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THE

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.

WITH

A LIFE OF JOHN BUNYAN

BY ROBERT SOUTHEY, ESQ. LL.D.

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JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET,

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JOHN MAJOR, FLEET-STREET.

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Oh thou, whom, borne on fancy's eager wing
Back to the season of life's happy spring,
I pleased remember, and while memory yet
Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget ;
Ingenious dreamer, in whose well told tale
Sweet fiction and sweet truth alike prevail;
Whose humorous vein, strong sense, and simple style,
May teach the gayest, make the gravest smile ;
Witty, and well employ'd, and, like thy Lord,
Speaking in parables his slighted word;
I name thee not, lest so despised a name
Should move a sneer at thy deserved fame;
Yet e'en in transitory life's late day,
That mingles all my brown with sober gray,
Revere the man, whose PILGRIM marks the road,
And guides the PROGRESS of the soul to God.

CowPER.

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WILLIAM NICOL, CLEVELAND-ROW, ST. JAMES's.

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