with Old Honest - character and history of Mr Fearing - Mr Self-will and
some professors - Gaius' house - conversation - the supper - Old Honest and
Great-Heart's riddles and discourse - Giant Slay-good killed - Mr
Feeble-mind's history - Mr Ready-to-halt - Vanity Fair - Mr Mnason's house
- cheering entertainment and converse - a Monster
THE SLAYING OF
said GAIUS, "now
you are here, and since, as I know, Mr. GREAT-HEART is good at his weapons,
if you please, after we have refreshed ourselves, we will walk into the
fields, to see if we can do any good. About a mile from hence there is one
SLAY-GOOD, a giant that doth much annoy the King's highway in these parts.
And I know whereabout his haunt is: he is master of a number of thieves; 'twould
be well if we could clear these parts of him."
they consented and went: Mr. GREAT-HEART with his sword, helmet, and shield;
and the rest with spears and staves.
they came to the place where he was, they found him with one FEEBLE-MIND in
his hands, whom his servants had brought unto him, having taken him in the
way. Now the giant was filling of him, with a purpose, after that, to pick
his bones; for he was of the nature of a flesh eater.
so soon as he saw Mr. GREAT-HEART and his friends at the mouth of his cave
with their weapons, he demanded what they wanted.
"We want thee; for we are come to revenge the quarrel of the many that
thou hast slain of the pilgrims, when thou hast dragged them out of the
King's highway; wherefore, come out of thy cave!" So he armed himself
and came out; and to a battle they went, and fought for above an hour, and
then stood still to take wind.
Then said the giant, "Why are you here on my ground?"
"To revenge the blood of pilgrims; as I also told thee before." So
they went to it again; and the giant made Mr. GREAT-HEART give back: but he
came up again; and in the greatness of his mind, he let fly with such
stoutness at the giant's head and sides, that he made him let his weapon
fall out of his hand. So he smote him and slew him, and cut off his head,
and brought it away to the inn.
also took FEEBLE-MIND the pilgrim, and brought him with him to his lodgings.
When they were come home, they showed his head to the family; and then set
it up as they had done others before, for a terror to those that should
attempt to do as he hereafter.
they asked Mr.
FEEBLE-MIND how he fell into his hands.
Then said the poor man, "I am a sickly man, as you see; and because
death did usually, once a day, knock at my door, I thought I should never be
well at home. So I betook myself to a pilgrim's life; and have travelled
hither from the town of Uncertain, where I and my father were born. I am a
man of no strength at all, of body, nor yet of mind; but would, if I could,
though I can but crawl, spend my life in the pilgrims' way. When I came at
the gate that is at the head of the way, the Lord of that place did
entertain me freely. Neither objected he against my weakly looks, nor
against my feeble mind; but gave me such things that were necessary for my
journey, and bade me hope to the end. When I came to the house of the
INTERPRETER, I received much kindness there; and because the hill Difficulty
was judged too hard for me, I was carried up that by one of his servants.
Indeed, I have found much relief from pilgrims; though none was willing to
go so softly as I am forced to do. Yet still, as they came on, they bade me
be of good cheer; and said, that it was the will of their Lord that comfort
should be given to the feeble-minded, and so went on their own pace.
we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the
feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men." 1
I was come up to Assault Lane, then this giant met with me, and bade me
prepare for an encounter; but alas, feeble one that I was, I had more need
of a cordial. So he came up and took me. I conceived he should not kill me;
also when he had got me into his den, since I went not with him willingly, I
believed I should come out alive again. For I have heard, that not any
pilgrim that is taken captive by violent hands, if he keeps heart whole
towards his Master, is, by the laws of Providence, to die by the hand of the
enemy. Robbed, I looked to be, and robbed to be sure I am; but I am, as you
see, escaped with life, for the which I thank my King as author, and you as
the means. Other brunts I also look for: but this I have resolved on--to
wit, to run when I can; to go when I cannot run; and to creep when I cannot
go. As to the main, I thank him that loves me, I am fixed: my way is before
me; my mind is beyond the river that has no bridge; though I am, as you see,
but of a feeble mind."
Then said old Mr. HONEST, "Have you not, some time ago, been acquainted
with one Mr. FEARING, a pilgrim?"
Acquainted with him! yes. He came from the town of Stupidity, which lies
four degrees to the northward of the city of Destruction, and as many off of
where I was born. Yet we were well acquainted: for indeed he was mine uncle,
my father's brother; he and I have been much of a temper; he was a little
shorter than I, but yet we were much of a complexion.
