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Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)

Being Lectures Delivered In St. George's Free Church, Edinburgh

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Author: Alexander Whyte
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,876 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Categories: PN, BS
Downloads: 1,226
mnybks.net#: 7452
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Criticism, Religion
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yourself a glass of wine or a cigar or an opera ticket for the church or the poor? Could you honestly say that you know what tithes are? And is there a poor man or woman or child in this whole city who will by any chance put your name into their prayers and praises at bedtime to- night? I am afraid there are not many young gentlemen in this house tonight who could cast a stone at that brisk lad Ignorance, Vain-Hope, door in the side of the hill, and all. He was not far from the kingdom of heaven; indeed, he got up to the very gate of it. How many of you will get half as far?

Now (what think you?), was it not a very bold thing in John Bunyan, whose own descent was of such a low and inconsiderable generation, his father's house being of that rank that is meanest and most despised of all the families in the land--was it not almost too bold in such a clown to take such a gentleman-scholar as Saul of Tarsus, the future Apostle of the Lord, and put him into the Pilgrim's Progress, and there go on to describ

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