that my name is not False peace, but Peace. concerning him, for he stands, said they, upon his Ile denies his Wherefore, I cannot plead to this in- own vindication.

dictment, forasmuch as my name is not Then said Mr. Searchtruth, My Lord, Iinserted therein. And as is my true name, so also Court. Hold, give him his oath; then they swaro are my conditions. I was always a man that loved him. So he proceeded.? to live at quiet, and what I loved myself, that I SEARCH. My Lord, I know, and have known thought others might love also. Wherefore, when this man from a child, and can attest that his name I saw any of my neighbours to labour under a dis- is Falsepeace. I knew his father, his name was quieted mind, I endeavoured to help them what I Mr. Flatter, and his mother, before she was married, could, and instances of this good temper of mine was called by the name of Mrs. Soothup; and many I could give; as,

these two, when they came together, lived not long 1. When at the beginning our town of Man- without this son, and when he was born they called Pleads his good. soul did decline the ways of Shaddai; his name Falsepeace. I was his playfellow, only

they, some of them afterwards began I was somewhat older than he; and when his to have disquieting reflections upon themselves for mother did use to call him home from his play, she what they had done; but I, as one troubled to see used to say, Falsepeace, Falsepeace, come home them disquieted, presently sought out means to get quick, or I'll fetch you. Yea, I knew him when them quiet again. 2. When the ways of the old he sucked; and though I was then but little, yet world and of Sodom were in fashion, if anything I can remember that when his mother did use to happened to molest those that were for the customs sit at the door with him, or did play with him in of the present times, I laboured to make them her arms, she would call him twenty times together, quiet again, and to cause them to act without My little Falsepeace, my pretty Falsepeace, and molestation. 3. To come nearer home, when the O my sweet rogue, Falsepeace; and again, O my wars fell out between Shaddai and Diabolus, if at little bird, Falsepeace; and how do I love my any time I saw any of the town of Mansoul afraid child! The gossips also know it is thus, though of destruction, I often used by some way, device, he has had the face to deny it in open court. invention, or other, to labour to bring them to peace

Then Mr, Vouchtruth was called upon to speak again, Wherefore, since I have always been a what he knew of him. So they sware him. Then man of so virtuous a temper, as some say a peace- said Mr. Vouchtruth, My Lord, all that the former maker is, and if a peace-maker be so deserving a witness hath said is true; his name is Falsepeace, man as some have been bold to attest he is, then the son of Mr. Flatter and of Mrs. Soothup his let me, gentlemen, be accounted by you, who have mother. And I have in former times seen him a great name for justice and equity in Mansoul, angry with those who have called him anything for a man that deserveth not this inhuman way of else but Falsepeace, for he would say that all treatment, but liberty, and also a license to seek such did mock and nickname him, but this was in damage of those that have been my accusers,

the time when Mr. Falsepeace was a great man, Then said the clerk, Crier, make a proclamation. and when the Diabolonians were the brave men in

CRIER. “O yes, forasmuch as the prisoner at Mansoul. the bar hath denied his name to be that which is Court. Gentlemen, you have heard what these mentioned in the indictment, the court requireth, two men have sworn against the prisoner at the that if there be any in this place that can give bar. And now, Mr. Falsepeace, to you, you have information to the court of the original and right denied your name to be Falsepeace, yet you seo name of the prisoner, they would come forth and that these honest men have sworn that this is your give in their evidence, for the prisoner stands upon name. As to your plea, in that you are quite his own innocency.'

besides the matter of your indictment, you are not Then came two into the court and desired that by it charged for evil doing, because you are a New witnesses they might have leave to speak what man of peace, or a peace-maker among your come in against they knew concerning the prisoner at neighbours; but for that you did wickedly, and sa

the bar; the name of the one was tanically, bring, keep, and hold the town of Mansoul Searchtruth, and the name of the other Vouch- both under its apostacy from, and in its rebellion truth. So the court demanded of these men if against its King, in a false, lying, and damnable they knew the prisoner, and what they could say peace, coutrary to the law of Shaddai, and to the to do with politics or religion, but are at a christening, so fill hazard of the destruction of the then miserable your glasses.'—(ED.)

