Part III. Scene 2. Christiana and Family at the Spring, (painting)
Kyle & Dallas
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"The interpreter then called for a man servant of his, one greatheart, and bid him take a sword and helmet, and shield. and take these my daughters, said he; conduct them to the house called beautiful, at which place they will rest next. so he took his weapons, and went before them; and the interpreter said, god speed. " Thus they went on, till they came to the foot of the hill difficulty, where again the good Mr. Greatheart took an occasion to tell them what happened there when Christian himself went by. So he had them first to the spring. Lo, said he, this is the spring that Christian drank of before he went up this hill: and then it was clear and good, but now it is dirty with the feet of some, that are not desirous that pilgrims here should quench their thirst. Thereat mercy said, why so envious trow. But said their guide, it will do, if taken up and put into a vessel that is sweet and good: for then the dirt will sink to the bottom, and the water come out by itself more clear. Thus, therefore, Christiana and her companions were compelled to do. they took it up, and put it into an earthen pot, and so let it stand till the dirt was gone to the bottom, and then they drank thereof." [P. 26.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bunyan Tableaux. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 82 State Street, 1867.