E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A pilgrim that journeyed to the Celestial city on crutches. He joined the party under the charge of Mr. Greatheart, but when he was sent for he threw away his crutches, and, lo! a chariot bore him into Paradise. (Bunyan: Pilgrims Progress, part ii.)