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TRUE RELATION

OT

THE HOLY WAR,

MADE BY

KING SHADDAI UPON DIABOLUS,

FOR THE

REGAINING OF THE METROPOLIS OF THE WORLD;

OR

The Losing and Taking again

THE TOWN OF MANSOUL:

TOGETHER WITH THE LIFE OR MR, BADMAN-PHARIS EE AND

PUBLICAN-BARREN FIG-TREE, &c. &c.

BY

MR. JOHN BUNYAN,

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LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT BEDFORD,
AUTHOR OF THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, AND OTHER VALUABLE

WORKS, &c. &c.

with Practical and Explanatory Notes.

WIGAN,

PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. BROWN, 2, STANDISHGATE.

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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.

VOME say the Pilgrim's Progress is not mine,

Iosinuating as if I would shine
In game and fame by the worth of another,
Like some made rich by robbing of their brother :
Or that so fond I am of being sire,
I'll father bastards ; or, if need require,
I'll tell a lie, in priot to get applause :
I scorn it ; John such dirt-heap never was
Since God converted him. , Let this suffice
To shew why I my Pilgrim patronize.

It came from mine own heart, so to my head,
And thence into my fingers trickled ;
Then to my pen, from whence immediately
On paper I did dribble it daintily.

Manner and matter too were all mine own,
Nor was it unto any mortal known,
Till I had done it. Nor did any thed,
By books, by wits, by tongues, or hand, or pen,
Add fire words to it, or write half a lioe;
Therefore, the whole, and every whit is mine.

Also for this, thine eye is now upon,
The matter in this manner came from none
But the same heart, and head, fingers, and pen,
As did the others. Witness all good men :
For none in all the world, without a lie,
Can say that this is mine, excepting I.
I write not this of

any

ostentation,
Nor 'cause I seek of men their commendation ;
I do it to keep them from such surmise,
As tempt them will my name to scandalize :
Witness my name, if anagram'd to the e,
The letters make, Nu huny in a B.

JOUN BUNYAN.

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