What happened to Faithful and Christian in the Town of Vanity

More of Pastor Bunyan’s encouraging work!

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited ~ Christiana on the narrow way


Scanned by David P. Landow, The Victorian Web - "Christian and Faithful beaten at Vanity Fair" by David and William Bell Scott. 1857, Wood engraving, 3 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches. Illustration for Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, facing p. 118.“Christian and Faithful beaten at Vanity Fair” by David and William Bell Scott. Illustration for Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, 1857. Scanned by David P. Landow, The Victorian Web.


Psalm 119:54

Your statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.


VANITY FAIR

Source:

The Covenant of Grace website

(Edited to express Bunyan’s thoughts and his 17th century terms in modern American English. MT)

Then I saw in my dream, that when Faithful and Christian got out of the wilderness, they soon saw a town nearby, and the name of this town is “Vanity”; and in the town a fair is held, called “Vanity Fair”, all year long. It bears this name because the town where it is held is lighter than vanity; and also because all that is sold there – all its commerce – is vanity. As the saying of the wise goes, “All that comes is…

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