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field tomorrow, was like oil to a flaming fire; for on the other hand, upon the same company, also; of a long time they had been at a distance, they so they put them to great disorder. Now Captherefore were for this the more earnest and tain Goodhope had engaged the Voca- Goodhope desirous of the work. So, as I said, the hour tion-doubters, and they were sturdy

ergaged. being come, Captain Credence, with the rest of men, but the captain was a valiant man. Captain They draw ont the men of war, drew out their forces Experience did also send him sone aid, so he made into the field.

before it were day by the sally-port of the Vocation-doubters to retreat. The rest of the the town. And being all ready, Captain Credence armies were botly engaged, and that on every side, went up to the head of the army, and gave to the and the Diaboloninns did fight stoutly. Then did my rest of the captains the word, and so they to their Lord Secretary command that the slings from the

under-officers and soldiers. The word castle should be played, and his men

was, The sword of the Prince Em-could throw stones at an hair's breadth. tary engaged. manuel, and the shield of Captain Credence, which But after a while, those that were made to fly is, in the Mansoulian tongue, The word of God and before the captains of the Prince did begin to rally faith. Then the captains fell on, and began roundly again, and they came up stoutly upon to front, and flank, and rear Diabolus's camp.? the rear of the Prince's army, where

Now they left Captain Experience in the town, fore the Prince's army began to fuint, but remembecause he was yet ill of his wounds which the bering that they should see the face of their Prince Captain Expe.

Diabolonians had given him in the by and by, they took courage, and a very fierce rience will fight last fight. But when he perceived battle was fought. Then shouted the captains,

his that the captains were at it, what saying, The sword of the Prince Emcrutches.

A fierce fight. does he, but, calling for his crutches manuel and the shield of Captain Crewith haste, gets up, and away he goes to the dence, and with that Diabolus gave back, thinking battle, saying, Shall I lie here when my brethren that more aid had been come. But no Emmanuel are in the fight? and when Emmanuel the Prince as yet appeared; moreover, the battle did hang in will show himself in the field to his servants? But doubt, and they made a little retreat

They both retreat, when the enemy saw the man come with his on both sides. Now, in the time of and, in the time

of respite, Capcrutches, they were daunted yet the more; for, respite, Captain Credence bravely enthought they, what spirit has possessed these couraged his men to stand to it, and makes a speech Mansoulians that they fight us upon their crutches! Diabolus did the like as well as he Well, the captains, as I said, fell on, and did could. But Captain Credence made a brave speech bravely handle their weapons, still crying out and to his soldiers, the contents whereof here followshouting, as they laid on blows, The sword of the Gentlemen soldiers, and my brethren in this Prince Emmanuel, and the shield of Captain design, it rejoiceth me much to see in the field for Credence.?

our Prince this day, so stout and so valiant an Now when Diabolus saw that the captains were army, and such faithful lovers of Mansoul. You come out and that so valiantly they surrounded his have hitherto, as hath become you, shown yourmen, he concluded, that for the present, nothing selves men of truth and courage against the Diafrom them was to be looked for but blows, and the bolonian forces, so that, for all their boast, they dints of their two-edged sword.

have not yet much cause to boast of their gettings. Wherefore he also falls on upon the Prince's Now take to yourselves your wonted courage, and army with all his deadly force. So the battle was show yourselves men even this once only, for in a

joined. Now who was it that at first few minutes after the next engagement this time, The battle joined.

Diabolus met with in the fight, but you shall see your Prince show himself in the field, Captain Credence on the one hand, and the Lord for we must make this second assault upon this

Will-be-will on the other; now Will- tyrant Diabolus, and then Emmanuel comes. engaged. be-will's blows were like the blows of No sooner had the captain made this speech to a giant, for that man had a strong arm, and he his soldiers, but one Mr. Speedy came post to the fell in upon the Election-doubters—for they were captain from the Prince, to tell him that Enthe life guard of Diabolus—and he kept them in manuel was at hand. This news, when the capplay a good while, cutting and battering shrewdly. tain had received, he communicated to the other

Now when Captain Credence saw my field-officers, and they again to their soldiers and engaged. Lord engaged, he did stoutly fall on,

Kept by the power of God through Faith unto salvation.'

1 Pe. i. 5.-(ED.) 1 How heartily, or, as Bunyan says, 'roundly,' can we fight 3. Dints,' blows or strokes.-(Ed.) our implacable foes, when thus armed with the Word of God, 4 Election-doubters are the devil's life-guard. When the the sword of Emmanuel, and faith'—the shield of Credence i will, strengthened by faith, attacks them, they are put into These are invincible weapons when the Holy Spirit enables us disorder, but not destroyed. These doubts are first attacked, to use them.—(ED.)

for until they are routed the soul has no peace.—(ED.)