town of Mansoul. All that you have pleaded for 1 l'here is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” Is. Ivii. 21. Till convinced of sin, and Christ becomes the sinner's friend, ? A similar circumstance, in the trial of Faithful, took place there is no peace, no mercy, no hope, no heaven.— (Moson.) in the examination of the witness Envy, who cominenced his Alas! how many slumber into hell, under the misguiding in testimony without being sworil, probably arising from wliat fluence of false peace.-(Ed.)

Bunyan had seen at the assizes.---(ED.) VOL. III.



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that you so much boast of making the same place. This also is he that, at the bidding among your neighbours, know that peace that is of Diabolus, did rend and tear and cause to be connot a companion of truth and holiness, but that sumed all that he could of the remainders of the which is without this foundation, is grounded upon law of the King, even whatever he could lay his a lie, and is both deceitful and damnable; as also hands on, in Mansoul. the great Shaddai hath said ; thy plea therefore CLERK. Who saw him do this besides yourself? has not delivered thee from what by the indictment Hate. I did, my Lord, and so did many more thou art charged with, but rather it doth fasten all besides; for this was not done by stealth, or in a

corner, but in the open view of all, yea, he chose But thou shalt have very fair play, let us call himself to do it publicly, for he delighted in the the witnesses that are to testify as to matter of doing of it. fact, and see what they have to say for our Lord CLERK. Mr. Notruth, how could you have the the King against the prisoner at the bar.

face to plead not guilty, when you were so maniCLERK. Mr. Knowall, what say you for our Lord festly the doer of all this wickedness? the King against the prisoner at the bar?

NOTRUTH. Sir, I thought I must say something,

I Know. My Lord, this man hath of a long time and as my name is, so I speak. I have made it, to my knowledge, his business to keep the been advantaged thereby before now, and town of Mansoul in a sinful quietness in the midst did not know but by speaking no truth I might of all her lewdness, filthiness and turmoils, and have reaped the same benefit now. hath said, and that in my hearing, Come, come, CLERK, Set him by, jailer, and set Mr. Pityless let us fly from all trouble, on what ground soever to the bar. Mr. Pitiless, thou art

Pityless set to it comes, and let us be for a quiet and peaceable here indicted by the name of Pitiless, life, though it wanteth a good foundation. an intruder upon the town of Mansoul, CLERK. Come, Mr. Hate-lies, what have you to for that thou didst most traitorously and wickedly

shut up all bowels of compassion, and wouldest not Hate. My Lord, I have heard liim say that suffer Mansoul to condole her own misery when she peace, though in a way of unrighteousness, is better had apostatized from her rightful King, but didst than trouble with truth.

evade, and at all times turn her mind awry from CLERK. Where did

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this? those thoughts that had in them a tendency to lead Hate. I heard him say it in Folly-yard, at the her to repentance. What sayest thou to this inhouse of one Mr. Simple, next door to the sign of dictment? Guilty, or not guilty? the Self-deceiver. Yea, he hath said this to my Not guilty of pitilessness; all I did was to knowledge twenty times in that place.

