John Bunyan

The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World to That Which is to Come

Now as Christian went on his way, he came to a little ascent, which was cast up on purpose that Pilgrims might see before them. Up there therefore Christian went, and looking forward he saw Faithful before him, upon his journey. Then said Christian aloud, Ho, Ho, So-ho; stay and I will be your companion. At that Faithful looked behind him, to whom Christian crayed again, stay, stay, till I come up to you, but Faithful answered, No, I am upon my life, and the Avenger of Blood is behind me. At this Christian was somewhat moved, and putting too all his strength, he quickly got up with Faithful and did also over-run him, so the last was first. Than did Christian vain gloriously smile, because he had gotten the start of his brother: but not taking good heed to his feet, he suddenly stumbled and fell, and could not rise again, until Faithful came up to help him.

Then I saw in my Dream, they very lovingly on together; and sweet discourse of all things that had happened to them in their Pilgrimage.

John Bunyan. The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World to That Which is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream wherein is Discovered, The Manner of his Setting out, his Dangerous Journey and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. (1679 Poultrey)

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