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men of war. Wherefore, like men raised from the selves to go to the town, they went then to go up dead, so the captains and their men arose, made to Mansoul, they, the Prince, with all the new up to the enemy, and cried as before, The sword forces that now he had brought with him to the of the Prince Emmanuel, and the shield of Captain war. Also all the gates of the town were set open Credence.

for his reception, so glad were they of his blessed The Diabolonians also bestirred themselves and return. And this was the manner and order of made resistance as well as they could, but in this this going of his into Mansoul. last engagement the Diabolonians lost their courage, First, as I said, all the gates of the town wero and

many of the Doubters fell down dead to the set open, yea the gates of the castle also ; the ground. Now when they had been in heat of elders too of the town of Mansoul placed thembattle about an hour or more, Captain Credence selves at the gates of the town to salute him at lift up his eyes and behold Emmanuel his entrance thither; and so they did, The manner of

his going in. came, and he came with colours flying, trumpets for as he drew near and approached sounding, and the feet of his men scarce touched towards the gates, they said, ' Lift up your heads, the ground, they hasted with that celerity towards O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; When the enemy

the captains that were engaged. and the King of glory shall come in.' And they is betwixt Christ Then did Credence wind with his answered again, “Who is the King of glory?' down they go to men to the townward, and gave to and they made return to themselves, The Lord

Diabolus the field. So Emmanuel strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. came upon him on the one side, and the enemies Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up place was betwixt them both, then again they fell ye everlasting doors.' Ps. xxiv. 7–9. to it afresh, and now it was but a little while more Secondly, It was ordered also by those of Manbut Emmanuel and Captain Credence met, still soul, that all the way from the town-gates to those trampling down the slain as they came.

of the castle, bis blessed Majesty should be enterBut when the captains saw that the Prince was tained with the song, by them that had could best come, and that he fell upon the Diabolonians on skill in music in all the town of Mansoul; then did the other side, and that Captain Credence and his the elders and the rest of the men of Mansoul Highness had got them up betwixt them, they answer one another as Emmanuel entered the shouted, they so shouted that the ground rent town, till he came at the castle-gates, with

songs again, saying, The sword of Emmanuel and the and sound of trumpets, saying, “They have seen shield of Captain Credence. Now when Diabolus thy goings, O God, even the goings of my God, saw that he and his forces were so hard beset by my King, in the sanctuary.' So the singers the Prince and his princely army, what does he, went before, the players on instruments followed and the lords of the pit that were with him, but after; among them were the damsels playing with The victory falls make their escape and foresake their timbrels.' Ps. lxviii. 25. to Emmanuel, and to his men, army, and leave them to fall by the Thirdly, Then the captains—for I would speak who slay all.

hand of Emmanuel, and of his noble a word of them—they in their order waited on Captain Credence; so they fell all down slain the Prince as he entered into the gates of Manbefore them, before the Prince, and before his soul. Captain Credence went before, and Caproyal army; there was not left so much as one tain Goodhope with him; Captain Charity came doubter alive, they lay spread upon the ground behind with other of his companions, and Captain dead men, as one would spread dung upon the Patience followed after all, and the rest of tho land. 1

captains—some on the right hand, some on the left When the battle was over all things came into -accompanied Emmanuel into Mansoul. And all order in the camp; then the captains and elders of the while the colours were displayed, the trunpets Mansoul came together to salute Emmanuel, while sounded, and continual shoutings were among the without the corporation ; so they saluted him and soldiers. The Prince himself rode into the town in welcomed him, and that with a thousand welcomes, bis arınour, which was all of beaten gold, and in Mansoul salutes Song viii. 1, for that he was come to the his chariot, the pillars of it were of silver, tho blues

, Prince reiter borders of Mansoul again; so he smiled bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it was of hinsels to go into upon them and said, Peace be to you, purple, the midst thereof being paved with love [Jn, xx. 19.) Then they addressed them for the daughters of the town of Mansoul.

Fourthly, When the Prince was come to the The presence of the Lord decides the contest. Doubts entrance of Mansoul, he found all the streets and fears cannot stand before the gracious manifestation of strewed with lilies and flowers, curiously decked himself to the soul.

with boughs and branches from the Good and joyful • But if Emmanuel's face appear, My hope, my joy begins;

green trees that stood round about thoughts. His name forbids my slavish fear, llis grace removes my sins.'-(Burucr.)