cheer-up, according to my name, for

His plea. CLERK. We may spare further witness, this evi- my name is not Pitiless, but CheerNotruth set to

dence is plain and full. Set him by, up; and I could not abide to see Mansoul incline

jailer, and set Mr. Notruth to the bar. to melancholy. Mr. Notruth, thou art here indicted by the name CLERK. How! do you deny your name, and say

of Notruth, an intruder upon the town it is not Pitiless but Cheerup? Call for the wit

of Mansoul, for that thou hast always, nesses. What say you, the witnesses, to this plea? to the dishonour of Shaddai, and the endangering Know. My Lord, his name is Pitiless; so he of the utter ruin of the famous town of Mansoul, hath writ himself in all papers of concern wherein set thyself to deface and utterly to spoil all the he has had to do. But these Diabolonians love to remainders of the law and image of Shaddai that counterfeit their names; Mr. Covetousness covers have been found in Mansoul, after her deep apostasy himself with the name of Good-husbandry, or the from her King to Diabolus, the envious tyrant. like; Mr. Pride can, when need is, call himself What sayest thou? Art thou guilty of this indict- Mr. Neat, Mr. Handsome, or the like, and so of inent, or not?

all the rest of them."
NOTRUTH. Not guilty, my Lord. CLERK. Mr, Telltrue, what say you ?

Then the witnesses were called, and TELL. His name is Pitiless, my Lord; I have Mr. Knowall did first give in his evidence against known him from a child, and he hath done all th:10 him,

wickedness whereof he stands charged in the Know. My Lord, this man was at the pulling down of the image of Shaddai; yea,

1. With names of virtue she deceives this is he that did it with his own

The aged and the young;

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Lovegod, Mr. Seetruth, Mr. Heavenly- themselves. CLERK, Set Mr. Haughty to the bar, jailer. mind, Mr. Moderate, Mr. Thankful, Mr. Humble,

Mr. Haughty, Thou art here indicted Mr. Goodwork, and Mr. Zeal-for-God, withdrew Hanghty set to

Ilis by the name of Haughty, an intruder themselves in order to their work. Now when they

upon the town of Mansoul, for that were shut up by themselves they fell to discourse thou didst most traitorously and devilishly teach among themselves, in order to the drawing up of the town of Mansoul to carry it loftily and stoutly their verdict. against the summons that was given them by the And thus Mr. Belief, for he was the foreman, captains of the King Shaddai. Thou didst also began; Gentlemen, quoth he, for the men, tho teach the town of Mansoul to speak contemptuously prisoners at the bar, for my part and vilifyingly of their great King Shaddai; and believe that they all deserve death. didst moreover encourage, both by words and ex- Very right, said Mr. Trueheart, I am ample, Mansoul to take up arms, both against the wholly of your opinion. O what a mercy is it, said King and his Son Emmanuel. How sayest thou? Mr. Hatebad, that such villains as these are apArt thou guilty of this indictment, or not? prehended ! Ay, Ay, said Mr. Lovegod, this is one Haugu. Gentlemen, I have always been a man of the joyfullest days that ever I saw in my life. .

of courage and valour, and have not Then said Mr. Seetruth, I know that if we judge

used when under the greatest clouds, them to death, our verdict shall stand before to sneak or hang down the head like a bulrush; Shaddai himself. Nor do I at all question it, said nor did it at all at any time please me to see men Mr. Heavenlymind ; he said moreover, When all vail their bonnets ? to those that have opposed such beasts as these are cast out of Mansoul, what them ; yea, though their adversaries seemed to a goodly town will it be then! Then said Mr. have ten times the advantage of them. I did not Moderate, It is not my manner to pass my judyuse to consider who was my foe, nor what the cause ment with rashness, but for these, their crimes aro was in which I was engaged. It was enough to so notorious, and the witness so palpable, that that me if I carried it bravely, fought like a man, and man must be wilfully blind who saith the prisoners came off a victor.

ought not to die. Blessed be God, said Mr. Thank. Court. Mr. Haughty, you are not here indicted ful, that the traitors are in safe custody. And I

for that you have been a valiant man, join with you in this upon my bare knees, said

nor for your courage and stoutness in Mr. Humble. I am glad also, said Mr. Goodwork. times of distress, but for that you have made use Then said the warm man, and true-hearted Mr. of this your pretended valour to draw the town of Zeal-for-God, Cut them off, they have been the Mansoul into acts of rebellion, both against the plague, and have sought the destruction of Man. great King and Emmanuel his Son. This is the soul.? crime and the thing wherewith thou art charged Thus therefore being all agreed in their verdict, in and by the indictment. But he made no answer they come instantly into the court. to that.

