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John Bunyan (1628–1688).  The Pilgrim’s Progress.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Pilgrim’s Progress, in the Similitude of a Dream; The Second Part
 
Paras. 500–599
 
 
  Great-heart.  The Woman is the Wife of one Christian a Pilgrim of former times, and these are his four Children. The Maid is one of her Acquaintance, one that she hath persuaded to come with her on Pilgrimage. The Boys take all after their Father, and covet to tread in his steps; yea, if they do but see any place where the old Pilgrim hath lain, or any print of his foot, it ministreth joy to their hearts, and they covet to lie or tread in the same.  500
Mark this

  Gaius.  Then said Gaius, Is this Christian’s Wife? and are these Christian’s Children? I knew your Husband’s Father, yea, also his Father’s Father. Many have been good of this stock, their Ancestors dwelt first at Antioch. Christian’s Progenitors (I suppose you have heard your Husband talk of them) were very worthy men. They have above any that I know, shewed themselves men of great Vertue and Courage for the Lord of Pilgrims, his ways and them that loved him. I have heard of many of your Husband’s Relations that have stood all trials for the sake of the Truth. Stephen that was one of the first of the Family from whence your Husband sprang, was knocked o’ the head with Stones. James, another of this Generation, was slain with the edge of the Sword. To say nothing of Paul and Peter, men antiently of the Family from whence your Husband came, there was Ignatius who was cast to the Lions, Romanus whose flesh was cut by pieces from his bones, and Polycarp that played the man in the Fire. There was he that was hanged up in a Basket in the Sun for the Wasps to eat, and he whom they put into a Sack and cast him into the Sea to be drowned. ’Twould be impossible utterly to count up all of that Family that have suffered Injuries and Death for the love of a Pilgrim’s life. Nor can I but be glad to see that thy Husband has left behind him four such Boys as these. I hope they will bear up their Father’s name, and tread in their Father’s steps, and come to their Father’s end.  501
Of Christian’s ancestors

  Great-heart.  Indeed Sir, they are likely Lads, they seem to chuse heartily their Father’s ways.  502
  Gaius.  That is it that I said, wherefore Christian’s Family is like still to spread abroad upon the face of the ground, and yet to be numerous upon the face of the earth. Wherefore let Christiana look out some Damsels for her Sons, to whom they may be betrothed, &c. that the name of their Father and the house of his Progenitors may never be forgotten in the world.  503
Advice to Christiana about her boys

  Hon.  ’Tis pity this Family should fall and be extinct.  504
  Gaius.  Fall it cannot, but be diminished it may; but let Christiana take my advice, and that’s the way to uphold it.  505
  And Christiana, said this Innkeeper, I am glad to see thee and thy friend Mercy together here, a lovely couple. And may I advise, take Mercy into a nearer Relation to thee. If she will, let her be given to Matthew thy eldest Son, ’tis the way to preserve you a Posterity in the earth. So this match was concluded, and in process of time they were married. But more of that hereafter.  506
Mercy and Matthew marry

  Gaius also proceeded and said, I will now speak on the behalf of Women, to take away their Reproach. For as Death and the Curse came into the world by a Woman; so also did Life and Health: God sent forth his Son, made of a Woman. Yea, to shew how much those that came after did abhor the act of their Mother, this sex in the Old Testament coveted Children, if happily this or that Woman might be the Mother of the Saviour of the World.  507
Why women of old so much desired children

  I will say again, that when the Saviour was come, Women rejoiced in him before either Man or Angel. I read not that ever any Man did give unto Christ so much as one Groat, but the Women followed him and ministered to him of their Substance. ’Twas a Woman that washed his Feet with Tears, and a Woman that anointed his Body to the Burial. They were Women that wept when he was going to the Cross, and Women that followed him from the Cross, and that sat by his Sepulchre when he was buried. They were Women that was first with him at his Resurrection-morn, and Women that brought tiding first to his Disciples that he was risen from the Dead. Women therefore are highly favoured, and shew by these things that they are sharers with us in the Grace of Life.  508
  Now the Cook sent up to signify that Supper was almost ready, and sent one to lay the Cloath, the Trenchers, and to set the Salt and Bread in order.  509
Supper ready

  Then said Matthew, The sight of this Cloath and of this forerunner of the Supper, begetteth in me a greater Appetite to my food than I had before.  510
  Gaius.  So let all ministring doctrines to thee in this life, beget in thee a greater desire to sit at the Supper of the great King in his Kingdom; for all Preaching Books and Ordinances here, are but as the laying of the Trenchers and as setting of Salt upon the Board, when compared with the Feast that our Lord will make for us when we come to his House.  511
What to be gathered from laying of the board with the cloth and trenchers

