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TOGETHER WITH THE LIFE OF MR. BADMAN-PHARISEE AND
MR. JOHN BUNYAN,
LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT BEDFORD,
With Practical and Explanatory Notes.
PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. BROWN, 2, STANDISHGATE.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.
OME say the Pilgrim's Progress is not mine,
In name and fame by the worth of another,
Or that so fond I am of being sire,
I'll father bastards; or, if need require,
It came from mine own heart, so to my head,
Manner and matter too were all mine own,
Till I had done it.
By books, by wits,
Add five words to it,
Nor did any then,
by tongues, or hand, or pen,
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,
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,