I perceive you know him, and I am apt to believe also that you were related
one to another: for you have his whitely look; a cast like his with your
eye; and your speech is much alike.
Most have said so that have known us both; and besides, what I have read in
him, I have for the most part found in myself.
"Come, sir," said good GAIUS, "be of good cheer! --you are
welcome to me and to my house; and what thou hast a mind to, call for
freely; and what thou wouldst have my servants do for thee, they will do it
with a ready mind."
Then said Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, "This is unexpected favour, and as the sun
shining out of a very dark cloud. Did giant SLAY-GOOD intend me this favour
when he stopped me, and resolved to let me go no farther? Did he intend that
after he had rifled my pockets, I should go to GAIUS mine host? Yet so it
just as Mr. FEEBLE-MIND and GAIUS were thus in talk, there comes one
running, and called at the door; and told, that about a mile and a half off
there was one Mr. NOT-RIGHT, a pilgrim, struck dead upon the place where he
was with a thunderbolt.
"Alas," said Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, "is he slain! he overtook me
some days before I came so far as hither, and would be my company keeper. He
also was with me when SLAY-GOOD the giant took me; but he was nimble of his
heels, and escaped. But it seems he escaped to die; and I was taken to live.
"What, one would think, doth seek to slay outright,
Oft times delivers from the saddest plight;
That very Providence, whose face is death,
Doth oft times to the lowly life bequeath.
I taken was, he did escape and flee;
Hands crossed give death to him, and life to me."
A Feast and a Farewell
about this time
MATTHEW and MERCY were married; also GAIUS gave his daughter PHOEBE to
JAMES, MATTHEW'S brother, to wife: after which time, they yet stayed above
ten days at GAIUS's house, spending their time and the seasons like as
pilgrims used to do.
they were to depart, GAIUS made them a feast; and they did eat and drink,
and were merry. Now the hour was come that they must be gone; wherefore Mr.
GREAT-HEART called for a reckoning. But GAIUS told him that at his house it
was not the custom for pilgrims to pay for their entertainment. He boarded
them by the year; but looked for his pay from the good Samaritan, who had
promised him, at his return, whatsoever charge he was at with them
faithfully to repay him.
a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw
him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up
his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and
brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he
departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said
unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come
again, I will repay thee." Luke 10:33-35
said Mr. GREAT-HEART to him:
Beloved, "thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren
and to strangers; which have borne witness of thy charity before the Church:
whom if thou (yet) bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou
shalt do well".
thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to
strangers; Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom
if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do
well:" 3 John 1:5, 6
GAIUS took his leave of them all: and of his children; and particularly of
Mr. FEEBLE-MIND. He also gave him something to drink by the way.
Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, when they were going out of the door, made as if he
intended to linger. The which, when Mr. GREAT-HEART espied, he said,
"Come, Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, pray do you go along with us; I will be your
conductor, and you shall fare as the rest."
Alas! I want a suitable companion; you are all lusty and strong, but I, as
you see, am weak. I choose therefore, rather to come behind; lest, by reason
of my many infirmities, I should be both a burden to myself and to you. I
am, as I said, a man of a weak and feeble mind; and shall be offended and
made weak at that which others can bear. I shall like no laughing. I shall
like no gay attire; I shall like no unprofitable questions. Nay, I am so
weak a man, as to be offended with that which others have a liberty to do. I
do not yet know all the truth; I am a very ignorant Christian man;
sometimes, if I hear some rejoice in the Lord, it troubles me because I
cannot do so too. It is with me, as it is with a weak man among the strong;
or as with a sick man among the healthy; or as a lamp despised. (" He
that is ready to slip with his feet, is as a lamp despised in the thought of
him that is at ease."
that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in
the thought of him that is at ease." Job 12:5
that I know not what to do.
"But, brother," said Mr. GREAT-HEART, "I have it in
commission to comfort the feeble-minded and to support the weak. You must
needs go along with us: we will wait for you; we will lend you our help; we
will deny ourselves of some things, opinionative and practical, for your
sake; we will not enter into doubtful disputations before you; we will be
made all things to you rather than you shall be left behind".
that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful
disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is
weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and
let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received
him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he
standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him
stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day,
regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the
Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for
he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and
giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to
For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto
the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this
end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of
the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou
set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat
of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee
shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of
us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one
another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or
an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by
the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him
that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not
charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not
then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and
drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that
in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of
men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and
things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of
God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man
who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to
drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is
offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before
God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he
alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth
not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin." Romans
"Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have
knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think
that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But
if any man love God, the same is known of him. As concerning therefore the
eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know
that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none
other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in
heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there
is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in
him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by
him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with
conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto
an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But meat commendeth us
not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat
not, are we the worse." 1 Corinthians 8:1-8
all this while they were at GAIUS's door; and behold, as they were thus in
the heat of their discourse, Mr. READY-TO- HALT came by with his crutches in
his hand, and he also was going on pilgrimage.
