Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Best Bit of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress?

Those familiar with this work will remember, and enjoy remembering, the following. Mr Valiant-for-Truth has just been called to cross the river and be with his Lord:

Then he said this, 'I am going to my fathers, and though with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword, I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill, to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought his battles who now will be my rewarder.' When the day that he must go hence was come many accompanied him to the River side, into which, when he went, he said, 'Death, where is thy sting?' And as he went down deeper, he said 'Grave, where is thy victory?' So he passed over, and the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.

If anyone can think of a better start to a blog, please do let me know!


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