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ted itself in coherent exclamations. are when found like a diamond á. Some old soldiers, accidentally mong a million of pebbles.'" Sach passing through the town that were the vain and wretched senmorning, on their way from camp timents of this deluded and pitiato visit their friends, led by curi- ble monster of a man ! osity, turned in to view the sad William Beadle, it appears, was remains. On the sight of the a native of the County of Essex in woman and her tender offspring, the island of Great Britain. In notwithstanding all their firmness, early life he became acquainted the tender sympathetic' tears with a deistical ciub in the city stealing gently down their furrow- of London, from wbich he probably ed cheeks, betrayed the anguish of imbibed these perpicious ideas, their hearts. On being shown the which issued in the awful catashody of the sacrificer, they paused trophe as before related. He a moment, then muttering forth was avowedly both a deist and a an oath or two of execration, with fatalist and has left many writings their eyes fixed on the ground in in vindication of his erroneous osilent sorrow, they slowly went pinions, which at present, are in their way. So awful and terrible the possession of the Rev. John a disaster wrought wonderfully on Chester of the city of Hudson.-the minds of the neighborhood, Mrs. Beadle a native of Plymouth nature herself seemed ruffled and in Massachusetts, was from a rerefused the kindly aid of balmy spectable family, “a comely persleep for a time. To adopt the son, of good address, well bred, Language of Dr. Marsh from his unusually serene, sincere, unaffectsermon at the funeral, “ pride, im- ed, and sensible." She came to patience and cowardice first led her melancholy end in the thirty him to think of destroying himself third year of her age.
The oldand family and operated powerful est of her children, a son, was in ly in bringing him to determine his twelfth year, and the young.
He had a high opinion est, in her sevenih.” of his intellectual abilities and was uneasy with the meanness of his personal appearance and slenderness of his fortune. He writes-- From the Utica Repository.
my person is small and mean to THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS IN THE NINElook on and my circumstances TEENTH CENTURY~BY BUNYANUS. were always rather narrow, which
CHAPTER III. were great disadvantages in this While Thoughtful thus went on world ; but I have great reason with a moderate pace, I observed to think that my soul is above the anomer person coming after him, common mould. There are but with a quicker step.; and as he ew men capable of deism. They drew near,
I perceived that
to be my
Thoughtful knew him, and addres- Ard. He told me that the dog; ged him by name :
trines which Evangelist preached Th. How is this, neighbor Ar- were gloomy and discouraging; dent? I understood that you had and that it was no wonder that gone on pilgrimage long since. the inhabitants of our city dislik
Ardent. Oh, my friend, I can ed them. He said, that Evangelnever be sufficiently thankful that ist gave such directions as were I am here. I have been greatly adapted to prevent people from deceived, and well nigh lost for- setting out on pilgrimage, and
likely to drive them to despair.Th. How did that happen ?— And indeed, this was just as I had Did you not take directions from myseli thought of them, and so I Evangelist, and receive a book listened to him the more readily. from him which contained a map So he told me that there was of the way?
way into the way, which was both Ard. Yes. But I did not pay easy and safe ; and that he could much regard to the directions of furnish me with a guide, called Evangelist, nor 10 the book which Repentance who would accompahe gave me ; for, to my shame be ny me as far as I had need of him. it spoken, I did not relish either. Then he called one
Ph. From whom then did you guide, whose name l afterwards take directions ?
learned was Falsc-repentance. So Ard. From Mr. Blind-guide.- I thanked him for his kindness and He goes about you know, through set out. My guide then conductour city and its suburbs, imitating ed me through a by-path, up the Evangelist, and urging people to bill of Selfish-sorrow, in the neighgo on pilgrimage. Soon after l borhood of Mount Sinai, and led had heard Evangelist preach, and me to a village which he called began to feel the danger of re. Peace-in-believing, near the town maining in our city, I had an op- of Morality, into which I entered portunity of hearing Mr. Blind- by a gate which was called the guide, and was much better pleas- gate of Experience. But I have ed with his preaching. So, after since learned that the true name I had resolved to go on pilgrim of the village is False-peace, and age, being dissatisfied with the of the gate Delusion. Here my directions of Evangelist, which conductor left me, telling me that appeared to me exceedingly dis. I was now in the way into the couraging, I took an opportunity way, and advisiug me to remain of speaking to Mr. Blind-guide, here for a season at the house of from whom I hoped for something Mr. Self-confidence, with whom he more agreeable.
assured me I should spend my Th. And what did he say to time very agreeably. So I reyou ?
mained at the house of Mr. Self.
