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J. H. JACKSON, ISLINGTON GREEN;

HATCHARDS, PICCADILLY ; SLATTER, OXFORD;
BINNS AND GOODWIN, BATH; BLACKWELL, READING.

1847.

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PREFACE.

Though some of the leading Places and Per

sons in the present volume are identical with

those in Bunyan's immortal work, the Author

does not presume to follow the progress of that great and original Writer, save at a very humble distance; and therefore trusts that this little book may not provoke “odious comparisons.”

TO

MY DEAR HUSBAND,

A FELLOW PILGRIM OF MANY YEARS,

THIS LITTLE WORK

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

BY

L. E. P.

THE

PILGRIM-TRAVELLERS,

&c. &c.

On a still and balmy evening succeeding a hot day in August, I sat in my garden-bower, amidst the charming scenery of South Wales; my eyes resting on the varied tints cast by the setting sun on the side of the neighbouring mountain, while the ivied tower of the village church reposed in shade at its foot; and my thoughts dwelling on the book in my hand, which I had just finished: its concluding words ran thus : -“ Should it be my lot to go that way again, I may give those that desire it an account of what I am here silent about.” It

may

be almost needless to inform my readers that the book was “ The Pilgrim's Progress,"— that general favourite in childhood, maturity, and even old age. Would

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