  So Supper came up, and first a Heave-shoulder and a Wave-breast was set on the Table before them, to shew that they must begin their meal with Prayer and Praise to God. The Heave-shoulder David lifted his Heart up to God with, and with the Wave-breast, where his Heart lay, with that he used to lean upon his Harp when he played. These two Dishes were very fresh and good, and they all at heartily well thereof.  512
  The next they brought up was a Bottle of Wine, red as Blood. So Gaius said to them, Drink freely, this is the Juice of the true Vine that makes glad the heart of God and Man. So they drank and were merry.  513
  The next was a dish of Milk well crumbed. But Gaius said, Let the Boys have that, that they may grow thereby.  514
A dish of milk

  Then they brought up in course a dish of Butter and Hony. Then said Gaius, Eat freely of this, for this is good to cheer up and strengthen your Judgments and Understandings. This was our Lord’s dish when he was a Child, Butter and Hony shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the Evil and chuse the Good.  515
Of hony and butter

  Then they brought them up a dish of Apples, and they were very good tasted Fruit. Then said Matthew, May we eat Apples, since they were such, by and with which the Serpent beguiled our first Mother?  516
A dish of apples

  Then said Gaius,
 
        Apples were they with which we were beguil’d,
Yet sin, not Apples, hath our souls defil’d.
Apples forbid, if eat, corrupts the Blood;
To eat such when commanded, does us good.
Drink of his Flagons, then, thou Church, his Dove,
And eat his Apples, who are sick of Love.
 
  517
  Then said Matthew, I made the scruple because I a while since was sick with eating of Fruit.  518
  Gaius.  Forbidden Fruit will make you sick, but not what our Lord has tolerated.  519
  While they were thus talking, they were presented with another dish, and ’twas a dish of Nuts. Then said some at the Table, Nuts spoil tender Teeth, specially the Teeth of Children; which when Gaius heard, he said,
 
        Hard Texts are Nuts (I will not call them cheaters)
Whose Shells do keep their Kernels from the Eaters.
Ope then the Shells, and you shall have the Meat,
They here are brought for you to crack and eat.
 
  520
A dish of nuts

  Then were they very merry, and sat at the Table a long time, talking of many things. Then said the old Gentleman, My good Landlord, while we are cracking your Nuts, if you please, do you open this Riddle:
 
        A man there was, tho’ some did count him mad,
The more he cast away the more he had.
 
  521
A riddle put forth by Old Honest

Then they all gave good heed, wondring what good Gaius would say; so he sat still a while, and then thus replied:
 
        He that bestows his Goods upon the Poor,
Shall have as much again, and ten times more.
 
  522
Gaius opens it

  Then said Joseph, I dare say Sir, I did not think you could a found it out.  523
Joseph wonders

  Oh, said Gaius, I have been trained up in this way a great while, nothing teaches like experience. I have learned of my Lord to be kind, and have found by experience that I have gained thereby. There is that scattereth, yet increaseth, and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to Poverty. There is that maketh himself Rich, yet hath nothing, there is that maketh himself Poor, yet hath great Riches.  524
  Then Samuel whispered to Christiana his Mother, and said, Mother, this is a very good man’s house, let us stay here a good while, and let my Brother Matthew be married here to Mercy before we go any further.  525
  The which Gaius the Host overhearing said, With a very good will, my Child.  526
  So they stayed there more than a month, and Mercy was given to Matthew to Wife.  527
Matthew and Mercy are married

  While they stayed here, Mercy, as her custom was, would be making Coats and Garments to the Poor, by which she brought up a very good report upon the Pilgrims.  528
  But to return again to our Story. After Supper the Lads desired a Bed, for that they were weary with travelling. Then Gaius called to shew them their chamber, but said Mercy, I will have them to Bed. So she had them to Bed, and they slept well. But the rest sat up all night, for Gaius and they were such suitable Company that they could not tell how to part. Then after much talk of their Lord, themselves, and their Journey, old Mr Honest, he that put forth the riddle to Gaius, began to nod. Then said Great-heart, What Sir, you begin to be drowsy, come, rub up, now here’s a Riddle for you. Then said Mr Honest, Let’s hear it.  529
The boys go to bed, the rest sit up

Old Honest nods

  Then said Mr Great-heart:
 
        He that will kill, must first be overcome;
Who live abroad would, first must die at home.
 