I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before
me." Psalms 38:17
Then said Mr. FEEBLE-MIND to him, "Man, how camest thou hither? I was
but just now complaining that I had not a suitable companion; but thou art
according to my wish. Welcome, welcome, good Mr. READY-TO-HALT; I hope thee
and I may be some help."
Ready-to-halt. "I shall be glad of thy company," said the
other; "and good Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, rather than we will part, since we
are thus happily met, I will lend thee one of my crutches."
Feeble-mind. "Nay," said he, "though I thank thee for
thy good-will, I am not inclined to halt before I am lame. Howbeit, I think,
when occasion is, it may help me against a dog."
If either myself or my crutches can do thee a pleasure, we are both at thy
command, good Mr. FEEBLE-MIND.
Stories of Christian's Pilgrimage
therefore, they went on:
Mr. GREAT-HEART and Mr. HONEST went before; CHRISTIANA and her children went
next; and Mr. FEEBLE-MIND and Mr. READY-TO-HALT came behind with his
crutches. Then said Mr. HONEST:
Pray, sir, now we are upon the road, tell us some profitable things of some
that have gone on pilgrimage before us.
With a good will. I suppose you have heard how CHRISTIAN of old did meet
with APOLLYON in the Valley of Humiliation; and also what hard work he had
to go through the Valley of the Shadow of Death? Also, I think you cannot
but have heard how FAITHFUL was put to it with Madame WANTON; with ADAM the
first; with one DISCONTENT; and SHAME --four as deceitful villains as a man
can meet with upon the road.
Honest. Yes, I have heard of all this; but, indeed, good FAITHFUL was
hardest put to it with SHAME; he was an unwearied one.
Aye, for as the pilgrim well said, "He of all men had the wrong
But pray, sir, where was it that CHRISTIAN and FAITHFUL met TALKATIVE? That
same was also a notable one.
He was a confident fool; yet many follow his ways.
He had like to have beguiled FAITHFUL.
Aye, but CHRISTIAN put him into a way quickly to find him out.
they went on, till they came at the place where EVANGELIST met with
CHRISTIAN and FAITHFUL, and prophesied to them of what should befall them at
Then said their guide, "Hereabouts did CHRISTIAN and FAITHFUL meet with
EVANGELIST, who prophesied to them of what troubles they should meet with at
Say you so? I dare say it was a hard chapter that then he did read unto
'Twas so; but he gave them encouragement withal. But what do we talk of
them? they were a couple of lion-like men; they had set their faces like
flint. Don't you remember how undaunted they were when they stood before the
Well, FAITHFUL bravely suffered.
So he did; and as brave things came on't; for HOPEFUL and some others, as
the story relates it, were converted by his death.
Well, but pray go on; for you are well acquainted with things.
Above all that CHRISTIAN met with after he had passed through Vanity Fair,
one BY-ENDS was the arch one.
BY-ENDS! what was he?
A very arch fellow, a downright hypocrite; one that would be religious
whichever way the world went; but so cunning, that he would be sure neither
to lose nor suffer for it. He had his mode of religion for every fresh
occasion; and his wife was as good at it as he. He would turn and change
from opinion to opinion; yea, and plead for so doing too. But so far as I
could learn, he came to an ill end with his by-ends; nor did I ever hear
that any of his children were ever of any esteem with any that truly feared
A Stay in Vanity Fair
by this time they
were come within sight of the town of Vanity, where Vanity Fair is kept. So
when they saw that they were so near the town, they consulted with one
another how they should pass through the town; and some said one thing, and
some another. At last Mr. GREAT-HEART said, "I have, as you may
understand, often been a conductor of pilgrims through this town; now I am
acquainted with one Mr. MNASON, a Cyprusian by nation, an old disciple, at
whose house we may lodge. If you think good," said he, "we will
turn in there."
said old HONEST; "Content," said CHRISTIANA; 'Content," said
Mr. FEEBLE-MIND; and so they said all. Now you must think it was eventide by
that they got to the outside of the town; but Mr. GREAT-HEART knew the way
to the old man's house. So thither they came, and he called at the door; and
the old man within knew his tongue so soon as ever he heard it; so he
opened, and they all came in. Then said MNASON their host, "How far
have ye come today?" So they said, 'From the house of GAIUS our
friend." "I promise you," said he, "you have gone a good
stitch; you may well be a-weary; sit down." So they sat down.
