Chronicles of the Pilgrim's Progress; From the Time of His Landing on Plymouth Rock, 1620, to That of His Visit to the Centennial Exposition, 1876 ...

Chronicles of the Pilgrim's Progress; From the Time of His Landing on Plymouth Rock, 1620, to That of His Visit to the Centennial Exposition, 1876 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... which they carried. 4. And when the leviathan had perished under the spear of the Pilgrim, then did they make oil of certain parts of the carcass; even the sperm-oil which they burnt in lamps. 5. And when they saw how the darkness fled away before the light which they made, they said: 6. Now will we do a great thing for the city, even the city of Boston which we have builded. 7. For we will put upon lofty staves, a lamp which burneth oil brightly. 8. And we will set them in the public streets of the city, that they may give light to all the surrounding region when night cometh on. 9. For sometimes the robber is abroad, and when he seeth it is light, then will he not fall upon the one who walketh uprightly, and hath no fear. 10. Perchance it will guide to his abode he who tarryeth late at his wine, and knoweth not whither his footsteps lead, nor when he cometh to his home. 11. Thus may he be saved many curses, perchance vials of wrath, when he knocketh upon a strange door, and rouseth the owner thereof. 12. And when the chief men had consulted together, they did even so, and behold, there was light in the dark places of Boston. 13. Howbeit, many churches of the Lord had set up new lights some time previous.. 14. But men hungered not after the spiritual, but the practical light. 15. Now this was many days before the abominations known as gas companies. 16. Now it came to pass, that after many years, the whaling business became exceeding risky, and men wearied of going to sea, and began to look around for something else. 17. And certain chemists who dwelt in the country called England, began to make gas out of the products qf the earth. 18. And after a season, certain Pilgrims being also skillful in chemistry, did likewise. 19. Then goeth...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821173
  • 9781236821171