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who had adorned every one their fore-part against When Enmanuel the Prince had done all these their house, with something of variety and singular things for the famous town of Mansoul, then he excellency to entertain him withall as he passed in said unto them, first, Wash your garments, then the streets; they also themselves, as Emmanuel put on your ornaments, and then come to me into passed by, did welcome him with shouts and ac- the castle of Mansoul. Ex. ix. 8. So they went to clamations of joy, saying, Blessed be the Prince the fountain that was set open for Judah and Jer. that cometh in the name of his Father Shaddai.1 usalem to wash in, Zec. xiii. 1, and there they washed,

Fifthly, At the castle-gates the elders of Man and there they made their garments white, and soul, to wit, the Lord Mayor, the Lord Will-be-came again to the Prince into the castle, and thus will, the subordinate Preacher, Mr. Knowledge, they stood before him. Re. vii. 14, 15. Mr. Mind, with other of the gentry of the place, And now there was music and dancing througlio saluted Emmanuel again. They bowed before out the whole town of Mansoul, and that because him, they kissed the dust of his feet, they thanked, their Prince had again granted to them his prcthey blessed, and praised his Highness for not sence and the light of his countenance, the bells taking advantage against them for their sins, but also did ring, and the sun shone comfortably upon rather had pity upon them in their misery, and them for a great while together. 4 returned to them with mercies, and to build up The town of Mansoul did also now more throughly their Mansoul for ever. Thus was he had up seek the destruction and ruin of all remaining Diastraightway to the castle ; for that was the royal bolonians that abode in the walls and the dens that palace, and the place where his honour was to they had in the town of Mansoul, for there was of dwell; the which was ready prepared for his them that had to this day escaped with life and Highness by the presence of the Lord Secretary limb from the hand of their suppressors in the and the work of Captain Credence. So he entered famous town of Mansoul." in.

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now, than he had wickedness by which they had forced him out of and pursue them to the death; he the town. So they, when they were come, bowed pursued them night and day, and did themselves to the ground seven times, they also put them now to sore distress, as will afterwards wept, they wept aloud, and asked forgiveness of appear. the Prince, and prayed that he would again, as After things were thus far put into order in the of old, confirm his love to Mansoul.

famous town of Mansoul, care was taken and order To the which the great Prince replied, Weep given by the blessed Prince Emmanuel, that the not, but ‘go your way, eat the fat and drink the townsmen should, without further delay, appoint sweet, and send portions unto them for whom some to go forth into the plain to bury Orders given out nought is prepared - for the joy of the Lord is the dead that were there—the dead to bury the your strength.' Ne. viii. 10. I am returned to that fell by the sword of Emmanuel Mansoul with mercies, and my name shall be set and by the shield of the Captain Credence-lest up, exalted, and magnified by it. He also took the fumes and ill savours that would arise from these inhabitants and kissed them, and laid them them might infect the air, and so annoy the famous in his bosom,

town of Mansoul. This also was a reason of this Moreover, he gave to the elders of Mansoul, and order, to wit, that as much as in Mansoul lay, they The lioly con

to each town-officer, a chain of gold might cut off the name, and being, and remembrance ceptions of and a signet. He also sent to their of those enemies from the tlrought of the famous Mansoul

wives, ear-rings, and jewels, and town of Mansoul and its inhabitants. Young and ten.

bracelets, and other things. Ile also So order was given out by the Lord Mayor

holy bestowed upon the true-born children that wise and trusty friend of the town of Mansoul thoughts."

of Mansoul many precious things. —that persons should be employed about this How gladly is Jesus received ! None but those who have experienced it can tell how delightful and welcome is his 3 The side notes are Bunyan's key to the text, which, he presence to the soul that has long been vexed with an army of says, doubts. O let us beware of sin and unbelief, which caused

Lieth there in the window.' him to withdraw and the doubts to enter. Well may the soul See last lines of his address ‘To the Reader.'—(ED.) be humbled in the dust in the recollection of its backsliding. • Though comforts are cheering, let not the believer rest in --(Burder.) Strewing the streets with flowers, and decorating them, neither be high-minded, but fear; looking to Jesus for the fronts of the houses, was customary, in Bunyan's time, in strength and grace to persevere.—(Mason.) all royal processions.-(ED.)

6. The joy of the Lord is our strength. When this is Giving them the Holy Ghost; · purifying their hearts possessed, there will be a double diligcuce in searching out by faith.' Ac. xv. 8, 9.-(Ed.)