confidence for some time, in com- night in great agony of mind, and pany with many others, who, like as soon as it was light I opened me, had set out on pilgrimage, the book which Evangelist had but who seemed to be well satis. given me, but which I had long fied for the present with having neglected, hoping to find somegune so far. At length I thought thing to alleviate my distress : but I would return privately, for a the first sentence that met my short space, to our city to attend eyes was the following: “Because to some affairs which I had left I have called, and ye refused ; I abruptly in my haste to depart.- have stretched out my hand, and So I returned to my house, whence no man regarded; but ye bave I had gone out, and found it emp- set at nought all my council, and ty, swept and garnished. Then would none of my reproof; I also I sent and invited seven of my old will laugh at your calamity, I will companions, more wicked than mock when your fear cometh.". myself, who came and welcomed This greatly increased my dismy return, with great cordiality, tress ; for it seemed to seal my and spent the evening with me in condemnation. I then wandered drinking and making merry, and out into the streets, scarcely knowin scoffing at pilgrims, and ridicul. ing whither I went, till whom ing the warnings of Evangelist.— should I meet, but Evangelist himAfter they were gone, and I had sell. At the sight of him my conretired to my chamber, and was fusion was increased, and I was endeavoring to compose myself to disposed to avoid him. But the rest, one rudely burst in upon thought occurred to me that probme, and cried with a voice of ably he could tell whether it thunder, 6 Where art thou, Ar- were now too late to set out on dent?” I knew by his voice that pilgrimage ; and that the certainit was Conscience, though I had ty of death would not be worse not seen him before since I had to me than my present fearful af. resolved to set out on pilgrimage. prehensions. So I stood still, till And as his voice had always ap- he came up to me; and having peared terrible to me, so now it told him where I had been, and was far more terrible. He then what I had done, he told me that set before me the folly and wick, I did indeed deserve to be cast off; edness of my past life, in such a but he advised me to go to the manner as I had never seen it be- gaie, to throw myself down at the fore. He reminded me of my feet of him that kept it, acknowlformer resolution to go on pilgrim- edge my guili, and.submit myself age; and threatened me with the to his disposal. Accordingly I did vengeance of the King, if I tar- so; and to my surprise and joy, ried another day in the city. So Goodwill said to me, Him that I spent the remainder of the cometh to ine I will in no wise
cast out." And so I am here, a correct copies of the King's monument of mercy. Oh, how statute book. Those you have, vile I am ! how astonishing it is were furnished, í presume, by that I am not now in the pit !
him that is called Evangelist. He So saying he sung as follows: is a good man, and means well,
but is not very enlightened. I My crimes are great, but don't sure you will give them to me, I will pass
give you more correct copies ioThe power and glory of thy grace ; stead of them, made by very Great God, thy nature hath no bound,
worthy, learned, and excellent So let thy pardoning love be found. Ob wash my soul from every sin,
Ph. We did indeed receive our And make my guilty conscience clean, copies from Evangelist, and we Here on my heart the burden lies,
bave not discovered any thing in And past offences pain my eyes.
them but what is worthy of the My lips with shame my sins confess Against thy law, against thy grace ;
King ; and we are not inclined to Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, part with them. I am condemned, but thou art clear.” Pl. But you surely would wish
to have correct copies.
You So they went on, conversing doubtless wish to know what the together and sometimes reading King has indeed commanded, that in their books, till they came to a you may in all things walk accorplace where stood a little shed ding to his will, and meet his apby the road side, under which sat probation. If you
have an incora man in the same dress which rect copy, and do according to Evangelist wore, but of a young. what you find written therein, you er look, and less gravity of coun- will do wrong while you think you tenance, and before him lay a are doing right. number of books resembling those Th. That is true. It is indeed which Evangelist had given to important that we have correct the pilgrims. On seeing the pil- copies. But we are not yet congrims, the man whose name was vinced that our copies are incorPlausible, rose up and came to rect. If you can make it appear meet them, with a smiling coul- that your copies are tenance; and bowing to them, rect than ours, we may be willing
to exchange. Pl. Your servant, gentlemen! Pl. The copies we now make I perceive by your garb that you use of, are only translations from are pilgrims. I am truly glad to the languages in wbich the King's see you. I am stationed here by scribes writes.
And if the copthe Lord of the way, for the ac- ies from which your translation commodation of pilgrims. My was made had been correct, the business is to firnish them with translation is very defective.
Those who made it did not well to 6 search the scriptures,” meanunderstand those languages, and ing those which had been written they have translated many pas- before that time; and that certain sages wrong in order to favor their people were afterwards highly own sectarian notions. And be. commended, because they searchsides, the copies they translated ed ihe same scriptures daily, to from, were not correct. Learned see whether wbat they heard was and excellent men of modern times true. I am not yet prepared to have made a thorough examina- renounce the authority or despise tion, and have found a great num- the use of those scriptures wbich ber of errors in the common cop- were thus spoken of by the Prioce ies. I can furnish you with an Immanuel himself and bis intimate Improved Version, made from a friends. corrected copy, on which you Pl. But if you do not choose to may depend.
part with your old books, at least Ard. Brother, had we not bet. be persuaded to take each of you ter make the exchange ? I should one of my copies. You will find be sorry to depend upon an old them very useful, I assure you.and incorrect copy, when we may They were made by men of great have an improved one.
learning and abilities. Th. Let me look at one of your Ard. Had we not better take books.
them, brother? if they do not So Plausible gave him one; and prove useful to us, they can do on turning it over a little, he per- us no harm. ceived that the part called the Th. I see so many parts left out old testament was not in it at all, and so many alterations made, that and in the part called the new I suspect there is some design to testament, many alterations were
deceive us. I have understood made. Then he said,
that the King's corporation circuTh. This book does not contain late none but such copies as we all that ours
does. Why is so have. And there are as learned much of it omitted ?
and good men belonging to those Pl. The new testament contains corporations as any in the world. the faith of Pilgrims. The old They would know, if there were may be of some use but it is not any important defects in those necessary for piigrims now. If copies, and would not circulate they have the new, they have all such as were materially incorrect. the instructions of the Prince I am disposed to have nothing to Immanuel, and the writings of the do with any of these pretended scribes who were immediately improved versions. taught by him.
Pl. But if you are displeased Th. But I remember that the with the omission of which you Prince Immanuel commanded men speak, I have other cnpies in