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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Bunyan. (1628–1688)
 
 
1
    And so I penned
It down, until at last it came to be,
For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Apology for his Book.
2
    Some said, “John, print it;” others said, “Not so.”
Some said, “It might do good;” others said, “No.”
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Apology for his Book.
3
    The name of the slough was Despond.
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
4
    Every fat must stand upon his bottom. 1
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
5
    Dark as pitch. 2
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
6
    It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where ’t is kept is lighter than vanity.
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
7
    The palace Beautiful.
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
8
    They came to the Delectable Mountains.
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part i.
9
    Some things are of that nature as to make
One’s fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache.
          The Author’s Way of sending forth his Second Part of the Pilgrim.
10
    He that is down needs fear no fall. 3
          Pilgrim’s Progress. Part ii.
 
Note 1.
Every tub must stand upon its bottom.—Charles Macklin: The Man of the World, act i. sc. 2. [back]
Note 2.
Ray: Proverbs. John Gay: The Shepherd’s Week. Wednesday. [back]
Note 3.
See Butler, Quotation 36. [back]
 

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