CLERK. Gentlemen of the jury answer all to Now when the court had thus far proceeded your names; Mr. Belief, one; Mr. They are agreed against the prisoners at the bar, then they put Trueheart, two; Mr. Upright, three; dict, and bring them over to the verdict of their jury, to whom Mr. Hatebad, four; Mr. Lovegod, five;

them in guilty. they did apply themselves after this manner:- Mr. Seetruth, six; Mr. Heavenlymind, seven ; Mr.

Gentlemen of the jury, you have been here, and Moderate, eight; Mr. Thankful, nine; Mr. HumThe court to have seen these men, you have heard ble, ten ; Mr. Goodwork, eleven; and Mr. Zeal-for

their indictments, their pleas, and what God, twelve; good men and true, stand together the witnesses · have testified against them; now in your verdict; are you all agreed? The jury's what remains, is, that you do forth- Jury. Yes, my Lord.

charge. with withdraw yourselves to some place, CLERK. Who shall speak for you? where without confusion you may consider of what JURY. Our Foreman. verdict, in a way of truth and righteousness, you

2 There is in the renewed soul a sincere detestation of all · Bonnets or caps were commonly worn by men.

"To sin. As the jury were unanimous in their verdict, so all reul vail the bonnet 'was to take it off and bow, cap in hand

Christians will most cordially doom their lusts to death. equivalent to taking off the hat and bowing at the present

Yes, my Redeemer, they shall die, day. As for railing bonnet before great rulers.'-Holland's

My heart hath so decreed;

Nor will I spare the guilty things Pliny, b. xxviü.-(ED.)

That made my Saviour bleed.--(Burder.)

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CLERK. You the gentlemen of the jury, being | his friend ; and where should they meet one another impannelled for our Lord the King to serve here but just upon Hell-gate-hill. in a matter of life and death, have heard the trials But 0! what a lamentable story did the old of each of these men, the prisoners at the bar. gentleman tell to Diabolus, concerning what sad What say you, are they guilty of that, and those alteration Emmanuel had made in Mansoul. crimes for which they stand here indicted, or are As first, how Mansoul had, after some delays, they not guilty?

received a general pardon at the hands The verdict.

FOREMAN. Guilty my Lord. of Emmanuel, and that they had inCLERK. Look to your prisoners, 'jailer.

vited him into the town, and that they doing in ManThis was done in the morning, and in the after- had given him the castle for his posnoon they received the sentence of death according session. He said, moreover, that they had called to the law.

his soldiers into the town, coveted who should The jailer therefore having received such a quarter the most of them; they also entertained charge, put them all in the inward prison, to per- him with the timbrel, song, and dance. But that, serve them there till the day of execution, which said Incredulity, that is the sorest vexation to me was to be the next day in the morning.

is, that he hath pulled down, O father, thy image, But now to see how it happened, one of the and set up his own; pulled down thy officers and Incredulity

prisoners, Incredulity by name, in the set up his own. Yea, and Will-be-will, that rebel, breaks prison, interim betwixt the sentence and time who, one would have thought, should never have of execution, brake prison, and made his escape, turned from us, he is now in as great favour with and gets him away quite out of the town of Man- Emmanuel as ever he was with thee. But besides soul, and lay lurking in such places and holds as all this, this will-be-will has received a special he might, until he should again have opportunity commission from his master to search for, to apto do the town of Mansoul a mischief for their thus prehend, and to put to death all, and all manner handling of him as they did.

