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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

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JOHN BUNYAN

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?1999 Barry E. Horner All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without the expressed permission from the publisher in writing, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or critical reviews. For information address the publishers: Reformation Press 160 37th Street, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

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THE

Pilgrim's Progrefs

F R O M

T H I S W O R L D,

T O

That which is to come:

Delivered under the Similitude of a

DREAM Wherein is Difcovered, The manner of his fetting out, His Dangerous Journey, And fafe Arrival at the Defired Countrey.

I have ufed Similitudes, Hof. 12:10.

By John Bunyan.

Licenfed and Entred according to Order.

L O N D O N, Printed for Nath. Ponder at the Peacock

in the Poultrey near Cornhil, 1678.

Original Title Page, First Edition

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JOHN BUNYAN

The Sleeping Portrait

Engraved by Robert White, it was most likely intended for the first edition of 1678, though withdrawn due to the name `Destruction' being incorrectly titled `Vanity'. The above corrected picture was included in the third edition of 1679.

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Principles of the

ACCURATE REVISED TEXT

1. The basis of this revision is the definitive text of The Pilgrim's Progress edited by J. B. Wharey and Roger Sharrock, and published by Oxford Press (Clarendon) in 1960.

2. Of foremost consideration has been a style of simple conversational English that, while not being racy, yet maintains faithfulness to the style, meaning, doctrine, and purposes of John Bunyan. This editor welcomes suggestions and constructive criticism in this regard.

3. A select variety of archaisms has been retained, with modern equivalent terms in brackets, since these expressions have gained a particular timeless quality and quaintness about them that are intrinsic to The Pilgrim's Progress. Certain other antiquated modes of sentence construction have been modified to produce a more contemporary style of expression.

4. Chapter headings, as well as occasional subdivisions, have been added to assist in the understanding of The Pilgrim's Progress.

5. The marginal Scripture references and most notations included by John Bunyan have been retained as footnotes and also revised. In certain instances, where an item appears to be redundant, the notation has been excluded. Of course the text includes countless other allusions to Bible passages, and a number of these are referenced in italics as footnotes. Some additional clarifying comments on the text have been added as well.

Barry E. Horner

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