  530
A riddle

  Hah, said Mr Honest, it is a hard one, hard to expound, and harder to practise. But come Landlord, said he, I will if you please, leave my part to you, do you expound it, and I will hear what you say.  531
  No said Gaius, ’twas put to you, and ’tis expected that you should answer it.  532
  Then said the old Gentleman,
 
        He first by Grace must conquer’d be,
That Sin would mortify;
And who, that lives, would convince me,
Unto himself must die.
 
  533
The riddle opened

  It is right, said Gaius, good Doctrine and Experience teaches this. For First, until Grace displays itself, and overcomes the soul with its Glory, it is altogether without heart to oppose Sin. Besides, if Sin is Satan’s Cords by which the soul lies bound, how should it make resistance before it is loosed from that infirmity?  534
  Secondly, Nor will any that knows either Reason or Grace, believe that such a man can be a living Monument of Grace that is a Slave to his own Corruptions.  535
  And now it comes in my mind, I will tell you a Story worth the hearing. There were two men that went on Pilgrimage, the one began when he was young, the other when he was old. The young man had strong Corruptions to grapple with, the old man’s were decayed with the decays of nature. The young man trod his steps as even as did the old one, and was every way as light as he. Who now, or which of them, had their Graces shining clearest, since both seemed to be alike?  536
A question worth the minding

  Hon.  The young man’s, doubtless. For that which heads it against the greatest opposition, gives best demonstration that it is strongest. Specially when it also holdeth pace with that that meets not with half so much, as to be sure old age does not.  537
A comparison

  Besides, I have observed that old men have blessed themselves with this mistake, namely, taking the decays of Nature for a gracious Conquest over Corruptions, and so have been apt to beguile themselves. Indeed old men that are gracious are best able to give advice to them that are young, because they have seen most of the emptiness of things. But yet, for an old and a young to set out both together, the young one has the advantage of the fairest discovery of a work of Grace within him, tho the old man’s Corruptions are naturally the weakest.  538
A mistake

  Thus they sat talking till break of day. Now when the Family was up, Christiana bid her Son James that he should read a Chapter, so he read the 53d of Isaiah. When he had done, Mr Honest asked, why it was said that the Saviour is said to come out of a dry ground, and also that he had no form nor comeliness in him?  539
Another question

  Great-heart.  Then said Mr Great-heart, To the First I answer, Because the Church of the Jews, of which Christ came, had then lost almost all the Sap and Spirit of Religion. To the Second I say, the words are spoken in the person of the Unbelievers, who because they want that Eye that can see into our Prince’s Heart, therefore they judge of him by the meanness of his Outside. Just like those that know not that Precious Stones are covered over with a homely Crust, who when they have found one, because they know not what they have found, cast it again away as men do a common Stone.  540
  Well, said Gaius, now you are here, and since, as I know, Mr Great-heart is good at his Weapons, if you please, after we have refreshed ourselves, we will walk into the Fields to see if we can do any good. About a mile from hence there is one Slay-good, a Giant that doth much annoy the King’s High-way in these parts; and I know whereabout his Haunt is. He is Master of a number of Thieves. ’Twould be well if we could clear these parts of him.  541
Giant Slay-good assaulted and slain

  So they consented and went, Mr Great-heart with his Sword, Helmet and Shield, and the rest with Spears and Staves.  542
When they came to the place where he was, they found him with one Feeble-mind in his hands, whom his Servants had brought unto him, having taken him in the way. Now the Giant was rifling of him, with a purpose after that to pick his Bones, for he was of the nature of Flesh-eaters.  543
He is found with one Feeble-mind in his hands

  Well, so soon as he saw Mr Great-heart and his Friends at the Mouth of his cave with their Weapons, he demanded what they wanted?  544
  Great-heart.  We want thee, for we are come to revenge the quarrel of the many that thou hast slain of the Pilgrims, when thou hast dragged them out of the King’s High-way, wherefore come out of thy Cave. So he armed himself and came out, and to a Battle they went, and fought for above an hour and then stood still to take wind.  545
  Slay.  Then said the Giant, Why are you here on my ground?  546
  Great-heart.  To revenge the Blood of Pilgrims, as I also told thee before. So they went to it again, and the Giant made Mr Great-heart give back; but he came up again, and in the greatness of his mind he let fly with such stoutness at the Giant’s head and sides, that he made him let his Weapon fall out of his hand. So he smote him and slew him, and cut off his Head, and brought it away to the Inn. He also took Feeble-mind the Pilgrim, and brought him with him to his Lodgings. When they were come home, they shewed his head to the Family, and then set it up, as they had done others before, for a terror to those that should attempt to do as he hereafter.  547
One Feeble-mind rescued from the giant