of Diabolonians that he shall find in Mansoul; yea, Now when Mr. Trueman the jailer perceived that and this Will-be-will has taken and committed to he had lost his prisoner, he was in a heavy taking, prison already, eight of my lord's most trusty because he, that prisoner was, to speak on, the friends in Mansoul. Nay further, my lord, with very worst of all the gang; wherefore first, he goes grief I speak it, they have been all arraigned, conand acquaints my Lord Mayor, Mr. Recorder, and demned, and, I doubt before this, executed in Manmy Lord Will-be-will with the matter, and to get soul. I told my lord of eight, and myself was of them an order to make search for him through the ninth, who should assuredly have drunk of the No Incredulity

out the town of Mansoul. So an order same cup, but that through craft, I, as thou seest, found in Man- he got, and search was made, but no have made mine escape from them.

such man could now be found in all When Diabolus had heard this lamentable story the town of Mansoul.?

he yelled, and snuffed up the wind like Diabolus yelis All that could be gathered was that he had a dragon, and made the sky to look at the news. lurked a while about the outside of the town, and dark with his roaring; he also sware that he would that here and there one or other had a glimpse of try to be revenged on Mansoul for this. So they, him as he did make his escape out of Mansoul; both he and his old friend Incredulity, concluded to one or two also did affirm that they saw him with enter into great consultation how they might get out the town, going a-pace quite over the plain.3 the town of Mansoul again. Now when he was quite gone, it was affirmed by Now before this time, the day was come in which He is gone to one Mr. Didsee, that he ranged all over the prisoners in Mansoul were to be executed. Ro.

dry places, till he met with Diabolus viii. 18. So they were brought to the cross, and | The accuracy with which these criminal trials are narrated | —but, alas! he escapes. This incident is introduced by the is surprisiug. The imprisonment, indictment, court, jury, author with great skill. He eludes justice, and flies to hell, witnesses, verdict, sentence-all is in the same order as if to meditate new mischief. Ah! where is the believer who is written by my Lord Chief Justice. What a contrast is here at all times wholly free from the assaults of this arch-rebel? exhibited to the behaviour of the judge and jury in the trial Where is the Christian who has not occasion to say, and that of Faithful, in the ‘Pilgrim's Progress I' That was brutal, as with tears, 'Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief ??— the then Judge Jeffries; this dignified and constitutional, as (Burder.) the present Judge Campbell. Thanks be unto God for so 4 The conversion of sinners, which is daily and hourly vast a reformation, clearly foreseen by Bunyan.—(Ed.) creating joy among the angels in heaven and saints on earth,

% What a blessed season! no unbelief to be found at that adds to the torments of Diabolus and his host in hell, and of time in Mansoul. Christian, call to mind the time when all his slaves in the world.—(ED.) Christ led you into his banqueting-house, and his banner over • The cross, in the market-place of most towns, was the Fo' was love; you could find no unbelief then. Alas! the place of public proclamations and executions. The slaying of troubler inakes his appearance again quite soon enough.— our sins at the cross, denotes that they are to be publicly (ED.)

abandoned, so that the Christian becomes a living epistle, Unbelief, that giant sin, was apprehended and condemned “known and read of all men.' 2 Co. ïï. 2.-(ED.)



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that by Mansoul, in most solemn manner. Ro. vi. said, morcover, to show them that they by this

For the Prince said that this should be should not be losers, nor their town weakened by done by the hand of the town of Mansoul, that I the loss of them, that he would make them may see, said he, the forwardness of my now re- another captain, and that of one of

He promises to deemed Mansoul to keep my word, and to do my themselves. And that this captain make them a commandments; and that I may bless Mansoul should be the ruler of a thousand, in doing this deed. Proof of sincerity pleases for the good and benefit of the now flourishing me weli; let Mansoul, therefore, first lay their town of Mansoul. hands upon these Diabolonians to destroy then. So he called one to him whose name was WaitGa. y. 24.

ing, and bid him go quickly up to the Castle-gate, So the town of Mansoul slew them according to and inquire there for one Mr. Experience, that: the word of their Prince; but when the prisoners waiteth upon that noble captain, the

