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For the Regaining of the
Metropolis of the WORLD;
OR, THE LOSING
And. Taking again of the Town
By JOHN BUNYAN, Author of the
Pllgrim's Progress, 1st and 2d Part.
Note, The 3d Part suggested to be his, is an impoflor.
į bave used. Similitudes; Hos. xii. 1o.
L 0 N 2 + N:
Printed for W. JOHNston, in Lidgate-freet, 1759.
18 frange to me, that they that love to tell
Things done of old, yea, und that do excell *** Their Equals in Hiftoriology,
Speak not of Mansoul's Wars, but let them lie.
Dead like old Fables, or such worthless Things,
That to the Reader no Advantage brings :
When Men, let them make what they will their OWN,
Till they know this, are to themselves unknown.
Of Stories I well know there's dipers Sorts,
Some Foreign some Domestick Dand Reports
Are thereof made as Fancy leads the Writers;
( By Books & Man may guefa af; the Inditers.)
Some will again of that which never was,
Nor will be, feign, and nbat without a Cause)
Such Matter, raise fuch Mountains, tell such Things
Of Men, of Laws, of countries, and of Kings;
And in their
Story seem to be fo Sage,
And with jue? Gravity cloth every Page,
That though their Frontispiece fays all is vain,
Yet to their Way Disciples they obtain.
But, Readers, I have fomezu hat else to do,
Than with vain Stories thus tó trouble
Whát here I say some Meni do know so well,
They can with Tears of Jay the Story tell. Christian
The Town of Manloul is well known to many,
Ner' are ber Troubles doubted of by any
That are acquainted with those Histories, The
That Mansoul and her Wars Anatomize. Scriptures.
Then lend thine Ear to what I do relate
Touching the Town of Mansoul, and her State,
How jhez was left, took Captive, made a Slave;
And how against him set, that should her fave.
lea, how by bollile Ways fhe did oppose
Her Lord, and with his Enemy did close,
For they are true, he that will them deny,
Muff needs the best of Records vilifie,
any part I (myfelf was in the Town,
Both when 'twas set up, and when pulling down,
I saw Diabolus in its Pofesion,
And Mansoul also under bis Oppression.
Yea, I was there when she own’d him for Lord,
And to him did submit with one Accord.
When Mansoul trampled on Things Divine,
And walowed in Filth as doth a Swine :
When the betook herself unto her Arms,
Fought ber Emanuel, despis’d his Charms, Her
Then I was there, and grieved for to see Counsels,
Diabolus, and Mansoul so agree.
Let no Man then count me a Fable Maker,
Nor make my Name or Credit a Partaker
Of their Dérision, what is here in view,
Of mine own Knowledge I dare lay is true.
I saw the Prince's armed Men come down
By Troops, by Thousands, to besiege the Town
I law the Captains, heard the Trumpets found,
And hozo his Forces cover'd all the Ground:
Yea, how they set themselves in Battle-ray,
Ihall remember to my aying Day:
I saw the Colours waving in the Wind,
And they within to Mischief how combin'd
To ruin Mansoul, and to make away
Her Primnum Mobile without Delay,
I saw the Mounts cost up againfi the Town,
And how the Slings were plaied to beat it down.
I beard the Stones fly wbizzing by my Ears,
(What longer kept in Mind than got in Fears?)
I heard them full, and saw what Work they made,
And how Old Mors, did cover with his Shade, Death,
The Face of Marsoul, and I heard her cry,
Woe worth the Day in dying I shall die.
I faru the Battering-Rams, and how they play’d
To beat up Ear-gate, and I was afraid,
Not only Ear-gate, but the very
Would by thoje Battering-Rams be beaten dozun.
I saw the Fights, and heard the Captains jhoitt,
And in each Battle, saw who fac'd about :
I saw who wounded were, and who were slain,
And who when dead, would come to Life again.
I heard the Cries of those that wounded were,
While others fought like Men bereft of Fear,)
And while the Cry, Kill, Kill, was in mine Ears,
The Gxtters ran, not fo with Blood as Tears.
Indeed the Captains did not always fight.
But when they would moleft us Day and Night;
They cry, up, fall on, let us take the Town,
Kept us from sleeping, or from lying down.
I was there when the Gates were broken ope,
And faw bow Mansoul then was fript of Hope.
I saw the Captains march into the Town,
How there they fought, and did their Foes cut down.
I heard the Prince bid Boanerges go
Up to the Castle, and there seize bis Foe,
And saw him and his Fellows bring him down
In Chains of great Contempt quite through the Town.
I saw Emanuel when he poteft
His Town of Mansoul, and how greatly blef
A Town, his gallant Town of Mansoul was,
When she receiv'd his Pardon, lov’d his Laws.
When the Diabolians were caught,
When try'd, and when to Execution brought,
Then I was there ; yea, I was standing by
When Mansoul did the Rebels crucifie.
I also saw Mansoul clad all in white,
And heard her Prince call her his Heart's Delight.