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REV. GEORGE BURDER,
ORNAMENTED WITH SEVEN NEW DESIGNS, ELEGANTLY ENGRAVED.
PRINTED BY C. WHITTINGHAM,
Dean Street, Fetter Lane ;
SOLD ALSO BY JAMES, BRISTOL.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.
the PILGRIM'S PROGRESS is not mine, Insinuating as if I would shine In name 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 print 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 tickled ; 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 then My books, by wits, by tongues, or hand or pen Add five words to it, or write half a line; Therefore, the whole, and every whit is mine.