Experience must were brought to the cross to die, you can hardly Captain Credence, and bid him come believe what troublesome work Mansoul had of it hither to me. So the messenger that to put the Diabolonians to death; for the men waited upon the good Prince Emmanuel went and knowing that they must die, and every of them said as he was commanded. having implacable enmity in their heart to Man- gentleman was waiting to see the captain train and soul, what did they but took courage at the cross, muster his men in the castle-yard. Then said and there resisted the men of the town of Mansoul? Mr. Waiting to him, Sir, the Prince would that The assistance Wherefore the men of Mansoul were you should come down to his Highness forthwith.

of mure grace, forced to cry out for help to the cap- So he brought him down to Emmanuel, and he tains and men of war. Now the great Shaddai came and made obeisance before him. Now tho had a secretary in the town, and he was a great men of the town knew Mr. Experience well, for he lover of the men of Mansoul, and he was at the was born and bred in the town of Man

The qualificaplace of execution also ; so he hearing the men soul; they also knew him to be a man

new captain. of Mansoul cry out against the strugglings and of conduct, of valour, and a person unruliness of the prisoners, rose up from his place, prudent in matters; he was also a comely person, and came and put his hands upon the hands of the well spoken, and very successful in his undertak

men of Mansoul.' So they crucified ings. Wherefore the hearts of the Mansoul takes Execution done.

the Diabolonians that had been a townsmen were transported with joy, plague, a grief, and an offence to the town of when they saw that the Prince himself was so Mansoul.? Ro. viii. 13.

taken with Mr. Experience, that he would needs

make him a captain over a band of men. [CHAPTER XI.]

So with one consent they bowed the knee before

Emmanuel, and with a shout said, Let Emmanuel (Contents:-Mr. Experience is made an officer—The charter live for ever. Then said the Prince to the young

of the town renewed, and enlarged with special privi- gentleman whose name was Mr. Experience, I have leges—The ministry of the gospel regularly established,


upon under the direction of the Secretary-Mr. Conscience thought good to confer

The thing told

to Mr. Experi. ordained a preacher, and his duty particularly specified place of trust and honour in this my Directions how to behave to the ministers—The inhabi- town of Mansoul; then the young tants clad in white, and receive many other distinguishing man bowed his head and worshipped. It is, said favours from the Prince—God’s-peace is appointed to Emmanuel, that thou shouldest be a captain, a rule— The unexampled felicity of the town.]

captain over a thousand men in my beloved town Now when this good work was done, the Prince of Mansoul. Then said the Captain, Let the King The

came down to see, to visit, and to live. So the Prince gave out orders forthwith to

speak comfortably to the men of Man- the King's Secretary, that he should His commission late them.

soul, and to strengthen their hands in draw up for Mr. Experience a commissuch work. And he said to them that by this sion, to make him a captain over a thousand men, act of theirs he had proved them, and found them and let it be brought to me, said he, that I may to be lovers of his person, observers of his laws, set too my seal. So it was done as it was comand such as had also respect to his honour. He manded. The commission was drawn up, brought

to Emmanuel, and he set his seal thereto. Then, This probably alludes to Elisha putting his hands upon the king's hands, when shooting the arrow of deliverance. 2 Ki. xiii. 16. The conquest and crucifixion of sin can never bodies, but crucifying the flesh, with its affections and lusts. be effected without Divine assistance. Prayer brings the aid But, indeed, our sins struggle much, and die hard; and our of the Holy Spirit; and thus we are enabled to conquer our own native strength is insufficient for their mortification. The sinful thoughts and propensities.—(ED.)

Spirit, therefore, is introduced, as helping in this work; for, 3 The greatest proof of our attachment to Christ is the If ye, through the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, destruction of our sins; not suffering them to reign in our ye shall live.' — (Burder.)

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