  Then they asked Mr Feeble-mind how he fell into his hands?  548
  Feeble-mind.  Then said the poor man, I am a sickly man as you see, and, because Death did usually once a day knock at my door, I thought I should never be well at home; so I betook myself to a Pilgrim’s life, and have travelled hither from the Town of Uncertain, where I and my Father were born. I am a man of no strength at all of body, nor yet of mind; but would if I could, tho’ I can but crawl, spend my life in the Pilgrim’s way. When I came at the Gate that is at the head of the way, the Lord of that place did entertain me freely, neither objected he against my weakly looks, nor against my feeble-mind; but gave me such things that were necessary for my Journey, and bid me hope to the end. When I came to the house of the Interpreter, I received much kindness there, and because the Hill Difficulty was judged too hard for me, I was carried up that by one of his servants. Indeed I have found much relief from Pilgrims, tho’ none was willing to o so softly as I am forced to do; yet still as they came on, they bid me be of good cheer, and said that it was the will of their Lord that comfort should be given to the feeble-minded, and so went on their own pace. When I was come up to Assault Lane, then this Giant met with me, and bid me prepare for an Encounter; but alas, feeble one that I was, I had more need of a Cordial. So he came up and took me. I conceited he should not kill me. Also when he had got me into his Den, since I went not with him willingly, I believed I should come out alive again; for I have heard that not only any Pilgrim that is taken captive by violent hands, if he keeps heart-whole towards his Master, is by the Laws of providence to die by the hand of the Enemy. Robbed I looked to be, and robbed to be sure I am; but I am, as you see, escaped with Life, for the which I thank my King as Author, and you as the Means. Other brunts I also look for, but this I have resolved on, to wit, to run when I can, to go when I cannot run, and to creep when I cannot go. As to the main, I thank him that loves me, I am fixed. My way is before me, my Mind is beyond the River that has no Bridge, tho’ I am, as you see but of a feeble Mind.  549
How Feeble-mind came to be a pilgrim

Mark this

Mark this

  Hon.  Then said old Mr Honest, Have you not some time ago been acquainted with one Mr Fearing a Pilgrim?  550
  Feeble.  Acquainted with him, Yes. He came from the Town of Stupidity, which lieth four degrees to the northward of the City of Destruction, and as many off of where I was born; yet we were well acquainted, for indeed he was mine Uncle, my Father’s Brother. He and I have been much of a temper. He was a little shorter than I, but yet we were much of a complexion.  551
Mr Fearing, Mr Feeble-mind’s uncle

  Hon.  I perceive you know him, and I am apt to believe also that you were related one to another; for you have his whitely Look, a Cast like his with your eye, and your Speech is much alike.  552
Feeble-mind has some of Mr Fearing’s features

  Feeble.  Most have said so that have known us both, and besides, what I have read in him, I have for the most part found in myself.  553
  Gaius.  Come Sir, said good Gaius, be of good cheer, you are welcome to me and to my house, and what thou hast a mind to, call for freely; and what thou would’st have my servants to do for thee, they will do it with a ready mind.  554
Gaius comforts him

  Then said Mr Feeble-mind, This is unexpected Favour, and as the Sun shining out of a very dark Cloud. Did Giant Slay-good intend me this favour when he stopped me, and resolved to let me go no further? Did he intend that after he had rifled my Pockets, I should go to Gaius mine Host? Yet so it is.  555
Notice to be taken of Providence

  Now just as Mr Feeble-mind and Gaius was thus in talk, there comes one running and called at the door, and told, That about a mile and a half off there was one Mr Not-right a Pilgrim struck dead upon the place where he was with a Thunderbolt.  556
Tidings how one Not-right was slain with a thunderbolt, and Mr Feeble-mind’s comments upon it

  Feeble.  Alas, said Mr Feeble-mind, is he slain? He overtook me some days before I came so far as hither, and would be my Company-keeper. He also was with me when Slay-good the Giant took me, but he was nimble of his heels and escaped. But it seems he escaped to die, and I was took to live.
 
        What one would think doth seek to slay outright,
Ofttimes delivers from the saddest plight.
That very Providence whose face is Death,
Doth ofttimes to the lowly Life bequeath.
I taken was, he did escape and flee,
Hands cross’d gives Death to him, and Life to me.
 
