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THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY,
ILLUSTRATED BY SIX ENGRAVINGS, FROM DESIGNS BY CLENNELL.
OLIVER & BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT;
THE AUTHOR'S APOLOGY
W HEN at the first I took my pen in hand,
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'ı 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