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That which is to come
Deliver'd under the Simtitude of a
Wherein is Discover'd
A N D
By JOHN BUNYAN
2dditions of New Cuts.
Licensed and Entred according to Order.
營塔塔莎强势登登赞誉资矮珍带资费 The Author's Apology for his Book.
HEN at the first I took my Pen in Hand,
Thus for to write, I did not understand That Kay all should make a little Book In sucht Mode Nay, I had undertook
1 To make anothies, which, when almost done, Before I was aware, I this begun';
And thus it was I wijding of the Way And Race of Saints in this our Gospel Day. Feld suddenly into an Allegory About their journey, and the Way to Glory, In more than Twenty Things, which I let down This done, I Twenty more had in my Crown And they again began to multiply, Like Sparks that from the Coals of Fire do fly. Nay then thought I, if that you breed so fast, I'll put you by yourselves, left you af laft Id
prove ad Infinitun, and cat out, Rook' that I already am about.
þ I did, but yet I did dot think w to all the World my Pen and Ink h a Mode, I only thought to make new not what : Nor did I undertake Chereby to please my Neighbours ; no not I, I did it my own self to gratify.
"Neither did I but vacant Seasons spend In this my Scribble ; Nor did I intend But to divert myself in doing this, From worser Thoughts which make me do amiss. Thus- I fet Pen te Paper with Delight, And quickly had my Thoughts in black and white For having now my Method by the End, Still as I pulpd, it came; and fo I penn'd
It down, until it came at laft to be
Now I was in a Straight, and did not fee
For, thought I, fome I fee would have it done, Though others in that Channel dɔ not run; To prove then who advised for the beft, Thus I thought fit to put it to the Teft.
I farther thought, if now I did deny Those that would have it, thus to gratify; I did not know but hinder them I might Of that which would to them be great Delights For thofe which were not for it's coming forth, faid to them, Offend you I am both: Yet fince your Brethren pleafed with it be, Forbear to judge, till you do further fee.
If that you will not read it, let it alone,
May I not write in fuch a Stile as this?