  557
  Now about this time Matthew and Mercy were married. Also Gaius gave his Daughter Phebe to James, Matthew’s Brother, to Wife; after which time they yet stayed above ten days at Gaius’s house, spending their time and the seasons like as Pilgrims use to do.  558
  When they were to depart, Gaius made them a Feast, and they did eat and drink and were merry. Now the hour was come that they must be gone, wherefore Mr Great-heart called for a Reckoning. But Gaius told him that at his house it was not the custom for Pilgrims to pay for their Entertainment. He boarded them by the year, but looked for his pay from the good Samaritan, who had promised him at his return, whatsoever charge he was at with them faithfully to repay him. Then said Mr Great-heart to him,  559
The pilgrims prepare to go forward

How they greet one another at parting

  Great-heart. Beloved, thou dost faithfully whatsoever thou dost to the Brethren and to Strangers, which have borne witness of thy Charity before the Church; whom if thou (yet) bring forward on their Journey after a Godly sort, thou shalt do well.  560
  Then Gaius took his leave of them all, and of his Children, and particularly of Mr Feeble-mind. He also gave him something to drink by the way.  561
Gaius, his last kindness to Feeble-mind

  Now Mr Feeble-mind, when they were going out to the door, made as if he intended to linger. The which when Mr Great-heart espied, he said, Come Mr Feeble-mind, pray do you go along with us, I will be your Conductor, and you shall fare as the rest.  562
  Feeble.  Alas, I want a suitable Companion, you are all lusty and strong, but I, as you see, am weak. I chuse therefore rather to come behind, lest by reason of my many Infirmities I should be both a Burden to myself and to you. I am, as I said, a man of a weak and feeble mind, and shall be offended and made weak at that which others can bear. I shall like no Laughing, I shall like no gay Attire, I shall like no unprofitable Questions. Nay I am so weak a man, as to be offended with that which others have liberty to do. I do not yet know all the Truth. I am a very ignorant Christian man. Sometimes if I hear some rejoice in the Lord, it troubles me because I cannot do so too. It is with me as it is with a weak man among the strong, or as with a weak man among the strong, or as with a sick man among the healthy, or as a Lamp despised, (He that is ready to slip with his feet, is as a Lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.) So that I know not what to do.  563
Feeble-mind for going behind

His excuse for it

  Great-heart.  But Brother, said Mr Great-heart, I have it in Commission to comfort the feeble-minded, and to support the weak. You must needs go along with us; we will wait for you, we will lend you our help, we will deny ourselves of some things both opinionative and practical for your sake, we will not enter into doubtful disputations before you, we will be made all things to you rather than you shall be left behind.  564
Great-heart’s commission

A Christian spirit

  Now all this while they were at Gaius’s door; and behold as they were thus in the heat of their discourse Mr Ready-to-halt came by with his Crutches in his hand, and he also was going on Pilgrimage.  565
Promises

  Feeble.  Then said Mr Feeble-mind to him, Man, how camest thou hither? I was but just now complaining that I had not a suitable Companion, but thou art according to my wish. Welcome, welcome, good Mr Ready-to-halt, I hope thee and I may be some help.  566
Feeble-mind glad to see Ready-to-halt come by

  Ready-to-halt.  I shall be glad of thy Company, said the other; and good Mr Feeble-mind, rather than we will part, since we are thus happily met, I will lend thee one of my Crutches.  567
  Feeble.  Nay, said he, tho’ I thank thee for thy goodwill, I am not inclined to halt before I am lame. Howbeit, I think when occasion is, it may help me against a Dog.  568
  Ready.  If either myself or my Crutches can do thee a pleasure, we are both at thy command, good Mr Feeble-mind.  569
  Thus therefore they went on, Mr Great-heart and Mr Honest went before, Christiana and her Children went next, and Mr Feeble-mind and Mr Ready-to-halt came behind with his Crutches. Then said Mr Honest,  570
  Hon.  Pray Sir, now we are upon the Road, tell us some profitable things of some that have gone on Pilgrimage before us.  571
New talk

  Great-heart.  With a good will. I suppose you have heard how Christian of old did meet with Apollyon in the Valley of Humiliation, and also what hard work he had to go through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Also I think you cannot but have heard how Faithful was put to it with Madam Wanton, with Adam the First, with one Discontent, and Shame, four as deceitful Villains as a man can meet with upon the road.  572
First Part, pp. 59–68

