Studies in the English of Bunyan

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1872 - 142

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Strona 66 - I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back. I looked, and saw him open the book, and read therein; and, as he read, he wept, and trembled; and, not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, What shall I do?
Strona 40 - But before I had got thus far out of these ' my temptations, I did greatly long to see some ' ancient godly man's experience, who had writ ' some hundreds of years before I was born ; for ' those who had writ in our days, I thought, but I ' desire them now to pardon me, that they had writ ' only that which others felt, or else had, through ' the strength of their wits and parts, studied tu ' answer siich objections as they perceived others ' were perplexed with, without going down them
Strona 83 - AS I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep : and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags,' standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back.
Strona 135 - Now Giant Despair had a wife, and her name was Diffidence; so when he was gone to bed, he told his wife what he had done, to wit, that he had taken a couple of prisoners, and cast them into his dungeon for trespassing on his grounds. Then he asked her also what he had best to do further to them.
Strona 35 - Look at the generations of old, and see : did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded ? or did any abide in His fear, and was forsaken ? or whom did He ever despise, that called upon Him...
Strona 61 - The style of Bunyan is delightful to every reader, and invaluable as a study to every person who wishes to obtain a wide command over the English language. The vocabulary is the vocabulary of the common people. There is not an expression, if we except a u 3 few technical terms of theology, which would puzzle the rudest peasant.
Strona 61 - There is no book in our literature, on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old, unpolluted English language ; no book which shows so well, how rich that language is, in its own proper wealth, and how little it has been improved by all that it has borrowed.
Strona 18 - For my descent then, it was, as is well known by many, of a low and inconsiderable generation ; my father's house being of that rank that is meanest and most despised of all the families in the land.
Strona 27 - But how it came to pass, I know not; I did from this time forward, so leave my swearing, that it was a great wonder to myself to observe it; and whereas before I knew not how to speak unless I put an oath before, and another behind, to make my words have authority; now I could, without it, speak better, and with more pleasantness than ever I could before.
Strona 30 - Thus, therefore, when I had heard and considered what they said, I left them, and went about my employment again, but their talk and discourse went with me; also my heart would tarry with them, for I was greatly affected with their words, both because by them I was convinced that I wanted the true tokens of a truly godly man, and also, because by them I was convinced of the happy and blessed condition of him that was such a one.

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