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necessary business; and Mr. Godly-fear and one Mr. I buried as before related, to the exceeding great joy Upright were to be overseers about this matter; so of the now famous town of Mansoul. They that persons were put under them to work in the fields buried them, buried also with them their arms, and to bury the slain that lay dead in the plains. which were cruel instruments of death, their weaAnd these were their places of employment—some pons were arrows, darts, mauls, firewere to make the graves, some to bury the dead, brands, and the like; they buried also and some were to go to and fro in the plains, and their armour, their colours, banners, also round about the borders of Mansoul, to see if with the standard of Diabolus, and what else Not a skull, or a

a skull, or a bone, or a piece of a soever they could find that did but smell of a bone, or a piece bone of a Doubter was yet to be Diabolonian Doubter. 1 Duulter to be left seen above ground anywhere near unburied. the corporation; and if any were

[CHAPTER XVII.] found, it was ordered that the searchers that

[CONTENTS:-A new army of Bloodmen, or persecutors, atsearched should set up a mark thereby, and a

tack the town, but are surrounded by the Mansoulians, sign, that those that were appointed to bury them

headed by Faith and Patience—The examination of some might find it, and bury it out of sight, that the of the leaders—Evil-questioning entertains some of the name and remembrance of a Diabolonian Doubter Doubters, but is discovered by Diligence - The principal might be blotted out from under heaven. And Doubters tried, convicted, and executed.] that the children, and they that were to be born Now when the tyrant was arrived at Hell-gatein Mansoul, might not know, if possible, what a hill, with his old friend Incredulity, they imskull, what a bone, or a piece of a bone of a mediately descended the den, and having there, Doubter was.

with their fellows, for a while condoled their misSo the buriers, and those that were appointed fortune and great loss that they sustained against for that purpose, did as they were commanded, the town of Mansoul, they fell at length into a they buried the Doubters, and all the skulls and passion, and revenged they would be for the loss bones, and pieces of bones of Doubters wherever that they sustained before the town of Mansoul, they found them, and so they cleansed the plains. wherefore they presently call a council The tyrant reNow also Mr. God's-peace took up his commission to contrive yet further what was to be and acted again as in former days.

done against the famous town of ManThus they buried, in the plains about Mansoul, soul; for their yawning paunches could not wait the Election-doubters, the Vocation-doubters, the to see the result of their Lord Lucifer's and their Grace-doubters, the Perseverance-doubters, the Lord A pollyon's counsel that they had given before, Resurrection-doubters, the Salvation-doubters, and for their raging gorge thought every day even as the Glory-doubters, whose captains were Captain long as a short-for-ever, until they were filled with Rage, Captain Cruel, Captain Damnation, Captain the body and soul, with the flesh and bones, and Insatiable, Captain Brimstone, Captain Torment, with all the delicates of Mansoul. They therefore Captain Noease, Captain Sepulchre, and Captain resolve to make another attempt upon the town of Pasthope, and old Incredulity was under Diabolus Mansoul, and that by an army mixed, and mado their general; there were also the seven heads of up, partly of Doubters and partly of Bloodmen.? their

army, and they were the Lord Beelzebub, the A more particular account now take of both. Lord Lucifer, the Lord Legion, the Lord Apollyon, The Doubters are such as have their name from the Lord Python, the Lord Cerberus, and the Lord their nature, as well as from the lord Belial. But the princes and the captains, with old and kingdom where they are born ; Doubters and

Bloodmen. Incredulity their general, did all of them make their nature is to put a question upon their escape, so their men fell down slain by the every one of the truths of Emmanuel, and their power of the Prince's forces, and by the hands of country is called, The Land of Doubting, and that the men of the town of Mansoul. They also were land lieth off, and furthest remote to the north,

between the Land of Darkness and that called the * Thus was the victory completed, and by this we are taught that doubts of the love of Christ, contrary to the declarations 2 Poor Mansoul, having by grace overcome his doubts and of his Word, should be utterly suppressed, as being infinitely fears, having died to sin and risen again to newness of life, is dishonourable to our faithful covenant God, and unspeakably now fit to comfort his brethren in church fellowship. As the pernicious to our own souls. — (Burder.) Still we are not to Pilgrim was frighted by the lions before the house Beautiful, forget the danger of their rising from the tomb again to dis

to prevent his entering into communion with a church, so here tress us, unless we are found constantly watchful and prayerful, they suffer persecution from these lions, here called BloodWhen Greatheart and the Pilgrims had killed Despair, and men, and an appropriate title it is for all persecutors. All destroyed Doubting Castle, and are rejoicing over the ruins, those who enforce human laws to compel our presence at, or Bunyan thus warns them

support to, any form of worship, are bloodmen. Bless God “Though Doubting Castle be demolished,

that they can only scratch us now; but if they had the power, And the Giant Despair hath lost his head, Sin can rebuild the castle, make it remain,

the same spirit that yow scratches would devour the saints of And make Despair, the giant, live again.'--(ED.)