Then said their guide, "Come, what cheer, sirs? I daresay you are
welcome to my friend."
"I also," said Mr. MNASON, "do bid you welcome; and whatever
you want, do but say, and we will do what we can to get it for you."
Our great want, awhile since, was harbour and good company; and now I hope
we have both.
For harbour, you see what it is; but for good company; that will appear in
Great-heart. "Well," said Mr. GREAT-HEART, "will you
have the pilgrims up into their lodging?"
Mnason. "I will," said Mr. MNASON.
he had them to their respective places; and also showed them a very fair
dining room, where they might be and sup together, until time was come to go
when they were set in their places, and were a little cheery after their
journey, Mr. HONEST asked his landlord if there were any store of good
people in the town.
We have a few; for indeed they are but a few when compared with them on the
But how shall we do to see some of them? for the sight of good men to them
that are going on pilgrimage is like to the appearing of the moon and the
stars to them that are sailing upon the seas.
Then Mr. MNASON stamped with his foot; and his daughter GRACE came up. So he
said unto her, "GRACE, go you, tell my friends, Mr. CONTRITE, Mr.
HOLY-MAN, Mr. LOVE-SAINT, Mr. DARE-NOT-LIE, and Mr. PENITENT, that I have a
friend or two at my house that have a mind this evening to see them."
GRACE went to call them; and they came: and, after salutation made, they sat
down together at the table.
said Mr. MNASON, their landlord, "My neighbours, I have, as you see, a
company of strangers come to my house; they are pilgrims, they come from
afar, and are going to Mount Zion. But who," quoth he, "do you
think this is ?" (pointing with his finger to CHRISTIANA.) "It is
CHRISTIANA, the wife of CHRISTIAN, that famous pilgrim who, with FAITHFUL
his brother, were so shamefully handled in our town." At that they
stood amazed, saying, "We little thought to see CHRISTIANA, when GRACE
came to call us; wherefore this is a very comfortable surprise." Then
they asked her of her welfare; and if these young men were her husband's
sons. And when she had told them they were, they said, "The King whom
you love and serve make you as your father; and bring you where he is, in
Mr. HONEST (when they were all sat down) asked Mr. CONTRITE and the rest, in
what posture their town was at present.
You may be sure we are full of hurry in fair time. 'Tis hard keeping our
hearts and spirits in any good order when we are in a cumbered condition. He
that lives in such a place as this, and that has to do with such as we have,
has need of an item to caution him to take heed, every moment of the day.
But how are your neighbours for quietness?
They are much more moderate now than formerly. You know how CHRISTIAN and
FAITHFUL were used at our town; but of late, I say, they have been far more
moderate. I think the blood of FAITHFUL lies with load upon them till now;
for since they burned him, they have been ashamed to burn any more. In those
days we were afraid to walk the streets; but now we can show our heads. Then
the name of a professor was odious; now, especially in some parts of our
town (for you know our town is large), religion is counted honourable.
said Mr. CONTRITE to them, "Pray, how fares it with you in your
pilgrimage? how stands the country affected towards you?"
It happens to us as it happens to wayfaring men: sometimes our way is clean,
sometimes foul; sometimes uphill, sometimes downhill; we are seldom at a
certainty. The wind is not always on our backs; nor is everyone a friend
that we meet with in the way. We have met with some notable rubs already;
and what are yet to come we know not: but, for the most part, we find it
true that has been talked of old--" A good man must suffer
Contrite. You talk of rubs: what rubs have you met withal?
Nay, ask Mr. GREAT-HEART, our guide; for he can give the best account of
We have been beset three or four times already: first, CHRISTIANA and her
children were beset with two ruffians, that they feared would have taken
away their lives; we were beset with Giant BLOODY-MAN, Giant MAUL, and Giant
SLAY-GOOD; indeed, we did rather beset the last than were beset of him. And
thus it was: after we had been some time at the house of GAIUS, mine host,
and of the whole Church, we were minded upon a time to take our weapons with
us, and so go see if we could light upon any of those that were enemies to
pilgrims; for we heard that there was a notable one thereabouts. Now GAIUS
knew his haunt better than I, because he dwelt thereabout: so we looked and
looked, till at last we discerned the mouth of his cave; then we were glad,
and plucked up our spirits. So we approached up to his den; and lo, when we
came there, he had dragged by mere force into his net this poor man, Mr.
