Image from page 251 of "The pilgrim's progress" (1890)
Title: The pilgrim's progress
Subjects: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Publisher: Philadelphia, H. Altemus
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ar as if no dirt had beenciist thereat. Then said the pilgrims. What means this?The Shepherds answered, This man is named Prejudice. Godly-man, and this garment is to sliow the iniio-cency of his life. Now, those that throw dirt athim, are such as hate his well-doing; but, as yousee the dirt will not stick upon his clothes, so itshall be Avith him that liveth truly innocently intlie world. Whoever they lie that would makesuch men dirty, they labor in vain; for God, bythat a little time is spent, will cause that their in-nocence shall break forth as the light, and theirrighteousness as the noon-day. Tlien they took them, and had them to MountCharity, where they showed tliem a man that hada bunille of cloth lying before him, out of whichhe cut coats and garments for the poor that stoodaViout him; yet his liundle or roll of cloth Wiusnever the less. Then said they. What should this be? Tliisis, said the Shepherds, to show you that he thathas a heart to give of his labor to the poor siuUl
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Ill-will. THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS. 247 never want wherewithal. He that watereth shall be watered himself. And the cake that thewidow gave to the prophet did not cause that she had ever the less in her barrel. They had them also to a place where they saw one Fool, and one Wantrwit, washing of anEthiopian, with intention to make him white; but the more they washed him the blacker he was.They then asked the Shepherds what that should mean. So they told them, saying. Thus shallit be with the vile person. All means used to get such a one a good name shall, in conclusion,tend but to make him more abominable. Thus it was with the Pharisees, and so shall it be withall hypocrites. Then said Mercy, the wife of Matthew, to Cliristiana, her mother. Mother, I would, if itmight be, see the hole in the hill, or that commonly called the by-way to hell. So her motherbrake her mind to the Shepherds. Then they went to the door. It was in the side of a hill, andthey opened it, and bid Mercy hearken awhile.
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