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Valley of the Shadow of Death. For though the command, and the names of their captains were, Land of Darkness, and that called the Land of Captain Cain, Captain Nimrod, Cap- The captains of of the country of the Shadow of Death, be sometimes tain Ishmael, Captain Esau, Captain the Doubters, and of the Bloodmen,

called as if they were one and the Saul, Captain Absalom, Captain Judas, and Capwhere they lie. self-same place, yet indeed they are tain Pope. two, lying but a little way asunder, and the Land 1. Captain Cain was over two bands, to wit, of Doubting points in, and lieth between them. the zealous and the angry Bloodmen; his standardThis is the Land of Doubting, and these that came bearer bear the red colours, and his escutcheon was with Diabolus to ruin the town of Mansoul are the the murdering club. Ge. iv. 8. natives of that country.

2. Captain Nimrod was captain over two bands, The Bloodmen are a people that have their to wit, the tyrannical and encroaching Bloodmen ; name derived from the malignity of their nature, his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his and from the fury that is in them to execute it upon escutcheon was the great blood-hound. Ge. I. 8. the town of Mansoul; their land lieth under the 3. Captain Ishmael was captain over two bands, Dog-star, and by that they are governed as to to wit, over the mocking and scornful Bloodmen; their intellectuals.

his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his The name of their country is the Province of escutcheon was one mocking at Abraham's Isaac. Loath-good, the remote parts of it are far distant Ge. xxi. 9, 10. from the Land of Doubting, yet they do both but 4. Captain Esau was captain over two bands, and bound upon the hill called Hell-gate-bill. to wit, the Bloodmen that grudged that another These people are always in league with the should have the blessing, also over the Bloodmen Doubters, for they jointly do make question of the that are for executing their private revenge upon faith and fidelity of the men of the town of Man- others; his standard-bearer bare the red colours, soul, and so are both alike qualified for the service and his escutcheon was one privately lurking to of their prince.

murder Jacob. Ge. xxvii. 42–45. Now of these two countries did Diabolus, by the 5. Captain Saul was captain over two bands, to The number of his beating of his drum, raise another wit, the groundlessly jealous, and the devilishly

army against the town of Mansoul, furious Bloodmen; his standard-bearer bear the of five and twenty thousand strong. There were red colours, and his escutcheon was three bloody ten thousand Doubters and fifteen thousand Blood- darts cast at harmless David. 1 Sa. xviii. 10; xix. 10; X. 53. men, and they were put under soveral captains for 6. Captain Absalom was captain over two the war, and old Incredulity was again made bands, to wit, over the Bloodmen that will kill a general of the army.

father or a friend for the glory of this world, also As for the Doubters, their captains were five over those Bloodmen that will hold one fair in of the seven that were heads of the last Diabo- hand with words, till they shall have pierced him lonian

army, and these are their names, Captain with their swords; his standard-bearer did bare Beelzebub, Captain Lucifer, Captain Apollyon, the red colours, and his escutcheon was the son Captain Legion, and Captain Cerberus, and the a-pursuing his father's blood. ? Sa. xv., xvi., xvii. captains that they had before were some of

7. Captain Judas was over two bands, to wit, them made lieutenants, and some ensigns in the the Bloodmen that will sell a man's life for money, army.

and those also that will betray their friend with a But Diabolus did not count that in this expedi- kiss; his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and tion of his, these Doubters would prove his principal | his escutcheon was thirty pieces of silver and the His chief strength men, for their manhood had been halter. Mat. xxvi. 14–16. lies in the Blood tried before, also the Mansoulians 8. Captain Pope was captain over one band, for

had put them to the worst, only he all these spirits are joined in one under him; his did bring them to multiply a number, and to help, standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his if need was, at a pinch; but his trust he put in escutcheon was the stake, the flame, and the good his Bloodmen, for that they were all rugged vil man in it. Re. xiii. 7, 8. Da. xi. 38. lains, and he knew that they had done feats here- Now the reason why Diabolus did so soon rally tofore. 1

another force after he had been beaten out of the As for the Bloodmen, they also were under field was, for that he put mighty confidence in his

army of Bloodmen, for he put a great deal of The Bloodren, or persecutors, are all rugged villains; more trust in them than he did before they are strengthened by new doubts arising from persecution in his army of Doubters, though they of the Bloodfor Christ's sake. From For's Martyrs Bunyan had obtained had also often done great service for a good estinate of their character. Persecutor

, read your him in the strengthening of him in his character-a rugged villain, a mastiff who would fasten upon relative, prince, and even the Prince of princes.—(Ed.) kingdom. But these Bloodmen ho had proved

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