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SHADDAI UPON DIABOLUS,
FOR THE REGAINING OF
THE METROPOLIS OF THE WORLD;
OR, THE LOSING AND TAKING AGAIN OF THE TOWN OF
BY JOHN BUNYAN,
" I bave used Similitudes."—H05. XII, 10.
VIS strange to me, that they that love to tell
Their equals in historiology,
Of stories I well know there's divers sorts,
Some will again of that which never was, Nor will be, feign, (and that without a cause) Such matter, raise such mountains, tell such things Of men, of laws, of countries, and of kings: And in their story seem to be so sage, And with such gravity clothe ev'ry page, That though their frontis-piece says all is vain, Yet to their way disciples they obtain.
But, readers, I have somewhat else to do,
The town of Mansoul is well known to many,