FEEBLE-MIND, and was about to bring him to his end. But when he saw us,
supposing, as we thought, he had had another prey, he left the poor man in
his hole, and came out. So we fell to it full sore, and he lustily laid
about him; but in conclusion, he was brought down to the ground, and his
head cut off, and set up by the wayside for a terror to such as should after
practise such ungodliness. That I tell you the truth, here is the man
himself to affirm it, who was as a lamb taken out of the mouth of the lion.
Then said Mr. FEEBLE-MIND, "I found this true to my cost and comfort:
to my cost, when he threatened to pick my bones every moment; and to my
comfort, when I saw Mr. GREAT-HEART and his friends with their weapons
approach so near for my deliverance."
Holy-man. Then said Mr. HOLY-MAN, "There are two things that
they have need to be possessed with that go on pilgrimage --courage and an
unspotted life. If they have not courage, they can never hold on their way;
and if their lives be loose, they will make the very name of a pilgrim
Then said Mr. LOVE-SAINT, "I hope this caution is not needful amongst
you. But truly there are many that go upon the road that rather declare
themselves strangers to pilgrims, than strangers and pilgrims in the
Then said Mr. DARE-NOT-LIE, "'Tis true, they neither have the pilgrim's
weed, nor the pilgrim's courage; they go not uprightly, but all awry with
their feet,--one shoe goes inward, another outward, and their hosen out
behind; there a rag and there a rent, to the disparagement of their
"These things," said Mr. PENITENT, "they ought to be troubled
for; nor are the pilgrims like to have that grace put upon them and their
pilgrims' progress as they desire, until the way is cleared of such spots
they sat talking and spending the time, until supper was set upon the table;
unto which they went and refreshed their weary bodies: so they went to rest.
Now they stayed in this fair a great while, at the house of this Mr. MNASON,
who, in process of time, gave his daughter GRACE unto SAMUEL, CHRISTIANA'S,
son, to wife; and his daughter MARTHA to JOSEPH.
time, as I said, that they lay here was long (for it was not now as in
former times). Wherefore the pilgrims grew acquainted with many of the good
people of the town, and did them what service they could. MERCY, as she was
wont, laboured much for the poor; wherefore their bellies and backs blessed
her, and she was there an ornament to her profession. And to say the truth
for GRACE, PHOEBE, and MARTHA, they were all of a very good nature, and did
much good in their place. They were also all of them very fruitful; so that
CHRISTIAN'S name, as was said before, was like to live in the world.
they lay here, there came a monster out of the woods, and slew many of the
people of the town. It would also carry away their children, and teach them
to suck its whelps. Now no man in the town durst so much as face this
monster; but all men fled when they heard of the noise of his coming.
monster was like unto no one beast upon the earth. Its body was like a
dragon; and it had seven heads and ten horns.
there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon,
having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."
made great havoc of children; and yet it was governed by a woman. This
monster propounded conditions to men; and such men as loved their lives more
than their souls accepted of those conditions. So they came under.
this Mr. GREAT-HEART, together with these that came to visit the pilgrims at
Mr. MNASON'S house, entered into a covenant to go and engage this beast, if
perhaps they might deliver the people of this town from the paws and mouths
of this so devouring a serpent.
Then did Mr. GREAT-HEART, Mr. CONTRITE, Mr. HOLYMAN, Mr. DARE-NOT-LIE, and
Mr. PENITENT, with their weapons, go forth to meet him. Now the monster at
first was very rampant, and looked upon these enemies with great disdain;
but they so belaboured him, being sturdy men at arms, that they made him
make a retreat; so they came home to Mr. MNASON'S house again.
monster, you must know, had his certain seasons to come out in, and to make
his attempts upon the children of the people of the town; also these seasons
did these valiant worthies watch him in, and did still continually assault
him: insomuch that, in process of time, he became not only wounded, but
lame; also he had not made that havoc of the townsmen's children as formerly
he has done. And it is verily believed by some, that this beast will die of
therefore, made Mr. GREAT-HEART and his fellows of great fame in this town;
so that many of the people that wanted their taste of things, yet had a
reverent esteem and respect for them. Upon this account, therefore, it was
that these pilgrims got not much hurt here. True, there were some of the
baser sort, that could see no more than a mole, nor understand more than a
beast; these had no reverence for these men, nor took they notice of their
valour or adventures.
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