come that their and down the town of Mansoul, and let them have redemption was designed, to believe, hope, or conpower to suppress, and destroy, any that they shall sent to the truth thereof. For reason says, the perceive to be plotting against us, or that shall bigger the sinner, the less grounds of hopes of prate of what by Shaddai and Emmanuel is in- mercy.8 tended.
2. The second reason was, If, perhaps, Emmanuel, This, therefore, was accordingly done; my Lord the Son of Shaddai their king, by seeing the horWill-be-will hearkened to his lord and master, went rible and profane doings of the town of Mansoul, willingly after the commandment, and, with all the might repent, though entered into a covenant of diligence he could, kept any that would from going redeeming them, of pursuing that covenant of their out abroad, or that sought to bring this tidings to redemption; for he knew that Shaddai was holy, Mansoul, from coming into the town.
and that his Son Emmanuel was holy; yea, he Secondly. This done, in the next place, Diabolus, knew it by woeful experience; for, for the iniquity
that he might make Mansoul as sure and sin of Diabolus was he cast from the highest imposed upon as he could, frames and imposes a new orbs. Wherefore, what more rational than for him
oath and horrible covenant upon the to conclude, that thus for sin it might fare with townsfolk: to wit, “That they should never desert Mansoul. But fearing also lest this knot should him, nor his government, nor yet betray him, nor break, he bethinks himself of another, to wit: seek to alter his laws; but that they should own, 3. To endeavour to possess all hearts in the town confess, stand by, and acknowledge him for their of Mansoul that Shaddai was raising of an army, rightful king, in defiance to any that do, or here- to come to overthrow and utterly to destroy this after shall
, by any pretence, law, or title whatever, town of Mansoul, and this he did to forestal any lay claim to the town of Mansoul.' Thinking tidings that might come to their ears of their belike that Shaddai had not power to absolve them from this covenant with death, and
Baldry;' obscenity. The abounding of such depraved publications affords a good criterion of the moral state of a
country-China, very degraded; France, degraded; Italy, *They glory in their shame,
under the Pope's nose, most degraded ; few, in comparison, are reject the sustenance Divine,
now to be found in England, and they hide themselves as To beggarly vile appetites descend;
Christian knowledge progresses. In Bunyan's time, under the Ask alms of earth, for guests that came from heav'n; depraved Charles II., they awfully abounded under the care Sink iuto slaves ; and sell for present hire
of Mr. Filth.—(ED.) Their rich reversion, and (what shares its fate),
* Not so, says the Scripture, it is a saying worthy of all Their native freedom, to the prince who sways
acceptation, that Christ caine to save sinners, even the chief The nether world.'—(Young.)
of sinners.--See Bunyan's Jerusalem Sinner Saved.-(Ed.)