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FROM THIS WORLD
THAT WHICH IS TO COME;
The Similitude of a Dream :
WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED
THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY, AND SAFE
ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTRY:
LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT BEDFORD,
IN THREE PARTS.
WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY W. MASON, Esq. AND OTHERS.
I HAVE USED SIMILITUDES. Hosea xii. 10.
A New Edition.
"And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Way of
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. AND T. BARTLETT.
WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand,
And thus it was: I, writing of the And race of saints in this our gospel-day,
Fell suddenly into an allegory,
About their journey and the way to glory,
Like sparks that from the coals of fire do fly.
Thereby to please my neighbour; no, not I;
Neither did I but vacant seasons spend
From worser thoughts which make me do amiss.
And quickly had my thoughts in black and white.
Still as I pull'd, it came; and so I penn'd
For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
Well, when I had thus put my ends together, I shew'd them others, that I might see whether They would condemn them, or them justify : And some said, Let them live; some, Let them die: Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so: Some said, It might do good; others said, No.
Now I was in a strait, and did not see
For, thought I, some I see would have it done,
I farther thought, if now I did deny