Part II. Scene 2. Demas Entices Them to the Silver Mine Death, (painting)
Kyle & May
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"Then Christian and hopeful outwent them again, and went till they come at a delicate plain called ease; where they went with much content; but that place was but narrow, so they were quickly got over it. now, at further side of that plain was a little hill, called lucre, and in that hill a silver mine, which some of them that had formerly gone that way, because of the rarity of it, had turned aside to see; but going too near the brim of the pit, the ground being deceitful under them, broke, and they were slain; some had also been maimed there, and could not to their dying day be their own men again. " Then I saw in my dream that a little off the road over against the silver mine, stood demas (gentlemanlike) to call passengers to come and see; who said to Christian and his fellow, ho. Turn aside hither, and I will show you a thing. " Then said hopeful, let us go see. " Not I, said Christian: I have heard of this place before now, and how many times have been there slain; and, besides, that treasure is a snare to those that seek it, for it hindereth them in their pilgrimage. " Then Christian called to demas, saying, is not the place dangerous. hath it not hindered many in their pilgrimage. " Demus. - Not very dangerous, except to those that are careless. But withal he blushed as he spoke." [P. 17-18.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bunyan Tableaux. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 82 State Street, 1867.