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Stupified Ones are worse then
guess that I am such a Man, since I came from such a place?
GREATH. I had heard of you before, by my Master, for be
knows all things that are done on the Earth: But I have often those merely wondered that any should come from your place; for your Town
is worse than the City of Destruction itself.
Hon. Yes, we lie more off from the Sun, and so are more cold and senseless; but was a Man in a Mountain of Ice, yet if the Sun of Righteousness will arise upon him, his frozen Heart shall feel a Thaw; and thus it hath been 10
Old Honest and Christiana talk.
GREATH. I believe it, Father Honest, I believe it, for I know the thing is true.
Then the old Gentleman saluted all the Pilgrims with a holy Kiss of Charity, and asked them of their Names, and how they had fared since they set out on their Pilgrimage.
Christ. Then said Christiana, My Name I suppose you have heard of, good Christian was my Husband, and these four were his Children. But can you think how the old Gentleman was taken, when she told them who she was ! 20 He skipp'd, he smiled, and blessed them with a thousand good Wishes, saying,
Hon. I have heard much of your Husband, and of his Travels and Wars which he underwent in his days. Be it spoken to your Comfort, the Name of your Husband rings all over these parts of the World. His Faith, his Courage, his Enduring, and his
Sincerity under all, kas made his Name Famous. Then he He also talks turned him to the Boys, and asked them of their Names,
which they told him; and then said he unto them, Matthew,
a Man of Faith and Prayer. Joseph, said he, be thou like Psal . 99 ő. Joseph in Potiphar's House, Chaste, and one that flies from
Temptation. And, James, be thou like James the Just, and like James the Brother of our Lord.
Then they told him of Mercy, and how she had left her Town and her Kindred to come along with Christiana, and with her Sons. At that the old Honest Man said, Mercy, is
thy Name? by Mercy shalt thou be sustained, and carried thorough all those Difficulties that shall assault thee in thy way; till thou shalt come thither where thou shalt look the Fountain of Mercy in the Face with Comfort.
All this while the Guide Mr. Great-heart, was very much pleased, and smiled upon his Companion.
Now as they walked along together, the Guide asked the Talk of one old Gentleman, if he did not know one Mr. Fearing that came ing: on Pilgrimage out of his Parts.
Hon. Yes, very well, said he; he was a Man that had the Root of the Matter in him, but he was one of the corriso most troublesome Pilgrims that ever I met with in all my days.
GREATH. I perceive you knew him, for you have given a very right Character of him.
Hon. Knew him! I was a great Companion of his, I was with him most an end; when he first began to think of what would come upon us hereafter, I was with him.
GREATH. I was his guide from my Master's House, to the 20 Gates of the Celestial City.
Hon. Then you knew him to be a troublesome one.
GREATH. I did so, but I could very well bear it: for Men of my Calling, are oftentimes intrusted with the Conduct of such as he was.
Hon. Well then, pray let us hear a little of him, and how he managed himself under your Conduct ?
GREATH. Why he was always afraid that he should come Mr. Fearshort of whither he had a desire to go. Every thing frightned troublesome
him that he heard any body speak of, that had but the least Pilgrimage. 30 appearance of Opposition in it. I hear that he lay roaring
at the Slough of Dispond for above a Month together, nor His bedurst he, for all he saw several go over before him, venture, the Sloughof tho' they, many of them, offered to lend him their Hand. Dispond. He would not go back again neither. The Celestial City, he said he should die if he came not to it, and yet was dejected at every Difficulty, and stumbled at every Straw that any body cast in his way. Well, after he had lain at the Slough of Dispond a great while, as I have told you; one
His behaviour at the Gate.
sunshine Morning, I do not know how, he ventured, and so
His behaviour at the Interpreter's Door.
encouraged at the Inter
be up and down about the Door, I went out to him, and asked what he was; but, poor man, the water stood in his Eyes. So I perceived what he wanted. I went therefore in, and told it in the House, and we shewed the thing to our Lord. So he sent me out again, to entreat him to come in, but I dare say I had hard work to do it. At last he came in, and I will say that for my Lord, he carried it wonderful lovingly to him. There were but a few good bits at the How he was
Table but some of it was laid upon his Trencher. Then he 10 presented the Note, and my Lord looked thereon and said his
Desire should be granted. So when he had been there a good He is a little while, he seemed to get some Heart, and to be a little more Comfortable. For my Master, you must know, is one of very preter's tender Bowels, specially to them that are afraid, wherefore he carried it so towards him, as might tend most to his Incouragement. Well, when he had had a sight of the things of the place, and was ready to take his Journey to go to the City, my Lord, as he did to Christian before, gave him a
Bottle of Spirits, and some comfortable things to eat. Thus 20 we set forward, and I went before him ; but the man was of few Words, only he would sigh aloud.
When we were come to where the three Fellows were He was hanged, he said, that he doubted that that would be his end afraid when also. Only he seemed glad when he saw the Cross and the he saw the Sepulchre. There I confess he desired to stay a little to Cheery when look; and he seemed for a while after to be a little Cheery. Cross. When we came at the Hill Difficulty, he made no stick at that, nor did he much fear the Lions: for you must know that his
Trouble was not about such things as those, his Fear was about 30 his Acceptance at last.
I got him in at the House Beautiful, I think before he was Dumpish at willing; also when he was in, I brought him acquainted with the Damsels that were of the Place, but he was ashamed to make himself much for Company; he desired much to be alone, yet he always loved good talk, and often would get behind the Screen to hear it; he also loved much to see antient Things, and to be pondering them in his Mind. He told me afterwards, that he loved to be in those two Houses
the house Beautiful.
He weni down into, and was very Pleasant in the Valley of Humiliation.
from which he came last, to wit, at the Gate, and that of the
When we went also from the House Beautiful, down the
Here he would lie down, embrace the Ground, and kiss the 10
every Morning by break of Day, tracing, and walking to and
But when he was come to the entrance of the Valley of the Much per. Shadow of Death, I thought I should have lost my Man; not the Valley of for that he had any Inclination to go back, that he always the Shadow abhorred, but he was ready to die for Fear. O, the Hob
goblins will have me, the Hobgoblins will have me, cried he;
But this I took very great notice of, that this Valley was as
It would be too tedious to tell you of all; we will therefore only mention a Passage or two more.
When he was come at Vanity Fair, I thought he would have fought with all the Vanity Fair.
men in the Fair, I feared there we should both have been 30
And here also I took notice of what was very remarkable,
His beha. viour at