  Hon.  Yes, I have heard of all this; but indeed good Faithful was hardest put to it with Shame, he was an unwearied one.  573
  Great-heart.  Ay, for as the Pilgrim well said, he of all men had the wrong name.  574
  Hon.  But pray Sir, where was it that Christian and Faithful met Talkative? That same was also a notable one.  575
First Part, p. 78

  Great-heart.  He was a confident Fool, yet many follow his ways.  576
  Hon.  He had like to a beguiled Faithful.  577
  Great-heart.  Ay, but Christian put him into a way quickly to find him out. Thus they went on till they came at the place where Evangelist met with Christian and Faithful, and prophesied to them of what should befall them at Vanity Fair.  578
First Part, p. 80

  Great-heart.  Then said their Guide, Hereabouts did Christian and Faithful meet with Evangelist, who prophesied to them of what Troubles they should meet with at Vanity Fair.  579
  Hon.  Say you so? I dare say it was a hard Chapter that then he did read unto them.  580
  Great-heart.  ’Twas so; but he gave them encouragement withal. But what do we talk of them? they were a couple of lion-like men, they had set their faces like flint. Don’t you remember how undaunted they were when they stood before the Judge?  581
First Part, p. 100

  Hon.  Well, Faithful bravely suffered.  582
  Great-heart.  So he did, and as brave things came on’t, for Hopeful and some others, as the Story relates it, were converted by his Death.  583
  Hon.  Well, but pray go on, for you are well acquainted with things.  584
  Great-heart.  Above all that Christian met with after he had passed through Vanity Fair, one By-ends was the arch one.  585
First Part, p. 102

  Hon.  By-ends, What was he?  586
  Great-heart.  A very arch Fellow, a downright Hypocrite. One that would be religious which way ever the World went, but so cunning that he would be sure neither to lose nor suffer for it. He had his mode of Religion for every fresh occasion, and his Wife was as good at it as he. He would turn and change from opinion to opinion, yea, and plead for so doing too. But so far as I could learn, he came to an ill end with his by-ends, nor did I ever hear that any of his Children were ever of any esteem with any that truly feared God.  587
  Now by this time they were come within sight of the Town of Vanity where Vanity Fair is kept. So when they saw that they were so near the Town, they consulted with one another how they should pass through the Town, and some said one thing and some another. At last Mr Great-heart said, I have, as you may understand, often been a Conductor of Pilgrims through this Town, now I am acquainted with one Mr Mnason, a Cyprusian by Nation, an old Disciple, at whose house we may lodge. If you think good, said he, we will turn in there.  588
They are come within sight of Vanity

They enter into one Mr Mnason’s to lodge

  Content, said old Honest, Content, said Christiana, Content said Mr Feeble-mind, and so they said all. Now you must think it was eventide by that they got to the outside of the Town, but Mr Great-heart knew the way to the old man’s house. So thither they came; and he called at the door, and the old man within knew his tongue so soon as ever he heard it; so he opened, and they all came in. Then said Mnason their Host, How far have ye come to-day? so they said, From the house of Gaius our Friend. I promise you, said he, you have gone a good stitch, you may well be a weary, sit down. So they sat down.  589
  Great-heart.  Then said their Guide, Come, what cheer Sirs? I dare say you are welcome to my Friend.  590
They are glad of entertainment

  Mnason.  I also, said Mr Mnason, do bid you welcome, and whatever you want, do but say, and we will do what we can to get it for you.  591
  Hon.  Our great want a while since was Harbour and good Company, and now I hope we have both.  592
  Mnason.  For Harbour, you see what it is, but for good Company, that will appear in the trial.  593
  Great-heart.  Well, said Mr Great-heart, will you have the Pilgrims up into their Lodging?  594
  Mnason.  I will, said Mr Mnason. So he had them to their respective places; and also shewed them a very fair Dining-room, where they might be and sup together, until time was come to go to Rest.  595
  Now when they were set in their places, and were a little cheery after their Journey, Mr Honest asked his Landlord if there were any store of good people in the Town?  596
  Mnason.  We have a few, for indeed they are but a few when compared with them on the other side.  597
  Hon.  But how shall we do to see some of them? for the sight of good men to them that are going on Pilgrimage, is like to the appearing of the Moon and the Stars to them that are sailing upon the Seas.  598
They desire to see some of the good people of the town

  Then Mr Mnason stamped with his foot, and his daughter Grace came up; so he said unto her, Grace, go you tell my Friends, Mr Contrite, Mr Holy-man, Mr Love-saint, Mr Dare-not-lye, and Mr Penitent, that I have a Friend or two at my house that have a mind this evening to see them.  599
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