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(28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688 / Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.)

Quotations

  • ''My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. Mr. Valiant-for-Truth, in The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 2 (1684). Making his farewell.
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  • ''One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. the Interpreter, in The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 2 (1684).
  • ''The name of the slough was Despond.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 1 (1678). Referring to the "miry slough" in which Christian and Pliable waded.
  • ''Who would true Valour see,
    Let him come hither;''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''He that is down needs fear no fall,''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 1). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''He'll fear not what men say,
    He'll labour night and day
    To be a Pilgrim.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 22-24). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
    Some said, It might do good; others said, No.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 1, "Author's Apology," (1678).
  • ''Fullness to such a burden is
    That go on pilgrimage;
    Here little, and hereafter bliss,
    Is best from age to age.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 9-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''There's no Discouragement,
    Shall make him once relent,
    His first avow'd intent,
    To be a Pilgrim.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 5-8). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Hobgoblin nor foul Fiend
    Can daunt his spirit;
    He knows he at the end
    Shall Life inherit.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 17-20). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.

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Of the Cuckoo

Thou booby, say'st thou nothing but cuckoo?
The robin and the wren can thee outdo.
They to us play thoróugh their little throats,
Not one, but sundry pretty tuneful notes.

But thou hast fellows, some like thee can do
Little but suck our eggs, and sing cuckoo.

Thy notes do not first welcome in our spring,

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