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Library, September 23, 1911,

by Edward 5. Dodper.

THE

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

FROM

THIS WORLD

TO

THAT WHICH IS TO COME;

DELIVERED UNDER

THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM:

WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED,

THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY,

AND HIS ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTRY.

BY JOHN BUNYAN.

ILLUSTRATED BY SIX ENGRAVINGS, FROM DESIGNS BY CLENNELL.

EDINBURGH:

PUBLISHED BY

OLIVER & BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT;
AND SIMPKIN, MARSHALL,, & CO., LONDON.

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THE AUTHOR'S APOLOGY

FOR

HIS BOOK.

WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand,
Thus for to write, I did not understand
That I at all should make a little Book
In such a mode: nay, I had undertook
To make another; which, when almost done,
Before I was aware I thus begun.

And thus it was: I, writing of the way And race of saints in this our gospel-day, Fell suddenly into an allegory About their journey, and the way to glory, In more than twenty things, which I set down; This done, I twenty more had in my crown; And they again began to multiply, Like sparks that from the coals of fire do fly. Nay then, thought I, if that yo'l breed so fast, I'll put you by yourselves, lest you at last Should prove ad infinitum and eat out The book that I already am about.

Well, so I did; but yet I did not think
To show to all the world my pen and ink
In such a mode; I only thought to make
I knew not what: nor did I undertake
Thereby to please my neighbour; no, not l;
I did it mine ownself to gratify.

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