Part I. Scene 16. The Sisters Accompany Him to the Valley of Humiliation, (painting)
Dallas & Kyle
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"Then he began to go forward; but discretion, piety, charity, and prudence, would accompany him down to the foot of the hill. So they went on together, reiterating their former discourses, till they came to go down the hill. Then said Christian, as it was difficult coming up, so, so far as I can see, it is dangerous going down. Yes, said prudence, so it is; for it is a hard matter for a man to go down into the valley of humiliation, as thou art now, and to catch no slip by the way; therefore, said they, we are come out to accompany thee down the hill. So he began to go down, but very warily, yet he caught a slip or two. " Then I saw in my dream that these good companions, when Christian was got down to the bottom of the hill, gave him a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, and a cluster of raisins, and then he went on his way. " Whilst Christian is among his godly friends,/ their golden mouths make him sufficient mends/ for all his grief: still when they let him go,/ he's clad with northern steel from top to toe." [P. 12.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bunyan Tableaux. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 82 State Street, 1867.