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Bunyan Characters Third Series

By Alexander Whyte

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   The Holy War: 1. The Book - Lectures Delivered in St. George's Free Church Edinburgh By Alexander Whyte, D.D. '--the book of the wars of the Lord.'--Moses. John Bunyan's H
   The Holy War: 2. The City Of Mansoul And Its Cinque Ports - '--a besieged city.'--Isaiah. Our greatest historians have been wont to leave their books behind them and to make long journeys in order to see wit
   The Holy War: 3. Ear-Gate - 'Take heed what ye hear.'--Our Lord in Mark. 'Take heed how you hear.'--Our Lord in Luke. This famous town of Mansoul had five gates, in at whic
   The Holy War: 4. Eye-Gate - 'Mine eye affecteth mine heart.'--Jeremiah. 'Think, in the first place,' says the eloquent author of the Five Gateways of Knowledge, 'how beautiful
   The Holy War: 5. The King's Palace - 'The palace is not for man, but for the Lord God.'--David. 'Now, there is in this gallant country a fair and delicate town, a corporation, called M
   The Holy War: 6. My Lord Willbewill - --'to will is present with me.'--Paul There is a large and a learned literature on the subject of the will. There is a philosophical and a theologi
   The Holy War: 7. Self-Love - 'This know, that men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, unthankful, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accu
   The Holy War: 8. Old Mr. Prejudice, The Keeper Of Ear-Gate, With His Sixty Deaf Men Under Him - 'Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?'--Naaman. 'Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?'--N
   The Holy War: 9. Captain Anything - 'I am made all things to all men . . . I please all men in all things.'--Paul Captain Anything came originally from the ancient town of Fair-speech
   The Holy War: 10. Clip-Promise - ' . . . the promise made of none effect.'--Paul Toward the end of the thirteenth century Edward the First, the English Justinian, brought a select
   The Holy War: 11. Stiff Mr. Loth-To-Stoop - 'Thy neck is an iron sinew.'--Jehovah to the house of Jacob. 'King Zedekiah humbled not himself, but stiffened his neck.'--The Chronicles. 'He h
   The Holy War: 12. That Varlet Ill-Pause, The Devil's Orator - 'I made haste and delayed not.'--David. John Bunyan shall himself introduce, describe, and characterise this varlet, this devil's ally and accompli
   The Holy War: 13. Mr. Penny-Wise-And-Pound-Foolish, And Mr. Get-I'-The-Hundred-And-Lose-I'-The-Shire - 'For, what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?'--Our Lord. This whole world is the penny, and our own s
   The Holy War: 14. The Devil's Last Card - 'Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light'--Paul. Wodrow has an anecdote in his delightful Analecta which shall introduce us into our su
   The Holy War: 15. Mr. Prywell - 'Search me, O God, and know my heart.'--David. 'Let a man examine himself.'--Paul. 'Look to yourselves.'--John. 'Know thyself.'--Apollo. T
   The Holy War: 16. Young Captain Self-Denial - 'If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.'--Our Lord. 'Now the siege was long, and many a fie
   The Holy War: 17. Five Pickt Men - 'I took wise men and known and made them captains.'--Moses. John Bunyan never lost his early love for a soldier's life any more than he ever forgot
   The Holy War: 18. Mr. Desires-Awake - 'One thing have I desired.'--David. Mr. Desires-awake dwelt in a very mean cottage in Mansoul. There were two very mean cottages in Mansoul, and th
   The Holy War: 19. Mr. Wet-Eyes - 'Oh that my head were waters!'--Jeremiah. 'Tears gain everything.'--Teresa. Now Mr. Desires-awake, when he saw that he must go on this errand, b
   The Holy War: 20. Mr. Humble The Juryman, And Miss Humble-Mind The Servant-Maid - 'Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.'--Our Lord. 'Be clothed with humility.'--Peter. 'God's chiefest saints are the least in their ow
   The Holy War: 21. Master Think-Well, The Late And Only Son Of Old Mr. Meditation - 'As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.'--A Proverb. It was a truly delightful sight to see old Mr. Meditation and his only son, our little Think-w
   The Holy War: 22. Mr. God's-Peace, A Goodly Person, And A Sweet-Natured Gentleman - 'Let the peace of God rule in your hearts,--the peace of God that passeth all understanding.'--Paul. John Bunyan is always at his very best in alle
   The Holy War: 23. The Established Church Of Mansoul, And Mr. Conscience One Of Her Parish Ministers - 'The Highest Himself shall establish her.'--David. The princes of this world establish churches sometimes out of piety and sometimes out of policy.
   The Holy War: 24. A Fast-Day In Mansoul - 'Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God.'--Joel. In our
   The Holy War: 25. A Feast-Day In Mansoul - 'He brought me into his banqueting house.'--The Song. Emmanuel's feast-day in the Holy War excels in beauty and in eloquence everything I know in a
   The Holy War: 26. Emmanuel's Livery - 'And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.'--John. The P
   The Holy War: 27. Mansoul's Magna Charta - 'A better covenant.'--Paul. Magna Charta is a name very dear to the hearts of the English people. For, ever since that memorable day on which that
   The Holy War: 28. Emmanuel's Last Charge To Mansoul: Concerning The Remainders Of Sin In The Regenerate - 'Hold fast till I come.'--Our Lord. There are many fine things in Emmanuel's last charge to Mansoul, but by far the best thing is the answer that H

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