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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
The Pilgrim
By John Bunyan (1628–1688)
 
WHO 1 would true valour see
  Let him come hither!
One here will constant be,
  Come wind, come weather:
There’s no discouragement        5
Shall make him once relent
His first avow’d intent
  To be a Pilgrim.
 
Whoso beset him round
  With dismal stories,        10
Do but themselves confound;
  His strength the more is.
No lion can him fright;
He’ll with a giant fight;
But he will have a right        15
  To be a Pilgrim.
 
Hobgoblin, nor foul fiend,
  Can daunt his spirit;
He knows he at the end
  Shall Life inherit:—        20
Then, fancies, fly away;
He’ll not fear what men say;
He’ll labour, night and day,
  To be a Pilgrim.
 
Note 1. From The Pilgrim’s Progress. [back]
 
 
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